The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

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The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

Poll ended at Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:38 am

Mike Read's Pop Quiz
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41%
Spitfire
10
59%
 
Total votes: 17

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The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:38 am

14 of you voted last time. 7 for one game, and, er, well, 7 for the other.

Now, wouldn't demand or expect you to change your minds purely to conclude the poll, but with an increased turnout, maybe we'll get somewhere. So if you're one of the lurkers who looked in last time, try devoting a few minutes to playing the entire original ZX Spectrum games library of Encore - literally two games - and form an opinion...

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Re: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:42 pm

Spitfire again.

By the way, who's Mike Read? :mrgreen:
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Re: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

Post by Fahnn » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:39 pm

I finally played Mike Read's Pop Quiz today. I'm a total pop nerd, so I'm not sure why I've not sought it out before (probably because of the Mike Read connection).

I didn't mind the obscure 1950s/1960s questions, as these are fair (and some should always be included in a well-rounded pop quiz) plus - due to my near-encyclopaedic knowledge of the Guinness Book Of Hit Singles (1983 edition) - I got almost all of them right, but as others have said, what is it with all the questions on classical music? Absolutely bizarre. I don't remember the TV version having classical music/opera questions at all. Was it some obsession of the programmer or something?

Also there are some really basic errors, the most glaring of which - because it seemed to be the answer to a lot of questions - was calling AC/DC "AC & DC". Pretty poor quality control there.

Plus, purely on an aesthetic side, for some reason all the "female" characters look like men. One in particular bears a striking resemblance to Phil Oakey out of the Human League and it was quite disconcerting to have them referred to as "Sandra" or whatever, when they quite obviously should have been referred to as "Phil".

So anyway, although I've never played Spitfire, I'll vote for it, because it can't possibly be as bad as Mike Read's Pop Quiz.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

Post by RWAC » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:10 am

I missed the vote last time.
I've gone for Spitfire.
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