The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

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The best modern Speccy game beginning with M

Mag the Magician
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Mage Rage
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Magic
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Magic Tokens
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Majikazo
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Malignant Gore, The
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Manic Miner 4
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Manic Miner 5: Los Peligros del LSD
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Manic Miner 6: The Buddha of Suburbia
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Manic Miner 7
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Manic Miner - 2000
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Manic Miner - The Big Bonus Edition
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Manic Miner Turbo
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Manic Miner ZX81
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Manic Miner: Back to the Mine
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Manic Miner: comp.sys.sinclair
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Manic Miner: Jet Set Willy
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Manic Miner: Matthew Smith 2008 Remix
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Manic Miner: Neighbours - Allana Truman
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Manic Miner: The Hobbit
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Manic Minor's 80's Christmas Shopping Trip, A
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Manic Mixup
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Manic Muslim
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Manic Pietro
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3%
Manic Scribbler
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Mantra Kill
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Marbles of Wisdom
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Maria vs. Some Bastards
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Mariano the Dragon in Capers in Cityland
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Maritrini, Freelance Monster Slayer
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Maritrini, Freelance Monster Slayer en: Las Increibles Vicisitudes de Despertarse Resacosa con Fred en la Cama y Tener que Llegar Mas o Menos Puntual a la Prueba de "Monstruos Vigorosos de Pechos Lustrosos" featuring Los Fratelli
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3%
Matthew Cranston Battles
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Max Pickles Part 1: The Haunted Castle
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Max Pickles Part 2: The Mine of Doom
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Max Pickles Part 3: The Price of Power
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Maze Death Rally-X
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3%
Mazogs
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Mega Meghan
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Merry Christmas From Horace
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Metal Man Reloaded
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17%
Mighty Final Fight
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7%
Mike, The Guitar
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Mine Worker
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Minesweeper
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Mini Explorer XXXI
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Misco Jones: Raiders of the Lost Vah-Ka
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Mister Kung Fu
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13%
Mockatetris
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MODERATE RETRIBUTION
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Moggy
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Moggy Adventure
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Mole Rat!
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3%
Monkey J. in: The Treasure of the Gold Temple That Was Lost in the Forest Until He (or She?) Found It
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Monono
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Monstrland: Testimony of the Ancients
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Monty Mole and The Lost Souls
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Monty's Honey Run
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Monty's Last Strike
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7%
Moon and The Pirates
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Moon's Fandom Festival
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Moonscape - Escape from the Moon
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3%
More Tea, Vicar?
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3%
Moritz
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Moritz to the Moon
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Morph
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Mortal Kombat
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Mpthrilla: The Metal Miner
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Mr Do!
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7%
Mr. Vintik
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MultiDude
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13%
Mushroom Man
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My Rendition of Horace to the Rescue
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Mysterious Dimensions
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Mystery
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Mystery of Ancient Castle
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Myth II: Return to Hell
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by Lethargeek » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:30 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Lethargeek wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:44 pm
may i ask, why are all these best game polls time limited? and then, why so little time?
It's so we get to a conclusion, rather than remaining as an unanswered question.

And seven days is more than enough. There's a preceding seven-day window where the nominees can be discussed. I think that's ample time.
the more voters, the more conclusive is the conclusion 8-)

right now there are sometimes more games than people voting :(

7 days is WAY too short time, even with another 7 for discussion

some members might be away for a longer time and the newcomers also miss a lot of the older polls

at the very least prolonging the poll time won't hurt anything
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by R-Tape » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:57 pm

Lethargeek wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:30 pm
right now there are sometimes more games than people voting :(
I don't think an extension will make much difference unless it's practically indefinite, and then we'll never see it finished. 1 week seems fine to me. People just need to keep their eyes peeled and encourage more people to vote.
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by uglifruit » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:02 pm

I'm for the "one week" limit, plus the previous discussion. Whilst it's not necessarily enough time for everyone to sit down and (re)evaluate the entries it keeps thing moving. (And I've definitely checked it games I've not previously tried on the back of the discussions.)
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by RWAC » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:40 pm

I'd also like some more time. I've missed so many votes by a single day, you wouldn't believe it!
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by Morkin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:56 am

I'd like to try out a couple more games before voting on this one, though I already know my #1 choice.. :)

Weather is quite bad this weekend so might give me something to do whilst lingering indoors...
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by Hank Scorpio » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:55 am

1 Monty's Last Strike
2 Mister Kung Fu
3 Mighty Final Fight
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:53 pm

Lethargeek wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:30 pm
PeteProdge wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Lethargeek wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:44 pm
may i ask, why are all these best game polls time limited? and then, why so little time?
It's so we get to a conclusion, rather than remaining as an unanswered question.

And seven days is more than enough. There's a preceding seven-day window where the nominees can be discussed. I think that's ample time.
the more voters, the more conclusive is the conclusion 8-)

right now there are sometimes more games than people voting :(

7 days is WAY too short time, even with another 7 for discussion

some members might be away for a longer time and the newcomers also miss a lot of the older polls

at the very least prolonging the poll time won't hurt anything
Well, the classic A-Z definitely came to the wrong conclusion on C. As much as I can tip my hat to Chase HQ being a surprisingly fast game that is worthy of comparison to the arcade original, it should have been Chaos.

However, going over 7 days, it's really not worth my time. I started doing this back in 2016. It wasn't even meant to be a weekly thing, I started off with a post listing the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet and asking people to reply filling each letter in with their best game. Although it was a popular and compelling forum post, nobody was satisfied with the end result, so that's why I started weekly polls. And it takes some effort. And I realise it occupies a big chunk of this part of the forum, and hogs the 'most recent' part of the forum at weekends.

I'm happier at the current pace, trying to get through the modern games and then the mammoth task of covering just about every software house that existed. That could take some years, I know.
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by Lethargeek » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:53 pm
However, going over 7 days, it's really not worth my time. I started doing this back in 2016. It wasn't even meant to be a weekly thing, I started off with a post listing the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet and asking people to reply filling each letter in with their best game. Although it was a popular and compelling forum post, nobody was satisfied with the end result, so that's why I started weekly polls. And it takes some effort. And I realise it occupies a big chunk of this part of the forum, and hogs the 'most recent' part of the forum at weekends.

I'm happier at the current pace, trying to get through the modern games and then the mammoth task of covering just about every software house that existed. That could take some years, I know.
I still don't get what's the problem in prolonging the voting time. You still can add more polls at the same pace regardless.
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by Morkin » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:11 am

1. Mr Do
2. Mole Rat
3. Multidude
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Re: The best modern Speccy game beginning with M: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 am

Lethargeek wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm
PeteProdge wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:53 pm
However, going over 7 days, it's really not worth my time. I started doing this back in 2016. It wasn't even meant to be a weekly thing, I started off with a post listing the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet and asking people to reply filling each letter in with their best game. Although it was a popular and compelling forum post, nobody was satisfied with the end result, so that's why I started weekly polls. And it takes some effort. And I realise it occupies a big chunk of this part of the forum, and hogs the 'most recent' part of the forum at weekends.

I'm happier at the current pace, trying to get through the modern games and then the mammoth task of covering just about every software house that existed. That could take some years, I know.
I still don't get what's the problem in prolonging the voting time. You still can add more polls at the same pace regardless.
Doing these polls, keeping track of them (like, manually counting up the proportional top-three votes) already takes a few hours out of my Sundays.

Yes, I could expand it to 14 days, with new polls added weekly, but I really don't like having to keep track of what's expiring and what's about to start. I don't want to do anything more complex than it already is.

I'm doing this for nothing, I don't get paid to do it. If you have a vital interest in a certain game winning a poll, then all I can say is take a minute out of your life each week to just visit the polls and vote.

As it stands, I'm waaaay behind on my work for the Reheated Pixels YouTube channel. Should have finished that Double Dragon video months ago. I've got footage shot in Berlin last month for a video on the Computerspielemuseum, which I've yet to even view and assemble, and yet, I've booked myself another visit to a gaming museum at the end of this month. I've got masses of other ideas I want to turn into videos and, well, if you see the channel, the last thing I made was in October. I know I can and should do better than this.

I can sometimes spend up to three hours sorting out polls each Sunday. It's not too much to ask the community to visit for a minute within a 7-day window if they want to have their say. (On Twitter, their built-in polls conclude in much less than a week.)

I don't want to add any more complexity to the workloads of these polls than currently exists.

If you want, I'll hand it over to you to manage.
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