Space Mission (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 50)

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And so we reach the end of yet another Cassette 50. And I ask the question I’ve asked so many times before – is there an amazing game to send us on our way?

And the answer, as usual, is no. No there isn’t. It’s shit.

See the Amstrad version of Space Mission
See the Commodore 64 version of Space Mission
See the Atari 8-bit version of Space Mission
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Space Mission
See the ZX81 version of Space Mission

Attacker (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 49)

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And so it comes to this. One of the most insulting Cassette 50 games I’ve ever played. Somehow you have to get an attacker (of some sort) into a trap. And there’s a ‘kick’ button, which doesn’t seem to do anything at all. Scoring seems completely random. Fuck off Cassette 50.

See the Commodore 64 version of Attacker
See the Amstrad version of Attacker
See the Atari 8-bit version of Attacker
See the Acorn Electron version of Attacker
See the ZX81 version of Attacker

Barrel Jump (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 48)

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Jump that barrel. Jump that barrel, boy! Do you know what will happen if you don’t jump that barrel, boy? You’ll run right into it, and that would be fucking stupid. So jump. Jump. JUMP!

See the Commodore 64 version of Barrel Jump
See the Atari 8-bit version of Barrel Jump
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX81 version of Barrel Jump

Jet Mobile (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 47)

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Alright, you’ve got me Cassette 50…where’s the fucking Jet Mobile? All I see is a square flapping about. Surely you can’t be telling me that that is the jet Mobile? Oh, you are? Well. That’s a load of balls.

See the Commodore 64 version of Jet Mobile
See the Vic-20 version of Jet Mobile
See the Atari 8-bit version of Jet Mobile
See the Acorn Electron version of Jet Mobile
See the ZX81 version of Jet Mobile

Cypher (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 46)

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Remember that old board game Mastermind? The one with the beardy man and the oriental woman on the front? I often wondered what their relationship was, and it troubled me somewhat even as a child. I just had a feeling that something wasn’t right about it. Anyway, this game is that game, except on computer and called Cypher instead. And there is no weirdy beardy man anywhere to be seen, thankfully.

Galaxy Defence (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 45)

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You know when a load of aliens are beating on your forcefield begging to be let in so you shoot at them and that makes a hole in the forcefield and lets them in to kill you and it’s therefore your fault that everyone dies? That’s this game.

You can read an interview with the creator of Galaxy Defence, Matthew Lewis, on this website

Galaxy Defence is very similar to Force Field on the Acorn Electron Cassette 50.