Game of the day...

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:19 am

Metalbrain wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Bernie Dugggs was the main developer of Ping Pong, which has music by Joffa.
That's it
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Post by druellan » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:24 am

Super Scramble Simulator - https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=5034
A difficult but very interesting and rewarding game by Gremlin, and a powerful soundtrack by Ben Daglish.

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Re: Game of the day...

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:12 pm

Fired up my Vega not plus. It's perfect for a feet up, lazy play of the games that suit it, the less keys the better.

Albatrossity: great golf inspired puzzle platform game
Coracle: an unusual shmup that went under the radar
Dominator: atmospheric shooter, inventive beeper use, captures the oppressive feel of 'go to hell'. I never reach zone 2
Humphrey: about as polished as a painter game could get. Hard.
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Post by MatGubbins » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:13 pm

Played Albatrossy a few weeks ago, snapped each level as I was going along. Great game and hard - especially the last level (basketball style) but it can be done.

Been playing 'take apart the Samsung N130 netboot' as the CMOS battery has finally died. Removed every screw, unplugged every ribbon cable, removed the motherboard, cleaned out 8 years of dead skin cells dust and hair, found the CMOS battery, pondered on how to remove it from the shrink wrap plastic stuck to the motherboard, created a new CMOS battery by carefully slicing the connectors off then electrical taping them back onto a fresh battery, bunging everything back together and finding that it is still switched on (yay!) and spent the last half hour trying to get the base back on. The bunging the screws in and finding none were left over - that's a first, and it's still working.
Hopefully the new battery will last another 8 years, as the old one did.

It made Albatrossy look like a walk in the park.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by R-Tape » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:26 pm

Strider. Haven't reached level 2 yet, but I'm enjoying the acrobatics.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by WIWC » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:32 am

I'm having some go's at Exolon, lately which is ok although not as good as Salamander or Zythum.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by druellan » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:56 pm

Missing Omega: build you own robot army, drop them on a maze-like base, click the "auto" button, let them pick objects and destroy enemies, all using a point &click interface.

Mission Omega - https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=3239

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BTW, couldn't categorize this game correctly. It is currently on "Arcade Game: Maze", but it's not an arcade game really, more like a strategy one, but the map looks like a maze, so...
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by R-Tape » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm

druellan wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Missing Omega
I've never heard of that before. It sounds proper cool, and original. Would that even have a genre these days? Simulation? Must try it out tomorrow.

Cool gif btw :-) In a similar vein, I keep wondering whether or not to type 'ZXDB' in the input line of text adventures.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:43 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm
druellan wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Missing Omega
I've never heard of that before. . . .Must try it out tomorrow.
Then grab the fixed version from my little den of game fixes.
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Re: Game of the day...

Post by druellan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:23 am

R-Tape wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm
I've never heard of that before. It sounds proper cool, and original. Would that even have a genre these days? Simulation? Must try it out tomorrow.
Sorry the typo on the name, but the link is the correct one: Mission Omega.
I think the game has more strategy than simulation really, the problem is that there is no plain "Strategy" category on the ZXDB, only "Strategy Game: Management" and "Strategy Game: War", that are too specific.
R-Tape wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm
Cool gif btw :-) In a similar vein, I keep wondering whether or not to type 'ZXDB' in the input line of text adventures.
Yes, I was thinking to seek for screenshots that has a WOS typed somewhere, and replace them with ZXDB :P But, I don't want to start just another project without finishing something before.
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