From the forum Issue 88

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Crunchy » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:55 am

badda wrote:Many of the well done BBC Micro clone games can be seen in this vid:
That's a great vid. Not least because I never knew there was a Robotron on the beeb and judging by the vid it looks worthy of further investigation.

Having said that, it's nice to see my memories of a really poor Scramble clone confirmed. Penetrator on the speccy didn't have the glamour visuals of the arcade but it provided a much better playing experience than the beeb version. My mate had a very cool Vic-20 Scramble but in all honesty I only saw it for a few minutes because he was intent on boring me to tears with his latest killer app, Shadowfax.

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by andyparker » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:22 am

The Codies did a few good ones, Super Stuntman a Spy Hunter clone and Mig 29 Simulator an Afterburner type. Can't go wrong for £2.99!

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:47 am

Planetoid on the Beeb for looking and sounding amazing and being unbelievably faithful to it's arcade parent despite being illegitimate.

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by learnedrobb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:27 am

Another shout for Galaxians on the C16 here. I only had 2 games for ages when I had my C16, one was a bmx game, the other was this. It made everything my best mate had on his 2600 look pants.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by junkmale » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:26 pm

Got to be Deluxe Galaga on the Amiga.
A clone of Galaga (strangely enough).
Not only my fav Arcade clone but my fav game of all time.
Still play it. Every day.

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by themightymartin » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Mr. Wimpy on the Spectrum, for the sheer audacity of it.

Edit: It's a clone of Burger Time, except for the first level which is ripped off from Frogger.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by pottyboy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:42 pm

Star Battle on the VIC-20 was an awesome clone of Galaxian! Oh, hang on... it was an official conversion? Bugger! Can't decide now!

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Skull Commander » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:18 pm

Codemasters' "Ninja Massacre" on the C64 for me. Just like Gauntlet but with a ninja instead, and for the 11 year old me that was perfect.

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by slacey1070 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:11 am

Kong on the Vic-20 by Anirog - it was as ugly as sin, but boy did I love it! Multi-colours against a white background, but at the time it felt like I was playing the arcade game.

Anirog also did a fantastic verison of scramble called.... wait for it... skramble on the C64, which I also played to death. Ok, it was pretty easy, but I kept going back to it again and again.

In fact, I actually go Skramble for Christmas. I found it in my parents cupboard and loaded it when they went out, so I could have a snicky play. Actually, i feel quite quilty about that now . . sorry Mum.

And, of course, Jelly Monsters on the Vic-20 - probably the best pacman clone ever. No wonder Atari got so upset.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by khisanth » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:03 am

Gauntlet on the Amstrad, which was an awesome Defender clone. For a long time I thought Gauntlet was the real name and Defender was just a copy. Ooops!

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by NorthWay » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:29 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:This month we'd like to know your favourite unofficial arcade clone and what it was a clone of.
Will there be a "and this is like the arcade only better" section of your feature? Hm, that would need to take a look at official conversions too...

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by nakamura » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:04 pm

I used to hammer Phoenix on the 2600. Was that a clone? I can't remember as I was so young at the time.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Mayhem » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:29 pm

No, that was actually a licensed conversion.
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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by Kai » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:46 am

With my zero knowledge, I'll won't be in the mag...again. :(

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Re: From the forum Issue 88

Post by martin8777 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:31 am

Isn't Repton a clone of Boulder Dash? Only better?

I never played Boulder Dash, but played all the Repton games for the Electron back in the day.

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