• 16-Bit Dad

Final Fantasy and Retro Game Streams

Hey guys! 16-Bit Dad here. I’m a Final Fantasy and Retro Gaming content creator and streamer on Twitch, who focuses on community, enjoyment and story.

Check out this site for more information about my Twitch streams and blog content!

Current Stream Games

I am a variety streamer focusing on Square Enix games and retro games. Each week, we alternate between these two themes, allowing us to play a selection of games that both give huge nostalgia and could be games that you’ve never seen before!

On top of this, each and every one of my Twitch streams is in support of the National Autistic Society which is a charity very close and dear to myself and my family.

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Latest Gaming Posts

6 Million MPH In Reverse – Big Rigs Review
So, it finally happened; I have now officially played Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing over on my Twitch channel. Not only that, but I’ve played every single race and vehicle in the game, winning each one. So, it is safe to say that I have actually completed Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing. Although,...
Super Mario Multiverse – A Dad’s Haunting Experience of Luigi’s Mansion
This post is part of a massive collaboration of video game-focused writers and content creators, brought together by The Well-Red Mage, entitled the Super Mario Multiverse. By clicking here, you can find everyone else who has taken part in this amazing collaboration. So, let’s take a look at my part in this epic adventure, shall...
Guild Wars 2 – Returning To Tyria After 6 Years
It’s really strange to think that I was playing Guild Wars 2 6 years ago. That’s a really long time, especially in the case of an MMORPG. When I was playing the game before, I finished the Living World Season 1 storyline before leaving the game to play Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. But...

Latest Parenting Posts

Engaging An Autistic Child With A Super Mario Matching Game
One of the things that I’ve noticed with my daughter is that she gets bored of her toys extremely quickly! And by that, I don’t mean the typical “playing for 3 days and then losing interest”; she will play with a new toy for about an hour or so and then often, never touch it...
Autism Parent Resources – An Ever-Growing List
Ever since my daughter got her Autism diagnosis, my wife and I have been looking into different resources and advice for Autism Parents. There’s a lot of information out there, as it happens, which we didn’t really expect. However, this just makes it more difficult. To use an outdated phrase; you can’t see the forest...
Dear Autism Parents, It’s Not Your Fault
For anyone who has read this blog for a while now, you’ll know that every now and then I write an article that’s more about getting something off my chest, rather than looking at retro games. This is one such post. My wife and I are still getting used to being “autism parents”. It’s something...

Hello there! I’m Gareth, the 16-Bit Dad; a retro gaming blogger, Twitch Streamer and Autism Parent. With a focus on great games, a wonderful Stream community and help for other Autism Parents, I review games, play them with the community and share my learnings about Autism!


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Help spread the awareness of Autism and support the amazing National Autistic Society through my JustGiving page! Click the button below to find out more!


Winner – Digital & Tech – UK Blog Awards 2018

Winner – Best Gaming Blog – UK Blog Awards 2019
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Rated 3rd Best UK Retro Gaming Blog by Feedburner
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