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Spectrum Chat / Re: Zelda on the ZX Spectrum
« on: June 06, 2017, 16:24:22 PM »
The screenshot reminds me of Commando! :o Must be all that yellow. But yes, always good to see a new kind of conversion onto the speccy and not merely a reworking of an old Spectrum classic, though these can be nice too  :)

Announcements and Feedback / Re: Forum Layout
« on: June 30, 2016, 22:51:32 PM »
Keep things the way they are - it ain't broke I swear!

Retro News & Chat / Re: Wolfenstein 3D - 20th Anniversary
« on: September 03, 2014, 00:11:34 AM »
Quote from: "JagLynx4Life"
Jag version for sure!

Laird, is that you?  :21:

Retro News & Chat / Re: Let's Compare Karate Champ
« on: September 02, 2014, 11:46:12 AM »
Karate Champ was a game I loved back in 84-85. They had it in a small country club place along with Zaxxon back then. Can't believe I ignored Zaxxon completely at the time! But anyway, it was just so good with the two joysticks and I longed to play a version of it at home. Those of us in the UK were unofficially granted that wish when "Way of the exploding fist" came out, and though it didn't have the two joystick feel of Karate Champ, it fitted the bill nicely :69:

Retro News & Chat / (Fairly) new Retrogaming chatroom Sundays 9pm (GMT)
« on: August 30, 2014, 08:25:43 AM »
Yes folks, I thought I would advertise it here too. A chatroom which is populated sometimes by The Laird, Bobinator and other veterans of this forum. We talk about everything retro from Atari through to that Playstation thing. Admittedly, things do steer off topic on occasions :113:

Atari Chat / Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« on: August 25, 2014, 16:30:54 PM »
We know the score with internet forums now though, and one of the people on there was hinting he'd do the same for a music thread in trashing The Beatles, so that tells you where he's coming from.

Retro News & Chat / Re: How well do you know your retrogames?
« on: August 14, 2014, 21:40:45 PM »
I got 20/20. :113:

Atari Chat / Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« on: July 11, 2014, 14:49:07 PM »
Looks like a good resource. Loads of scans to bring back memories :21:

Other Systems / Re: Bad Custom Consoles
« on: June 11, 2014, 17:58:47 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"

I like the way that the picture doesn't even have a comment beside it- unnecessary!

Other Systems / Re: Bad Custom Consoles
« on: June 11, 2014, 17:56:35 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"

Retro News & Chat / Re: Happy Birthday Street Fighter II
« on: June 10, 2014, 22:20:31 PM »

It's amazing just how many really good looking homebrews are coming out for the Spectrum even now. This one in particular gives off a 1990-ish feel, and I think I might buy the proposed cassette release.

Retro News & Chat / Re: The making of Match Day
« on: June 02, 2014, 23:41:59 PM »
No. He'd kill me! And judging by the video you made a few years back with you playing the sequel at 300 bloody percent speed, so would you!

Retro News & Chat / Re: The making of Match Day
« on: June 02, 2014, 23:27:20 PM »
Match Day might be seen as nostalgia nowadays, but this article reinforces how much thought went into it. I always thought the first game in particular had a real poetry in the way it moved, particularly the simple passing along the ground to other players by keeping your player stationary - which is what took it above C64 International Soccer- and I still like playing it on an emulator speeded up.

[pointless ego-rant]Oh, and I won a Match Day tournament while at secondary school as part of the school "activities week", after winning 2-0 in the final. [/pointless ego-rant] Ritman was one of the best programmers of the 80s, it goes without saying.

Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: May 29, 2014, 16:24:59 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
That is what I tend to do actually. The other day I was testing some 2600s to sell on eBay so played a few games

Out of sheer curiosity, are these 2600's standard PAL machines or are they modded NTSC babies?

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