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by toot_toot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Your Sinclair Seal Of Approval
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Your Sinclair Seal Of Approval

Sorry to hear about your dad.

I remember I had a YS “I’ve got big tips” badge for having a Robocop tip published... I wonder what happened to it!
by toot_toot
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by CDS Microsystems: vote
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: The best Speccy game by CDS Microsystems: vote

Where can I find Steve Davis 128k? It’s definitely my favourite game by CDS as my friends and I used to setup our own little tournaments using a pen and paper, then playing the actual game! But I’d love to see what enhancements are in the 128k “hack”!
by toot_toot
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Tetris Championship Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Tetris Championship Edition

This looks amazing, I’ll definitely give this a play tonight, a couple of feature requests please: Next piece is a must have (glad to see it on the feature list) but a hold and replace piece would be great, although some may view it as cheating but it’s in most modern Tetris games. Please include th...
by toot_toot
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Legend: vote
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: The best Speccy game by Legend: vote

I need to give Komplex City a try. I remember reading the review of it in Sinclair User and thinking it looked great, but never saw it in the shops. Turned out it was never officially “released” and was only rediscovered a couple of years ago. http://www.indieretronews.com/2018/04/komplex-city-unrel...
by toot_toot
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)
Replies: 65
Views: 7360

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

[quote="Ast A. Moore" post_id=23351 time=<a href="tel:1561238230">1561238230</a> user_id=99] It’s likely the malformed TZX file. There are a few floating around that prose problems loading on real hardware. Incidentally, M.A.S.K. is one of them. This is loading the original cassette. I know for sur...
by toot_toot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Beyond Software: discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: The best Speccy game by Beyond Software: discussion

Best of Beyond was a great compilation - Doomdark’s Revenge, Sorderon’s Shadow, Shadowfire and Enigma Force. It even came with an audio tape containing the Doomdark’s Revenge story!

So if you can’t decide, give that a try!
by toot_toot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: Daley is back!
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: Daley is back!

This is great, thanks for doing this! I don't know if it's possible, but it would even better if you could add the AY music from the 128k version of Daley Thompson's Supertest - especially the AY version of the Chariots of Fire theme during the main title screen, which was sorely missed from the Spe...
by toot_toot
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Ghosts 'n Goblins VS Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Replies: 28
Views: 1256

Re: Ghosts 'n Goblins VS Ghouls 'n' Ghosts

With the easy availability of the original arcade game source material through MAME and even YouTube, it’s easy to forget that back then it was nigh on impossible to compare the home conversions with the original games, even if you did have that machine in a local arcade, by the time that the conver...
by toot_toot
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: What Speccy mag would you like see return?
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: What Speccy mag would you like see return?

You’ve missed a space for the cover tape, or would be cover SD card?!! I went through a few favourites over the years. I liked Sinclair User when I first got a Spectrum in 1984, but then moved onto Your Sinclair after the infamous Viz/Werewolves of London issue - mainly because the writing appealed ...
by toot_toot
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Make Outrun playable
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: Make Outrun playable

I never understood why it was so slow when thinking about it you had to load in every single stage, even on the 128k version, so it's not as if memory should have been an issue. IIRC the same guys also programmed Enduro Racer which was not only faster, it had almost as much sprites on the screen but...