Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:49 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Little benownst to the world all this time, GoldenEye (N64) has a fully-functional ZX Spectrum 48x emulator built into it. By feeding it a proper Spectrum monitor program and calling menu 25 to load a snapshot, any Spectrum 48x program can be run. The emulator started life as a side project to see if Spectrum emulation was possible on N64 and was hooked into GE, the current game in development. It was supposed to be removed before release but was only made inaccessible and inoperable. All the registers, dependancies, and script required to run the emulator still reside in retail GoldenEye carts."
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RE[4]: Comment by henderson101
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Mar 2012 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by henderson101"
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Sorry, I don't agree with "too simplistic". Too simplistic for what?
Both Atic Atac and Jetpac are fun to play and looks good, even in comparison to later games. Sure, it's not Knightlore, Dun Darach or Sabre Wulf but I wouldn't say that makes them "too simplistic".

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RE[5]: Comment by henderson101
by viton on Fri 30th Mar 2012 15:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by henderson101"
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Sorry, I don't agree with "too simplistic". Too simplistic for what?

There was a lot of speccy games after 1985, like cybernoid, zynaps, savage, wec le mans, robocop, tau-ceti, dizzy, barbarian, led storm, etc. Really good coding and gfx+music that I appreciate.
These games you mentioned can offer some uber-retro feel that might be enjoyable for someone, just but not me.

Edited 2012-03-30 15:54 UTC

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The problem with later games are that they were generally ports. So, the C64 or Anstrad version would look nicer, play better or have better graphics. But it was games like Atic Attack, Jet Set Willy and such that made the system a hit in the first place. Just the fact that Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy are absolute cult games still, pretty amazing. Both were released on the first on the Speccy (though legend is Matthew Smith wrote manic miner on a Z80 based Tandy and ported the machine code to the Spectrum.)

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