Galaga controller custom carry case.

Haha, absolutely love this one. I found it whilst image searching for inspiration to help pimp my Mame cabinets graphical frontend.

Galaga Controller custom carry case. Gotta love that hand painted space art.

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All it needs now is a Raspberry Pi and you’ve got yourself a neat little lunchbox. More photos can be found at the creators blog page –

http://www.jetpackjason.com/blog/2010/11/03/galaga-mame-controller

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More (VIC-20) Phantom Attacks.

Despite a frosty nip in the air I spend this morning giving the garage and garden an early spring cleaning and took a boot load of unused items to the recycle centre. After the big Christmas relax, it’s nice to get out there and get busy.

I was thinking about yesterday’s post and finally putting name to that old Vic-20 game – Phantom Attack and I thought, whilst I’m out here sorting through boxes, I’ll have a look at a few more VIC-20 Mastertronic game covers.

Woo, four pence off Scramble – bargain!

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And bugger me, here’s a surprise, there’s a copy of Phantom Attack here too! To think, I’ve had it in my collection all along.

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A-ha, I can finally read the instructions and find out what you’ve actually got to do in the game.

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Oh right, just shoot stuff then…..through 100 different levels of ‘graphical amazement’.

So that’s a double win for the weekend then and looking through more boxes I’ve got a huge stack of games for various systems that I don’t think I’ve actually played before. More on these to follow.

Retro Gamer Magazine #123

Taking a gamble as to whether it was the latest issue or not, my wonderful wife picked correctly and the latest edition of Retro Gamer Magazine was waiting for me when I got home from work…. and man, what a cover!

Kudo’s to the top cheese who deciding to use it and here’s a huge thumbs up of awesomeness to the art department for adding the faux/cracked cassette case – it practically looks the same as mine….after the accident.

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Scanning through the contents page, it looks like it’s going to be a cracking read again. I’m particularly looking forward to the Cinemaware Special, the making of Tempest 2000 & ComicZone, the Salamander main article of course and a look at some of the best 8-bit budget games. Oh and the piece with Gary Kitchen I’ll be saving until last!

…..but…..

Where’s our flippin Christmas cover RG? 🙂 That’s two in a row now, one more and I’ll…well, I’ll probably continue to buy it but come on guys, give me a Santa hat at least!

Thankfully, I have a handful of classic Zzap64 magazines brought off my mate Sophie at Retro Revival on Saturday. One is a Christmas special, so for the time being, festive retro gaming zen is restored….I mean it RG, next years cover had better be festive!

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