Zx Spectrum

Format specific babbling. From Speccy to anything that's not the Speccy but they're probably not as good but we'll live, I guess.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by GeeKay » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:11 am

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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by Havie » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:32 pm

Just replied to Kryten's thread on his new Arkanoid clone and it made me think of Batty on the Speccy. Great game that was given away for free!

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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by BitBullDotCom » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:47 am



Underwurlde was always one of my speccy favourites. I don't know why but something about it appealed more than any of the other Ultimate games.

I think it was partly the enormity of the world and partly the game mechanic whereby the enemies didn't actually kill you, just knock you flying - only a really long fall would actually kill you. this would lead to plenty of 'edge of the seat' moments where you dropped from one screen to another praying that you'd be saved by some randomly placed platform.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by RobF » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:23 pm

Some stuff on there being a few versions of Zub over on WoS: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/d ... zub#latest

Didn't know there was more than one version of Zub until watching Chinny's vid on it a month back and thinking "eh?" and neither Ste nor John has the foggiest about it.



I much, much prefer the 'original' sprites anyway but it's fun to find out that more than one version exists anyway.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by Ian » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:53 pm

Had the CPC version. It's crap on all systems though. Seriously, it is.

Why would anybody re-do the baddies multiple times for this game? :/

[EDIT] Interesting though.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by GeeKay » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:04 pm

What? No love for the Zub?

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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by Ian » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:03 pm

It's just too frustrating and repetetive to be fun IMHO.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by RobF » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:32 pm

I find it the opposite these days. It's too easy.

Mind, the Amstrad version has the weird thing where the platforms are really tiny and you get knocked off easier than the Speccy so that does make a big difference.

But I like it a lot all the same. One of the reasons I was happy to get to work with Ste even in a small capacity on DRM last year.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by Ian » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:15 pm

TBF I haven't played it in 20+ years and my view of the game may well be very different now, but I've not really felt like I needed to revisit it. And yeah, maybe the Spectrum version is perhaps a more playable and entertaining game.
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Re: Zx Spectrum

Post by RobF » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:41 am

Not by much but the platforms in the speccy are:

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And the ones in the CPC version are:

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And no-one seems to know why :D
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