Episode 106: 26th June 2021
I look at differences between 48k and 128k games. Reviews of Afterburner, Crystal Castles, Galaxy or Error, Odyssey 1 and Ant Eater.
TV Ident Available: 7th June 2021
The TV Ident program shown in episode 105 is now available to download from the new Random Downloads section. I have also added the Rabbit Run versions that linked with the Mind Your Language articles from the magazine.
Episode 105: 29th May 2021
I take a look at the Lo-Profile Keyboard and review Chuckie Egg, Big Ben Strikes Again, Roger the Pangolin and Digger Dan. There is the usual chat plus reviews of 4K race and Sweeper for the Next.
Episode 104: 1st May 2021
A look at the V-Drive, the modern Microdrive replacement plus reviews of Ant Attack, I Of The Mask and Transylvanian Castle. I also check out the classic Konix Speeking joystick.
Spectrum Show Special - Chris Wilkins: 2nd April 2021
Geoff interviews Chris Wilkins from Fusion Retro Books in this one hour special. Topics include early Spectrum days, fist steps into publishing and Crash magazine.
Episode 103: 27th March 2021
In this episode I put the Fuller Sound Unit through its paces and review Motos, Dan Dare and Gridrunner. There is the usual chat and Geoff reviews Delta's Shadow for the Spectrum Next.
Two New Games: 25th March 2021
Geoff has been working hard and has now released two new games. One, Specquest, is for the ZX Spectrum+3 and was featured in one of my videos. The other, Sweeper, is a version on Mine Sweeper for the Spectrum NEXT.
Both can be downloaded from the Games section.
Issue 32 of The Spectrum Show Magazine: 22nd March 2021
Originally produced as a limited print run, the free version is now available in PDF format. It contains game reviews and features and a look back over the years of the show. I am always looking for contributions, so if you feel like writing a game review or feature, please get in touch.
Website Move: 20th March 2021
Yes, another website move. It doesn't seem that long since I moved last time. This move gives me much more flexibility over content and a lot more space. It also provides a much better editing environment and a support system that actually replies to emails!
It also gives me another domain name (thespectrumshow.net) which can be useful if the other one has issues. Both domains will point to the same site though.
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.
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.
Friday Night Gaming: 5th Jul 2021
A Spectrum, some wine and some games. Nothing to do play.
Post Show 106: June 28th
Behind the scenes and general Spectrum goodness.
Arcades of the Future: 18th June 2021
What will arcades be like in the 90's and beyond the year 2000?
Revenge Quiz: 8th June 2021
My revenge on Geoff after his surprise adventure quiz.
Post Show 105: May 31st 2021
A behind the scenes look at the Lo-Pro keyboard.
Adventure Quiz: May 21st 2021
Geoff surprises me with this quiz on adventure games.
Friday Gaming: 11th May 2021
This session started with one idea then swiftly moved away from it to the usual game fest.
Disc Recovery: 2nd May 2021
The mystery disc containing type-in games is recovered and viewed.
Post Show 104: 1st May 2021
Background footage, updates and general stuff.
C&VG Book of Games: 16th Apr 2021
A flick through two type-in supplements from C&VG along with some playing of those games.
Friday Gaming: 6th Apr 2021
Friday night is often games night, so here are a few games.
Crash Flip Book: 31st March 2021
This is a prequel to the Chris Wilkins interview Geoff did and shows the Crash magazine flip book.
Post Show 103: 28th March 2021
The Post Show for Episode 103. Background footage and general chat.
Simul-Play: 23rd March 2021
Geoff and I play Jack & The Beanstalk simultaneously, with chat and nonsense.
ROM Games: 16th March 2021
I play a few ROM games and generally enjoy myself. Well, apart from Horace!
Mystery Tapes: 10th Mar 2021
What could be on these mystery tapes?
Unused Feature 2: 7th Mar 2021
Geoff and I play Jungle Fever simultaneously.
Post Show 102: 3rd Mar 2021
The behind the scenes show with updates and chat.