Why aren’t you all playing ‘Homebrew’?

Alcohol brewed from fruits dropped by shot bees? That's sure to be good!

Alcohol brewed from fruits dropped by shot bees? That's sure to be good!

No, I’m serious. Apparently, not many people have downloaded Jonathan Cauldwell’s new ZX Spectrum game Homebrew which is scandalous.

So, using my amazing powers of persuastion which are almost nearly arguably not quite as good as Derren Brown’s I’m going to (hopefully) convince you all to download it.

For starters, like much of Cauldwell’s work Homebrew is free and not only is there no real excuse for not downloading a freeware game but to not download this one is to thumb your nose at all the hard work Mr C has done (no, not the one out of the Shamen).

Secondly, it’s a great game because it invokes the spirit of the early Ultimate Play the Game titles like Jetpac and Cookie – single screen, baddies all over the place to be shot and a collect-and-drop gaming mechanic. Although, rather than fuelling a spaceship or making  a cake the player is trying to homebrew booze which doubtless wouldn’t have been allowed in commercial gaming in the ’80s lest the kids try it at home and be sick all over the walls.

Thirdly, you play a barrel. I think this is the only game in the history of gaming where you play a barrel. You want to own the only game in the history of gaming where you play a barrel don’t you?

So, go here and download a copy to play on your Spectrum emulator (or real Spectrum if you have the know-how); if you need a Spectrum emulator go here.

Well…. off you trot!

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