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Funkodrom
07-11-2002, 16:57:42
The greatest computer rivalry of all time.

Back in the day there were three computers for games. Commodore 64, Spectrum 48K and the Amstrad. The commodore was fast, had full colour graphics and some of the best games ever made. Spectum owners claimed that their ridiculous see-through colour blending rubber keyed peice of crap had better games but they were idiots. Amstrad owners probably felt very sorry for themselves.

Anyway the playground arguments at the time were all Spectrum vs Commodore and it's stuck with people I still get in arguments now with Spectrum owners that they had the better games. *sigh*

Did you know that between 1982 and 1993 Commodore sold around 22 million C64s?

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=98
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=223

Venom
07-11-2002, 17:00:28
64 must have been better. Higher numbers. At least according to the current console debate going on in that other thread between the Microsoft 5000 and the Play Station 2500.

The Shaker
07-11-2002, 18:41:42
c64 was for prats who like pretty colours above gameplay.
it was the prawn sandwich eating man utd fan.

speccy was the daddy, there as no rivalry,we were simply better.

moomin
07-11-2002, 18:48:16
Spectrum was a... device designed by and for gay brits. Nuff' said. Men got the C64, gay twats went for that other... thing.

Scabrous Birdseed
07-11-2002, 18:58:27
I had both (although a few years after the norm, well into Amiga-land), so I can definately say: C64. More killer titles, Operation Silk Worm etc.

Debaser
07-11-2002, 19:04:26
Silk Worm kicked ass on the Spectrum.

There really was no rivalry, just gutted C64 users trying to start arguements because they felt gutted about making the wrong choice. Having said that both Buggy Boy and Paperboy were better on the C64.

Funkodrom
07-11-2002, 19:16:52
RUBBER KEYS! It's not going to a fetish party!!!

The Shaker
07-11-2002, 19:23:14
At least it could if it wanted to !!!

moomin
07-11-2002, 19:46:34
Anybody knows what Sinclair's up to these days? Or did he kick the bucket? I seem to recall he was into some crazy car scheme a couple of years ago.

Funkodrom
07-11-2002, 19:55:55
Last thing I heard he invented a bike with an engine that just ran when you needed extra power.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
07-11-2002, 21:58:26
The Spectrum did have a lot of great games, long before they ever came out on the C64. But the C64 played catch-up well, often surpassing the Spectrum version due to all the pretty colors, and the extra memory (more than 64K, actually, due to the shadow memory installed).

But then, re: great games, it didn't matter what platform the games were for. The truly great ones transcended platforms. Look at Head Over Heels, or Wizball. Great on the 8-bit machines, stank like a week old sock on 16-bit.

Nav
08-11-2002, 01:39:13
I never owned a C64.. I had a C128 ;)

GO64 !

Funkodrom
08-11-2002, 09:25:41
Head over Heels and Wizball were awesome!

Resource Consumer
08-11-2002, 11:10:54
Spektrum roolz.

I even had a zx81 before that.

I learned to program basic on that and even wrote a program that played cricket better than England on the first day of an ashes series.

Funkodrom
08-11-2002, 11:27:33
We had a ZX81, and a bag of frozen peas that we used sit it on to keep it cool.

We even got the upgrade from 1K to 4K and then eventually a massive 8K of RAM!!!

Resource Consumer
08-11-2002, 11:57:16
I had the 16k RAM pack:p

It kept losing connection to the main computer - damned irritating...

Funkodrom
08-11-2002, 12:00:17
I'm not worthy! 16K was the same as the first Spectrum.

The Shaker
08-11-2002, 12:17:38
Sweet, but the ZX81 was shitty for keyboard, no rubber or anything, no keys really.

The Shaker
08-11-2002, 12:18:15
And you had to bang your finger several times on the pad to get the fucker to acknowledge it

Funkodrom
08-11-2002, 12:19:48
And if you didn't have the frozen peas it'd overheat in about 5 mins.

Still, first affordable home computer. 10 I think.

PosterBoy
08-11-2002, 12:22:38
I blew up 2 spectrums by knocking out my joystick interface while it was switched on, then I got a 128+

The Shaker
08-11-2002, 12:22:59
I hope that included the peas :)