Dragon 32 and other retro bits

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Apr 072012
 

Found this in my old house last week.  A Dragon 32 from 1982, and my very first computer:

Dragon 32

It’s not been powered up for about circa 25 years. So after a check of the plug, I fired it up with a cartridge, and to my amazement it still works!  Had a quick go on Cosmic Invaders, just to test it out of course:

Cosmic Invaders

Cosmic Invaders

Here are some other bits I came across:

A Grandstand Astro Wars from 1981. I’ve probably not used this for a good 20 years. Again I was massively surprised that it still worked…..and it’s a great game!

Astrowars

The earliest memory of a games machine was this Radofin TV system from 1980. I’ve not tried to power this up yet, but it needs a good clean. It must have been in the back of one of our cupboards for over 30 years

Radofin

Radofin