What was your favourite ZX Spectrum game?

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Both are true. 85% of adventures involve dwarves on desert islands.

Alba, Saturday, 29 September 2007 15:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

The very best thing for Daley running etc was a joystick which was both

a) very small (ie fingertip control rather than grabaround) and
b) programmable (ie up, down, left, right, fire could be assigned to the keys of your choice).

My devious trick was to assign the running buttons to Down and Right, so that the distance between the two was very short.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 29 September 2007 15:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes. I remember insanely waggling my Kempston from side to side, while a vein no doubt bulged on my forehead. Didn't think of the down/right trick though.....

I remember that you couldn't do this in front of anyone else (esp. brothers etc.) as the proto-masturbatory symbolism was bound to provoke laughter.

PhilK, Saturday, 29 September 2007 16:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ha! Pashmina!

I've just done a bit of googling and found out that the "Forbidden" part of Dun Darach was originally called "Lady Q's" and was a brothel.

I got a very early copy, and mine said "Lady Q's" (not "Ladyo's" apparently) and NOT "Forbidden".

I still couldn't find a way in, but some early copies must have got out before the sign was changed to "Forbidden".

Still the intriguing possibility exists that some may have got out with the centre bit still in.....

PhilK, Saturday, 29 September 2007 17:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

"invincible island", it'll be. never played it myself, but think i will:

grimly fiendish, Saturday, 29 September 2007 20:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

cocks, obviously no hotlinking to that one. WoS wanks.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi?regexp=^Invincible+Island$&pub=^Richard+Shepherd+Software+Ltd$&loadpics=on

grimly fiendish, Saturday, 29 September 2007 20:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

JESUS CHRIST SIMON

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0006490

grimly fiendish, Saturday, 29 September 2007 20:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

Summer Slam! (Ste), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

gaming has gone downhill since the 1980s: discuss

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

challops have gone downhill.

ledge, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Summer Slam! (Ste), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP Joffa (3:23 into the first docu)

was looking through Javascript books recently and discovered one by Raffaele Cecco of Exolon/Cybernoid fame

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

barry mcguigan boxing. has still never been bettered for pugilistic thrills and strategy. daley thompson sports a close runner up

― darraghmac, Thursday, 27 September 2007 13:47 (4 years ago)

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truth fromgbs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frank Bruno Boxing had better racial stereotypes tho

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure this game finished off my keyboard

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

spectrum keyboard held up better than a, b megadrive buttons under the stress of olympic gold 'battery' technique

truth fromgbs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

the old rubber spectrum keyboard eventually stopped working on some keys, the contacts on the sheet underneath must have worn out

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

luckily this happened just as i was getting old enough to buy booze

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

'play the big fist' lol

a dramatic lemon curd experience (snoball), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

IIRC the +2/+3 keyboard held up better especially to the rigours of Hypersports.

a dramatic lemon curd experience (snoball), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i spent some of my student grant on a Spectrum 128K, obviously they were right to abolish the grant system

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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