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by Audionautas
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Hewson: discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: discussion

The two I played the most would be Zynaps and Marauder. Zynaps is the better game in my opinion. Both have problems with dodgy collision detection, but in Zynaps it is part of avoiding attribute clash, whereas Marauder doesn't have that excuse. Yes, I agree the collision detection is not pixel perf...
by Audionautas
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Rack-It: discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: The best Speccy game by Rack-It: discussion

This poll is easy. Anarchy, hands down. I also love Draughts Genius and Ocean Conqueror Although Anarchy is a C64 original (by Australian coder Michael Sentinella), Dominic Robinson did a great job porting it to the Speccy. Shame Hewson didn't release more original games on their budget label instea...
by Audionautas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Hewson: discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: discussion

I knew that this day would arrive anytime. As a Hewson fan this poll will be almost impossible for me. When a small company like Hewson have managed to have 13 games included on the WOS Top 100 list that means something about their high quality standards back in the day and it shows people's love an...
by Audionautas
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cover artists
Replies: 224
Views: 14349

Re: Cover artists

IMHO 'cover design' and 'cover artwork' are basically the same thing in this context. I think, at that time (early to mid eighties), was very uncommon that more than one person was involved in doing the art work. Later on when companies started to pay attention to the product presentation in large b...
by Audionautas
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cover artists
Replies: 224
Views: 14349

Re: Cover artists

According to the in-game credits, Rodney Matthews is the artist behind The Fury cover art. Game developed by Creative Reality and released by Martech in 1988.

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by Audionautas
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Fantasia Diamond (Dutch) - Hewson
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Fantasia Diamond (Dutch) - Hewson

The English Amstrad version has the "newer" inlay too. So just down to those versions being released later, when the Hewson packaging had changed, I think... https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/fantasia_diamond.htm Yes exactly. The Spectrum original version of Fantasia Diamond was released around May 198...
by Audionautas
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cover artists
Replies: 224
Views: 14349

Re: Cover artists

Three Ariolasoft cover credits as it reads on the back cover of the games themselves.

* Bride Of Frankenstein (1987). Cover artist. Richard Edington.
* Triaxos (1987). Cover artist. Eddie King.
* Think! (1985). Cover artist. Peter Gudynas.
by Audionautas
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cover artists
Replies: 224
Views: 14349

Re: Cover artists

Hi all

Just found by chance. According to MobyGames (http://www.mobygames.com/developer/shee ... Id,175755/), illustrator Lee Gibbons is credited as cover artist for the following games on the Spectrum:

* Deactivators (Reaktor, 1986).
* Starfox (Reaktor, 1987).
by Audionautas
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cybernoid clones?
Replies: 44
Views: 2714

Re: Cybernoid clones?

Some time ago, I made a personal list of clones for Hewson games on the Spectrum. Probably Uridium is the more cloned Hewson game ever (there's a load of clones on the C64, for instance), but on the Speccy I think Cybernoid and Exolon were more influential. * Shark (Players Premier, 1989). Cyberonid...
by Audionautas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Poll: Raffaele Cecco's Best Game
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Poll: Raffaele Cecco's Best Game

Cybernoid for me, it's the one I played the most and as you say - it spawned it's own sub genre (I think) that people still pay homage to. I tried to like Equinox there's too many things spawning left right and centre, you don't get a moment's rest. Try as I might, whenever I look at the Stormlord ...