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    30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

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    30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by DS9 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:21 am

    10 print "g00gle informs me it's the 30th anniversary of the zx spectrum."
    20 goto 10

    bloody hell. how to make you feel old Razz

    commence nostalgic mode /

    them were the days tho..

    Atic Atac
    Baron
    Cavelon
    Football Manager
    Harrier Attack
    Manic Miner
    Pacman
    Penetrator
    Rambo
    Saboteur
    SpaceRaiders
    The Way Of The Exploding Fist
    Tornado Low Level
    Wheelie
    Wimpy

    god i'm struggling to remember there were loads more brilliant ones. There was a game where you built a rocket each level. And what was that one where you watered plants and fought off bees hmmm

    Aye games were hard as nails back in the day. real games i'm talking about not like the flowery puff pastry you get now.


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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by Visage on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:37 am

    DS9 wrote:There was a game where you built a rocket each level.
    Wasn't that JetPack?
    It's now on xbox arcade Bri's a bit good at it. Suspect

    Off the top of my head:

    Atic atac
    Lords of Midnight
    The Hobbit
    Manic Miner
    Jet set Willy
    Boulder dash
    Back to School
    Ant Attack
    Knight Lore
    Starglider

    Oh the joys of waiting 5 minutes watching flashing lines only to get a load error then adjusting the volume on the external tape deck a smidge and trying again.

    Still got a rubber keyed 48K specky in the attic complete with ZX Miocrodrives and ZX printer + silver paper.
    And more games than I care to remember.

    That was the start of my addiction. geek


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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by DarkShroud on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:54 pm

    Ah the old bzzzzshhhhkreeee loading technicolour screen spectrum. I used to get a shot of our family's when I was a kid, loved Manic Miner and Wheelie Very Happy
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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by Darkstone on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:47 pm

    Came across mine the other week when I was in the attic, was sorely tempted to bring them down and have a play Smile


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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by DS9 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:08 pm

    mm yeah that sounds right jetpac well done Vis !

    think the one with plants and bees was Pssst ??

    aye Ant Attack was quite scary i think the sound was what got you
    good call with back to skool lol

    Battle of Britain was great too

    yeah the loading games was a cross between torture and psychadelic trip outs

    nowadays you can just use an emulator on the pc for instant loads


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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by Briisace on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:00 pm

    the hours I spent playing those games, happy days. Very Happy


    actually, when I say playing, I mean watching a colourful loading screen take shape before the thing just crashed.
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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by Fenon on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:04 pm

    Ah old games, they taught you the value of patience, kids these days expact everything to happen right now and then get bored with it before our old games had even had chance to load.
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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by Visage on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:38 am

    This is a new site to me and everything appears playable, check out "Halls of the Things" under the 1983 tab I used to spend hours on that.

    http://www.zxspectrum.net/


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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by DS9 on Tue May 22, 2012 3:30 am

    checked out that link vis

    great site cheers for posting it

    today i played Dictator and escaped in the helicopter hurrah!

    played football manager easy to lose track of time playing this, changed some team names to scottish clubs played for one season and got promoted Smile
    ive just recalled one time 1 changed all the team names to smurfton smurfers smurfilla smurf utd smurf city etc lol oh dear


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    Re: 30th anniversary of the sinclair zx spectrum apparently

    Post by DS9 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:46 am

    had a shot of Fred on that site and got to the second level.

    just remembered another one i used to play was Manic Mechanic where you had to build up a car to the sound of laurel and hardy style music


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