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by PeteProdge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Neurobic Football Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Neurobic Football Cup

Wow, football in the guise of what is almost definable as a text adventure!
by PeteProdge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Martech
Replies: 0
Views: 54

First and final: Martech

After covering the utter behemoth that is Ocean Software , I thought this time, First and Final should look at a comparative minnow. Martech was never a huge hitter in the full price charts, it didn't really compete on the terms of arcade or movie licenses but did carve out a small niche in getting ...
by PeteProdge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with N: discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 94

The best classic Speccy game beginning with N: discussion

Right then, for something far less predictable than the M poll. I've come up with this shortlist, you lot hit reply and tell me other games that should be included, then we vote from this time next week, for a week... Navy SEALs by Ocean Nebulus by Hewson Nether Earth by Argus Press New Zealand Stor...
by PeteProdge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote
Replies: 36
Views: 701

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

Well, what a surprise that wasn't. Manic Miner dominates the polling. 50% of votes have gone towards it, 20 of you picking this game. With such support, second place is really far away, and it's Mercenary in that position, with 4 votes. Joint third place - 3 votes each - Match Point and Myth. Joint ...
by PeteProdge
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

Interesting. If Spectral Invaders was being reviewed in Aug/Sep, then there must be cases of games before that as the Speccy was released in April! Well, it's not as clear cut as that. That era took a while to have computer games on shop shelves. The earliest computer magazines didn't cover gaming ...
by PeteProdge
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

I know that Orbiter (Silversoft) was written before the Spectrum was commercially available. The author Andrew Glaister wrote it out on paper first, and when he got the machine, he quickly typed it all in and released it. Maybe a contender? The first magazine reviews for Orbiter were in early 1983,...
by PeteProdge
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

Thanks, I didnt know about these interesting information. I also thought that Nigel Mansel might be a latest commercial game, but now we know it was Dalek Attack. Hmm, having thought about it, it seems Doctor Who: Dalek Attack was only available through mail order in the end, from what I see in YS....
by PeteProdge
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

I like the idea, too. :) In fact, we might first need to clarify the long-standing dilemma, which is the first and the latest commercially released Spectrum game? I remember my friend (big c64 fan, btw) asked me this question and I didnt know how to answer it. He told me that the first c64 game is ...
by PeteProdge
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote
Replies: 36
Views: 701

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

R-Tape wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:11 pm
PeteProdge wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm
If Manic Miner didn't exist....
..then there would be no Match Point, Match Day II or Myth.

Fact.
:=/

Alright, if Manic Miner began with a different letter...
by PeteProdge
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote
Replies: 36
Views: 701

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

WIWC wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Not a good season for Jon Ritman.
If Manic Miner didn't exist, I think we'd see Match Day II leading this.