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by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Worth pointing out that all of the cover scans out there are of the front cover only. However, I've just re-checked the scans I submitted to both aforementioned websites, and I see that these originally included scans of the spines, too. The numbers on those spines are given as B1 and B3... Dug out...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Worth pointing out that all of the cover scans out there are of the front cover only. However, I've just re-checked the scans I submitted to both aforementioned websites, and I see that these originally included scans of the spines, too. The numbers on those spines are given as B1 and B3...

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

I've half got it in the back of my mind that Salamander's Games Compendium vols 1 to 3 and Games Compendium vols B1 to B3 might actually be the same series, with the "B" suffix applied in some listings and not in others. What the mind forgets with the passing of time, though - I've had a look this e...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Hello again, Can confirm, having checked the sleeves against those in the STH cover scans archive, that the Salamander tapes I have are as follows: Games Compendium 1 Alphabet Soup Simon Hangman Fireman Games Compendium 3 Mole Boot Hill Bomber Are any or all of these titles widely available in archi...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

There is of course the BBC Games Archive site to use as a reference too, but a lot of the 'missing' titles listed there are dubious to say the least (I think people have emailed in saying I definitely remember so-and-so on the Beeb, when in reality, BITD they were either playing it on another platf...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

229. Games Compendium (Salamander) 230. Games Compendium 2 (Salamander) 231. Games Compendium 3 (Salamander) I've got the original cassette of two of these at home in a big pile of stuff to sell off - probably volumes 1 and 3 but I'll check. I'd be pretty sure that they contain Salamander games (th...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 86
Views: 14038

Re: Favourite/best games list

I'm sure my list has changed a bit over the years and may do again before I eventually bite the worm, but this would be my top 10 as things stand. Not all necessarily the best quality games, but several here imbued with personal memories and significance: 1. Nightshade (Ultimate) 2. Banana Man (MRM)...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Superior Software Games - Last shout
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Superior Software Games - Last shout

Noted with thanks, Matthew! If there's anything I'm likely to be missing from the list provided it's going to be mid- to late-period Sams, but I'll check first and confirm either way later this week.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what's your game of the week?
Replies: 30
Views: 5355

Re: what's your game of the week?

Have revisited Nutcraka by Software Projects again this week, as I often do - gentle, easy-paced, high-resolution platform fun, and a joy to look at.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Another name the game...
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Another name the game...

Very fond of Danger! UXB myself. Crude to look at, and pretty innocuous for the first dozen or so sheets; but bless me it can shift later on, when collecting flags completely pales in significance next to the bomb. Have never got very far on the wellington boot setting, though.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games you'd have loved to have seen converted
Replies: 35
Views: 4263

Re: Games you'd have loved to have seen converted

Just a couple that have popped into me head - Kung fu master - Bomb jack - Gauntlet - Congo Bongo - Ikari Warriors Bomb Jack sort of found its way onto the Beeb eventually, in the guise of PD title See Emily Play . The characters were re-imagined as witches, spiders, etc., but other than that the m...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Tetrapod!
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Tetrapod!

Obviously, it has common elements, such as shooting and shoving, but to me, it's a pretty unique game. There's an element of strategy there too. Is there anything you can think of which is similar? I've been wondering and haven't come up with a thing. If memory serves, Scrumpy used a similar dynami...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Zen (video)
Replies: 26
Views: 3721

Re: Zen (video)

Goodness me, that looks splendid! And to think it's completely slipped under the radar until now when - as mentioned above - there was incalculably worse being released at the time. Hope the author and Retro Software are able to come to an agreement and effect a release - mine's a tape or 5.25" disk...
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon May 21, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel on the Master Compact?
Replies: 27
Views: 5159

Re: Citadel on the Master Compact?

mjforbes wrote: so we grabbed a 74A Leyland National up to town.
Now we're talking.

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Ahhhh, Leyland Nationals. Other than possessing the wrong number of decks, nothing not to love about them. 8)

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon May 21, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Name this game
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: Name this game

Slo wrote:Storm by mastertronic? guessing tho dont even know if it made it on the bbc but it was bloody good if hard
Never made it to the Beeb, alas. Mastertronic's original output for our machines was pretty lame, to be honest - Kane, Galactic Patrol and soforth.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu May 10, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Language games
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: Language games

Scare bleu, MJ - plus rapidement que la Techno!

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed May 09, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Castle Quest, Stykers Run 2, Plan B etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3024

Re: Castle Quest, Stykers Run 2, Plan B etc

My apologies to both - it was Michael I was in touch with rather than Matthew, wasn't it! It's me age, y'know... #-o Very glad that Bridgehead has been recorded for posterity in the interim, after my inability to offer an emulatable version of my 5.25" disk copy looked to have put the kibosh on thin...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed May 09, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Language games
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: Language games

PS Couldn't see it on any of the above lists (I did skim-read through them rather), but Sulis released a French tutorial puntastically entitled Just A Mot. I'm not sure whether that is archived anywhere in cyberspace, though.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed May 09, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Language games
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: Language games

Linkword German by Acornsoft could do a job for you. We had a copy of this in the household from release, as ours is a family of Germans and mum was additionally the senior German teacher at the school attended by myself and davidb (also of this Stardot parish). Be warned, though, that at times it ...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed May 09, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Castle Quest, Stykers Run 2, Plan B etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3024

Re: Castle Quest, Stykers Run 2, Plan B etc

Games that I can remember that I managed to finish Palace Of Magic, Citadel, Jet Set Willy, Spellbinder, Bonecruncher, Elixir, Zenon, Bug Eyes 2, Vindaloo and Thunderstuck. I also completed Star Port and Spycat and got Superior signed certificates. Put me down as another to have completed Citadel, ...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed May 09, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Christmas gaming
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Re: Christmas gaming

For several years I equated Christmas with new games for my Beeb and not much else. Frighteningly, perhaps, given how much anything that happened even this morning is already a blur, I can remember exactly what games I was given on what years without having to give the matter a second's thought: XMA...
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder obituary
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder obituary

Well said that man. Project Gutenberg has played a significant and recurrent role in the library side of my professional interests for some time now; not just in making so many titles available in eBook format, but also in striving to improve the quality of the records (MARC or otherwise) of those t...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Duck Tron
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Duck Tron

I enjoyed this clip so much that I taped it.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Daley Thompson
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Daley Thompson

Dear Daley,

Has Denver Mills forgiven you yet for getting the Lucozade Blackcurrant gig ahead of him?

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MMC Games Reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 1524

Re: MMC Games Reviews

"You like potato and I like potahto,
You like tomato and I like tomahto;
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!
Let's call the whole thing off"
...


gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stop Motion Video
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Stop Motion Video

Glad you did - superb stuff!

(((struggling to fight urge to go collect three dozen bugs and four green leaves)))

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Blurp preview video
Replies: 42
Views: 5339

Re: Blurp preview video

here's a little teaser vid wot I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRI-o4SOtnw (((Drools))) Oh my life, how good does this look. Exile meets Videos Revenge meets Art Crew or Peter Scott-type cuteness, if that's not doing any of those named a disservice. And the scrolling! I'm all over this like ...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How Rare is Frogger?
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: How Rare is Frogger?

It's not overly rare - I've seen far more Frogger s than Froggy s over the years. I think the chances are that most of the people who were going to buy it, whatever the name, had already done so before the renaming, and that consequently few Froggy s entered circulation as "sold" items before Superi...
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!
Replies: 24
Views: 5162

Re: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!

Meh. Very much fear this is going to be another one I'll have to miss out on, owing to the New Job posting me off to Bristol (without a pistol) for some training. Slightly less harrowing than my reasons for ducking out of last autumn's Blackpool gig at the eleventh hour (in essence: intervening on a...
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Greatest BBC Micro Programmers
Replies: 29
Views: 10124

Re: The Greatest BBC Micro Programmers

Tim Tyler did Repton 2 or does it have to be a different IP to count as a non-one hit wonder? One-and-a-half hit wonder, at the very least, if one includes his co-authorship of BMX On The Moon . Not the most polished of all the incalculable Dune Rider-type games on the Beeb, perhaps, but for whatev...