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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: 1068

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: 357

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: 354

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: 354

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: 223

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: 389

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: 826

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: 323

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

4. Cookie
by Mike Davies
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 46
Views: 1238

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

Also, I think the Kings and Queens are swapped in the above image. The king for either colour is the piece with a + at the top. The pieces on c4 and c7 look like the kings, but they are supposed to be the queens (which are sitting on g1 and g8, where the kings should be).
by Mike Davies
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Vega+ Discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 3195

Re: ZX Vega+ Discussion

Sir Clive is no longer a director of RCL. Poor health has been given as the reason. There's some misdirection going on in RCL's statement. Sir Clive never was a Director or Shareholder of RCL. The Companies House records show that it's Sinclair Research Ltd as the Shareholder (https://beta.companie...