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Mathman
Authorunknown
Filename0122105156MATHMAN.zip
Year2012
Position1
Format48K
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DescriptionAuthor provided no information for this game.
CommentsI waited patiently while the game is loading, for it`s the first and only entry for the time being. I watched the pixels fill the screen, then all this waiting ruined by next part of loading as it prints the program information over loading screen. I say this is a great start for a a crap game competition.The title screen is very descriptive of what`s going on. As I understand it`s a clash between golden tokens of hope and Math Goblins, as expected, totally unrelated to the game :)It`s a pacman clone with a math question at the end. It is this year`s first entry, but it`s already very crap game :) Only downside is it`s unbelievably slow. I will follow this entry to see if it picks up and sweet bellas.Wait, one last thing, the loader is broken and loading stops with an error message. Type RUN to start game after loading.

Conway's Soldiers
AuthorAY Chip
Filename0221093511sol.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionConway's Soldiers is a solitaire game, invented by mathematician John Horton Conway in 1961. Command the Solitaire Army!This game was written in machine code, and uses the 'blast' terminal library, with Andrew Owen's 42-column font "Geneva Mono". Other software used in its creation: scrplus (to make the loading screen), bast (to create the BASIC loader & link the tape), spiffy (emulator-of-choice for testing & debugging), binutils-z80 (assembler and linker for Z80 binaries).Controls: hjkl (cursor; vi keys), spacebar (move), u (undo).
Comments"What is that?" was my first response. Too many good information to be ashamed of not knowing. Blast terminal library used on zx spectrum, 42 column geneva mono font, spiffy, bast the tape linker, and those were all for a peg solitaire game?The object of a game is to move all soldiers (yellow ones) to the blue upper side by jumping one over another. But, as every crap game, Ay Chip was so saturated doing the technical parts, the game itself ends up crap. He even put (q)uit key, and also 5th line in the upper field but everyone knows only 4th line is possible to reach with your tiny yellow soldiers.And loading screen text is not centered.I have mixed feelings about crap factor of this game but it's a worthy addendum to the cgc2012 for sure!

Looking for a csscgc2012 theme
AuthorPaulo Silva
Filename0301180542lookingforacsscgc2012theme_20120301145340.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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Descriptionit's just a This is a mere 'illustrated adventure' game - just press 'a' or 'b' when asked, or any key for start or when the game ends.
CommentsVectoral graphics, ulaplus, 4x6 characters, interesting screens. Ok, we know most of them are done by melbourne house in 1982, but, I'm still impressed by the technology behind it(ok, andrew, I know ulaplus is not invented by australians). This little game came with a bonus: full source code.In functionality, this piece of software is a tool. If you are an undecided type, this tool promises to help you. It guides you to find a theme for your crap game. The tool thinks my pony idea is gay, and cow is already covered in cgc2011. Damn, I should start from scratch now, my pink pony game was almost ready.I'll be waiting for someone to use this tool and code a game based on it's recommendations.I can sense some crapness about it but only an essence. And it will definitely not going to win the compo because it's kind of uncrap.

EVP
Authorunknown
Filename0307021143evp.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionNOTE! This needs to be run in 128k modeThis is program lets you hear the dead! (if you're lucky)
CommentsDammit, yes I heard the voices! Not crap at all. Scary? yes.You should never ever listen to those voices. Ever. That leads to darkside!

Ninety Nine
AuthorEquinox
Filename0314000405NinetyNine.zip
Year2012
Position25
Format48K
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DescriptionHere's a card game for CSSCGC 2012.Warning: produced in a factory that uses DEF FN.Eq.
CommentsWow, an actual game! And a card game! And a good one too! And plays ok! With AI and everything. And music.There is nothing wrong with this game, clever, playable, nice looking. Very clean, it even uses user defined functions to make it even neater (and slower possibly).Totally awesomely crap!

Titanic Simulator
AuthorAngus Gulliver
Filename0411094621titanic.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionHi,Here is my first entry for the 2012 crap games contest. It is Titanic Simulator.Titanic Simulator commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic with an ultra-realistic simulation for any ZX Spectrum. Will you survive the disaster? There's only one way to find out, play Titanic Simulator! Featuring super realistic graphics, and easy controls, you'll enjoy literally seconds of entertainment.Angus GulliverAuthor of Washing Machine Simulator in 2011
CommentsThis game has the essence of cascade50, it's too simple to play and very crap. But it has udg graphics, and needs some kind of effort to put this game together. Ofcourse all of the effort was for almost nothing.But along the listing I found some color codes and repeated listings that supposed to sound funky when loading the game, but the game provided as SNA?!I I had to save the game, and load it from tape to check if it does what it promises. (FAIL. Not funky at all.)

Good King Wenceslas Simulator 2012
AuthorAndrew Gillen
Filename0620164412king.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionThis is my csscgc2012 entry. Controls are QAOP. Could be this years first and only Christmas Carol simulation ont he ZX Spectrum?!
CommentsI\'m actually waiting to see the \"advanced\" version of this game. The title poem is really sets up the mood, and make us ready for reaching the fuel. The King is fickle, I\'m not sure if he really wants to help the poor man. The game look like crap, but in reality, it\'s not. Solid gameplay, responsive controls, strict and simple rules, Good King Wenceslas Simulator 2012 may even lose the compo. The only bad part is the \"agent\" factor. We cannot be a part of the game, everything is depend on the King (well, as it should be?). Thank you Spud for bringing me so many questions.

Croc Jump
AuthorAndy Watson
Filename0623220742crocjump.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionThis is my csscgc2012 entry. Controls are Z,X and M.
CommentsI am very content with Andy\'s crap entry, because it borrows the most basic idea of game design. Jumping. You run the game, then start to jump. I find it most difficult, possibly because the game is crap.I am eagerly waiting for your next entry Andy.

Ski or Don't
AuthorAndy Watson
Filename0626235041Ski_or_don_t.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionThis is my csscgc2012 entry. Controls are Z and M.
CommentsWell this game uses one of the best tactics of crap gaming, which is a vertical scrolling provided by ROM. This facility often exploited by crap game designers, which actually makes the game un-crap, because of vivid full screen scrolling.But, Andy managed to make even this crap, with my help of doing crap graphics. it looks like horace is heading to a jungle with thousands of trees, and keys are utterly unresponsive. I'm not sure this time horace will stay in this jungle forever.Excellent crap game, you won't even want to try it again after you hit a tree.

Steroids Sports Diving: Splash
AuthorApenao
Filename0628182038steroidsdiving.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionIncredible precise sports simulator. Put yourself into the skin of a muscleman participating in the London Olimpics 2012 in the diving competition.Watch carefully the Stadium scoreboard to imitate the required movements for extra points!Keys are:O-Roll leftP-Roll rightQ-Move right armE-Move left armZ-Move right legC-Move left legW-GesticulateTry to roll as much as you can for extra points!Try to dive the closer to the swimming pool centre as possible for extra points!Try to send the author 9,99$ via paypal for extra points!Enjoy!
CommentsOK, I rolled a thousand times (really fast game it is), and I somehow managed to dive very centre of the pool, I even send the $9.99 to author, but again I just scored 7. The witch with pink hair always gave me a 7, whatever I do, I think she just hates me.I am surprised because apenao almost got it this time. Very playable game apart from needlessly fast responsive controls. The game is already hard, you try to match the figure shown at the table, while falling down(diving) to the pool. It\'s crapness score is a bit low, because game is ultra-responsive, graphics are nice and animations are surprising.I\'ll watch this entry for sweet bellas, I\'m sure it\'ll get many mixed feelings.

Snailympics 2012
AuthorAndrew Gillen
Filename0706195021snail.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionKeys: O / P. Compete in 5 races to get the gold!Enjoy. for those who use emulators to with quick loading support I hope you especially enjoy the loading screen you often miss out on! :-D
Commentsit\'s hyper-snail-sports, and it\'s a pretty good one. Spud, good graphics, responsive gameplay, and a final screen? This is not a crap game, this is a good game with crap interface :D (Hmm, I guess it\'s the same thing)...

PODEWRRR!
AuthorThe Mojon Twins
Filename0710143545mojon-twins--podewrrr.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionPODEWRRR! By The Mojon Twins is a lame port of a (very) well known mobile game. None of us have never ever played the original game. One of us has seen a video of it in youtube. That's enough to make a port.The game is written in the Sympholorian language. You'll understand the texts once you get used to them. Just select one level from 0 slow to 3 fastest and use Q and A. You'll know how to play once you start. Level 0 is boring and level 3 is almost unplayable. Choose 1 or 2.Oh, and the main character is that one from Zombie Calavera.
CommentsAmho as I first read it's title. It's a crapabalt game, I can see diffuculty algorith is the exact same with Diablo 3's. As you walk in the park in "normal" mode and you cannot even move one step in inferno.I like Zombie Calavera, I just didn't expected the real zombie calavera game will be a crap game when I played the prologue here: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0025052"Zombie Calavera: Podewrrr" is released at CSSCGC2012! Sorry nathan this was a marketing mistake which will ruin the francise that you cannot take back!

Rescuow
AuthorAnders Carlsson
Filename0711021107rescuow.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionIn this third part of the Volos series, you are in control of Cowthilde who has been appointed to become a "rescuow". That means she is used to rescue people from the caves.Once Cowthilde is put into movement, she will keep going until she hits one end of the screen. At the right side, there is a person waiting to be picked up. Once he is picked up, guide Cowthilde back to the left side and a point of score will be awarded.To make it more difficult, Volos the bull god is back into the game. He moves back and forth at the top of the screen and suddenly will make a dive downwards. Fortunately there is a set of bricks that will prevent him from hitting Cowthilde, but for each time Volos hits a brick, it will be removed. Eventually there won't be any bricks left, and Cowthilde won't have anywhere to hide for Volos.You have a total of three cows. When you have lost the last life, you get a score summary and the chance to play again.Movement is as follows:O = Initiate movement leftP = Initiate movement leftAny other key will make Cowthilde stop where she is, which can be a useful way to wait for Volos to make his dive before moving on.If you think this game is a bit slow, it is recommended to be run on a 33 MHz ZX Spectrum or better. Or an emulator that can be boosted to 10X.
CommentsI put my emulator in full speed (as you recommend) and scored 141 before I give up after 2 minutes. I was very lucky, the bull never managed to catch me once!Sorry carlsson but you managed to cross crapness line. Anyway, it does what it says, we'll see how much sweet bellas it will gather.

Shit on Sonny's Mouth (you know she likes it)
Authorna_th_an
Filename0711120516cagarse2engilsih.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionO left P right SPACE shit. You can play as long as you want, I won't stop your joy with a stupid ending sequence.
Comments"Shit on Sonny's Mouth" or what it says on the screenshot? This is actually the classic game named "catch the spider" with inverted game mechanics. I wish this was a two part game, which you switch positions being you and sonny's mom, avoiding incoming rain of shits.Thanks na_th_an for giving us privilege of shitting on somebody's X.By the way, the games uses input area in use by using streams to write there. Which is a interesting approach in basic games, I can argue of it's necessity, but it looks nice.

Usain Bolt's Olympic Dash
AuthorChris Young
Filename0805225612UBOD.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionPlease find attached my knocked up in an afternoon CSSCGC entry. I thinkI've captured the fastest man alive in detail never before seen on theSpeccy** Mainly because this is the first time there's been a Usain Bolt game onthe Speccy.Enjoy!
CommentsWe are glad to see the man who hosts all the cgc games with a very clean fashion, submitting games. Hello chris, and welcome :DIf you are a hardcore cgc designer, you do it like Chris's way. Graphics are designed with graph paper, animation made on paper, code in basic and when you think you screwed, the game is done :)Well, the game is our regular running game, with a pinch of reality: army moves mode! Yet, this mode is still a bit easier than army moves as I managed to play about 5 seconds in UBOD.I like the disclaimer as well.

Weakly Tribson's Triathon
Authorunknown
Filename0812011609weakly.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionAnother crap game from me. This one 'multi sport summer event' themed and also definitely not inspired by Daley Thompson or by the Brownlee brothers.
CommentsI'm comparing this game with Daley's Supertest, although it lacks swimming and cycling part.So as most important sport is swimming, supertest is failing to win in this comparison. Normally I am very good at sports games -on the contrary of real life-, and in this game I aced. I won't tell my hi-score (I don't want to make you cry).As Olympics has ended, I wonder when a game will be submitted about closing ceremony?

ZX Spectrum 48K Simulator 2012
AuthorAndrew Gillen
Filename0813202721speccy.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionThis is my csscgc2012 entry. Controls are QAOPMBCDEFGHIJKLNRSTUVWXYZ.
CommentsA spectrum simulator, and it works nice. I played some 48k games under this simulator, exceptionally good. It really feels like regular spectrum48k although it's not! Wow!Don't forget to disable your emulator's flash loading traps before loading this one.

Dave Stevis Snooker
AuthorKieren McLiard
Filename0902174732DSSnooker.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionThis is my csscgc2012 entry. Controls are QAOPM.
CommentsMr.Kizza's original dave stevis snooker. I always believed in kizza, that he is the actual coder of the damn game, and now, here is the proof.Thank you kizza, thank you cgc, for bringing biggest mystery of spectrum community to light.Ps. My score is 218. Good luck!

Olympic Reactions
Authorunknown
Filename0914145311Olympic Reactions.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionI wrote this program on Sunday, as an entry for the Spectrum30 real-timecoding contest. It was suggested that several of the entries also besubmitted to CSSCGC 2012 - so I present "Olympic Reactions", a reactiontime contest for the 16K Spectrum.I normally release any new software I create these days under GPL v3 -if that is incompatible with the contest in any way then the contestrules may override it (yes, it will -ed).
CommentsWe got another reaction game here, which has all the basic principles of reaction games: You react to something hopefully very fast.This time it's a long beep. Sadly I'm very determined to leave a message after a beep, this time I had to press a key. And I did. In the past I also wrote a reaction game, and I'm very potent on pressing keys.What this game brings new to the genre is "the theme". Olmypics makes it's way into to the game too, as you get gold, silver and bronze medals after you react :)Not bad, it lacks originality but it has different approach to a already established genre. Thanks phil!

La Machine Ó RepanchiguŔr
AuthorApeano
Filename1001000339repanchinguer.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionNo description
CommentsNo notes.

Disk Hero
Authorunknown
Filename1121133146diskhero.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionI'd like to offer my tiny games to your BIGGEST competition on the world. Please take my small present and maybe it can help you to forget all problems of your empire for a short time.
CommentsOk, in this game you are a disk head. Also, it is beautifully and visually simulated. So as you can see in the screenshot, I can (almost) write data faster than a commodore 64 tape deck.What's your baud rate? Well, this is interesting enough. I like the idea very much. Let's see how Disk Hero will perform on votes.

The Repanchingating Machine
AuthorApeano
Filename1210235218repanchingating.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionFinally, the remake of the All Time Favorite "La Machine a Repanchinguer" is here. Prepare yourself for a big time repanchingating. This twist of the classic game doubles the gaming experience by including nice touches like the "genre" selection in the options screen and the full and concrete traduction, so every english speaker (and reader) can fully enjoy this masterpiece. Keys are: H.
CommentsThis game is the result of a preperation, apeano first submitted the original game, then he created a remake. So this is what I call Repanchingating.Anyway, sorry my intellectual level isn't par with this game, also I find Lagarde repulsive, and Kahn is my hero, not that this comments related to the game :)What I'm saying?! I've been Repanchingated!

Who is this an ASCII picture of
AuthorAndrew Owen
Filename1211010729clive80x24.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionHi,Here's my entry. To play the game "who is this an ASCII picture of" you will require SE Basic IV. If you don't have it then you can delete the first line of the program, but that won't really help. 32x24 mode sucks.-chev
CommentsTrying to find Sebasic IV was already good challenge for me, so I tried to delete first line of the program then check the output. I think this makes this program's real purpose, as I try to figure out who it is in the ascii art, I remember my childhood memories of manually deciphering (with my eyes half closed) encoded adult channels on SAT. I never managed to figure out what's on that channels anyway, it was grey lines of ciphered pr0n.Same thing goes for 32x24 mode of Chev's program. In the end, I had to cheat and take a look at the supplied screenshot to find out that person is Sir Cl.. wait, you have to find it yourself!Low crap score because of technical achievement of 64 column mode.

┼ I ┼A ─ E Í
AuthorAnders Carlsson
Filename1226025116aiaaaeo.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionThis game is entirely in Swedish, more precisely a home cooked dialect of Wermelandia. In brief summary, the game is about finding the secret island hidden somewhere in the river. This is accomplished by shining three kids of lamps onto the river:"A" shines the big lamp. You have a total of 5 of those lamps."B" shines the medium lamp. You have a total of 5 of those lamps."C" shines the smallest lamp. You only have 3 of those lamps.The two bigger lamps will give a rough estimate where to find the island, while only the smallest lamp will exactly point it out.You can also send a sonar to scan for the island by pressing "D". You have an infinite number of sonars, but those are quite inexact and will indicate both where there might be an island or some big fish.When you have found the island or have run out of lamps, the game is over.Greetings to Gustaf Fr÷ding.
CommentsLol, I found myself laughing at this game, because now I'm not sure if ikea makes fun of us or not. Brilliant idea, very nice instructions and finnish accented font, bring this game to very top of the crap game listing.Also I managed to find the island, it's realy not like an island at all.J÷mna Hjartd÷l! (ok this bit was taken from ikea katalog)

Spacky Slots
AuthorKieren McLiard
Filename1229174045SpackySlots.zip
Year2012
PositionNo ranking
Format48K
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DescriptionMoney and score are awarded for a line of matching symbols on the win line.If there are no matches but a Sinclair Spectrum appears on the win line,a small bonus will be awarded because having a Spectrum is ALWAYS a bonus! Press M to play.
CommentsThis game is looks like a very fine canditade for next host, but it actually is very very crap. Why? it's almost impossible to lose. I tried to lose a couple of times by hitting M key strategically, but nothing changed. I in the end I always win, and I will gather so much money, I had to reset speccy all the time.Graphically it's impressive but gameplay is very close to non-existant. And this is what we seek in a crap game! Hurray!


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