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Episode 102: 27th Feb 2021

It's golf time. I play a lot of Spectrum golf games plus the usual reviews, chat and Spectrum Next section.

Other News

Episode 101: 30th Jan 2021
The new series starts and I pimp my Spectrum +3 with a Gotek floppy emulator and stereo sound. I review Batman the Movie and Solomon's Key along with a new title and a 16k game. Geoff reviews Q-Bee for the Next and I chat to Allan Turvey about all things AGD.

Episode 100 plus Post Show - 30th Nov 2020
Yes, we made it! Episode 100 of The Spectrum Show is now love along with the Patreon only Post Show 100. In this mega episode I look at the VTX5000 and get my Spectrum online plus a mammoth Pacman clone shootout. There's loads more..

New Game: Castle of Dr Game - 25th Nov 2020
The evil Dr Game has set out on a mission to steal all of the classic video games from the world, and keep them locked in his castle for only himself to enjoy.

Every cabinet, every motherboard and every ROM has started to vanish from the world as he slowly gathers his collection together.

The Spectrum Show Episode 99 31st Oct 2020
Episode 99 is now live. This episode features a look at K-Tel and their games games. I review both versions of Street Hawk and the new game Coloco. There is also the usual chat and other Spectrum goodness.

Patreon - Exclusive Game: 23rd Oct 2020
Patreon supporters are getting an exclusive download of my new game, Castle Of Dr Game. Written using a new AGD variant called AGD Mini, this game is a little experiment to see what it can do. The video explains it all and provides a link to download ahead of the public release in a few weeks.

The Spectrum Show Magazine Issue 31: 5th Oct 2020
Issue 31 of The Spectrum Show Magazine is now available. Lots of great features and some new contributors too. Go and grab yourself a copy. Why not write a review too? I am always looking for material.

Episode 98 Live: 26th Sep 2020
The Spectrum Show Episode 98 is now live. Lots of goodies in this one including a look at the DK'Tronics Three Channel Sound Interface. Gryzor get a review, so does Tarzan Goes Ape and the new game Bonnie & Clyde. 

Patreon Video - Post Show 97: 2nd Sep 2020
A new video has been posted on my Patreon channel - Post Show 97. These Post Shows are short segments reflecting on the last released episode and contain thoughts, behind the scenes footage and updates on future projects.

A-Z List of Games: 31st Aug 2020
I have added a full A-Z of every game reviewed on the shows. I have also included hardware and arcade shootouts.

To search for a game, most browsers allow you to do CTRL + F and search the text on the page.
Access link can be found from the Episode Guide page.

The Spectrum Show Episode 97 Live: 29th Aug 2020
In this episode I check out Cheetah  Soft and their games, plus reviews of Smash TV and Sidewize.

Full contents in the episode guides.


New Website 12th Aug 2020
Look here then, we have a new website!

Yes I know it's a standard 'websitebuilder' thing, but the previous one was getting too troublesome to update and it was increasing in size when it really didn't need to. The old site was also not responsive and with so many young folk having these fancy gadgets, I thought it best to cater for them. I set about stripping out a lot of things (mainly features) and getting it back to just a support site for the show.

There may be a few things that don't work yet, so feel free to tell me via the contact form (yes we finally have a web site with a proper contact form!).



Patreon Videos

Which Micro 20th Feb 2021
A flick through the Feb 84 edition of the computer magazine.

Unused Feature #1 Feb 10th 2021
A full feature planned for Ep101 but never used.

Post Show 101: 1st Feb 2020
The usual post show chat and comment.

 Unboxing: Jan 29th 2021
I unbox a load of stuff Spectrum related.

Friday Gaming: 19th Jan 2021
Yes, it's wine and Spectrum gaming...

Computer Spacegames: 10th Jan 2021
The book from Usborne had many games to type out. However, the ones available online were full of bugs and some did not work. I have bug-fixed them all and added two coloured versions to match the cover of the book. Grab these new, working versions from the Type-In Games section.

Xmas Treat 22nd Dec 2020
A twenty minute Xmas special just for my patrons. A joyful look back at the Crash Xmas magazine with game reviews and chat.

Friday Gaming 15th Dec 2020
A Spectrum, some wine and some games. It must be Friday, and here I play a few games I don't physically own.

Xbox Emulators 6th Dec 2020
Here I continue on from the Xbox segment in episode 100, and take a look at various system emulators running on my Xbox. These include Intellivision, SNES, Megadrive and Amiga.

Computer Choice - 19th Nov 2020
Join me on a flick through an issue of Computer Choice magazine from 1984. 
This is only available to my Patrons on my Patreon page.

Episode 99 Post Show 2nd Nov 2020
The post show looks back at the last episode and provides comments, musings and behind the scenes footage. There are also updates on what I've been up to over the last 4 weeks plus other Spectrum goodness.

Mystery Tapes: 15th Oct 2020
A friend recently sent me some tapes he found in his loft. The tapes he used to store Spectrum things on. In this video I load them up and find what secrets are on them, and what he was doing 35 years ago.

My BASIC Games: 20th Sep 2020
Here I play a few of my old BASIC games from the 80s and 90s. 
Thank you to all my Patreon supporters.

Play Manchester 2014: 10th Sep 2020
In this video I look back at the Play event held at Event City ion Manchester. This type of archive footage often gets posted on my Patreon channel, so keep an eye out for more like it. Thank you to all my Patreon supporters.