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Abu Simbel Profanation

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Friday 16 June, 2000

Finish Date Friday 22 November, 2002

A spannish game. to be better described by Ignacio at some point :)

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Alien 8

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Sunday 18 January, 2004

Finish Date Monday 28 April, 2008

Wake up the spaceship's cryonauts before the ship reaches it's destiny, or it will be too late! One of the most famous 8 bit games now back on your computer!

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Andys Game

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Friday 26 October, 2007

Finish Date

this isa greatgame

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Annihilation

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Thursday 01 December, 2005

Finish Date

Total ripp off of Bizarre Creations Geometry Wars.

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Assault

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2001

Finish Date Thursday 06 December, 2001

Windows conversion of the great old Spectrum classic in full 3D glory, Rebelstar.

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Atic Atac

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Friday 12 November, 2004

Finish Date Thursday 18 May, 2006

From Atic dark to Cellar dank, in Caverns deep and swampland rank. The garden green spawms hideous life, the outhouse treasure leads to strife Awake...awake...and find the key! For only then wilt thou be free!

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atic atac viewer

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Friday 12 November, 2004

Finish Date Monday 22 November, 2004

A windows map/room/object viewer and map file exporter for atic atac

Use the XML to create your own games or viewers with 100% accuracy.

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Attack of the Mutant Camels

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Sunday 22 October, 2000

A rather excellent Jeff Minter shooter.

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Axl Projects

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Friday 16 September, 2005

Finish Date Wednesday 08 February, 2006

A series of game libraries to help with the mundane day to day life of writing a game.

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BatMan

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2007

Finish Date Thursday 02 December, 2010

A remake of the old isometric classic game.

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Blazing Trails

By Allan Bentham.

Start Date Friday 01 January, 1999

Finish Date Thursday 10 January, 2002

Blazing Trails is a remake of the old 8-bit classic, Trailblazer. The rules are simple: you must guide the ball along the trail from the start zone to the end zone inside the qualifying time.

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Blazing Trails 2

By Allan Bentham.

Start Date Tuesday 05 May, 2009

Finish Date Friday 08 June, 2012

Blazing Trails II is a reimagining of an 8-bit game TrailBlazer. You must guide your quantum space ball across a series of drifting tracks whilst battling against meager time limits and limited jumps.

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Buck Dare

By Andrew Zariffis.

Start Date Tuesday 07 March, 2006

Finish Date

Remake of Dan Dare.

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Chuckie Egg: The Next Batch v1.2

By John Blythe.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Saturday 01 December, 2001

This is my homage to a classic game that frequented the Spectrum, BBC Micro and Electron. This version has New Graphics, New Music, New Game Elements! download it and have a go... :)

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Cookie PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

Cookie PC is a fun and accurate update of the old Ultimate favourite, Cookie for the PC.

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Cybernoid 2

By Graham Goring.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2001

Finish Date Monday 08 April, 2002

Galactic pirates are pillaging the universe. Time to take some of it back I think... Strap into your ship and enter the Pirate space fortress for some pillage of your own..

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Deflektor

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2001

Finish Date Monday 16 July, 2001

Crazy reflective goings on in Ignacio's version of Costa Panayi's wacky speccy puzzler!

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Deflektor X4

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Monday 15 November, 2004

Finish Date Tuesday 28 February, 2006

A new version of the old classic, more alive than ever!

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Deviants

By Andrew Zariffis.

Start Date Monday 02 February, 2004

Finish Date

Speccy side action platformer.

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Deviants

By Andrew Zariffis.

Start Date Monday 02 February, 2004

Finish Date

Speccy side action platformer.

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Everyone's a Wally

By John Dow.

Start Date Wednesday 20 February, 2002

Finish Date

A straight remake of Mikrogen's 1985 explore em up. Guide Wally Week and family through the town in an attempt to crack the bank safe code. And you get to be a hippy!

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Exolon DX

By Graham Goring.

Start Date Wednesday 01 December, 2004

Finish Date Tuesday 27 December, 2005

Shoot stuff, jump over other stuff, avoid further stuff.

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Fairlight

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Sunday 10 March, 2002

Finish Date Saturday 01 June, 2002

A remake of the best Speccy isometric game ever! Click the the main game website link to the right (WWW section) for all the gory details and loads of screenshots.

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filmation viewer/editor

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Thursday 01 January, 2004

Finish Date Saturday 01 May, 2004

View/Edit/Create knightlore, alien8, pentagram; view maps, objects and rooms graphically; website detailing the whole system of filmation; create your own spectrum maps for these games.

Also has files to create your own remakes with 100% accuracy.

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Fred PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Thursday 31 January, 2002

Ah! Fred :) Great game. John and Andy are doing a great job of updating this, using atmospheric lighting effects and whatnot. Guide Fred around the labyrinth avoiding ghosts and collecting stuff.

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GalYakSians

By John Dow.

Start Date Monday 11 September, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

You have no hope of success

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Game Mapping Tool

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Friday 01 January, 1999

Finish Date Sunday 31 January, 1999

Semi-Automates the map creation of a game by screenshot copying.

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Gemstorm

By John Dow.

Start Date Thursday 06 June, 2002

Finish Date Tuesday 04 February, 2003

Gemstorm is a remake of Riptoff

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Graphics Ripper

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Saturday 01 June, 2002

Finish Date Thursday 13 March, 2003

Rip Graphics sets, sprites, whole screens from Snapshots, Save State Files, etc. Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum supported.

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Halls Of The Things

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Friday 09 February, 2001

Finish Date Thursday 21 August, 2003

What a lovely obscure game. Running around eight levels of a tower, mercilessly pumping fireballs and lightening bolts into the demon denizens until they look like puppies in a microwave. Kill them! Kill them all!

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Harrier Attack

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Tuesday 01 June, 2004

Finish Date Friday 22 April, 2005

The great Harrier Attack. Soar the friendly skies, raining death from above.

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Head Over Heels

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Tuesday 01 January, 2002

Finish Date Wednesday 03 September, 2003

A spanky new remake of the classic Jon Ritman & Bernie Drummand isometric adventure.

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Headbanger's Heaven PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

Credited with having one of the shortest development times ever, this is John's PC version of a reasonably obscure game (read: I hadn't ever heard of it!) Simple, fun, addictive.

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Highway Pursuit

By Adam Dawes.

Start Date Friday 20 December, 2002

Finish Date Thursday 13 November, 2003

An action-packed 3d blast through roads filled with enemy agents out to make your life as challenging as they can.

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Highway Pursuit v1.1 placeholder

By Adam Dawes.

Start Date Friday 31 December, 2004

Finish Date

Highway Pursuit v1.1 placeholder

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Humphrey

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Wednesday 04 June, 2003

Finish Date Saturday 18 September, 2004

Being an alien movie megastar on year 2454 can be a bit of a trouble...

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HyperSpeed Emulator

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Tuesday 04 July, 2006

Finish Date Saturday 05 August, 2006

A Spectrum emulator with an auto-track-and-field runner

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I, Ball 2

By Dan Condon-Jones.

Start Date Tuesday 15 January, 2002

Finish Date

The Firebird classic - I, Ball 2

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Isomot

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Saturday 15 December, 2001

Finish Date Wednesday 18 May, 2005

Isomot is a free ad easy to use engine to make isometric games with Allegro.

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Jack The Nipper 2 - In Coconut Capers

By Russell Hoy.

Start Date Wednesday 27 October, 2004

Finish Date

Jack and his family are on their way to Australia, following a deportation order. Jack decides to jump from the plane. Having landed in the jungle, he gets up to mischief and tries to avoid being caught by his dad and getting a spanking!

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Jet Set Willy PC

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Friday 29 January, 1999

Finish Date Sunday 29 August, 1999

Do I realy need to describe this??!!

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Jetpak - Crash & Burn

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Tuesday 14 January, 2003

Finish Date

Jetpac is back from the dead. Neil and Rich are both doing their own versions of the game with John Blythe supplying the graphics.

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Jetpak - Solar Crisis

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Saturday 11 January, 2003

Finish Date Wednesday 10 November, 2004

Jetpak - Solar Crisis is the first in a planned series of Jetpac remakes from Retrospec

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Jumping Jack 2 : Worryingly Familiar

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Wednesday 30 October, 2002

Finish Date Friday 01 November, 2002

An updated version of my original conversion. I only did it because I found a motorbike that wasn't in :)

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Jumping Jack: Further Adventures

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Friday 17 September, 1999

Finish Date Wednesday 03 November, 1999

A remake of the classic game. This time includes high-score codes for online registration, 4 person multi-player and upto 200 computer aided players.

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Jungle Trouble PC

By Arif Majothi.

Start Date Tuesday 03 June, 2003

Finish Date Thursday 17 July, 2003

It's a jungle out there

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Keystone Kops

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Sunday 17 February, 2008

Finish Date

A remake of the Atari 2600 game, Keystone Kapers.

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Klass of 99

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Friday 18 September, 1998

Finish Date Saturday 14 August, 1999

A modernised version of Dave Reidy's classic Skooldaze.

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Klass of 99 - Sportz Daze

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Monday 01 September, 2008

Finish Date Friday 12 December, 2008

Sports Daze

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Knight Lore

By Peter Hanratty.

Start Date Thursday 15 June, 2006

Finish Date Thursday 22 April, 2010

Remake of Ultimate's classic Knight Lore

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Knight Lore II: WulfRyder

By Peter Hanratty.

Start Date Thursday 02 February, 2006

Finish Date

A sequel to Ultimite's classic Knight Lore

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Kung Fu

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Sunday 14 October, 2001

Finish Date

Elogant, tranquil, mystical (and that's only Neil - Ed ;.) A remake to mimic the original (i.e. no one's around to do the graphics yet ;-)

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Lunar Jetman

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Tuesday 01 April, 2003

Lunar Jetman is of course a PC conversion of yet another Ultimate classic.

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Manic Miner PC

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Thursday 01 January, 1998

Finish Date Saturday 26 September, 1998

Manic Miner. What more is there?

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Meta-Galactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time

By John Dow.

Start Date Wednesday 25 October, 2000

Finish Date Thursday 01 February, 2001

Meta-Galactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time.

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Pen Pen Xmas Olympics

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Friday 30 November, 2007

Finish Date Sunday 23 December, 2007

A Retrospec 2007 Xmas Special.

Help Pen-Pen win the Xmas Olympics. Compete in Slalom, Downhill and Ski Jump over several tracks.

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Phantasma

By Site Editor.

Start Date Friday 01 February, 2008

Finish Date

Phantasma is a reimplementation of the Freescape engine utilising OpenGL.

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Phantomas Saga: Infinity

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Tuesday 14 March, 2006

Finish Date

This game has yet to be given a description

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Pssst! PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

Ultimate's classic Pssst!

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Push Push Penguin

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Monday 17 July, 2006

Finish Date

This game has yet to be given a description

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Quazatron

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Thursday 26 September, 2002

Finish Date Wednesday 16 April, 2003

Hewson's 86 isometric classic. Theres never been a game before or since like it (Except its sequel of course, but that doesn't count).

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Saboteur Returns

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Thursday 17 January, 2002

Finish Date

Dark and brooding classic

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Sabre Wulf

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Wednesday 12 April, 2000

Finish Date

Yet another Ultimate classic

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Sabrewulf Viewer

By John Dow.

Start Date Friday 01 January, 1999

Finish Date Monday 22 November, 2004

View sabrewulf map with source code and map data.

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SGE (Spectrum Graphics Editor)

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Wednesday 01 January, 1997

Finish Date Thursday 01 January, 1998

Open up a spectrum game and grab the graphics or loading screen or make animation.

Greate for remakes :)

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Snake Pit

By Darren Salt.

Start Date Wednesday 01 January, 1997

Finish Date Sunday 13 July, 1997

Eat green things and don't swallow your tail (as if no-one hasn't tried)

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Spectrum Adventure

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Friday 01 February, 2002

Finish Date Sunday 08 July, 2007

Not a straight remake of a game as such, more a remake of a the text adventure genre, using a modern Windows interface(!). It combines the best elements of the two classics, Lords Of Time and Imagination.

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Splat PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 March, 1998

It's a maze; but not as we know it

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Starquake

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Saturday 20 June, 2020

Finish Date

A remake of Steve Crow's brilliantly playable platformer. Part one of what will hopefully be a two part series, starting with a straightforward remake of the original.

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Styx

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 11 September, 2000

The first game by Matthew Smith (of Manic Miner fame), before he learnt to write games.

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Sweevo's World

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Thursday 01 November, 2001

Finish Date

An isometric 3d game with a very particular style.

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The Birds and The Bees

By John Dow.

Start Date Friday 01 January, 1999

Finish Date Tuesday 26 October, 1999

This one came straight from the Nintendo stylebook. You are a bee, there are flowers and animals and not a hint of violence, except of the mild variety.

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The Valley and the Twin Kingdoms

By John Blythe.

Start Date Monday 09 December, 2002

Finish Date

Based on the old text adventure game called "Twin Kingdom Valley" but in 3D

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Tile Extractor

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Saturday 30 September, 2006

Finish Date Monday 02 October, 2006

Tile Extractor's purpose is to take a map of game, extract the unique tiles and give it to you in numerous formats for using in a game. Or simply just to see tile graphics in the game.

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Tranzam

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Tuesday 01 January, 2008

Finish Date Monday 21 April, 2008

Remake of the first Ultimate Game, back in 1982. With added little mini-games.

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Trashman Millennium

By Arif Majothi.

Start Date Sunday 03 December, 2000

Finish Date

Rubbish collect'em up.

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Turmoil - The Battle of Wizards

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Wednesday 17 November, 1999

Finish Date

Fancied being an undead wizard or throwing a gooey blob at a friend? Well soon you'll be able to do just that on your PC.

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Wizards Lair

By John Dow.

Start Date Tuesday 23 November, 2004

Finish Date

Wizards Lair, by Bubble Bus, was (I think) Steve Crow's first major Spectrum title. It's a cross between Sabre Wulf and Atic Atac.

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Wizball

By Graham Goring.

Start Date Monday 20 December, 2027

Finish Date

A remake of the C64 version of the game (I was gonna' cater for the Speccy one as well, but lets face it, it's poopy) but with the usual 2D OpenGL bells and whistles like wot Exolon DX had.

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Z80 PC Assembler

By Peter Hanratty.

Start Date Thursday 21 September, 2006

Finish Date Tuesday 03 October, 2006

PC-based Z80 Assembler

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Zub

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Monday 02 April, 2007

Finish Date Saturday 16 June, 2007

A remake of the MAD game Zub.

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