Tag Archives: Spanish

Roland on the Ropes, Amstrad CPC

Just like Amsoft‘s Roland in the Caves was a re-titling of Indescomp‘s ZX Spectrum classic Bugaboo the Flea, Roland on the Ropes is a re-titling of Indescomp‘s ZX Spectrum game, Fred.

In Roland on the Ropes you play a cartoon-like tomb raider type character exploring a scrolling maze of platforms and ropes, looking for treasure and also trying to stop ghosts, mummies, and other creatures from killing you by shooting them with a gun. Your bullets are limited but you can find more ammo littering the cave to top up your gun. Ultimately your aim is to find the exit to the next level, as well as score as many points as possible.

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Fred, ZX Spectrum

Written by famous Spanish software house Indescomp, Fred is a scrolling platform/maze game where you control a cartoon Indiana Jones-type character plundering treasures from an Egyptian tomb, while avoiding contact with ghosts and mummies.

Fred was first released in 1984. In its native Spain the game was published by Investronica, while in the UK and other parts of Europe the game was published by Quicksilva.

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Alien 8 Retrospec Remake, PC

I’m sorry to say this because I love what Retrospec tried to do with this 2008 remake of Ultimate Play the Game‘s classic Alien 8, but the end result is unplayable, infuriating and flawed.

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Alien 8 MSX2 Remake, MSX

This 2009 homebrew remake of Ultimate Play the Game‘s classic Alien 8 was created for the MSX2 by Manuel Pazos and Daniel Celemin. The graphics have obviously had a serious make-over and look beautiful, but the gameplay seems to be the same as the original, with noticeable (some might say “game-crippling”) slowdown.

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Abu Simbel Profanation, ZX Spectrum

This 1985 release from Spanish company Dinamic Software is an obscure ZX Spectrum platform game about Egyptian tomb-raiding.

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La Abadía del Crimen, ZX Spectrum

I’m going to stick with the original Spanish title for this 1987 release by Opera Soft. The English translation being: “The Abbey of Crime“.

La Abadía del Crimen is an isometric adventure loosely based on the novel The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and follows the exploits of Friar William and his assistant Adso as they investigate a series of murders in a medieval Italian abbey.

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Fred, ZX Spectrum

Fred was one of two Spanish video games licensed by Quicksilva for release on the ZX Spectrum in the UK in 1983.

Both were made by Indescomp, and the other game was the legendary Bugaboo.

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Bugaboo (The Flea), ZX Spectrum

A 1983 Spanish cult hit from Paco & Paco (aka Indescomp), Bugaboo is a simple platform game were you have to jump from ledge to ledge, to reach the hole at the top of the cave, and freedom.

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