The best classic Speccy game beginning with I: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with I: vote

Poll ended at Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:14 am

I Ball by Firebird
2
7%
Ice Temple, The by Bubble Bus Software
1
3%
iD by Nu Wave Software
0
No votes
IK+ by System 3
4
14%
Ikari Warriors by Elite
3
10%
Impossaball by Hewson
1
3%
Impossible Mission by US Gold
2
7%
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis by US Gold
0
No votes
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by US Gold
1
3%
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by US Gold
0
No votes
Ingrid's Back by Level 9 Computing
0
No votes
Inheritance: Panic in Las Vegas by Infogrames
1
3%
Inside Outing by The Edge
1
3%
Into The Eagle's Nest by Pandora
6
21%
Intensity by Firebird
1
3%
International 3D Tennis by Palace Software
0
No votes
International Karate by System 3
1
3%
International Match Day by Ocean
1
3%
Invaders from Planet X by Compass Software
0
No votes
Invasion of the Body Snatchas! by Crystal Computing
0
No votes
I, Of The Mask by Electric Dreams
1
3%
Iron Lord by Ubi Soft
0
No votes
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll by K-Tel Productions
1
3%
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road by Virgin Games
2
7%
I Will Survive! by Aztec Software
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 29

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with I: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:14 am

You know the score by now. Poll concludes around 10:15am UK time on Monday 23rd April aka Spectrum Anniversary Day.

I Ball by Firebird
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Ice Temple, The by Bubble Bus Software
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iD by Nu Wave Software
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IK+ by System 3
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Ikari Warriors by Elite
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Impossaball by Hewson
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Impossible Mission by US Gold
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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis by US Gold
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by US Gold
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by US Gold
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Ingrid's Back by Level 9 Computing
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Inheritance: Panic in Las Vegas by Infogrames
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Inside Outing by The Edge
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Into The Eagle's Nest by Pandora
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Intensity by Firebird
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International 3D Tennis by Palace Software
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International Karate by System 3
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International Match Day by Ocean
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Invaders From Planet X by Compass Software
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Invasion of the Body Snatchas! by Crystal Computing
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I, Of The Mask by Electric Dreams
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Iron Lord by Ubi Soft
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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll by K-Tel Productions
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Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road by Virgin Games
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I Will Survive! by Aztec Software
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Post by R-Tape » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am

Eye-Kar-Eee warriors for me. A top quality conversion and great fun to play. I played this a lot at a mate's house, in two player and taking turns in single player mode with the others as never erring backseat drivers. BITD I always wanted better graphics, but they were good enough to not make me yearn for the Amiga version (which I also played to death).
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with I: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:33 am

Into the Eagle's Nest for me. My fave Gauntlet-like game, with an adventure component that makes it great to play.
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Post by PeteProdge » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:08 am

I went for It's Only Rock N Roll by K'Tel. A very early release - a pop music management game which I hold in higher regard than The Biz or Rock Star At My Hamster. It's entirely in BASIC, relies on actual UDGs for graphics and I think it fits into a 16K Speccy. Easily the most primitive game in the listing, but somehow it just works brilliantly.

Of course it's not going to win. I'd be very surprised if anyone other than me votes for it. Yet I have so much love for it.
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Post by R-Tape » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:08 am
I went for It's Only Rock N Roll by K'Tel.
I've given it a quick play and I can see why you like it. I'm not sure it tops The Biz but it's one I'll revisit in more depth.

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I love the gig highlights, choreography by Kevin Toms!

Can you remember what you called your band btw?
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Post by PeteProdge » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 pm
PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:08 am
I went for It's Only Rock N Roll by K'Tel.
I've given it a quick play and I can see why you like it. I'm not sure it tops The Biz but it's one I'll revisit in more depth.
Oh I'll grant you The Biz will have its fans, and this is really similar to it (the whole BASIC feel). I'm not knocking The Biz, it's a really good contender. However, Rock Star Ate My Hamster I do find to be heavily overrated.
R-Tape wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 pm
I love the gig highlights, choreography by Kevin Toms!
Yep! Like Kevin Toms's famous creation, this is an early BASIC release that really endures.
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Can you remember what you called your band btw?
Probably went for something like a cheesy punk name, like Noise-Makers or Arson Around. I always keep it different each time I play.
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Post by WIWC » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:23 pm

or The Matchstick Men.
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Post by WIWC » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:29 pm

Invasion of the Body Snatcha! is great with the improved Fuller Box sound effects.

Into The Eagle's Nest and Indy: The Last Crusade are the ones I've played the most. I'm undecided between these two.

Invaders from Planet X and I Will Survive! are also great.

well, for the moment I'd go for The Last Crusade, reserving my right to change the vote before the end if it's the case.
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:03 am

I, Ball in second place along with Impossible Mission.

That's a game (I, Ball) that I haven't played much. A good excuse to try and play it! :)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with I: vote

Post by R-Tape » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:18 am

WIWC wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:23 pm
or The Matchstick Men.
Heh.

I played this a fair bit last night, it's really good fun and we'll balanced. The mistake I kept making early on was 'spending' too much energy on each gig, 10 seems to be good enough (200 is max). It wasn't long before my band, Spunk Vulcan, was nearly top ten, touring Europe and playing Wembley Stadium.

It's a nice touch that, no matter how rich you become, you are no better at writing songs. It's harder in fact as you have less energy.

Strangely, the highlights of the Wembley gig were rather similar to the first one in the boozer...
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