CSSCGC 2011 — simmulator

Posts tagged “simmulator”.

January 10th 2012

Apenao – Game of (Musical) Thrones

I’m sure that Apenao also got the official license to make the ZX Spectrum videogame based in the popular franchise Game of Thrones. I wonder how does this guy to get all those licenses, he must be backed by one of those big companies which emply lots of slaves and sell human flesh in the black market. The fact is that here it is, the official (I guess) Game of Thrones ZX Spectrum videogame! This one comes with a twist. I don’t know if this game is popular elsewere, but here in Spain we got a big deal of it when we were kids. Now kids have Nintendo DSs to play with, so, for the sake of preservation, a computer rendition of the good ol’ Game of Chairs just had to be created. To play the game, you set up some chairs in circle, one less that the total amount of player. Then the music plays, and players have to run around the chairs. Then suddenly the music stops, and the players must try and sit down in one chair. Of course, (you may have guessed if you are good at maths) one of them remains up with no chair to sit down. Well, that guy is, obviously, killed in a rather gory manner. Game of (Musical) Thrones replaces the plain chairs with actual thrones, and lets you pick all the players. Then the music will play… and play… and trust me, it will eventually stop. Some day. And then…

Summary

Choose the contestants, sit back, and enjoy your simulation.

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January 10th 2012

Apenao – Star Wars – The Old Republic

Nobody knows how, but Apenao got the official license from Lucas Arts to produce the ZX Spectrum port of their latest blockbuster in the Star Wars franchise, a MMORPG (won’t tell what it means ’cause I always mix up the initials). The problem was that they are quite unflexible when it comes to deadlines, and the time Apenao had to develop this game was minimal. And it shows. Luckily, Apenao managed to extract the most important aspects of SW:TOR and gave full priority to them, so they are completely implemented. So the game lacks some things from the original, but the essence is there: the exciting light-saber duels between Jedi Knights and Lord Siths, complete with power-ups and character level growth. And, of course, you can’t play this alone, as this is a MMORPG. May the force be with you, young padawan! (sorry, I had to say that).

Summary

Q controls the Jedi Knight. P controls the Lord Sith.

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January 10th 2012

Pgyuri – Keyhero 50

This is one of those “musical games” where the sound produced by the computer isn’t music at all. This so called game is a collection of more than 50 one-liners: a couple of instructions/info blocks and 50 levels in 50 BASIC one-liner separate loads. The concept is pretty simple and straightforward: press the correct key when the labeled square containing which hits the top-most flickering lines. Like an upside-down Guitar Hero (scrolling from bottom to top using Sinclair BASIC is easy, but doing the opposite is not), but you use the keyboard instead of a guitar. And you listen to random bleeps instead your Metallica favourite number. But the achievement is the game itself: I wonder how this guy got the nerve to produce 50 levels without getting bored. Great, great achievement, to be honest!

Summary

Urm… Good luck.

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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

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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November 10th 2011

Salvacam – First (and last) First-Person Hamster Wheel Simulator

Fellers, this has to be the most original simulator we have received this year! Salvacam announces this is the last game in his own one-key-only trilogy, and announces that, next year, he’ll try and make two-key games. Good for him, and good for us. And now, on to the game! This game simulates a big part of every hamster’s everyday routine: running the wheel. The game goes straight to the point, and starts with the above mentioned hamster already positioned in the running wheel, ready to get into action! No useless waits (and I’m looking at you, Mr. Apenao!), no neverending intros (like in nowadays games – when you finally get into action you have already spent the only two hours you had to play beforing getting back to house chores). Just sheer enjoyment. And from the very point of view of the hamster himself. Now you will know how it really feels. Have or ever had a hamster? This game will help you sympathise with every hamster in the world! This will make you a better person! Hopefully, with more games like this, wars and hunger will end for good. Unbelievable. This ain’t just a videogame… This is a complete digital, interactive experience. I’m quite sure that, in the future, this will be considered like a true masterpiece of our times! Ico and Shadow of the Colossus my ass.

Summary

One just can’t summarize the experience you get from this game, so go and try it NOW.

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November 10th 2011

Paul E. Collins – Lights Out!

Disclaimer: I don’t know if the exclamation mark was part of the title or Mr. Collins was shouting in his email. Don’t check, Paul, I’m making this up. Well – now we have yet another Speccy version of a Crap concept.  Not so crap by itself (well, it surely does look like crap, but works as intended, the controls are somewhat responsive, and comes even with different skill levels!), but crap for what it represents. C’mon, man, gimme a break! Looking at the screenshot you should understand that I’m utter crap at this, so, buggers, this is crap! I tend to blame the game for my own incompetence, of course, but this is over the top. Besides, if someone can explain to me why the game is full of mathematical symbols, or whatever, I’d be glad. It just makes things worse. I can’t see shit and you try to puzzle me even more?!  Are the boards, actually, Brainfuck programs? Good contender! By the way, the game comes with full sources, so you can learn to make you rown Lights Out game. No need to pay royalties nor copyrights, of course.

Summary

Read the in-game instructions, for god’s sake, and leave me alone!

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November 10th 2011

Chris Young – Say the Colour and not the Word (Adult version)

I have to cheat and post Chris’ own words (so I have to write less of a review): “Jamie Percival’s seminal 2007 hit “Say The Colour And Not The Word” has been *ahem* acquired legitimately *ahem* by Unsatisfactory Software, aka myself. The game was not disassembled, decompiled nor stolen (yes we’ve heard the rumours), we paid good money and we now own Jamie Percival, as soon as we find him. Erm, anyway, the surprise hit of 2007 (described by myself and partner-in-crime – NOT THAT THERE HAS BEEN ANY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY YOU UNDERSTAND – Mr Lake as “not as bad as Quest for The Golden Egg”) has been purchased legitimately and upgraded to an all new adults-only post-watershed Stephen Fry and Brian Blessed endorsed (probably) version“. So here you go. We are always eager to get new, refurbished, adult versions of hit games. I’m quite good at this, my top score was 843. Can you beat that?

Summary

Just say colour, and not the word! Remember to press A if you get it wrong. And don’t cheat to beat my score!

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October 3rd 2011

Salvacam – Zhunder Vlade

It seems pretty common that entries come in pairs. Salvacam has even used the same email to submit both – that shows that this guy likes to save. Good thing. He has also used the same controls as in his previous effort: just the M key. This game should release all his games in a compilation called games in the key of M. Maybe this guy is a pure genius when it comes to design games which use just one key, or maybe he doesn’t know how to detect another key. It could be. Anyways, in this game, you control a hellicopter which has only one control: go up. The drill is simple: the hellicopter advances on his own (full-screen scrolling)!, and if you don’t do anything it will fall to the floor and crash. Press M wisely to control its height. And, while you are at it, avoid crashing with all those flying boulders (or whatever). The catch is that this game is actually fun to play. D’oh! Sometimes type-ins were actually fun, and this looks like one of those. So download it, fire it up in your favourite emulator or real computer, and enjoy your M key!

Summary

Controls are not rocket science. Figure them out, lazy bastard!

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October 3rd 2011

Salvacam – Mini Cirsa

¡Yay! ¡Slots! Probably the most boring thing on earth unless you are a compulsive gambler. The catch is, basicly, that you put a coin, and then hit a button, and then maybe you win, or maybe you lose. Great time-killer, innit? Salvacam has submitted a great rendition of the arcade slot machines – at least a great rendition of the most simplistic ones, as you only have to press M to insert a coin, and then wait. Then hit M. Again and again until you are fed up with it or you run out of money. The graphics are big, the animation is good, I love the fact that the game is using the same currency as in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and the fact that this may be the most boring experience I’ve had in years makes it a great contender for the prize! Stay tuned, Salvacam, maybe the packet of rollos is for you this year! Who knows?

Summary

Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and enjoy. Press M and…

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