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Old 08-06-2009, 21:04
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Birmingham was extremely proud to have hosted the very memorable UKC '08, Birmingham and the surrounding area remains the centre of much KO2 action, and with Birmingham being home to the reigning UK Champion (Jon G), we just had to do it again!

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As with before, we'l be hiring out a conference room for about 20 people and just outside the room will be a TV showing football scores as they happen along with live Premiership football.

Drinks and snacks will be readily available and with a McDonalds, Sainsburys and Pub all within walking distance, you will never be more satisfied.

With game prices showing no signs of relenting and multi player reduced to a lonely affair over hyperspace, this is your chance to relive your youth and experience all the laughter and excitement exactly like it used to be. Keep it old skool, keep it Kick Off 2.


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Old 14-09-2009, 20:38
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A cosmic bump!

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Less than four weeks to go... it's gonna be out of this world! Pm or post for more details...
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Old 18-09-2009, 14:20
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do you have chuckie egg?
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Old 18-09-2009, 15:07
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I still play the old Dizzy games at times as well as a number of Mega Drive games on both the PC (via an emulator) and from the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection on PS3.
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Old 18-09-2009, 15:15
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I've got almost every Amiga game ever on an emulator, some cracking stuff on there.
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Old 18-09-2009, 15:54
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I've also got a ZX Spectrum CD which I bought from HMV years ago with over 1,000 games (Roms) on it.
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Old 18-09-2009, 17:45
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Hehe great games and classic machines never die!

Anyway, the day we're promoting is all about bringing together fans of Kick Off 2 together. Having said that, a gamer is a gamer is my book and all are welcome. I was originally a Speccy man myself.

If you've some fond Kick Off 2 memories from yesteryear or still play it today, why not get in touch....
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Old 18-09-2009, 18:01
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i sometimes still play wheelie on my zx spectrum emulator
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Old 18-09-2009, 22:35
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One game to play is Henry's House on the Atari XL/XE , Classic Game from Mastertronic! Played it for ages!!

Also Dropzone, The Lone Raider, Dizzy Dice on the Atari XL/XE.
Nigel Mansell on SNES
Brainstorm from Firebird on the Speccy
SkoolDaze on the Speccy
Sensible Soccer!! Amiga

This are a few of my retro favourites!
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Old 19-09-2009, 06:50
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"Flying Shark" very similar to "1942". Taito game available or emulator+ROM if you Google hard enough. Need joystick I think for best playing. Very difficult but after many pounds of expenditure, in the pub 20 yrs ago, I cracked it. ie I got through to the last level attacking the big bomber.

Even though the game started again I was exhausted and needing another pint.
Took half an hour to get through.


Earlier at college and before....
Other games:
Space Invaders 1 and 2 at my local laundrette.

Williams Machines omg

Pinball Table called "Gorgar"
It had one of the first speech synthesis chips I ever heard.
It would say "Gorgar" or "You Will Die"
It was the same speech clip. You could hear it either way. It was quite surreal.

And then....I think it is safe to admit this now......we learned how to get free credits.
Flip 2 pence up the Reject Slot (a Quarter if you are in USA).

5 credits. Bargain.
Man who emptied the machine every couple of weeks couldn't work out why it was full of tuppences. Supposed to full of 50ps.
Also worked on Defender and Batllezone. I was pretty good at both of those, but others were MUCH better

Williams took about a year to work out how we were cheating their machines, but they did put in counter-measures.

Ahh the joys of youth.
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Old 19-09-2009, 08:09
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Big retro gamer here. There have a been a lot of events hosted by the retro community just recently. Retro Reunited took place last weekend and was a massive success. I believe there is another even coming soon to Sheffiled. Anybody into retro gaming please come and check out the Retro Gamer Magazine Forums over at http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/index.php. It's a great community.
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Old 19-09-2009, 11:46
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Already on the retro gaming forum.
I didnt actually go retro as such, i just never stopped playing on my old machines and carried on buying them as the chazzers chucked them out for a quid or so each lol.
I still love the commodore 64 the best though followed by its big sister the Amiga
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Old 19-09-2009, 13:35
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Great thing about the Kick Off 2 tournament in October will be the opportunity to speak to fellow retro gaming fans.

Also I have a PCMCIA card so if anyone wants any games on Floppy to play on the actual Amiga, as opposed to the Emulator, then I can do them.

Be a day of Kick Off 2 tournaments and the bringing together of retro gaming fans. Have a pint after talking about the tournament and our passion for retro gaming
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Old 19-09-2009, 13:39
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I'm playing Eye Of The Beholder 2 on my Amiga emulator as I type . . . .
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Old 19-09-2009, 16:01
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I run my Spectrum, commodore, master system, NES, megadrive and atari games on my Wii.

I used to have a ps3, and got rid of it because the games were snide, give me a few hours of leaper or yars revenge anyday.
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Old 19-09-2009, 16:08
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All this talk makes me want to play dizzy again! I'm sure there was one where you had to keep jumping in bubbles, use to do my head in using my crappy joystitck
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Old 19-09-2009, 16:12
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I run MAME on the PC to play Lady Bug mostly (anyone remember the old coin-op classic?) and emulate the Megadrive for 'Shining In The Darkness', 'Speedball 2' and 'Toe Jam & Earl'.

Great Days!
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Old 19-09-2009, 16:19
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Hugely. Being a massive adventure games fan the only decent ones come from the past.
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Old 23-09-2009, 16:49
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There's a chap on-line that sells Crash and Zzap64 scans on a Dvd so you can read all the mag's you had back in the bygone era without having to have piles of crumbly mags around. You can relive the enthusiasm of Ben Stone as he issues another Smash to a Speccy hit of '86 or Jazza Rignall taking an expensive C64 game to task for coming up short! Happy days....
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Old 24-09-2009, 11:41
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There's a chap on-line that sells Crash and Zzap64 scans on a Dvd so you can read all the mag's you had back in the bygone era without having to have piles of crumbly mags around. You can relive the enthusiasm of Ben Stone as he issues another Smash to a Speccy hit of '86 or Jazza Rignall taking an expensive C64 game to task for coming up short! Happy days....
You can read all the old Zzap's online for free. They're all scanned in. Don't pay for this.

http://www.zzap64.co.uk/

http://www.lemon64.com/

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Old 24-09-2009, 22:17
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STILL have all my your sinclairs and covertapes that i bought, from the rock 'n' wrestle cover to the very end issue!!
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Old 25-09-2009, 08:49
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Stunt Car Racer, probably the best game never to receive a modern update.
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Old 25-09-2009, 13:26
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Loved Defender. Remember seeing the cab for the first time as a young kid and marvelling at the amount of controls.

As soon as Williams arcade classics came out it was bought instantly - even just for the soundtrack.

Sometimes play elite on a speccy emulator - best Spectrum game ever for me. Need this kind of open ended game for the PS3 online. Trading and combat.
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Old 25-09-2009, 13:40
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All this talk makes me want to play dizzy again! I'm sure there was one where you had to keep jumping in bubbles, use to do my head in using my crappy joystitck
That was Bubble Dizzy which was one of the 'Arcade' Dizzy games Codemasters released. The other arcade Dizzy titles released included 'Quick Snax' and 'Fast Food Dizzy'.

I never really bothered with these arcade Dizzy games though, I much preffered playing the adventure ones such as Fantasy World Dizzy and Magic Land Dizzy. These were among the best of the Dizzy series I thought
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Old 25-09-2009, 13:42
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STILL have all my your sinclairs and covertapes that i bought, from the rock 'n' wrestle cover to the very end issue!!
Wow, nice one. I had most of the Crash magazines and some of the Your Sinclair mags, but ended up chucking them out about 10 years ago or so. I also have well over 400 tapes from both mags as well.
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