Episode 36: The Age of Aquarius

It’s the age of Aquarius! Episode 36 flies into town with the team chatting to Sean Harrington about the Mattel Aquarius, that curious little Z80-based computer from the house of Barbie. We talk creating new mods for the computer, a bit about its history, as well as take a look into Sean’s background with the system, a bit of Star Wars & more!

This episode’s news:

Some of the games mentioned:

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Choplifter (on many, many platforms)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Aquarius)
  • Utopia (Aquarius)
  • Astrosmash (Aquarius, but also Tony’s “Let’s make a retro game” series on YouTube)

The two Aquarius Emulators referred to are “Virtual Aquarius” and “AqEmu”, both of which can be found here – https://www.zophar.net/aquarius.html

You can say hi to Sean on Twitter @1stage or visit the Aquarius Community on Facebook!

Tony’s webpage for his programming & games is www.electricadventures.net, along with his YouTube channel of the same name

Press Play on Tape is bringing the retrogaming to AICon 2018!

Attention Hobart! This weekend you can finally see us face to face, as we’re coming to AICON at the Wrest Point Convention Centre!

If you’re heading along this weekend, come visit us in the Wellington room and relive the best of retrogaming with classic computers and consoles. We’ve got the Atari 2600 through the Commodore 64, Nintendo Gamecube, Atari Jaguar and much more!

And what’s a convention without a comp?

On Saturday April 7 we’ll be running an all day high score comp on the C64 featuring Reset Magazine’s 2017 Game of the Year: Galencia! Set the high score and win bragging rights, as well as a free copy of the game!

If you haven’t got tickets already head over to the AICon website¬†for more details or get them at the door.