Cole loves playing computer games, much like any other 9-year-old, but he has frequently expressed interest in playing my collection of antique games that I used to play when I was a kid. I am talking about games which are over twenty years old here.

One of the games that I hauled out of my computer’s ‘attic’ is Into the Eagles Nest, which was the first computer game I ever played way back in 1989.

I loaded it up in DOSBox (which runs this game perfectly) and the memories came flooding back. I lost many, many hours of my life to this game.

Basically, you run around a choice of two castles filled to the brim with Nazi soldiers trying to rescue the prisoners., and along the way you can collect art and ammo. That is pretty much all there is to it.

Awesomeness in its day

It was one of the early third person shooters, and was played in a top-down view. The graphics are laughable today, but back in the day, on a Hercules monitor, this was awesome stuff!

And if you didn’t have a PC back then, it was also available on the Apple II, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, so don’t think that multi-platform games are a new thing.