ZX Spectrum Games

ZX Spectrum Games

31 Mar 2010

Spectrum Games - F.I.R.E - Classic ZX Spectrum Game

F.I.R.E ZX Spectrum
Now this is a lesser know total gem of a game from Czech publisher Fuxoft. Released in 1988 this arcade style game will have passed many of us by.

I've only just got around to playing it and my trigger finger is happy once more!

If you like arcade games and especially those in the style of Konami's Nemesis (or Gradius) the this game - which was no doubt inspired by those Konami classics, will appeal to you.

The loading screen grimly informs you that there are some places in the universe where you don't go unarmed...I like their style.

F.I.R.E ZX Spectrum
The game can be played in standard ZX Spectrum 48K mode or the enhanced Spectrum 128 mode. I urge you to play it in 128 mode as the menu music and in game effects are spot on and really capture that classic arcade feel.

For those of you familiar with games such as Gradius you will be instantly at home with the weapon powerup system within the game.

As you fly your craft over the right to left scrolling landscape waves of enemies appear along with bonus tokens. Collecting the tokens moves you across the 'powerup bar' which starts with Speed Up. So selecting Speed up makes your craft... speed up.

There are lots of powerups to gather such as multifire, lazer fire etc etc. Also as usual and in standing with good old arcade game tradtition there are end of level bosses to contend with who take multiple hits to destroy.

F.I.R.E on the ZX Spectrum
What more can I say? The sound effects are superb (and are even pretty good in 48K mode), the scrolling smooth and the variety of bad guys is excellent.

The game does throw surprises at you too but never seems to feel unfair - you can get yourself out of a tight spot with a little fancy flying and fast reflexes. The only downside is that you seem to lose all of your powerups when you lose a life - but it does give you plenty of opportunities to power back up pretty quicky.

For anyone that likes arcade action you can't go far wrong with F.I.R.E, which stands for Fast, Ingenious and Risky Elimination by the way.

Classic arcade action on the good old ZX Spectrum:

Arcade Games and Classic Games


Jeremy said...

Hey mate, where I can get ZX Spectrum software imitator to play this cool game on my PC?

The Retro Brothers said...

Hi Jeremy,

Great emulators are SPIN, EmuZ and Spectaculator.
Have look at Spectrum Emulator and also at Download Spectrum on this site for more info.


Jeremy said...

Thanks alot mate!!!!

Anonymous said...

This game was quite famous in former Czechoslovakia... If you want to get a cheat, redefine keys as "ROBOTA" and then redefine them as you wish... The game is difficult, though I remember finishing it back in the rock'n'roll times :) For another great Czech game try Jet Story, which was my favourite :)

Puremelda said...

Your instructors or fellow students cannot learn of your acquisition of research paper writing help to upkeep your research paper for sale online credibility; that’s why we guarantee complete confidentiality in all our dealings with our clients.

meldaresearch said...

One should know which company has the best writers whose essay is free from grammatical errors. Grammatical errors reduce the quality of a custom paper especially those who want to buy nursing papers online and those seeking for custom assignment services.

Puremelda said...

In the quest for quality grades, students have realized the need for working with Nursing Paper Writing Service agencies that specialize in various types of essay writing. They are the best company that handles Best Proofreading Service and Affordable Editing Services.

Florahmelda said...

Our Professional Medicine Essay Writers work tirelessly to ensure that your Medicine Research Paper Writing is completed within the time frame given to avoid poor scores in your Medical Essay Assignments Writing.

Legitimate Custom Research Paper Services said...

Nursing Research Paper Writing Services are well known for completing the best Nursing Research Paper Services and Custom Nursing Writing Services.

The Retro Brothers Favourite ZX Spectrum Games...

Jetpac Remake