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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

River Raid

Today I fancied a quick blast of one of my favourite ZX Spectrum games - RIVER RAID!!

Okay, I know it's lame compared to the Atari 2600/5200 games but I have many happy memories playing it during my school years. So I figured I should put some of that Mega STe muscle to good use and boot up the Speccy emulator for some colour-clash action. Sadly, there was never an official Atari ST release. #gutted

Obviously, I cannot record directly off my Mega STe so I duplicated the setup in Hatari to make this video: a stock 16Mhz Mega STe with TOS 2.06 runs the game very well. It's almost at the same speed as a real ZX Spectrum which ain't saying much, but it was still great fun to play. Hey, perhaps my recording might fool people into thinking it's a real ZX Spectrum? Well, until they see the GEM desktop right at the end of the video! ;-)

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