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Firelord

 The name Stephen Crow will be known to many an 8-bit fan…

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Zynaps

 Sometimes as a Spectrum owner, I would enviously look over at Zzap magazine in my local WH Smith with all the reviewers harping on about the C64's colourful, smooth graphics…

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Raid Over Moscow

 There have been many famous Bruces to date, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Willis, Robert the Bruce, Bruce Wayne & Bruce Banner to name a few…

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Enduro Racer

 During the 1980's, Sega released a number of classic coin-op titles which showed off it's sprite scaling technology…

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Match Point

A good tennis game on the Sinclair Spectrum… You cannot be serious!

How we all love tennis in this country, why look at the superstars we’ve created in the game… there’s Tim Henman and that miserable Scottish one… Nowadays anyone British winning a major tournament seems a distant impossible memory, but in 1984 I could still just about remember a Brit winning a game, with Virginia Wade in 1977… and anyway tennis was great in the 80’s with Bjorn and John and Jimmy and the like… what we needed was a great tennis game, and Psion provided it…

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Who Said That?

One of the great things about the 8 bit era has to be the random game designs publishers were willing to try…

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Mr Wimpy

In the late 70’s and early 80’s there was nothing better than going to Wimpy…

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Mikie

 It was a Hard days night as famously sung by some pop outfit from Liverpool & apparently this was true for Mikie as well…

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Cobra

 Upon the arrival of the mid-1980's, arcade conversions along with film/TV licenses were becoming more prominent in games…

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Wriggler

Romantic Robot are more famous for their Multiface adaptor for the Spectrum…

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Zzoom

Another day, another Imagine game I had a ‘copy’ of… in fact I don’t think I owned an original version of any Imagine game, that’s probably disgraceful, but then Imagine games were generally crap and overpriced so I’m not losing any sleep over the fact…

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Blade Runner

My favourite film from the 80’s finally made the transition to my humble Spectrum from CRL way back in 1985…

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Pac-Man

This months Retro Gamer Magazine has a fantastic feature on Pac-Man…

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Formula One

I owe an awful lot to this game, which looking at it now shocks me to the core…

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Valhalla

I’m still in a state of mourning… for my lost youth, and my youthful ideas……

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Highway Encounter

Ever since i've started putting write ups on this great site, my brother has moaned at me to put this classy Spectrum game on here, so this is dedicated to him…

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Batman

Thwack!

Holy Disappearing Act, Batman!  Or something like that…

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Battle Ships

I'm not sure how many people reading this will remember the advert for the MB Computer Battle Ships Electronic Board Game…

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TLL

Flight simulators are boring… everyone knows that! We don’t want to be bothered by knowing whether our gear is hanging out… and we certainly don’t want to spend our time fiddling with our flaps… No we just want to get in a plane and fly under bridges and then shoot some things……

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Ping Pong

Prior to Ping Pongs release, the likes of Pong and the other bat and ball games were the closest you could get to Table Tennis on a home computer or console…

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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future

I personally never read any of the Dan Dare comics, so i bought this game on the strength of the great reviews it got, i’m pleased i did, it certainly richly deserves the great press it got.
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Arcadia

Another childhood memory for me, walking down to the local computer shop (there was one in the high street when I was a teenager) and looking to see what games were loaded up (by cassette of course) and being played on the battered Spectrum…

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Mugsy

This nice, but limited Strategy / Adventure was billed as a comic strip game…

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Pimania

This adventure game for the Spectrum was remarkable for 2 reasons…

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Bomb Jack

Well, no two ways about it, this is Arcade perfection on my beloved Speccy…

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Paperboy

This classic Arcade game has been released on almost every format possible, so it must still be a very popular game…

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Cavelon

Ocean have – in many quarters – been much lauded for the quality of their games and were noted for releasing arcade games under licence many of which were surprisingly playable…

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Zombie Zombie

I loved Ant Attack… I still love Ant Attack, it was (and is) indescribably good…

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