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by Matt_B
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Good Spectrum-exclusive games?
Replies: 14
Views: 377

jdanddiet wrote:
neuromancer wrote:
Matt_B wrote:I believe that the following are all Spectrum exclusives:

Chaos
Micronaut One
Return Of The Things
Sky Ranger
Wheelie
Zombie Zombie
Hi Matt_B,
off topic, but is your avatar Tau Ceti?
certainly looks like it!
Indeed it is.
by Matt_B
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Good Spectrum-exclusive games?
Replies: 14
Views: 377

I believe that the following are all Spectrum exclusives:

Chaos
Micronaut One
Return Of The Things
Sky Ranger
Wheelie
Zombie Zombie
by Matt_B
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Shoot-em-ups: Spectrum Vs Commodore 64
Replies: 34
Views: 917

I'm normally one to stick up for the Spectrum, but if there's one genre that the C64 ought to be able to excel at it's scrolling shooters as the hardware support for scrolling and sprites gives it huge advantages. It's as much a no contest as, say, isometric games would be in the opposite direction....
by Matt_B
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Doom can now play itself
Replies: 27
Views: 886

Yeah, when I played Doom on a friends PC, I always played without the music which I found a bit dodgy, if memory serves. The near silence punctuated by the various sounds of growling monsters and doors etc made it a lot more atmospheric. The PS1 version had a far better ambient musical score, I tho...
by Matt_B
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C&C: Tiberium Wars VS Red Alert 3
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Be wary you can't buy RA3 on PC though, only rent it. You can't reinstall it without EA's say so, when they turn off those servers you're screwed. Yep, don't you just love DRM? :cry: Still, at least they gave the original C&C away when it was ten years old. Perhaps they can continue to support the ...
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 3765

Whats the latest with this ? I read there was an issue with the payment so you had to re-order because they changed banks or something ? Read a few people lost out to the exchange rate. Thought they were being released end of Nov ? Whats the latest date now ? I do want this to do well, i'll buy one...
by Matt_B
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was Horace?
Replies: 31
Views: 921

Two Horace games have been entered in the comp.sys.sinclair crap games competition over the years and you can find them here:

http://www.unsatisfactorysoftware.co.uk ... rch=horace

I don't think either will need to be added to the voting though.
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was Horace?
Replies: 31
Views: 921

I'll go for Horace and the Spiders. Horace Goes Skiing isn't bad though, and Hungry Horace would be OK if it wasn't for the rather poor maze designs.
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who here has allegiance to an 8 bit computer other than...
Replies: 35
Views: 928

The ZX81 would be my main other one. It might have been the most minimalist of all 8-bits, but it had some superb and imaginative games and also a nice version of BASIC for its time. I've also a bit of a thing for the BBC Micro; I never owned one, but I got to use them a lot at school and my mother,...
by Matt_B
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Whats the hardest game you've ever completed?
Replies: 49
Views: 1647

I got past the wall on Airwolf once If its the one I'm thinking of, its quite easy to get past - you just need to fly right through as soon as you get onto the screen. The wall starts to build as soon as the screen displays, but there's just enough time to sneak through without trying to shoot it a...
by Matt_B
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum emulators
Replies: 7
Views: 352

I mostly use Spin too.

That said Fuse, EightyOne, Spectaculator and SpecEmu are all really good as well. So, if anything even mildly irritates you about Spin, they're worth a look.
by Matt_B
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favourite homebrew remake?
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Heavy Stylus wrote:My award for best new remake (PC) goes to 3D Starstrike by Urban Interactive.

http://www.starstrike.urbaninteractive.net/
I'll second that, and yes I'd already thought of it before I read your post.
by Matt_B
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which game has received the oddest ports?
Replies: 46
Views: 1560

Carrier Command on the C64 reinterpreted the game in 2D. I've not played it, but apparently it still worked quite well. I suppose it's OK for what it is, and the strategic aspects are recognizably similar, but they basically turned a 3D simulator into a 2D scrolling shoot 'em up. It's like calling ...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What the hell is going on Talksport?
Replies: 32
Views: 869

I guess Jon Gaunt just picked the wrong person to call a Nazi. :twisted:

TalkBollocks would be a better name for that channel on the whole though.
by Matt_B
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jon Gaunt sacked!
Replies: 68
Views: 1606

So if you can't prove your argument in debate?.....throw a hissy fit and get em sacked. Interesting that he referred to the guy as a 'Health Nazi' which would imply that Gaunt thought the guy was someone with totalitarian views on the subject who would seek to eliminate anyone who disagrees with hi...