Poll: Best sound of 2017

General software. From trouble with the Banyan Tree to OCP Art Studio, post any general software chat here. Could include game challenges...
Post Reply

Poll: Best sound of 2017

Poll ended at Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:04 am

ABU SINVER PROPAGATION
0
No votes
A YANKEE IN IRAQ
0
No votes
B-SQUARED
0
No votes
BABY MONKEY ALBA
1
4%
BEAMS OF LIGHT
0
No votes
BISCUITS IN HELL
0
No votes
BLIMPGEDDON
0
No votes
BOXES
0
No votes
BREAK/SPACE
0
No votes
BREAKANOID
0
No votes
CROSS CHASE
0
No votes
CANSINO PAC
0
No votes
CASTLE CAPERS
0
No votes
CASTLE OF SORROW
0
No votes
CATTIVIK NEVER DIES
0
No votes
CHRISTMAS CRAPMAS
0
No votes
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS ATTACK
0
No votes
CIRCUITRY
0
No votes
CLOUD HOPPER
0
No votes
CODE ZERO
0
No votes
CRAZY KONG CITY - EPISODE 2: SAVING KONG
0
No votes
CRYSTAL KINGDOM DIZZY 2017
4
14%
DEAD SPACE
0
No votes
DEEP BLUE
0
No votes
DOODLE BUG
0
No votes
DREDD OVER EELS
0
No votes
EGGHEAD 6: EGGHEAD GOES TO TOWN
0
No votes
EL ATAQUE DE LOS TERNEROS COSMICOS
0
No votes
EL CHATARRERO GALACTICO
0
No votes
EL MATADERO
0
No votes
FOGGY'S QUEST
0
No votes
GUP
0
No votes
GENBLAST
0
No votes
GERRY ANDERSON'S UFO
0
No votes
GLOBUS
2
7%
GRUMPY SANTA
0
No votes
HORACE & THE ROBOTS
4
14%
HYPERKILL
1
4%
I'M DREAMING OF A BLACK AND WHITE CHRISTMAS
0
No votes
JILLY'S FARM VOLUME 1 - SOKOBAARN!
0
No votes
JOHN MOCOWELL
0
No votes
JUANITA & PAQUITO VS THE EVIL ALIENS
0
No votes
JUBBLES
0
No votes
KNIGHT HERO
0
No votes
KNOCKABOUT
0
No votes
LEFT BEHIND: ESCAPE FROM MARS
0
No votes
MAG THE MAGICIAN
0
No votes
MAZERACT
0
No votes
MINESWEEPER 16/48
0
No votes
MONKEY J. IN: THE TREASURE OF THE GOLD TEMPLE THAT WAS LOST IN THE FOREST UNTIL HE (OR SHE?) FOUND IT
0
No votes
MONTY MOLE AND THE LOST SOULS
0
No votes
MONTY'S HONEY RUN
0
No votes
MORITZ
0
No votes
OMELETTES FOR BREAKFAST
0
No votes
OOZE
0
No votes
PICKAXE PETE
0
No votes
PILOT ATTACK
0
No votes
PINK PILLS - MANIC MORITZ AND THE MEDS
0
No votes
PIXEL QUEST 2000
2
7%
PUMPKIN POE
0
No votes
QBOX
0
No votes
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
0
No votes
RETROFORCE
1
4%
ROBOPROBE/48
0
No votes
ROBOT 1 IN... THE PLANET OF DEATH
0
No votes
ROBOT 1 IN... THE SHIP OF DOOM
0
No votes
RUNAWAY CAR
0
No votes
SANTOS' CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
0
No votes
SOPHIA
3
11%
SORCERESS
0
No votes
SORCERESS 2: THE MYSTIC FOREST
0
No votes
SPACE ESCAPE
0
No votes
SPACE INVADERS EMULATOR
0
No votes
SPACE JUNK
2
7%
SPECCY PONG
0
No votes
SQUARES
0
No votes
TWINLIGHT
0
No votes
TAKEOUT FREAKOUT
0
No votes
TERRAPINS
1
4%
THAT SINKING FEELING
0
No votes
THE 12 DAYS OF SPECTRUM
0
No votes
THE ADVENTURES OF JANE JELLY: THE TREASURE OF HOTMARMALADE
0
No votes
THE ADVENTURES OF JANE JELLY: THE TREASURE OF ZEDIN
0
No votes
THE BIG JAVI'S ADVENTURE
0
No votes
THE DARK HOSPITAL
0
No votes
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PROFESSOR
0
No votes
THE SWORD OF IANNA
5
18%
THE TREASURE OF LUMOS
0
No votes
THREE OCTOPUSES
1
4%
TOPO MIX GAME
0
No votes
VADE RETRO II: LOS SECRETOS DEL DOCTOR MALFARIO
0
No votes
VALLATION 128K
1
4%
WALKABOUT
0
No votes
WOLFCASTLE MCBAIN
0
No votes
WUNDERWAFFE
0
No votes
XELDA 1: QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN APPLE
0
No votes
ZABIJ DUCHA
0
No votes
ZUKINOX
0
No votes
[MOD] JET SET MINI
0
No votes
[MOD] JET SET MIXUP
0
No votes
[MOD] JET SET WILLY II+
0
No votes
[MOD] MANIC MINER HARD
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 28

User avatar
Rorthron
Manic Miner
Posts: 561
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by Rorthron » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:04 am

Vote for the best sound and music in a game released in 2017.

You have UP TO THREE VOTES.
0 x

User avatar
Rorthron
Manic Miner
Posts: 561
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by Rorthron » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:02 am

I just voted for two:

Horace & the Robots (not just speech, but also nice 48K sound effects)
Space Junk (nice AY music)
0 x

User avatar
R-Tape
Site Admin
Posts: 1552
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by R-Tape » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:44 pm

I had to go back over these games to try and decide, nothing really jumped out at me over the year. I think music in Speccy games is usually a bit of an afterthought. All to often we try and find any happy hardcore track and plonk it on top, whatever the genre or mood of the game.

I chose:

Hyperkill - a phat beat that makes you want to blast aliens indiscriminately.
Sophia - maybe not the catchiest, but it's the only game here that uses multiple tracks to match the mood of the game.
Baby Monkey Alba - a recognisable track that actually fits the game

Some nearlys:

Wunderwaffe - brilliant track but it was released in the 90s I think.
Egghead 6 Title track - brilliant track, but doesn't fit the mood of the game well, and is only title music.
Globus - very charming (and that's not a way of saying crap but inventive!) use of in game beeper music.

EDIT I've realised that Globus was never released before last year, so it is a 2017 game, I didn't choose it for this reason. If I could change my vote I would make this in my top 3.
0 x

User avatar
R-Tape
Site Admin
Posts: 1552
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by R-Tape » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:00 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:44 pm
... but it's the only game here that uses multiple tracks to match the mood of the game.
What about Sword of IANNA?

Bellend.
0 x

User avatar
Ersh
Microbot
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:06 pm

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by Ersh » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:43 pm

I really enjoyed all the tunes in Sophia. I kept humming the first level theme all day and the oriental theme of level 3 also stuck. However the tune for the final level is my favourite, it fittingly sounded both epic and foreboding, really kept the blood pumping as you tried to reach the boss.

The beeper tune in Three Octopuses, while being a cover, was also neat and suited the cute and quirky style of the game perfectly.
2 x

User avatar
Rorthron
Manic Miner
Posts: 561
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by Rorthron » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:19 am

The current standings:

1st = Crystal Kingdom Dizzy 2017
Horace and the Robots
The Sword of Ianna
4th Sophia
0 x

User avatar
Rorthron
Manic Miner
Posts: 561
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by Rorthron » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:42 pm

It's probably time to call a result on this and the parallel polls soon. I"ll close them in about a week to allow for any further votes.
0 x

User avatar
Rorthron
Manic Miner
Posts: 561
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Re: Poll: Best sound of 2017

Post by Rorthron » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 am

The results of the best-of-2017 polls are as follows:

Best game... The Sword of Ianna
Best graphics... The Sword of Ianna
Best sound... The Sword of Ianna

So a clean sweep for The Sword of Ianna - not exactly a shock result.

The top 3 in each category were as follows:

Best game
1st The Sword of Ianna
2nd Crystal Kingdom Dizzy 2017
3rd= Ooze
3rd= Pixel Quest 2000

Best graphics
1st The Sword of Ianna
2nd Crystal Kingdom Dizzy 2017
3rd Vallation 128K

Best sound
1st The Sword of Ianna
2nd= Crystal Kingdom Dizzy 2017
2nd= Horace and the Robots

Unfortunately I do not seem to be able to close the polls. Could one of the mods do that?

Also I had planned to do a poll for best loading screen, but am now not going to get round to it. If someone else would like to do it, I have already drawn up a list of loading screens from 2017 (both new games and loading screen remakes), but really it would also be necessary to post images of the screens. If anyone is interested in setting that up, let me know and I'll post the list I have.
0 x

Post Reply