The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

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The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Poll ended at Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:20 am

3-D Mazeman
0
No votes
Aaargh!
0
No votes
Adventure
0
No votes
Alien Blitz
0
No votes
Asterix And The Magic Cauldron
0
No votes
Asteroids In Space
0
No votes
Barbarian
1
3%
Bazooka Bill
0
No votes
Blackjack
0
No votes
Castle Of Terror
0
No votes
Chess
0
No votes
Doc The Destroyer
0
No votes
Dodgy Geezers
0
No votes
Double Dragon
0
No votes
Draughts
0
No votes
Eliminator
0
No votes
Enterprise
0
No votes
Fighting Warrior
0
No votes
Fist II: The Legend Continues
1
3%
Freeway Frog
1
3%
Fruit Machine
0
No votes
Gyroscope
1
3%
Hampstead
1
3%
Hellfire
0
No votes
Hobbit, The
10
28%
Inspector Gadget And The Circus Of Fear
0
No votes
Judge Dredd
0
No votes
Kings And Queens
1
3%
Knuckle Busters
0
No votes
Kwah!
1
3%
Leapfrog
0
No votes
Lord Of The Rings
1
3%
Lunar Lander
0
No votes
Marble Madness
0
No votes
Marble Madness Deluxe Edition
1
3%
Meteor Storm
0
No votes
Mordon's Quest
0
No votes
Mugsy
0
No votes
Mugsy's Revenge
0
No votes
Mystery Of Arkham Manor, The
0
No votes
Obliterator
0
No votes
Penetrator
2
6%
Redhawk
0
No votes
Roadwars
0
No votes
Rock 'N Wrestle
0
No votes
Shadows Of Mordor, The
0
No votes
Sherlock
0
No votes
Sir Lancelot
1
3%
Space Escape
0
No votes
Spectrum Invaders
0
No votes
Sports Hero
0
No votes
Starion
3
8%
Street Hassle
0
No votes
Terror-Daktil 4D
0
No votes
Terrormolinos
0
No votes
Terrorpods
0
No votes
Throne Of Fire
0
No votes
Vespozian Affair, The
0
No votes
War In Middle Earth
0
No votes
Way Of The Exploding Fist, The
10
28%
Wiz
0
No votes
Xenon
1
3%
 
Total votes: 36

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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by stupidget » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:55 am

Got to be The Hobbit for me as I was blown away by it plus it was a game that we all used to play as a family.

1 - The Hobbit
2 - WOTEF
3 - Penetrator

All 3 are just superb games.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by Nick » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:08 pm

1. Hampstead
2. The Mystery Of Arkham Manor
3. The Hobbit
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by Fahnn » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:03 pm

Very difficult, lots of nice games here and - possibly more pertinently - lots of games that I played a lot back in the 1980s, which always colours my votes on these things. I'm going to go for:

1. Starion
2. Way Of The Exploding Fist
3. Hampstead

Could easily have had Gyroscope, Sherlock, Penetrator and a few others in there, though.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by PQR » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:41 pm

1 :: The Way of the Exploding Fist
2 :: Xenon
3 :: Starion

Xenon is a very enjoyable shoot'em up with some excellent 128K music.
I modified the multiload code to work for Disciple which certainly enhances the experience. :)
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by Morkin » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 pm

stupidget wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:55 am

1 - The Hobbit
2 - WOTEF
3 - Penetrator

All 3 are just superb games.
Dead right - same top 3 for me but in this order:

1. The Hobbit
2. Penetrator
3. WOTEF

I wasn't able to finish The Hobbit without hints (I suspect like most people) but there was something compulsive about it, it was only much later that I understood the concept of how the program worked, quite a way ahead of its successors, which allowed for some bizarre and entertaining activities by the other characters. Looking back I'd say the graphics could have been (and were!) improved, but it didn't really matter to me at the time - just having graphics was cool.

I reckon Penetrator must be my favourite scramble game on the Speccy, and once again it's those small touches that you might not expect in such an early scramble game, like the radar effect on the missiles' trajectory, the fireworks :D, and leaving the author's level editor tool as part of the game was a stroke of genius.

WOTEF for me was one of the the best early beat 'em ups on the Speccy, and set a decent standard for the ones that followed. I really liked Fist II as well.

Interesting to see fans of Starion, I thought it was pretty good to see those wireframe graphics moving so quickly... But it was so big..! I think once I estimated how long it'd take to collect all the letters from all the zones and worked it out as over a day..(!)
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Well, this really has been a battle between Way Of The Exploding Fist and The Hobbit. And by looking at the forum poll results, it appears to be a draw between the two, both grabbing the top spot with 10 votes each.

Hmm... do I go to a tie-breaker poll? I have a better solution, but first, let's check the rest...

Starion is in a distant second place with 3 votes.

Penetrator is fourth with 2 votes.

In joint fifth place, with 1 vote each: Barbarian (not that one); Fist II; Freeway Frog; Gyroscope; Hampstead; Kings And Queens; Kwah!; Lord Of The Rings; Marble Madness Deluxe Edition; Sir Lancelot and Xenon.

Now, there's no need to do the tie-breaker because we can see a strong outright winner in the proportional votes...

Way Of The Exploding Fist, The 25
Hobbit, The 16
Penetrator 8
Hampstead 7
Starion 7
Mystery Of Arkham Manor, The 5
Gyroscope 3
Redhawk 2
Street Hassle 2
Xenon 2
Sir Lancelot 1

Anyway, got to say that I'm taking a break for a week, as I've really got to finish making my Reheated Pixels review video on Double Dragon.

I'll start with some poll discussion threads next Sunday.
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by llewelyn » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:10 pm

1. Marble Madness Deluxe
2. The Hobbit
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 pm

Well, a tie-breaker poll Exploding Fist vs The Hobbit seems cool!
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Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Post by RWAC » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:20 am

Missed this one!

I would've voted for Street Hassle. Such a funny game!
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