VIC 20 - Best Games

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VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by fredghostmaster » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:20 pm

My favourites were Blitz, Chariot Race, Radar Rat Race & Voodoo Castle. What were yours?

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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:29 pm

Psyco shopper was a fav as was pirates cove (text adventure).
I am hunting out a text adventure called Magic Mirror that I used to own but no luck so far.

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Post by Mort » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:35 pm

I loved Arcadia and Omega Race (one of the best carts) :D
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Post by OriginalJax » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:45 pm

Gorf! (Had it on cartridge - dunno if it was ever on tape or not...)
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Post by RetroRik » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:17 pm

Mort wrote:I loved Arcadia and Omega Race (one of the best carts) :D
Mort.

Got to go with you on this one. Arcadia great and Omega race has a special place in my heart. :)

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Post by fredghostmaster » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:44 pm

Bewitched & Johnnie Jumpjet were fun games. As were Wacky Waiters & Catcha Snatcha.

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Post by Mayhem » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:03 pm

Gridrunner and Jelly Monsters from what hasn't been said so far.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:15 pm

Didn't Jeff Minter write a few games exclusively for the VIC 20?
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Post by revgiblet » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:31 pm

The Wizard and the Princess
Rat Race (cart)
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The Count (text adventure - cart)
Shadowfax (the VIC-20 version on one side, the C64 version on the other. The VIC-20 version was better!)
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Post by OriginalJax » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:56 pm

Oh - and on any platform (in some guise), LODERUNNER!!!
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Post by yakmag » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:19 am

Jeff did do Hellgate as well, cracking shooter...

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Post by fgasking » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:32 am

Here's a few i'd recommend:

3D Silicon Fish (Thor)
Myraid (Rabbit)
Skramble (Terminal)
Omega Race (Commodore)
Moons Of Jupiter (Romik)
Jetpac (Ultimate)
R.I.P (Mastertronic)

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Post by Dasse » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:18 pm

Gridrunner and.. The Perils of Willy! ;)
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Post by pottyboy » Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:51 pm

My faves have got to be Psycho Shopper (best VIC-20 game ever?), Blitz and Traxx (The music still rings in my ears after all these years!).

As for cartridge games, Gorf is a brilliant game although special mention should go to Star Battle - the best Galaxian clone I've ever played!

Spike's Peak is also a very good cartridge game, but the C64 version is miles better (I'm playing it at this very moment).
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Post by retro mania » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:15 am

Night crawler was a good game on the vic that was one of the first games I ever played.

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