Reality Glitch Nostalgia Trip: Leisure Suit Larry

September 23, 2016

Trying out the age protection questions at the start of Leisure Suit Larry on the Amiga for laughs (or not). No game play this time, just a nostalgia trip.

Loading up this game for the first time when I was 10 was an event. I was completely baffled by the bright colours, cheesy music and the weird fella in the white suit chasing a blow up doll. Not that I had any idea what a blow up doll actually was. All I knew was that this was a puzzle adventure game, and I loved them.

The questions at the beginning to get into the game (to prove you were old enough to play) proved just as challenging as the game itself and the puzzles contained within. I have great memories of sitting for ages trying to get these right, occasionally asking my mum random questions to see if she knew any answers that could help me out, for example “who is Joan Collins?”, or “what’s a prophylactic?”.

Good times.

Thanks for watching!


Reality Glitch Plays: Pinball Dreams and Lemmings

September 21, 2016

Pinball Dreams


The only Pinball game I’ve ever owned and played on my Amiga. Also the only Pinball game I’ve ever played full stop, on a computer and in reality.

Weirdly I mention two You Tube peeps in this video, and they’re both awesome!

Steve Benway’s Channel here.
Freakin Frankie’s Channel here.



Playing some Lemmings, the sarcasm flows nicely in this one, as does my apparent lack of ability to speak clearly or loudly. Making these videos really is an eye opener.

Anyway, classic Lemmings from back in the day, was played at home (on the Amiga) and in school (on the Acorn), just on official break times of course…

Thanks for watching!


Game Over Portsmouth: Gaming Club

June 16, 2016

Gaming Club Info

Still time to book for #GamingClub with Miss Kendal James to get your #RetroGamer on at the Game Over cafe in Portsmouth. Every 4th Thursday of the month, head on over to the Game Over Cafe website to book your place.

Game Over: History of Gaming Exhibition coming to Portsmouth City Museum

May 26, 2016


Game Over (Portsmouth’s only video game cafe) is opening a new exhibition this weekend on the History of gaming at the Portsmouth City Museum, the exhibition will feature consoles spanning 40 years and have a number of playable consoles to try out.

Head on over to Star and Crescent for the full story.

The exhibition opens this bank holiday weekend, Saturday 28th May 2016, and will be at Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LJ.

Luckily for visitors this is also right around the corner from the Game Over Cafe, go along and check it out!

Pictures and review of the exhibition to follow


Good luck to Game Over!


All the best


Reality Glitch Plays: Chips Challenge

May 11, 2016

Well, a bit of it anyway, its got 144 levels.

In Chips Challenge you take on the role of Chip, our nerdy hero who is trying to impress Melinda and get into the Bit Busters club and um, ‘integrate technologies’ with her (words on the advert, not mine). The game is a vast (I play the first 10 levels here) and of varying difficulty. It has a whole host of weird enemies, traps and pitfalls try to prevent you from reaching your goal at every turn.

Using your wits and cunning you must navigate Chip safely to each level exit by solving puzzles and in most cases collecting a number of chips along the way.  You’ll need to use objects such as handy keys (blue, yellow, green and red) as well as shields to protect you from fire and water, boots to help you navigate ice, and a magnet to help you move about on what I’ve always thought was a demented escalator.

Anyways, have a watch of the video below and let me know your thoughts and memories about Chips Challenge!

I’ve also taken a quick look at Chips Challenge before in my blog post ‘Puzzling, one disk wonders on the Amiga

All the best!


Reality Glitch Plays: James Pond 2 – Robocod

April 15, 2016

Well, here it is, a game play video with commentary. Let the awkward silences and uncertainties about what to bloody say prevail.

I don’t even introduce what game I’m playing.

Need to work out how to reduce the noise from the keyboard to, and maybe increase the volume on my own audio track. Any tips for doing this would be greatly appreciated!

Also, if anyone can tell me what a teddy bear plate is I would also really appreciate it.

Thanks for watching🙂

All the best,


Reality Glitch You Tube Channel

April 11, 2016

Its pretty rough around the edges, and there’s no real consistency yet, but hey, I’m getting there! I’ve made some shiny custom thumbnails for each video (from this point onward) and have decided there’s probably at least 3 types of videos I’ll do, game play, shenanigans and nostalgia.

See below for examples of each:

Game Play – Reality Glitch Plays: Final Fight (still not able to do commentary eh? – Ed)


Shenanigans – Workbench Shenanigans: The ‘Joys’ of Workbench 


Nostalgia – Reality Glitch Nostalgia Trip: LSD Docs Disk – 25 

Thanks for watching🙂



Quick Comic…. Office Plant

March 22, 2016

Hi all, weird conversation at work this morning and an idea from a colleague inspired me to draw and post this quick comic🙂 just a basic idea/storyboard.

PlantThanks for reading, take care!


Reality Glitch Nostalgia Trip: LSD Docs Disk – 25

March 1, 2016

Weird number to start with, but this one takes me right back. I used to load it up just to listen to the music on this disk.

I was always an end user in terms of games, software and hardware, I never really questioned where things such as the LSD docs disks came from or even who created them, but I loved them just as much as I did gaming on the Amiga.

I’m so glad they’re still around to appreciate to this day. They make for a great archive of information, and it gives you little snippets into the lives of the people who created them, putting their own stamp on manuals, guides and reviews.

As seen on the disk:

Code – Orcrist
Logo – Fish
Music – Bernard Sumner
Compiled by Parasite, thanx to Muridae

Some more info:

Amiga Wiki – Docs Disks Preservation

Thanks for watching!


Game play videos on You Tube…. Reality Glitch Plays!

January 21, 2016

Been making some game play videos to put up on You Tube, part to help encourage me to get back into some gaming and part for me to demonstrate some of my favourite Amiga games growing up.

There’s no narration at this point (no confidence to do that), so purely working on the aesthetics for now, getting the resolutions/sound correct, playing games either I know and can finish, or just showing a certain amount of game play for shits and giggles.

Anyway, here’s the first few to be released, any tips and tricks and advice welcome for getting rid of black borders (I’m capturing in Adobe Captivate and editing in Premiere). Or for making more interesting videos (captions, annotations etc), thanks for watching!

There’s a second part to Robin Hood (with a thrilling conclusion!) and PP Hammer, but couldn’t really stand playing any more Enchanted Land.

All the best,