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by Mike Davies
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: ZXDB Magazine reference corrections
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: ZXDB Magazine reference corrections

Bug report: Warlords by Century: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=12220 links to a Crash review for a different game: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php?issue_id=987&page=92 ^ That's Warlord by Interceptor Systems (not Warlords by Interceptor Micros as Crash have it) so the C...
by Mike Davies
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Vega+ Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 5145

Re: ZX Vega+ Discussion

I stopped following this saga a long time ago, so I'm not sure why my games aren't on the list as I gave permission years ago and never retracted it. Seeing the finished product I should be thankful... I never retracted my permissions either. On the contrary, I actually spent time over a year ago c...
by Mike Davies
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote
Replies: 37
Views: 1442

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

I'm astonished not a single vote for Midnight Resistance. That's how utterly dominant Manic Miner is in our circles.
by Mike Davies
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: [insert game name here] would have been great if only you could....
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: [insert game name here] would have been great if only you could....

Slapfight would have been great if you could only see the bullets, and the ground wasn't as busy. Oh yeah, Operation Thunderbolt would have been great if you could only have crosshairs. Wizball would have been great if only you could have that control power-up enabled by default instead of bouncing ...
by Mike Davies
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Role Playing Games
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Role Playing Games

And if you like Forest of the Long Shadows, the following are also done by Martin Page and in a similar vein:
  • Portals of P'Thaal
  • Goblin Mountain
And maybe also "The Seven Parchments of Kandos"
by Mike Davies
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Role Playing Games
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Role Playing Games

  • The Valley
  • Oracles Cave
  • Black Crystal
  • Volcanic Dungeon
  • Out of the Shadows
  • Wrath of Magra
  • The Bards Tale
  • Forest of the Long Shadows
  • Times of Lore
by Mike Davies
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Load-screen games...
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Load-screen games...

The Sinclair User megatape 8 version of Players' Deviants has the in-game mini game as the game loads too. Just pressing keys until all the power cylinders are diasabled.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1375
by Mike Davies
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Robocop - Chart longevity vs piracy
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Robocop - Chart longevity vs piracy

Ocean's Robocop reviewed in January 1989 hit the charts at number one in March 1989 magazine issues and stayed in the top ten until February 1991 (dates according to Sinclair User issues). That's 23 months in the charts, covering two Christmas periods. It's amazing how this title stayed near the top...
by Mike Davies
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Your top 5 arcade games
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: Your top 5 arcade games

1. Time Pilot
2. Commando
3. Green Beret -- I have this vague memory of the sprites being huge
4. 1943
5. Star Wars
by Mike Davies
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday quiz - bonus round
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

4. Cookie