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After forgetting the poor souls trapped in eternal slavery and making the easy break for freedom, we leave Head Over Heels and make a run for No.# 4 in the Your Sinclair Top 100, which in this case is Stop the Express from Sinclair Research Ltd.
Stop the Express arrived on the rubber keyed wonder way back in 1983, from the same software house – Hudson Soft – that brought us Eric and the Floaters, which we played way back at No.#61.
Whilst enjoying a merry, pleasant train journey, you’re informed by the passengers that the train is out of control and nobody can get to the driver due to all the doors being locked! You take it upon yourself to climb up to the roof and slowly work your way towards the drivers cab, however within seconds you come face-to-face with knife wielding saboteurs and all you have to defended yourself is the local birdlife. »
After well and truly informing the Bydo Empire where they can put their invasion plan yesterday in R-Type, we decide on staying in the black void that our ancestors so imaginatively called,”Space” for our next game in the Your Sinclair Top 100. Number Five is another one from Ocean Software and bizarrely it involves the coming together of apparently two dogs’ heads – yes we’ve arrived at Head over Heels.
Head over Heels strolled onto the Zx Spectrum in 1987, a 3D isometric game created by Jon Ritman & Bernie Drummond with F. David Thorpe providing the excellent loading screen art (all people within the 1980’s adored his work) and Guy Stevens handling the music. Head and Heels are the perfect spies, working together as a symbiotic being they are fantastic; Blacktooth knew this when they snuck into Castle Blacktooth, so he broke their bond and placed them into separate cells. The »
British drama to world premiere at Tiff.
Protagonist Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights to Lady Macbeth, the debut feature from theatre director William Oldroyd, which will receive its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18) in the competitive Platform programme.
The film has also been selected to screen in competition at San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24).
Pugh plays Katherine, a young woman stifled by her marriage of convenience to an industrialist twice her age. Bored, alone and unable to fulfill her duties as a wife, she longs to be free. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a farmhand on her husband’s estate, her passion is awoken and she will stop at nothing to keep hold of him.
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Seven further competition titles have been revealed, including the 18th feature from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.
Competing for the 2016 Golden Shell will be Hong Sang-soo’s latest feature Yourself And Yours (Dangsinjasingwa Dangsinui Geot). Marking the three-time Palme d’Or nominee’s 18th feature, the film chronicles a male artist and his relationship struggles.
Bertrand Bonello will present his latest feature Nocturama, his first film since 2014’s Palme d’Or nominated biographical drama Saint Laurent. Starring Finnegan Oldfield and Vincent Rottiers, the thriller chronicles the occupation of a Paris department store by a group of teenagers. Wild Bunch will distribute in France.
Villordsutch counts down Your Sinclair’s Top 100 Zx Spectrum Games…
Arriving at Number #94 and we hit one of the first crimes in this Your Sinclair Top 100 as we find Murphy upholding the law and searching for justice in one of the greatest movie tie-in games on the Zx Spectrum. We’ve arrived – already – at RoboCop!
From one of the most well-known publishing houses around, RoboCop came from the Ocean Software stable. Based in Manchester, this company delivered such classic titles as Head over Heels, The Great Escape and Batman – The Movie. RoboCop was not only an excellent game but its opening theme is still today remembered as one of the greatest pieces of music ever to be emitted from the Spectrum and if anyone misses it they can hear it here.
It’s a sheer crime that this game has featured so low in this Top 100. With mini-games throughout, staying »
Publisher Rising Star Games have announced the launch of their new adventure title, Lumo, onto PC and Playstation 4 and a June launch planned for Xbox One and Vita.
Developed by Triple Eh? – founded by industry veteran Gareth Noyce – Lumo promises to be a huge adventure with over 400 rooms to test your skill in.
Lumo is a modern visioning of the classic old isometric games popular with 8 bit and 16 bit computers; games such as Knightlore by Ultimate, Head over Heels by Ocean and Heimdall by Core proved incredibly popular with gamers of old and now a new generation will be able to captivated by the unique visuals, clever puzzles and level design that make this genre a classic.
Lumo will feature 400 rooms with devious puzzles to solve, 6 hidden mini games to uncover and, of course, a wealth of salutes to the golden days of gaming to be discovered and the long »
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