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by PeteProdge
Sun May 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Software Projects: discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 161

The best Speccy game by Software Projects: discussion

The label that launched Jet Set Willy (and its somewhat 'sequel', which was a bug fix and a slight expansion). Will the upcoming poll be another annihilation by Matthew Smith? Oh, and Software Projects also put out Manic Miner but as mentioned in the Bug Byte discussion, this is effectively a re-rel...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 26, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: vote
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: vote

To nobody's surprise, Manic Miner wins. 14 votes cast for this highly prolific platformer, a game that is often cited, alongside Chuckie Egg and Jet Set Willy, as one of the must-haves for the ZX Spectrum. That's an incredible 58% of the vote, and of course, the others didn't really stand much of a ...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best modern Speccy game beginning with B: discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 169

The best modern Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Alter Ego has won the A poll, so let's discuss what's going on in the B poll, which I'll launch next week...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 26, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best modern Speccy game beginning with A: vote
Replies: 11
Views: 466

The best modern Speccy game beginning with A: vote

And there we go - Alter Ego is the winner by 8 votes. For quite a while, it was tied with Aliens: Neoplasma, which gained 7 votes. In third place, Amores de Brunilda, Los, with 6 votes. Fourth is Abbaye des Morts, 'l - 4 votes. Two votes have ensured Albatrossity is in fifth place. And joint sixth, ...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Some hubris from Elite Systems?
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Some hubris from Elite Systems?

Unless anyone has access to the legal documents involved and are able to follow the paper trail it's not worth making claims about who is right and wrong. It's not worth mixing an emotional and moral case with a legal case. Claims are easy, the true test is in court. The legal threats sent by Elite...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Some hubris from Elite Systems?
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Some hubris from Elite Systems?

Something kicked off on Twitter last night. A legal threat from Elite Systems was questioned. And by the looks of things, it may heavily backfire on them. Things get VERY interesting when Larry Bundy Jr joins the thread. If what he is saying is true, Elite Systems have metaphorically shot themselves...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best modern Speccy game beginning with A: vote
Replies: 11
Views: 466

The best modern Speccy game beginning with A: vote

And so, it begins. 7 days of voting, concluding around 8:40am UK time Sunday 26th May 2019... Abbaye des Morts, l' by Jello/Paolo Arus https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/SCRtoImage.php?SCR=zxdb/sinclair/entries/0030109/0030109-load-1.scr https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/SCRtoImage.php?SCR=zxdb/sinclair/...
by PeteProdge
Sun May 19, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: vote
Replies: 13
Views: 279

The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: vote

Right then, the first of the software house polls, and we're looking at Bug-Byte, who published a certain subterranean platform game that's struck a chord with a lot of you. Like yesterday's FA Cup final, there seems to be an inevitable winner. But hey, I'm running this poll anyway, which concludes ...
by PeteProdge
Wed May 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 994

Re: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: discussion

Gah, I hate that the first two polls I've planned for software houses, are pretty much forgone conclusions! As I say though, we can all turn our eyes to who comes second... Well, I'd decided not to go for the obvious MM, but for what likely will come second - Turmoil. My earlier pun aside, I always...
by PeteProdge
Wed May 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 994

Re: The best Speccy game by Bug-Byte: discussion

Will probably still end up voting for 'you-know-what' (as long as it's not going to appear under Software Projects. It won't. Someone else in this thread wisely pointed out that the Software Projects issue is in effect, a re-release, and I won't count re-releases in these polls, they'll always be a...