Zx Spectrum Games

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  1. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Big list of ported zx spectrum games for all the old farts on here:

    http://torinak.com/qaop/games

    Quoting a sad b'stard somewhere else:

     
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  2. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Was a Saturday treat to get on the Met Line to Harrow or Uxbridge and spend my pocket money on a Codemasters £1.99 game.

    Personal spectrum favourites:
    Chuckie Egg
    Jet-Pac
    ATV

    Got an emulator on my tablet with about 400 games. Takes up about a Mb.
     
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  3. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Is there a decent one for iPad? I couldn’t work out the controls on B’wood’s link although there are some good games there.
     
  4. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The good old days

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  5. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Z & X, L & P were pretty standard for zx spectrum games - I think?
     
  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    That goalmouth is huge! Judging by the players it’s about 12 feet high by 18 yards wide.
     
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Right, will give a try. Thanks.

    Oh, for the days of the Kempston joystick.
     
  8. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

  9. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I don't really know as I had a vic-20 and c64 with luxuries such as a proper keyboard and integrated preipherals.
     
  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Someone would be bound to moan at me if I were to lose a game.
     
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  11. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Yes, I had a c64 too.
     
  12. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Loved my Spectrum.

    Attck Attack was the dogs bananas and by far my favourite game.
    Football manager was easy to hack and give yourself unlimited funds.
    I believe The Hobbit was also the first role playing game ever?

    Myself and a sad mate both had CB radios at the time, and we used to write programs and send them over to each other by CB. Worlds first internet communication over wifi?
     
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  13. I loved Lords of Midnight

    On C64 I loved Secret of Monkey Island

    Then PS1,2,3,4.... I loved and played all of the Tomb Raiders
     
  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Both great games. As is Atic Atac - I had completely forgotten about it.
     
  15. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Someone elsewhere mentioned they're currently reading Sensible Software 1986–1999 by Gary Penn.

    It's currently £140 on Amazon, so although I'm intrigued, I probably won't be following in their footsteps.

    You can buy it direct here for cover price, they still have a handful of copies left after they found some additional old stock a couple of weeks ago:

    https://readonlymemory.vg/shop/book/sensible-software-1986-1999/
     
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  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Manic Miner and KnightLore for me.
     
  17. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Manic miner and Jetpac. Takes me back .
     
  18. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Horace and the Spiders
     
  19. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I've been enjoying playing Tapper from Bwood's original link. Also Daley Thompson's Decathlon (irritiatingly it only has the first day).
     
  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Pretty sure I saw them live at the Roundhouse.
     
  21. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Isn't the main character a poster on here?

    @Horace_goes_up_north
     
  22. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    That had a marvellous bug in that: Daley's character was throwing the discus when he turned up to race in the 1500m race.
     
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  23. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Manic Miner.

    Spending 30 mins loading up the game from a dodgy tape copy .
     
  24. Don't remember the spiders. Horace goes skiing was awesome though.
     
  25. Wow this brings back some memories!

    There's a zx spectrum emulator on the app stores. Really good emulator but doesn't have a save facility.

    Played a couple of seasons of this but couldn't save the progress.
     
  26. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    At £10 less I'd be seriously tempted.
    Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder were simply fantastic games.
     
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  27. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Loved my zx. Manic Miner, Jet Pac, Space Invaders and the Horace games were my favourites (I had the spiders and the skiing one but liked the skiing one best). I had The Hobbit but didn’t get it at all - I just kept getting stuck.
     
  28. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Cannon Fodder, now there's a classic.
     
  29. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I've got a Spectrum and an Amiga 600 in a cupboard somewhere. I might have to fire them up after reading this thread.
     
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  30. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    The number of tape cassettes created, bought and now in land fill due to the ZX spectrum. at least 100 from my childhood. The Internet its more sustainable isn’t it?
     
  31. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Sensible Soccer was brilliant and used to play Football Director, similar to Football Manager but much simpler. Must have played 50 odd season of that
     
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    Arakel First Team

  33. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Treasure Island Dizzy has to be one of the hardest games. Code Masters at their very best. My sister had a Thundetcats game she loved. Some of the best text based RPG's ever made. Amazing what Assembly language could achieve.
     
  34. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Fifteen minutes of tinny sounds & unrecognisable instruments which may cause tumescence is some members:

     
  35. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    You plugged the speaker output of your spectrum into your cb and they hooked their cb mic into the recieving end of their spectrum? Thats very cool.
     

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