Saturday, 13 March 2010

Life is a rich tapestry, Clive.

Thought about this the other day. Reminds me of Duncan's old bedroom, way before we liked taking drugs and Guided by Voices and just months after we loved Subbuteo, drawing Brian May's Red Special and probably the Beano. It was insanely difficult and I assume there was no way of reaching a successful ending. Come to think of it, I don't recall completing any Commodore or Spectrum games other than maybe doing well on Rugby Boss as Runcorn. There was something so British about Rock Star Ate My Hamster that I can't quite put my finger on, but probably could if presented with the rare opportunity to ever see that game again.

Whilst on olden days, I loved playing the demo of Fantastic Mr Fox that came on the front of Commodore Format but never bought the game. I was probably 7 with no disposable income. When I watched the scene in Wes Anderson's movie-film, the opening left-to-right platform game-style scene sent my mind scuttling back to those long days up in the loft with my brother and I wondered, was that long-forgotten game at any point inspiration for the animation?

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