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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 18:35:41 PM »
Bit random, but here goes:

Ed Bartlett (designer at Bitmap Bros), claims Excel 2000 has an easter egg in the form of a Spy Hunter style game, though he's never seen it.

Anyone else ever heard this claim? (he also said Excel'97 had a basic 3D Flight Sim easter egg).

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2013, 12:29:17 PM »
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Bit random, but here goes:

Ed Bartlett (designer at Bitmap Bros), claims Excel 2000 has an easter egg in the form of a Spy Hunter style game, though he's never seen it.

Anyone else ever heard this claim? (he also said Excel'97 had a basic 3D Flight Sim easter egg).
Yes, I played it (at work lol) it isn't too bad either.

<-- YouTube link showing the game. :)
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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2013, 12:39:07 PM »
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Quote from: &quot;Rogue Trooper&quot;
Bit random, but here goes:

Ed Bartlett (designer at Bitmap Bros), claims Excel 2000 has an easter egg in the form of a Spy Hunter style game, though he's never seen it.

Anyone else ever heard this claim? (he also said Excel'97 had a basic 3D Flight Sim easter egg).
Yes, I played it (at work lol) it isn't too bad either. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGZfuwsvIFQ <-- YouTube link showing the game :)

That looks pretty neat1

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2013, 12:57:38 PM »
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Bit random, but here goes:

Ed Bartlett (designer at Bitmap Bros), claims Excel 2000 has an easter egg in the form of a Spy Hunter style game, though he's never seen it.

Anyone else ever heard this claim? (he also said Excel'97 had a basic 3D Flight Sim easter egg).
Yes, I played it (at work lol) it isn't too bad either. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGZfuwsvIFQ <-- YouTube link showing the game :)

Anyone else seen this?
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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2013, 13:06:06 PM »
Brilliant, would love to know how to get it to work?
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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2013, 14:14:22 PM »
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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2013, 22:43:12 PM »
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Brilliant, would love to know how to get it to work?
Sorry? I did post a link to Youtube which shows you how. However it does depend on which version of Excel you have but the vid explains that :) There are different Easter eggs in different versions of MS Office except 2010 and 365 where they prevented this.
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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 20:47:10 PM »
Thread bump, but Arcade Magazine:2 things to mention:

1)In the Timewarp feature (looking at June'85) Speccy Spy Hunter is mentioned with them claiming it recived the following at review from Your Spectrum 1/5 2/5 and 2/5, but don't say what ratings are (i'd guess it's graphics, sound+overall?).

Reviews wise:The GBc version gets 2/5 (it's reviewed as the double pack with Spy Hunter/Moon Patrol)

they say it's a poorly coded version, as controls are far too unresponsive and if you hold down any direction for too long, you'll spin off into oblivion and this is made worse by enemy cars bouncing around all over the shop.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 20:51:34 PM »
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Thread bump, but Arcade Magazine:2 things to mention:

1)In the Timewarp feature (looking at June'85) Speccy Spy Hunter is mentioned with them claiming it recived the following at review from Your Spectrum 1/5 2/5 and 2/5, but don't say what ratings are (i'd guess it's graphics, sound+overall?).


In Your Spectrum 3 people used to do mini reviews of each game, a lot like EGM did much later on.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 20:57:18 PM »
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Quote from: &quot;Rogue Trooper&quot;
Thread bump, but Arcade Magazine:2 things to mention:

1)In the Timewarp feature (looking at June'85) Speccy Spy Hunter is mentioned with them claiming it recived the following at review from Your Spectrum 1/5 2/5 and 2/5, but don't say what ratings are (i'd guess it's graphics, sound+overall?).


In Your Spectrum 3 people used to do mini reviews of each game, a lot like EGM did much later on.

Ahhh.wish they'd said that.

Huge fan of the 2 or more reviewers take on game reviewing, used to get a far more balanced look at a game.Zzap 64 did it and it worked great, hence Delta missing a Sizzler for example, as team could'nt agree.

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Re: Let's Compare Spy Hunter
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2019, 23:30:47 PM »
Here is another video comparing the various versions of the game...


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