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Damian Webber damian.webber at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 12:24:17 BST 2012

I found the trailer.  I seem to remember it having a big gun on it!

elite was too clever for me. That is probably why I only play those
funny flash games from miniclip these days

D


On 09/07/2012, Robin Layfield <robin at ultrasimplified.com> wrote:
> Lunar Jetman!
>
> no one ever found the trailer…
>
> and Match Point was bloody brilliant – I was thinking about that yesterday
>
> but Elite was the one for me.
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> Robin
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> On Monday, 9 July 2012 at 11:59, Damian Webber wrote:
>
>> Who wants to burgle Rick's house with me? I always wanted that watch
>>
>> I also went to college with the kid who appeared on the cover of the
>> very first Sinclair User magazine
>>
>> My favourite games were:
>> All the Ultimate maze games
>> JSW
>> Jetpac (spelling?)
>> There was another jetpac game which was more of a scroller than a platform
>> And a wierd 3d game with a caterpillar
>> Also Cobra
>> Also Commando
>> Also a super cool table tennis game
>>
>> I SO want to play spectrum games right now!!!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 09/07/2012, Rick Edwards <rick.edwards at gmail.com
>> (mailto:rick.edwards at gmail.com)> wrote:
>> > On 9 July 2012 10:50, Neil Fraser <nfraser at nadtechnology.co.uk
>> > (mailto:nfraser at nadtechnology.co.uk)> wrote:
>> >
>> > >
>> > > JSW was brilliant, but then so was Jetpack. My introduction to gaming
>> > > and programming came from that ZX Spectrum I managed to buy with my
>> > > own hard earned cash at the age of just 13! It was a 16k model..scary.
>> > >
>> > > Neil
>> >
>> > You're gonna hate me for this but my old man used to work for Sinclair
>> > at
>> > the time of the Spectrum so I used to get free stuff, probably just as
>> > well
>> > as my hamster ate the rubber keyboard of one of my spectrums and I seem
>> > to
>> > remember letting the magic smoke out of another by trying to interface
>> > it
>> > to a Transtel teleprinter (don't ask!).
>> >
>> > I was the proud owner of a Sinclair digital watch at infant school which
>> > looked like something out of Star Wars but was utterly useless if the
>> > sun
>> > came out (still got one in kit form somewhere), and I'm still a proud
>> > owner
>> > of a silver plated slimline calculator engraved for the Queens silver
>> > jubilee!
>> >
>> > To be honest I always wanted a Commodore as Attack of the
>> > Mutant Camels rocked compared to Horace Goes Skiing and Manic Miner!
>> >
>> > When I think of the hours wasted typing in lines of code from magazines
>> > only to find it wouldn't work and see the typo reported on line 876 on
>> > page
>> > 10 the following week! And lets face it, spending an afternoon twiddling
>> > with the cassette volume knob trying to load a bootleg game from tape
>> > was
>> > just painful!
>> >
>> > I still think the rubber spectrum keyboard was light years ahead of the
>> > flippin awful keyboard on the ZX81 (and my hamster definately preferred
>> > it!)
>> >
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