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Late spectrum games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:57 am

Can anyone recall the last Speccy games that were released for the machine? I know of Doctor Who Dalek Attack
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Post by the_hawk » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:10 am

Alternative Software & Zeppelin Games had quite a few if I recall.

Graeme Souness Soccer Manager & Popeye, Count Duckula & Postman Pat games all spring to mind. I'm sure there were loads though.

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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by walrus » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:35 am

There was a thread similar to this recently in the Games section of the World of Spectrum forums. I can't get into them right now but it was about the final full price commercially available games. It shouldn't be too far through the pages of the forum. I recall quite a few suggestions of late games there.

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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by Rory Milne » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:56 am

Off the top of my head, well, ok, from World of Spectrum...

1993:

Robin Hood - Legend Quest (1993 Code Masters)
Street Fighter II (1993 Go!)
Wrestling Superstars (1993 Code Masters)

1992:

Addams Family, The (1992 Ocean Software)
American 3D Pool (1992 Zeppelin Games)
American Tag Team Wrestling (1992 Zeppelin Games)
Astroball (1992 Digital Reality)
Biff (1992 Beyond Belief)
Bonanza Bros. (1992 US Gold)
Captain Dynamo (1992 Code Masters)
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy (1992 Code Masters)
DJ Puff's Volcanic Caper (1992 Code Masters)
Fireman Sam (1992 Alternative Software)
G-LOC (1992 US Gold)
Grell and Fella (1992 Code Masters)
Hands of Stone (1992 Beyond Belief)
Hideous (1992 Alternative Software)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992 US Gold)
International Tennis (1992 Zeppelin Games)
The Jetsons (1992 Hi-Tec Software)
Murray Mouse in Mouse Mania (1992 Code Masters)
Paperboy 2 (1992 Mindscape International)
Popeye 3 (1992 Alternative Software)
Potsworth & Co. (1992 Hi-Tec Software)
RoboCop 3 (1992 Ocean Software)
Sergeant Seymour Robot Cop (1992 Code Masters)
Sleepwalker (1992 Zeppelin Games)
Space Crusade (1992 Gremlin Graphics)
Space Gun (1992 Ocean Software)
Steg (1992 Code Masters)
3D Stock Cars II (1992 Challenge Software)
Sword of the Samurai (1992 Zeppelin Games)
Turbo the Tortoise (1992 Hi-Tec Software)
Wild West Seymour (1992 Code Masters)

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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by Fred83 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:22 am

Rory got it right.Just to add to the list for another big name game. Nigel Mansell's World Championship was 1993 release from gremlin.
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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:27 am

I'm pretty sure Championship 3D Snoooker (by Zeppelin) came out either the end of 1992 or sometime in 1993 too, it was the last Speccy game I actually bought new.
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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by Fishsta » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:24 am

I'm sure Popeye 3 was one of the dying games too... As well as "Playdays"...

Some of the stuff that appeared AFTER the "End", as it was, was actually VERY VERY impressive. Prince of Persia, for example.
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Post by jdanddiet » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:28 am

A demo of "playdays" featured on the cassette covermount of the very last issue of the one remaining speccy mag Your Sinclair.
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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by Fred83 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:35 am

Fishsta wrote:Some of the stuff that appeared AFTER the "End", as it was, was actually VERY VERY impressive. Prince of Persia, for example.
Prince of persia was very close of getting a offical release back in the day.shame it wasnt granted - http://simoncooke.com/samcoupe/release.html
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Post by Fishsta » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:35 am

jdanddiet wrote:A demo of "playdays" featured on the cassette covermount of the very last issue of the one remaining speccy mag Your Sinclair.
>cough<

Penultimate issue. How can anyone forget the BIG FINAL ISSUE?

I read mine the other day. >sob<
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:20 am

Well if you're going to be pedantic about it there was an issue 94.....

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Post by Fishsta » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:02 am

Heh, and I visit YSRNRY every day (Your Daily YS Fix is in my dinnertime routine now.).

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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:25 am

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Re: Late spectrum games

Post by Fred83 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:36 pm

Apparently the speccy +2 models where in production until about 1992 :shock:

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