I know what you’re gonna say, “not another one”. Yes we have had our fair share of Retro books in the past, however, it cannot be denied that these books bring back that nostalgia feeling of a child growing up, and there is always more room for feeling young again. Kieren Hawken is releasing a new book titled “8-bit on a budget” which is based on all the budget games you used to buy as a kid from your local newsagents.
Most of us never had the money to buy big box games, so we had to make-do with budget versions like the 199 Mastertronic range, such as Kane, Finders keepers, Chiller and BMX Racers. 8-Bit on a budget takes a look over the very best budget games on all the classic Retro machines, including fantastic computers such as the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Atari 8-bit and BBC Micro.
All these machines have their own dedicated pages discussing the very best games and why they was so popular. The book also contains interviews from many coders of yesteryear including names such as; David Jones, Shaun McClure and Rich Stevenson, to name a few. As well as this, there are also interviews from famous names in the Retro community like Nostalgia Nerd and The British IBM.
The book comes in hard back form with 200 full colour pages, printed endpapers and head and tail bands. Like most Retro Books, this is a crowdfunder project but don’t let that put you off. Thankfully this one is not on Indiegogo, (Vega+ cough) and I think it was very wise of Kieren to choose a lesser known crowdfunding website. However because of this, I think that a lot of people are missing out on this book, and word needs to get around more to get this released to the Retro community. So head over to unbound.com and secure your copy now!