Your go-to 8-bit game

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by atariman72 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:16 pm

Probably Galaga on the NES.

But if its a computer then Deathchase on the Spectrum.

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:50 pm

Atic Atac - nice to be able to finish a game in under 20 mins!
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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by nokgod » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:57 pm

There can be only one........

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by kiwimike » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:27 am

Arcade cabinet, I generally head to Gyruss or Time Pilot for some blasting meditation :)

I do miss the classic Lode Runner, I should look for an emulator for that

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by Shinobi » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:40 am

Quite a few Sorcery on the Amstrad load it up and finish it.. Gameboy Donkey Kong 94 and Operation C/Contra the best Contra game, Plus 4 Gman and Powerball(have a soft spot for most plus 4 games, 2600 Hero and WonderMomo
PC Engine most of the PC Engine library plays brilliantly and is technically 8 bit..

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by davyK » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:52 pm

Dropzone on the NES

Thrust, JSW, Chuckie egg on 8 bit micro. Played those on the 464. Chuckie Egg on the BBC was better of course.

2600 - Megamania, Super Breakout, Kaboom, Warlords.

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by rocky1980 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:41 am

For consoles its Mario 3. For the 8 bit Micros its Dizzy
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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:23 am

ZX Speccy Chaos (I have it on my phone)
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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by Bluce_Ree » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:21 pm

If I'm firing up a new Speccy emulator I generally throw Bruce Lee at it.

Rebelstar 2 if I want something more substantial.
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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by ncf1 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:12 pm

Mine would be Bubble Bobble or Wonderboy on C64.

Interesting to see in the latest RG edition that the new Wonderboy was rated 62%.. I reckon its rubbish compared to the '64 version, and Zzap gave that version 52%! Amazing.

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by dave3622 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:21 am

I rarely play 8-bit games these days but the ones that I still enjoy are 'Boulderdash' and 'Frankie goes to Hollywood' on the C64, and 'Jet Pac' on the Spectrum.

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by Katzkatz » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:52 am

Bubble Bobble is a great shout. Do you know what? Despite owning a C64 at one time - I have never played that version. I have however, played the Spectrum 128(on floppy) version and that was the business!

I'd give another shout out to Paradroid on the C64. Just something about is so pick and play, in its nature.

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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:59 am

dave3622 wrote:I rarely play 8-bit games these days but the ones that I still enjoy are 'Boulderdash' and 'Frankie goes to Hollywood' on the C64, and 'Jet Pac' on the Spectrum.
I could never get my head around FGTH at the time. Maybe i'll give it another whirl. That and Back to the future - had no idea what was going on!
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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by shiftytigger » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:48 am

I'm the same with lots of 8 bit games to be honest. Too young to bother reading a manual usually . I remember many games I never went back to from then that I would probably enjoy now.

Tir Na Nog , Great Escape , Dustin to name but three that I had no idea. Think I will have a go later.
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Re: Your go-to 8-bit game

Post by outdated_gamer » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:35 am

Contra, Mario 3, Mega Man, Balloon Fight, Antarctic Adventure and Adventure Island on NES are my go-to 8-bit games.

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