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by PeteProdge
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote
Replies: 11
Views: 130

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

For me, Everyone's a Wally or Exolon. Voted for the first one as even though Exolon is a great game, I've always been a fan of the Wally games. The first time I played Everyone's a Wally was amazed, the cool graphics, the joy of exploring, ... I've gone for Exolon. Superb gameplay and truly outstan...
by PeteProdge
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote
Replies: 11
Views: 130

The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

You know the drill by now. Es are good, Es are good... Earth Shaker by Michael Batty/Your Sinclair https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/SCRtoImage.php?SCR=/pub/sinclair/screens/load/e/scr/EarthShaker.scr http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/e/EarthShaker.gif Edd The Duck by Impulze...
by PeteProdge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

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

Apologies for throwing a proverbial spanner in the works, but, are we talking 'games' only or can we add Adventure Games? If so then I'd probably say Emerald Isle as I spent hours playing it 'back in the day' Yeah, a text adventure is still a game. May not be mainstream, may not be everyone's cup o...
by PeteProdge
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

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

As it stands, the list will be... Earth Shaker by Michael Batty/Your Sinclair Edd The Duck by Impulze Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge by Martech Egg Head by Claire Tucker/Crash Egghead To The Rescue by Grafix Wizards/Crash Eidolon, The by Activision Eliminator by Hewson Elite by Firebird Emilio Butragueño...
by PeteProdge
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

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

@PeteProdge The link to the list I posted yesterday should now be accurate (It includes the year so you can tell if it's 'classic' or not. Please let me know if not. I'm keen to iron out issues before I start on the full A-Z. Ah, it rightly ignores prefixes such as A/An/El/The/L'/Le/La/Los. When I ...
by PeteProdge
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

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

Blerkotron wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 pm
If we're discounting 'the' from titles then I'd like to suggest "The Eidolon", which I spent many a happy hour playing back in the day.

Otherwise I'll wait for 'T'. :)
We are indeed discounting 'stop words' like A, The, El, etc, which means The Eidolon definitely counts in this.
by PeteProdge
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

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

Spud wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:35 pm
The only game I think I ever played beginning with E on the Speccy was Eddie Kidd's Jump Challenge, so, um, move along, nothing to see here.
If we're aiming for the worst, I can easily top that...
by PeteProdge
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

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

And are we counting Extreme (1991)? Yep. 1991 is fine. The ZX Spectrum games market was still a presence in shops. It's around 1993 that things really fade out. In which case do Egghead and Egghead to the Rescue count to? What's the cutoff? I suppose they didn't get commercial releases, only via ma...
by PeteProdge
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cybernoid clones?
Replies: 44
Views: 649

Re: Cybernoid clones?

The Hobbit = 1.5 on the Cybernoid scale, since it's flip-screen and there's gravity certainly (otherwise Thorin and Gandalf would be floating away...) Drat. Well I'm undeterred in my mission to find the most un-Cybernoid game out there. Even if it means writing it myself. (And I have nothing agains...
by PeteProdge
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 423

The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion

Not that many games start with E. Here are the ones I've come up with as the contenders for the E vote, beginning around this time next week... Earth Shaker by Michael Batty/Your Sinclair Elite by Firebird Emlyn Hughes International Soccer by Audiogenic Enduro Racer by Activision Enigma Force by Bey...