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Best Spectrum games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:18 am

Seeing we're doing a spectrum special next issue, we thought we should do a top 25.

Feel free to tell us your top 5 spectrum games.
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Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:20 am

3D Death Chase - The best use of 16k ever. It is criminal that it was never in the arcades

Bomb Jack - Best home version ever. As much fun as the arcade version

Commando - To coin a phrase 'War, never been so much fun'

Matchday II - Using its diamond reflex system, MD2 was leagues ahead of the competition

180 Darts - A game that remained unbeaten until last years Sega Touch Darts. I still play this a lot on my DS Spectrum emulator
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Post by nesmaster » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:22 am

Yes!! I've been waiting for you to do a feature on the speccy cos it will help me decide whether to buy it or not.

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Post by LeeT » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:31 am

Dynamite Dan
Sabre Wulf
Bomb Jack
Head Over Heels
Daley Thomson's Decathalon

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Post by Mighty_Zol » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:42 am

Only got a Spectrum in '86 so with a slight bias to later games:

Head Over Heels
Target Renegade
Elite
Lords of Chaos
Where Time Stood Still

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Re: Best Spectrum games

Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:51 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Seeing we're doing a spectrum special next issue, we thought we should do a top 25.

Feel free to tell us your top 5 spectrum games.
If its not a secret, how will it differ from the retro inspection in issue 19?

My top 5 (which is limited as I have only tried a few ZX game just to see what I might be missing out on)

Bombjack
The Great Escape
Turbo Espirit
Chase HQ
Bubble Bobble
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

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Post by C=Style » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:16 am

1) The Great Escape
2) Xenon
3) Renegade
4) Spy Hunter
5) Exolon

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Post by TheDude18 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:31 am

1. Renagade
2. Chase HQ
3. Target Renagade
4. Booty
5. Batty
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Post by felgekarp » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:39 am

Target Renegade - Massive improvement on renegade.
Robocop - Top notch arcade conversion.
R-Type - Top notch arcade conversion.
Operation Wolf - Top notch arcade conversion.
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer - Forget your Match Days, this was the Spectrum football game.
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Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:41 am

felgekarp wrote:Emlyn Hughes International Soccer - Forget your Match Days, this was the Spectrum football game.
Weirdo.
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Post by felgekarp » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:44 am

SirClive wrote:
felgekarp wrote:Emlyn Hughes International Soccer - Forget your Match Days, this was the Spectrum football game.
Weirdo.
That's the nicest thing anybody ever said about me, from the bottom of my heart I thank you.
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Post by Dudley » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:56 am

Chequered Flag
Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth.
Head Over heels
The Great Escape
Advanced Lawnmower Simulator
Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show
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Post by Sputryk » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:56 am

Quazatron - if this doesn't make the Top 25 then it's a p1ssp00r Top25! :D
BombJack
Monty On The Run - Monty can surely not be left out??? See also above comment! :D
Commando
Vulcan - read the Crash review if you are not convinced!

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Post by Confessor » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:09 am

The Hobbit.
Highway Encounter.
Atic Atac.
Scuba Dive.
3d Starstrike

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Re: Best Spectrum games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:10 am

Bub&Bob wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Seeing we're doing a spectrum special next issue, we thought we should do a top 25.

Feel free to tell us your top 5 spectrum games.
If its not a secret, how will it differ from the retro inspection in issue 19?

Were not covering the Spectrum 48K
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