More work on the Thundarr the Barbarian pages. I did get a few more episode synopses and screenshots up. Still quite a bit more to go, but I’m getting there. I also released another Quick Take, this time about the 1978 musical comedy Fairy Tales.

Weekly Finds

I pull a lot of the items about gaming and movie news here from a number of sources: The Atari Age forums, Retro Indie NewsTime ExtensionIGNRetro Hour, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What shows up here will change weekly depending on what I happen to find in the wild. I try to include the original sources in the links.

Space Mutants for the NES released on!

Space Mutants is a homebrew NES platformer created with NESmaker by Tim Moore.

From the page:

Your name is Arlo, Arlo P. Barnaby. You and a crew of sixty other Miners are sent out to the outer reaches of the solar system and stationed on an obscure desolate moon for the next six months to mine for valuable moon rock deposits. While mining, you and your crew unearths an ancient evil and it awakens to wreaks havoc upon the living! Scared and alone you barricade yourself inside of your living quarters and hide from the evil for days. When you realize it is either you make an escape attempt or wait to die, that is when you venture out into the abyss of evil to save yourself! page


Dungeon and Souls – dungeon crawler for the ZX Spectrum

I’m a huge fan of dungeon crawlers, and this looks damn amazing. The game makes use of procedurally generated dungeon levels complete with slaying monsters, finding chests, and talking with NPCs.

Indie Retro News article

Game site



Atari acquires the rights to 100+ retro game IP including Bubsy and Hardball

Atari purchased the intellectual properties from Microprose, Infogrames, and Accolade.

Eurogamer article


Daily Drop Roundup

You can get daily drops in your socials wherever you live. First Facebook link is the the Nostalgia Drop page, and the second is to the group. The group is more fun.

H.O.T.S. (1979)

April 16th, 2023

H.O.T.S. from 1979 features Playboy Playmates as college women determined to take down the sorority that snubbed them. To do this, they will steal boyfriends, throw pies from hot air balloons, kidnap bear mascots, bathe with seals, and have a strip football game.


April 17th, 2023

Poe is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer that mixes rock, jazz, electronica, and folk elements into her music. Her first album Hello was released in 1995 and included her most popular tracks: “Angry Johnny,” “Trigger Happy Jack,” and “Hello.”

Polly Pocket

April 18th, 2023

Polly Pocket was created by Chris Wiggs in 1983 for his daughter. They were designed to with plastic compact cases that would open like a compact, with the dollhouse and playset featuring a variety of areas to place the dolls. Animated films were released with the brand as well.

Arcade Explorers: Revenge of the Raster Gang (1985)

April 19th, 2023

The Arcade Explorers series combined adventurous stories with computer programming, including games readers could input into their home computers to play. In Revenge, the reader travels into Venturia to save the world from Hex Raster and his evil gang.

Miner 2049er (1982)

April 20th, 2023

Miner 2049ser is a 1982 platform game by Bill Hogue. It was originally developed for the Atari 8-bit family but ported to other systems. It had ten different screens, which was massive for a platform game at the time. Bounty Bob must scour every inch of the mine to progress.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983-1987)

April 21st, 2023

Scarecrow and Mrs. King was an American TV series that ran from 1983-1987. Divorced housewife Amanda King teams up with an agency operative on accident and ends up having numerous adventures throughout its run.

Got Milk?

April 22nd, 2023

“Got Milk” was an American advertising campaign for the dairy industry in 1993. Michael Bay directed the original television commercial.

Weekly Tears

Carol Locatell (1940-2023)

Carol Locatell was an American actress known for her excellent performance as Ethel in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. She was also known for her work in Coffy, Paternity, Sharky’s Machine, The Family Stone, Growing Pains, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS.

She passed away on March 11th, 2023.

Cliff Fish (1949-2023)

Cliff Fish was the bass player for the British band Paper Lace, known for their number one hit “The Night Chicago Died.”

He passed away on March 14th, 2023.

Joel Hochberg (1935-2023)

Joel Hochberg started his career in coin-operated entertainment. He helped set up Rare Coin-It Inc in the US and the company Rare.

He passed away on March 18th, 2023.