Search found 23 matches

by PQR
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Most of the early Activision released had a template loading screen with a standardised logo on top and credits at the bottom. (I never understood the need for including the French “par” in those credits BTW. Was there a Canadian connection perhaps?) I couldn’t help noticing seeing all these titles ...
by PQR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Only played very few of these games, I have to admit. But Enduro Racer is clearly the one stand out title in their catalogue. Thanks to Giga Games who also developed Nightmare Rally earlier. I have fond memories of playing Ghostbusters although the game has not aged well. 1 :: Enduro Racer 2 :: Ghos...
by PQR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Feature: Border effects
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: Feature: Border effects

Black Hawk is part of the “Birds and the Bees” category.

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by PQR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Modifying ROM font on the fly
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Modifying ROM font on the fly

I used that listing too a while back. IIRC there was YS type-in game (I can see the game in my head just about) called Time-Bomb that would 'thicken' the font too, similar thing. Seem to recall actually that was also known as something else a few months later. Indeed. Time Bomb was in the November ...
by PQR
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Modifying ROM font on the fly
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Modifying ROM font on the fly

The October ’85 issue of Computer + Video Games has a type-in for a game called Moon Buggy . Line 120 of that program contains almost exactly the same code for making a bold version of the ROM font: https://i.postimg.cc/qgqHmT9K/basic-moon-buggy.gif Here is the whole listing (Thank you archive.org!)...
by PQR
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which Speccy game would you put in an arcade?
Replies: 33
Views: 1057

Re: Which Speccy game would you put in an arcade?

I've always thought this game was a conversion of an arcade game, it looks very arcade-ish, and curiously I came across next game by chance some days ago: Challenger for the Famicom (the japanese NES, if I'm not wrong). I made some research and it was released in Japan in 1985 (Stop the Express was...
by PQR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Electric Dreams: vote
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: The best Speccy game by Electric Dreams: vote

1 :: R-Type
2 :: Karnov
3 :: Super Hang-On
by PQR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote
Replies: 26
Views: 970

Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

1 :: Quazatron
2 :: Ranarama
3 :: Zynaps

Special mention: Cybernoid, Exolon, Firelord
by PQR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 1039

Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

1 :: Firefly – probably Joffa’s finest hour
2 :: Head over Heels – cute graphics and immensely enjoyable gameplay
3 :: Robocop – first enjoyed it on 48K, then blown away when I bought a 128K some time later

Runners up: The Great Escape, Daley Thompsons’s Super-Test, Chase HQ
by PQR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote
Replies: 26
Views: 899

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote

1 – Target: Renegade
2 – Hyper Sports
3 – WEC Le Mans

Runners up: Renegade, Green Beret