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by Alessandro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which MIA game would you love to have?
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Which MIA game would you love to have?

  • Mire Mare
  • The Great Giana Sisters
  • Saboteur III
  • Judge Death
  • The Last Ninja I
  • The Last Ninja III
  • Bangkok Knights
  • Star Trek The Rebel Universe (played it a lot on the Atari ST and always wondered why a Spectrum version couldn't come around)
  • Iron Horse
  • Solar Jetman
  • Halo Jones
  • Re-Bounder
by Alessandro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 1182

Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

RoboBro Episode 1: Plays similarly to a Dizzy game, with the player character as a robot rather than an egg. I've only played a small section so far, as the game hangs if you jump on a springboard a few screens in. It is vaguely similar to Dizzy , although there is no adventure element to be found,...
by Alessandro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 1182

Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Valley Of Rains: Really impressive, obviously inspired by the first stage of Savage . Large and colorful sprites, parallax scrolling, fast action, and all of this in only 48K. I just assumed it was 128k only. That's utterly mind blowing. :shock: Just tried it on one of my 48Ks, the one with the com...
by Alessandro
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 1182

Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Here are some notes after playing several of these games. Not meant to offend anyone of course, after all they are made by fans for other fans, do not cost a dime, and testify of the vitality of the Spectrum retro scene :D Ernesto's Adventures: The presentation is interesting, but I found the game i...
by Alessandro
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?

The Dk'tronics newsletter, kindly scanned and made available here by Mark R. Jones, sheds some interesting light on the Popeye that wasn't. It was described as a "fast action/strategy game" where Popeye and Wimpy had to build and provide with furniture a house, while keeping an eye on Swee' Pea and ...
by Alessandro
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Yandex Retro Games Battle 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1569

Re: Yandex Retro Games Battle 2019

moroz1999 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:40 pm
https://rgb.yandex/ - 19 new games!
Please download, play, vote and leave the comments. BTW, voting is enabled through Facebook authentication.
And for those of us who would not touch Facebook with a 10-foot pole?
by Alessandro
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?

Dk'tronics did get hold of a license to use the Popeye trade mark, so may have looked at using Amazon System's version - which does just happen to have platforms and ladders. Again, I don't really think it was the case given Dk'tronics record (they developed everything in-house), the fact that Amaz...
by Alessandro
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?

Maybe this refers to a conversion of the 1984 Timex Parker Brothers release? No, that was not being either programmed or released by Dk'tronics but by Amazon Systems and Parker Games, a subsidiary of the Parker Brothers group (see here ). Parker cartridge-based games were developed in-house for bot...
by Alessandro
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Spectrum memes
Replies: 451
Views: 48582

Re: Spectrum memes

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:03 am
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Actually in 1986 three hackers violated a Cray-1 with a ZX81.
by Alessandro
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Problem with quick listing bar
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Problem with quick listing bar

Confirmed, the issue is gone on Vivaldi as well. Obrigado Ricardo!