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Best Spectrum Games

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Tickles, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Tickles

    Tickles Member

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    I loved my Spectrum(s). Here's a few I remember off the top of my head:


    Batman The Movie


    A good movie conversion, a bit of a rarity.


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    Robocop


    Ok maybe not that rare


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    The Dizzy Games


    Fantastic platform puzzlers


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    Jetset Willy


    Platformer


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  2. craigix

    craigix Mega GP Mania

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    Manic Miner, 3D Death Chase, Stop the Express, Head over Heels, Jetpac...
     
  3. Tickles

    Tickles Member

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    Oooh 3D Death Chase :D


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    Operation Wolf


    Shooting gallery style game, best played with the lightgun


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    Green Beret


    Side scrolling beat 'em up


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    Spy Hunter


    Driving game, James Bond style


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  4. panik

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    Target Renegade, Wizball, Hydrofool, Where time stood still, (sorry for the oddness but...) jet set willy 2!, chuckie egg 2, gunship, starglider, zub, championship sprint, kickstart 2 and last but never least.. Ghostbusters
     
  6. Tickles

    Tickles Member

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    Barbarian


    One on one fighting game, includes decapitation move!


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    Spy Vs Spy


    One on one trap setting, great in 2 player


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    Ikari Warriors


    Top down shoot 'em up


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    Howard The Duck


    I know lots will disagree, but I loved the movie and the game
     
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  7. sbt

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    I used to like some of the old budget games on labels such as Firebird and Mastertronic. I had started work by the time I bought a speccy and a little newsagent on the way back from the tram (electric not horse-drawn..I'm not that old!) started to sell the cheap speccy games for £2.99. I ended up with quite a collection as I used to pop in and buy maybe 2 or 3 a week. I should still have most of them.


    I used to be addicted to this trading game which I can't for the life of me remember what it was. It was very simple, you had a ship, bought different goods and sailed from port to port very much like DrugWars. Every so often you would either hit a storm or attacked by pirates.


    Anyway - Ghostbusters. Big tick there Mosschops. Panik - Bombjack a definite. My list - one of my all time faves - Flying Shark. Fruit Machine Simulator and also BMX Simulator. [edit] How can I forget ATV Simulator and Joe Blade :-0
     
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  8. MarioPandio

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    Batman was pretty decent, as was Robocop. I had the CPC versions. The Untouchables was also a nice movie tie in for its day with lots of varied gameplay styles. Target Renegade was the Final Fight of yesteryear.


    I always liked the Heavy on the Magik game too, which I was under the impression was the first animated adventure game. Nice dark storyline.
     
  9. Sugar_Kane

    Sugar_Kane Could crush a grape

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    Chaos


    herbert's dummy run


    pyjamarama


    Finders keepers


    Knight tyme


    Spellbound


    Dr what


    Jack the nipper


    Saboteur


    Sweevo's world


    Knight lore


    Lords of chaos


    Rebelstar 2
     
  10. ndbsolar

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    What is wrong with you people???


    Skool daze - Cause havok in school by shooting teachers with your peashooter, setting off fire alarms, writing swearwords on the blackboards and skipping class :)


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    Back 2 Skool - More of the same, only this time i think you could cross to the girls school...


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    Park Patrol - Can't remember what you need to do, I just remember playing it for days...


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    Jetpac - Build your space shuttle and fuel it up again while shooting the crap out of everything with your multi colour lasers :)


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    Rockstar ate my Hamster - Create a band, make a single and try to make it to number one in the charts.


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    Emlyn Hughes International Soccer - The best football game on the Speccy bar NONE. Fantastic in two player mode :)


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    Striker - Can't find a screenshot of this, but it was a football management game where you also controlled only the striker in the team. One of my all time favorites.
     
  11. ndbsolar

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    Chase HQ - I spent many many hours on this. Not as good as the arcade or other versions, but a great port anyway :)


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    A friend mentioned Highway Encounter yesterday. I'm having great fun playing it on SpeccyDS.


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  13. ndbsolar

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    Turbo Outrun - How did I forget this? Better than Outrun :)


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    Feud - Find flowers from around levels, mix them up to make spells to kill your opponent. Zapp his arse with lightning :D


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    The Great Escape - Play as a POW in a nazi prison camp. Try to escape by sneeking out at night and avoiding the searchlights, finding hidden tunnels, and stealing objects without the guards catching you. Don't forget to turn up for rollcall every morning ;)


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  16. ZXDunny

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    That would probably be "Tai-Pan", which had very nice music on the 128k and whose tape loader was a bugger to emulate correctly - caused me no end of headaches, that one - until I found a decent dump of it and realised that it had been "dumped" by the old RamSoft tool (MakeTZX) which cut out pause blocks and decryption tones because their emulator didn't need them...


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  17. GunPei2X

    GunPei2X Still Fresh

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    You collected trash to clean up the park :)
     
  18. Prometheus

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    ^ Was there even a Spectrum version of Park Patrol? I was of the impression it was a C64-only title (and the screenshot here is from that). :blink:


    (And don't forget about rescuing swimmers and repelling snakes... And you had to be really good if you could manage to go log-rolling.)
     
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  19. Gren

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    Worse things happen at sea.


    Unbelievably addictive strategy/puzzle game where you play a robot plugging holes aboard a ship that mustn't sink :lol:


    Awesome game - one of my fave speccy titles B)
     
  20. Tickles

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    Kokotoni Wilf - I saw a screen shot of this in Retro Gamer (I think) a couple of months back and it looked very familiar. I just tried it out on the Pandora and the memories came flooding back - I used to love this game! It seems a lot easier than I remember, but that's probably due to being able to use the Pandora's mighty fine controls rather than the Speccy's keyboard :p


    Basically you fly around collecting stars (one per screen) while avoiding dinosaurs and loads of other things out to kill you. IIRC each level takes you to a different period in history. Very simple but a lot of fun.


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