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Re: Cassette 50

Post by woody.cool » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:05 pm

I've just had a look, and realised that I have Cassette 50 for CPC, Speccy, C64 and BBC

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:02 am

i recall spending more time loading the games on cassette 50 than actually playing them.

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by woody.cool » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:04 am

Well, I revisited Cassette 50 (after seeing this thread) and wondered "what the hell was I thinking when I bought this crap?"

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:14 am

were the games different on each version?

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by woody.cool » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:16 am

jdanddiet wrote:were the games different on each version?
no, they don't
the same games, but they do differ in quality between versions.
I played the BBC Micro version not too long ago and thought it was crap.

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by the_hawk » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:59 am

I did actually have a copy of this back in the day, I think it was my "Free mystery gift" for joining one of those buy an overpriced game every month for a year clubs.

I vaguely remember a ski jumping betting game on it, was that any good or did I imagine that?

Other than that, I think I played through the tape once and never touched it again.
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Re: Cassette 50

Post by woody.cool » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:14 am

the_hawk wrote:I vaguely remember a ski jumping betting game on it, was that any good or did I imagine that?
None of the games were any good :wink:

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by SirClive » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:47 am

Oh come on, saome were passable for a quick diversion.
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Re: Cassette 50

Post by the_hawk » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:43 am

Get in quick to bag yourself a bargain! :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cassette-50-by-Ca ... 286.c0.m14

I wonder what happened to the free watch!
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Re: Cassette 50

Post by khisanth » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:55 am

Cassette 50 . . .

*shudders*


If ever a game should get sued for false advertising its this one! 50 "great" "arcade" games. great "value" for money.

no, 50 shoddy mini games written in BASIC that would not be good enough even for a magazine type in.
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Re: Cassette 50

Post by psj3809 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:23 am

Amazing how well that did, always heard it sold a fair few. I mean even as a kid when you saw a listing of 50 games you must have thought 'crappy basic type-in's' ?

Never bought it but back then the calculator watch was slightly tempting !

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by khisanth » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:39 am

as a kid back then you believed everything you read about!! luckily it came free with the first order you placed with the home computer club.
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Re: Cassette 50

Post by TMR » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:40 pm

khisanth wrote:as a kid back then you believed everything you read about!! luckily it came free with the first order you placed with the home computer club.
There's a good reason to cancel the subscription! =-)

i don't think we were as cynical back then though, i remember that the just-about-teenagers i was associating with had seen the advert and most thought it'd be at least interesting, none of us thought "must be crap at that price" for some reason...

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Re: Cassette 50

Post by psj3809 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:44 pm

I dont know, i must admit i did my homework when it came to games back in the 80's, would often wait for a review, once or twice i didnt (Jet Set Willy II - Disappointed, thought this was a new game not extra rooms bolted onto the original) but overall i used to read a review or two in the mags before spending my hard earned money.

Knew Cassette 50 back then was gonna be crap


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