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by Vampyre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with N: discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with N: discussion

Nemesis. Oh, hang on, maybe not...
by Vampyre
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

Although it doesn't really mean all that much, as titles might not have been submitted for review, the earliest review of a Spectrum title in the ZXSR database was in C+VG for... Spectral Invaders in Issue 10 - August 1982. (Ignore that the SPOT-ON database has reviews from earlier issues (Pyramid o...
by Vampyre
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote
Replies: 36
Views: 761

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Well I voted for the obvious one as it's probably not only the most iconic Speccy game but also still one of the best. But strewth there are some magnificent games beginning with M. You could submit a top 5 solely M games and I wouldn't bat an eyelid. Except Micronaut 1 - never understood the love f...
by Vampyre
Tue May 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with L: vote
Replies: 29
Views: 647

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with L: vote

Went for Leaderboard - the blueprint for just about every golf game since its release.

Is it shameful to admit that I've never tried to properly play Lords of Midnight? Tried several times to start but just never "got it".
by Vampyre
Sat May 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday picture quiz - Themed
Replies: 45
Views: 669

Re: Friday picture quiz - Themed

R-Tape wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:25 am
djnzx48 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:06 am
13. Dark Star
Yep.
Vampyre wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:12 am
4. Death Star Interceptor
7. Psycho Soldier
18. Pheenix
Yep, you make it look easy.
I have to admit that they were the ONLY ones I knew!
by Vampyre
Fri May 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday picture quiz - Themed
Replies: 45
Views: 669

Re: Friday picture quiz - Themed

4. Death Star Interceptor
7. Psycho Soldier
18. Pheenix
by Vampyre
Wed May 23, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with K: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 832

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with K: vote

Is that the biggest landslide so far? Some really strong games in this category and not that surprising Knight Lore won, but then again the H vote was a surprise!
by Vampyre
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with L: discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with L: discussion

Lightforce looks good, but it suffers from the same cheap shots as nearly all other horizontally oriented vertical scrollers - chucking in enemies from the two top corners at the same time so you can't get to both. Yeah, I always felt that it looked amazing but the gameplay wasn't any better than a...
by Vampyre
Tue May 22, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with L: discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with L: discussion

Has Loopz been mentioned yet? Got a lot of mileage out of that puzzle game.

For me it's probably going to be Leaderboard. It set the template for just about every subsequent golf game since and I had many happy hours playing it back in '87.
by Vampyre
Tue May 15, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with K: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 832

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with K: vote

Knight Lore for me. There are more enjoyable games in that list (Kikstart 2 was a brilliant, under-rated, playable gem) but Knight Lore's sheer importance to videogame history, not just the Speccy's history, cannot be underestimated. I put it into the same category as Super Mario Bros, Mario 64, Oca...