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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 9 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: Speccy Nation (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book. I thought it was perceptive and funny and it gave a real sense of how much less corporate game production was in the UK in the 80s. What a set of games Dan Whitehead covers and he writes beautifully. I'd never even heard of Mad Nurse but it is unthinkable that such a game would be made today. I didn't even own a Spectrum - my pal Bruno did. But it an inextricable part of why I love computer games. If push comes to shove, Manic Miner is still my favourite ever video game, and not just for the nostalgia. It's a beautifully constructed piece of interactive art (and I don't generally subscribe to the 'let's try and prove that games are art' school of thought). 20 unique and gorgeous screens that act as puzzles, adventures, journeys and revelations. And all coded and designed by one person. Now that's indie gaming. If you have any interest at all in UK video games, this is an essential read. Please do write more Dan.
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