Help recognising 8bit games

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Help recognising 8bit games

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look at the attached image - i need to know what games for the following image numbers:
2,5,6,7,9 and 13

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5 looks like Trantor ( speccy ) ( http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/d ... rantor.jpg )

2 is Citadel ( BBC micro, distinctive colours )
9 is Flash Gordon (c64)

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8 - Last Ninja
12 - Donkey Kong
14 - Commando
15 - Pole Position
16 - International Karate
11 - OutRun
18 - Impossible Mission

I'm sure more will come to me.
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3 is Skool Daze, isn't it?


I know that's not what you asked for. But that's what I know, plus the Last Ninja one.

Nice quiz.

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he's got all those, just needs 2,5,6,7,9,13

number 6 has a BBC micro or Amstrad look to the colors. I'm betting BBC, very wide pixels.

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number 13, cover sleeve for jet set willy.

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Did the usual 8-bits that much resemble acid trips? I never noticed as much then though I do remember noticing the flicker.

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all of the machines had their pros and con's.. the screen above could just have easily been Bazooka Bill.. The amstrad had a nice color set, though a little bright.. look at gryzor or robocop on the amstrad compared to our 64's.. the BBC did kick ass vectors for the time ( elite on the beeb was beyond a doubt the best version, the c64 dragging its ass ), and the c64 ruled for scrolling and sound..

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Number 7 is from Barbarian. Left top Column, the bottom right thing is the skull and top left is the snake
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wohoo we're done!! :)

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That was lovely.

And I swear the Commie's palette is more austere than the garish shades of other machines. Which works all the better when you start shading.

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The Beeb may have had better vectoring but it didn't know what day it was for photo graphics. Not that anyone noticed.

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All too busy admiring the bright shiny colours, yes :)
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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heh, couldn't imagine pulling photo graphics off tape anyway, the man's a masochist!!

what about the Atari for a nice color set, I always thought my 64, while it had a good color set, always looked dull, as if it lacked luminesence.. much like the dragon always looked green because of it screen setup.

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The Ataris always did look more vibrant, yes. My overriding first impression of the C64 was of a kind of brown-ness in the games, the graphics looked kind of... well, softer isn't quite the right word. You could cut yourself on some of the graphics on the Atari 400/800/XL, but the C64 graphics would merely graze you a bit.
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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