The inevitable worst game ever thread

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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Contact Sam Cruise » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm

Alessandro wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:27 pm

Super Soccer was indeed horrible, but wait until you try Peter Beardsley's International Football. Or Gazza's Super Soccer :x

Gazza II, on the other hand, was a different matter altogether.
I remember Super Soccer being a sluggish mess with colour clash and awkward controls. What was the best Spectrum football game? Emlyn Hughes International Soccer
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by stupidget » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:27 pm

Vampyre wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Jack and the Beanstalk - An utter, almost impossible, mess.
Yep, I too had the gross misfortune of owning this hideous projection of digitised vomit. The music was just an aural assault and the colours were migraine inducing. Shame on you Thor.

Like Vampyre says, because I actually spent my hard earned paper round money on it, I at least tried to play it.

Another game that I owned and utterly hated was William Wobbler!!! My goodness what a godawful waste of Zeros and Ones which could have been put to much better use. Shame on you Wizard Computer Games (UK), yep, I'd never heard of them either.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:05 pm

William Wobbler reminds me of that stupid character in Star Wars ep 1 whose name I don't want to remember...

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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by MatGubbins » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:48 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:05 pm
William Wobbler reminds me of that stupid character in Star Wars ep 1 whose name I don't want to remember...

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Yup, is that an atomic mushroom cloud in the background?
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by stupidget » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:26 pm

MatGubbins wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:48 pm

Yup, is that an atomic mushroom cloud in the background?
It's actually the game designers soul being sent to eternal damnation for releasing this abomination :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Alessandro » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:58 am

Contact Sam Cruise wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm
What was the best Spectrum football game? Emlyn Hughes International Soccer
Agree, much better than the overrated (although still decent) Microprose Soccer.

Talking about stinkers, yesterday I had a go at Hopper Copper, just to remember how appalling it was. A waste of tape, not even worth £1.99 (or 5,000 Lit.).
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by toot_toot » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:19 pm

Another one for "Voyage into the Unknown"!

I think this was about my third or fourth game and although you could say it was only £1.99, that was FOUR WEEKS POCKET MONEY to me back in 1985! I remember being torn between this, Spectipede and BMX Racers. My friend went for BMX Racers, I went for Voyage into the Unknown because the cover illustration looked really cool and the inlay made it sound amazing.
You are one of the last reamining Earthlings left alive after the
last Great War. Information has come to you that the forces of
the Death Star are amassing again to deliver the coup de grace
to Earth. Self preservation and the belief in the liberty of
mankind has forced you into a decision to find the Death Star and
destroy it. Having made your way to the local launch pad and
found a space ship ready for launch, you board. Unfortunately
your knowledge of space ships is minimal. Following the logical
course of switching on the engines, powering up and applying
ignition, you barely have time to strap yourself in before the
'g' forces thrust you harder into your seat.

History has told you that within the universe there is a crystal
capable of destroying the Death Star. The search is on. Should
you find the all powerful Crystal and locate the Death Star, your
mission depends on implanting the crystal and your personal
survival depends on the destruction of the guarding androids and
negotiating the Maze of Total Blackness
I got home, loaded it up and was faced with a screen that looked barely above something from Horizons.

Thankfully Firebird came along with screenshots, then Mastertronic followed!

I never did find the Maze of Total Blackness. Which I'm now presuming was just a black screen.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Vampyre » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:38 am

Alessandro wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:58 am
Contact Sam Cruise wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm
What was the best Spectrum football game? Emlyn Hughes International Soccer
Agree, much better than the overrated (although still decent) Microprose Soccer.
I've never really thought about this before but I'm surprised no-one's ever had a go at converting Sensible Soccer to the Speccy. The scrolling might be a bit iffy but those small sprites should be able to move around the screen fairly smoothly. Although I've only ever seen a video of it, the Speccy version of Kick Off (disregarding the horrendous attribute clash) actually looks like a fairly faithful conversion of the 16-bit original.

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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by PeterJ » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:22 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:05 pm
William Wobbler reminds me of that stupid character in Star Wars ep 1 whose name I don't want to remember...

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Jar Jar Binks?

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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:40 pm

Aaargghh!

Don't remember that name! :x
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