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Spectrum Chat / Re: Sinclair Vega Plus
« on: May 09, 2018, 14:07:48 PM »
Here's the latest excuse for the delays:

Firstly, many thanks for all the lovely messages and offers of support. We are a little bit overwhelmed and feeling the "Speccy" Love - keep it coming we appreciate it.

We are working our way through a few last minute obstacles, but we still plan to get the very first units out by the 12th as promised.

Also a games list has been "leaked" - this is NOT the final list, and it contains some games we removed many months ago. Because of this we have put back the release of the final list.

We are also fixing the Roll of Honour and updating the name changes you have requested. It is taking a little longer than expected but we will get to you.

Back again tomorrow.

Happy Sunny Wednesday.

— Retro Computers Ltd

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Atari Chat / Re: Retron77
« on: May 08, 2018, 20:40:16 PM »
The argument of "atari vcs games are poor quality so its better to have a poor quality picture to play them with" doesn't make much sense to me tbh.

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Atari Chat / Re: Retron77
« on: May 08, 2018, 16:47:28 PM »
The quality from SCART to HDMI adaptors is very poor in my experience. Probably a direct HDMI input would be better.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:27:09 AM »
Where did you get it from, and is it a collection of reviews of homebrews this century?

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Richard Dickinson dies.
« on: April 27, 2018, 19:04:51 PM »
Terrible news because it was so surprising. RIP Mr Dickinson.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:22:44 AM »
Man, you could make that the badge on a football top! ;D

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Let's Compare - S.T.U.N. RUNNER
« on: April 20, 2018, 22:34:34 PM »
I never liked the game, was not into those early 3D games, plus I played it on the Amiga, which was nearly unplayable, very slow. But for that time, the game was stunning, pun intended.

We had a discussion yesterday about early 3D games, as somebody mentioned Lara Croft on the PSX, OMG, what did I dislike that stuff. I think that a lot of game companies forced themselves to make everything in 3D, but in my opinion the visuals were suffering from it. I loved isometric games so much, I loved the pixel art, I could also just have lived with 2D, and now everything gets swapped because there was the technology which allowed it? Not for me.

Eventually the 3D gaming became better and better, introduced with the PS2 and XBox, and we are where we are now. But the early 3D gaming years, don't wanna hear about them ;)

The very early 3D perspective games have an interest, though I get why people today won't want to touch the Spectrum version of Hard Drivin', for example. I admit I still like to play it every so often, especially now I can load it instantly using an emulator or one of the flash card devices currently available. Stunt Car Racer is the best of the 3D racers back then IMO. A game like Driller though - which got 97% in Crash (!) - is just too darn slow.

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Spectrum Chat / Re: New Product: divMMC Future - SD Card interface.
« on: March 10, 2018, 18:57:56 PM »
Would you fancy doing us a review fella?

I would love one but the Retro Funds are light at the moment lol..

Yeah I'll do you a review if you like. Send me a pm if you want and let me know how you want me to do it ie rough word count etc  :)

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Spectrum Chat / Re: Underappreciated ZX Spectrum games.
« on: March 09, 2018, 22:02:38 PM »
There was Jonah Barrington's Squash from 1985, a neat little squash game with excellent speech calling out the score after every point :)

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Spectrum Chat / Re: New Product: divMMC Future - SD Card interface.
« on: March 09, 2018, 22:01:27 PM »
I've got one set up right now... and it rocks the house!

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General Retro Chat / Re: The ugly face of ColecoVision
« on: June 06, 2017, 16:29:54 PM »
I got the Pac-Man Collection cart for the Colecovision and it was brilliant from the packaging to the cart and game itself. Maybe my single best buy in retro, but I did wonder how he was able to do it, getting all those licences and everything. Finally it seems, it's all  coming to an end, in terms of presentation anyway.

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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  :)

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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!

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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:

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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:

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