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by PeteProdge
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 18
Views: 365

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: 18
Views: 365

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: 18
Views: 365

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: 18
Views: 365

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: 31
Views: 617

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: 31
Views: 617

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.
by PeteProdge
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

There were discussion about best Spectrum publisher in the past. I would say till let's say 1985 it was ultimate but later it was Ocean. Can't argue with that! Ultimate absolutely owned the early Spectrum gaming scene with their original and creative innovations. They probably still would have done...
by PeteProdge
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 18
Views: 365

First and final: Ocean Software

A look at the first and last release of a Spectrum software house, and I thought I'd go with one of the most prolific and highly commercial companies to begin this series. Ocean Software have been around for almost the entire lifetime of the ZX Spectrum and well beyond. Arguably, the ZX Spectrum gam...
by PeteProdge
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Speccy games with demo mode
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Speccy games with demo mode

beanz wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Was trying to think of some Speccy games that had a rolling demo mode, you know kind of like FA18 Interceptor for example on the Amiga, where you could just sit back and watch it play itself.
Skool Daze springs to mind.
by PeteProdge
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote
Replies: 31
Views: 617

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

As much as I realise Manic Miner is a classic, iconic and groundbreaking game in its day, I voted for Match Day 2. It is a game from my time with the +2 that I remember waiting to be released, and which I definitely was not disappointed in when I got my hands on it, played it for hours and hours. A...