A Tribute To One Of PC Gaming's All-Time Greats

Sensible Software. If you know what that means you're probably smiling already. If you don't, well, you sure missed out. A British studio most prolific - and successful - in the late 80s and early 90s, Sensible developed for platforms like the Spectrum, Amiga and PC, and became famous for two things: adorable little pixel men, and shockingly smooth gameplay.

It didn't matter if it was Cannon Fodder or Sensible Soccer, you knew playing one of their games that you'd be having a blast.

Sadly, the studio is long gone, but its memory is living on in a very fancy coffee table book being put together by Read-Only Memory. You can read more about the project here, while you can see some images from inside its pages below.

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    Atari style controllers simply imploded, and even with a steel shaft the TAC2 was no match for Sensible Soccer's 'round the body' kick. was that move actually the birth-place of Hadooken?

    SEUCK was awesome as well.

    Sensible Software definitely get a podium spot of best software houses of their era.

      agree, and the rubber cover on the shaft (that sounded bad) only lasted a month!

    There was no other game I have played before or since where I found control so perfectly smooth. They were the masters.



      sorry for double post :(

    Megalomania oh how i love thee. I have an amiga emu on my phone I still play it on. Train rides to work have never been so enjoyable.

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