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#1 OFFLINE   Tickles

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:19 PM

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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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

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

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

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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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:54 PM

Starquake
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

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

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:41 PM

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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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:44 PM

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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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

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.
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:16 PM

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
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:37 AM

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.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:06 AM

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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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:53 PM

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

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:32 AM

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

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:47 PM

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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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:34 PM

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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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:31 AM

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.


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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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:14 PM

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


You collected trash to clean up the park :)

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:28 PM

^ 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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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:53 PM

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)
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:14 PM

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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