The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

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The best Speccy game by Hewson

Poll ended at Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:13 am

3D Lunattack
0
No votes
3D Seiddab Attack
0
No votes
3D Space-Wars
0
No votes
Astroclone
0
No votes
Avalon
0
No votes
Backgammon
0
No votes
City Slicker
0
No votes
Cybernoid
5
13%
Cybernoid II: The Revenge
0
No votes
Di-Lithium Lift
0
No votes
Dragontorc
2
5%
Eliminator
0
No votes
Evening Star
0
No votes
Exolon
4
11%
Fantasia Diamond
0
No votes
Firelord
2
5%
Gunrunner
0
No votes
Heathrow Air Traffic Control
0
No votes
Heathrow International Air Traffic Control
0
No votes
Impossaball
0
No votes
Knight Driver
0
No votes
Kraal
0
No votes
Marauder
0
No votes
Maze Chase
1
3%
Maze Mania
0
No votes
Nebulus
9
24%
Netherworld
0
No votes
Nightflite
0
No votes
Nightflite II
0
No votes
Pyracurse
0
No votes
Quazatron
7
18%
Quest Adventure
0
No votes
Ranarama
1
3%
Southern Belle
0
No votes
Spectral Panic
0
No votes
Specvaders
0
No votes
Stormlord
0
No votes
Stormlord II: Deliverance
1
3%
Super Cup Football
0
No votes
Technician Ted
2
5%
Technician Ted: The Megamix
1
3%
Uridium
0
No votes
Uridium Plus
0
No votes
Zynaps
3
8%
 
Total votes: 38

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The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:13 am

Andrew Hewson. Thank you for bringing some of the greatest games to the ZX Spectrum, maintaining a full price software house into the late 1980s and garnering a strong reputation, all without resorting to buying an arcade/movie/TV/sports license.

A lot to choose from here, and I'll be honest, some of the earlier titles are a bit ropey, but hey, we have the genius of Cecco's output, there's Nebulus, Quazatron, Technician Ted, Zynaps... so many fantastic titles. And by this time, the visual impact of Hewson was truly outstanding. They've really pushed for graphical excellence in every area.

Right, you lot have seven days starting from... 10:15am here on Sunday 28th July...

3D Lunattack
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3D Seiddab Attack
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3D Space-Wars
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Astroclone
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Avalon
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Backgammon
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City Slicker
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Cybernoid
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Cybernoid II: The Revenge
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Di-Lithium Lift
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Dragontorc
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Eliminator
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Evening Star
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Exolon
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Fantasia Diamond
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Firelord
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Gunrunner
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Heathrow Air Traffic Control
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Heathrow International Air Traffic Control
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Impossaball
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Knight Driver
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Kraal
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Marauder
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Maze Chase
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Maze Mania
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Nebulus
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Netherworld
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Nightflite
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Nightflite II
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Pyracurse
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Quazatron
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Quest Adventure
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Ranarama
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Southern Belle
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Spectral Panic
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Specvaders
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Stormlord
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Stormlord II: Deliverance
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Super Cup Football
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Technician Ted
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Technician Ted: The Megamix
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Uridium
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Uridium Plus
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Zynaps
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by Vampyre » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:50 am

Hewson didn't half have some quality titles. So many great games but I've gone for Quazatron. One of the all-time great 8-bit games on any format.

1. Quazatron
2. Exolon
3. Nebulus
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by WIWC » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:51 am

Lots of good stuff, of course, but my vote goes to Nebulus.

1 - Nebulus
2 - Zynaps
3 - Firelord
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:16 pm

Nebulus is an obvious choice for me. Spent many a day trying to help the little blighter get to the top of the tower.

The only time I played Exolon extensively was when I was testing my bug fix for it.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by Lee Spoons » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:13 pm

Tough decision as I love so many of their games, but I've gone for Cybernoid. Great graphics, just the right level of difficulty, and probably my favourite AY tune of any Speccy game.

Exolon, Firelord, Nebulus and Rana Rama would probably be the next five. And if Anarchy (budget Rack-It release) had been on the list I might well have voted for it.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:32 pm

Lee Spoons wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:13 pm
...if Anarchy (budget Rack-It release) had been on the list I might well have voted for it.
It's actually in the Rack-It poll. At time of writing, nobody has voted, so go for it!
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by Pegaz » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:40 pm

Tough choice between Cybernoid, Nebulus and Ranarama.
Still, I voted for Cybernoid, the game that impressed me most at that time.
I also have to mention Nightflighte, my first contact with flight simulators.
Although fully written in BASIC, I spent many hours with him and always bring me a great dose of nostalgia... :)
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:13 pm

Decisions, decisions! :)

Exolon got my vote. Excellent game by R. Cecco. An example of how linear games can't be boring.

1 - Exolon
2 - Firelord
3 - Avalon
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by Nick » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:41 pm

I voted for TT 128k in the end. As much as I like the 48k version it's too hard to complete if you don't know the order of tasks, whereas the tasks are numbered instead of just guesswork on the Megamix version.

1. Technician Ted - The Megamix
2. Exolon
3. Firelord
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Re: The best Speccy game by Hewson: vote

Post by ZXDunny » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:09 pm

Cybernoid
Exolon
Marauder


...And eff YOU for making me choose.
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