This is a two part book about ZX Spectrum games (in Czech!) I wrote in 1987, when I was 19. The most amazing thing are the screenshots from the games. The original book had really crappy black & white printouts of the screenshots. The good people from Softhouse.speccy.cz used the ZX Spectrum emulator and the actual games to painstakingly re-create the exact same situations from in the original screenshots and grabbed them in full color and full quality. And I mean EXACT SAME situations, to the last pixel (of course they needed occassional help of the graphics editor). Frankly, this is just mind-boggling.
The original title was supposed to be "What Mr. Sinclair didn't anticipate" but it was deemed too Capitalist and the book was renamed to vague "Computer Games" - certainly misleading because it was only about ZX Spectrum games. Also, the cover says it was written by "Frantisek Fuka and the team" but I wrote every last letter.
If I remember correctly, I got 10,000 Czechoslovak Crowns for both books from Svazarm (The Union for Army-Youth Cooperation) back then. That's exactly how much my Spectrum 128 cost me. That's also exactly for how much I sold my Spectrum 128 several years later because some fool agreed to pay so much money for "Spectrum owned by Frantisek Fuka himself" and put it on display somewhere.
Tsss,who's fool? I would pay 15k.. :o)))
Is it still displayed somewhere ? I've seen your "maturitni prace" @ Gymnazium Arabska in the mid-90's
i still got your old used handkerchief from the 80's in my pocket. it makes me feel so... er... funy...
Ste skrátka legenda... alebo boli ste v správnom čase na správnom mieste a boli ste pripravený.
You are legend... you were right time at right place and you were ready. :ô)
KRAKOUT is better than ARKANOID !!!
well, finally I could read both books.
Tomorrow, I'm going to take a look at the book. Whatever happened to sir Clive? I recently made a great serie of pictures about my ts1000, an American remake of the zx81. Check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/woordenaar/tags/timexsinclair/
oh my good, your books brings me so many memories :)
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