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by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best Selling Spectrum Game
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Best Selling Spectrum Game

Dunno if Anthony Guter's site has ever been mentioned around these parts but this thread reminded me of this sales chart hosted on his site. He ran the firm's sales and royalty accounting system for a few years in the second half of the 1980s, so I'd say this is a pretty authoritative all-formats br...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Colossal Adventure/Adventure Quest... 16K?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Colossal Adventure/Adventure Quest... 16K?

Remember, this is before Level 9 were properly established. When they were duplicating their games on TDK cassettes in the plastic bags with the coloured card inlays. ...and that gives me a reason to indulge in my occasional obsession of looking up on Google Street View the addresses of ancient sof...
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:37 am
So I presume you'll like Mojon Twin's Viaje al Centro de la Napia: ('Voyage into the centre of the nose')

https://maps.speccy.cz/map.php?id=Viaje ... odelaNapia
Oh yeah - that's awesome!
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

Maybe here on WoS forums?: https://worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/comment/956660/#Comment_956660 Not that it really matters but very unlikely, as I've not frequented the WoS forums in any meaningful way since... well, the ZX Vega+ debacle and because of the people in charge of WoS, then as n...
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

I like maps where each room is clearly part of an overall picture. Fantastic Voyage is a good example. Astronaut Labyrinth is another one, if a bit samey. Yep, me too -- those are both great examples of exactly what I find interesting. Maps even from a distant glance catch your eye. Thanks. I never...
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

What I meant was a lot of games that are divided into separate levels will have them completely apart from each other, so you complete one and move onto the next, and they don't have any particular spatial relation to each other. In Space Monsters Meet the Hardy, the levels have been designed so th...
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

I thought it interesting how Space Monsters Meet the Hardy had levels that are played separately, but arranged onto one complete map, so you can see levels adjacent to the one you're currently playing. Never played it, or even heard of it. I've just taken a look at a YouTube playthrough, and the ma...
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

My Map! Gawd, did I really make that 19 years ago? But you can see that it's the details that make the Sabre Wulf map - perspective gave you a subconscious feeling of climbing the screen. The layout is also quite lovely with lots of places to explore. All in all, my fvaourite Speccy game ever. Spec...
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

Sabre Wulf. It's just beautiful. I can't recall where I learned this but not so long back I found out that the SW screens have forced perspective, where the plants at the bottom of each screen are bigger than those at the top. This applies even to the mountains at the very bottom and very to of the...
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Interesting game maps?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Interesting game maps?

ZXDunny wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Sabre Wulf. It's just beautiful.

Also Knight Lore. Love it or hate it (I hate it) the map is lovely.
I have the Crash KL map as a poster on my office wall. :)