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CURSED BE THE CITY

The last game I worked on as programmer and artist. A text based adventure that came in 2 versions- one with some graphics and a text-only version ( with unreadable font but longer descriptions ). Unfortunately, I only have a snapshot of the text-only version. If anyone out there has the graphic version, please e-mail me.

RONNIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

This game was done with Mike Smith of 8th Day (another small operation that had much more success than I did). I did all the graphics as line vectors and fills which are around 5k for the whole game!

I also worked on the graphic upgrade to the text-only Quann Tulla. Again, if anyone has a copy of that, please e-mail me.

PSYCHO SOLDIER (Athena 2)

My first arcade game, I did all the graphics for the game in around 2 1/2 months at the same time as both Bushido Warrier (a Gauntlet clone, got a snapshot-please e-mail me) and Firetrap. We had an original arcade machine, which was fitted into a small suitcase- a great little game to play. Unfortunately, Ocean wanted it back when we finished the conversion...

FIRETRAP

Another arcade machine in a suitcase, this game required 2 joysticks used in tandem to climb the buildings. The first game where I never seemed to have enough room for all my graphics. The Amstrad CPC version was 'hacked' even more- thanks 'Igor'.

SDI

An arcade game that was actually in the arcades, and quite popular at that. Basically an upgrade of missile command, requiring a joystick to move your sprite and a trackball to control your crosshair. Not a very fun game to play with just keyboard or joystick...

A group effort, I can't remember exactly what artwork I did on it...it was a long time ago!

SAMURAI WARRIOR (The battle of USAGI YOJIMBO)

My favourite game. Based on the comic character of the same name, for once the Spectrum was grafically superior to both the Amstrad and C64 in rendering a style close to the original- black and white!

The programmer, Dave Semmens allowed me huge (for the time) sprites and got it running at a reasonable speed. A year later, we approached Psygnosis with the idea of converting Beast to the Spectrum- Dave managed to upgrade the engine to display 9 or 10 layers of parallax in the background at the same speed as our original game. Coincidently enough, I hear Dave has just started working for Psygnosis. You are still my hero, Dave!

DESOLATOR

A rather obscure arcade game. US Gold changed the name from the original Halls of Kyros to Desolator. Working on the forever delayed ST version, we called it Desolater-and-later-and-later...

P47-THUNDERBOLT

Conversion of the Jaleco arcade game. I did the graphics for 6 or 7 formats (the Amstrad version got a review with 100% for graphics- obviously someone that didn't understand progress, or percentages for that matter). A pretty faithful conversion, considering all the graphics and maps were done from photos (you never got the original graphics in those days), although all the German insignias had to be removed...

SONIC BOOM

Yet another arcade machine in a suitcase. A mindless blast-em-up, but fun.

Another group effort- the main ship with dropshadow looks like my style, as does the 'top score'. I'm too old for all this!