Nostalgia out of nowhere!

I’m going to have to get creative with the titles of these nostalgia posts aren’t I? Let’s make this a brief one. The Your Sinclair RnRY posted a piece on Commando earlier today.

Seeing the screenshots immediately made me think of dark (and/or sticky) toffee! I can only assume that I must have devoured a bowl of very dark and/or very sticky toffee whilst playing it once back in the mists of time.

Then I remembered that Batman makes me think of cheese and cucumber sandwiches. Bizarre. I definitely know the story behind that one but it doesn’t make for very compelling reading. I just find it awesome that the odd screenshot here and there can trigger a memory of something as vague as a bowl of sweets or a sandwich.

Heroquest – The nostalgia rush

I will never not be nostalgic watching this advert.

Whenever it would come on, I’d rush to the telly and not blink for the next 30 seconds, trying to catch every detail. My imagination was already well and truly hooked on fantasy but had so far been restricted to books and cartoons, the idea of playing a fantasy game blew my tiny little mind. Little did I know, that Heroquest (a collaboration between Games Workshop and Milton Bradley) was intended to be the gaming equivalent of a gateway drug and it worked.

Christmas 1991. My brother and I got a copy of the game, and whilst my brother was mostly indifferent to it as time went on, it suckered me in and started what would be my biggest hobby to date.