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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:52 pm
by R-Tape
WIWC wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters [Domark, 1990]
This is a really high quality game, and the release date reminds me that me & friends caught the speccy right at the end. Don't know exactly where, but it's somewhere in my top 10. I fired it up a while back 'just to remind myself' and ended up playing several levels (it's relatively easy to make progress). I don't know exactly why, but you can really picture yourself as the sprite.

Amazing graphics, even though it dares to use the ROM font!

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:22 pm
by WIWC
Pang [Ocean Software, 1990]
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Sinclair User Classic (95%), Your Sinclair Megagame (94%), 93% in C+VG, 81% in Crash Smash.

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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:40 pm
by WIWC
La Espada Sagrada [Toposoft, 1990]
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Very cute and playable Spanish arcade/adventure.
No British magazine reviewed it.
MicroHobby gave it only 72%.
It probably deserved more.

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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:55 pm
by RWAC
WIWC wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Pang [Ocean Software, 1990]
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Sinclair User Classic (95%), Your Sinclair Megagame (94%), 93% in C+VG, 81% in Crash Smash.

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I think a lot of the magazine's overrated this quite a bit.
It's not a bad game at all but it gets boring pretty quickly.

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:04 pm
by RWAC
R-Tape wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:52 pm
WIWC wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters [Domark, 1990]
This is a really high quality game, and the release date reminds me that me & friends caught the speccy right at the end. Don't know exactly where, but it's somewhere in my top 10. I fired it up a while back 'just to remind myself' and ended up playing several levels (it's relatively easy to make progress). I don't know exactly why, but you can really picture yourself as the sprite.

Amazing graphics, even though it dares to use the ROM font!
I never got to grips with the rotate and move controls. Good game though, especially with 2 players.

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:06 pm
by RWAC
WIWC wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:40 pm
MicroHobby gave it only 72%.
It probably deserved more.
You'd give it 73%?

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:29 pm
by WIWC
Probably even 74%.

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:44 pm
by WIWC
Shadow of the Beast [Gremlin Graphics Software]
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Crash Smash (92%), 90% in Sinclair User (as a budget re-release), 88% in Your Sinclair, 83% in C+VG.

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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:33 am
by RWAC
The only time Shadow of the Beast should be game of the day is if it's crap game day.

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:38 am
by WIWC
It's not crap, just plagued by an ubiquitous multiload.