Who remembers Soft Aid?

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Who remembers Soft Aid?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:53 pm

Came out the same time as Band Aid and was basically a compilation that featured some really cool games including Ant Attack and Kokatoni Wilf.
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Post by The Last Ginja » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:58 pm

Yes I do..... £5.95 well spent or maybe £4.95 or maybe more, Look why are you asking me?

It was a bargain 10 games for .......(insert cost here)


I paid my money to charity.

Kokotoni Wilf...A Great game or not....

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:00 pm

There was a motorcycle game that was kindof like Defender, but I'll be buggered if I can remember what it was called...
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Post by The Last Ginja » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:02 pm

Kokotoni Wilf...A Great game or not....

I'll answer my own Question, just played on C64 and CPC emulator

NO

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Post by The Universal » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:21 pm

Does nayone have a KW screenshot? The name rings a bell but I cant place it
Just where is Mickey T?

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Post by The Last Ginja » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:27 pm

The Universal wrote:Does nayone have a KW screenshot? The name rings a bell but I cant place it
Do you have a C64 or CPC emulator?

i COULD SEND U ROM...

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Post by AmazingJas » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:39 pm

I have very fond memories of the principle behind it, alas never made it to my local retailers.

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Post by LeeT » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:42 am

The Universal wrote:Does nayone have a KW screenshot? The name rings a bell but I cant place it
You can see the game here

Not a bad little game - quite difficult though!

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Post by LeeT » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:44 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:There was a motorcycle game that was kindof like Defender, but I'll be buggered if I can remember what it was called...
*plug* Details here (C64)

One of my fave compilations - I couldn't believe that it was so cheap.

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Post by Hungry Horace » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:17 am

I remember Soft Aid, it arrived about the same time as another charity games compilation called War on Want, if memory serves.

The cover was certainly stark; didn't some stores have an issue with it and find it 'disturbing' and either refuse to stock it, or at least obscure the cover? WH Smith is one store that springs to mind.

Confession time. My friend purchased Soft Aid and, despite the good cause, I copied it off him. Not a penny of my money went to that good cause, and it makes me feel as bad as the time, about a year after, I saw a granny drop a fiver in town, swiftly grabbed it and brought Frankie Goes to Hollywood. I needed that fiver more then her. She could eat cheaply for a bit so I could have a new game.
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Post by The Last Ginja » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:41 am

You should donate a fiver to Charity today to make up for the fact that you are evil, and can my nan have her money back please? :wink:

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Post by merman » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:43 am

There was a rash of charity compilations back then - Off The Hook, Kidsplay (for the NSPCC) and the afore-mentioned Softaid.

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Post by Morkin » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:51 am

I've only just remembered it after visiting WOS. These were the games:

Side A

1. Spellbound Beyond Software
2. Starbike The Edge Software
3. Kokotoni Wilf Elite Systems Ltd
4. Pyramid, The Fantasy Software [1]
5. Horace goes Skiing Sinclair Research Ltd

Side B

1. Gilligan's Gold Ocean Software Ltd
2. Ant Attack Quicksilva Ltd
3. Tank Duel, 3D Realtime Games Software Ltd
4. Jack and the Beanstalk Thor Computer Software
5. Sorcery Virgin Games Ltd


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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:51 am

The Last Ginja wrote:
The Universal wrote:Does nayone have a KW screenshot? The name rings a bell but I cant place it
Do you have a C64 or CPC emulator?

i COULD SEND U ROM...
Sorry mate, but I can't condone the use of ROMs on the website, even if you are just trying to help me out.
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Post by DonkeySpank » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:57 am

SoftAid - yeah I remember this. And of all the compilations that were released for the 8-bits I *still* maintain it's the best value comp-tape ever marketed. Some absolute gems on there.

Kokotoni Wilf - aaaaah now do I love this game or do I love this game?! I had the Spectrum version, it was one of the first games I ever had and I played it for what must have been months and months on end! :wink: Fiendishly difficult in places, simple in others, I loved the time-travel aspect to this. One of Elite's unsung classics, as is RollerCoaster by the way. Sheer class.

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