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by Gary Plowman
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Of All Time
Replies: 214
Views: 4239

Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Sensible World of Soccer (Amiga) Kick Off 2 (Amiga) Lords of Midnight (Spectrum) Back to Skool (Spectrum) Baldurs Gate (PC) Age of Empires 2 (PC) Freelancer (PC) Elite (Spectrum / BBC) Frontier (Amiga) Fez (PC) Shadow of the Collossus (PS2) Tertris (Gameboy) JetPac (Spectrum) Donkey Kong (Arcade) Ga...
by Gary Plowman
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss 136: What do you consider "retro"?
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: Discuss 136: What do you consider "retro"?

For me its about the bits. 8-bit and 16-bit is retro - 32-bit is still widely used, but being overtaken by 64-bit.
by Gary Plowman
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss 135: Do you emulate and why do you do it?
Replies: 45
Views: 1451

Re: Discuss 135: Do you emulate and why do you do it?

I emulate so I can play systems I've never even seen in the shops.
Also lately I've been thinking about having a real 48k Speccy again...*nostalgic sigh*
by Gary Plowman
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Bookazine reprints
Replies: 47
Views: 2076

Re: Bookazine reprints

I need the ZX Spectrum re-print!!!! - I think you guys under-estimated the sales for that one.
By the time I found out about it - it wasn't available anywhere!
:D
by Gary Plowman
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Speccyjam My Entry
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Speccyjam My Entry

BRUCE LEAP Fighting Platformer for speccyjam! Free to play (Windows only: download,extract and run) Rescue Mai Wee from Bolo's tower whilst avoiding / fighting Bolo's ninja assassins. Controls: Q,A,O,P, Space with switch facing stance, M=kick, N=Punch (walk,jump and kick is flying kick) Collect the...
by Gary Plowman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Best Type-In Progs by Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1532

Re: Best Type-In Progs by Machine

I wrote a really good art program for spectrum zx basic... I did a few on Amiga also, but the quality of Amiga games and my BBS via modem (phone bills remember phone bills!!) kept me away from coding much. The other were dodgey platformers or my 16 x 16 room-based, Lord of the Rings (a text-based du...
by Gary Plowman
Sat May 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Best Type-In Progs by Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1532

Re: Best Type-In Progs by Machine

Seems to be a lot of Apple IIe type-in memories...I just finished read Jordon Mechners book "about beginnings of the 'Karaeka' game development" He started off on type-ins too...ZX basic was slow but so easy to program with (in 128k mode that is!) I recently did a flappy clone using zx spin... did i...
by Gary Plowman
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11659
Views: 496751

Re: Screenshot challenge.

Very like Sinbad on zx spectrum ... Maybe pc version of it?
by Gary Plowman
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 129 - Worst sticking points
Replies: 51
Views: 1814

Re: From the forum issue 129 - Worst sticking points

GB - Secret of Mana

A puzzle in the desert with a vague riddle.
Solution: you had to make a figure of 8 around 2 cacti numerous times to open a secret door or something...jaysus!
by Gary Plowman
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: What aged the best?
Replies: 30
Views: 2768

Re: What aged the best?

TheDude18 wrote:I still think that the 48k Spectrum looks fantastic and an icon of the industry (and this coming from a Commodore fan!)
Couldnt agree more! I even have the speccy keyboard t-shirt!
by Gary Plowman
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 127
Replies: 86
Views: 3618

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

I'm getting this!
Fairlight was my one of first full-price buys!
by Gary Plowman
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Suggestions for Retro Gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Suggestions for Retro Gamer

What about Firebird / Silverbird label and all those cool games for the speccy?

I am releasing a reboot of a popular Firebird game any day now!
by Gary Plowman
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Retro Flappy
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Retro Flappy

Also, I found it very interesting that I could mimic flappy bird in 98 lines of Sinclair basic!!
by Gary Plowman
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-up
Replies: 42
Views: 1300

Re: From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-

Sinclair Spectrum - Target Renegade, it was massive!!
by Gary Plowman
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Readers' vote issue 126 - Favourite Game Boy game
Replies: 31
Views: 1416

Re: Readers' vote issue 126 - Favourite Game Boy game

Cant believe no one mentioned the brilliant...
Secret of Mana
:D