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Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:12 am
by pocketmego
I have a few Speccy games that I know are tops. But, I'm woefully ignorant of what the best games for the system are. So I was hoping some of you might help?

Thanks in advance.

-Ray

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:28 am
by Rev. Stuart Campbell

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:38 am
by nwosteve
Try...

Target Renegade
R-Type
Flying Shark
Head Over Heels
Anything by Ultimate (Sabre Wulf, Jetpac, Pssst etc)
Match Day 2
Hyper Sports
Any of the Dizzy games (and most of the Codemasters stuff)
Rainbow Islands (128k)
Robocop (128k)

To name a few. Any particular genre you are interested in?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:51 am
by pocketmego
First, thanks to both of you for the quick responses. One game of Attic Attack was enough to convince me I needed to try more cool Spectrum games. So, having some knowledgable gamers point me in the right direction is a plus.

As for genre, nah, I'll play any game as long as its fun and enjoyable.

-Ray

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:37 am
by Elgin_McQueen

Great link, i'd completely forgotten about Mined Out. :D

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:46 am
by paranoid marvin
Cyclone , imho a far superior game in concept and execution to TLL

Dictator - a simple , but highly enjoyable Dictator sim

Adventures of Adrian Mole - an entertaining , multiple choice graphic adventure

Yes Prime Minister - If you liked the tv series , you'll absolutely ADORE this game!

R Type - truly amazing , and shows what was capable on a 48k Speccy

The Great Escape and Where Time Stood Still - 2 amazing isometric adventures

Batman and Head over Heels - 2 more

Gunfright - my favourite-est Ultimate game - watch out for the Panto horses!

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:19 am
by SirClive
3D Deathchase
Batman
Bomb Jack
Commando

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:26 am
by Antiriad2097
Deactivators.

I'll leave that one to stand on its own as I don't want to detract from it.
It'll be easier if you read the inlay. Its very simple, but very hard.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:36 am
by Sputryk
Quazatron
Monty On The Run
Spindizzy
Starquake
Ping Pong
Stainless Steel
Auf Wiedersehn Monty
Shadowfire
Chuckie Egg
Manic Miner
Ranarama
Helter Skelter
Chip's Challenge
Vulcan [strategy]
Batman [the 3D isometric version]
Lord Of Midnight
Rebelstar Raiders [Firebird release]
Ghosts n Goblins


I know I have listed many, and I could probably name rather more, but I think this is enough to get started with! :D Enjoy!!

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:56 am
by nwosteve
paranoid marvin wrote:Yes Prime Minister - If you liked the tv series , you'll absolutely ADORE this game!
A fantastic game. The dialogue is very well written and is really fun to play despite looking like it would bore the hell out of you. It was just as fun to play badly and see your career go down the pan.

I don't think i have a copy, anyone got a spare one to sell or trade?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:29 am
by sirclive1
Worse things happen at sea
Antics
Match point
They stole a million
Footballer of the year
Hunchback 2
Black hawk
Cavern fighter
Everyones a wally
Avalon
Dun darach
Doomdarks revenge
Batty
T.L.L
Buggy blast
Viking raiders
The biz
Android 1 & 2
Grand national
Dynamite dan 1 & 2

so many great fun spectrum games were made , have fun !!

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:50 am
by paranoid marvin
Oh ,m and I agree with Stuart that I still to this day wonder how on earth it was possible to program R-Type for the Speccy - I mean , it's almost unblievable how smooth and sexy the graphics are in that game , expecially level 3

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:55 am
by nwosteve
paranoid marvin wrote:Oh ,m and I agree with Stuart that I still to this day wonder how on earth it was possible to program R-Type for the Speccy - I mean , it's almost unblievable how smooth and sexy the graphics are in that game , expecially level 3
Absolutely. An incredable feat of programming with virtually no slow down. It's a shame it won't all load on a 128k, that would've been sweet.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:05 am
by Sega2006
If your stuck for Games, I have loads Im happy to part with.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:10 am
by Cabal
Nightbreed. Better to play if on Disk or running from an emulator due to it being a multi-load.