General software. From trouble with the Banyan Tree to OCP Art Studio, post any general software chat here. Could include game challenges...
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Okay, we've collectively decided that Atic Atac; Bomb Jack; Chase HQ; Deathchase; Exolon and Fairlight have won the first six letters of this A-Z.
Now we're onto the letter G, and I've come up with this list...
- Game Over by Dinamic
- Gauntlet by US Gold
- Gauntlet II by US Gold
- Ghostbusters by Activision
- Ghosts 'N Goblins by Elite
- Ghouls 'n' Ghosts by US Gold
- Gift From The Gods by Ocean
- Gilligan's Gold by Ocean
- Glider Rider by Quicksilva
- Grand Prix Simulator by Code Masters
- Great Escape, The by Ocean
- Green Beret by Imagine
- Gunfright by Ultimate
Over to you lot for more suggestions, the poll will begin around this time next Monday...
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It's The Great Escape for me. It really pushed the boundaries.
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Add to the list, maybe a bit surprising
: Glug Glug
A great, early, single screen, action game. From the same shelf as Pssst, Cookie and Jetpac.
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My memory of Gauntlet is more about it always being at the top of the readers charts in Crash magazine. To my mind it was there for years, but that probably is more about how time was much slower as a child, and the reality was it was only on top for a month or two (?)
Of the games there, Grand Prix Simulator is the definitely the one I played the most by a long way. I’m sure it isn’t technically the best game, but it is one of my defining Spectrum/childhood computer games, and will probably get my vote for that.
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Gunfright for me, although I think the Great Escape is a clear favorite here.
Also, maybe the Gyroscope, should be added to the list...
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- GBA International Basketball, an entertaining two-on-two basketball game.
- Gremlins, the Adventure.
And I don't know if we should include Gyron. Innovative back in the day. But I've always found it boring!
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Quite a few decent arcade conversions starting with G:
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Definitely The Great Escape for me too.
Honourable mention goes to Green Beret though. One of the best, most accurate arcade conversions released on the Speccy.
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I have a fondness for a game called 'golf'. Pretty sure it was written in BASIC and was bought from a small ad in the Sinclair User. It was the only computer game I ever played with my Dad.
For me it must be Grand Prix simulator based on hours played. Great Escape was groundbreaking though, very original. If it was a best music vote, Glider Rider is the clear winner. It is also not a vote on 'Sauciest Poster Art', so I cannot put Game Over.
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I'd second adding Gyroscope, and also Gryzor - an excellent conversion.
And it's never going to win, but I have a real soft spot for Sinclair User's cover-tape exclusive, Go Bear Go!