The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

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The best Speccy game by Ocean

Poll ended at Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:20 am

Addams Family, The
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No votes
Adidas Championship Football
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No votes
Adidas Championship Tie-Break
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No votes
Armageddon
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No votes
Batman (3D isometric game by Jon Ritman)
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No votes
Batman: The Caped Crusader (arcade adventure)
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No votes
Batman: The Movie (Robocop-esque)
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No votes
Battle Command
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No votes
Beach Volley
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No votes
Cabal
1
2%
Cavelon
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No votes
Chase HQ
5
11%
Chase HQ II: Special Criminal Investigation
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No votes
Chinese Juggler
0
No votes
Cobra
1
2%
Combat School
1
2%
Cosmic Wartoad
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No votes
Daley Thompson's Decathlon
5
11%
Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge
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No votes
Daley Thompson's Super-Test
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No votes
Darkman
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No votes
Digger Dan
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No votes
Donkey Kong
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No votes
Double Take
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No votes
Emilio Butragueno Futbol
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No votes
Eskimo Eddie
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No votes
Firefly
2
4%
Flashpoint
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No votes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
1
2%
Gift From The Gods
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No votes
Gilligan's Gold
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No votes
Great Escape, The
6
13%
Gryzor
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No votes
Gutz
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No votes
Head Over Heels
9
19%
Highlander
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No votes
Hudson Hawk
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No votes
Hunchback
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No votes
Hunchback - The Adventure
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No votes
Hunchback II
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No votes
International Match Day
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No votes
It's A Knockout
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No votes
Knight Rider
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No votes
Kong
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No votes
Kong Strikes Back
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No votes
Madballs
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No votes
Mailstrom
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No votes
Mario Bros
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No votes
Match Day
1
2%
Match Day II
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No votes
Miami Vice
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No votes
Midnight Resistance
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No votes
Moon Alert
1
2%
Mr Wimpy
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No votes
Mutants
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No votes
N.O.M.A.D.
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No votes
Narc
0
No votes
Navy Seals
0
No votes
NeverEnding Story, The
0
No votes
New Zealand Story, The
1
2%
Night Breed
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No votes
Nightmare Rally
1
2%
Operation Thunderbolt
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No votes
Operation Wolf
1
2%
Pang
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No votes
Phantom Club
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No votes
Platoon
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No votes
Plotting
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No votes
Pogo
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No votes
Power Drift
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No votes
Pud Pud
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No votes
Puzznic
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No votes
Quondam
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No votes
Rainbow Islands
5
11%
Rambo
0
No votes
Rambo III
1
2%
Red Heat
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No votes
Road Race
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No votes
Robocop
2
4%
Robocop 2
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No votes
Robocop 3
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No votes
Roland's Rat Race
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No votes
Royal Birkdale: Championship Golf
1
2%
Run The Gauntlet
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No votes
Shadow Warriors
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No votes
Short Circuit
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No votes
The Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants
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No votes
Sly Spy
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No votes
Smash TV
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No votes
Space Gun
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No votes
Street Hawk
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No votes
Street Hawk - Kays Catalogue Edition
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No votes
Super Bowl
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No votes
Tai-Pan
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No votes
Tank
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No votes
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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No votes
Top Gun
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No votes
Total Recall
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No votes
Track & Field
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No votes
Transformers, The
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No votes
Transversion
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No votes
Untouchables, The
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No votes
V
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No votes
WWF Wrestlemania
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No votes
Where Time Stood Still
2
4%
Wizball
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No votes
 
Total votes: 47

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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by AndyC » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 am

A nearly impossible choice. So many that would probably be in contention for a top ten all time best list. I went for Head Over Heels in the end, it's an all time favourite of mine. It took me years to finish it, but it's still fun to revisit even if I can no longer get as far. If I were picking a top three it would probably be:

1. Head over Heels
2. Rainbow Islands
3. RoboCop

Although in all likelihood that list would be different every time I scrolled through those images. Ocean really were a power house back in the day.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by Metalbrain » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:25 am

1 - Operation Wolf
2 - Chase H.Q.
3 - Robocop

Honorable mentions: Rainbow Islands, Puzznic, Batman: The Movie
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by Pegaz » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm

1. Nightmare Rally
2. Knight Rider
3. Pud Pud
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Pegaz wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm
1. Nightmare Rally
Great game. Spent hours playing it.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by PQR » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:57 pm

1 :: Firefly – probably Joffa’s finest hour
2 :: Head over Heels – cute graphics and immensely enjoyable gameplay
3 :: Robocop – first enjoyed it on 48K, then blown away when I bought a 128K some time later

Runners up: The Great Escape, Daley Thompsons’s Super-Test, Chase HQ
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:22 pm

The strange thing is, that if this was carried out on the sales of games, then Robocop would be the runaway winner. (It's either Robocop or Activision's Ghostbusters which became the best selling ZX Spectrum game of all time.) As it is, Robocop only has one vote.

Currently way out in front is Head Over Heels, which is an original creation from Jon Ritman, no licenses involved. The History Of Ocean Software book reveals that Jon's isometric 3D take on Batman sold more than Head Over Heels. Which goes to show the commercial power of a license. Depressing, but true.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:17 am

When I first saw the topic, I honestly thought RoboCop was going to be the clear winner. Indeed I was convinced I'd vote for it myself. It was only scrolling through the list of images that I began to realise just how many contenders there were and, great as it is, I really couldn't put it first.

It really does show the power of a licence though, that's for sure.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:52 am

With some many great hits it's difficult to have a clear winner, the votes will be very dispersed.

I'm looking forward to seeing the results...
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by WIWC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:08 am

1) The Great Escape
2) Cobra
3) Head Over Heels

4) Robocop
5) Wizball
6) Where Time Stood Still
7) Match Day II
8) N.O.M.A.D.
9) Gift from the Gods
10) Match Day / International Match Day

err... why is Power Drift in the list?
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Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Post by WIWC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:18 am

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Pegaz wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm
1. Nightmare Rally
Great game. Spent hours playing it.
Pegaz wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm
2. Knight Rider
Spent seconds playing it. They felt like hours.
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