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Speccy Nation Kindle Edition
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- The Classics (Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Jetpac, Atic Atac, Ant Attack, Horace Goes Skiing, Wheelie, Alchemist, Chaos, Everyone's a Wally, Deathchase, Head Over Heels. You'll have played them all).
- The Pioneers (Games that were groundbreaking at the time: Skool Daze, Feud, The Hobbit, All or Nothing, Dark Sceptre, Redhawks, The Wild Bunch, Deus Ex Machina, iD, Slaine Driller).
- The Greats (Games that are still worth playing to this day: Where Time Stood Still, Cybernoid, Nodes of Yesod, Knight Tyme, Jack the Nipper, Zoids, Firefly, Thanatos, Turbo Esprit, Daley Thompson's Decathalon, They Stole A Million)
- The Dark Horses (Games I had never heard of, but which sound intriguing: Flunky, Survival, Agent X, Friday the 13th, Alien, Death Wish 3, How to be a complete B*stard)
- Never Again (Games that would never be made today: Trashman, Mrs Mopp, Mad Nurse, Death Star Interceptor, Starring Charlie Chaplin, Cannibal Island, The Rocky Horror Show, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Give my regards to Broad Street)
The writing is witty, breezy and fun to read. The selection of games is smart, and I am grateful to the authors for introducing me to some brilliant games that I'd never heard of before. If you enjoyed reading Crash and Your Sinclair all those years ago, then you simply must read this book.
Look, this isn't a work of art, much like the Speccy itself, but it is the work of someone who the Spectrum means an awful lot to. And for other people who are in that same boat, this is a brief read that you will very much appreciate.Read more ›
Having said that, I enjoyed being reminded of the games I knew, but was a bit bored by the reviews of the games I didn't know.
Would have liked to see a few small screen shots from each game also.
Yes I was one of those right at the start of home gaming.We were laughed at for what was seen as a strange waste of time.
Music was still king of teenage pastimes back in the 80's.
Dan captures the feel of the times with a great little book.
Needs expanding;I hope it happens someday.
For me it loses stars because it points out how limited the colour palette of the ZX Spectrum is then is filled with black and white screenshots and cover scans (paperback version).
A great read, and brought back a lot of memories about the simple games that I grew up with on the Speccy. The author is really witty, and you are able to enjoy the myriad of games that you don't remember, and games that should never have been made. Yes, the ZX Spectrum had its own version of the Atari's ET game.
The only issue was the lack of photos. It's not so bad for the games that you remember, but I had google for the games that were covered that I didn't remember.
This may be an issue with the eBook version that I read. Therefore, the rating remains at 5 stars, especially for the enjoyable read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As others have said some important games have been missed out so it could do with being a little longer. Still I enjoyed this reading this book.Published 12 days ago by Steve
Good read, brought back many happy childhood memories, just wish I had kept my old 48k and 128K Spectrum and 500+ games.Published 1 month ago by Graham Downey
Witty and entertaining, a fantastic read. A bit on the short side though.Published 6 months ago by Ignacio Sevilla Noarbe
Brilliant book, brought back a few memories! No mention of Hyper Sports though???!Published 7 months ago by Y S
For the price, this book was very enjoyable. As stated by other reviewers, its not heavy on content, but I still got a couple of fun nights of bedtime reading out of it.... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shayraz Ikram
Liked to browse the book, but why on earth no pictures? It makes all the difference in a book like this. Dropped 2 stars for this as it's pretty essential for a book of this type. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mr. J. D. Ashforth
This is another book of reviews of games you could play on the Spectrum.Published 11 months ago by W. A. Riley