Game of the day...

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by R-Tape » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm

Had a hour's blast on Loony Zoo last night. It's certainly one to file under 'charming', but I keep returning to it. The difficulty is up to usual early spectrum standards (difficult, often frustrating), but once you get used to its unusual physics you can get several levels in.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by WIWC » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 am

Terra Cognita by Code Masters through emulation, almost every evening.

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And had a go at a recently purchased copy of Arkanoid on the grey +2, scored about 83000 points.

And also at Robocop, first time I'm able to load all the levels in one go.

No Zythum.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:30 pm

WIWC wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 am
No Zythum.
You’re slipping.
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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by WIWC » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:47 pm

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:43 am

Wandering around in Alien 8. I've gone further than I had thought!

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by R-Tape » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:43 pm

Fired up my +2 for the first time in a while:

-Slubberdegullion, novel shmup, with the most arsekicking AY. Unfortunately my +2 has a beeper bias, so the fire and spot effects sound really loud, and the music light in comparison.
-Dingo. Didn't load this time. Usually does. No idea why :o
-C is for Crabby. Whatever design tool he uses, Gabam can't help but spunk his passion and talent all over it. Great game, very hard, got nowhere.
-Manic Miner. It loaded; It's great. Nuff said.
-Mole Rat! :mrgreen:
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Ast A. Moore » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm

Hypaball by Odin Computer Graphics (1986)

I used to enjoy it back in the day, and firing it up today managed to beat the computer 20:10.

Only just noticed that one of the selectable players is called Joffa Smifff and the developer, Doug Burns, spells his name Bernie Dugggs on the main menu screen. A nice homage to Joffa and his humor.

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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

Author of A Yankee in Iraq, a 50 fps shoot-’em-up—the first game to utilize the floating bus on the +2A/+3,
and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:40 pm

I'm sure I've seen 'Bernie Dugggs' in another game.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Metalbrain » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Bernie Dugggs was the main developer of Ping Pong, which has music by Joffa.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by stupidget » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:08 pm

Hypaball sounds like it has the same 'Applause' sound as Ping-Pong.
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