Hey guys, I'm Ryan.

Firstly I should confess, I never actually grew up with the speccy as I was born a little bit late for it. The Amstrad was the machine I was used to, and I had a lot of fun playing it throughout my childhood.

I bought the ZX Spectrum Vega a couple of years back and had my first real go playing through a few spectrum games. Some were fantastic, some were crap. But for the most part, I was impressed at how even with a limited colour palette and specs, so many of the games were fun to play and felt really fluid. I spent an evening swearing in happy frustration playing Ghosts 'N Goblins, not any more or any less than I do when I sit and play the NES version!

I would love to do some reviews of  modern speccy games. This evening I have been having a blast on Castlevania Spectral Interlude (as Castlevania is a series I have loved for ever) and I was blown away when I saw that someone had made a Spectrum Castlevania game!

I do some retro game reviews on my blog https://theforgottenstarship.wordpress.com/ as well as looking at old toys, and other silly nostalgic things. Last month I did a brief Q&A with one of the Oliver Twins, as well as Roger Kean, which was really awesome.

I am originally from Ludlow, (the home of Crash!) and I met Oli and Roger when I was working in a convenience store a few years back which was totally cool.

I have a library of  retro games (much to my girlfriends dismay) varying from the Atari 2600, Amstrad, NES, Master System, Mega Drive, all the way up to modern day platforms.

I don't know what else to put here quite!