CSSCGC 2011 — 2011 — December

Posts from December 2011.

December 1st 2011

Absynthe_boy – Washing Machine Simulator

This is the kind of entries I enjoy most. A good, nice simulator. And, for the first time in history, a great Washing Machine Simulator. In the author’s own words, «Presenting the first washing machine simulator for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the most realistic and complete laundry simulator yet written. Featuring three different washing machines, 4 wash temperatures and 3 different types of clothes you can wash this is the ultimate in clothes cleaning gaming excitement. Never before have laundry and gaming been married so successfully as in Washing Machine Simulator. Realistic sounds during the filling, wash and spin cycles. Amazing animated graphics. Superb reality and playability. Literally minutes of fun for all the family». And it doesn’t come short at all. I haven’t seen such a faithfully simulation in years of videogaming. This is really one of the best entries we’ve gotten so far, and we have got plenty of good ones! So watch out. Cows and simulators are win. So there’s a special prize for every faithful cow simulator from now on. What are you waiting for?

Summary

Choose among the tons of options, sit back, and enjoy your simulation.

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December 1st 2011

Paul E. Collins – Do Not Be Seen!

Paul returns with another great entry. In this game, just like the instructions explain like 293 times, you must not be seen. There are plenty of patroller robots wandering around and they can see in four directions, this is, up, down, left and right but they can’t see diagonally. They can’t see you either if you are behind a yellow block (which you can push to move them somewhere else). So you have two choices: first, you can just stay where you start. There’s a good pair of walls made of yellow blocks you they have absolutely no chance of seeing you. But this isn’t very enticing, is it? So your second choice, which may look more attractive, is simply start moving around the map gathering green gems. But, remember, do not be seen! And, I must say, this is an incredibly difficult task. It may look easy at first as there’s plenty of yellow blocks all around the place, but man, those patrollers surely patrol. My record is two gems. After that, I just threw the computer through the window. So be warned!

Summary

Remember: DO NOT BE SEEN!

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December 1st 2011

Nitrofurano – Bacachase

Fourth entry by Nitrofurano and second about cows. Remember, fellow children, cows = win. This time the originality is zero, though, as this is a somewhat well crafted version of the old game “Robot Chase” in which a bunch of evil guys (or robots) chase after you relentlestly albeit in turns - You move, they move. If two baddies collide with each other, they die (become Zombies) and you score (you score points, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing to do with necrophilia in this game). Sort of fun. The controls are WASD like in every entry by Nitrofurano, this guy must be an avid FPS player. But, did I mention that the main character is a cow and the chasers are also cows? This brings a new dimension to the game, of course. Playing as a cow (notice that it’s not controlling a cow, as cows can’t be controlled!) is always the definitive experience. For something. I think.

Summary

Use WASD to move around and make the baddies collide with each other and have sex with them!

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December 1st 2011

Kabuto Factory – Invasion 3D

People, this one is really cool! Kabuto Factury sends in a a true, working 3D game for your ZX Spectrum! So dust off your good ol’3D glasses from the drawer (those which came with some old magazine which come with a red/blue cellophane sheets, anaglyph I think they were called) ’cause you are going to need them in order to play this game. The mechanics are pretty simple: you have to be FAST and press 1, 2 or 3 depending on which alien is the nearest. If you fail or you take so long… BANG. Needless to say, if you are not wearing glasses you won’t see a shit. And chances are that you won’t either with them on. But this is a great effort. The only problem is that glasses are usually CYAN and RED, not blue and red. But hey, good effort! And possibly one of the most original entries this year.

Summary

Use 1, 2 or 3 to shoot the approaching aliens! And don’t forget your 3D anaglyph glasses!

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December 1st 2011

Nitrofurano – Bacaball

I love when entries come in pairs. Actually, they weren’t submitted at once, but as I’m a lazy ass and it takes forever for me to update the site, it looks like those have came arrived at once. This is the magic of procrastinating! This time our friend Nitrofurano tries to fool the judges by creating a game about cows. And he has succeeded completely. You know the drill: cows = win. At least while the Mojon Twins are the hosts. More if the game is actually crap and innovative. This one features simultaneous 4-players action in the same keyboard. Each player controls his very own cow (sadly, the four cows look the same, which may cause some trouble) playing some kind of 4-way soccer. A player scores if he hits the ball and afterwards that ball goes to the edge of the screen. Each player has to defend his edge. Choosing which player you control is, therefore, very important: the left and right players have shorter edges to protect so they play with some kind of advantage. So go grab three friends and have hours of fun! If you can’t grab three friends, the only way would be to somehow mutate and develop two extra sets of arms and hands, so you better find people.

Summary

Well, WASD controls player 1, TGHF controls player 2, IKJL controls player 3 and cursors controls player 4. If you manage to play this in a 48K rubber keys Speccy please send us a picture.

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December 1st 2011

Nitrofurano – Solitario

Yet another entry by Nitrofurano - the best author when it comes to creating a game that is somewhat polished (albeit with bugs) but ends up being crap for the game itself. I mean, this is some kind of solitaire involving red balls in a cross-shaped board, and you supposedly have to clear it moving them around following a determined set of rules which you will forget as soon as you have finished reading them. And you have to win in less than 15 minutes – that shows that the author really expects you to last 15 minutes at his game, and that really amazes me. This is the typical game in a middle of a compilation back in the 80′s: that game you have absolutely no clue how to play and which get skipped all the time. But this time it comes with instructions, so there’s no excuse this time. A special prize for the first one to actually solve it!

Summary

Move around with WASD and use SPACE to switch the pellets… Or something like that. Read the instructions to know when you can actually switch a pellet.

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