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by Alessandro
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Game Identification

Trailblazer and Plexar are those that spring to my mind from your description.
by Alessandro
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 1966

Re: What do you now know many years later

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:15 am
I knew many years later that Clive Sinclair was a member of Mensa, the high HQ society. I think I read it in a SU article.
Not just a member, but the chairman of the UK branch of Mensa for 17 years, actually.
by Alessandro
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Found some old original tapes
Replies: 20
Views: 814

Re: Found some old original tapes

Yes. The overall quality of the .txt instructions in the archive is poor from a preservation perspective. They often have very little to do with the original instructions. Rather than transcriptions, they are frequently complete rewrites omitting information the author wasn't interested in and addi...
by Alessandro
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 1966

Re: What do you now know many years later

Quite recently I read a comment that Clive Sinclair becoming sir Clive Sinclair wasn't as big, exceptional deal as sometimes presented. Clive was knighted ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Bachelor ). "Knight" is the lowest possible rank in all this aristocracy system. It doesn't pass to your ...
by Alessandro
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 1966

Re: What do you now know many years later

My ancient Greek is crap. I can only just book a hotel room with an ensuite bathroom, and order drinks at the bar in ancient Greece. Don't worry, my knowledge of ancient Greek is even more limited than that: I can just understand words and expressions like ti estì, entelechéia, pantà rhei, arché an...
by Alessandro
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers
Replies: 29
Views: 661

Re: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers

Might be fun if someone did a Next conversion of it This is the first time I see someone on this forum, or in any Spectrum-related website I know of, hoping for a conversion for the Next of a game that does not exist for the historical Spectrum(s), yet it would be perfectly feasible for it, as this...
by Alessandro
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 1966

Re: What do you now know many years later

I came across his company's slogan "There's no blood in our games, it's Automata sauce" and realised the pronunciation of the company name Automata must have intended to be aw'toe'mar'ta which I'd always pronounced aw'tom'uh'ta in my head. That blew my mind! That's new to me too. I used to pronounc...
by Alessandro
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 1966

Re: What do you now know many years later

My own shocker is that the laser swords on Rebelstar could cut through airlocks. :o Horace's ponytail. That was shocking. I second that. For me, Horace will always have arms. For many years I believed Speccy is prounounced like Lucy, not like Becky ;) With "si" at the end. When I discovered Spectru...
by Alessandro
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers
Replies: 29
Views: 661

Re: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers

@Ersh Agree on what you wrote about Samurai Warrior; on the Spectrum the game was decent, but on the C64 it was definitely deeper and more atmospheric.
by Alessandro
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers
Replies: 29
Views: 661

Re: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers

My favorites on the C64: Fort Apocalypse, Tapper, The Last Ninja, Flimbo's Quest, Turrican, International Karate, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, Track And Field, Wizball, World Games, Curse Of The Azure Bonds, Maniac Mansion, Zak McKraken And The Alien Mindbenders and Apollo 18 . I did not experience gaming on...