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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by deadpan666 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:22 pm

Grannie's Garden is about the only game I can remember playing a lot on BBC...It was a lot of educational school computer nonsense, but it still managed to stick in my memory enough to find out what it was called years later!

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by kiwimike » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:45 am

School mate had a BBC. Planetoid made me jealous. What a killer Defender!

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by joefish » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:57 pm

The Beeb had some absolutely cracking clones of arcade games (Defender, Donkey Kong, Asteroids) with bright colour and great sound effects. But with so few home users it never got more than a handful more of great games over its lifetime.

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Dave300 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:29 pm

Granny's Garden! I was the first in my class to complete it at primary school.
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Post by RMLF » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:29 pm

deadpan666 wrote:Grannie's Garden is about the only game I can remember playing a lot on BBC...It was a lot of educational school computer nonsense, but it still managed to stick in my memory enough to find out what it was called years later!

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Granny's Garden, is certainly a winner.

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Blumf » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:02 am

Planetoids for me, arcade perfect clone of Defender. The sound was spot on. Fast and deadly, yet when mastered, or at least half decent, you got a real buzz from racking up a big score.
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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Kaptain_Von » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:46 pm

Planetoid. Apart from being the best clone of Defender ever it was the source of many wasted hours when we were supposed to be doing 'sensible' programming in the school computer suite back in 1982.
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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by IronMaidenRule » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:19 pm

Harrier Attack - Addictive gameplay and the sound is fantastic, well thats what I thought at the time anyway. Really enjoyed bombing buildings as well as the enemy.

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Stainy » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:59 am

Well.. Apart from Planetoid and Starship Command..

I would have to throw in Stock Car and Dog fight, or was it bi plane? Both great multiplayer fun..

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by TopBanana » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:07 am

My favourite game back when I was a kid has to be Planetoid - for the time it was an amazing recreation of Defender and no other version came close until a few years later when Guardian was released on the C64, but Planetoid was still better 'cos you could bash the keys harder on a school Beeb ..... :oops:

These days I don't play Planetoid at all as I have an original Williams Defender machine in my office, but I play Elite quite a bit :D

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by webding » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:59 am

Note Invaders. The only thing that made Music theory lessons bearable.

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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:51 am

Grannys Garden. Solely for the fact that playing this at school as a 5 year old introduced me to the idea of playing games on a home computer. Dammit, this game has cost me thousands of pounds!!!!!!
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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Sparks43 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:24 pm

Tempest

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Room5 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:04 am

I choose Repton 3 as my overall favourite. For me, Repton is to BBC Micro as Mario is to Nintendo.

Talking of programs generally, rather than games , I have fond memories of one that played a tune called 'Cold Tea'. It's engrained in my mind and hearing it time-warps me back 25 years. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X374F0dhIks

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Re: From the forum issue 101

Post by Panther Clipper » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:16 pm

A toss up between Spellbinder and Ravenskull , remarkably atmospheric for 8 bit games, any game for that matter. Elite goes without saying.
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