Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

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Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Atic Atac
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59%
Sabre Wulf
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41%
 
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Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:33 pm

This time two great Ultimate classics.

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"It’s basically a jungle version of Atic Atac but much more involved (and better too)" ,"Sabre Wulf takes Atic Atac further","Both Atic Atac and Sabre Wulf are really like graphic adventures. It is up to you, the player, to find solutions to the problems" is what we can read in Crash (issue #6) about these two games. Your fave?

Mine Sabre Wulf as it's a colourful game with an awesome map. An incredible adventure. Both are amazing games, though.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 pm

sorry, double post
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Ast A. Moore » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:36 pm

Atic Atac was way too frantic for me. Sabre Wulf was much more up my alley.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Morkin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:47 pm

Atic Atac. When I first played it I would have gone for Sabre Wulf, but I think after playing them both quite a lot, I think that I died a bit too randomly in Sabre Wulf for my liking.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Joefish » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:20 pm

Atic Atac could be completed, with practise. Sabre Wulf had too many things that would kill you unfairly, like indestructible creatures that you can't get past when they're in your way, and being unable to use your sword up or down the screen.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by ZXDunny » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:40 am

Joefish wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Atic Atac could be completed, with practise. Sabre Wulf had too many things that would kill you unfairly, like indestructible creatures that you can't get past when they're in your way, and being unable to use your sword up or down the screen.
All of those things can be worked around though - the lack of up/down fighting makes it harder, sure, but even in the vertical corridors you can still kill things above and below you. Also animals asleep in corners can be gotten around - if you have your sword out, they take a fraction of a second waking up before they can kill you - so you can slip past them or turn around and run like hell to come back later when the corner they were sleeping in is clear.

So yeah, for me it's Sabre Wulf. I've finished many times now and still go back to play more. Love it, love it, love it. Atic Atac is Ok, but not a patch on SW.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Ralf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:42 pm

Atic Atac for me.

Sabre Wulf was for me too hard, too big and many screens looked the same so you could easily get lost.

But both are great games from early Spectrum years, beating all competition.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Spud » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:23 pm

I go for Sabre Wulf because..... Atic Atac is a lazy clone of Wizard's Lair.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by MatGubbins » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:47 pm

Sabre Wulf, as I found it easier to play, learn and complete. There was the use of the cyan/red/purple flowers to zip through the sleeping hippos and bears. The natives as they would give small clues to where the amulet was hidden. Learning the flower bloom colour sequence is a must to zip through the game and be cyan/red is great.
Downside.... the wulf strolled along the lower part of the map and that was it, there could've/should've been more to the wulf chasing Sabre man around the entire map, and made use of the native huts to explore and find things. Stupid keyboard keys and don't forget the extra lives bug - shame on you Ultimate!

Atic Atac. I learned how to master this game a few years back, the locations of the colour door keys and things. Scampering around to collect things without dying. Again, stupid keyboard keys - I always used cursor keys if QAOPM wasn't available. I did enjoy it back in the day, but it just didn't grab me as much as Wizard's Lair did - that was a game I really enjoyed playing.
Have completed Atic Atac many times since.

My vote goes to Sabre Wulf.
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Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

Post by Ralf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:06 pm

I go for Sabre Wulf because..... Atic Atac is a lazy clone of Wizard's Lair.
Yes, and Knight Lore is a crappy, slow clone of Head Over Heels ;)
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