From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

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From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:53 am

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What's your favourite Mike Singleton game?
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Re: From the forum issue 110

Post by Scapegoat » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:05 am

Stupid question, but do you mean Mike Singleton?
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Re: From the forum issue 110

Post by joefish » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:08 am

This tie against the Boston Celtics rates fairly highly, apparently... :lol:
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Re: From the forum issue 110

Post by Morkin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:16 pm

The Lords of Midnight was my first introduction to his games, which I borrowed from a school friend. Didn't have a clue at the time what I was doing, but much fun was had. And in 2008 I bought & loved Race Driver: Grid, which I've only just found out that he worked on.

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Post by ZeroCipher » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:28 pm

'Dark Sceptre' one of the first batch of Spectrum games I owned, I remember playing it as it was quite daunting at the time (Being 7 years old, it was a bit advanced for me) but I kept playing. More recently I played 'Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb' which was a fun game.
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Re: From the forum issue 110

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:30 pm

Scapegoat wrote:Stupid question, but do you mean Mike Singleton?
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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:52 pm

Dark Sceptre. Stunning graphics and an atmospheric tale to boot. I remember plotting the graphics out on graph paper. Not sure why though :?
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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by psj3809 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:06 pm

Lords of Midnight - Epic game on the Speccy, didnt have a clue what to do at first but slowly got into it. An 8 bit classic

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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:25 pm

No doubt it's Lords of Midnight and I say that with utter conviction. Mike Singleton didn't just create one of the best ever 8 bit games, he created a huge new world that rivalled Middle Earth. The game strikes an amazing chord with me. It seems to take on a life of it's own every time I play it and yet it allows enough freedom to encourage my imagination to be part of the game.

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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by SpecChum81 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Dark Sceptre was the first of his games I played on the Speccy. Then of course I fell in love with Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge - Timeless!!
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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by Dave300 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:17 pm

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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by merman » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:34 pm

The one I played most is probably one of the least well-known by Mike - Quake Minus One on the C64. The Actionscaping technique created underwater roads that had to be freed from rebel control. Tricky controls and an unusual weapon system demand patience to master, but I really like it. And worth mentioning his input to Star Trek: The Rebel Universe by Firebird as producer/designer, steering the project to completion after the Beyond buyout.
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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by sirclive1 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:11 am

The Lords of Midnight is my favourite Mike Singleton game , its also my all time favourite game and has been since first playing it .
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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by kiwimike » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:12 pm

Lords of Midnight is the one that introduced him to me, and the one I've enjoyed the most.

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Re: From the forum issue 110 - Mike Singleton

Post by BobS » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:42 pm

Personally I always enjoyed playing Snake Pit the most. Just a simple enjoyable game which was so playable in its day (I never really 'got' Lords of Midnight)

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