VIC 20 - Best Games

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by retromania » Thu May 13, 2010 2:48 pm

Jetpac - best version
jelly monsters- best PAC man clone
perils of willy-best use of a memory expandsion pack
catcha snatcha
wacky waiters

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by Juggernaut Headcrush » Sat May 15, 2010 2:05 pm

Omega Race, Rockman, Crazy Cavey, 3D Maze, Bullet and New York Blitz were/are my faves.

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by Denny Haynes » Thu May 20, 2010 5:22 pm

Matrix..... PERIOD!!
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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by » Thu May 20, 2010 5:27 pm

Perils Of Willy

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by a60vw » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:10 pm

RIP, Rockman, Omega race, Plague. Best of ALL is LazerZone.

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by GarryG » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:58 am

To be honest my favorates probably arn't technicaly the best games on the system:

Gorf, Omega Race (play it with paddles), Radar Rat Race, Arcadia (although it's a bit solid), and The Perls of Willy, oh and not forgetting Mole Attack :mrgreen:

My 'best games on the VIC' list wouldn't be the same as my 'favorates' list.
I would say: Jet Pack, Perils of Willy, Matrix, LazerZone, jelly monsters, Chariot Race, and Villan are technicaly amongst the best.

I think Star Battle was the most fun Space Invaders type game, although Alien Blits was probably the best/closest/most accomplished version for the VIC.

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by Whazeboo » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:50 am

Funny, I do not know the majority of the titles mentioned here. I was a kid when I played Vic20 games and still remember the more graphical advanced titles:
Fast Eddie: Always have a soft spot for this ancient platform title.
Video Mania:This game stands out because it has a titletune.
Rat Hotel: Anyone knows this game? You play a rat who must escape a rat catcher by escaping from a hotel using elevators. Incredibly detailed graphics for a Vic game.

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by simes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:31 am

Ones that immediately spring to mind for me would be:

Jet Pac (the best version IMHO)
Perils Of Willy
Anything by Jeff Minter(!)
All of the Scott Adams adventures
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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by SpecChum81 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:20 am

Still got my Vic 20!! :D

My favoure games were New York Blitz, Omega Race, Hunchback, The Count, Buck Rogers:Planet Of Zoom and it was also the first system I played Asteroids on! 8)
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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by fredghostmaster » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:17 pm

Plenty of games in this thread that can form part of a new Vic 20 article :D

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by PanzerGeneral » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:02 pm


VIC20 to the left, ti99/4a to the right.
top to bottom-Demon Attack, Donkey Kong and Q*Bert.
A fair comparison as both machines hit the market in the same year.

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by markopoloman » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:52 pm

Are they really comparable? The Ti-99/4a was more powerful even though it was about the same age.

Would love to see more VIC20 and a big article on the Ti-99/4a

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by darthsteve333 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:21 pm

Did anyone ever play Subspace Striker?

I remember playing this on my cousin's VIC-20 many, many years ago and really enjoying it. So much so in fact, that I bought a VIC-20 a few months back at a car boot sale, purely for the purposes of finding the game at some point and playing it again. (Actually, I'd have bought the VIC-20 anyway as I like 'saving' old systems whenever I see them, but playing Subspace Striker again certainly held a lot of appeal)!

However, when I got the machine home and did a bit of research, I found that I think you need a memory expansion in order to play that and a number of other games.

If I remember correctly, Subspace Striker was a sort of spacey equivalent of sub hunt, with some huge and colourful graphics of the ships you were trying to destroy. I remember being impressed with it anyway.

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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by fredghostmaster » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:08 am

Just had a go of Subspace Striker via Gamebase. I'd never played it before, I found it a bit confusing. Nice graphics though :D

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