Top 100 ZX Spectrum Games

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Top 100 ZX Spectrum Games

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So I was challenged to do this over on Twitter, and have made a list, releasing a few each day on Wizwords.net.
So far it stands as follows:-

100.Alchemist
99.Bumpy
98.Earthlight
97.Wizball
96.Marauder
95.Ghostbusters
94.Chronos
93.Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
92.Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth
91.Confuzion
90.Glass
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No need for a build up to a grand finale. We all know what #1 is 8-)
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Err...no
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I think the top 100 games on spectrum20.org is the most comprehensive / sane list of top Speccy games.
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jdanddiet wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:30 pm
So I was challenged to do this over on Twitter, and have made a list, releasing a few each day on Wizwords.net.
So far it stands as follows:-

100.Alchemist
BZZZT! FAIL!
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p13z wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:57 pm
I think the top 100 games on spectrum20.org is the most comprehensive / sane list of top Speccy games.
What top 100?
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Chronos right down between Ghostbusters and Adrian Mole? Oh, that's mean. :(
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Interested to see how this pans out.
With something like the SNES you know the top 5 will consist of Zelda, Super Mario World, Mario Kart, Metroid and Castlevania.
With the Spectrum anything goes even All or Bloody Nothing!
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I've got my own top 100, but I'm not going to post it because it'll just result in abuse.. :lol:

So far none of your first 10 have made it into my top 100, though Wizball might be a close one, lurking outside in the low hundreds...
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Rev_Stuart_Campbell wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:56 pm
What top 100?
Perhaps the top scores list? http://spectrum20.org/games/best

It is of course impossible to decide on one-voice top 20 (never mind top 100) but I think it's a fun topic to think about none the less.

For me Top Spectrum Games mean actually top games which have super strong ZX roots and also brought something new to the gaming table. So, if your top 20 does not have a very strong presence of the following titles, I probably won't care much for it. (Also, Laser Squad must be in the top 3. Or else.)

In no particular order: Knight Lore, Lords Of Midnight, The Hobbit, Movie, Rebelstar/Laser Squad, Chaos, Nether Earth, Ant Attack, Trap Door, The Great Escape, Avalon/Dragontorc, Shadowfire, Dun Darach...and quite possibly few others in the similar vein I forgot about.

Of course, there are also some amazing ports such as Renegade, Bomb Jack or R-Type, but the above will always take precedence for me.
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