The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

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The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Poll ended at Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:36 am

AfterBurner
0
No votes
Altered Beast
1
2%
BallBlazer
0
No votes
Beamrider
0
No votes
Dragon Breed
0
No votes
Dynamite Dux
0
No votes
Eidolon, The
1
2%
Enduro
0
No votes
Enduro Racer
25
57%
Fighter Bomber
0
No votes
Fighting Soccer
0
No votes
Galactic Games
0
No votes
Galaxy Force
0
No votes
Geebee Air Rally
0
No votes
Ghostbusters
4
9%
Ghostbusters II
0
No votes
Guadalcanal
0
No votes
H.E.R.O.
1
2%
Hacker
1
2%
Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers
0
No votes
Hammerfist
1
2%
High Frontier
0
No votes
Hot Rod
0
No votes
Howard The Duck
1
2%
Knightmare
0
No votes
Koronis Rift
0
No votes
Little Computer People
0
No votes
Mindshadow
1
2%
Ninja Spirit
0
No votes
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
0
No votes
Power Drift
2
5%
Predator
0
No votes
Quartet
0
No votes
Rampage
3
7%
Real Ghostbusters, The
0
No votes
Rescue On Fractalus
0
No votes
River Raid
2
5%
S.D.I.
0
No votes
Sailing
0
No votes
Sonic Boom
0
No votes
Space Shuttle: A Journey Into Space
0
No votes
Super Wonder Boy
0
No votes
Time Machine
0
No votes
Time Scanner
0
No votes
Toy Bizarre
0
No votes
Wonder Boy
1
2%
Xcel
0
No votes
Zenji
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 44

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The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:36 am

All 48 Activision games for the ZX Spectrum!

Quite a lot to choose from. They did hoover up a fair amount of the Sega licenses, competing with US Gold for that kind of thing. There were also some Irem arcade games (although they kept the best - R-Type - for their Electric Dreams imprint) and a few titles from LucasArts/Lucasfilm.

Anyway, seven days from now, we'll hopefully discover what this forum's favourite Activision Speccy game is, out of these lot...

AfterBurner
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Altered Beast
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BallBlazer
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Beamrider
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Dragon Breed
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Dynamite Dux
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Eidolon, The
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Enduro
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Enduro Racer
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Fighter Bomber
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Fighting Soccer
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Galactic Games
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Galaxy Force
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Geebee Air Rally
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Ghostbusters
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Ghostbusters II
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Guadalcanal
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H.E.R.O.
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Hacker
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Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers
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Hammerfist
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High Frontier
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Hot Rod
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Howard The Duck
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Knightmare
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Koronis Rift
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Little Computer People
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Mindshadow
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Ninja Spirit
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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
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Power Drift
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Predator
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Quartet
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Rampage
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Real Ghostbusters, The
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Rescue On Fractalus
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River Raid
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S.D.I.
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Sailing
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Sonic Boom
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Space Shuttle: A Journey Into Space
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Super Wonder Boy
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Time Machine
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Time Scanner
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Toy Bizarre
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Wonder Boy
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Xcel
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Zenji
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:31 am

It's been a tough choice, but I think I'm going to go with Enduro Racer. It's one of the speediest racing games on the Spectrum, up there with W.E.C. Le Mans.

I had a lot of fun with Rampage, although, it's not exactly a progressive game in my eyes. It's just having fun destroying buildings and eating innocent civilians. I've never felt like it's a game as such, just a silly sandbox effort that really amused me. Same thing applies to the arcade original and any other version really. Utterly baffled as to why Hollywood put it out as a film starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Wonder Boy is not a bad conversion, but it's not quite up to the standard, being significantly slower than the arcade game. Still, a tremendous effort from the programmer, it's quite impressive to take on that conversion and get something playable.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by WIWC » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:22 pm

1. Enduro Racer
2. Wonder Boy
3. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II is just a very frustrating piece of software with matchstick graphics, but all the time I've spent playing it until the end when I was a kid (and all the suffering that the effort required) somehow makes me fond of it.

H.E.R.O. or Rampage and maybe even The Eidolon are better games that I don't dislike and that theoretically should have more right to be in the top three spots. But that's how it is.

Wonder Boy is not a great conversion, but I had good fun playing it.

I also had a lot of fun playing Ghostbusters with my little cousins, years ago.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:03 pm

My vote went to River Raid. So simply, so funny.

1 - River Raid
2 - Enduro Racer
3 - Time Machine
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by DouglasReynholm » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:47 pm

1. Ghostbusters (due to sheer amount of hours I put into enjoying it)
2. Enduro Racer (due to sheer quality, a better effort than Sega's own SMS version)
3. Rampage (due to sheer bloody mindedness)
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by WIWC » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Now the same individual who voted for Big Trouble in Litte China in the Electric Dreams poll is voting for Howard the Duck in this one.
Must have been a harsh childhood.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by stupidget » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Going to have to go for Enduro Racer as it was just brilliant. Spent many hours playing Ghostbusters and really quite enjoyed Hacker as well.

1 - Enduro Racer
2 - Ghostbusters
3 - hacker
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by Hank Scorpio » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:58 pm

1 Enduro Racer
2 River Raid
3 Rampage

Enduro Racer is possibly one of the best conversions of one of the best arcade games. It also shows just what a pigs ear US Gold made of Outrun.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by Metalbrain » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:28 am

1 - Enduro Racer
2 - After Burner
3 - Wonder Boy
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Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

Post by ZXDunny » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 am

1. Enduro Racer
2. GhostBusters
3. RIver Raid

Although I have many memories of playing these games as a kid, those memories are only fondly recalled due to the guys I was hanging with at the time - the games were pretty unspectacular. Apart from Enduro Racer, that is. God that was a good conversion.
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