Hot Topic for Issue 63

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Favourite Speccy Platformer

Manic Miner
29
42%
Dynamite Dan
5
7%
Jet Set Willy
10
14%
Chuckie Egg
25
36%
 
Total votes: 69

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Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:52 pm

What's your favourite Speccy Platformer out of the following?

Yes I could of added more, but I'm far too lazy ;)
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by nokgod » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:52 pm

It's got to be Manic Miner, one of the first games i ever loaded on my rubber keyed wonder. Brutally difficult (I still haven't finished it 26 years on) but i'm still trying....if only i could get past the damn warehouse...


Mind you we did melt a Speccy PSU playing Chuckie Egg for 8 solid hours on a 2 player game......... :lol:
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:56 pm

Manic Miner is special , but it has to go to Dynamite Dan. Ultra cool , smooth , colourful - and the game's not bad either
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by Xesh » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:16 pm

I've never had a Speccy but one of my mates had one. I've played all those games except for Dynamite Dan. I have to say that my favourite is Chuckie Egg.

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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:17 pm

JSW is evil on toast. DD isn't one I stuck with for long. MM is one I can appreciate, but don't actually enjoy. CE is one of my favourite 8-bit games. CE it is, then!
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Post by Smurph » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:53 pm

Sorry, those are the four most overrated games, never mind platformers, on the Speccy. More options needed, really. Chuckie Egg is the best of the bunch, but that's like saying I'd rather have meningitis than lassa fever, ebola or AIDS.
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:58 pm

Smurph wrote:Sorry, those are the four most overrated games, never mind platformers, on the Speccy. More options needed, really. Chuckie Egg is the best of the bunch, but that's like saying I'd rather have meningitis than lassa fever, ebola or AIDS.
to be fair , those are 4 of the platformers most people would opt for. Bit suprised not to see Monty though...
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by Bub&Bob » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:06 pm

Smurph wrote:Sorry, those are the four most overrated games, never mind platformers, on the Speccy. More options needed, really. Chuckie Egg is the best of the bunch, but that's like saying I'd rather have meningitis than lassa fever, ebola or AIDS.
I agree - so I voted for AIDS....er...I mean Chuckie Egg too!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:09 pm

Surely you mean salmonella? :mrgreen:
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by Xesh » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:10 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:so I voted for AIDS....er...I mean Chuckie Egg too!
So if 3 of us have voted for Chuckie Egg then why does it say there's only 2 that's voted? :?

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Post by Smurph » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:14 pm

Well, I didn't actually vote. I will now though. Meningitis FTW! :lol:
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by neuromancer » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:48 pm

For me it has to be Matthew Smith's finest hour, Willy at his best: Manic Miner. I cruelly overlooked this game when I was a Speccy owning lad as it came out in the Dark Ages (i.e. at least six months before I owned a Spectrum). I was reintroduced to the title in 2004 and still play it on occasion. Splendid all round.

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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by MC1 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:36 pm

Manic Miner for me.

Played it recently and I am still wank at it, but it is absolutely class.
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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:06 pm

I know I'll probably be the only one voting for JSW as its reputation has a taken a nose dive in recent time (or it seems that way) - but put simply this was the first game that made me think that a whole world could be living in your computer.

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Re: Hot Topic for Issue 63

Post by Spooky » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:48 pm

Er... what's a Spectrum? :lol:
(no seriously, I never played any of these... and I don't even know what they look like, but Manic Miner has a cool name!) :wink:
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