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Old 21 February 2011, 17:25   #41
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even if the hardware was pants.
Ahem, I believe the term is "charming", "unique" or "full of character".
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Old 21 February 2011, 17:42   #42
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Well in the spectrums deffense when I hear the word spectrum I immediatly think of chaos and back 2 skool, hear the words c64 and after a bit of thinking i came up with cybernoid 2. If the colours hadnt been so horrid (or quirky if you dont want to get upset) on the speccy i would have thought it to be perfect.

I still really like my Atari just that the support for it was utterly horrid
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Hardware-wise I liked the 128k Speccy best, with the Amstrad models close behind.
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Old 22 February 2011, 00:12   #44
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Hardware-wise I liked the 128k Speccy best, with the Amstrad models close behind.
Aye. As far as the "ultimate spectrum" goes, the +2 was the best - bugs in the ROM fixed and a tape player built in, and not too shabby either. It was the most compatible of the 128k speccies, before Amstrad fixed the floating bus hardware bug which rendered a lot of games unplayable, and also fixed the ULA snow bug (which meant that although some games played fine on +2A/+3, they were unplayable on earlier models). Also, the Silicon Disc commands changed so BASIC programs that used it were incompatible.

The 128k was however the best-looking of the lot, very stylish and quite functional. Shame it was plagued by bugs in the ROM though.

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I still reckon the Atari 8 bit was a lovely machine and full of Jay Miner goodness, just sod all support
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Old 23 February 2011, 01:10   #46
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"But my USA C64 trashed the speccy", Parsec

Well ... there's only two things that c64 was better: doing marketing at the magazines and SID.

Go check the hardware for yourself, and play some games.

That's what I do to C64:
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"But my USA C64 trashed the speccy", Parsec

Well ... there's only two things that c64 was better: doing marketing at the magazines and SID.

Go check the hardware for yourself, and play some games.

That's what I do to C64:
lol
its really nice to see we are still fighting over the same things
i would never have guesed back in the day we would have taken our fights from the skool yard to digital forums in 25yrs time.
i loved both machines - i played a wider variation of games on the C64 and loved it most for Bruce Lee , Archon and Way of the Exploding Fist. But the speccy to me was pure magic for Julian Gollop games alone. Chaos and Battlecars were pure genius - imo
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Old 23 February 2011, 03:49   #48
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Hmmmm I was quite a lucky kid, as most had to choose either a C64 or a Sinclair computer, I had both as a kid, so - some of my fondest memories -

Commodore 64
  • WizBall (note my avatar)
  • Paradroid
  • Enigma Force
  • Elite
  • Racing Car Destruction Set
  • Spy V Spy
  • International Karate
  • Way of the Exploding Fist
  • Aliens (US and UK version)
  • The Sentinel
  • Mission Impossible
  • Zoids
  • Beach Head
  • Cauldron
  • Mutants
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Spy Hunter
  • Archon
  • Druid
  • Bruce Lee
  • Gauntlet
  • Thrust
  • House of Terror
  • Pit Stop
  • little computer people
  • Dan Dare

Sinclair Spectrum
  • Laser Squad
  • Lords of Midnight
  • Jetpac
  • Luna Jetpac
  • Attic Attack
  • Chaos (i put this on the miggy the other day and forgot how to play it!!)
  • Saboteur
  • Stonkers
  • Battle for Midway
  • RoboCop 2
  • Alien
  • Kickstart
  • Wheely
  • Chequered Flag
  • Ant Attack
  • Cyclone
  • Renegade
  • Beyond
  • Shadow Fire
  • Highway
  • Fairlight
  • Knights Lore
  • Head over Heals
  • Saber Wulf
  • Nodes of Ysod
  • Exodus
  • Buffalo Bill
  • The Great Escape


yeah.... I could go on.... rest assured no matter what system you have, had or choose... there's plenty of great gaming to be had!
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Old 23 February 2011, 16:07   #49
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Commodore 64
  • International Karate
  • Way of the Exploding Fist
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Gauntlet
I had the Spectrum version of those games
I also have Gauntlet 2, 3 and 4 - though I never got far in any of them since they are designed for 4 players and it was just me playing them



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Sinclair Spectrum
  • RoboCop 2

Great game, took me ages to complete it.

You stopped, but I shall continue...

Operation Wolf
Operation Thunderbolt
Missile Ground Zero
Hard Drivin'
Karnov (a Ghouls 'n' Ghosts clone)
anything by &e7 (Andy Severne - now working for Team 17)
UN Squadron
Hacker II
Ghostbusters II
Star Raiders II
most of the Sega arcade ports (Line Of Fire, Outrun, Turbo Outrun etc.)
Bubble Bobble
Lemmings (gotta love the purple look!)


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Old 23 February 2011, 17:38   #50
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@Zetr0 great to see you name "Stonkers" that surely must be the first example of a RTS, Command and Conquer style game. I used to spend ages playing that game and I don't think it got the attention it deserved.

Another little gem, curveball is Colony - suggest peeps hunt that bad boy down. I have the original 2.99 release by Mastertronic
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@Zetr0 great to see you name "Stonkers" that surely must be the first example of a RTS, Command and Conquer style game. I used to spend ages playing that game and I don't think it got the attention it deserved.
Not sure about that.

I have Guadacanal and a samurai game (by Konami, IIRC) for the Spectrum. Both are RTS games. I think we can safely say that RTS games were around in the 80's, but whether we could name the first one is another thing...


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Old 24 February 2011, 00:22   #52
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Hmmmm I was quite a lucky kid, as most had to choose either a C64 or a Sinclair computer, I had both as a kid, so - some of my fondest memories -

Commodore 64
  • WizBall (note my avatar)
  • Paradroid
  • Enigma Force
  • Elite
  • Racing Car Destruction Set
  • Spy V Spy
  • International Karate
  • Way of the Exploding Fist
  • Aliens (US and UK version)
  • The Sentinel
  • Mission Impossible
  • Zoids
  • Beach Head
  • Cauldron
  • Mutants
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Spy Hunter
  • Archon
  • Druid
  • Bruce Lee
  • Gauntlet
  • Thrust
  • House of Terror
  • Pit Stop
  • little computer people
  • Dan Dare

Sinclair Spectrum
  • Laser Squad
  • Lords of Midnight
  • Jetpac
  • Luna Jetpac
  • Attic Attack
  • Chaos (i put this on the miggy the other day and forgot how to play it!!)
  • Saboteur
  • Stonkers
  • Battle for Midway
  • RoboCop 2
  • Alien
  • Kickstart
  • Wheely
  • Chequered Flag
  • Ant Attack
  • Cyclone
  • Renegade
  • Beyond
  • Shadow Fire
  • Highway
  • Fairlight
  • Knights Lore
  • Head over Heals
  • Saber Wulf
  • Nodes of Ysod
  • Exodus
  • Buffalo Bill
  • The Great Escape


yeah.... I could go on.... rest assured no matter what system you have, had or choose... there's plenty of great gaming to be had!
didnt know we had a miggy version of chaos
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I know its slightly off topic but there was quite an interesting program on the other day on bbc 4 about spectrum vs acorn called micro men.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n5b92
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I know its slightly off topic but there was quite an interesting program on the other day on bbc 4 about spectrum vs acorn called micro men.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n5b92
Wayyy!!! That's a repeat of a show that was on last year I think, I watched it and thought it was flippin brilliant. The end scene of Sinclair on the C5 was really well done and something to think about
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Lamer couldn't find the % sign! Or maybe he typed the article on a smartphone...
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Now this is a proper Spectrum keyboard!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zxspect...7616543421081/
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Old 19 March 2011, 07:13   #57
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With the Commodore brand already back in stores, it’s only a matter of time before the Spectrum is capturing the enthusiasm of a whole new generation.


When will these dickheads realise that a remake of the original computers would sell infinitely better than these useless heaps of shit.
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Old 19 March 2011, 18:35   #58
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I saw this video of what it takes to get a real speccy working in the US.

[ Show youtube player ]

It's an absolutely mental amount of work and money just to get the original hardware switched on for NTSC users.
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Didn't watch the video, you mean there's more to it than buying a 110V ACDC adapter and buying a PAL-compatible TV/Monitor? I have very (extremely) strong doubts that that wouldn't fix him right up.

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Well, he had to do a composite mod to the little rubber wonder as well.

However I would have thought that, yes, the need to acquire a specialist television and a step-up adapter with UK 3 pin plug output was enough to put most people off!
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