Codemasters "Simulator" games on the 8 bits

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Codemasters "Simulator" games on the 8 bits

Post by Ferret Oxide » Sun May 28, 2017 8:44 pm

I'm just curious what people think of Codemasters' range of simulator games. Feom fruit machines, to bmx and Atv, there were plenty of games, but did they trnd to be any good? Are there any you would recommend?

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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun May 28, 2017 9:08 pm

I was playing ATV Simulator on Caprice the other day. Still a great game.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Sun May 28, 2017 9:13 pm

I loved BMX Simulator on the C64, also Grand Prix Simulator (with its awesome block cars!!) - the rest were sh*te
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun May 28, 2017 10:40 pm

A few were 'tributes' to certain popular arcade games (eg Grand Prix Simulator = Super Sprint) , some were similar to other publisher's games (eg ATV Simulator = Kik Start), and a few were original productions. The simple fact is that they were cheap, they were professionally made and usually had decent music and graphics. There were no superstars (although ATV was pretty neat) also no complaints for the £1.99 you paid.
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Post by silvergunner » Mon May 29, 2017 4:06 pm

I liked quite a few of them. Great value for £1.99 or if you picked up a Quattro pack of 4 on one tape.

ATV and power boat simulator probably got my most play time.

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Post by merman » Mon May 29, 2017 4:17 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 9:13 pm
I loved BMX Simulator on the C64, also Grand Prix Simulator (with its awesome block cars!!) - the rest were sh*te
Screeching Shoebox Simulator. Best bit about that was the sampled speech.
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Post by JamesC » Mon May 29, 2017 5:16 pm

Ninja Scooter Simulator = Awesome

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Post by stvd » Mon May 29, 2017 5:18 pm

Snooker Simulator (apart from some, specific breaks resetting the Spectrum) was brilliant.
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Post by Ferret Oxide » Mon May 29, 2017 7:59 pm

JamesC wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Ninja Scooter Simulator = Awesome
Totally true, but wasn't that a Firebird game, or whatever the brand was called?

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Post by Treguard » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:38 pm

I enjoyed Arcade Flight Simulator (which was in no way a flight simulator and played more like a game like River Raid, and had a fun version of 'Those Magnificent Men' as it's theme music) and SAS Combat Simulator (which was an Ikari Warriors clone glued to a bad combat school clone. The Ikari Warriors bits were fun) They were on the Quattro Combat compilation, along with Ninja Massacre (a Gauntlet clone) and Death Stalker.

Can we also talk about Codemasters 'Super' games? I loved Super Robin Hood despite it being incredibly hard and Super Stuntman, despite it having paths that kill you with no prior warning.

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Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:19 pm

I loved them, they were an instant purchase for me when I saw them on the little budget games rack in my local newsagent.

My favourites have to be:

Fruit Machine Sim.
Advanced Pinball Sim.
BMX Sim.
Grand Prix Sim.
ATV Sim.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:18 pm

BMX Simulator
Fruit Machine Simulator

These are the two I remember playing the most.
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Re: Codemasters "Simulator" games on the 8 bits

Post by mr jenzie » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:41 pm

BMX / ATV / snooker / grand prix ..... except professional ski simulator, i was rubbish at that
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