The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Poll ended at Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 pm

V - The Game
0
No votes
Valhalla
6
21%
Valkyrie 17
1
4%
Vectorball
0
No votes
Vectron
4
14%
Vegetable Crash
1
4%
Vendetta
0
No votes
Vera Cruz
1
4%
The Very Big Cave Adventure
2
7%
Viaje al Centro de la Tierra
2
7%
Victory Road
1
4%
Viking Raiders
3
11%
Vigilante
0
No votes
The Vindicator
1
4%
Vindicators
0
No votes
Virus
3
11%
Vixen
2
7%
Voidrunner
0
No votes
Voyage into the Unknown
1
4%
 
Total votes: 28

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by namco » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:41 pm

I think I have everything and I'm throwing V in as well.

V - The Game by Ocean Software Ltd
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Valhalla by Legend
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Valkyrie 17 by The RamJam Corporation
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Vectorball by Mastertronic Added Dimension
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Vectron by Insight Software
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Vegetable Crash by Kuma Computers Ltd
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Vendetta by System 3 Software Ltd
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Vera Cruz by Infogrames
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The Very Big Cave Adventure by CRL Group PLC
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Viaje al Centro de la Tierra by Topo Soft
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Victory Road by Imagine Software Ltd
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Viking Raiders by Firebird Software Ltd
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Vigilante by U.S. Gold Ltd
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The Vindicator by Imagine Software Ltd
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Vindicators by Domark Ltd
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Virus by Firebird Software Ltd
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Vixen by Martech Games Ltd
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Voidrunner by Mastertronic Added Dimension
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Voyage into the Unknown by Mastertronic Ltd
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by stupidget » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:47 pm

I’ve gone for Valhalla. Spent ages playing and never really go anywhere.

I had Vindicator when I was in that god awful postal computer club bobbins. The game was utter tripe.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Morkin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:17 pm

Had to think about this a bit before voting.

Was originally tempted by Valhalla, but I never really got into it BITD because I couldn't figure out what to do, probably because I had a <cough>copy<cough> with no instructions. Each time I've gone back to it since I've been a bit put off by how sluggish it is to render the characters and react to your input.

After a bit of consideration I voted for Vera Cruz.

It's a game style I was quite taken with when I first played it, something a bit different and I quite enjoyed looking around the crime scenes (although I guess you can try systematically sweeping across and down the screen to find everything if you want).
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Morkin wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:17 pm
I couldn't figure out what to do, probably because I had a <cough>copy<cough> with no instructions.
Yup. Missed out on quite a few great games precisely because of the same, uh, problem.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Morkin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Yup. Missed out on quite a few great games precisely because of the same, uh, problem.
..Goes to show how many of us had the 'original' of Jetpac, it tells you the 'hover' key in the instructions, but strangely nobody was aware of it... :lol:
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Ast A. Moore » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 am

Morkin wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Ast A. Moore wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Yup. Missed out on quite a few great games precisely because of the same, uh, problem.
..Goes to show how many of us had the 'original' of Jetpac, it tells you the 'hover' key in the instructions, but strangely nobody was aware of it... :lol:
I know. Now. :oops:
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:17 am

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 am
Morkin wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Ast A. Moore wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Yup. Missed out on quite a few great games precisely because of the same, uh, problem.
..Goes to show how many of us had the 'original' of Jetpac, it tells you the 'hover' key in the instructions, but strangely nobody was aware of it... :lol:
I know. Now. :oops:
... 30 years later... :oops:
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:18 am

My vote went to Viking Raiders. Simple UDG graphics & great fun.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Ersh » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 am

It stood between Vegetable Crash and Viking Raiders for me.

The former is somewhat of a guilty pleasure. It can be totally unfair at points, like respawning right on top of an enemy or getting a bullet pattern that is simply impossible to avoid no matter how quick you are. Though the cute graphics and quick restart after a game over keeps me playing it regardless. It's flawed but fun.

Now Viking Raiders I've played quite a bit and even though it can feel unfair at times when playing against the CPU, it's still a simple, functional and fun little strategy game. I think the multiplayer aspect adds longevity as well.

Went with Viking Raiders in the end.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with V: vote

Post by Ralf » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:18 am

Hard choice this time.

I missed in my life the early classics like Valhalla or Viking Raiders. I never played them, I don't know how to play them, people say that they are good but personally I just don't know.

There are games here that could be great, that should be great but they weren't - V, Vindicator, Vixen, Vigilante.

Finally I voted for Viaje al Centro de la Tierra. It's a very pretty and big Spanish megagame but still it lacks something so it could be fully enjoyed. But having other options I cohose this one.
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