Daley Thompson's Decathlon - How did you play it ?

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Post by Morkin » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:34 am

Opa-Opa wrote:Rubber ball inbetween the O and the P keys for me, untill I got a 128k+ and the ball didnt work :(
Aha! Another rubber baller. :lol:

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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:10 am

Mootown wrote:It's no Hyper Sports at the end of the day though.
So True!. I played Daley Thompson on my mates speccy so had no issues or problems with beating his keyboard sh1tless.
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Post by Dizrythmia » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:14 am

I used to play with a friend of mine & we'd do the interchange thing. We broke a fair few joysticks on that one!!! Eventually we had to make do with the keyboard while we saved up for replacements :)

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Post by eggman1973 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:07 pm

either Z, X and SPACE, or N, M and SPACE..

Keyboard either way!

(and with a serious grimace on my face of course!)
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Post by eggman1973 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:09 pm

(HyperSports v Daley Thompson's Decathlon)

For my money, I think HyperSports was more fun (and I'm a Konami fan), but Daley Thompson's had more events.
DT's Super Test was pretty cool too.

A dead heat!
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Post by DonkeySpank » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:37 am

DT's Decathlon makes me warm :wink: as it was one of the first games I ever had on the Speccy. But I have to admit that Hypersports is a better game, more varied and the graphics are nicer - and of course it has that long-haired moustachio'd guy who always makes me laugh! DT's Supertest however was gash. FACT. :wink:

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:04 am

I never played Daley Thompsons on the joystick, like you said i played the 'tag team' approach, each thumping a key and one person doing the angles also on the jump ones etc.

My mate had Track n Field on the GB mono, had a small lighter which he rubbed across the two buttons. Scratched his old GB to death but he was always able to get the top speed on any event.

Hyper Sports to me was better, very polished game but Daley Thompsons for many people was the first sports game like this they ever played on their home computer and loved after seeing Track n Field in the arcades.

Always used to laugh at the 'porn style' moustache the Hyper Sports character had. Skeet shooting was brilliant but i found the weightlifting even boring but the archery required some skill.

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Post by Wil » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:12 am

Dismantle an Atari 2600 joystick.
Wire it up to a corkscrew and another piece of metal.
Rub the metal up and down the corkscrew creating an on/off/on/off switch.

See the bugger run like mad!

(this was on the 1500m run on Decathlon on the VCS)

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Post by redflame24 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:36 am

I used the joystick approach,this thread reminded me many moons ago when me and my brothers went to butlins and they had a " track and field" arcade machine,the machine coin mechanism was knackered and when you put a 50p coin in it it gave you about 20-40 credits, after 3 days we all had a blister in the palms of your hands :shock: :lol:

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Post by alexhighnumber » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:02 pm

Was it the CTRL and 2 keys you had to use on the C64? Before I realised I'd end up working the joystick with my feet when both arms gave out on the 1500!!!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:17 pm

My favourite was Combat School

And the title music on the C64 was fantastic
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Post by revgiblet » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:28 pm

paranoid marvin wrote: And the title music on the C64 was fantastic
Darn right. Was it just me or did anyone else think that it sounded like that song "I Want to be your Drill Instructor" that was in the charts about the same time? I assume that it was intentional.
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Post by merman » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:42 am

revgiblet wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote: And the title music on the C64 was fantastic
Darn right. Was it just me or did anyone else think that it sounded like that song "I Want to be your Drill Instructor" that was in the charts about the same time? I assume that it was intentional.
Yep, it was based on that tune. (The SID Tune Information List, or STIL for short, has this sort of information - www.stil.c64.org

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Post by White Demon » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:46 am

Back in the day I owned a Sega (Mastersystem) control stick which I used extensively on my C64. I found it was like no other for wagglers - the scores/times I could get when using this stick were unbelievable.

Now if I'm playing a waggler on emulation, I've found setting both left&right / up&down (or whatever is needed) to the same key works amazingly well for most games.

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Post by 1500graham » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:08 pm

I used to watch my mates hammer the rubber Speccy keys like lunatics & bash their fists on it whenever they failed at an event. After breaking (& returning) about eight Quickshot II joystcks to Boots, i mastered the key pressing technique by gently tapping the keys with one finger of each hand.
Whenever my heavy handed pals came to my house i'd tweek the heads on the cassette player so that it wouldn't load. I loved my Speccy & wasn't prepared to see it being pounded into oblivion.

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