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Topic: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Are there any fans here of the original James Bond computer games here? I'm thinking of the Amstrad etc. games from the 1980s?

Do you still have copies of these games?

Do you still play them?

Can they still be obtained on the secondhand market?

I'd love to hear your stories on this as these games really interest me!

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Any interest in this one - it drew a great response over on CBn!

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Sorry, before my time. Though I think there might be some interest here at AJB.

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James Suzuki wrote:

Sorry, before my time. Though I think there might be some interest here at AJB.

Yes, this is a subject area I'm very intwerested in - I believe that you can get the various games and their consoles relatively cheaply on eBay etc. nowdays. I feel a The Bondologist Blog article coming on again - its certainly esoteric enough for it!

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Is there really no one on here that has played these old games?

I'd really love to hear from you!

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

I played a couple of them...AVTAK and LALD being two that I remember....honestly...?....they were crap. Best forgotten.

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Sir Miles wrote:

I played a couple of them...AVTAK and LALD being two that I remember....honestly...?....they were crap. Best forgotten.

I have a magazine from 2000 and it lists all of the Bond games from the 1980s onwards - I think LALD was just one very long boatchase!

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

I played a couple of them...AVTAK and LALD being two that I remember....honestly...?....they were crap. Best forgotten.

I have a magazine from 2000 and it lists all of the Bond games from the 1980s onwards - I think LALD was just one very long boatchase!

It was...basically just avoiding stuff from what I remember...list the games and I'll let you know which I played.

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Sir Miles wrote:
SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

I played a couple of them...AVTAK and LALD being two that I remember....honestly...?....they were crap. Best forgotten.

I have a magazine from 2000 and it lists all of the Bond games from the 1980s onwards - I think LALD was just one very long boatchase!

It was...basically just avoiding stuff from what I remember...list the games and I'll let you know which I played.

As I'm not at home, I'll get back to you on that one.  ajb007/smile

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Wasn't LTK a video game with the truck finale scene?

Vaguely remember it in my Commodore games. Birds eye view scrolling up kinda thing

Apart from that I only remember James Pond (remember that and Robocod?)

Poss The Spy Who Loved Me was a game (later then the movie?????)

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Actually just remembered a REAL James Bond rip off from Ocean (remember that company - did loads of movie tie ins)

Anyhow can't remember the name it was something like Spy Agent or secret agent, think it had characters similar to Jaws and scenes underwater like Thunderball.  Think first level was a parachute one

Think I had this for the Amiga 500

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welshboy78 wrote:

Wasn't LTK a video game with the truck finale scene?

Vaguely remember it in my Commodore games. Birds eye view scrolling up kinda thing

Apart from that I only remember James Pond (remember that and Robocod?)

Poss The Spy Who Loved Me was a game (later then the movie?????)

Yes, TSWLM was a game in the 1980s, as was LTK and AVTAK - think Raymond Benson designed some of them?

Heard of James Pond rip-off too!

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welshboy78 wrote:

Actually just remembered a REAL James Bond rip off from Ocean (remember that company - did loads of movie tie ins)

Anyhow can't remember the name it was something like Spy Agent or secret agent, think it had characters similar to Jaws and scenes underwater like Thunderball.  Think first level was a parachute one

Think I had this for the Amiga 500

You are thinking of...Spy Guy, IIRC? It was a coin-op first. Quite good fun.
There was also "Operation Stealth" which was a great point-and-click adventure. A friend and at school played it concurrently and had a blast, except for one fiddly, frustrating bit involving an elastic band :-)

My fondest memory though was Living Daylights. That's on a list of 80s games that I need to revisit, and beat. Might have to set a day aside for that!

EDIT - Sly Spy was the game. Like Golden Axe, it was one of the easier games in the arcade.

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Just like James Suzuki, I missed the 80s entirely.

I grew up with Goldeneye on the N64, which, I still find the be all end all of Bond games. I couldn't believe how disappointed I was with Goldeneye 007 reloaded for ps3. As much as I enjoy using the Move Sharpshooter, the facility level was just really poor. So, that's why I also go back to N64!

I had no idea there were ROM based Bond games! I've heard of Commodore 64, but don't know any others. These days, it seems possible to find virtually any ROM and run it on an emulator.
The only time I've done this is an NES emulator so I could play the original Metal Gear.

Has anyone been able to find these as uploaded ROMs and an emulator? I am interested to try them out. Anyone know of any others from the era apart from the ones mentioned above?

Any other help is appreciated!

Tyler

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The game that was a decent 'homage' was Sly Spy. This was an arcade game originally and featured a cover that was a blatant copy of a pose by Timothy Dalton from the Living Daylights. I know it came out on the Amiga 500 and Atari ST. Yes it included someone looking like Jaws. I still have the game and love the music in it.
The Guy Spy game was by the makers of the Dragon's Lair games. I remember playing a demo of it on the Amiga again, and it was fun but didn't get round to playing the full version.
As for vintage James Bond games, I still have the Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill (c64 and amiga). They were good fun for the time. LALD went on a bit long but was only a couple of pounds new so not too bad.
Operation Stealth was good but could never get past the maze bit. Too finicky.
I even remember a text game that was clearly a James Bond game in all but name on the original Spectrum. Had such a generic name too but can't remember it!
One game I will recommend is Covert Action by Micropose on the PC and Amiga. Such a laugh. You could place bugs on cars and track them, rewire electronics, decode messages that you had obtained from a breaking and entering session, combat parts, and travel all over the world based on clues. Again another I still have and still play to this day.

One thing has just occurred to me - wasn't there a Living Daylights game? I remember seeing the cover but never saw any game play. I'll have to look this up now!

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JBoldman wrote:

One thing has just occurred to me - wasn't there a Living Daylights game? I remember seeing the cover but never saw any game play. I'll have to look this up now!

Yes there was...it was bundled with a special Bond edition of the ZX Spectrum...

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

007yler wrote:

Just like James Suzuki, I missed the 80s entirely.

I grew up with Goldeneye on the N64, which, I still find the be all end all of Bond games. I couldn't believe how disappointed I was with Goldeneye 007 reloaded for ps3. As much as I enjoy using the Move Sharpshooter, the facility level was just really poor. So, that's why I also go back to N64!

I had no idea there were ROM based Bond games! I've heard of Commodore 64, but don't know any others. These days, it seems possible to find virtually any ROM and run it on an emulator.
The only time I've done this is an NES emulator so I could play the original Metal Gear.

Has anyone been able to find these as uploaded ROMs and an emulator? I am interested to try them out. Anyone know of any others from the era apart from the ones mentioned above?

Any other help is appreciated!

Tyler

I think Living Daylights is hosted online somewhere as a Java game, emulating C64. There is certainly a Sly Spy arcade ROM for MAME too.

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Anyone else want to add their thoughts on these older James Bond games?

As always, I'd really love to hear from you!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

Makes me wanna buy a commodore again!!!

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Re: Any fans of the original 1980s James Bond games here?

I know! There's a local secondhand bookshop that sells old consoles and games so I might have a look at those to see if anything Bondian turns up. I was too young for these games first time around as I was only born in 1984.  ajb007/biggrin

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Good ol' memories with thoses games on my Amstrad ...
My favorite was TLDL ... followed by LTK ...
Time flyes ...  ajb007/lol

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