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From the forum question for issue 42

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:35 am

Hi guys it's that time of the month again.

This month's question is
What's your favourite BBC game?

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Post by The Master » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:45 am

REPTON, ELITE and GRANNY'S GARDEN!!!!!! (I'll get my coat...)

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Post by felgekarp » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:49 am

Imogen, borrowed a Beeb from my dads work years ago and spent ages on this game.

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Post by markopoloman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:51 am

Didn't play much on the old Beeb - but I do remember at school there was a game where you controlled a ship that looked just like the Liberator from Blakes 7 :D I would drift off and imagine I was Avon :lol: :lol:

What was it called?????

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Post by Smurph » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:59 am

I only ever played the BBC in primary school in about '82 so I have hazy memories: I seem to remember a version of Donkey Kong... III maybe? And a game I remember was similar to Metroid only not as fast or colourful, it was only in red, white and black. It was great though.

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Post by Heavy Stylus » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:00 am

At primary school we had a BBC 'educational' game where you played the role of an operator in a robot factory. To complete each part of the manufacturing process you'd have to enter the result of a sum correctly, which as you can imagine was pretty dull. However... get the sum wrong (deliberately or otherwise) and the robot would come out with it's limbs in all the wrong places, or in some cases with no limbs at all! No idea what it was called, but it made my classmates and I laugh. Obviously the programmer commisioned to write the game had a wicked sense of humor.
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Post by NorthWay » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:07 am

You sell me a 220V BBC and I'll soon give you a good answer.


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Post by pantal00ns » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:14 am

Twin Kingdom Valley. The first Adventure I played, though still have'nt completed it yet!!

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Post by thl » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:36 am

Most games that I played in the late 80s were all educational-based. Say for example Podd.

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Post by yakmag » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:37 am

The Lunar Lander ripoff (called Lander(original or what!!))that I wrote for it whilst on a YTS scheme. It was c*ap, with the worst collision detection in a game ever, FACT! As my tutor stated, the screen display looks lovely, but when things start to move....... (shudders). But it was mine and I loved it so....

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Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:39 am

It's not a game, but an artist friend of mine once created an automated forest installation, with robotic birds and fireflies. The entire thing was controlled by some BBC Micros. link
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Post by forestville » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:41 am

It's got to be Mr EE, awesome arcade game on the bbc, that i played on during school dinner times, I liked the chunky bright graphics and the sound is pretty good too.


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Post by yogster » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:43 am

Never played a BBC, Sorry. :oops:

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Post by RetroENZO » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:55 pm

Only ever played on the school BBC... but I remember they had one game which I can't remember the name of. (Sorry). All I remember it was a side-on platform game featuring a spaceman. I loved Imogen when I played it but does anyone know the name of the spaceman game?
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