Greatest BBC Micro Games

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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by killbot » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:49 pm

Killer Gorilla, Boffin, Granny's Garden, Repton.
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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by felgekarp » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:07 pm

Boffin
Imogen
Sim
Castle Quest
Citadel
Repton
Frak!
Blagger
Exile
Chuckie Egg
Splink!

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Post by adippm82 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:38 pm

Did not have much experience of one back in the day, but in the last few years have played on one a lot

1. Planetoid - Just such an excellent version of Defender, sublime controls and just so smooth.
2. Plan B - Brilliant little arcade adventure, starring the cutest little robot ever seen in a video game.
3. Codename Droid - Sequel to Stryker's Run, and is another top arcade adventure for the machine
4. Citadel - Wonderful to look at, and a fiendish game attached to it, and that speech, wow.
5. Elite - what can be said, the epitome of an all time classic game.
6. Exile - Just how this was crammed into 32 K is beyond me, huge, absorbing, gravity...fun.
7. Nightshade - Yes, the Ultimate classic may have been monochrome on the beeb, but it is the fastest, smoothest version.
8. Repton - Used to play this at school, although not much, as so did everyone else!
9. Super Invaders - Geoff Crammond's brilliant take on Space Invaders, loud, fast, the only version I play.
10.Chuckie Egg - The best version of the game for me.

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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by Treguard » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:36 am

Does 80's school stalwarts 'Pob' and 'The coming of the Dread Dragon Droom' count?

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1: Elite

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Crystal Castles
Twin Kingdom Valley
Strykers Run
Revs
Pod
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Post by necronom » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:45 pm

I've only played a few (mainly on the Electron), so I'll have to go for:

1) Elite.
2) Chuckie Egg.
3) Some educational school game where we had to load cargo on a ship, but after extensive searching I still don't know what it's called.

I can't remember any others I played. We mainly used the PETs at school, and we mainly played Elite on a friends Electron.
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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by Sel Feena » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:13 am

Elite
Chuckie Egg
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Post by psj3809 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:47 am

The ones i used to play a lot at my mates house were....

1 Elite
2 Sim
3 Frak
4 Mr EE
5 Repton
6 Chuckie Egg
7 Sabre Wulf
8 Thrust
9 Citadel
10 Planetoid

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Post by joefish » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:26 am

Hard to remember ten. These were whatever we could pirate on disk to play on the school Beebs.

1. Wizadore (taken me years to track this one down!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frec-Bh6XfE )
2. Repton 3 (especially the graphics editor! I had Bubble Bobble dragons in my games!)
3. Meteors (my favourite of all the Acornsoft arcade clones)
4. Killer Gorilla
5. Frak! (ludicrously pixel-precise and infuriating game)
6. The Sentinel
7. Castle Quest
8. Chuckie Egg
9. Elite
10. Rocket Raid

Shame I can't remember the name of some of the BASIC educational software games that were on the system. Though many of them were so simple they may have been type-ins. I myself wrote some crude grid-navigating treasure-hunt game for the maths department of our school, as the tape with the VIC-20 BASIC version they used in lessons was getting worn out! Got paid a whole mars bar for my efforts!

And here's a fabulous record of how uninspirational software packaging was at the time - look at how even the exciting action of arcade clones like Killer Gorilla are represented!
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/cgi/ ... BC%20Micro
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Post by pratty » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:05 pm

1. Imogen
2. Citadel
3. Repton/Repton 2/Repton 3 (It's been so long I couldn't say which was the best)
4. Elixir
5. Labyrinth
6. Strykers Run
7. Arcadians
8. Deathstar
9. Hunchback
10. Thrust
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Re: Greatest BBC Micro Games

Post by ianpmarks » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:31 pm

1) Elite
2) Revs
3) Frak
4) Aviator
5) Thrust

Loved all those games... Can't really think of any others that really impressed me.
Also Elite on the BBC is better than every other game on every other 8 bit computer and everything that followed... and I'm a Spectrum fanboy. Elite was just something special. Best game ever written in my opinion.

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Post by the_hawk » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:38 am

joefish wrote:
And here's a fabulous record of how uninspirational software packaging was at the time - look at how even the exciting action of arcade clones like Killer Gorilla are represented!
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/cgi/ ... BC%20Micro
:lol: That's brilliant, the artwork on all those Program Power arcade clones is tremendous!!

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