The best Speccy game by Elite: vote

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The best Speccy game by Elite

Poll ended at Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:14 am

1942
1
2%
911 TS
0
No votes
Airwolf
0
No votes
Beyond The Ice Palace
0
No votes
Bomb Jack
9
20%
Bomb Jack II
0
No votes
Buggy Boy
2
4%
Commando
16
35%
Duet
1
2%
Dukes Of Hazzard, The
0
No votes
Fall Guy, The
0
No votes
Frank Bruno's Boxing
4
9%
Ghosts 'N Goblins
2
4%
Grand National
0
No votes
Hopping Mad
0
No votes
Ikari Warriors
4
9%
Kokotoni Wilf
4
9%
Overlander
0
No votes
Paperboy
0
No votes
Question Of Sport, A
0
No votes
Roller Coaster
1
2%
Scooby-Doo
1
2%
Space Harrier
0
No votes
Super Trux
0
No votes
Thundercats
1
2%
Wanderer
0
No votes
World Championship Soccer
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: The best Speccy game by Elite: vote

Post by Morkin » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:07 pm

1. Ikari Warriors
2. Commando
3. Bomb Jack

Difficult to get that top 3, there are some good games in that list that I played quite a lot. Really enjoyed Thundercats but it couldn't quite sneak into the scoring positions.
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Post by PQR » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:20 pm

1 :: Bomb Jack
2 :: Commando
3 :: Scooby Doo

Bomb Jack is such a polished game. Absolute perfection.
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Post by Joefish » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:27 pm

At the time I thought Space Harrier, but it was a bit too ambitious for the Speccy.
Kokotoni Wilf was a very well-balanced and playable game. Maybe overshadowed a bit at the time by JSW but well up there as the best of the platform / maze / collect-em-up genre.
But it has to go to Commando for taking an arcade conversion and making a better game of it than the original. Something I tried to do myself! :mrgreen:
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Post by Metalbrain » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 am

1 - Thundercats
2 - Bomb Jack
3 - Scooby Doo
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Post by Vampyre » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:48 am

Went for Commando in the end, but it was a gnat's hair between that and Bombjack. Both are so playable AND improve on the arcade versions - they're both just astonishing conversions.

1. Commando
2. Bombjack
3. Ghosts 'N' Goblins

Again, it was a gnat's hair between GNG and Roller Coaster, but I wen't for GNG simply because it was an incredibly playable conversion of a vastly more powerful coin-op. How Burkhill got it to fit into 48K is amazing and that full-screen scrolling is just lovely.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Elite: vote

Post by Hank Scorpio » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:06 am

1. Frank Bruno's Boxing
2. Ghosts n Goblins
3. Space Harrier
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Post by WIWC » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:18 am

1. Commando
2. Kokotoni Wilf
3. Scooby Doo
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Post by Dark » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:52 pm

For me Commando was just ahead of Paper Boy, very close. Thinking about it, I have a hankering to have a go now. The other game I really thought about was 1942, so that completes my top 3.

1. Commando
2. Paper Boy
3. 1942
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Re: The best Speccy game by Elite: vote

Post by Joefish » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 pm

I know Bombjack was pretty slick, but (a) I never really got into the arcade game - I thought its enemy sprites were paticularly badly drawn. And (b) the emphasis on getting the background graphics looking so good on the Spectrum made the sprites even harder to make out.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Elite: vote

Post by DouglasReynholm » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:19 pm

Sorry everyone but I've just clocked the awful, awful attempt to draw Lee Majors/Colt Seavers on 'The Fall Guys' loading screen.

"Well, I'm not the kind to kiss and tell, but I've been seen with Farrah.."

Yeah, Mo Farrah.
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