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Snow Bros is finally here with the superb Speccy Bros !!

If you ever wondered what the classic Snow Bros game would like on the ZX Spectrum, now you can with is amazing fan game ” Speccy Bros

The classic arcade game by Toaplan came out in the arcades in the early 90’s and was a superb Bubble Bobble clone.

It featured 2 player platform fun which stared its 2 main heroes Nick and Tom, it was a game that really should have been converted to the ZX Spectrum since the 8bit conversion of Taitos classic Bubble Bobble worked really well on the home computers.

This game was origanally meant to be converted to the ZX Spectrum and screen shots even appearded in the magazines back in the day, but sadly the game never saw the light of day!

Until now! 2012! over 20 years later the game is now out for the ZX Spectrum!!!

The game is called Speccy Bros and was programmed by  Climacus, Radastan and Shiru.

The game is 48k  and its technical fantastic, since it plays and looks pretty much identical to the classic coin op.

Its only a one player game but that’s no big problem since the game play is simply superb.

You can down load the game from http://www.bytemaniacos.com/?page_id=1968 and you can also find a PDF art book there too.

The game can also be downloaded from http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi?regexp=^Speccy+Bros$&pub=^Climacus$&loadpics=1

Give this game a go and please let us know what you think and in the mean time please check out this video

5 thoughts on “Snow Bros is finally here with the superb Speccy Bros !!

  1. TEOL says:

    Looks and plays good but should really be 128k as it’s not the same without the music.

  2. Andy says:

    yeah i agree it would be better with music but still, im glad these guys took the time to make this game since it really would gone down well back in the day on the speccy.

    im adding my video gameplay on this post instead of the one i had on before(its just a gameplay footage of me playing)

  3. TEOL says:

    I didn’t like the boss that much it wasn’t done very well as on the arcade version he does stall in the down direction for longer and starts shooting directly at you and as well as shooting the snowballs you could also shoot him directly.

    This is coming from someone like yourself who does like some ports on limited hardware as they can beat our expectations if done right in fact I like the SG-1000 for than the Spectrum or the Arcade versions of Bomb Jack because it looked so basic and obviously limited but it played with some music and really fast plus the backgrounds still look good for something thats technically worse than Spectrum background sprite colours wise.

    It beat my expectation on almost stutter free gaming on a 48k so I do like the playability of this version but the boss doesn’t go after you and he doesn’t stall for you down the bottom as he is hovering up sort of instead.

  4. ZXSpecstar says:

    Well I am glad they went for a plain back background as it has shown in the past hat i provides great graphics and elimination of color clash look at the likes of manic miner, dynamite dan. But all in all well done to the lads

  5. Damien says:

    I really like this, very faithful to the arcade, especially considering the hardware it’s running on. I agree it would be better with the AY music but to be honest the opening music using the Spectrum’s extremely limited Beep chip is pretty amazing!

    I think they have done a great job to eliminate the colour clash – admittedly it means blitting black blocks instead but there’s not a lot you can do about this on the Speccy and I think they made the right decision which preserves the look of the graphics. The game runs at a decent speed too, very well done to all involved.

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