nickyboom wrote:Superfrog.. One of my favourite platform games of all time! Overlooked and under-appreciated by many, this kept me entertained for a good while.
A lovely looking platformer, and a real favourite of Shane's from Retro Gaming Radio.
I think for me the only niggle I have with it is that up is jump. It's just wrong! I played this a lot over the years, and still fire it up once or twice a year even now. I was never keen on the fruit machine bit though. It just seemed to stop the action.
Worms. Me and my friends still enjoy a blast of the original version of worms (was never a fan of the sequels). Sadly, my A600 didn't do it justice, and it was only when i upgraded to my CD32 that i enjoyed the worms experience totally. Sadly, Worms was just about the only game worth buying the CD32 for!
I lost count of the number of hours I must have spent designing levels for this in Deluxe Paint.
Just about the only game worth buying a CD32 for?! Are you mad?
What about Simon The Sorcerer, Beneath a Steel Sky, Flink, Roadkill. I could go on.
Wec Le Mans - This was one of the first games i managed to get my hands on, ever! I got this for my Spectrum 128k in about 1989 i think. Was played solidly for a good period of time, sadly my tape no longer works, and my speccy is gathering dust in the attic, but still have a go using various emulators from time to time. I think this one is down to the fact that the game was one of my first, rather than the quality of it.
My mates and I always thought that the car when going along a straught looked like a flying saucer.
Rick Dangerous - Rather like the above.. Just fondly remember for it's sheer simplicity, and sometimes downright annoying levels!
This was one of the few Spectrum +3 disks I owned, and as such played this loads. The graphics looked really nice on the Speccy, but my word, it was a swine to play. I think Amiga Power rightly referred to you playing it like a laboratory rat - you'd play the game, remember what killed you, start again, get past that bit that previously killed you, go on a bit more, get killed and so on.
Enjoyable for the time, but I think this sort of game wouldn't go down too well these days - just too many hidden deaths.