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by toot_toot
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Dave Perry acrostic...
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Dave Perry acrostic...

That's right, it's the same Dave Perry also behind Earthworm Jim. The reason he's been so quiet for so long is that he's got bored of the millions he made from selling that cloud gaming technology to Sony and decided to make videos of him trawling through boxes of his old crap from the loft.
by toot_toot
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Y: vote
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Y: vote

Difficult one. Yie Ar Kung Fu gave me the most fun back in the 80s (the 128k version is especially good), but there’s better ways of playing the game now - the Gameboy Advance Konami collection is probably the best, unless you’re emulating via Mame. I also enjoyed the first Yogi Bear, after picking ...
by toot_toot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote
Replies: 73
Views: 2026

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote

Has to be Where Time Stood Still because, as much as I hate to say it, the Commodore 64 version of Way of the Exploding Fist was better.

There wasn't another 8-bit version of WTTS, making it unique to the Spectrum, so that gets my vote.
by toot_toot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The games that never got released
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: The games that never got released

There's lots of things written about Ultimate, one good source is The Story of US Gold by Chris Wilkins where it does mention that Mire Mare was originally going to be released on the Kixx label (which does tie into Kixx being launched in 1988 and Ultimate essentially being finished by that point). ...
by toot_toot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: discussion

Not sure how many of these have been mentioned, but these I think still stand the test of time!

WEC Le Mans
Wheelie
Wild Bunch
Wizards Lair
by toot_toot
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with T: vote
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with T: vote

Some fantastic games in that list, but I opted for Trashman in the end. Mainly because there's been nothing really like it since, the only way I know of experiencing what it is like to be a Waste Collection Technician with household members making references to 1980s computers. Montague Street was a...
by toot_toot
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 2666

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Just re/reading the end of the last update, I think some of this text highlights some of the concerns some backers have We’ve been accelerating the keyboard production as of late, now that most adjustments to the keys have been done. Myself, Mike and Phil are in daily contact with the keyboard partn...
by toot_toot
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The inevitable worst game ever thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2569

Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Another one for "Voyage into the Unknown"! I think this was about my third or fourth game and although you could say it was only £1.99, that was FOUR WEEKS POCKET MONEY to me back in 1985! I remember being torn between this, Spectipede and BMX Racers. My friend went for BMX Racers, I went for Voyage...
by toot_toot
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 2666

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

I think Bizzley makes some great points. I backed the cased Next kickstarter when it launched and the progress has been frustratingly disappointing, especially over the past few months. I understand the risks that come with crowd funded campaigns, but the Next project has really hit home just how li...