The inevitable worst game ever thread

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The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:31 pm

Inspired by Blucey mentioning LA SWAT, I guess it's time for the usual "what was the worst game you've ever played?" question.

The aforementioned LA SWAT was a strong contender for the absolute worst when I had a Spectrum. My brother had bought it, and it was frankly a waste of the two quid charged for it. The graphics were truly primitive, a bug had diagonal shooting going wrong and it had the gameplay of a typical Atari 2600 effort.

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But that is utter gaming heaven compared to what I discovered when I shifted online and got into emulation. As opined many times before,
Sqij has to be the worst game ever seen on the Spectrum. You could put a gun to my head and I'd have created a better game in BASIC in about 15 minutes, than this sorry sluggish nano-effort. Famously one of the sh*ttest games ever made and rightfully ridiculed.

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My controversial suggestion is Street Fighter 2. Not because the ZX Spectrum is apparently awful (I've never touched it), but because I've never liked the original for what it did to the arcade scene. It's a dismal thing to play, about ten million buttons to mash and you're just stuck in the same spot. I like my beat 'em ups to be scrolling through a world. It spawned about twenty million 'special' editions and my local arcades were full of, um, less-than-desirable people shoving their coins into the overrated thing.

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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by blucey » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:10 pm

The answer is always Renegade 3 but if you're temporarily insane I'll allow Superman by Tynesoft which is a game that is utterly without merit.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Wall_Axe » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:28 pm

just to bring up something different,

The US Gold D&D games, dragons of flame etc.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by blucey » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:31 pm

Wall_Axe wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:28 pm
just to bring up something different,

The US Gold D&D games, dragons of flame etc.
That is different. I never played them but I assume being US Gold games that they are monochrome pieces of sh*t?

Left field choice: the last two levels of Combat School. The rest of the game is pretty good (if a bit buggy) but the instructor fight is the worst example of a fighting game and the combat mission is appalling.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:50 pm

One on One. Disappointing, as I said in another thread.

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J. Erwing and Larry Bird deserved a better game!
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Wall_Axe » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:15 am

Yeah,while playing D&D my friend's dad thought we were using a black and white telly, or that we had the colour knob turned down accidentally.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Mike Davies » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:43 pm

blucey wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:10 pm
The answer is always Renegade 3.
I just wonder whether this game could have come across better had it been called Joe Blade 5, or Dinokink, or something. Rather than demolishing a superb franchise. So far my track record for the game has been: HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, OK.

I'm almost determined to find some gameplay in there, something more than button mashing.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Uto » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:08 pm

I belive choosing one worst game is as difficult as choosing best game ever. O can specially remember Macronic's ET, because it's also first game I ever player on my Spectrum, but if I spend 10 minutes thinking on it I can come with another 50 samples easily :-D

Thank God we tend to remember only good games and forget about the bad ones.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Collieuk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:58 pm

There are hundreds of dreadful games on the Speccy. For me, Dick Tracy is the winner. Shameful programming and atrocious gameplay but it was a licensed product with money behind it. I see this was the programmer's only Spectrum game. Good. You'd get better value with a faulty Cascade 50 tape that throws up R Tape Loading Errors with every attempt to play those crappy games. I think one mag gave this 70% or something. Proof there was a bit of corruption still going on.
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Re: The inevitable worst game ever thread

Post by Alessandro » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:27 pm

Track 'n' Field. 'Nuff said.
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