The best Speccy game by A 'n' F Software: discussion

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Re: The best Speccy game by A 'n' F Software: discussion

Post by Morkin » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:30 pm

zedex82 wrote:
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Jungle Fever. I spent more hours on this one than any of the others on the list
Presumably trying repeatedly to swing over that flippin' pit... :lol:
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Post by stupidget » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:34 pm

I'm probably the only one who actually like Chuckie Egg 2!!!

1 - Chuckie Egg 2
2 - Chuckie Egg
3 - Not played any of the others :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by catmeows » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:57 pm

stupidget wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:34 pm
I'm probably the only one who actually like Chuckie Egg 2!!!

1 - Chuckie Egg 2
2 - Chuckie Egg
3 - Not played any of the others :shock: :shock: :shock:
Not really. I have wasted hours playing Chucking Egg 2. I was never much into JSW or Dynamite Dan, instead I enjoyed exploring of CHE2. It Is really hard to describe why it is not just a JSW clone (maybe it is, at all), but I somehow feel the game encourage exploration while JSW basically just want you dead (ASAP).

Anyway, CHE1 is probably better game.
And I spend hours by looking into BASIC od Painter. And learned a lot.

So for me:
1 - Chuckie Egg
2 - Chuckie Egg 2
3 - Painter

Btw. Why Is Xeno considered to be a good game ? (Just asking).
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Post by Lethargeek » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:22 pm

out of the ones i've played definitely XENO

out of the ones i didn't CORE and Wibstars look most interesting

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(no manual and corrupted version of the game)))
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Re: The best Speccy game by A 'n' F Software: discussion

Post by Spud » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Never played Xeno before. It seems quite good but I am a bit confused about the controls - it is turn based?
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Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:55 pm

Spud wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Never played Xeno before. It seems quite good but I am a bit confused about the controls - it is turn based?
No. You have to get to the ball before you opponent does. There’s an adjustable shot time limit, too, so if you hesitate, your . . . hmm . . . puck will shoot in the direction of the pointer (cross) anyway.
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Re: The best Speccy game by A 'n' F Software: discussion

Post by Spud » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:55 pm

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Spud wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Never played Xeno before. It seems quite good but I am a bit confused about the controls - it is turn based?
No. You have to get to the ball before you opponent does. There’s an adjustable shot time limit, too, so if you hesitate, your . . . hmm . . . puck will shoot in the direction of the pointer (cross) anyway.
Yep, it was the time limit was out foxing me. Now I understand! It is a really cool little game.

Not as good as Chuckie Egg though. But then, nothing is.
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Post by polomint » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 am

I've always been partial to a bit of Chuckie Egg 2 :)
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Post by Nick » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:07 pm

polomint wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 am
I've always been partial to a bit of Chuckie Egg 2 :)
Same here. I really like arcade adventure games and CE2 certainly fits into that category.
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Post by hitm4n » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:49 pm

stupidget wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:34 pm
I'm probably the only one who actually like Chuckie Egg 2!!!

1 - Chuckie Egg 2
2 - Chuckie Egg
3 - Not played any of the others :shock: :shock: :shock:
Nope. CE2 was amazing. Finding the milk, the sugar, the toy parts and making the giant egg. I mapped this back in the day and was able to complete it 3 times on the trot. We wondered (my father and i) if the map changed or got harder every time you beat it. I don't even remember what the outcome of that was now... did the enemies get a little faster?

Chuckie Egg would be my vote though. Sheer replayability and fun, and trying to max out a pattern for max score. Good times.
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