The first game you bought

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The first game you bought

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:50 pm

Curse Of Sherwood for me. Although I had plenty of decent Ocean/Imagine hits already supplied with my ZX Spectrum 128K +2 in 1987 (thanks Dixons), the cartoon artwork on this £2 Mastertronic had been rather compelling. I'd stared at a rack of cheap games in Boots in the weeks leading up to getting my first ever computer.

It's largely forgotten because it's a budget release in the midst of the Speccy's commercial peak, but I think it's a pretty damned good title. Yeah, it's rather generic, but had it been released a few years earlier, it'd have been typical of full price offerings. There's something about it that makes it feel like a phantom Ultimate title. Call me a heretic if you wish...
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Spud » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:21 pm

The first Speccy game I bought for our ZX Spectrum was Dizzy. I lived off budget titles for the next few years as the measly pocket money I had didn't go very far. In fact the only full price title I bought for the the system was 720 Degrees.
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Re: The first game you bought

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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Collieuk » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:01 pm

I'm not sure what the first game I bought was, but I recall for one of my birthday's, or possibly Christmas I got BMX Simulator and Fighting Warrior. Those were the first two games that were mine as opposed to mine and my brother's. After that I was allowed the occasional £1.99 or £2.99 title. I begrudged paying £3.99 later!
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Mike Davies » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:09 pm

I think it was Saboteur, I can recall the loading screen, but it crashed while loading. It turned out there was a fault on my 48k Spectrum, so it was only happy with 16k games. I returned it to the shop and got Estimator Racer. Yeah I know, shoot me now.
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Pegaz » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:12 pm

PSSST (Ultimate) and Backgammon (Psion) are my first Spectrum games.
Beautiful memories, almost untouched after more than 30 years.
Great times. :)
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Blerkotron » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Trashman - not my first game, but the first one I bought with my own money rather than receiving it as a present. I bought it on a whim because I liked the sound of it from the inlay (I'd no idea whether it was any good or not, I'd never even heard of it) and it turned out to be one of my favourite Speccy games ever. Which is kind of incredible when you think about it.

My brother wasn't so lucky - he bought Softek's "Monsters in Hell" at the same time and.... oh dear.
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:19 am

Match Day & Raid Over Moscow, the same day I got my brand new Spectrum plus.

Not bad games, I think :)
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by ramsrc » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 am

To be honest, I can't remember the first game I actually bought - but the first game I got was Manic Miner. With my Spectrum, Christmas 1983. :)
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Re: The first game you bought

Post by Dark » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:23 am

PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Curse Of Sherwood for me. Although I had plenty of decent Ocean/Imagine hits already supplied with my ZX Spectrum 128K +2 in 1987 (thanks Dixons), the cartoon artwork on this £2 Mastertronic had been rather compelling. I'd stared at a rack of cheap games in Boots in the weeks leading up to getting my first ever computer.
Don’t remember the first game that I bought, but I certainly had, Curse of Sherwood, which I thought was great. Played it loads but never got anywhere near to completing it.
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