Name this Speccy shmup type thing

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Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by koopa42 » Tue May 14, 2013 5:00 am

Whilst thinking about the 'consistant game/genre' conundrum I remembered a vertical shooter I played on the spectrum. A sort of rolling background with shooty stuff then at the and of each level you had to beat a mothership. From what I remember:

It was a budget release
It was mostly black and white (although that might have been having a B&W TV issue LOL)
The background scrolled like a cylinder .... er .... not unlike one of the early Buck Rogers games on the old old 486s maybe earlier
The mothership looked like a steel girder design.

I'll knock up one of my patented MSpaints of it (from what I remember)

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Post by koopa42 » Tue May 14, 2013 5:06 am

Right. I think that the main game was different to the mothership bit, I think you had to battle fighters on a scrolling planet type background and then maybe go into space to do the mothership? I can't remember what the baddies or your ship looked like but I think the drawing of the mothership is OK and to kill it you had to shoot the square bit inbetween the girder lookin bits. It was a rinse and repeat of the main game then the mothership bit. Any ideas? It was f##king ace ..... but I somehow think it won't seem that way any more

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Re: Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by psj3809 » Tue May 14, 2013 5:09 am

Ohhhh i like these !

Off the top of my head...

Death Star Interceptor
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0001295

With the 'classic' prepare to launch speech ?

Presume it wasnt Buck Rogers which you mentioned...

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0000731

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Post by koopa42 » Tue May 14, 2013 5:12 am

psj3809 wrote:Ohhhh i like these !

Off the top of my head...

Death Star Interceptor
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0001295

With the 'classic' prepare to launch speech ?

Presume it wasnt Buck Rogers which you mentioned...

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0000731
Nope, not that deathstar one and deffo not the buck rogers because ..... that was the buck rogers one I played :lol:

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Re: Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by joefish » Tue May 14, 2013 5:50 am

Star Raiders II had a rolling-planet effect at the bottom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua1rjNbe6OE

OMFG! It iz MODE 7 on a SPECTRUM !!! :shock: :shock: :shock: !11!! :roll: :lol:

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Post by koopa42 » Tue May 14, 2013 6:13 am

joefish wrote:Star Raiders II had a rolling-planet effect at the bottom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua1rjNbe6OE

OMFG! It iz MODE 7 on a SPECTRUM !!! :shock: :shock: :shock: !11!! :roll: :lol:
I f##king knew I liked mode 7 for a reason :lol: :lol: :lol: we have a winner! Did anyone else play this game? it was ace! Imma aquire it right now.

Cheers

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Post by The Laird » Tue May 14, 2013 8:18 am

koopa42 wrote:
joefish wrote:Star Raiders II had a rolling-planet effect at the bottom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua1rjNbe6OE

OMFG! It iz MODE 7 on a SPECTRUM !!! :shock: :shock: :shock: !11!! :roll: :lol:
I f##king knew I liked mode 7 for a reason :lol: :lol: :lol: we have a winner! Did anyone else play this game? it was ace! Imma aquire it right now.

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Post by thebear » Tue May 14, 2013 8:21 am

this now has me remembering another game with the scrolling similar to this

May have been a chequered grid floor?

(Not Space Harrier or trailblazer)
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 14, 2013 9:21 am

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Re: Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by psj3809 » Tue May 14, 2013 9:28 am

Hmmmm if only there was a series of books i could buy at affordable prices which gave me mini reviews and screenshots of so many Speccy classics ;)

Seriously i'll have a flick through later. Suddenly thought of this old game... 3d Seiddab Attack...

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0004393

Or one of its sequels Lunaattack...

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0002955

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Re: Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by koopa42 » Tue May 14, 2013 9:41 am

I haven't been on WoS for some years, but when you return? you could spend all day there. Speccy is king for a reason .... because it's king.

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Re: Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by thebear » Tue May 14, 2013 9:44 am

nope glass is the most similar of what been mentioned

is one of those games I had 100% forgotte until I read this thread and it bought back a hazy memory!
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Post by thebear » Tue May 14, 2013 9:58 am

I don't think so

I'm gonna kick myself when I hear it

It's possible even that it's just one level of game that's like it
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Re: Name this Speccy shmup type thing

Post by thebear » Tue May 14, 2013 10:01 am

Impossaball is close but not quite right! the look is right but it's scrolling sideways where as the one I thinking of wa sinto the screen

but checks at the top AND bottom definately look right
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