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Advanced 10 PRINT HELLO ; 20 GOTO 10 Simulator 128K Edition
AuthorShaun Bebbington
FilenameA10P20G10.z80
Year2008
Position62
FormatZX Spectrum 128K/+2
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DescriptionAhh.. those were the days when you used to stroll into Dixons with a couple of friends and wait until the shop assistant (Invariably called John) had his back turned whilst busy with another customer. Then you'd strike, running around the entire bay of eight-bit computers, typing the seminal program 10 PRINT Hello 20 GO TO 10 into each machine. To add add a bit of panache you might also use a semicolon or perhaps insert the newest swearword you'd learnt that week. Of course it didn't matter that you were 24 at the time and had just completed your PhD in advanced compuer science from Cambridge university. It was still expected if not considered compulsory to do this on visiting the popular high street chain. Anyway, you can now happily relive those days in this feature-packed simulator from Shaun. It allows you to create such a screen from thousands of possible variants, whilst also completely relieving you of any programming burden.
CommentsThe first of Mr Rapier's double whammy and another reminder that 48K-only owners are missing out on a lot of fun here! You will take to the game itself like a duck to water, particularly if you are familiar with the Sinclair BASIC environment. Needs the RAMDISK to work, making it somewhat of a skilful investigation into how to do less with more. Ultimately, though the flexibility of this title is only limited by the imagination of the human participant, and by the Speccy's ULA. Oh yes, large print font on the intro screen. We like resized text tricks like those ones in our advanced speccy programming books - Goodo.

Binduko!
AuthorShaun Bebbington
FilenameBinduko.zip
Year2008
Position109
FormatZX Spectrum 128K/+2
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DescriptionIt's so easy for us Homo Sapiens to sit here with our ten fingers and our decimal numbering system to forget about the infinite number of alternative possibilites. Think of the truly fun games we could play if we just take our base-10 blinkers off for a minute and expand our thinking a little. This is a nice one for hackers, machine code purists and people who insist on using the BIN command in their speccy programs. Yes, the true language of computing - binary is employed in this variant of the much loved Sudoku game. But the question is, can you solve the puzzle faster than a ZX80? Also, did you know there are actually 10 types of people in the world? Those who understand ternary, those who don't and those who confuse it with binary. Make sure you aren't one of them if you want to master this title.
CommentsThe first of a three game assault on the compo by SB?- likeable for its geek appeal. You can possibly guess what's coming on starting the game, but still the fact that someone actually wrote it will impel you to play the game through to its logical conclusion provided you literally have two seconds to spare. Handy for completing on the short tube journey between Leicester Square and Covent Garden (250 yards). Good for a short laugh of course. But after that, the first three letters of the game name?describe exactly what you should do with it.
Stop the press: Obviously this game had some influence on me, since I submitted the even worse UnDoko to CSSCGC 2009 - do you realise what you've started with this?

Bounce (Preview Edition)!
AuthorShaun Bebbington
FilenameBounceCR.zip
Year2008
Position106
FormatZX Spectrum 128K/+2
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DescriptionKeys: Z - left, X - right

From the supplied text file:-

Donkey Soft PRESENTS: Bounce!

This is version v0.01 of Bounce, and is heavily cost-reduced. A full version will follow shortly, but at the moment, it stops when your score gets to -2.

The full version will feature:

A nice front end (well, a front end),
Some beeps,
A high score table,
The same addictive gameplay and awesome graphics.

Enjoy!

CommentsUnfinished masterpieces such as this should be applauded. We applaud them because the author had the good sense to stop working on them and to give up. Watch out CSSCGC 2009 though, this one may rear it's head though in the form of a more completed experience. Have a BALL with it, but don't let it drive you BATty. Reminds me very much of a one-liner program I co-authored a while back (in the early stages of development before the game was created). To be fair to Shaun, I encouraged him to send this one in even though he'd made it clear to me it wasn't finished. So I can't be too harsh now can I? Besides, the full version (Drum roll please) is tipped to have some BEEPs in it and a high score table. I know it's almost too exciting for me too, but I must stay calm! (games to judge and all that)

Advanced 10 PRINT "Hello " 20 GO TO 10 Simulator
AuthorShaun Bebbington
FilenamePRINT''HELLO''.zip
Year2008
Position57
FormatZX Spectrum 128K/+2
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DescriptionAhh.. those were the days when you used to stroll into Dixons with a couple of friends and wait until the shop assistant (Invariably called "John") had his back turned whilst busy with another customer. Then you'd strike, running around the entire bay of eight-bit computers, typing the seminal program "10 PRINT "Hello " 20 GO TO 10" into each machine. To add add a bit of panache you might also use a semicolon or perhaps insert the newest swearword you'd learnt that week. Of course it didn't matter that you were 24 at the time and had just completed your PhD in advanced compuer science from Cambridge university. It was still expected if not considered compulsory to do this on visiting the popular high street chain. Anyway, you can now happily relive those days in this feature-packed simulator from Shaun. It allows you to create such a screen from thousands of possible variants, whilst also completely relieving you of any programming burden.
CommentsWell, this one amused someone enough that they wrote another game based on it. Not the first time this happened in CSSCGC 2008. Who'd have thought the compo would be such a source of erm.. creative inspiration, yes, that's it. What ever else may be said about this title, no-one can accuse it of lacking in features. Although if I remember correctly, someone actually did just that, bemoaning the lack of a BRIGHT feature. Still, the "Test Parameters" option is something that was thoughtfully provided in a mission-critical app like this - albeit in this case the "Test Parameters" option is the actual program itself. For CGC purists, note the misspelling of "program", an easily missed final touch.


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