Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Shaky Game

If you bought the cassette version of Shakin' Stevens’s 1983 album The Bop Won’t Stop (I didn't, by the way) you might have wondered what those strange sounds were at the end of the recording. The blips and beeps represented code for a game which could be loaded on to a ZX Spectrum 48K. It was called the Shaky Game. Basically you had to drive Shakin' Stevens’s car to the centre of a maze where you would find his ole house. In the process you had to avoid being bitten by bats. Heck, I’ll let the Welsh Elvis explain it all himself, here. Love the way he says “compuder”.