The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with B

Poll ended at Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:01 am

Back To Skool by Microsphere
4
13%
Bangers & Mash by Altnerative Software
0
No votes
Barbarian by Palace
2
7%
Bards Tale, The by Electronic Arts
0
No votes
Batman (1986 - Jon Ritman's isometric 3D game) by Ocean
1
3%
Batman : The Caped Crusader by Ocean
1
3%
Batman : The Movie by Ocean
1
3%
Batty by Elite
2
7%
BC's Quest For Tires by Software Projects
0
No votes
Beach Head by US Gold
0
No votes
Beaky And The Egg Snatchers by Fantasy Software
0
No votes
Beebul by Scorpio Gamesworld
0
No votes
Beyond The Ice Palace by Elite
1
3%
Bionic Commando by Go!
0
No votes
Biggles by Mirrorsoft
2
7%
Biz, The by Virgin Games
0
No votes
Blind Panic by Martech/Your Sinclair
0
No votes
BMX Simulator by Code Masters
0
No votes
Bobby Bearing by The Edge
2
7%
Bomb Jack by Elite
7
23%
Booty by Firebird
1
3%
Boulder Dash by Front Runner
2
7%
Bounder by Gremlin
0
No votes
Bounty Bob Strikes Back by US Gold
0
No votes
Brian Bloodaxe by The Edge
0
No votes
Bruce Lee by US Gold
2
7%
Bubble Bobble by Firebird
2
7%
Bugaboo The Flea by Quicksilva
0
No votes
Bumpy by Loriciels
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 30

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:01 am

Two weeks ago we narrowly concluded that Atic Atac is the best classic Speccy game beginning with A. We've just had a week-long discussion on the Bs, and again, there are some outstanding choices that make voting difficult.

This poll runs for 7 days, you're limited to one choice and the poll will be finished just after 10am on Monday 15th. You can change your mind over its duration.

Back To Skool by Microsphere
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Bangers & Mash by Altnerative Software
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Barbarian by Palace
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Bards Tale, The by Electronic Arts
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Batman (1986 - Jon Ritman's isometric 3D game) by Ocean
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Batman : The Caped Crusader by Ocean
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Batman : The Movie by Ocean
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Batty by Elite
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BC's Quest For Tires by Software Projects
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Beach Head by US Gold
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Beaky And The Egg Snatchers by Fantasy Software
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Beebul by Scorpio Gamesworld
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Beyond The Ice Palace by Elite
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Bionic Commando by Go!
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Biggles by Mirrorsoft
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Biz, The by Virgin Games
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Blind Panic by Martech/Your Sinclair
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BMX Simulator by Code Masters
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Bobby Bearing by The Edge
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Bomb Jack by Elite
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Booty by Firebird
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Boulder Dash by Front Runner
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Bounder by Gremlin
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Bounty Bob Strikes Back by US Gold
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Brian Bloodaxe by The Edge
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Bruce Lee by US Gold
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Bubble Bobble by Firebird
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Bugaboo The Flea by Quicksilva
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Bumpy by Loriciels
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Personally, I'm torn between Batty and Bubble Bobble. In my eyes, there's the best Breakout clone on the Spectrum, vs the near-arcade-perfect delight that is Bubble Bobble. And of course there are many other brilliant titles that deserve the accolade, like Back To Skool and Bruce Lee. Oh, and the various Batman licenses from Ocean. That's just my opinion, don't let that influence your true feelings. (My 'A' choice certainly was nowhere near the top two.)

With 29 different games up for the vote (10 more than the A poll), it's a toughie...
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by Ralf » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:52 am

I voted for Bomb Jack.

It may be a simple game compared to some other presented here but it believe it's as good as it could be on Zx Spectrum. It's fast, smooth, playable, has nice, clear graphics and is perfect for 10 minutes of instant fun between your duties.

This last factor matters a lot nowadays as we don't have so much time to play long games. Actually I noticed that today, when some very casual Spectrum user takes his machine out of the closet once per year ;) he often nothing else but Bomb Jack. So it must have something special :)
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm

I voted for Batman by Jon Ritman, one of the best filmation/isometric games for the Spectrum, definitely.
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Post by Morkin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:16 pm

This was quite a difficult one.

I eventually went for Barbarian, as it's the game I played most over the years and got the most enjoyment from.

Bomb Jack a close second.
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Post by Uto » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:17 pm

I voted Bomb Jack, one of the best arcade game conversions for the Speccy. There are many good titles in the list though, I could have voted others but I had to choose one :-)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by Rorthron » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:10 pm

Bomb Jack.

No contest.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Bomb Jack.

No contest.
That's the way it's looking from the first few hours of voting!

Gah, does anybody else other than me, have any love for Bubble Bobble?
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by Mike Davies » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:30 pm

Torn between Batman: Caped Crusader and Bobby Bearing. I can't vote for Ritman's Batman because I know Head over Heels is significantly better. Bobby gets the nod, because it's not just isometric, but realtime physics in an isometric rendering: Curvispace.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:31 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Gah, does anybody else other than me, have any love for Bubble Bobble?
I do, but I'm still narrowing down.

Back To Skool
Batman : The Movie
Beyond The Ice Palace
Biz, The.
Booty.
Boulder Dash.
Bruce Lee
Bubble Bobble.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:41 pm

I’m torn between Batman: The Movie, Barbarian, and Batty. Didn’t play much of Batman, but it’s pretty damn impressive. So is Barbarian. Batty is probably the best Breakout clone out there.
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