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View Poll Results: THE best game of 1987
Arkanoid 19 27.54%
Test Drive 8 11.59%
StarGlider 1 1.45%
Ninja Mission 0 0%
Impact! 3 4.35%
Police Quest:In pursuit of the death angel 4 5.80%
Backlash 1 1.45%
Beyond Zork:The coconut of Quendor 0 0%
Hollywood Hijinx 0 0%
Kings Quest:Quest for the crown 0 0%
Kings Quest 2:Romancing the throne 0 0%
Leisure suit larry in the land of the lounge lizard 8 11.59%
The Lurking Horror 2 2.90%
The Sentinel 3 4.35%
Space Quest:The sarien encounter 4 5.80%
Strip poker data disk #4:Crystal & Dawn 1 1.45%
Uninvited 0 0%
Amegas 2 2.90%
King of chicago 0 0%
Little computer people 4 5.80%
Shadow gate 1 1.45%
The three stooges 0 0%
Winter games 2 2.90%
World games 3 4.35%
Barbarian (Psygnosis) 2 2.90%
Power play:the game of the gods 1 1.45%
City Defence 0 0%
Garrison 0 0%
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Old 15 May 2004, 01:47   #21
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Arkanoid for me as well...
ohhh i'm back again
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Old 15 May 2004, 02:41   #22
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definately arkanoid.
 
Old 15 May 2004, 19:57   #23
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I went for Starglider... I've only played it once or twice under emulation, but it was used as part of a Saturday morning television show for children in the UK ("Get Fresh" I think... one of those anyway), and it's (for the time) amazing graphics helped increase the Amiga's profile enormously. They also used Xenon 1 and Weird Dreams... Whilst maybe not the most playable (that's probably Arkanoid), of the games listed, I'd say that it was the most influential/important, with Barbarian perhaps being a close second, as it was the game all my friends locally seemed to be showing off on their brand new Amiga's at that time...
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Old 15 May 2004, 20:44   #24
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It probably isn't very clear, but Barbarian is the shitty Psygnosis one and not the Palace game.
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Old 15 May 2004, 21:12   #25
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It probably isn't very clear, but Barbarian is the shitty Psygnosis one and not the Palace game.
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Old 15 May 2004, 21:19   #26
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Hmm, would you like to change your vote by any chance Spiff?
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Old 16 May 2004, 02:38   #27
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Yes, I didn't like that Barbarian at all.

I'll stick to Backlash, because it sucked away hours of my youth...just shooting at things and dodging things. *trips out*
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Old 16 May 2004, 09:31   #28
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The headchop in barbarian is such a classic, only moonstone came close in the decapitation area. To this day I still remember the panic later when mortal kombat was released for the snes. The moral bitches where about 4 year late and that was nothing when the religious fanatics saw doom for the first time

hmm.. I think this deserves a new thread.
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Old 16 May 2004, 12:40   #29
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I've reset the Barbarian count to zero - could anybody who voted for it before try to vote again please?
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:13   #30
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Come on people!

I know some of you haven't voted cos it's a public vote and a lot of names are missing :-)

Gotta give Freakyweakywoo the most comprehensive results you see. You don't see Les Dennis on Wheel of Fortune saying "We asked 19 people what you would most likely do with a ball of edam" do ya!?? Nope. It's 100 people! So get voting! We don't want an unrealistic result now do we?
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:16   #31
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I voted Arkanoid aswell, it was soooo close to the original, although there are some others I think were really good.

I even tweaked my monitor settings to stretch the screen as much as possible to fill the screen with just the game surface, not the hiscore or discovery software logo, just like the real arcade
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:24   #32
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My choice was against Arkanoid and World Games (Winter Games events seems to me almost all identical).
World Games has a better graphics, but it's a bit tricky, expecially in some events, Arkanoid is very addictive (even now) and very close to the arcade counterpart!
So, I voted for Arkanoid...
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:29   #33
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I've gone with Amegas, for reasons I shall explain.

1 - It is one of the few game on the list I know.

2 - It is better than Arkanoid, and is more original in that it is original (OK a Arkanoid clone) but not just a arcade conversion. It looks better than Arkanoid too.

3 - It has some nice music.

4 - It was one of the first Amiga games I played (included in the TenStar Pack).

5 - I like the name better than Arkanoid.
 
Old 21 May 2004, 19:12   #34
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The only games I played on this list : Test drive and, er... maybe Barbarian. Test Drive was extremely bad, and Barbarian, yep I'm not certain... Maybe I never played it?

Then, I voted for "Strip poker data disk #4:Crystal & Dawn". Because I am a real man, with huge cojones. Looks like I'm the only one, too...

[Edit] Is "Uninvited" related to this extremely shitty movie involving an evil mutant cat on a killing spree?
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Old 21 May 2004, 20:57   #35
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i've gone for test drive, because it is the one i know the better. i've never played that text games nor king quest and larry. i could have voted for arkanoid, but amegas, wich i haven't playied looks better. Llooking at hol, there are many i would like to know, and some i will try. king of chicago looks impressive and that shadowgate, city defence, garrison, powerplay too.
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Is "Uninvited" related to this extremely shitty movie involving an evil mutant cat on a killing spree?
It isn't directly related to any movie, just a mixture of many classic 'haunted house' movies like 'The Haunting', 'House on the Haunted Hill', 'The Legend of Hell House' and (if you really want to have a fitting name) there are probably also a few similarities with 'The Uninvited' starring Ray Milland.

By the way, everybody who voted for a Sierra game should be spanked into submission.
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Old 26 May 2004, 01:00   #37
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Just a post to put this back up the top of the list

We have 44 votes I think, it would be very very nice to get a round 50.

I am running this for 1 month (from date of posting), in future I think 2 weeks is enough. A big thanks to everyone who has voted so far
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Old 26 May 2004, 01:12   #38
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How did Sierra keep going for so long? There were [I hope it isn't 'are'] consistantly shit.

Stupid.


EDIT: Unvited has nothing to do with any kind of cat. Also didn't the game save to the original floppy?
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Old 26 May 2004, 08:45   #39
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Police Quest, because that's one of my allt-time-favourite games ever. I could have gone with Leisure Suit Larry, because that one is also one of my all-time-favourites. But I went with PQ, because all in all it's a slightly better (and varied) game because of the realism that Jim Walls implemented.
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