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From The Forum issue 159 - Codemasters

Post by NickThorpe » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:07 am

Good morning all! It's that time of the month where we perform an experiment by asking a question, sampling your brainwaves and reproducing the results in text form.

Today's question: what's your favourite Codemasters game? There's a lot of choice, from the 8-bit Simulator games and Dizzy to modern things like F1 2016 and, erm, F1 2015.

As usual, some replies will be selected to appear in the magazine by Jg'hrra The Remorseless, our pet cosmic horror.
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Post by ArchaicKoala » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:42 am

Micro Machines 96 all the way! I still play it today for some lovely J-Cart multiplayer madness - The track designer is a nice bonus too!

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Post by joefish » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:40 pm

I dare anyone to say Transmuter! But seriously, Treasure Island Dizzy on the Atari ST was a delight. Bright and colourful, with a decent object-led arcade-adventure to crack.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:56 pm

I bought Transmuter on the Amstrad and it was truly, truly terrible.
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Post by ncf1 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:28 pm

Lets see.. its either BMX Simulator or Dirt 3. I think i'll opt for Dirt 3, which is amazing and BMX Simulator is just crap.

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Post by Bluce_Ree » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:54 pm

I was underwhelmed by most of their overrated 'Advanced' simulator games but ATV Simulator was a great twist on the Kickstart formula. Even if it was weird having your ATV taken out by a seal balancing a beach ball.
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Post by deadpan666 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:52 pm

Not exactly my favourite, but I'll say Rise Of The Argonauts, if only to point out that Codemasters can still make good games that aren't about driving! It's a great, under-appreciated RPG that held my attention long enough to finish it....something even Knights Of The Old Republic couldn't do! :D

The Overlord games are probably a better example of their good new stuff now I think about it though!

I'm still waiting for Codemasters to release their Rare-Replay-style 30th Compilation pack...they said it was a good idea when I hinted they should do one last year on Twitter! :lol: They'd better get a move on! :mrgreen:
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Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:57 pm

GRID and DIRT for me, but so many great memories of the dizzy games and the Quattro 4 game cassettes.

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Post by flatapex » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:34 pm

Obvious choice for me- Toca.

It was the first (and the sequel was the second) time someone paid attention to my sport (BTCC), licensed the cars, reproduced the circuits and allowed players to drive as real drivers.

It doesn't sound like a big deal to fans of football, cricket, golf, rugby etc but for BTCC fans it was huge and still is a big deal nearly 20 years on. Maybe one day there will be another licensed game
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Post by the_hawk » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:34 pm

ROCK. STAR. ATE. MY. HAMSTER.

A very basic game at heart, but there's something about it that draws me back to it again and again. I still find it funny too.
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Post by necronom » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:40 pm

Either BMX Simulator (C64), Micro Machines (Amiga), or Toca 2 (Playstation). I played those three quite a bit, but I'm not sure I can pick a favourite. I like them all in different ways.
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Post by Mayhem » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:55 pm

Covered recently in RG, but I always got a lot of play time out of Slicks on the C64 back in the day, especially in two player mode.
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Post by markopoloman » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:01 am

It has to be Grid on PC. It had everything that made the TOCA series great and added the best online racing ever. To this day I cannot find a game that is set up to race online like this. The handling of the cars was superb too - a cross between sim and arcade. Grid 2 was a real duffer in comparison due to online being rubbish. Grrrrr.
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Post by kiwimike » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:42 am

Codemasters had some cracking games, Jonah Lomu Rugby on the playstation was one of my faves :)

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Re: From The Forum issue 159 - Codemasters

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:58 am

I'm a huge fan of the Micro Machines series, so I will plump for Micro Machines V3 on the Playstation. Immense multiplayer fun, and loved the power-ups like the giant hammer.

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