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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by Seadog74 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:43 pm

thevulture wrote:Looks like i`m late to the party here, Loads of you good folk nominated things that sprang to mind.But, cue shock horror :wink: No mention of:

Joe Blade.

Draconus.

Spellbound.

Warhawk

Slimey`s Mine

Ball Blasta

Master of Magic

park patrol

Ricochet

Panther

STEEL

Spore

(ST/Amiga) Sidewinder.

Flash Gordon


Zamzara.

None of minters C16/Vic 20/ C64 work? or shareware stuff? ST llamatron.(Budget in a sense)
Warhawk and Sidewinder were great games but never liked joe blade.

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by thevulture » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:08 pm

1st Joe Blade? superb. 2nd? i sailed through on 1st go. Not yet tried no.3

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:25 am

'Best' is rather subjective, so I'll just say my favourite was Kikstart II, which I was playing until my C128 was packed away for the last time. Sout's P.O.D. was also excellent value.
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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by TMR » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:34 am

CraigGrannell wrote:'Best' is rather subjective, so I'll just say my favourite was Kikstart II, which I was playing until my C128 was packed away for the last time. Sout's P.O.D. was also excellent value.
Oh thanks a fecking lot Craig, now the P.O.D. music is stuck in my head!

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:40 am

Bionic Granny?

Actually, the best ever budget title (and its not a game) was Micro Rythem C64 - Must has really p*ssed off those developers who would churn out music software for £50+.
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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by joefish » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:40 am

Chronos (original 48K version) on the Spectrum - a sublime shooter where you can get 'into the zone' and keep going on for ages.
Kikstart II on the Spectrum - a cheap conversion, but the course editor (and watching the computer trying to cope with your course) made it brilliant.

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by Seadog74 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:13 pm

joefish wrote:Chronos (original 48K version) on the Spectrum - a sublime shooter where you can get 'into the zone' and keep going on for ages.
Yeah I played it on the cpc, neat little game.

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:02 pm

There was probably more hours for your buck in Journeys End for the Speccy , than in practically any other budget game
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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by MC1 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:46 pm

I always really loved Mega-Bucks on the speccy.

Great arcade avdenture for a princely sum of £1.99.
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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by Seadog74 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:40 am

Guardian 2-Revenege of the Mutants was a great and bloody hard Defender clone for a couple of quid on the cpc.

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by FatTrucker » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:50 pm

There were some fabulous budget titles released on the Mastertronic labels for the 8 bit comps. I think my best budget buy (or at least the one I got the most play out of was Skystrike+ on the Atari ST). It was the only boxed copy I ever saw for sale, in a (sadly long since closed down) Indy computer shop, at £4.99 RRP.
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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by dr_bob » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:19 am

thevulture wrote:Looks like i`m late to the party here, Loads of you good folk nominated things that sprang to mind.But, cue shock horror :wink: No mention of:

>snip<

Draconus.

>snip<
Draconus was great but it was a full price game originally .(one of Zepplins first I think)

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by TMR » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:39 am

dr_bob wrote:Draconus was great but it was a full price game originally .(one of Zepplins first I think)
i've only ever seen budget releases from Zeppelin, are you sure about this...?

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by JazzFunk » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:03 pm

'Cos I got my C64 quite late, Dec. '87, I use to LOVE the (Mastertronic) Ricochet releases that came out over the following year, I got proper hooked on Skate Rock by Bubble Bus, and Impossible Mission became my God, IK+ my Jesus, despite me being completely and utterly un-Christian in my beliefs ("Shag God up the bot with a spiked carrot!!!")

As for Amiga, another vote goes to Dogs Of War, I remember paying £2.99 for that from this seedy little computer shop in Wakefield that sold Amiga PD demos for £1.25 per disc. It came in this weird, small, awkward plastic packaging.

That and Rock Star Ate My Hamster, £4.99 on Amiga in 1990, it came in this thinner-than-normal double cassette-type box, iirc?? I used to love that game, despite me knowing it was basically a more colourful conversion of the Spectrum version.

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Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:06 am

TMR wrote:
dr_bob wrote:Draconus was great but it was a full price game originally .(one of Zepplins first I think)
i've only ever seen budget releases from Zeppelin, are you sure about this...?

Yeah , I too seem to remember full price Zepp games. Didnt they come in small cardboard boxes?
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