Poll: Ocean early games

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Your fave Ocean early game?

Armageddon
5
16%
Cavelon
2
6%
Chinese Juggler
0
No votes
Digger Dan
0
No votes
Eskimo Eddie
1
3%
Frenzy
1
3%
Gillingan's Gold
6
19%
Hunchback
4
13%
Hunchback II
1
3%
kong
2
6%
Kong Strikes Back
0
No votes
Moon Alert
5
16%
Mr. Wimpy
2
6%
Pogo
2
6%
Pud Pud
0
No votes
Royal Birkdale Championship Golf
1
3%
Transversion
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 32

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Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:43 am

Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Gift from the Gods or Match Day were (IMHO) probably the first Ocean hits. But the company published in 1983 and 84 a lot of more games. Sometimes arcade conversions, sometimes original ones.

So my proposal for you is vote for your fave game of this lot.

Only one vote. Choose wisely, little grashopper :ugeek:
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:44 am

My vote went to Cavelon. A enjoyable maze game.
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Post by Rorthron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:02 am

I went for Armageddon, narrowly ahead of Cavelon. Cavelon may have been more polished, but I had more fun playing Armageddon.
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Post by R-Tape » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:22 am

Hunchback, despite thousands of screaming injustices where I DID catch the rope. I really did.
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Ralf » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:01 pm

And I voted differently to ... Moon Alert :)

It has sentimental value for me. I spent quite a lot of time with it in the 80s although wasn't able to complete it.

And I remember that my version was unprotected so I was able to enter an immortality poke which I found one day in some newspaper. Only then I was able to reach the last sector ;)
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Rorthron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:16 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:22 am
Hunchback, despite thousands of screaming injustices where I DID catch the rope. I really did.
Noooooo! I hated that game: slow, fiddly and frustrating. Every minute spent on it was a lost minute of Manic Miner time.

If only there were a downvote button.... :)
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:31 pm

Curiously, I noticed only a few years ago that the game was a conversion of an arcade game by Century Electronics (crap game, by the way, I prefer the Spectrum version).
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Rorthron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:37 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:31 pm
Curiously, I noticed only a few years ago that the game was a conversion of an arcade game by Century Electronics (crap game, by the way, I prefer the Spectrum version).
The game was originally supposed to have been a Robin Hood game. In the original Quasimodo didn't have a hunchback: they didn't bother to redraw the graphics when they changed the story.

I'm not sure why they didn't leave it as Robin Hood. It made slightly more sense as Robin rescuing Maid Marion.
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by R-Tape » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:16 pm
Every minute spent on it was a lost minute of Manic Miner time.
Heh but that went for nearly every game in my case.
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Re: Poll: Ocean early games

Post by Spud » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:04 pm

I went with Hunchback because it is seems to be the only one I played of that lot. I thought it was crap though, Jet Set Willy's battlement series of screens were waaaay better.
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