Written by Peter Ward
Hope you will enjoy the new site from the same people who brought you retrogamemaster.co.uk
The site will include reviews and interviews from people who made the games for the Spectrum in the past and the Next now.
I am the Editor of retrogamesmaster.co.uk and zxspectrumnow.com
I have done freelance writing for Player Spirit Magazine in France. Also Ecomasphere Games; Our first game Polybius Invaders is available on steam. I also have 3 books I’m working on and soon to be in the Button Bashers Movie Directed by Lee Bolton.
I have been a Spectrum fan since playing a 48k Spectrum around my mate in the 80s.
I remember playing my first game Jack the Nipper by Gremlin and being wowed by the game as before then I used to play pong on a home system.
I remember asking my parents for a Spectrum for Christmas and was lucky to get a Spectrum +3.
Yes you will say Amstrad had taken over at this point but i didn’t care as I had a Spectrum with disk drive and separate tape deck.
I only had a handful of games on disk so most of my games were on cassette.
I managed to build up a big collection of games from boot fairs and spend my pocket money on Hit Squad games and Kixx titles.
Some of my favourite Spectrum games included:
Super Test 1 and 2
Gift of the Gods
Batman the Movie
Head Over Heels
Rockstar Ate My Hamster
Monty Mole games
Jack the Nipper
Pro Ski Simulator
Horace Goes Skiing
Death Wish 3
The Way of the Exploding Fist
Barry McGuigan Boxing
Double Dragon 2
As you can see I enjoyed a lot of Arcade Conversions on the Spectrum.
I never imagined I would be playing games that I used to play in my local arcades in Dover and Folkestone.