Let's have a little poll... (Now with extra machines)

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Favourite 8-bit computer

ZX Spectrum
26
31%
Commodore 64
44
52%
Amstrad CPC 464
10
12%
BBC Micro
3
4%
Acorn
1
1%
 
Total votes: 84

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Let's have a little poll... (Now with extra machines)

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:08 am

Yes we know there were other 8-bit systems, but we're sticking with the three that everyone knows best. So come on, which one of these beauties is going to rule all?

I've already voted ;)
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Post by White Demon » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:07 am

Here we go again. Same poll, different forum.

Commodore 64 all the way baby.

8)

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Post by incarnates » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:39 am

Ive voted spectrum,although the c16+4 is my all time favoutite,(spectrum second)

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Post by punkpie » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:48 am

The spectrum for me. The things people could do with the limit colour palette.

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Post by Dizrythmia » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:05 am

I'm going with everybodys favourite underdog, the Amstrad. My favourite computer........ though I prefer the 6128 :)

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Post by LeeT » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:34 am

C64 - Its the Daddy!

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Post by Spiff » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:57 am

LeeT wrote:C64 - Its the Daddy!
That's one way to put it! :D

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Post by markopoloman » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:30 am

C64 - the only REAL choice :D


I like these polls - don't know why peeps get so upset with them! Fun fun fun all the way :twisted:

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Always Amstrad!

Post by CrookieMonster » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:58 pm

The CPC464 suffered slightly by being pushed as a business machine in the war against the C64 and Speccy but beneath the garish coloured keys was an abundance of power which allowed for some very impressive graphics (Prince of Persia and Titus The Fox spring to mind), decent sound and many great games. In the later years, the machine really came into its own as enthusiasts took over from the professional programmers and really pushed the CPC to its limits - Fluff and Zap T Balls were two great looking, superb playing titles. This machine really has a place in my heart.

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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:12 pm

markopoloman wrote:C64 - the only REAL choice :D


I like these polls - don't know why peeps get so upset with them! Fun fun fun all the way :twisted:
I like them too...

It gives us a chance to bicker about the questions that matter!

And the breadbin was far less accessible than the wonderful Spectrum in my biased opinion.
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Post by bounty bob » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:42 pm

I think this Poll is quite biased and a little unfaire - not all your readers where mad on these 3 machines and maybe should realy include the Atari 400/800/xl as they were just as popular as the Amstrad or even the C64 (800xl was far better than these two put together in my opinion). Thats my winge out of the way - I'm not voting for any of them.
Atari 800XL thrashes the C64 every time!!!
(well, nearly everytime)
(OK, some of the time)

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Post by andy vaisey » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:50 pm

C64, first and always.

I'm becoming increasingly impressed recently, however, with some Amstrad stuff I'm trying via emu.

I always hated the Spectrum when I was younger and sneered at my ZX owning friends, but over the last couple of years I've become more open minded and was absolutely wowed last year when reviewing "Abe's Mission: Escape".

But all said, the C64 is always for me... 8)

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Post by necronom » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:02 pm

C64. Always.

When I was at school there were only two sides to this: Commodore v's Sinclair. I should try some Amstrad games as they look similar to the C64.

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Post by markopoloman » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:35 pm

bounty bob wrote:I think this Poll is quite biased and a little unfaire - not all your readers where mad on these 3 machines and maybe should realy include the Atari 400/800/xl as they were just as popular as the Amstrad or even the C64 (800xl was far better than these two put together in my opinion). Thats my winge out of the way - I'm not voting for any of them.


Them's fightin' words where I come from............BOB :twisted:

Actually, all I wanted for Christmas back in 1984 was an Atari 600xl! But my brother told my parents they were crap - so the got me a C64 :D

Best thing my bruv has ever done for me :P :lol:

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Post by Dudley » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:08 pm

bounty bob wrote:I think this Poll is quite biased and a little unfaire - not all your readers where mad on these 3 machines and maybe should realy include the Atari 400/800/xl as they were just as popular as the Amstrad or even the C64 (800xl was far better than these two put together in my opinion). Thats my winge out of the way - I'm not voting for any of them.
Yes, I remember the Atari 400 having a dedicated magazine until mid-1995....

Oh wait, no I don't. ;)
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