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Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:12 am
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.
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:28 am
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:38 am
Head Over Heels
Anything by Ultimate (Sabre Wulf, Jetpac, Pssst etc)
Match Day 2
Any of the Dizzy games (and most of the Codemasters stuff)
Rainbow Islands (128k)
To name a few. Any particular genre you are interested in?
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:51 am
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.
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:37 am
Great link, i'd completely forgotten about Mined Out.
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:46 am
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
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:26 am
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
Monty On The Run
Auf Wiedersehn Monty
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!
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:56 am
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
Worse things happen at sea
They stole a million
Footballer of the year
Everyones a wally
Android 1 & 2
Dynamite dan 1 & 2
so many great fun spectrum games were made , have fun !!
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:50 am
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
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
If your stuck for Games, I have loads Im happy to part with.
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:10 am
Nightbreed. Better to play if on Disk or running from an emulator due to it being a multi-load.