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Old 16 September 2002, 04:28   #21
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played Nemesis and packed the computer again. Now is under my bed
At least the MSX version is better than the Speccy or the CPC version Also, Salamander for the CPC sux.

Go play Space Manbow and tell me if your Speccy or CPC or C64 or any other crap 8 bits computer can do that

Getting back to the topic (the Speccy)

I wish the Speccy version of R-Type was ported to the MSX. The official MSX version of R-Type isn't very good, it's just average stuff, while the speccy version rocks.

F.I.R.E. is anoter Speccy horizontal shmup that I enjoy a lot.
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Old 16 September 2002, 06:56   #22
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Re: Re: Re: Re: ZX81

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That is untrue! Look at my snapshot... Can you emulate badly sintonized RF signals? Can you emulate fiddling with the tuning dial until you get a decent picture? And waiting 3 minutes for a tape to load rocks, you always have a picture or something to entertain you while waitinG!

Nothing Beats the Real Thing!©
Someone can surely emulate the effect of a badly sintonized RF signal. You may like to stay 3 minutes staring at a beautiful picture, but on a ZX81 all you can watch while a game loads is 5 minutes of scrolling black and white stripes. Not so much fun.
Anyway I remeber recognising some patterns on the moving stripes, and it was easy to tell the the games was almost finished just looking at the way the patterns scrolled.
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Old 16 September 2002, 07:52   #23
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but on a ZX81 all you can watch while a game loads is 5 minutes of scrolling black and white stripes. Not so much fun.
I know how it's like. I have a Timex Sinclair 1000, you mofo
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Anyway I remeber recognising some patterns on the moving stripes, and it was easy to tell the the games was almost finished just looking at the way the patterns scrolled.
you are just a freak as me. I recognize diskdrive noises on he C64 and Amiga
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Hey, only now I noticed this Crazy Kong is developed by P.S.S. !!!

Anyone know any more games from them? They have 2 very nice shmups on the MSX, and I don't know anything else by then.

I am a freak too, I recognize disk-drive noise in the MSX and Amiga, and I used to know when a game was about to finish de-crunching in Amiga

RF intereferece sux , I hate it... mainly when playing games with a black background....

HA! Only now I say my typo !! It makes it looks like I will step all over the spit
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Ah, cassette loading. I always found the loading time handy. It allowed you to have a squiz at the instructions if the game was new, or to make a cup of tea whilst an old fave loaded. Only the later, multiload games annoyed me.

I'm a freek too. I go off the frequency of the beeps. They all mean something.

@Shatterhand: PSS made loads of games for the Speccy. Here are the search results at World of Spectrum. They specialised in strategy games in later years.

@Akira: I would love to know what you make of the title tune on Manic Miner. I can't bear to listen to it for more than two seconds.
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I know the Title Tune is the Blue Dnube, but it's so fucking-badly composed it hurts
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Old 17 September 2002, 01:06   #27
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Les Flics is in that list of PPS games, this was also released for MSX too..

But Maxima and Time Bandits, the 2 PSS shmups for MSX aren´t in the list... interesting..

Noticed how the Krazy Kong is spelt "Crazy Kong" in the beatifully drawn picture of the kong itself ?
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I have noted that. But i don't recall that on the real ZX. I wish my tapes were still good, but in Rio, all tapes get some mofo (fungus?) sooner or later.
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It depends where you store them

People always complain about it, but I have hundreds of tapes and 5 1/4 disks, and they never got any fungus on them.

They just get dust, which is easy to clean.
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My Fiancee went away at the weekend and came back with a ZX128 (Built in tape - You know the one) 4 Joysticks, 40 Games and a ZX Spectrum 48 (the one with the rubber keys) (I think it's the 48k) and she got it all for the bargain price of a meesley £3

I was very very happy
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My Fiancee went away at the weekend and came back with a ZX128 (Built in tape - You know the one)
That's the Spectrum +2, one of the Amstrad-built models.

I have the Spectrum+3, the one with a 3" diskdrive. I love it!
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