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Post by pottyboy » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:06 pm

Some of my faves:

Skool Daze
Back 2 Skool
The Oracle's Cave
Tilt
Chase HQ
Power Drift
Stunt Car Racer
Jet Set Willy
Cobra
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Post by pocketmego » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:34 am

Sega2006 wrote:If your stuck for Games, I have loads Im happy to part with.
The knowledge of this group and your generosity is more than appreciated. Unfortunately, being an American, I have to go the emulation route with my interest in the Spectrum, in that using the actual equipment here is both difficult to come by and difficult to adapt to our power settings etc.

But, all these excellent suggestions and my own limited research has helped immensely. There are many a close minded gamer out there that simply don't realize that for some games the ONLY platform for them is the Spectrum.

Thanks again.

-Ray

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:59 am

I was going to recommend The Spectrum Book to you, but it appears to be unavailable until the 15th:
http://www.zxgoldenyears.com/
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Post by pocketmego » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:16 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:I was going to recommend The Spectrum Book to you, but it appears to be unavailable until the 15th:
http://www.zxgoldenyears.com/
Thanks for the link though. I'll grab a copy when he's back up and running again. I LOVE Video and Computer Game history books and the books we get here only touch on some of the great UK game programmers of the 80's and that stuff utterly fascinates me.

That's the best part about the emulation scene...being able to play all the great Commodore and Spectrum games not available in the US when I was a kid. :)

-Ray

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Post by pocketmego » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:15 am

I just wanted to thank everyone again who submitted suggestions. Having a chance to play some of these great games has been a real blast.

Much appreciated.

-Ray
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Post by JMK853 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:02 am

Or you could try mercenary... I lost about 3 months of my life to it
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Post by SpecChum81 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:56 pm

Some Spectrum games I love are

Jack The Nipper
All Points Bulletein
Punch & Judy
Finders Keepers
Knightmare
Mermaid Madness
R Type
New Zealan Story
Renagade
Minder
Go To Hell
Who Dares Wins
Nightbreed
Out Run
Chase HQ
Hampstead
Postman Pat 2
Trap Door
Trap Door 2

Just to name few...
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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:21 pm

heres mine:

Barbarian
OutRun
Chase HQ
Thunderblade (well, i thougt it was ok)
Rambo 3 (same as above)
Skool Daze (only discovered this through emulation. was about 2 when it was made!)
R-Type
Batman The Movie
Feud
Elite
bubble Bobbl
renegade
rampage
IK+
Super Sprint
Aliens


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Post by BennyTheGreek » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:25 pm

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Post by TMR » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:00 pm

Since i still enjoy them; Chronos and Transmuter by Mastertronic and Codemasters respectively; got both on the CPC but really need to get a Speccy for them at some point!

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Post by Spector » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:53 am

XENO!!!!

Brilliant pick-up-and-play action. Takes two minutes to learn, but you'll play it for weeks. It's also one of the best two player games ever.

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Post by GarryG » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:03 am

For adventure…
Avalon/Dragontorc
Heavy on the Magic
Fairlight

For shooters…
AD Astra
Glass

For Arcade...
Bomb Jack

Other...
Quazatron

Not the usual choices, but you might find you like them!

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Post by caffeinekid » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:12 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:

Great link, i'd completely forgotten about Mined Out. :D
I've just released an Android version of this fantastic game, with the permission of the original author Ian Andrew, and it's available on Google Play and Amazon App Marketplace.

Mined-Out! on Google Play - Mined-Out! on Amazon
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Post by joefish » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:30 pm

TMR wrote:Since i still enjoy them; Chronos and Transmuter by Mastertronic and Codemasters respectively; got both on the CPC but really need to get a Speccy for them at some point!
Chronos is excellent but Transmuter? Really? It's terrible!
Here, go with Chronos but have this one on me:

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0027057

Enjoy!

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Re: Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...

Post by koopa42 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:33 pm

Transmuter LOL sounds ace doesn't it

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