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Submitted by gameswriter 1314d ago | opinion piece

I Can’t Believe That Actually Ran On a ZX Spectrum

Junior Smart of Frost Magazine writes 'The keys were made of rubber, games did not come on discs but on cassettes, Graphics may never have stood a chance, there were no cut sequences, no insertion of video and photo-mapping was unheard of. But that did not stop it from becoming a home favourite. What programmers had to focus on was real gameplay, interesting storytelling and making one fire button count for everything. Join us as I give you the run down on games that were incredible to see on such a small rubber button keyed home computer.' (Industry, Konami, Retro, Sega, Sinclair Spectrum, Street Fighter, Tech, ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection)

nirwanda  +   1313d ago
all those games we nothing compared to how technically amazing star strike 3d 2 was back when the star wars arcade game was wire frame only, and castle master too even though it was a bit slow and miles better on the ST/ Amega it was still a technical feat.
TheBrit  +   1313d ago
Yeah not to mention Ultimate Play the Game (now RARE), Imagine and Ocean Software all had titles far more worthy of those on that list.

U.P.T.G was without a doubt light years ahead of their time.
esemce  +   1313d ago
Ah very fond memories of the old rubber key speccy.
bumnut  +   1313d ago
Me too, I have a speccy emulator on my galaxy s2 but its not quite the same.
gameswriter  +   1313d ago
Yes, Star Strike was truly excellent. Far too many great games to mention in one piece I'm afraid So sorry if I missed anyone's faves. Does anyone remember Target Renegade, Way of the exploding fist, or Gauntlet? They were mine...
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Flatbattery  +   1313d ago
Nostalgia is a truly wonderful thing.

It's easy to forgot how many decent titles there were on the speccy. I'll have to fire up the emulator and take a trip back to the 1980s.
bumnut  +   1313d ago
You're thinking how great it was at the time, they will be crap now!

Saboteur was amazing............ in 85 :)
Flatbattery  +   1313d ago
You are right but they still bring back good memories.

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