CSSCGC 2011 — zx81

Posts tagged “zx81”.

January 10th 2012

Lee Osborne – ZX81 Sharetrader

Mr. Osborne‘s next entry, also for the ZX81, is a port of a former CSSCGC entry from 2000. It’s one of those boring games a la Tai Pan (and I get my coat) where you basicly sell and buy things and stuff like that. I will never understand how somebody can find this kind of games amusing, as if we didn’t have enough worries in real life. But hey, here it is! The author claims it contains all the features from the original (albeit with a few more bugs), and I will be taking his word for this. I’m quite sorry, but I can’t really stand more than two minutes with this kind of games, but worry not, the judges love them. It looks clean and well presented, and the ZX81 display is always sexy. So here you are, have fun!

Summary

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

Click here to download.

January 10th 2012

Lee Osborne – Mega Christmas Cracker Simulator

This is one of those times where I find it better to reproduce the elaborate email which contained the game: “I think I deserve to win, because I coded this game on a real ZX81, and no emulation was involved at all (apart from checking that it works on an emulator, which it does). I’m now the proud owner of a ZXpand interface, a miracle of modern science that allows the ZX81 to save programs in an emulator-ready format direct to SD memory cards. I think you’ll find that Mega Christmas Cracker Simulator is a tour-de-force, which pushes the humble ZX81 to new heights. The advanced simulation engine uses chaos theory techniques to definitively model a range of cracker types and cracker-pulling scenarios, considering such variables as which relative you are pulling the cracker with, and how much money you were willing to spend on crackers in the first place. Once you’ve pulled your cracker, it’s given a score, so you can compare different types for quality of prizes and funniness of the joke. A useful program, I’m sure you’ll agree!“. Yes, Mr. Osborne, I do agree.

Summary

Pull your cracker!

Click here to download.