The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Poll ended at Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:13 pm

Saboteur by Durell
1
2%
Saboteur II by Durell
1
2%
Sabre Wulf by Ultimate
5
12%
Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The by Palace Software
1
2%
Salamander by Konami
1
2%
Samurai Warrior by Firebird
1
2%
Sanxion by Thalamus
0
No votes
Savage by Firebird
2
5%
SAS Combat Simulator by Code Masters
0
No votes
Scapeghost by Level 9 Computing
0
No votes
Sceptre of Bagdad by Atlantis Software
2
5%
Scooby Doo by Elite
0
No votes
Scuba Dive by Durell
0
No votes
Seabase Delta by Firebird
0
No votes
Sergeant Seymour Robot Cop by Code Masters
0
No votes
Seymour Goes to Hollywood by Code Masters
0
No votes
Shadow Dancer by US Gold
0
No votes
Shadowfire by Beyond Software
0
No votes
Shadow of the Beast by Gremlin
0
No votes
Shadow Warriors by Ocean
0
No votes
Shao-Lin's Road by The Edge
0
No votes
Sherlock by Melbourne House
0
No votes
Shinobi by Virgin Games
0
No votes
Shockway Rider by Faster Than Light
0
No votes
Short Circuit by Ocean
0
No votes
Show Jumping by Alligata Software
0
No votes
Side Arms by Go!
0
No votes
Sidewalk by Infogrames
0
No votes
Silkworm by Virgin Games
0
No votes
Sim City by Infogrames
0
No votes
Sir Fred by Made In Spain/Mikro Gen
1
2%
Sir Lancelot by Melbourne House
0
No votes
Skate Crazy by Gremlin Graphics
0
No votes
Skool Daze by Microsphere
11
27%
Slightly Magic by Code Masters
1
2%
Sly Spy: Secret Agent by Ocean
0
No votes
Smash TV by Ocean
0
No votes
Software House by Cult Games
1
2%
Software Star by Addictive Games
0
No votes
Soldier of Fortune by Firebird Software
1
2%
Soldier of Light by ACE Software
0
No votes
Solomon's Key by U.S. Gold
0
No votes
Southern Belle by Hewson
0
No votes
Space Crusade by Gremlin
0
No votes
Space Harrier by Elite
0
No votes
Spawn Of Evil by DK'Tronics
0
No votes
Spellbound by Mastertronic Added Dimension
1
2%
Spellbound Dizzy by Code Masters
0
No votes
Spindizzy by Electric Dreams
0
No votes
Splat! by Incentive
1
2%
Split Personalities by Domark
3
7%
Spy Hunter by US Gold
0
No votes
Spy vs Spy by Beyond
0
No votes
Spy vs Spy II: The Island Caper by Databyte
0
No votes
Spy vs Spy III: Arctic Antics by Databyte
0
No votes
Starglider by Rainbird
2
5%
Starglider 2 by Rainbird
0
No votes
Starquake by Bubble Bus Software
2
5%
Star Raiders II by Electric Dreams
0
No votes
Star Wars by Domark
0
No votes
Steve Davis Snooker by CDS Microsystems
0
No votes
Stifflip & Co by Palace Software
0
No votes
St. Dragon by Storm
0
No votes
Stop the Express by Sinclair Research
0
No votes
Stormbringer by Mastertronic Added Dimension
0
No votes
Stormlord by Hewson
1
2%
Stormlord II: Deliverance by Hewson
0
No votes
Strider by US Gold
0
No votes
Strider II by US Gold
0
No votes
Strike Force Cobra by Piranha
0
No votes
Summer Games by US Gold
0
No votes
Summer Games II by US Gold
0
No votes
Super Hang-On by Electric Dreams
1
2%
Super Stuntman by Code Masters
0
No votes
Sweevo's Whirled by Gargoyle Games
0
No votes
Sweevo's World by Gargoyle Games
0
No votes
Switchblade by Gremlin
0
No votes
SWIV by Storm
1
2%
 
Total votes: 41

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

Post by R-Tape » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:47 pm

Ersh wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Also, the way it was developed is pretty insane as well.
Fixed.

I'm referring to David writing the machine code on paper and Helen inputting it, but yep—it's still impressive :mrgreen:

It's interesting that the graphics were done by a friend with a background in graphic design, but no familiarity with the Spectrum (that's the impression I have anyway). I wonder if that's what gave it the fresh cartoon style that stands out from most other 1984 releases.
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Post by WIWC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm

What if I voted Salamander...
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by Ersh » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Fixed.

I'm referring to David writing the machine code on paper and Helen inputting it, but yep—it's still impressive :mrgreen:

It's interesting that the graphics were done by a friend with a background in graphic design, but no familiarity with the Spectrum (that's the impression I have anyway). I wonder if that's what gave it the fresh cartoon style that stands out from most other 1984 releases.
Pretty much! :lol: It's hard to wrap my head around the patience and dedication needed for that sort of development. Doing it all on paper then getting it into the computer byte by byte, Zen mastery required surely.

Yeah, love the graphics in the Microsphere trilogy, instantly recognisable and charming as hell.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:17 pm

The good point of Skool Daze is its originality (I don't think it was coded a similar game before for any computer/console) and that you could act in the game as you was those days, a student (and do things you can't usually do! :mrgreen: )
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by hitm4n » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:25 pm

This is waaaaaaaaay too hard to pick only one. Many classics here, many with awesome gameplay, many that i can still play today and sometimes do! I thought it would be easy to choose Starquake but how can i not choose Skool Daze. Sabre Wulf is a true classic, and that octopus in Scuba Dive...

I've gone for Skool Daze but i feel really bad as Starquake has probably had more playtime from me.
Toughest letter yet. Think it should be split into two halves to be honest so we can pick two :)
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I don't have anything cool to put here, so i'll just be off now to see a priest with yeast stuck between his teeth and his friend called Keith who's a hairpiece thief...

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

Post by Kweepa » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:26 pm

I voted for Starglider.
I loved the game on my shiny new Atari ST and was so pissed off that it was better on the Spectrum.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:40 pm

Metalbrain wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 am
Incomplete list.

These were suggested and are missing:

3D Starstrike by Realtime Games Software

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Starstrike II by Realtime Games Software

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Ah, now Starstrike II I don't remember seeing. Genuine mistake. However, 3D Starstrike does not fit this list (nor does 3D Seiddab Attack), as it's going to the numeric poll I'll carry out, just after Z.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:41 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:36 am
Metalbrain wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 am
Incomplete list.
I think we're stuck with it—it's not possible for mods or users to edit polls.
Yeah, that's one of the failings of phpBB. I'd like to go back and add in Starstrike II.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:02 pm

When I was compiling the list and putting in all the url and img tags, Sim City really leapt out at me. I spent months playing that game in the twilight years of my Spectrum's life. Offered almost the same experience as the 16-bit versions. Absolutely immersive.

I hit the submit button, I gave the list a look and I had to go for the first thing listed on it, no question - Saboteur! That's fantastic, another immersive game with lots of explore. I think it's better than Sim City.

Silkworm was pretty good; I too really enjoyed the fairly unknown budget gem Sceptre of Bagdad (really pleased it's got a following here) and the game that's absolutely way out in front - Skool Daze - is highly commendable indeed.

Don't mind any of them lot winning. Looks like Skool Daze has got it.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with S: vote

Post by PeterJ » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Fantastic job pulling all those screens out @PeteProdge. A real labour of love!
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