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The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:04 pm
by PeteProdge
2018 sees Atic Atac the winner of the As, now we move onto the Bs...

Straight away, off the top of my head, Batty springs to mind and that could be my possible vote. Then there's the absolutely spot on Bubble Bobble, which I'm also considering for my vote.

It's an incredibly easy game, but Bruce Lee was massive fun and I've been playing it a lot recently.

Oh and now I've just thought of Back To Skool which really is a strong nominee. Then there were those 10 million Batman licenses that Ocean put out.

And just to ensure the budget labels get a bit of representation, what about Codies's BMX Simulator?

Here are my contenders so far...
  • Back To Skool by Microsphere
  • Batman (1986 - Jon Ritman's isometric 3D game) by Ocean
  • Batman : The Caped Crusader by Ocean
  • Batman : The Movie by Ocean
  • Batty by Elite
  • BMX Simulator by Code Masters
  • Bomb Jack by Elite
  • Bruce Lee by US Gold
  • Bubble Bobble by Firebired
  • Bugaboo The Flea by Quicksilva
But I am not the sole decider of the games to be considered. This is where you come in. Mention worthy Speccy games beginning with B, and they'll be included in the poll that starts next Monday.

Remember these are for the classic games - commercially released into the mainstream, so no demos or homebrew stuff in this.

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:25 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
Good list. I'd add:

Beach Head (US Gold)
Barbarian (Palace)
Bounder (Gremlin)

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:15 pm
by Blerkotron
Booty and Boulderdash notable by their absence. :-)

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:05 pm
by Pobulous
Bumpy
Bobby Bearing

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:50 pm
by R-Tape
The Biz
Beyond the Ice Palace
Brian Bloodaxe

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:02 pm
by Wall_Axe
I would say Back to Skool just for the feeling of actually being in a school , still being a fun game, a good achievement in programming, sheer time spent playing the game.

If SkoolDaze wins S, I would say Bruce Lee, a well made beat em up platformer, a rare type of game.

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:36 pm
by Ralf
Bionic Commando
Bard's Tale

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:39 pm
by Morpheus
Bobby Bearing
Bugaboo the Flea

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:27 pm
by hitm4n
2 more considerations...

Beach Head
Beaky And The Egg Snatchers

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:01 pm
by PeteProdge
Right then, the current list of contenders is this...
  • Back To Skool by Microsphere
  • Barbarian by Palace
  • Bards Tale, The by Electronic Arts
  • Batman (1986 - Jon Ritman's isometric 3D game) by Ocean
  • Batman : The Caped Crusader by Ocean
  • Batman : The Movie by Ocean
  • Batty by Elite
  • Beach Head by US Gold
  • Beaky And The Egg Snatchers by Fantasy Software
  • Beyond The Ice Palace by Elite
  • Bionic Commando by Go!
  • Biz, The by Virgin Games
  • BMX Simulator by Code Masters
  • Bobby Bearing by The Edge
  • Bomb Jack by Elite
  • Booty by Firebird
  • Boulder Dash by Front Runner
  • Bounder by Gremlin
  • Brian Bloodaxe by The Edge
  • Bruce Lee by US Gold
  • Bubble Bobble by Firebird
  • Bugaboo The Flea by Quicksilva
  • Bumpy by Loriciels
Got any more suggestions? Get them in before 10am Monday. I'll start the week-long poll then.