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Post by stigodump » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:43 pm

koopa42 wrote:I liked Typhoon on the spectrum
I think you meant Railroad Tycoon.

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Post by Mike Chicago » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:19 pm

My favorite is the original Zero Gunner in the arcades -- pure, electric Psikyo blast-beat bliss. The Dreamcast follow-up is pretty good, too, but it doesn't have the perfected vertical flow of the Strikers and Gunbirds as much as Zero Gunner.

There's an Amiga chopper game that I used to play between sweaty bouts of ProWrite 3.3. It was a minimalist deal that I could load into a small window on my Workbench. The game was a side-scrolling shooter, but it had as much in common in gameplay with the plodding "don't touch the edges" games like Irritating Stick and Marble Madness as it did with Gradius. It was most definitely public domain, but I can't put my finger on the name.

I also loved Fort Apocalypse on the C64 until my floppy corrupted. This happened shortly after acquiring the game, and I do believe I shed some tears on that day. Chopper Patrol kept my hands busy after that, but it wasn't the same.

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Post by koopa42 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:47 pm

stigodump wrote:
koopa42 wrote:I liked Typhoon on the spectrum
I think you meant Railroad Tycoon.
stigofool and paranoid marfool :roll: please see typhoon on world of spectrum - its under T shockingly enough

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Post by stigodump » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:09 pm

koopa42 wrote: stigofool and paranoid marfool :roll: please see typhoon on world of spectrum - its under T shockingly enough

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Post by koopa42 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:14 pm

Stigo - when I next see you on Brecourt I'm gonna make it my personal mission to headshot you all game LOL - you better get practising foo' :lol:

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Post by stigodump » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:28 pm

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:03 pm

Sorry my mistake-I do remember Typhoon , but for the bit where you fly an Afterburner type plane into the screen.I didn't know you then played levels as a helicopter

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Post by koopa42 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:29 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Sorry my mistake-I do remember Typhoon , but for the bit where you fly an Afterburner type plane into the screen.I didn't know you then played levels as a helicopter

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Post by Mort » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:54 pm

I always like Gunship on the C64 and Tomahawk for the Speccy, great sims! :D
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Post by Get_in_Gear » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:56 pm

TMR wrote:Sorry, just had a thought; has anyone done a Finbar Saunders-esque "fnarr, fnarr" over the thread title yet...? =-)
(Damn, there goes my planned contribution to this thread.)

Erm...


Airwolf?
Blue Thunder?
Choplifter?
H.E.R.O? (well, sort of)
Mr Heli?

Aha, that's my choice - Mr Heli. Lots of fun on the Speccy.
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Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:10 pm

the best chopper game is golden axe...

i think i read it wrong....

sorry...

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Post by Delboy » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:58 pm

Wow nobody mentioned Krakatoa on the speccy!

This has to be the best surely?!

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Post by golgo13 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:30 am

Nobody has remembered Thunderhawk on the Amiga/ST/PC. I loved this game and the control method of the helo. It was all controlled using the mouse.

Ah but then there was Tomahawk for the specky. I had this for my birthday and it was the first new game I played on my new colour telly. Using the lens lock was fun though.
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Post by revgiblet » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:50 am

golgo13 wrote:Nobody has remembered Thunderhawk on the Amiga/ST/PC. I loved this game and the control method of the helo. It was all controlled using the mouse.
Absolutely. Great game.
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Post by Mootown » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:40 am

There was a game on the C64 called Gunrunner that nobody but me ever had. It was great. Like choplifter.

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