The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021 - 25th edition!

 

THE CSSCGC'S VERY OWN RZX ARCHIVE

As of 12 November 2021, this page stands as a memorial to Daren Pearcy, host of the RZX Archive.

Occasionally, I've had messages, either on Spectrum forums or through email, telling me that the games featured in this year's competition are either too hard, or too crap, to complete - or even see more than one screen. For those who are too lazy to play through them and see all that they have to offer, I present my own RZX Archive.

It can be assumed that all of these have been made using Rollback to make sure there were no mistakes or wasted time losing piles and piles of lives. Some weren't, such as Magiapotagia, but it'll always be utterly obvious if the game didn't need it - usually in the cases where it's barely a "game" at all.

Through a combination of Fuse, its Interface 2 emulation and ROM images of Paul Farrow's ZX81 and ZX80 emulation cartridges for the 128K Spectrum, it is possible to make RZX files for ZX81 and ZX80 games. Not all of them will work, though - MotoRace81, Zhunder Vlade, Snail Maze, Wall of China, Fall Palo T, Highway Robbery 2021 and Rudolph Practices did not run at all when subjected to double-emulation, and Don't Panic specifically required the later Edition 2 ROM. Rick Gervais' Simon, unsurprisingly, foxed the equivalent ZX80 emulation completely.

Click the screenshot or the title to download the RZX file for that game.

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