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Re: Classic compilations

Post by Morkin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:40 pm

Does anyone know which Spectrum compilation came in a largish white, plastic cassette holder? I think it had two cassettes, but the name of it escapes me. :oops:

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:56 pm

We Are The Champions was a cracking compilation. Worth it for Renegade, IK+ and Barbarian alone. I also had a couple of the Five Star Beau Jolly ones, which I think we're blue and red. It gave me my first taste of Aliens, Quazetron, Highway Encounter and Tau Ceti. Special mention was to Konami Arcade Hits (which had Green Beret, Mikie, Ping Pong, Yie Ar Kung Fu and Hyper Sports) and Screen Heroes, which gave us the god awful Knight Rider and Highlander.
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Re: Classic compilations

Post by The Laird » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Ocean put out some amazing ones.

The In Crowd, Magnificent 7, Taito Arcade Classics and Night Moves were all brilliant.

Beau Jolly's compilations were outstanding value too, had a few of them.

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by fahrenheit1987 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:57 pm

My favourite compilations came out under the c90 tape brand and were produced by Lee Chestnut at my school.

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:35 pm

Morkin wrote:Does anyone know which Spectrum compilation came in a largish white, plastic cassette holder? I think it had two cassettes, but the name of it escapes me. :oops:

Pretty certain that was 10 Computer Hits 1


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Re: Classic compilations

Post by AmigaJay » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:42 pm

We are the champions - Spec
Magnificent 7 - Spec
Screen Heroes - Spec
The Delphine Collection - Amiga
Beau Jolly Collection - Amiga
The Big 6 - CD32
Acid Attack - CD32
Help! - Ps1

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:45 pm

The Ultimate Collection was pretty good (although it wasn't the complete collection)

At the time Konami Coin Op Hits was easily the best. Most compilations hd some duffers, but with Green Beret , Mikie, Yie Ar Kung Fu , Ping Pong and Hyper Sports, every title was a stone-cold classic.

As for the worst, well Cassette (with free calculator watch!) was easily the worst. silverbird's 'Don't Buy This' was (Ithink) the first budget compilation to feature previously unrealeased (unreleasable?!) games.
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Re: Classic compilations

Post by Dam » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Anything on speccy disk, so you don't have to wait 10 mins for it to not load properly!

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by Black Ridge » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:27 pm

Taito Legends 1 & 2 have to be my favourites. Such great value for fantastic bundles of games. Just a shame the other Taito compilations never reached the UK.

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by Megamixer » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:41 pm

Sonic Jam for the Saturn. Really enjoyed the convenience of all 4 MD games (including lock-on capability) on one disc plus the conversions were perfect.
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Re: Classic compilations

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:43 pm

Oh, can't forget Activision Hits Remixed for the PSP. Some great games with a very well presented front end and some great 80s music. How all retro collections should be.
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Re: Classic compilations

Post by davyK » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:16 pm

I remember getting a best of US Gold compilation for my CPC464 - Gauntlet, Leaderboard, Infiltrator & Winter Games + another game I can't remember....

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:26 pm

EA replay on psp is a good one,mainly because it has 3 road rash games and 2 strike games.
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Re: Classic compilations

Post by adippm82 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:48 pm

To go with my earlier nods, I have to mention Durell's Big 4 collections on Spectrum, the first one having Saboteur, Critical Mass, Turbo Esprit and Combat Lynx, all excellent games, the second one let down by Deep Strike and Sigma 7, but brilliant if you did not already own Thanatos and Saboteur II.

Also the 4 Crash Smashes set that had Spy Hunter, Alien 8, Night Gunner and Dun Darach, excellent stuff, and the second one with Sweevo's World, Monty On The Run, Starquake and Bounder was not half bad either.

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Re: Classic compilations

Post by Morkin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:23 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
Morkin wrote:Does anyone know which Spectrum compilation came in a largish white, plastic cassette holder? I think it had two cassettes, but the name of it escapes me. :oops:

Pretty certain that was 10 Computer Hits 1


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That's the one. Thanks for that. :D

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