Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 7 Apr 2010.
Nice review but u missed out LittleBigPlanet? :O!!!
Do any Chris Sawyer games count? (transport tycoon, rollercoaster tycoon)
Along with these video games, you forgot bad mitten and ping pong and other games that do not require upper body strength Merry Christmas !
GoldenEye was my first multiplayer experience and probably first addiction. I played it at a game center back in '99 with a bunch of friends. I still remember how I managed to get all cheat unlocks and all time records... well, for the most part anyway. Those damn N64 controllers got me a blister on my thumb. :\
i always looked at people with a raised eyebrow when they used to tell me goldeneye was the best thing since sliced bread as I was playing quake and unreal long before.
i suppose you could say it was like comparing halo to half life back in the day.
Reading this has given me the drive to restart looking for jobs in the industry I have my qualification in, since I was getting sick of being totally ignored by companies who were all like "WORKED ON AT LEAST 1 AAA TITLE, IF YOU HAVEN'T DON'T BOTHER APPLYING"
Sensible software and Sports Interactive as stated earlier must get a mention somewhere.
Elite has to go down as my favorite game of the past. I wasted (sorry usefully used up) many hours playing this.
I still play it on my pc (Elite - Newkind) which was released by Christian Pindar - Download from here
It's fantastic to still be able to play it, I have to change to wire mode though. Just dosn't look right with the graphics as solids.
Boo, you linked to a crappy jet set willy remake! Play the original here: http://zxspectrum.net/
might need to find it in the list as I can't seem to get a direct link. It'll be listed under 1984
Great list but as much as I love dungeon keeper, Theme Hospital is one of my all time favourites. Still play it now. Also Startopia was one of my favourite british games aswell.
Go wash your mouth out! Elite != EvE Online (aka Spreadsheets in Space). While you did upgrade your equipment the only skills involved were your own, please leave all dice rolls at the door 'cos we ain't using random numbers here! When I were a lad we flew using self built analogue joysticks (several visits to Tandy, a soldering iron, lots of sweat and burns - it wasn't pretty but it worked), none of this point and click mullarkey!
I was likewise playing Quake and Unreal but didn't even have a dial up connection, let alone anything fast enough to game on. It was a very rare occasion when I played against anything other than AI until the N64 and Goldeneye. The Friday Night Frag Fest wouldn't have been the same without this game (and beer, of course!) and it taught many of my friends a valuable lesson regarding prox mines - check the ceiling too
Haha...YES! I remember playing that on an old 386 machine. I'll never forget the sound of that "Bomb the Bass" track blasting out of the internal speaker!
True, it was a damn hard game, but invinsibility mode prevailed (F7 at the menu, 'i' in-game to activate)
Anyone played the d3d version of Frontier First Encounters (EliteIII) it's amazing what they've done with a 15 year old game that was broken on release.
Joint Operations: Typhoon rising
Cool article, but where was Advanced Lawnmower Simulator?!?
Also, I sincerely hope you're planning on running an article on guys like Tim Follin as part of this UK gaming series.
+1 for the Dizzy series or indeed anything by the Oliver twins
Bitmap brothers is indeed a sad omission! Speedball and Xenon....
I also loved Starglider - Argonaut software
And the Psygnosis games, style over substance is nothing new! "great graphics, but where is the game?!"
and a great Frenchie title:
Flashback - Delphine Software
You might want to edit this article as it seems you have missed out the best uk game ever made, no the best game ever made. I got Turbo Esprit for my spectrum 48k back in 1986 and was blown away. Not by the graphics but by the fact you could actually drive were you wanted, not forced round a track but drive round a city. You could turn down streets reverse go anywhere you wanted, You had traffic lights zebra crossing's and even people walking around who could be run down (by accident). That would have been good enough but no it gets better you are a undercover policeman driving a lotus esprit with a friggin machine fitted to it. You had to drive round Romford town center chasing drug dealers ramming and shooting them into oblivion. Here's a quote I found:
"Turbo Esprit is a video game published by Durell Software in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. The game was very detailed and advanced for its time, featuring car indicator lights, pedestrians, traffic lights, and a view of the car's interior controls. It may also be the earliest example of a free-roaming city environment to feature in a computer game. Turbo Esprit was the first free-roaming driving game, and has been cited as a major influence on the later Grand Theft Auto series."
that about sums it up
"Turbo Esprit is a video game published by Durell Software in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. The game was very detailed and advanced for its time, featuring car indicator lights, pedestrians, traffic lights, and a view of the car's interior controls. It may also be the earliest example of a free-roaming city environment to feature in a computer game. Turbo Esprit was the first free-roaming driving game, and has been cited as a major influence on the later Grand Theft Auto series"
You literally were an undercover policeman driving a lotus with a friggin machine attached to the car you had to chase down drug dealers ram and shoot them.
EVE is the Heir to Elite's excellence.
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