Memory Byte: 001

Memory Byte: 001

Hello everyone, and welcome to Digital Roadmap: An Old School Gaming Podcast.

I want to thank you all for listening and wanting to now more about the show by coming to the site. Let me take a chance to share one of my earliest memories of PC gaming with you.

Title Card From Death Sword AKA Barbarian

That title card is from the Commodore Amiga game Death Sword. It’s a primitive fighting game played with a one button joystick.

Now it’s been years since I’ve looked at this game, decades since I’ve played it, but a few key things stick out.

  1. If you decapitate your opponent, a goblin will kick the head off screen.
  2. If you wait long enough without either player doing anything, they’ll turn to the screen and say “C’mon”
  3. My parents found both of these things hilarious.
  4. This started my love for PC games over consoles.

I’ll be posting more of these memory snippets over the next few weeks so keep an eye out.


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