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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by sirclive1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:05 pm

I can't choose between Spectipede or Space Raiders on the speccy , unofficial clones of centipede and space invaders , they saved me a fortune in 10p's.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Probably my first experience of an arcade game clone was Menagerie (Frogger) on the Vic20 but the best is Dropzone
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by forestville » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:11 pm

Katakis on the Amiga 500, a clone of R Type, i really liked the atmosphere of this awesome game. :D 8)
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Fred83 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:07 pm

Zool.Amigas answer to sonic!.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by kelp7 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:28 am

Probably Gridrunner on the Vic-20, Jeff Minter really brought the frenetic arcade blasting experience into the home and it's probably the best version of a Centipede game I've played
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by webding » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:52 am

Invade-a-load. Yes, it was an average version of what - certainly by the late eighties - was a pretty boring game, but it was an absolutely genius idea all the same. Also, the game was actually enhanced by the fact you were basically racing against the loading time; you never knew when it was going to be suddenly replaced by a cack Mastertronic effort.

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by thl » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:47 am

E-Type for the Acorn. It clearly resembled Out Run with similar concept, gameplay and has great sound effects. Seemed to remember that moment when the woman's underwear was revealed after crashing the car. :lol:

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Hank Splendid » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:33 pm

Who Dares Wins II from Alligata software was a great Commando clone. A bit slower in pace than the original, but still a great little shooter. However, the theme tune on the title page is dreadful!!

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Crunchy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:59 pm

What I'd really like to say is Dropzone on the Atari 800XL, but it's more a version of Defender than an actual clone.
Which means the absolute king of the unofficial arcade clones is Planetoid on the BBC. It was easily the closest thing to having the real machine for a long, long while.

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by gman72 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:23 pm

Giana Sisters stopped me from selling my 64 to get a NES to play Mario for quite some time.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Mayhem » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:31 pm

Crunchy wrote:What I'd really like to say is Dropzone on the Atari 800XL, but it's more a version of Defender than an actual clone.
It's actually more Stargate (what with the cloak), but somehow my brain failed to suggest this game earlier when I made my post.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by NorthWay » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:01 pm

Gilligan's gold.

How did Ocean get away with that? (And was it a Galway soundtrack?)
Funnily enough, Bagitman had an official release on the C= 64 (and it might even have been released first).

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by NorthWay » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:18 pm

Qbert was never a direct favorite of mine, but that one should have plenty of material for loved clones.

Personally I loved Donkey Kong to bits (and even more so DK Jr), but I never saw any better version than the official conversion, except level 2 of Interceptor Micros' Crazy Kong. I don't even know of any clone of Jr...
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by clarance » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:23 pm

Astro Wars - the Grandstand table-top electronic game. Not really a clone of anything, but a clone of lots of things at the same time - and it did feel like playing a mini-arcade machine.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by delbert_trout » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:54 pm

I'd have to say the Streets of Rage series on the Megadrive, which I can't believe would have kicked off if Final Fight hadn't been ported to the SNES.
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