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by MatGubbins
Wed May 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: The Sedge Warbler - The official mascot of the Spectrum
Replies: 30
Views: 2924

Re: The Sedge Warbler - The official mascot of the Spectrum

It tweets!
Congratulations for filming in landscape mode, however, it does play upside down in VLC.
Maybe this needs a Spot the bird, win £100 competition.
by MatGubbins
Wed May 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Out of context Spectrum games
Replies: 133
Views: 9872

Re: Out of context Spectrum games

From the Daily Mail puzzle page 27th May 2020.

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It's out there... it's breeding! It's... SQIJ!

There's also Myth and some game with a yellow archaeologist bloke that dangles on ropes under the pyramids....
by MatGubbins
Tue May 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Spectrum memes
Replies: 547
Views: 68959

Re: Spectrum memes

https://i.imgflip.com/42h0fi.jpg I got in a lot of trouble with some kids' mum for selling them this game back in the day, I can still feel the white heat of embarrassment of being shouted at in public. :oops: Pretty tame by today's standards though! My local newsagent usually had Your Sinclair on ...
by MatGubbins
Sun May 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Psion Chess
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Psion Chess

Version 2 to match the colour scheme for the QL edition

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by MatGubbins
Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Out of context Spectrum games
Replies: 133
Views: 9872

Re: Out of context Spectrum games

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clue: A brilliant game by Denis Grachev....
by MatGubbins
Thu May 21, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: My TOP-10 games
Replies: 43
Views: 1071

Re: My TOP-10 games

no particular order.

Sabre Wulf
Rebelstar (Firebird)
Laser Squad
Gravibots
Old Tower
Bomb Munchies
Knight Lore
Lunar Jetman
Melbourne Draw (yeah a utility, but it was loaded up more than most games)
Lerm....


One day I will get to have a go on Alien (Mind Games) after the recommendation by Ersh.
by MatGubbins
Wed May 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Music references
Replies: 30
Views: 1479

Re: Music references

Wham! The Music Box (Melbourne House) Careless Whisper Freedom Club Tropicana Young Guns Bad Boys ------------------------------------ Music Box 128K (Melbourne House) Train Gyroscope Blue Danube Train Sweevos World When The Saints Go Marching In Rock And Wrestle Music Box 48K (Melbourne House) Expl...
by MatGubbins
Tue May 19, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: What Next?
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: What Next?

Although I don't have a Next machine, I can guess that for the first few days/weeks it would've been used, updated, had a blast of Sabre Wulf, Bomb Munchies and Gravibots. I too would've had the HDMI problems and smashed things with hammers to try and make it work. It would now probably be sitting o...
by MatGubbins
Tue May 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: Bomb Munchies
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: Bomb Munchies

Bomb Munchies V2150 19thMay 2020 A few rewrites of the 3D map rendering code with a little nudge to draw the map data to the screen has made the game a gnat's chuff quicker. I've included the Speed test routine in this version of the game too. Once the game has been loaded it can be activated by pre...
by MatGubbins
Sat May 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: The MSX
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: The MSX

Ohhh nice. I had a Toshiba HX-10 from a 1999 bootfair, £2. It worked but I didn't have a compatible tape deck. The MSX bit the dust a few years later when I tested it again and I (stupidly) binned it. I have MSX Alien 8 somewhere. 1984, I had just got my Spectrum, the first magazines I purchased was...