Retro Arcadia Weekly Spotlight

Retro Arcadia

Time for those regular quick-fire reviews and impressions of what’s been under the spotlight at Retro Arcadia this week, old and new and a bit of both…

I used to get a VIC-20 mail order catalogue in the post; don’t think the games in it ever changed much, but I’d always look forward to it arriving and I’d always look longingly at its blurry screenshot of Shadowfax! These were some serious graphics, hyped up to photo-realism by the accompanying description of this 1982 Lord of the Rings horsey shoot ‘em up! It has you playing as Gandalf riding on Shadowfax, shooting magic at oncoming Nazgul, although if there’d been as many ring wraiths on the prowl in the book as there was here then Frodo wouldn’t have got very far! Anyway, as much as I always wanted it, I never played it until this week. And it turns out I…

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