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The Zoo Race Review
What even is this game? So, this weekend we played through the Zoo Race from start ot finish over on the 16-Bit Dad Twitch channel. The Zoo Race is a racing game that is very loosely based on the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible (and when I say “very loosely”, I mean it, because...
5 Fun Browser Games You Should Try in 2020
Even though playing games on a console is always a fun experience, sometimes you don’t have enough time to sit down and play or have enough money to keep up with the latest releases. If you’re a dad like me, you can especially relate to feeling like there’s never enough time in the day to...
Timesplitters Review
Well, this week’s Retro Showcase stream has come and gone, so now it’s time to have a look at TimeSplitters. When it was first released as a launch game for the PlayStation 2, I really enjoyed my time playing it. In fact, TimeSplitters was the first FPS game I even completed! I had played a...
Video – My YouTube Plans For 2020
Well, it’s the New Year! So, I wanted to talk about my plans for YouTube going forward… So as you may or may not know, I used to do live streams on my YouTube channel. Then I did plot analysis videos, or rather, a couple of them anyway. Actually, I really tried lots of different...
Vlog – Small Games Room Tour & Design
When it comes to small games rooms, it can be really hard to know the best way to fit your games, consoles and other stuff into it. After all, a retro games collection (or any collection, for that matter) takes up space and in a small room, that space is obviously limited. With that in...
6 Great Last-Minute Gifts For Gamers
One thing I have to admit as a Gamer is that we can actually be really hard to buy gifts for. Initially, I always thought we Gamers were easy to shop for as you could just “buy a game” and it would be sorted. But then, when my wife asked me what type of game...
Best Games to Play on the Go
With vastly improved technology from the days when the best you could hope for in terms of mobile gaming was a snake in a pixelated box on the classic Nokia, we’ve come a long way! Posts like How To Have a Stellar Gaming Experience on the Go show the lengths you can go to for...
My Content Creation Goals For 2020
December really is the time for obligatory posts, isn’t it? Especially since it’s the end of 2019. I mean, I just did a countdown of my top games of the decade (which you can read here) and now it’s time to take a look at my goals for the next year. After all, everyone has...
My Top 7 Games Of The 2010s
Well, it’s time for the obligatory post that every gaming blog, YouTuber and content creator is making at the moment… I mean, you’ve probably seen dozens (if not hundreds) of people creating the same lists. I know I have. However, the majority of them have the exact same games in them, or at least a...
Escape Room Strategy: Top 4 Tips to Win Escape Room Games
Want to gain teambuilding experience, practice your critical thinking skills, and have a blast with your friends? Book an escape room. Escape rooms have grown from just 22 locations in 2014 to over 2,000 locations in 2018. The industry is growing because people enjoy using their brains while on an adventure! But we know your...

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!

Latest Reviews
The Zoo Race Review
  • 15th January 2020
Timesplitters Review
  • 7th January 2020
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review
XIII (PS2) Review
  • 14th October 2019

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