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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by thingonaspring » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:04 am

tough one. loved many c64 games, but i think the one that i played the most was probably microprose soccer. action replays, banana kicks, and a good fun indoor five-aside pitch version to boot!

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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by fgasking » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:24 am

Very difficult one to answer - probably has to be The Sentinel for me. Brilliant game which I lost many hours to.

Runners up: Midnight Resistance, Armalyte, Wizball, Blue Max and Mayhem In Monsterland
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:31 pm

Ghosts n Goblins - proves that a great soundtrack can make a mediocre game magic
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by stvd » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:51 pm

Commodore what?
They were all blocky messes, weren't they? :D
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by NorthWay » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:17 pm

Impossible Mission shoulder by shoulder with Dropzone.

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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:25 pm

NorthWay wrote:Impossible Mission shoulder by shoulder with Dropzone.

Hey , if you're a fan of Dropzone , you REALLY want to play the A8 version of which the C64 is only a port. That Maclean calls the Atari "The Porsche of home computers" whilst the C64 is "a respectable BMW316" gives you an idea which his favoured machine was.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by pantal00ns » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:10 am

Master of Magic, great little budget rogue(ish) title with pretty nice music.

Also someone else has mentioned Forbidden Forest already!

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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:03 am

I only ever played ona C64 in Laskys as a kid - but loved Uridium when it was on demo. The scrolling and flipping motion of the ship was something that made me go 'wow'.

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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by walrus » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:08 am

Paradroid, still love the game to this day. Everything seemed to work with it, even the minimal graphics. None of the remakes seemed to have the same feel to me, although I quite liked Ovine by Design's version, it is always the original which I go back to.

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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by William S » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:17 pm

I have to pick Giana Sisters.
I hadn't yet played, or even seen Super Mario Bros, so to me Giana Sisters was a refreshingly original and charming game.
And with the great music and colorful graphics, it really stood out.
As much as I love Super Mario Bros, I still prefer Giana Sisters.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by smilertoo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:05 pm

Got to be boulderdash, first game over £10 i bought and played that thing for hours at a time.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by Dominoid » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:20 pm

Rockstar ate my Hamster. It was a great package, not just a great game. Even the instruction manual was well thought out, detailed and funny. the game itself kept me coming back with the randomly generated music making each game at least a bit different and the rock solid difficulty meant I still haven't completed it even to this day!
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by NorthWay » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:22 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Hey , if you're a fan of Dropzone , you REALLY want to play the A8 version
I know it is the original and respect it for that, but from the videos I have seen I haven't really seen anything in the A8 version that is different (scrolling logo notwithstanding - and that could have been done if Archer knew about the gfx tricks that makes it possible).
And you know, the C= 64 version scrolls smoother... *ducks*

P.S And for the Amiga you want Datastorm as best game. There is a demo where S0DAN admits to loving Dropzone. No wonder he did Datastorm as practically a clone of it.

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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by clarance » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Never ever played a C64 game back in the day - didn't know anyone that had one - all my mates had Spectrums...
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by the_hawk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:00 am

Now that's a toughie. er Pitstop 2, no wait...Power Drift, no I mean IK+, no er Myth, no Mayhem in Monsterland, no SEUK, maybe Armalyte...

All right my favourite C64 game was Chase HQ, reason being it was one of those golden opportunities for Speccy owners to point and laugh during those playground wars. :lol:
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