Greatest BBC Micro Games

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Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:27 pm

Tell us the top ten games you used to love playing on the BBC Micro and why they were so good. we'll do the rest :)

Just to highlight guys. As always, if you've not given 10 entires, or 10 different entries your votes won't be included.
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Post by gman72 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:38 pm

1. Elite
2. Elite
3. Elite
4. Elite
5. Elite
6. Elite
7. Elite
8. Elite
9. Elite
10. Elite

I'm not even joking. :D

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Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:00 pm

Excellent, loved playing on the BBC at school when I should have been doing work. My next-door neighbour had one too so played on it quite a lot. I am not that sure on the exact order but these were my go-to games:

1. Citadel
2. Tower Bridge
3. Kix
4. Pole Position
5. Snapper
6. Pole Position
7. Star Wars
8. Commando
9. Tetris
10. Galaxian

I still remember hearing the speech on Citadel when it started and it was absolutely brilliant, we often used to boot it up just to hear that!

Kix was actually the first time I had encountered the game I now know as Qix, I thought it was utterly brilliant and it was always the first game I wanted to play when I went round my neighbours house, I was seriously addicted to it for a while!

I also remember very well the time we discovered Commando on the school computer network, at the same time they had the arcade machine in a shop right next to the school. We thought it was pretty cool that we could play the exact same game in both places, albeit in a more limited form!

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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by c0nfu53d » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:35 pm

Sadly I can only remember Granny's Garden. I have wanted to play Magic Mushrooms though. I love my manic miner clones!

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:06 pm

Krystal Connection, it was never released but I've loved playing it at various conventions and whatnot. Tricky as anything.

If that's not allowed, my favourite in school was one called Monsters, which I've since learnt is a Space Panic clone...
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Post by DPrinny » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:14 pm

Grannys garden
Chucky Egg
Bouy (shut up)
That art program
Abusing the GOto command so it says "censored" over and over

never really got the chance to play Elite on it

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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:05 pm

I'm an absolute sucker for 80's unlicensed arcade conversions on the BBC.

1 Monsters (Space Panic)
2 Arcadians (Galaxian)
3 Rocket Raid (Scramble)
4 Killer Gorilla (Donkey Kong)
5 Mixed Grill March (If homebrew games count that is - Muscle March)
6 Planetoid (Defender)
7 Hopper (Frogger)
8 Snapper (Pac Man)
9 Death Star (Sinistar)
10 Mr Ee (Mr Do)
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Post by The Beans » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:23 pm

1. Exile
2. Planetoid
3. Elite
4. Repton 2
5. Thrust
6. Deathstar
7. Citadel
8. Meteors
9. Snapper
10. Philosopher's Stone
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Post by resident paul » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:44 pm

From no order: Elite, Blagger, Pedro, Maze, Repton, Chuckie Egg, Arcadians, Revs, Thrust & Rocket Raid
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Post by PAC » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:01 pm

1. The Way Of The Exploding Fist (Those Kicks / That Music)

2. Yie-Ar Kung Fu

3. Bruce Lee (Down, Green Meanie)

4. Frak ! (Yo Yo Heaven !)

5. Repton (Every Beeb lover's Reptilian Hero)

6. Sabre Wulf (Ultimate / Ultimate / Ultimate on the Beeb !)

7. Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge (Fiendishly Addictive)

8. Thrust (Just like flying)

9. Snapper (Age 7, arcade perfect)

10. Dare Devil Dennis (Did it all start here.. either way.. last but by No Means least !)

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Post by Belgarath » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:33 pm

1. Granny's Garden
2. Granny's Garden
3. Granny's Garden
4. Granny's Garden
5. Granny's Garden
6. Flowers of Crystal
7. Flowers of Crystal
8. Flowers of Crystal
9. Flowers of Crystal
10. Flowers of Crystal

Didn't have much experience playing on a BBC Micro, did have a friend with an Electron but he got that rather late..Think the rest of us had moved up to 16bit by that time!
But I, like a lot of other UK schoolchildren got to use these at school and like possibly every other school in the country at that time we had Granny's Garden. Just the novel experience of playing a computer game at school was great and also because you only had a limited amount of time before it was the next kid's go, you got a real urge to beat the game which was not easy...Then they got Flowers of Crystal which was similar to Granny's Garden but even harder! (Eventually finished Granny's Garden after some trial and error some 25 years later..Never did complete Flowers of Crystal though...

edit: And going slightly off topic..did you know that there are Amiga versions of both games?
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:45 pm

the_hawk wrote: Mixed Grill March (If homebrew games count that is - Muscle March)
Ha, I remember playing that in the Lass :D
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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:14 pm

c0nfu53d wrote:Sadly I can only remember Granny's Garden.

Me too, although I only remember playing it all the time, not anything about it. So I guess that counts as a vote?
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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by Dogmeat » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:25 pm

1 - Citadel
2 - Stryker's Run
3 - Elite
4 - Repton
5 - Castle Quest
6 - Chuckie Egg
7 - Thrust
8 - Sim
9 - Boffin
10 - Devil's Domain

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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:40 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
the_hawk wrote: Mixed Grill March (If homebrew games count that is - Muscle March)
Ha, I remember playing that in the Lass :D
It was made for an event that I helped run :D

The name makes a lot more sense too if you have ever frequented a Retrovision/ROM event

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