Mire Mare

Excerpts from Wikipedia and Retro Gamer – revision & links by Luca Bordoni
 
Mire Mare, the mythical Sabreman game that never saw the light of day… some believe it exists, talking about a Holy Grail in ZX Spectrum history, others think there isn’t even a partial code of the game, otherwise, in decades it should have been surfaced. For sure, it’s one of the most intruguing retro tales.
 
Many enthusiasts played, and adored, nearly every Ultimate ...

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Knight Lore

Excerpt from Wikipedia – revision & links by Luca Bordoni
 
Knight Lore is an action-adventure game known for popularising isometric graphics in video games. The game was developed and published in 1984 by Ultimate Play the Game and written by company founders Chris and Tim Stamper.
 
In Knight Lore, the player-character Sabreman has forty days to collect objects throughout a castle and brew a cure to his werewolf curse. Each castle room is depicted in monochrome on its ...

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The Filmation Engine

Excerpt from Wikipedia – revision & links by Luca Bordoni
 
Filmation is the trademark name of the isometric graphics engine employed in a series of games developed by Ultimate Play The Game during mid 80’s, primarily on the ZX Spectrum, but various titles also appeared on the BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, MSX and Commodore 64 platforms.
 
The Filmation engine allowed the creation of 3D flip-screen environments, ideally suited to platform-based arcade adventures. Player characters could move in four ...

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Ultimate Play The Game

Excerpt from Wikipedia – revision & links by Luca Bordoni
 
Ultimate Play The Game was the trading name of Ashby Computers & Graphics Ltd, a software company founded in 1982 by two ex-arcade game developers Tim and Chris Stamper. Ultimate released a series of successful games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, MSX and Commodore 64 computers from 1983 until its closure in 1988.
 
Ultimate are perhaps best remembered for the big-selling titles Jetpac and ...

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