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ChinnyVision: Speed King
« on: 13:50, 15 April 16 »
Well the MSX and CPC versions look very similar! Nice to see the MSX looking more like a CPC and less like a Spectrum though.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFYE8sC5_nw[/youtube]
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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #1 on: 16:57, 15 April 16 »
I thought you were talking about the Konix Speed King controller eh

Cool vid, fairly basic game though.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #2 on: 17:44, 15 April 16 »
I thought you were talking about the Konix Speed King controller eh

Cool vid, fairly basic game though.
Konix speed king.... Best controller ever ;)
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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #3 on: 17:45, 15 April 16 »
Well the MSX and CPC versions look very similar! Nice to see the MSX looking more like a CPC and less like a Spectrum though.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFYE8sC5_nw[/youtube]
I remember this game being much better than this lol. Rose tinted memory strikes again.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #4 on: 17:59, 15 April 16 »
Konix speed king.... Best controller ever ;)


Bwahaha, I remember those things, didn't the sticks snap like twigs?

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #5 on: 18:01, 15 April 16 »
I never had that issue. I still have 2 master system ones that I use on my Amiga, Megadrive (master system games) and CPC (with adaptors so both buttons work)

Great controller.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #6 on: 18:13, 15 April 16 »
I never had that issue. I still have 2 master system ones that I use on my Amiga, Megadrive (master system games) and CPC (with adaptors so both buttons work)

Great controller.


I actually used to use SMS control pads as well and remove the little screw in sticks. They were great for joystick waggler games too!

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #7 on: 18:21, 15 April 16 »
I never had that issue. I still have 2 master system ones that I use on my Amiga, Megadrive (master system games) and CPC (with adaptors so both buttons work)

Great controller.

I bought one not so long ago, and maybe it's just mine but the buttons are quite stiff, playing games that require having a button kept pressed (like a shooter) just kills my hand lol
The joystick itself is cool though.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #8 on: 18:44, 15 April 16 »
I bought one not so long ago, and maybe it's just mine but the buttons are quite stiff, playing games that require having a button kept pressed (like a shooter) just kills my hand lol
The joystick itself is cool though.
Ahhh. For shooters I use my x-arcade tankstick on my JustCPC 128k ;)
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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #9 on: 01:24, 16 April 16 »
Konix speed king.... Best controller ever ;)

I always found it hard to press the fire button quickly on a speed king, I had a Konix Navigator, which had a trigger finger fire button, but the plastic broke eventually, not the best quality really.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #10 on: 12:35, 17 April 16 »
I bought one not so long ago, and maybe it's just mine but the buttons are quite stiff, playing games that require having a button kept pressed (like a shooter) just kills my hand lol
The joystick itself is cool though.


You could try a bit of silicone grease spray inside the stick to help the movement.


Thinking back to Speed King, it seemed to be one of those games that everyone I knew seemed to own a copy on their various formats, but never seemed to get played. Years later I picked up TT Racer also by Digital Intergration on some tin pot budget level I'd never heard of and thought it was quite superb, yet nobody ever seemed to mention it.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #11 on: 12:40, 17 April 16 »
I remember having Speed King , Mastertronic games were the only games I could afford on my paperound wages , I remember thinking it was not bad although I didn't like the colour scheme and didn't like the way the opponent bikes were seemingly just a single entity ,A snake of bikes so to speak , so you pretty much passed them in one go , but if you crashed you'd be back to 20th in an instant . Overall it was a worthy budget game . Fast enough and ticked the boxes enough to be playable , but neigh brilliant

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #12 on: 16:39, 25 May 16 »
I have a really soft spot for this game. Yeah, it does look shitty and I remember it was quite hard, but I spent so, so many hours taking turns with my dad playing it that it has stuck in my heart... so, thanks for making a video for it!


The c16 version reminded me of Night Driver:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HUGmAc0Txg[/youtube]

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #13 on: 18:40, 25 May 16 »
That is actually a really dark night to drive!  :laugh:

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Re: ChinnyVision: Speed King
« Reply #14 on: 08:30, 26 May 16 »
I have a really soft spot for this game. Yeah, it does look shitty and I remember it was quite hard, but I spent so, so many hours taking turns with my dad playing it that it has stuck in my heart... so, thanks for making a video for it!


The c16 version reminded me of Night Driver:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HUGmAc0Txg[/youtube]


Off-Topic:
I remember playing it on my Neighbour's kids Wood Grained Atari 2600 with the Wheel Gamepad and was blown away. Later on when I got the PCAE program I was playing it again, I couldn't remember if it was a 2k or 4k game, but for what it was, I thought it was pretty good. :)
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