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Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:20 pm
by uglifruit
Rifle Range holds such great memories for me. A game I can remember my Mum and Dad actually having a go on. I mean, the game itself is the epitome of budget, but it still holds a special place.

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:40 pm
by stupidget
Gnasher was also released by Mastertronic:

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I know, because it was one of the first games I ever bought with my own money :D

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:45 pm
by Stefan
stupidget wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Gnasher was also released by Mastertronic:

I know, because it was one of the first games I ever bought with my own money :D
That was the re-release - see https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=2063 - only original releases count for these polls.

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:02 pm
by stupidget
Stefan wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:45 pm
stupidget wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Gnasher was also released by Mastertronic:

I know, because it was one of the first games I ever bought with my own money :D
That was the re-release - see https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=2063 - only original releases count for these polls.
Damn you know your Mastertronic titles :D

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:24 pm
by uglifruit
Oooh. I had Gnasher too.
That was two quid well spent.

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:13 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
That's curious, but of all these huge lot of games, I only played Speed King 2 back in the day.

Only thanks to Internet I could know the Finders Keepers saga or a interesting and cool darts game that is 180 (great 128K music). Or others like Feud, Agent X, Kane, Amaurote, ...

There's no other company with so many 'unplayed' games back in the day. Weird.

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic's brands: discussion

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:50 am
by toot_toot
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:13 pm
That's curious, but of all these huge lot of games, I only played Speed King 2 back in the day.

Only thanks to Internet I could know the Finders Keepers saga or a interesting and cool darts game that is 180 (great 128K music). Or others like Feud, Agent X, Kane, Amaurote, ...

There's no other company with so many 'unplayed' games back in the day. Weird.
Speed King 2 is a really strange one... it's a sequel to a game that was only released on the C64, but the sequel was only released on the Spectrum. The original Speed King on the C64 is a sort of conversion of Full Throttle for the Spectrum, both written by Mervyn Estcourt, who also wrote Death Chase on the spectrum. Both Death Chase and Full Throttle were published by Micromega on the Spectrum.

However, Speed King 2 on the Spectrum was written by Derek Brewster, who also had a few Spectrum games published by Micromega - Codename Mat, Jasper among others.