Last updated on August 27th, 2023 at 04:13 pm
Mikro-Gen was a UK software company based in Bracknell, Berkshire that produced games for home computers in the early to mid-1980s.
The company was formed by Mike Meek and Andrew Laurie in 1981, in order to capitalise on the growing boom of microcomputers market.
The company had a solid reputation but became more prominent with its series of games featuring Wally Week and his family, all of which got excellent reviews in the highly respected computer magazine Crash. Later, the company invested about £130,000 in producing the Mikro Plus,which shadowed the Spectrum’s 16K ROM with RAM, allowing 64K of data for games.
However, only one title, Shadow of the Unicorn was produced.
The company was brought out by Creative Sparks Distribution in 1987, which subsequently went into receivership.
The Mikro-Gen best titles (selected by us) are :
- Automania (Download) – 1984; Reviewed in Crash with an overall score of 88% : Automania PC uses all the original Spectrum graphics enlarged, coloured and given that ‘Speccyvision’ look. It’s basically what the Spectrum version would have been with a broader palette and without that famous colour clash problem. See right how the original Wally has been given the Speccyvision treatment.
- Pyjamarama – 1984. Reviewed in Crash issue 10 – 92%
- Everyone’s A Wally – 1985. Reviewed in Crash issue 14 – 93%
- Herbert’s Dummy Run – 1985. Reviewed in Crash issue 18 – 90%
- and :
- Battle of the Planets – 1985-1986. Reviewed in Crash issue 26 – 71%
Battle of the Planets (1978) is an American adaptation of the Japanese anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (1972). The show is a captivating blend of science fiction, action, and superhero elements that captured the imagination of viewers in the late 70s and early 80s. The series follows G-Force, a five-member superhero team, as they defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. The show’s animation is impressive for its time, and the storylines are engaging and well-developed. The characters are memorable, with each member of G-Force having their own unique abilities and personalities. One of the standout aspects of Battle of the Planets is its hauntingly brilliant theme tune, which adds to the show’s atmosphere and sense of adventure. The series also features a cast of intriguing heroes and villains, making it a compelling watch for fans of action-packed animation. Battle of the Planets is considered a classic in the realm of animated television, and its influence can be seen in many action and superhero cartoons that followed in the 80s and 90s. If you’re a fan of retro animation or interested in exploring the roots of the superhero team genre, Battle of the Planets is a must-watch series that will transport you back to the golden age of animation
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- [T64] BATTLE OF the Planets (19xx)(Mikro-Gen)
- [T64] BATTLE OF the Planets (19xx)(Mikro-Gen)[a]
- [T64] BATTLE OF the Planets (19xx)(Mikro-Gen)[cr DCS]