Excalibur and Taxi Driver - Hot news as two ZX Spectrum games lost and finally found!


During our many write ups we do love writing about old retro games that people have never heard of, or those that have been lost through the years and for one reason or another have been uncovered, much to the amazement of the community. Today's release for example is a double bonanza, as thanks to The Spanish site El Trastero del Spectrum, they have uncovered a number of ZX Spectrum games that were thought to be lost, 'Excalibur' and 'Taxi Driver'.


Two of the games including an educational piece of software, were by a publisher called QIS. One which was considered lost, and another was presented only as a Z80-Image. The first game Excalibur is a first person sword attack and defence game in which you need defend yourself against a number of knights that have been bewitched by Morgan, which is based on the legends of King Arthur. The game according to idpixel.ru has good graphics, smooth animation and looks to have been made in BASIC.


The last game to be mentioned is a game called Taxi Driver, and puts you in control of your very own Taxi in a top down view point and must drive passengers from place to place to earn lots of money. If you crash a lot, and are a bit of a bad driver or run out of fuel, you can lose some of the money earned. To win the game you need to earn at least 60 000 pesetas. Also according to idpixel.ru, the game was written in pure assembler and the game is smooth throughout.

Links : 1) Source News (RU) 2) Main Game Site

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