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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:17 am

Caprifan Rob wrote: like all these games, they're a hassle to set up. Much easier to pick up a controller & get lost in Grand Theft Auto :)


MouseTrap springs to mind Rob :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:13 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:MouseTrap springs to mind

Did anybody actually get around to playing the game properly after setting it up?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:53 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Did anybody actually get around to playing the game properly after setting it up?


:lol: Yep I cant remember the instructions or rules of the game Andrew but I always trapped the mouse ! Daft thing was always getting caught....and as for that guy that loved diving into an empty barrel..... :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:23 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:The Cricket version of Subbuteo... "World Cup Cricket" by Peter Pan

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I had this game :)


There was an actual Subbuteo cricket Nick, which I had. But I had the same one as you also, very enjoyable game! Think mine was called Test Match though, or something similar.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:24 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Still can't get over the price of that 14" TV , must have been a hell of a price in 1978, I guess 'Teleton' was a big name in the '70s, it was also a 'cutting edge' colour model too :D


It's crazy isn't it Rob, must of been a weeks wages or something for that size of TV back then.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:37 am

pbar wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Still can't get over the price of that 14" TV , must have been a hell of a price in 1978, I guess 'Teleton' was a big name in the '70s, it was also a 'cutting edge' colour model too :D


It's crazy isn't it Rob, must of been a weeks wages or something for that size of TV back then.

More like a months pay for some I reckon...... £50 a week was probably good then.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:49 am

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Still can't get over the price of that 14" TV , must have been a hell of a price in 1978, I guess 'Teleton' was a big name in the '70s, it was also a 'cutting edge' colour model too :D


It's crazy isn't it Rob, must of been a weeks wages or something for that size of TV back then.

More like a months pay for some I reckon...... £50 a week was probably good then.


Goodness me, if that's the case then Andy, it sure makes you appreciate what your parents went through to provide these things for you when you're a kid!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:02 am

pbar wrote:
Goodness me, if that's the case then Andy, it sure makes you appreciate what your parents went through to provide these things for you when you're a kid!

:agree:
Got this from a google search written in 2009 re;1980.
While Britons got by on an average wage of £6,000 (the equivalent of about £19,000 today), petrol cost 28p a litre (90p), a pint of beer was 35p (£1.10), a loaf of bread 33p (£1.10) and a pint of milk 17p (54p).

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:33 am

You can't help but smile at those prices! It's absolutely crazy how everything increases by so much.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Paul G » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:14 am

I remember that in late 1979, when I passed my driving test, I bought an immaculate 1967 Mini MK1 for £225 and it cost me as a 17 year old £84 for a year's third party fire and theft insurance. In 1980 my Dad got me my 2.0S Capri from his company as he was sick of the mini leaking oil everywhere and that cost £360 Fully Comp to insure. Imagine a 17 year old trying to get a car like that insured today!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:06 am

A Mini and a Capri, excellent! And the thing is Paul, back then, those kind of costs seemed to be within reach of the average person. But now for a 17 year old, insurance companies seem to count up in thousands.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby D366Y » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:41 am

Paul G wrote:Imagine a 17 year old trying to get a car like that insured today!


When I passed my test in 2012 I made calls to everyone asking to get quotes on my 1.6 Laser and the cheapest quote I was offered was £9k!!

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Re: Who Remembers?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:37 am

Yes, I did Andy :) Spent an age on that thing, and similar electronic games. In fact, I became obsessed with getting the score to go over into the 'unknown' digit to see what would happen. And when I did, the display simply read 'GOOD'. I think I expected more, but at least I got to know!

Great game that, I scoured the local shops for a mains adapter as the batteries kept running out so quick I was playing it that much.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:53 am

pbar wrote:Yes, I did Andy :) Spent an age on that thing, and similar electronic games. In fact, I became obsessed with getting the score to go over into the 'unknown' digit to see what would happen. And when I did, the display simply read 'GOOD'. I think I expected more, but at least I got to know!

Great game that, I scoured the local shops for a mains adapter as the batteries kept running out so quick I was playing it that much.

Hi Paul,
Back in 1981 this came out.......I had the mains lead too :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:35 am

andyd wrote:Anyone else have one of these? http://www.simplyeighties.com/resources ... 20Game.jpg

My brother had one of these, never got to play it as he was obsessed by it. Every time I went to try it, the batteries were dead :) , it's still in my mothers attic :!:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:17 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote: , it's still in my mothers attic :!:

Go get it :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:27 pm

andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote: , it's still in my mothers attic :!:

Go get it :D


And if you're thinking of selling it, give me a shout.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:37 pm

Yep I had one if these too chaps :wave:

Loved it ! Brilliant game and great sound effects ! I ended up giving it away. Hindsight !!
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:07 pm

andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote: , it's still in my mothers attic :!:

Go get it :D

I'd be afraid to play it now, in case I got addicted :D
pbar wrote:And if you're thinking of selling it, give me a shout.

Next time I go down there, I'll have a look for it. If my brother hasn't 'found it' it's yours. Just don't tell him I'm looking for it .. ;)


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