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someone's alias reminded me of this game:

http://www.twinbee.org/hob/play.php?snap=manicminer

Does anyone remember a speccy game which was to ride a motorbike through an endless wood and avoid crashing into a tree (or upright logs as I recall) against increasing acceleration? It gave me a headache everytime I played it, but it was thrilling, if nostalgia serves me right. I can't remember the name.

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I can't think of that game exactly, but you might try Horace Goes Skiing and Kickstart. The combination of the two is close. :-)

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I can't think of that game exactly, but you might try Horace Goes Skiing and Kickstart. The combination of the two is close. :-)

I had a decent collection of speccy tapes but I don't recall those two, although kickstart rings a bell. Still the premise of horace goes skiiing doesn't appear to be much different to travelling 100 mph on a bike in the woods?! Funny days.

Found it!

http://www.spectrum.lovely.net/Deathchase.html

and a review!

http://www.crashonline.org.uk/01/deathchase.htm

The crash online brings back a few memories. Amazing that folks bother to put this up there.

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You should download one of the free speccie emulators and there are many sites offering the tape "images" completely f.o.c. - You will find that the memory of these games is better than the reality though!

Having said that though, I played head over heels, bobby bearing and skool daze for hours!

Sad old speccie geeks! :D

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Manic Miner!!!

doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo, duh duh duh duh duh derrrrrr,

doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo, duh duh duh duh duh derrrrrr,

ad finatum

:D:D:D

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Used to love playing Hungry Horace and Horace and the Spiders on the old rubber keyed 16k/48k machine, then i 'upgraded' to the lightning fast 128k speccy with the integrated tape player, still have it in the loft fully working in its box.

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Jetpack was a good one.

:D

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doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo, duh duh duh duh duh derrrrrr,

doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo, duh duh duh duh duh derrrrrr,

toooo familiar :lol: we were quite poor and only had about 3 games (that one being me top fave (obsession)). i used to like the guy who chucked the axes - who had the barrels as his secret door??? is that right? :blink: [edit: gibbering about atic atac there obviously and not manic miner ..... <_< ]

anyone remember having to do lightening fingers to get daley thompson to run in his decathlon?? :lol:

(unless you were posh enough to have one of those kempston joystick thingies!!!)

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toooo familiar :lol: we were quite poor and only had about 3 games (that one being me top fave (obsession)). i used to like the guy who chucked the axes - who had the barrels as his secret door??? is that right? :blink:

anyone remember having to do lightening fingers to get daley thompson to run in his decathlon?? :lol:

(unless you were posh enough to have one of those kempston joystick thingies!!!)

Yes, the memories come flooding back - my brother broke the keyboard doing the daley thompson thing!

A quick google has probably cost me my Sunday afternoon, I still haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet and I only looked at this thread because I thought it was about gold :D

http://www.btinternet.com/~jason.brooks/Software/ManicMiner/

Jetpack was a good one.

:D

and Atic Atac and Sabre Wulf, also from Ultimate :D

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The Spectrum Generation. :)

So many of the games you could just wander around without achieving anything.

Did anybody actually try to finish Jet Set Willy? Or Bak 2 Skool?

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never go back :o

what was once magical - looks like a bag of shit now!!!! :lol:

Still looks magical to me, but I wish I could get that music out of my head now :(

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You sad, smelly spectrum owners with your crappy rubber keys ! :rolleyes:

C-64 was King !

You beat me to it!

Pop down to Dixons and you can buy a C64 in a joystick to plug into your tv for £19.99. 30 built in games including some Epyx classics.

Alternatively you can pop along to Next and pay £29.99 for it. Are they stupid or what?

NDL

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The commodore 64 revival band anyone?

http://www.pressplayontape.com/default.asp?pid=cd

But can the originals ever be beaten.

http://www.dreamfabric.com/c64/jsidplay/

On listening to Parallax I felt as if I was in another time/space/continuum. Who needs drugs!

How good is that Commando choon?

Da da da daa da da d-da da da da d-da da, ooo-eee-ooo-eee...

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