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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by Gary Plowman » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:29 pm

Best reader submitted type-in games (by micro) with the code if available.
I was always weary of spending hours typing in code in case the game didn't run or in case the game was rubbish!

Zx spectrum, zx81, BBC, c64 etc
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:51 pm

gman72 wrote:Was there ever a Dallas game?
CCS published an unlicensed Dallas game, a strategy game where you'd run Euing Associates, placing drilling rigs etc. Typical text based strategy game of the period, similar to the original Football Manager.

I have it from new, played it quite a bit bitd, but it did get old quickly.

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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by gman72 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:15 am

Cheers, Antiriad. That's another one for the article :D

Also, Tai Pan.

Also V. An insipid arcade adventure based on the class 80s sci-fi series.
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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by Mayhem » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:57 am

There were two Thunderbirds games, one from Firebird and one from Grandslam.

Run the Gauntlet. Street Hawk was unreleased. So was A-Team (for Atari 2600). There's just been a Cities of Gold game released, right? Cartoons count, right? Trap Door! Round the Bend as well.

You looking at TV quiz shows under this umbrella GMan? Because there's a slew to find there... Blockbusters, Every Second Counts, Family Feud (Fortunes in the UK), Krypton Factor etc.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:29 am

Mayhem wrote:Street Hawk was unreleased.
Street Hawk had two releases, one rushed out crappy one to fulfill catalogue orders, then a second, less rushed but still crappy game replaced it. Both were available at the very least on Spectrum, not sure offhand about any other platforms.
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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by gman72 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:59 am

There really is a wealth of software than comes under the banner of games based on TV shows. I personally think it would make an interesting article. Just a one off, maybe in the style of an old-school TV listings page from a Radio Times or something. :D
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Post by crusto » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:26 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Mayhem wrote:Street Hawk was unreleased.
Street Hawk had two releases, one rushed out crappy one to fulfill catalogue orders, then a second, less rushed but still crappy game replaced it. Both were available at the very least on Spectrum, not sure offhand about any other platforms.
I had Street Hawk for the CPC, it wasn't too bad iirc. It was overhead view and I remember some sort of boost mode which made it difficult...
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:22 pm

I was playing both Street Hawk games for Speccy this afternoon. I prefer the original 'bad' version tbh, its a passable hori scrolling shmup. Not much to it, but a darn sight more fun than the abomination that followed.
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Post by jdanddiet » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:13 pm

The original catalogue version def gets too much stick. Nigel Alderton coded it (in case you missed my ITC with him) and his aim was to produce a fast-paced shooting racer which it certainly is. It just wasn't really graphically upto scratch. Iirc Nigel was called in to clean it up after freelancers dilly-dallied.
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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by psj3809 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:01 am

Urrrgh Street Hawk. I fell for the hype and somehow bought this at one of those Olympia shows in the late 80's. Also Knight Rider (that was really bad)

Street Hawk seemed to take forever, the game wasnt 'too bad' but after all the hype and delays it just didnt help at all. Two more games which dont make me feel bad for copying games in the playground during those years. Saved up tons of pocket money and the likes of Knight Rider/Miami Vice were just appalling.

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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:32 pm

Due to the POWER of Google, Datasoft did a Dallas game, called Dallas Quest, published by US Gold in the UK.

Or at least I THINK it was published by US Gold.
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Post by merman » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:26 am

slacey1070 wrote:Due to the POWER of Google, Datasoft did a Dallas game, called Dallas Quest, published by US Gold in the UK.

Or at least I THINK it was published by US Gold.
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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by gman72 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:30 pm

ALF on the Master System... Another cracker :D
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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:25 pm

Cracker or crapper?
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Re: Idea For a Feature

Post by Lost Dragon » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:36 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Cracker or crapper?
Crapper...or was that the Jaguar CD's nickname only?

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