Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

People are still making stuff for the Sinclair related machines. Tell us about new games and other software that runs on the Spectrum, ZX80/ZX81, Pentagon and Next.

Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Poll runs till Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Pnoid
0
No votes
Pengo Quest
0
No votes
Christmas Gift Hunt
0
No votes
Chrimblast!
1
2%
Amnesia
0
No votes
The Adventures of Bouncing Bob - Lurching Dead
0
No votes
Save the Trees!
0
No votes
Stars (Gumi)
0
No votes
Cosmic Commerce
0
No votes
Escape from the sewers
0
No votes
Perry Pumpkin
0
No votes
Stakeout!
0
No votes
The Infeasible game
0
No votes
Rabbit in Nightmareland
0
No votes
Jumpcollision
0
No votes
The Order of mazes
3
6%
Knightmare 2 ZX
2
4%
The Adventure of Bouncing Bob : Bustin GHosts
0
No votes
El Cetro del sol
0
No votes
Ishido: The Way of Stones
0
No votes
Rabbit in Wonderland
0
No votes
Pixel Quest
3
6%
The Adventures of Bouncing Bob - Summer breeze
0
No votes
Shoggot Halls
0
No votes
Aquanoids
0
No votes
Cap N Rescue 2
0
No votes
Bathyscape
0
No votes
Red Planet
0
No votes
Bubble Monkey Bross
1
2%
Hop N Frog
0
No votes
Lirus
1
2%
Mazegame
0
No votes
3Amok
0
No votes
Strange Kitchen
0
No votes
Gertrudis, el soldado
0
No votes
Anima
0
No votes
The Legend of Bocatapuesto
0
No votes
Mice Vs Scientists
0
No votes
Zombo
2
4%
Godkiller 2 Exile
1
2%
The Return of Traxtor
3
6%
Black Star
0
No votes
Complica DX
1
2%
Journey to Another World
0
No votes
Rabid Mower
0
No votes
Euphoria 2D
0
No votes
Explorer
0
No votes
Falling Blocks
0
No votes
Oceano
0
No votes
Weird Island
0
No votes
Zen II
0
No votes
Stormfinch
6
13%
Dead Flesh Boy
0
No votes
Baldy ZX
0
No votes
Super 48K Box
0
No votes
Jaws The Text Adventure
2
4%
Flype
0
No votes
Vade Retro (Retroworks)
0
No votes
Bumber
0
No votes
Rays Reprisal
0
No votes
Baffo Jones
0
No votes
Pets Vs Aliens Prologue
1
2%
Pentacorn Quest
4
9%
Rescue Lander
0
No votes
Jet Set Luis: Rumbo a la costa Blanca
0
No votes
Little Dragon 2
0
No votes
The Tales of Grupp
2
4%
Castlevania: Spectral Interlude
12
26%
A prelude to Chaos
0
No votes
Page and the curse of the pharaoh
0
No votes
Uroboros
0
No votes
Ice Slider Z
0
No votes
Lava
0
No votes
Xorka
0
No votes
Jucha
0
No votes
Sixteen Skirmish
2
4%
Popeye
0
No votes
Diamond Digger
0
No votes
When Alex didnt do it
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 47

User avatar
Ivanzx
Site Admin
Posts: 62
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 am

Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Ivanzx » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:45 pm

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:
0 x

User avatar
MatGubbins
Dizzy
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:45 am
Location: Kent, UK

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by MatGubbins » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:40 pm

Is it possible to show in-game pictures to jog the old memory please?
0 x
Bomb Munchies Ver1930 17th Nov 2017 (look for the blue download box ) If you get a time-out message and live in the UK then try after 9pm-3am.
Send me a PM and I can email it to you too. Kent, UK

Joefish
Dizzy
Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 am

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Joefish » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 pm

With download links?
0 x

User avatar
Rorthron
Site Admin
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Rorthron » 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?)
0 x

User avatar
R-Tape
Site Admin
Posts: 287
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:54 pm

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.
0 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Microbot
Posts: 169
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:31 pm

Voted for Castlevania (stands out the others) and Jaws (originality).
0 x

hikoki
Berk
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:54 am

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by hikoki » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 am

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"
0 x

Joefish
Dizzy
Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 am

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Joefish » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:51 am

Good point. I did a search on this site, but it didn't give me a link I could share!
0 x

User avatar
R-Tape
Site Admin
Posts: 287
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:58 pm

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
0 x

User avatar
R-Tape
Site Admin
Posts: 287
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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.
0 x

Post Reply