Hello, and welcome to my long-planned blog! I'm RetroKingSimon (or RKS to my friends). I've been meaning to get around to this for over a year now, and I've been meaning to make a replacement for the website I used to have with my good friend, Luke, for even longer. This blog is the start, and will eventually lead to my full website, and I hope to keep the two running side-by-side.
Some of my many interests include retro videogames, movies, and anime, but I have been complacent in the pursuit of these interests for quite some time now, especially since I've been married. This blog is my attempt to make amends, and will offer the opportunity/excuse to sample some of the best, and no doubt worst, these subjects have to offer, including some that I've been meaning to try for many years, and will also allow me to re-evaluate some old favourites that should perhaps be better consigned to fondly-recalled memories.
In addition, I have a curious fondness for making random, and often nonsensical 'Top Five' lists, often with the help of Luke. These will also form part of my tomfoolery here, and are just for fun. Any of you that read these musings, I encourage you to make comments or let me know what you think, good or bad, but trolls and other hateful rapscallions can direct your bilge elsewhere. :)
Anyway, to mark my first post here, I thought it might be prudent to list my favourite games. There are 30 here, though I like many more of course, and with the exception of the first one, they are in no particular order. I will post five a day for the next 6 days...
Star Control 2 - 3DO (1994)
here (the game has had a name change though, it's now called Ur-Quan Masters).
Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Gamecube (2002)
Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap - Master System (1989)
Gauntlet 4 - Mega Drive (1993)
OutRun - Arcade (1985)
That's it for now, I'll post more tomorrow!