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Pap Idol
AuthorSpike
FilenamePapIdol.tap
Year2003
PositionNo ranking
FormatSpectrum
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DescriptionCrap game, crap music, crap idea. It'll go a long way...
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Advanced Telecom Cracker Simulator Delux
AuthorAndrew 'Spike' Halliwell
FilenameAdvancedTelecomCrackerSimDel.tap
Year2004
Position20
FormatSpectrum
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DescriptionAnother throwaway effort from Spike that he knocked up in a rare ten-minute break from Linux and BBC7. You have to guess the login and password and crack the system. You get no clues, so you can't win. Unless you simply press BREAK and type GOTO 2000, that is. Hooray, I win!

I wouldn't even bother downloading this one, folks.

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Spot The Dot
AuthorAndrew 'Spike' Halliwell
FilenameSpotTheDot.tap
Year2004
Position13
FormatSpectrum
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DescriptionPixel-perfect eyesight is required to the max with this tedious little number. Use the keys Q,A,O,P to move your dot and find another dot (rock?) hidden amongst hundreds of other dots. When you have positioned your dot correctly (which will take you a few attempts due to the screen not actually showing you positioned where you are actually positioned when you are correctly positioned), press M and you will be informed whether or not you have succeeded in your quest.

Keeping with the usual highly-original crap game tradition, the game makes hilarious use of the STOP statement at the end of the game. Luckily, you can just RUN this game to play it again - what a relief, eh?!

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Spot the Dot 2
AuthorAndrew 'spike1' Halliwell
FilenameSpotTheDot2.zip
Year2005
PositionNo ranking
FormatSpectrum
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DescriptionThis is vaguely reminiscent of a game I once saw reviewed in Crash. Trans-Am, I think it was. The main playfield looks very much like that, with lots of dots in it. And that's the point - you have to find, amongst a shedload of red pixel-dots, one single red pixel-dot. The dot isn't totally anonymous, as it moves under the cover of darkness (the screen goes black) and by carefully monitoring all the dots on the screen you can quite easily spot it. You have at your disposal three sensor sweeps, which will ring the dot making it even more obvious. Move your black search-o-dot over the offending miscreant, and victory is yours. Only once, mind, as the game will literally STOP and drop back to BASIC when you do. Or when you die, it's pretty much the same thing.

I found this vaguely entertaining. It's not too hard, and quite well presented. The fades to black are smoothly executed (Assuming your emulatior doesn't do screen update timings too accurately) and it does exactly what it says on the tin. I'll give this one 5/10 - a good effort, nicely done, but not crap enough. It's ineptitude we need here.

CommentsFind the dot that's hidden on screen. If you fail, it will "Mind Blast" you. And you have sensors! The dot apparently moves too!

I got it first time! This is not Spot The Dot I remember. You remember, the impossible to complete one! Again, the STOP statement is used to end the game here. And it is quite a tedious game, so a point added there too.

I'll give this a nice 6/10


Metal Detector
AuthorSpike
Filenamedetect.tzx
Year2006
Position23
FormatSpectrum
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DescriptionOr, to give it its full name: Super Advanced Metal Detector Delux Gold Ultra Edition. And yes, before you ask, this has a shed-load more features than the now run-of-the-mill Standard Silver Super Edition - notably that it's kinder to people with speech impediments. Remember when everyone was into metal detecting? No? Well I do because I'm old - and so's Spike. So revel in the junk-collecting fun all you who missed the craze first time round.
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Crap Factor: 7.9  Technical Ingenuity: 5.6  Achievement: 6  Fun: 4.3

Total: 23.7


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