The Micro Kids

The Micro Kids : An 80s Adventure with ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and more

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It is November 1983 and young Billy Twist and his whiz kid friends are about to discover the exciting new world of microcomputers and gaming.
Billy and his friends start on their journey but run into some obstacles as they try to setup a computer video gaming club.
Billy is a typical kid growing up in the 80s, the age of the microcomputer. An age of wonder for teens and even adults alike. A nostalgic story of ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad and Atari video games.

If I didn't grow up in the 80s I would be jealous of everyone that did - because the 80s rocked!

A book for gamers, geeks and classic arcade gaming fans - whether you play new or old video games, it's still the same.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 11mm | 210g
  • Ireland
  • English
  • Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0993474462
  • 9780993474460
  • 481,709

Review quote

`...saying a big thank you to Sinclair, Commodore, Atari and the other machines that defined our childhoods and one we can look at with a smile on our uplifting read about the good times of growing up (plus micro computers)` - Paul Davies,

`Those looking to re-live their youth in a bygone era of gaming will find this book has all the triggers you will ever need. ` -
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About Gary Plowman

Gary writes coding books and stories around retro gaming nostalgia from the golden era of video games.
Gary Plowman is an Indie Game Developer and his retro mobile games have been downloaded over 4,000,000 times. You can find his mobile games on Google Play and Amazon under 'Gazzapper Games'.
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Rating details

33 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 33% (11)
4 36% (12)
3 24% (8)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)
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