The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

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The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Poll ended at Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:01 am

Pac-Land by Grandslam
0
No votes
Pac-Mania by Grandslam
2
6%
Painter by A 'n' F Software
1
3%
Panama Joe by Sinclair Research
0
No votes
Pang by Ocean
1
3%
Panic by Mikro-Gen
0
No votes
Panic Dizzy by Code Masters
0
No votes
Panzadrome by Ariolasoft
2
6%
Paperboy by Elite
2
6%
Paris-Dakar by Zigurat Software
0
No votes
Penetrator by Melbourne House
3
8%
Pentagram by Ultimate
0
No votes
Peter Pack Rat by Silverbird
0
No votes
Perico Delgado Maillot Amarillo by Topo Soft
1
3%
Percy The Potty Pigeon by Gremlin
0
No votes
Peter Beardsley's International Football by Grandslam
0
No votes
Phantis by Dinamic Software
0
No votes
Phantomas by Dinamic Software
0
No votes
Phantomas 2 by Dinamic Software
0
No votes
Phantom Club by Ocean
0
No votes
Pheenix by Megadodo Software
0
No votes
Pinball by Sagittarian Software
0
No votes
Ping Pong by Imagine
5
14%
Pipe Mania by Empire
0
No votes
Pippo by Mastertronic
1
3%
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns by Activision
1
3%
Planets, The by Martech
0
No votes
Platoon by Ocean
1
3%
Plotting by Ocean
0
No votes
Pogo by Ocean
0
No votes
Pool by CDS Microsystems
0
No votes
Popeye by DK'Tronics
6
17%
Power Drift by Activision
0
No votes
Project-X: The Microman by Compass Software
0
No votes
Pssst by Ultimate
1
3%
Psycho City by Players
0
No votes
Psycho Pigs UXB by US Gold
0
No votes
Psytron by Beyond
0
No votes
Pud Pud by Ocean
0
No votes
Punchy by Mr Micro
0
No votes
Puzznic by Ocean
1
3%
Pyjamarama by Mikro-Gen
7
19%
Pyracurse by Hewson
1
3%
Pyramid, The by Fantasy Software
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 36

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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by Morkin » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:18 pm

Am surprised how highly rated Popeye is. I thought it was OKish but for me there are lots in the queue before it.

Possibly the most difficult decision so far - a number of games that I loved playing, particularly Pyjamarama, Ping Pong, Pyramid, Pssst, and (probably the best Speccy rendition of) Pinball. Also, I seem to be remembering other games not listed post-poll that I quite liked, like Project Future.

My douze points goes to Penetrator. For me its only weak point is the 'prod P to fire' key orientation, but I've never found the game too tough so I can overlook that.

We all know how its authors wowed us with The Hobbit, the remarkably innovative way the game was structured released in those very early days and acting as a benchmark for other games in the genre. I think the Mitchell/Pegler inventiveness is shown in taking a reasonably-standard-but-nice-to-play scramble game, and adding a few small but interesting features to lift it up a notch:

- a short but nice 'attract mode'
- training mode/allowing the player to choose their level
- fireworks :)
- the danger level, linked to the radars and affecting the behaviour of the missiles
- leaving the author's landscape editor within the program so you could design your own levels

I thought the last of these was a great idea back then, being able to design levels and get your mates to play them.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by Spud » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:24 pm

I remember playing Ping Pong back in the day and although I don't remember much about how it was played, I did really enjoy it. I just tried it again just now and it seems to be totally unplayable. Shame really, but I wouldn't have voted for it as another game on the list was and still is bloody brilliant.

I have a soft spot for Project Future and would probably have voted for it if it was there.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:48 am

Morkin wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:18 pm

- fireworks :)
Yes, a very nice feature! 8-)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:43 am

Went for Pyjamarama in the end. Like Everyone's a Wally it's one of those Speccy defining games that is so crammed full of character that it doesn't need to worry about colour clash.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:33 am

Yeah, it's a fair winner (supposing no one will vote any contender in the last minute!)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by spectron » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:54 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:48 am
Morkin wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:18 pm

- fireworks :)
Yes, a very nice feature! 8-)
Especially the way the last few suddenly sped up because it took less processing time :)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by PeteProdge » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:44 am

Well, there you go. Pjyamarama wins - narrowly - with 7 votes.

Hot on its tail, Popeye, with 6 votes.

Ping Pong is third (5 votes) and Penetrator is fourth (3 votes).

Pac-Mania, Panzadrome and Paperboy are joint fifth.

Then yer also-rans with 1 vote each: Painter; Pang; Perico Delgado Maillot Amarillo; Pippo; Pitfall II; Platoon; Pssst; Puzznic and Pyracurse.

Oh, and something else to address - I haven't been here for well over a week. Well, I've been freelancing for much of the past year and also have been hunting for a permanent job. I started last week. It's all to do with technology, nothing Spectrum-related unless you count the tape-based storage; IBM Spectrum Storage and the fact I drive past Kempston to get there. I'll be instigating these polls around 11am on Sundays because my work life is focused and can't really pop onto this forum during the 9-to-5. Also last week, a death in the family, which a lot of my time is spent dealing with.

Will be starting the O discussion on Sunday, then.
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by R-Tape » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:47 am

There are no howlers in this list but I'm glad one of the Wally Week games got a top spot.

Ta for the update Prodge, and for continuing with these polls when there's clearly a lot of other stuff going on.

Bloody hell, well over halfway, time flies :shock:
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by hitm4n » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Lets not do O again. May i suggest Q instead ;)
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Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote

Post by WIWC » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 am

Lots and lots of Q games.
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