The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with E

Poll ended at Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:00 am

Earth Shaker by Michael Batty/Your Sinclair
5
14%
Edd The Duck by Impulze
0
No votes
Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge by Martech
0
No votes
Egg Head by Claire Tucker/Crash
0
No votes
Egghead To The Rescue by Grafix Wizards/Crash
0
No votes
Eidolon, The by Activision
0
No votes
Elevator Action by Quicksilva
1
3%
Eliminator by Hewson
0
No votes
Elite by Firebird
8
22%
Emilio Butragueño Futbol by Topo Soft/Ocean
0
No votes
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer by Audiogenic
0
No votes
Empire Fights Back, The by Mastertronic
0
No votes
E-Motion by US Gold
0
No votes
Enduro Racer by Activision
5
14%
Enigma Force by Beyond
0
No votes
Equinox by Mikro-Gen
1
3%
Eric & The Floaters by Sinclair Research
0
No votes
Escape From the Planet of the Robot Monsters by Domark
0
No votes
Eskimo Eddie by Ocean
0
No votes
Evening Star by Hewson
1
3%
Everyone's A Wally by Mikro-Gen
7
19%
Exolon by Hewson
8
22%
Extreme by Digital Integration
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 36

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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:03 pm

ZXDunny wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Can't believe you didn't include Explorer.
Where were you when we ran the discussion thread for setting up this poll?

(And there are quite few Speccy games called Explorer... any particular one? I assume the Electric Dreams one?)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by Stefan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:03 pm

Still playing Elite Dangerous - so anything that laid out the groundwork over 30 years ago has been scientifically proven to be brilliant - FACT! :-)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by R-Tape » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37 pm

Floating voters take note, Everyone's a Wally does NOT shoot you the moment you press start.

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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:26 am

Interesting poll so far. Exolon might win but the second position still isn't clear. Elite, Enduro Racer and Everyone's a Wally are great contenders.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by ZXDunny » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:52 am

PeteProdge wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:03 pm
ZXDunny wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Can't believe you didn't include Explorer.
Where were you when we ran the discussion thread for setting up this poll?

(And there are quite few Speccy games called Explorer... any particular one? I assume the Electric Dreams one?)
Published by Electric Dreams, written by RamJam. A fantastic game of... exploration. I sunk months into that game when I was a kid. Nothing has come close to it since, not in gameplay or depth.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by Jonathan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:29 pm

You might want to check the authorship of a certain egg-themed platformer in that list, not to mention the authenticity of its loading screen. ;)

Please forward my trainspotter award to Claire Tucker...
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by R-Tape » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:19 pm

Jonathan wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:29 pm
You might want to check the authorship of a certain egg-themed platformer in that list, not to mention the authenticity of its loading screen. ;)

Please forward my trainspotter award to Claire Tucker...
I'm on mobile right now so don't want to risk a chubby fingered mistake and delete the whole poll but can edit that tomorrow (it's Clare Tucker, right? ;-p )

So what does the proper Crash cover tape loader look like?

Is there a version out there with the true loading screen? If not could somebody make one so we can put it in the archive.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by Kweepa » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:21 am

I thought, and the ZXDB seems to think, and Jonathan seems to think, that Jonathan wrote it.
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1579
http://www.spanglefish.com/egghead/inde ... eid=531145
However the mobygames page is also rather confused, with the same loading screen and
'by Claire Tucker, (c) 1989 Jonathan Cauldwell, graphics by Jonathan Cauldwell'.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/egghead
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by R-Tape » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:59 am

Kweepa wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:21 am
I thought, and the ZXDB seems to think, and Jonathan seems to think, that Jonathan wrote it.
We've only got Jon's word for that, we have to be even handed and get Claire's side of the story.

(but seriously, a version with a hacked loading screen was uploaded to WoS so that's become the one we all see. If some can provide the true version this can be corrected. I have the covertape somewhere but not the means to make a TAP out of it)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: vote

Post by R-Tape » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:54 am

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Ah this is the right one. I'll dig out ZX-Blockeditor later and get this into the next site update.

Sorry, back to the poll. Vote Wally!
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