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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #275 on: 22:34, 23 March 14 »
I thought the CPC version of Elite was crap... ... when compared to the BBC original.


I am playing it on my BBC micro at the moment for the first time so will see how different it is soon enough  :P

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #276 on: 00:02, 24 March 14 »
I have the BBC version of Elite too and I like both of them equally.

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #277 on: 16:54, 24 March 14 »
Okay if we take chess as an example. If I were to say "chess is a crap game" how would you react to that?


I am making a sweeping generalisation and saying that chess is simply no good.   Doesnt that sound daft to you?


If you were to say "chess is a crap game", I would call you an idiot!

On the other hand, I never got around to playing Elite so much that I understood and enjoyed it. I have always thought there was an excellent game in there, but haven't bothered to do more to find out.

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #278 on: 21:45, 24 March 14 »
I think the Amstrad version was dreadful, The BBC version was a superb game, just not my cup of tea. I do respect the game though. I find that it needed just a little bit more to make it more interesting, such as Missions  etc. Starstrike II is a far better wire framed shooter .

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #279 on: 21:50, 24 March 14 »
Starstrike 2 was pure gold

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #280 on: 22:29, 24 March 14 »
I only recently realised how much there was to the game , and there are some fantastic visual tricks within the game.

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #281 on: 23:10, 10 August 17 »
Sorry to necro an old topic!
But there was a purpose to this to this thread all those years ago.   :D

I planned to formulate an ultimate top 10 list, and make a video of it. Other videos took priority and was meant to do this as the next project after the "Amstrad CPC - Celebrating 30 Years" mega vid, and have contributions from notable YouTubers and gaming celebs. Couldn't get everything I needed so kept being put off. Novabug on YouTube is already doing his own I think this weekend.

So this Friday at 10pm (BST) I'll be doing a live stream on YouTube (https://gaming.youtube.com/c/Xyphoe/live) - and will be taking everyone's suggestions live, then downloading, playing and discussing the games. This will help finally formulate my top 10 for later separate videos, although I already have a top 10 in mind based on the discussions in this topic.

Hope some of you can join in! :)


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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #282 on: 12:29, 11 August 17 »
29 pages about bad Amstrad games. I am not sure I like that  :o

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #283 on: 13:17, 11 August 17 »
Sadly I'll be at a table quiz for this (hello middle age!)


I'm assuming this will be upped to YT to watch later though?


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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #284 on: 13:26, 11 August 17 »
I expect to see some of my games in this stream.
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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #285 on: 14:56, 11 August 17 »
I remember my dad buying a game called house of usher that was pretty awful really, it was an early release so perhaps that excuses it somewhat

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #286 on: 15:43, 11 August 17 »
I expect to see some of my games in this stream.
I don't think so.
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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #287 on: 16:36, 11 August 17 »
I remember my dad buying a game called house of usher that was pretty awful really, it was an early release so perhaps that excuses it somewhat

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Yeah I tend to let off various 1984 and some 85 games to an extent due to being early games and even then some of those are playable enough.  Something like Count Duckula 2 which was made in 1992 and yet is more badly designed/coded/sprited than many 84 games has simply no excuses at all.
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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #288 on: 17:27, 11 August 17 »
I bought Outrun.... Why ever I don't know. As much as I loved 'the blues brothers' it did have a playing on a postage stamp feel to it. Other than that a great game!

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #289 on: 17:53, 11 August 17 »
I bought Outrun.... Why ever I don't know. As much as I loved 'the blues brothers' it did have a playing on a postage stamp feel to it. Other than that a great game!

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Outrun sold on name alone though. I bought it with my confirmation money in '88. Was so excited only to find that my mother had collected the disk version... and I'm a 464 owner!! So we gotta wait a week before a tape version came back in stock to exchange it... and the excitement builds again.


Fucking rush up the stairs and slapped it into the tape drive, nice loading screen, and I'm full of expectation. Reset the tape counter, load in the start level and oh... my... god. The horror. No sound except that pathetic attempt of a screech, no crash effects, cars appeared out of nowhere, and yet 12 year old me accepts that it's really not all that bad because I can still chose which route I want to go...


... unlike c64 owners who had a choice of five routes! 😂😂😂


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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #290 on: 19:41, 11 August 17 »
This happening tonight Xyphoe ? I'll prob be checking in ,cos I am on deaths door .

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #291 on: 21:42, 11 August 17 »
Sadly I'll be at a table quiz for this (hello middle age!)

I'm assuming this will be upped to YT to watch later though?

Yep! It'll be available to re-watch on YouTube Gaming, then it'll be archived as an actual video and put live probably tomorrow.

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #292 on: 21:43, 11 August 17 »
This happening tonight Xyphoe ? I'll prob be checking in ,cos I am on deaths door .

Yep that's right! 10pm (BST) on YouTube :)

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #293 on: 03:47, 12 August 17 »
Yep! It'll be available to re-watch on YouTube Gaming, then it'll be archived as an actual video and put live probably tomorrow.

Cool! Will re-watch the first half then, seeing as I was able to catch the second half (to my surprise)

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #294 on: 21:50, 12 August 17 »
Thanks for the support last night for those of you tuned in! Had well over a hundred people watching the stream, with a minimum of 50 throughout! WOW!
It was great fun, and uncovered some awful games I'd never heard of too! Which was the point! I think I've whittled my top 10 list down now.

You can catch up with the stream here ->

Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1SMHk8EVwM

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjQJ_zS7q5A

It's in 2 parts because about 2hours20 in the streaming software crashed and I had to reboot and start it up again :(

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Re: Worst Ever Amstrad CPC Games
« Reply #295 on: 16:42, 15 August 17 »
That was an entertaining way to spend a few hours. Too bad I didn't see it live but I doubt the timezones would line up anyway.


I even felt inspired to try out Rik the Roadie (I know I have it on tape somewhere), but I think I should probably keep such inspiration to a minimum!