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For the mag: budget games

Post by CrookieMonster » Fri May 17, 2013 8:19 am

I'm compiling a list of cassette budget games (those costing around £2.99 or less or thereabouts). What three games would you put on it?
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Re: Budget games

Post by Mayhem » Fri May 17, 2013 9:10 am

Presuming you mean original budget games, not full priced games re-released at budget price...

For the C64, I'd probably choose Thrust, Heavy Metal Paradroid, and Slicks. And Kikstart II. And CJ's Elephant Antics. And Zolyx. And... drat... that's a few more than three :P
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Re: Budget games

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Re: Budget games

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 17, 2013 4:41 pm

Spectrum:

Booty

The Wild Bunch

Journeys End (ok so this was originally a full-price release, but most people never realised as it was pretty obscure, and most people think of it as a Mastertronic release)


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Kikstart 2

The Last V8

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Re: Budget games

Post by CrookieMonster » Sat May 18, 2013 12:50 am

Oh yes, definitely original budget games. They were my staple purchases as a kid with hardly any pocket money to stretch me beyond a couple of magazines. Those Quattro compilations by the Codies were good. There was always one game that never loaded on each tape for me, though, and I'd spend more time determined to get these rogue games going than I did playing the damn things.

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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by merman » Sat May 18, 2013 6:03 am

All on the C64 and starting with Z (shall I work backwards through the alphabet?)


Zamzara from RackIt. Great graphics and sound, and a tough little platform shoot em up.

ZZZZZZ by Mastertronic, liked the icon control idea (expanded in Clive Wilson's games such as Konayashi Naru and Venom)

Zybex from Zeppelin. Superb horizontal scroller, a unique weapon system and great aesthetics. There's also the option to choose which level you play next, adding some strategy to it.
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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by gman72 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:53 am

Spectrum.

Finders Keepers.
Booty
Byte Bitten.

C.64.

LA Swat
P.O.D
Phantoms Of The Asteroid.
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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by merman » Sat May 18, 2013 8:49 am

gman72 wrote:Spectrum.

Finders Keepers.
Booty
Byte Bitten.

C.64.

LA Swat
P.O.D
Phantoms Of The Asteroid.
LA SWAT - does that go down as one of Sculptured Software's finest moments, or a complete load of dingo's kidneys?
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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by PaulEMoz » Sat May 18, 2013 9:15 am

merman wrote:LA SWAT - does that go down as one of Sculptured Software's finest moments, or a complete load of dingo's kidneys?
Good question! ZZAP! loved it, but I thought it was terrible at the time. I might play it this rainy afternoon...

I really don't know how I could pick just three budget games for a list. I'll think about it...

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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by psj3809 » Sat May 18, 2013 9:25 am

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Booty
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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by fredghostmaster » Sat May 18, 2013 9:37 am

Spellbound on the Spectrum.

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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sat May 18, 2013 11:00 am

Pretty sure Fast Food Dizzy was a budget title, remember having hours of fun on that as a kid.

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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by Mire Mare » Sat May 18, 2013 11:44 am

Finders Keepers (Mastertronic)
BMX Simulator (Codemasters)
Raging Beast (Firebird)

All C64

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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by merman » Sat May 18, 2013 2:24 pm

PaulEMoz wrote:
merman wrote:LA SWAT - does that go down as one of Sculptured Software's finest moments, or a complete load of dingo's kidneys?
Good question! ZZAP! loved it, but I thought it was terrible at the time. I might play it this rainy afternoon...

I really don't know how I could pick just three budget games for a list. I'll think about it...
I was being sarcastic, I think it is pants, and both ZZAP and C&VG were wrong.
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Re: For the mag: budget games

Post by mikeb » Sat May 18, 2013 3:22 pm

A few of my faves:

1. I,Ball (Firebird)
2. Thrust (Firebird)
3. Slimey's Mine (Silverbird)

Master of Magic (Mastertronic)
One Man and His Droid (Mastertronic)
Spellbound (Mastertronic)
Slayer (Rack-It)
P.O.D. (Mastetronic)
Booty (Firebird)
Flash Gordon (Mastertronic)
Galax-i-birds (Firebird)
Arcade Classics (Silverbird)
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