K Cartlidge

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Favourite 8-bit games (1 to 20)

(Click here to see games 21 to 40)

These are those I enjoyed most, not necessarily the best!

For example, I played Jet Set Willy more than Head Over Heels yet, whilst comparisons are difficult cross-genre, the latter is a bigger technical achievement than the former.

Where games were available on both the Amstrad CPC and the ZX Spectrum (the two 8-bit systems I played), unless the Spectrum version was notably superior the screenshots are from the CPC as that had the better graphics and sound. Concentrating on just one version (where possible) also reduces the learning curve for those unfamiliar with the machines.

All relate to the Amstrad CPC unless it says ZX (for the Spectrum).

  1. Elite Elite
  2. Spindizzy Spindizzy
  3. Jet Pac (ZX) Jet Pac
  4. Knight Lore Knight Lore
  5. Atic Atac (ZX) Atic Atac
  6. Jet Set Willy Jet Set Willy
  7. Alien 8 Alien 8
  8. Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
  9. Sabrewulf Sabrewulf
  10. Prince of Persia Prince of Persia
  11. Spellbound Spellbound
  12. Juggernaut Juggernaut
  13. Sweevo's World Sweevo's World
  14. Manic Miner Manic Miner
  15. Thanatos Thanatos
  16. Highway Encounter Highway Encounter
  17. Head Over Heels Head Over Heels
  18. Way of the Exploding Fist Way of the Exploding Fist
  19. Spy vs Spy Spy vs Spy
  20. Sentinel Sentinel