The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

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The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by PeteProdge » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:46 pm

Like the classic era A-Z best Speccy games thread, but for the era after the Speccy was mainstream commercial...

I'm going to list the 26 letters of the alphabet (plus a numeric range), and you're only allowed to pick one game beginning with that letter as the best game there. Quote-reply so we can get all 27 positions filled up. I'm starting by reserving B for Buzzsaw...

A
B Buzzsaw by Jason J Railton
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
# <-- numeric

Reason: Didn't think too much at first, just thinking it's yet another homebrew puzzle game and clearly trying to be Columns. Oh hang on, what's going on with the colours? Is that possible on a Spectrum? And this gameplay, it's... I'm hooked. It isn't a cheap Columns rip-off after all. A lot of unique touches here that add an entirely new dimension to it. There's a lot to it, this is actually better than Tetris, Columns and Bust-A-Move put together - I don't say that lightly. This is sensational and I want a time machine so I can hurl a tape of this into 1982 and watch the Speccy dominate the home computing scene even more than it did originally.
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by Ralf » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:58 pm

Okay, some from me:

A
B Buzzsaw by Jason J Railton
C Castlevania: Spectral Interlude
D Dizzy 7 (remake)
E
F Fire & Ice
G
H
I
J
K
L
M Metal Man
N
O
P Prince of Persia
Q
R
S Sword of Ianna
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
# <-- numeric
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by Einar Saukas » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:49 pm

Perhaps Hobbit 128, Vallation and X=Y=Z?
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by Joefish » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:14 pm

Can I please have a '+' on the end of Buzzsaw+?

(Bit disappointed it didn't get a Crash Smash in the 2018 annual. Keeps getting criticised over sound from people who expect AY tunes all the time. It wasn't a 128K game).
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by R-Tape » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:34 pm

Joefish wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Can I please have a '+' on the end of Buzzsaw+?
Pete (Prodge) do you want to do the honours^? I don't want to enter without knocking.
Joefish wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:14 pm
(Bit disappointed it didn't get a Crash Smash in the 2018 annual. Keeps getting criticised over sound from people who expect AY tunes all the time. It wasn't a 128K game).
I haven't seen the mag but I've been informed one of mine got a smash, now I am feeling guilty!

I remember thinking Retrogamer let you down with a tiny article when it was first released.
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by PeteProdge » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:08 pm

As it stands...

A
B Buzzsaw+ by Jason J Railton
C Castlevania: Spectral Interlude by Rewind Team
D
E
F Fire 'N Ice by n-Discovery
G
H Hobbit 128 by Melbourne House/Kayamon
I
J
K
L
M Metal Man by Oleg Origin
N
O
P Prince Of Persia by Magic Soft [2]
Q
R
S Sword of Ianna by RetroWorks
T
U
V Vallation by Tardis Remakes
W
X X=Y=Z by Bob's Stuff
Y
Z
# <-- numeric
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Post by MatGubbins » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:48 pm

G: Gravibots - Denis Grachev
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Post by PeterJ » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:03 pm

That Sinking Feeling is one of my more recent favourites. Easy to get into and loads of play-ability.

One of the authors, Grigoriy Klimenko was also involved with Fire 'N Ice.
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Post by Ralf » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 pm

I'll try to do the rarest letters where we don't have so much choice:

Q: Quadrax - cool logical game from Slovakia https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=9403

Y: Yumiko in the Haunted Mansion - average game but out of lack of others at Y ;) https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=27988

Z: ZX Football Manager 2005 - I didn't play it but it seems polished https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=14643

K: Karlos und Schatze der Azteken- another great logical game https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25069
( after fight with King's Valley https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=23898 )

By the way, is it possible now to search Spectrum Computing for games starting with certain letter or do I have to go to World of Lee? ;)
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by Spud » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:35 pm

Can I suggest EFMB for E? It spawned a locamalito pc de-make after all. That speaks volumes!
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