I was tagged by Denis Gobo in the latest blog meme: What was your first computer and games you’ve played?
Well mine was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
I got it when i was 9 years old and I only used it to play games. No programming for this kid just yet. That came a lot later.
This baby had a tape drive whose sound I really enjoyed imitating to annoy my mom :)
So what were some of the games? These are the four I remember:
Grand Prix Circuit
This was my first intro into the world of F1. I can still remember the “eeeeee cccccc beep beep beep” sounds of the engine and tires. Ahhhh, those were the days…
The Chessmaster 2000
My first chess program. I was taught chess at the age of 4 by my uncle and have played it more or less actively since. I remember staying up late for many of nights trying to beat it.
The one, the only, the ultimate - the frog! Up, down, all around, left, right, jump with might! Such simplicity yet so playable. Even today I like to play a game of Frogger now and then.
This one I enjoyed playing but i haven no clue why. Probably to bring out my romantic side as the game was filled with hearts and winning the lady. :)
I’m tagging Jeff Smith, Peter Larsson, Adam Machanic and Robert C. Cain to tell us what they had and played with.