The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

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The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:04 am

Okey doke, going through that A-Z poll of polls, I've landed on Micromega, who were around at the very earliest point of the Speccy, having pushed out games on the ZX81. They also released utilities and applications, and developed a lot of educational stuff for Longman Software. We're concentrating on their ZX Spectrum games of course, so I've whittled down their output to this lot...

Blackjack
Brainstorm
Braxx Bluff
Codename Mat
Craps
Day In The Life, A
Deathchase
Dominoes
Full Throttle
Haunted Hedges
Jasper!
Kentilla
Luna Crabs
Monte Carlo
Puzzler
Roulette
Starclash

...as usual, do give me any pointers on amending this list of course.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by ZXDunny » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 am

Gonna be Deathchase, I suppose... :D
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by Spud » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:31 am

Shame, because Day in the Life, A is terrific.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:49 pm

If Deathchase doesn't win, I'll fill in the official SC complaint form.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by hitm4n » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:51 pm

Day In The Life, A
Deathchase
Jasper!
Luna Crabs

I don't know a lot of these games, but these four are all great. Jasper i really got into, but some of the jumps you had to do were really tricky. Luna Crabs was just good fun, no great ideas here but lots to shoot, total rip off of the same 3D Tanks style game. Deathchase loved by all pretty much, a great early game, but for me, i played A Day In The Life way more than the others. One day i might finish it !
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by stupidget » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:00 am

Luna Crabs was the first game i played on my Speccy after picking it up from Boots as a replacement for a 3rd dead Dragon32. The hi-res graphics of Luna Crabs blew me away and i spent ages playing it just to see the, then amazing 3d graphics. However Deathchase is just a brilliant game and still stands up today as a sort of forerunner of the modern ‘runner’ games just going for higher and higher scores. Full Throttle was pretty good as well and I loved the leaning animations.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by RoseTintedSpectrum » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 am

Deathchase. I loved it to bits, and it still holds up well. Even the control scheme is pretty damn ingenious.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by RWAC » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:00 am

Haunted Hedges - This is one of the first games I played as it came bundled with my speccy.

Codename Mat - Got this with my speccy too. I still don't know how to play it.

Craps - Yes it is!

A Day in the Life - This game scares me. What's happened to his body?

Deathchase - Or 3D Deathchase. Wow! What a game. So simple, so addictive.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by MrD » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:18 am

Deathchase, although I really like Braxx Bluff too - despite the fact it took me years (literally) to work out how to get past the 1st lander stage...
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Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: discussion

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:49 pm

The amazing thing about Deathchase is that is only 16K... everyone usually sends e-mails bigger than 16kb (and they're not as enjoyable as the game!)

Maybe even this thread occupies more than 16k in the SC server! :mrgreen:
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