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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:08 pm

Mind you,to vote for it means you must have bought it
And no-one's going to admit to that!
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Post by SirClive » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:10 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Mind you,to vote for it means you must have bought it
And no-one's going to admit to that!
I had a copy. If ever a game justified piracy it was RotR!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:14 pm

You would have been conned even if you'd paid for a pirated version
Came on about 8 disks didnt it?
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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:42 pm

I've got a copy of rise of the robots but i don't think i've ever played it.

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Post by Sputryk » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:22 am

No: 18 Quazatron - Spectrum

So difficult to chose just one game but this has to be it for me. Pushed the Spectrum to its limit. Fabulous piece of music on the menu screen. Sure, the scrolling is sluggish but this is more than compensated for by the wonderful gameplay. Sheer class.

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Post by donsyob » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:36 am

Hey new member, love the mag! I saw you guys were voting so I thought I'd add a racing sim to a list that is lacking.

17 - Richard Burns Rally

I think it will go down as the classic rally simulator, amazing physics engine that simulates every element of an engine down to the individual cylinders, and a thriving mod community that is updating (and retrodating) the game with new cars and additions every day. Now if we could just get the 30 minute tracks of Mobil 1 Rally Championship in there it would be perfection...
(Honorable Mention) Grand Prix Legends - I still can't play it that well cause the controls are so finnicky, but that just confirms that you can't drive a 1960s formula 1 car with an Xbox controlpad, and that the drivers of that era were incredible. And an incredible sim.

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Post by Mr. Pointless » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:52 pm

Uh, aren't those a bit too recent to be deemed Retro? They were released on current-gen consoles/PC.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:09 pm

If this is the same two-year-old Richard Burns Rally for Xbox, then, yes, it's too new for this kind of list. Something for DC would be all right, probably, but not something for Xbox. donsyob—wanna pick something a bit more retro instead?
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Post by donsyob » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:48 pm

OK well, Richard Burns is about as old as Vice City, but it is a retro list. Also Burns sadly passed this year and the publisher folded (was part of Gizmondo) making it seem older, but...

18 - Tie Fighter

Being the bad guys was never more fun.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:54 pm

donsyob wrote:OK well, Richard Burns is about as old as Vice City, but it is a retro list. Also Burns sadly passed this year and the publisher folded (was part of Gizmondo) making it seem older, but...

18 - Tie Fighter

Being the bad guys was never more fun.
Yes,the best Star Wars game (apart from maybe Empire on 2600)
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Post by RS200 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:00 pm

After reading this entire thread (a feat in itself, it's like war and peace !) .. and so many GREAT games mentioned ... I have to give kudos to the guy who picked "Get Dexter" for the CPC ! - AWESOME game .. but my game will have to be:

16 Super Puzzle Fighter PSX

The reasons behind it ? .. well, I don't think me and my gf have played a game together as much as this - still today always worth getting the PS1 out for. VERY addicitve and a game which i will treasure forever.
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Post by backdrifter » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:04 pm

Someone hurry up and vote for Hacker II :P

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Post by forestville » Mon May 01, 2006 5:32 am

maybe when the list is finished it could be published in the mag :idea: only 15 to go 8) next up is #15
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Post by Midnight Synergy » Tue May 02, 2006 12:14 am

Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar

The grandest of the Ultimas (and to this day Richard Garriott's personal favourite). Ultima IV was the first CRPGs to introduce morality as a vital part of gamplay, and one of the first to deviate from the trite "kill the evil Wizard" storyline. A truly epic game.
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Post by Kai » Tue May 02, 2006 4:19 am

Midnight Synergy wrote:Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar [...]A truly epic game.
Ah! Finally! Was afraid that noone would mention Ultima. (oops: someone did. sry, no. 92 :wink: ) Ultima IV-VI are the best of the series IMO. (Part VII 1&2 come close in second place)

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