The best classic Speccy game beginning with A: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with A

Poll ended at Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:51 am

Academy by CRL
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5%
Action Force II by Virgin Games
0
No votes
Ad Astra by Gargoyle Games
0
No votes
Alchemist by Imagine
0
No votes
Alien 8 by Ultimate
1
5%
Alien Highway by Vortex
0
No votes
Aliens (UK version) by Electric Dreams
0
No votes
Airwolf by Elite
0
No votes
Amaurote by Mastertronic
1
5%
Anarchy by Hewson
0
No votes
Ano Gaia by Your Sinclair
0
No votes
Ant Attack by Quicksilva
6
29%
Arkanoid by Imagine
1
5%
Arkanoid II - Revenge Of Doh by Imagine
0
No votes
Astro Marine Corps by Dinamic
0
No votes
Atic Atac by Ultimate
7
33%
ATF by Digital Integration
1
5%
Auf Wiedersehen Monty by Gremlin
2
10%
Avalon by Hewson
1
5%
 
Total votes: 21

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with A: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:51 am

Okay, we had the week-long discussion, here is the week-long poll, closing at this time on New Year's Day. Get voting!

Academy by CRL
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Action Force II by Virgin Games
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Ad Astra by Gargoyle Games
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Alchemist by Imagine
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Alien 8 by Ultimate
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Alien Highway by Vortex
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Aliens (UK version) by Electric Dreams
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Airwolf by Elite
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Amaurote by Mastertronic
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Anarchy by Hewson
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Ano Gaia by Your Sinclair
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Ant Attack by Quicksilva
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Arkanoid by Imagine
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Arkanoid II - Revenge Of Doh by Imagine
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Astro Marine Corps by Dinamic
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Atic Atac by Ultimate
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ATF by Digital Integration
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty by Gremlin
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Avalon by Hewson
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with A: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:38 am

Voted for Atic Atac . Great games in the list: Alchemist, Arkanoid, Avalon, ... but I think Atic stands out, it's an iconic Spectrum game.
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Post by PeteProdge » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:47 pm

Personally, I nearly went for Arkanoid, but plumped for Auf Wiedersehen Monty, for its sheer scale and ambition.

As a latecomer to the Speccy (1987), I can't fully appreciate the jaw-dropping innovative epoch of things such as Ultimate's Atic Atac and of course, Sandy White's Ant Attack, I simply wasn't there. Nevertheless, just about all the contenders are cracking titles. From 2018, we'll be debating the Bs...
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Post by R-Tape » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:22 pm

I voted Ant Attack. Will post a full explanation why tomorrow, got to be quick, I'm hiding in the toilet while strictly come dancing is on. Send for he
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Post by MatGubbins » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:35 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:22 pm
I voted Ant Attack. Will post a full explanation why tomorrow, got to be quick, I'm hiding in the toilet while strictly come dancing is on. Send for he
he-man?
Ah, must be doing the turkey trotts on Strictly. I'm watching Carry On films (again).
As I'm here....out of that lot.... Ant Attack
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Post by walrus » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:00 am

I went for Atic Atac. It was a toss-up between that or Ant Attack. As much of an accomplishment as Ant Attack was, Atic Atac was the more playable game of the two. It was close though.
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Post by Ralf » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:48 am

I voted for Atic Atac.

Well, I would agree that some later games like Astro Marine Corps are technically more advanced. But out of the all games mentioned it was Atic Atac that I spent most time with. It was very playable, pretty, colourful, not too hard and actually different each time as items are located randomly and you can play different characters with different secret passages each time.

I can understand people voting for Ant Attack. It was very impressive to this 3D world on our Spectrum. Today it is nothing special, but in those times it was very special. Yet as a game and not as an engine Ant Attack offers less to me than other games. It's a simple gameplay with little variety - walk, avoid ants, find another person and that's all.
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Post by R-Tape » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:19 pm

(Continued) Easy one for me – Ant Attack. It’s an amazing example of a simple graphics and gameplay can draw you into a thoroughly absorbing world. When I played it in the mid 80s I felt a genuine sense of tension just anticipating the ants, and when they did arrive it added a few beats per minute to the heartrate. It still does to a lesser extent. It could be released pretty much exactly as it is today as a successful mobile game (that might not be the complement I intend it to be!) and if it was remade in any style they would have to keep the monochome faux Escher look, or risk making a naff B movie – basically it got a lot of things right in 1983.

Atic Atac has a bit more variety gameplay, but I can't stand these endless baddy spawning games that don't give you a moment's rest (unfortunately the Speccy has lots of these).
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Post by PeteProdge » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:05 pm

It's neck and neck between Atic Atac and Ant Attack at the moment. Anything can change between now and New Year's Day morning of course, but I am wondering what to do in the event it's a tie.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with A: vote

Post by R-Tape » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:11 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:05 pm
but I am wondering what to do in the event it's a tie.
We give Sandy White the casting vote.
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