Top 100 ZX Spectrum Games

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I'd have Zynaps down as a slightly better sideways scroller but that's also got the problem that the first level is far better than the rest of the game.

The most impressive things about Lightforce are the visual tricks it uses to keep colour clash to a bare minimum. I enjoyed it too but it's way more of a memory test than a seat-of-the-pants shooter.
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Number 41 yesterday was Elite's Commando

Into the top 40 today!
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Commando is a solid choice. Certainly pretty playable.
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Yeah, I'd probably have expected Commando to be in there somewhere.

Until we played it in our recent high score competition I'd forgotten how much of a 'bullet hell' type game it could be.

Fortunately enemy bullets are slowed down to a nice speed that gives you a fighting chance of avoiding them.
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You just jogged my memory with this game. I haven't played Spy Hunter for years and was meaning to give it another go the other day but forgot. Now I have to play it. Thanks!

BTW: Commando is a good choice. I still want to go back to this game and try to get further than I did in the HSC competition.
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jdanddiet wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:11 pm
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Probably my favourite US Gold game.

Most US Gold games did tend to be a bit meh though.
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Spy Hunter is great, even better than the arcade game.
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Most US Gold releases were good on the C64 but it was a bit of a lottery with the Spectrum depending on who did the conversion.

Denton Designs did Spy Hunter.
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Yeah I loved Spy Hunter back in the day and was shocked at how much I didn't like the arcade version when I finally got to try it.

US Gold's biggest problem was Tiertex who always seemed to do the bare minimum on their games.
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