The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Poll ended at Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:08 am

F16 Combat Pilot by Digital Integration
1
3%
Fahrenheit 3000 by Softstone
0
No votes
Fairlight by The Edge
12
35%
Fairlight 2 by The Edge
0
No votes
Fall Of The Third Reich by TK Computerware
0
No votes
Fast Food by Code Masters
1
3%
Fat Worm Blows A Sparky by Durell
0
No votes
Fantastic Voyage by Quicksilva
0
No votes
Fantasy World Dizzy by Code Masters
1
3%
Fernando Martín Basket Master by Dinamic
0
No votes
Feud by Mastertronic
2
6%
Finders Keepers by Mastertronic
1
3%
Firelord by Hewson
0
No votes
Firefly by Ocean
2
6%
Fist II: The Legend Continues by Melbourne House
1
3%
Flight Simulation by Psion
1
3%
Flunky by Piranha
0
No votes
Flying Shark by Firebird
0
No votes
Full Throttle by Micromega
0
No votes
Football Manager by Addictive Games
1
3%
Forest, The by Phipps Associates
1
3%
Forgotten Worlds by US Gold
0
No votes
Formula One by CRL
5
15%
Foxx Fights Back by Image Works
0
No votes
Frank Bruno's Boxing by Elite
0
No votes
Frank N Stein by PSS
2
6%
Frankenstein by CRL
0
No votes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood by Ocean
1
3%
Fred by Investronica
1
3%
Freddy Hardest by Dinamic
0
No votes
Frightmare by Cascade
0
No votes
Future Knight by Gremlin
1
3%
 
Total votes: 34

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:08 am

Right then, for F's sake, here's this poll!

F16 Combat Pilot by Digital Integration
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Fahrenheit 3000 by Softstone
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Fairlight by The Edge
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Fairlight 2 by The Edge
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Fall Of The Third Reich by TK Computerware
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Fast Food by Code Masters
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Fat Worm Blows A Sparky by Durell
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Fantastic Voyage by Quicksilva
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Fantasy World Dizzy by Code Masters
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Fernando Martín Basket Master by Dinamic
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Feud by Mastertronic
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Finders Keepers by Mastertronic
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Firelord by Hewson
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Firefly by Ocean
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Fist II: The Legend Continues by Melbourne House
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Flight Simulation by Psion
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Flunky by Piranha
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Flying Shark by Firebird
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Full Throttle by Micromega
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Football Manager by Addictive Games
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Forest, The by Phipps Associates
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Forgotten Worlds by US Gold
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Formula One by CRL
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Foxx Fights Back by Image Works
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Frank Bruno's Boxing by Elite
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Frank N Stein by PSS
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Frankenstein by CRL
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Frankie Goes To Hollywood by Ocean
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Fred by Investronica
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Freddy Hardest by Dinamic
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Frightmare by Cascade
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Future Knight by Gremlin
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Nomad » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:12 pm

Well tough choice as many good candidates.

I went for The Forest, it is an ambitious game that is an early example of an open world. The other impressive thing is just how far the programmers came from 1982 to 1983 in terms of skills.

This is what Phipps Associates were putting out in 82'



Not very interesting, typical basic game. Run of the mill stuff really.

Then comes Castle Walls in the same year, appears already to be using machine code and basic.



But then you get to 83' so when you take into account production schedule this was less than a year and yet they managed to pull off 'The Forest'



Ok graphics wise its not all that great, but when you look at what they did - implemented a large open world - only partially in assembly. I think that is quite something.

I always wondered what was the catalyst that got them to up their game so quickly.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:23 pm

Nomad wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:12 pm
I went for The Forest
Ah, well, you did nominate them! Never heard of it, and the video doesn't entice me to try it, but good on you for going for an obscure title you clearly love.

I've picked Feud by Mastertronic (alright, Bulldog, but it's Mastertronic in disguise). I still play it to this day.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:44 pm

A tough poll this time, great options. For me the best are Fairlight, Firelord, F Martín BM and Fred, my final vote.

Fred rocks! :)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by hitm4n » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:27 pm

I'm really struggling between Finders Keepers and Frank N Stein. Both games i've gone back to over the years. Fred is also a classic but i don't find myself drawn to playing it again as much as the other two. Voted Frank at the moment but i may very well change it to Finders Keepers later... Toughest choice yet for me.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Blerkotron » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 pm

Blimey, this was the toughest one yet - loads of great games and no 'clear' winner. Eventually went with Fairlight, although I feel a bit guilty for Fred and Frank N Stein. And Feud. And Firelord. And Firefly. And Frankie. Oh no!
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Rorthron » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Fairlight.

Firelord was close, but no cigar.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 pm

I presume Frank n Stein is one of those games that everyone loves. Original and addictive.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Ralf » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:32 pm

And my vote goes to Fairlight. Not very original looking at the current results ;)

The funny thing is that I achieved absolutely nothing in Fairlight. I wandered around the castle, killing soldiers, picking up helmets and dropping them in other places. It didn't help that my copy missed the instructions :oops:

But I always had a feeling that it's great even if beyond my reach. That it's got the style, the climate taht other games don't have. And it was a great experience to watch the recording with it being completed by someone else.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Post by Ast A. Moore » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:00 pm

Firefly. Typical Joffa Smith. Used to spend hours playing it. Great concept, excellent graphics, brilliant coding.
The explosion when you die was kick-ass.

P.S. I noticed my taste in games pretty much goes against general consensus. I never thought—until now—that my taste was so esoteric. :?
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