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Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:45 pm
by Ivanzx
As there was no poll in WoS, or at least not a good one, I would like to give some visibility to the previous years´ productions.
Everybody can select 3 games in total.
Good luck! It was a good year with a lot of productions and super games in there:

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:40 pm
by MatGubbins
Is it possible to show in-game pictures to jog the old memory please?

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 pm
by Joefish
With download links?

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 pm
by Rorthron
Short reviews would also be nice.

(Actually R-Tape did this for the 2014 poll. Any chance of a repeat?)

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:54 pm
by R-Tape
Rorthron wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Short reviews would also be nice.

(Actually R-Tape did this for the 2014 poll. Any chance of a repeat?)
Happy to, probably no time until Sat or Sun though. There's still a few I haven't played yet.

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:31 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
Voted for Castlevania (stands out the others) and Jaws (originality).

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 am
by hikoki
Joefish wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 pm
With download links?
This will do : https://awesome-table.com/-KTJLy2xX7_E1 ... lterD=2015

By the way, there is a phpbb extension called "advanced polls"

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:51 am
by Joefish
Good point. I did a search on this site, but it didn't give me a link I could share!

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:58 pm
by R-Tape
Rorthron wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Short reviews would also be nice.
(Actually R-Tape did this for the 2014 poll. Any chance of a repeat?)
Erewgo:

Pnoid - Penguin churrera
Pengo Quest - delicious character sprites from Gabam
Christmas Gift Hunt - It's 1982 again! Oldschool AGD collect em up.
Chrimblast! - Vertical shooter, aliens, socks and sprouts, potential cover tape B-side material
Amnesia - 3D game maker. Not played
The Adventures of Bouncing Bob - Lurching Dead - Bouncy AGD platformer
Save the Trees! - Deciduous puzzle from Russia.
Stars (Gumi) - Innovative AGD game. Manipulate the star.
Cosmic Commerce - BASIC Elite wannabe from a complete no hoper
Escape from the sewers - Churrera, it's those bloody spiders again!
Perry Pumpkin - Recovered BASIC horror from BITD.
Stakeout! - Similar to above.
The Infeasible game - Very decent port of 'The Impossible Game'
Rabbit in Nightmareland - Churrera with a very eery rabbit.
Jumpcollision - Innovative AGD game, bouncing and rockets.
The Order of mazes - Very competent maze adventure. Contender in the 2015 ZXDEV.
Knightmare 2 ZX - Whatever the MSX can do, the Speccy can do better. Fantastic Arcade conversion.
The Adventure of Bouncing Bob : Bustin GHosts - Bob's still bouncing but it's a pacman clone, and a very good one at that. AGD.
El Cetro del sol - Spanish text adventure. The ignorant Englishman that I am can only say that it looks good.
Ishido: The Way of Stones - Polished conversion
Rabbit in Wonderland - Rabbit churrera, with that spooky Rabbit again
Pixel Quest - addictive complete the sprite logic puzzle.
The Adventures of Bouncing Bob, Summer breeze - AGD flip screener, plays much better than it looks, and it looks alright.
Shoggot Halls - Simple graphics, Cellular automation fun.
Aquanoids - Quality underwater flip screen, one of the best churros of the year.
Cap N Rescue 2 - Oldschool AGD platformer.
Bathyscape - Quality underwater suffocate 'em up.
Red Planet - Decent churro, pretty hard
Bubble Monkey Bros - one of my faves from Gabam this year.
Hop N Frog - Channelised frogger with a Humphrey style jump.
Lirus - Original attributue based game, high quality.
Mazegame - You are a pixel trapped in an ENORMOUS hidden maze.
3Amok - Good looking Pentagon board type game. Not played
Strange Kitchen - Fun BASIC game, shoot the fruit, or not, as instructed.
Gertrudis, el soldado - ZXDev churro, based on a film I think
Anima - A churro with blood. Short and enjoyable.
The Legend of Bocatapuesto - not the prettiest churro but I remember thinking it played okay
Mice Vs Scientists - a serviceable churro
Zombo - Based on the 2000AD comic character, buggy but easy and fun. Excuse me can I compleat you?
Godkiller 2 Exile - Very polished churro
The Return of Traxtor - Very respectable space based hopper sequel
Black Star - One of the best Space Invaders clones for the speccy
Complica DX - Multicolour puzzler and probably the best attempt at AI in the modern era.
Journey to Another World - JBV's usual humorous oldschool game, more to it than just a platform game
Rabid Mower - A lawnmowing game that you'll want to complete, and no it's not April 1st.
Euphoria 2D - War/colonisation game. Looks good, sorry not had time to play
Explorer - blocky vertical character scroller, based on Caverns of Mars. I remember playing this for quite a while
Falling Blocks - Tetrissy
Oceano - Submarine caverns, simple graphics but playable enough in this port from the author's own CPC game
Weird Island - Text adventure set on an... Island. My usual text adventure skills meant I ran out of ideas and wandered aimlessly
Zen II - Best beeper music ever on this mindful puzzle sequel.
Stormfinch - Bicolour shootemup. Meh.
Dead Flesh Boy - Brilliant AGD conversion, with a better name than the game it's based on.
Baldy ZX - Fun AGD remake of Paul Jenkinson's original Amiga game.
Super 48K Box - Playable and addictive AGD remake from the author of dead flesh boy.
Jaws The Text Adventure - amusing BASIC conversion of the web game
Flype - A wall huggy flippy kind of affair
Vade Retro (Retroworks) - Quality action/adventure, I can see glimpses that might have inspired Retroworks to make Sword of IANNA
Bumber - Ignore the name kids, rudimentary maths plus platform games equals fun! Far too hard.
Rays Reprisal - Amusingly renamed remake of Yar's Revenge
Baffo Jones - more attractive visuals and character based movement. Playable.
Pets Vs Aliens Prologue - An Othello clone with lots of lipstick. High quality multicolour visuals, the original release put too much emphasis on animation and was headache inducing
Pentacorn Quest - One of the best churros of the year, doesn't feel 'samey'
Rescue Lander - Challenging 'don't touch the sides' game, very good, I spent ages playing this
Jet Set Luis: Rumbo a la costa Blanca
Little Dragon 2 - fun platformer in Gab's style. Good enough to make me put it on tape and play it through
The Tales of Grupp - Brilliant adventure with turn based fighting.
Castlevania: Spectral Interlude - The developers made no mistakes in this flawless conversion. Not my style of game so I never gave it the chance it deserved, sorree
A prelude to Chaos - didn't really play this sorry
Page and the curse of the pharaoh - Serviceable AGD flip screener
Uroboros - The best snake game on the Spectrum. Hands down.
Ice Slider Z - Good action/puzzle game. Once you choose a direction you're commited to it.
Lava - Best BASIC sprite ever, and a loading screen with a very supple young lady
Xorka - simple presentation but fun XOR challenge
Jucha - didn't play sorry
Sixteen Skirmish - UDGs and BASIC turn based fighting.
Popeye - Look nice, didn't draw me in
Diamond Digger - A very accomplished BASIC game that didn't get the credit it deserved.
When Alex didnt do it - Good text adventure with a few glitches, one involving underpants if memory serves

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:00 pm
by R-Tape
I'm still deciding between Tales of Grupp, Vade Retro, Rescue Lander and Uroboros. There are some very, very accomplished games here that I feel I should vote for, but I'm letting my choice be lead by the ones that captured my attention and made me play them most.