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News Hewson Consultants returns to life after 25 years

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Wow, that's a blast from the past! Hewson were responsible for one of my favourite ever Spectrum games, Quazatron. Will be interesting to see what they come up with now.
     
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    Gribbly's Day Out, Paradroid, Uridium... good times!
     
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    Wow, Quazatron, thats a game name I haven't heard for a very long time... Ranarama as well - they were two of my absolute fav 8 bit games. I guess I might wipe the dust fof my old Speccy emulator and fire up the Quaza.
     
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    Andrew Hewson's Sinclair User column on machine coding the Z80.. my inspiration for a few years of teenage bedroom programming.. good times :)
     
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    So many fond memories...

    I believe I still have my C64 copies of Paradroid and Uridium lying around somewhere.
     
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    That's a few thousand hours of my childhood right there. It always puzzled me why they released Paradroid and Uridium on the Wii, but never Gribbly's Day Out...
     
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    First Spectrum game to include an animated loading screen, fact fans!

    EDIT: Ooh, controversial PM from davidm pointing out that Manic Miner flashed its title on the loading screen, which could count as 'animation' - albeit only two frames in length. Okay, first Spectrum game to include complex animation in the loading screen, then!
     
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