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    Worst game you ever played any format?

    So what was the worst game you ever had the dubious pleasure of playing?

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Probably Space Ace on the SNES.


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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Bionic Granny on C64 is pretty bad, as is the European version of Street Fighter on C64 which is done by Tiertex.

    Thankfully the Kixx re release of the game has the American version on the B side of the tape and it is really good.

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    I'd say the worst game I have ever played is Duke Nukem. This has to be the dumbest game that ever existed.
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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Do we need to narrow it down or just say "film licenses"...? I remember James Bond games being consistently some of the worst. Back in the 8 and 16 bit days 99% of all film licenses were bloody awful games. Off the top of my head the only fun ones I can remember where Ghostbusters (C64) and the first Batman movie game.

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    Almost everything US Gold made (ever).

    The only half decent game Tiertex made in that era was Strider 2.

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction View Post
    Do we need to narrow it down or just say "film licenses"...? I remember James Bond games being consistently some of the worst. Back in the 8 and 16 bit days 99% of all film licenses were bloody awful games. Off the top of my head the only fun ones I can remember where Ghostbusters (C64) and the first Batman movie game.


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    Almost everything US Gold made (ever).

    The only half decent game Tiertex made in that era was Strider 2.
    Never played Strider 2 myself. What game is that?
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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    I always hated Battle Arena Toshinden - it was like playing Tekken at 1/4 speed while someone poked your eyes with a pencil.

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    I've played some terrible games over the years (own lots of bad games on SNES) but honestly the only game that is jumping into my head at the moment is Resident Evil 6

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction View Post
    Do we need to narrow it down or just say "film licenses"...? I remember James Bond games being consistently some of the worst.
    Generally agree with you, however Goldeneye really was an awesome game!

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Only one off the top of my head (when I was younger) Bubsy 3D

    It was like the developers went "I can create colourful polygons!" and then published it.
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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    I can't stand the games where the combat isn't real time. Taking turns drives me crazy!!! I just don't have the patience. Just picked up Shadowrun returns in the steam sale and can't stand it. Dont' get me wrong. I would like to like it but I just can't. On the plus side, I picked up Trine and it's awesome!

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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    James pond. What a load of nonsense that was.
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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    James pond. What a load of nonsense that was.
    On the original gameboy? I used to love that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    I've played some terrible games over the years (own lots of bad games on SNES) but honestly the only game that is jumping into my head at the moment is Resident Evil 6
    Yeah, as someone who spent £40 on Mirror's Edge and £6 on RE6, I feel ripped off by Capcom

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    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction View Post
    Off the top of my head the only fun ones I can remember where Ghostbusters (C64) and the first Batman movie game.
    I can still remember that the name "Thai Ling Wu" with the code "31722246" gives you max money in Ghostbusters..........I doubt I can remember anything else from the mid-eighties!
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    Re: Worst game you ever played any format?

    Ocean did quite a few decent movie tie ins on 8 & 16 bit platforms.

    Platoon (One of the best movie tie in games ever, great on all systems)
    Untouchables (C64 version is stupidly tough from level 1, prefer Amstrad & Atari ST versions)
    Robocop Trilogy
    Batman the Movie (Excellent movie tie in on both 8 & 16 bit platforms, they also did the excellent Caped Crusader based on the comics)
    Total Recall
    Adams Family (good but VERY hard)
    Cobra (Spectrum version good, Amstrad & C64 versions are bad)
    Darkman (Not bad, not the best though)
    Highlander (Really bad but it was an early game)
    Hook (Not to bad platformer, a bit rushed though, late in 8 bit platforms life - 1992)
    Night Rider (TV program - This is just a BAD game all round)
    Miami Vice (TV Program, not to bad a game)
    Neverending Story (Early text based adventure with graphics on top of screen for each section)
    Night Breed (Average movie tie in that was more a beat em up than action adventure type thing, best on 16 bit)
    Rambo 2 (Decent Commando style clone, early game)
    Rambo 3 (Has its flaws but must admit not as bad as the reviews said)
    Red Heat (Average beat em up, not to clever in all honesty, very repetitive)
    Terminator 2 (Decent game with varied scenes for each level)
    Top Gun (Early flight sim based on movie)
    V (TV Program, decent action adventure game, hard to get into but good)
    Run the Gauntlet (TV Program, multi event type sports game with mainly top down racing sections, pretty good)

    Activision did get in on the whole movie tie ins also but their main forte was arcade conversions like Power Drift, Wonderboy in Monster Land, Ninja Spirit, Dynamite Dux and loads more. Gone are the days though when Activision did stuff like this. They were behind Ghostbusters 1 & 2, first game is pretty good, second one takes 3 scenes from the movie and made an average game out of it, could have done a lot more with it really.

    US Gold did the Action Game for Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, average to good reviews, its not outstanding but personally enjoy firing it up on C64 or Atari ST and play through it. Lucasarts did the excellent adventure game using the same engine as Monkey Island etc.

    But back to bad games.....

    Big Trouble in Little China (8 bit platforms) has to be one of the worst games ever made based on the excellent movie, Activision churned out a stinker with this one. Looks and plays bad for a start, but the gameplay takes it to new levels of awful. You have 3 characters in a row and you control the one at the front. It just continuously scrolls to the left and every so often an enemy comes onto the screen you have to beat up, when the character you are controlling gets low on energy you switch to the next and it just keeps going, that's all it does, its REALLY bad!

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