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This was how I spent 1985

Watching my dad try to beat this game, not actually playing it myself.

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That was the 1980s that was

If you've ever wondered quite why us Generation Xers are so odd, here's the explanation: insanity-based, drug-induced, epilepsy-causing computer madness.

And that's just the very, very long loading sequences. When you eventually got to the programs themselves, often after two or three weeks of loading (estimated), the thing you had spent all that time waiting for was often a baby boomer's revenge for the end of the Summer Of Love like 'Manic Miner' here.

I'm surprised anyone born in the 1970s is able to hold down a job, to be honest.