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by Blerkotron
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with D: vote
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

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

Dan Dare for me. Beautiful, smooth, great fun to play - I lost days to that and still love a game even now.

Decathlon would've been my second choice - can't quite forgive it for breaking my keyboard membrane. :)
by Blerkotron
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: New TOSEC of ZXSpectrum (Nov 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 2902

Re: New TOSEC of ZXSpectrum (Nov 2017)

Is there a way to download this all in one go? Unusually for archive.org I only seem to be able to browse the files individually, there's no massive zip file. Or I didn't see one if there is. Very comprehensive collection, and a lot of effort put into naming and tagging everything properly, too. Edi...
by Blerkotron
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Poll: The last Ultimate games (1986/1987)
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Poll: The last Ultimate games (1986/1987)

Cyberun isn't great, but it's easily the best of the bunch. Pentagram is just dead boring, the other two are genuinely awful.

Cyberun's main problem is that it's just too damned hard, but I played a lot of it back in the day with a bunch of POKEs added.
by Blerkotron
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with C: vote
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

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

I so wanted to love Sam Cruise like I did the Skool games, but I just found it impossibly difficult without a cheat and impossibly cryptic without a solution.
by Blerkotron
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with C: vote
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

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

Voted for Chaos. Chuckie Egg is also blisteringly good, but Chaos has that old 'infinite replayability' bonus so I think it wins. :)

Chase HQ.... I realise it's really polished and an amazing conversion, but I never really found it much fun to play. Possibly because I'm crap at it.
by Blerkotron
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Your top 5 Ultimate games
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

Re: Your top 5 Ultimate games

1. Atic Atac
2. Jetpac
3. Cookie
4. Pssst
5. Alien 8

Controversial! Maybe.
by Blerkotron
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with C: discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2540

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with C: discussion

Slimmer pickings for C and most of my ideas have already been listed, but I would like to suggest Cabal - a most excellent arcade port.
by Blerkotron
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote
Replies: 29
Views: 3139

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

Not my choice, but a very worthy winner!

Do we vote for an overall winner once you have one for each letter? :-D
by Blerkotron
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Sound libraries, any examples.
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Sound libraries, any examples.

I used Shiru's "BeepFX" to generate sound effects for my last couple of projects, it's great fun to play around with and makes some super beeps and farts. It even has a randomize button that you can keep hitting if you don't really know what you want. The assembly code it generates is pretty compact...
by Blerkotron
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote
Replies: 29
Views: 3139

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

This is much harder than the 'a' vote was. I can see the love for Bomb Jack because I absolutely love it myself, but in terms of sheer time spent playing I think Back to Skool just nudges it for me, and has the added bonus of being a Speccy original.