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

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

Post by Einar Saukas » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:31 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:57 am
Einar Saukas wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm
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H Hobbit 128 by Melbourne House/Kayamon
Now I have a complain...

About 20 people participated in this project. Instead, you are crediting someone that didn't collaborate on anything, then released an unauthorized build that didn't respect any of the conditions requested by Veronika Megler either. :(
My apologies, didn't know the full background behind Hobbit 128, did a very brief web search to get the credit, got it wrong. Sorry.
Apologies accepted, thanks!

About this game, I recently sorted out implementing more detailed location descriptions. I'm still busy with other priorities but, sometime next year, I plan to get back organizing this effort and finish the project properly!
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Post by bob_fossil » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:14 pm

The link to Karlos und Schatze der Azteken in the cumulative list of games is broken as it has '...' in it.
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Post by hitm4n » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 pm

R-Tape wrote:
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I would like to protest on Q. Has to be Quazatron.
Quazatron was released in 1986, so belongs in this thread, and there's a space for it if you quote and take it.

(For the record, Quadrax is better than Quazatron though :-p)
Nah, Quazatron is so good, it should go on both lists :)
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Post by Ralf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:51 am

This thread seems to went a bit into stagnation so let me finish the job.

I said before:
W: Wanderers. Chained in the dark Great,big RPG game
I: Invasion of the Zombie Monsters Cool, big pretty, colourful action from Spain

For the rest

D
I choose Doom from Russian group Digital reality. Yes, unfortunately it is just one level demo but these guys deserve some respect for doing it
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=12817

The current screenshot in database comes from some early version and doesn't make justice to the game. In reality it looks like this:


G
Someone said Gravibots
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30087

I'll continue in next post...
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by Ralf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:12 pm

J
Well not much choice. Shame on me as I'll propose my own game :oops: but I honestly believe it's pretty decent. So it would be Janosik. Feel free to change:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30035

N
Again not much choice. I choose arcade adventure from Spain called "Nelo & Quqo and the Last Butifarreisson" Wow, what a name ;)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25055

O
Operation Red Refrigerator - big, pretty Dizzy-like Russian game
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=12981

R
Rough Justice - maze shooter from Jonathan Cauldwell
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=13300

U
I choose UFO 2: Devils of Abyss
I suppose you don't know this game. It's in Russian only. To run it you have to go through several menus in Russian. It's a strategy so there is a lot of options and buttons to learn. But if you get through it all you have a great strategy game where you manage a team of commandos fighting against aliens in an isometric view. If you lived in the 90s (and I suppose that you lived ;) ) you should know UFO1 and UFO2 on PC. They were big megagames in its time. And it is a great faithful remake of original on a much inferior machine.

There is also first part on Spectrum, remake of UFO1 but it's actually a shooter disguised as strategy where you control just one man. Some my voice goes to part 2

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=13107
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Post by Ralf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:23 pm

And here's the full list:
Uff, that was tiring, almost felt like real office work, making this list, inserting all these titles and links ;)
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Post by R-Tape » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:01 pm

I won't argue with Janosik if you promise to do a new version with a flamboyant Rastanesque swish of the axe :-p
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Post by PeteProdge » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:08 pm

Ralf wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:23 pm
And here's the full list:
Uff, that was tiring, almost felt like real office work, making this list, inserting all these titles and links ;)
Er, not all that full, you've missed the last 'letter'!

But thanks for sorting that.
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Post by Ralf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:16 pm

Er, not all that full, you've missed the last 'letter'!

But thanks for sorting that.
Upsss, sorry.
Again it's limited choice here with no obvious winner. So after some search it would be a Russian Dizzy-like game: 48 Irons
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=12735

A Alter Ego
B Buzzsaw+ by Jason J Railton
C Castlevania: Spectral Interlude by Rewind Team
D Doom
E EFMB
F Fire 'N Ice by n-Discovery
G Gravibots - Denis Grachev
H Hobbit 128 by Melbourne House/Community
I Invasion of the Zombie Monsters
J Janosik
K Karlos und Schatze der Azteken
L Los Amores de Brunilda
M Metal Man by Oleg Origin
N Nelo & Quqo and the Last Butifarreisson
O Operation Red Refrigerator
P Prince Of Persia by Magic Soft [2]
Q Quadrax
R Rough Justice
S Sword of Ianna by RetroWorks
T That sinking feeling
U UFO 2: Devils of Abbyss
V Vallation by Tardis Remakes
W Wanderers. Chained in the dark
X X=Y=Z by Bob's Stuff
Y Yumiko in the Haunted Mansion
Z ZX Football Manager 2005
# 48 Irons

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Er, not all that full, you've missed the last 'letter'!

But thanks for sorting that.
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Re: The A-Z of the best Speccy games (modern: post-1993)

Post by R-Tape » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:18 pm

@PeteProdge was going to do a poll per letter for both classic and new releases. Shall we only do that for classic releases (less work for Pete), and continue the new games as a discussion?

Having said that, I don't know how we would change the letters without a poll, but I'll make these alternative suggestions anyway:

O - On reflection. The only text adventure here. Lee Tonks gives a bit of detail in the instructions and it shows that it was a labour of love and an attempt to do something original.

T - Tales of Grupp. That sinking feeling is good, but I don't think it's best of the lot.
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