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Kaz Kompo 2014 - vote for the best game from 2014

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Dear Atarians,
On behalf of AtariOnline.pl site I would like to invite you to take part in Kaz Kompo 2014 contest and vote for THE best 8-bit Atari game published during the last year. It’s the 9th edition of this annual contest and let me remind you the winners from previous years:
2013: 1. Assembloids XE, 2. Deathchase XE, 3. The Hunt
2012: 1. Ridiculous Reality, 2. Line Runner, 3. Callisto
2011: 1. Space Harrier, 2. Marbled, 3. Mighty Jill Off
2010: 1. His Dark Majesty, 2. Ocean Detox, 3. Dr. Mario
2009: 1. Kolony 2106, 2. Nightshade, 3. Ghastly Night
2008: 1. Bomb Jack, 2. Hobgoblin, 3. Knight Lore
2007: 1. Yoomp!, 2. Crownland, 3. Mindblast
2006: 1. Flowers Mania, 2. Klony, 3. Nibbly
The full version of the contest rules and the full list of 108(!) games you may find here (article in Polish, Google-translated).
The ZIP file with all the entries is downloadable from HERE.
There will be more information in this thread soon.
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Shortened version of Kaz Kompo rules:

  1. The contest is open to all games released in year 2014 for the Atari 8-bit computers. No matter whether they are commercial or freeware games, awarded in other contests or not, whether they require expansion or not, etc. Important is that they became publicly available between January 1st and December 31st 2014. If something is missing on the list - let know to Xeen.
  2. You can vote by adding your comment in this thread or on AtariOnline.pl or by sending an email to Xeen (mcora @ tlen . pl). All the votes (nickname + given points) will be published with the announcement of the voting results.
  3. The authors and co-authors of the games participating in the contest may vote for their own works.
  4. Vote for up to 10 games, specifying their order. The points will be given as follows: 1st place - 10 points, 2nd place - 9 points, ... , 10th place - 1 point. It is allowed to vote for less than 10 games, by not specifying some of the places.
  5. The voting ends on midnight of December 20th/21st, 2015.
  6. Several prizes will be drawn among the voters.
  7. There are no material prizes for the winning games creators, the only prize is the achievement of being on the podium and the right to use golden, silver or bronze Kaz Kompo winner logo.
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Treasure Island Dizzy - 10

Dimo - 9

Perplexity - 8

Dungeon Hunt - 7

Exoter - 6

Great Return of the Penguins - 5

Roguelike - 4

Joyas - 3

Colfusion - 2

Puzzler Duel - 1

all Robbo versions - 0

all Boulder Dash versions - 0

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Lots of Good games last year - glad to see you've included the final version of Ramp Rage (1.2) :thumbsup:

 

Will have fun checking out a few that I missed playing :)

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Strictly Gone Bananas comes from New Years Disk 2015.

 

 

Fandal website says 2014.

In fact the game was made on 2014 but was released Jan 1, 2015 2:09 PM with NYD 2015.

I think you're right, Kaz Kompo 2014 is for games released on 2014.

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I'm pretty sure all games from all New Year Disks are written earlier than on January 1st ;)

 

Well, we tried to keep releasing date rule. That's why in the game set you can find "really old" games, like Chutes, Mission Moscow or Megaoids.

 

However, there are small exceptions to that general rule: we decided not to include "Delta Space Arena" and "Secretum Labyrinth Kings Gold" since in 2014 just demo versions were published and the final versions were published this year. Those games will take part in the next edition of Kaz Kompo. We didn't want to make people vote twice - even if majority of them would never see the final commercial version with their own eyes.

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Treasure Island Dizzy - 10

Great Return of the Penguins - 9

Strictly Gone Bananas - 8

Dimo's Quest - 7

Nemezyro -6

Pad (1.8?) - 5

Perplexity - 4

Ransack - 3

RGB - 2

Thetris -1

 

If Strictly Gone Bananas can't be accepted, remove it, shift Dimo's Quest and all lower positions up a point and then add CaveBlaster+ with 1 point to the bottom.

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RGB - 10

Treasure Island Dizzy - 9

Exoter - 8

Ransack - 7

Dimo's quest - 6

Dungeon Hunt - 5

Great Return of the Penguins - 4

Perplexity - 3

Thetris - 2

Night Escape - 1


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@Snicklin:
We'll be happy to accept your vote for SGB in a few months, during Kaz Kompo 2015 :)

So your votes look like that now:

 

snicklin:
Treasure Island Dizzy - 10 points
Great Return of the Penguins - 9
Dimo's Quest - 8
Nemezyro - 7
Pad (1.8?) - 6
Perplexity - 5
Ransack - 4
RGB - 3
Thetris - 2
CaveBlaster+ - 1

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My humble selection:

 

Dimo's Quest - 10
Dungeon Hunt - 9
Treasure Island Dizzy - 8
Nemezyro - 7
International Karate Enhanced Edition 2014 - 6
Ransack! - 5
RGB - 4
Xirius Defect XXL - 3
Perplexity - 2
Great Return of the Penguins - 1
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@Snicklin:

We'll be happy to accept your vote for SGB in a few months, during Kaz Kompo 2015 :)

 

So your votes look like that now:

 

snicklin:

Treasure Island Dizzy - 10 points

Great Return of the Penguins - 9

Dimo's Quest - 8

Nemezyro - 7

Pad (1.8?) - 6

Perplexity - 5

Ransack - 4

RGB - 3

Thetris - 2

CaveBlaster+ - 1

 

OK :) Accepted!

 

And I'd just like to thank all of the authors for their hard work.

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Does anyone know, who is the creator of "Zen3D" game from NOMAM 2014 tenliners competition?

 

OK, I received information who the author is, but he wants to remain anonymous :)

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The first part of KK2014 games list (in alphabetical order):

 

 

The Adventure / Das Abenteuer

Created by Thorsten Brauer

Text adventure in 2 language versions (English, German)

 

TheAdventure-DasAbenteuer.png

 

 

Bad Bat Bart

Created by Marek "xeen" Cora

 

badbatbart.png

 

 

Biedny pies Antoni 2 - chory odbyt (in English: Miserable Anthony Dog 2 - ill anus)

Created by mgr inż. Rafał, sOnar

Game from WAP-niak 2014 games competition

 

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Birdfood

Created by Sijmen "Mr. Atari" Schouten

 

Birdfood_02.png

 

 

Bulls and Cows

Created by starwindz

 

Bulls&Cows1.png

 

 

Catch the Skull

Created by Michał "Miker" Szpilowski

Fast reaction game. Game from Sikor's "Dead competition"

 

SikorGameCompo2k14_CatchTheSkull1.png

 

 

Caveblaster(+)

Created by Holger "Rockford" Bommer, in "plus" version also Sikor and Miker

Game from New Years Disk 2014

 

caverblaster.png

 

 

Chutes

Created by Robert Schlortt, Eric Henneke

 

Chutes1.png

 

 

Dimo's Quest (Dimo's Quest in ABBUC Land)

Created by Thomas "8Bitjunkie" Schulz (code, design), Tobias Prinz (graphics), Hilton Theissen (music)

Game from ABBUC 2014 competition

 

DimosQuest4_forAtariAge.png

 

 

Donald

Created by unknown author (the game is a prototype created by Roklan Corp. in the 80's)

 

Donald2.png

 

 

Duchoskoczek (in English: Ghostjumper)

Created by Tomasz "TDC" Cieślewicz

Game from Sikor's "Dead competition"

 

SikorGameCompo2k14_Duchoskoczek1.png

 

 

Dungeon Hunt

Created by Jim "Jacobus" Wilkinson

Dungeon crawler. It's a commercial game and in our ZIP file there is only a playable demo available.

 

DungeonHunt_1.png

 

 

Dzień szurpatego (in English: Day of the Rugged)

Created by Tomasz "TDC" Cieślewicz (code, graphics), Bartek "V0yager" Dramczyk (music)

Game from Global Game Jam 2014

 

dzienszur2.png

 

 

Dziura-Defense (in English: Hole-Defense)

Created by mgr inż. Rafał

Arkanoid-type game we forgot about in Kaz Kompo 2013

 

Dziura-Defense.png

 

 

Exoter

Created by Rudolf Kudla, Mirek Fidler, Antonin Holik, mgr inż. Rafał Chabowski, Siegfried Lenz, Pavel Kleisl

Game from FLOP57 magazine. Text adventure in 4 languages (Czech, English, Polish, German)

 

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Floppy Bird

Created by Frederik Holst

"Flappy Bird" clone in 1KB

 

floppybird.png

 

 

The Great Return of the Penguins

Created by Arkadiusz "Larek" Lubaszka (code, graphics), sOnar (title screen), Michał "stRing" Radecki (music), Tenchi (testing)

Game from Silly Venture 2014 games competition

 

TheGreatReturnOfThePenguins_1.png

 

 

International Karate Enhanced Edition 2014

Created by Paweł "Pavros" Rosowski

 

InternationalKarateEnhancedEdition2014.p

 

 

Invenies Verba

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

invenies2.png

 

 

Joe Painter

Created by Holger "Rockford" Bommer (code, graphics)

Game from ABBUC 2014 competition

 

JoePainter3.png

 

 

Lunar Blitz

Created by Jason "T.M.R" Kelk, Adam "Sack" Hay

Game from New Years Disk 2014

 

lunarblitz2.png

 

 

Lunar Jetman

Created by Frantisek "Fandal" Houra, Irgendwer

Game from FLOP57 magazine

 

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Megaoids

Created by Peter J. Meyer (in 1990)

 

Megaoids(1990)_1.png

 

 

Mission Moscow

Created by John "ACML" Pace (in 1982)

 

MissionMoscow_3.png

 

 

Ms. Pac-Man Enhanced

Created by Paul "Mr. Fish" Fisher, Tep392

 

MsPacManEnhanced2.png

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Second part of KK2014 games list (in alphabetical order):

 

 

Nemezyro

Created by Martin "MatoSimi" Simeček (idea, code, graphics), Marek "Poison" Pesout (music)

Game from ABBUC 2014 competition

 

Nemezyro2.png

 

 

Night Escape

Created by Jan Nemec

Game from FLOP57 magazine

 

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Pad

Created by NRV, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski

 

paddle2.png

 

 

Perplexity

Created by Frantisek "Fandal" Houra, Irgendwer (original game: Ian Collinson)

 

perplexity3.png

 

 

Pierścień Androidów (in English: The Ring of Androids)

Created by Ginta, Case, Yanek

Extremely short text adventure written during Avangarda 2014 workshops

 

PierscienAndroidow.png

 

 

Pixeroids

Created by Marek "xeen" Cora, Adam "Ooz" Powroźnik, Michał "stRing" Radecki (Agenda)

Game from Grzybsoniada 2014 games competition

 

pixeroids.png

 

 

Point Of View

Created by Paweł "Sikor" Sikorski (idea, code), Bartek "V0yager" Dramczyk (music), Tomasz "TDC" Cieślewicz (additional graphics)

Game from Global Game Jam 2014

 

pov1.png

 

 

The Potion

Created by Peter Karlsson, compiled on Atari by Paweł "Pirx" Kalinowski

 

potion.png

 

 

Radioactive Shit Happens!

Created by Arkadiusz "Nosty" Staworzyński, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski

From 25th International Festival of Comics and Games (in Lodz) game jam

 

radsh2.png

 

 

Ramp Rage

Created by Jason "TheRealBountyBob" Kendall

Game from ABBUC 2014 competition

 

RampRage2.png

 

 

Ransack!

Created by Lyren "Xuel" Brown, José Pereira

Game from ABBUC 2014 competition

 

Ransack2.png

 

 

Rest in Peace - You Only Live Once (R.I.P.)

Created by tbxx

Game from Sikor's "Dead competition"

 

SikorGameCompo2k14_R.I.P.1.png

 

 

RGB

Created by Marek "MaPa" Pavlík, Zdeněk "PG" Eisenhammer, Adam "Ooz" Powroźnik

Game from ABBUC 2014 competition

 

RGB3.png

 

 

Rubačka vo kopec

Created by Frantisek "Fandal" Houra, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski, Zdeněk "PG" Eisenhammer

Multijoy game (up to 8 players) from FLOP57 magazine

 

rvk3.png

 

 

Russian Roulette

Created by Michał "Miker" Szpilowski

"Random" game from WAP-niak 2014 games competition

 

russianr2.png

 

 

Serduszka (in English: Little Hearts)

Created by Marcin "command-dos" S., graphics improvements: Gonzo

Logical game

 

Serduszka.png

 

 

SPEEDmaza

Created by Jakub Husak

One button game from WAP-niak 2014 games competition

 

speedm2.png

 

 

Stampede

Created by Avery "Phaeron" Lee (Atari 2600 conversion)

 

 

stampede.png

 

 

Subchase

Created by Koala (code), sOnar (graphics, music), Miker (sound effects)

Game demo from WAP-niak 2014 games competition

 

subc3.png

 

 

Thetris

Created by Marek "Mapa" Pavlík, Zdeněk "PG" Eisenhammer

Tetris clone from FLOP57 magazine

 

thetris2.png

 

 

Treasure Island Dizzy

Created by Paweł "Paw" Gugała, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski (original game by Philip Oliver, Andrew Oliver, Andrew Graham, Stewart Graham, Robbie Graham)

Game from Silly Venture 2014 games competition

 

TreasureIslandDizzy1.png

 

 

Twenty Fourty Eight

Created by Dely, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski, LewiS, LiSU

"2048" game clone from Grzybsoniada 2014 competition

 

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Voyager!

Created by Jim "Jacobus" Wilkinson

Strategic game

 

voyager2.png

 

 

Wumpus

Created by Payton Byrd, compiled on Atari by Paweł "Pirx" Kalinowski

 

wumpus.png

 

 

Xirius Defect XXL

Created by Martin "MatoSimi" Simeček, Jason "TheRealBountyBob" Kendall, Zdeněk "PG" Eisenhammer

Game from FLOP57 magazine. Extended version of "Xirius Defect" from ABBUC 2013 competition

 

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Third part: 41 games from NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners Contest 2014 (in alphabetical order)

 

All those games are put together into one file: NOMAM14_Basic_Tenliner_Contest.atr

 

 

2047

Created by Paweł "Pirx" Kalinowski

"2048" inspired game

 

2047.png

 

 

Abduct10

Created by Kevin Savetz

 

abduct.png

 

 

Abyss

Created by Jakub "Ilmenit" Dębski

 

abyss2.png

 

 

Atlas TXL

Created by island2live

 

atlas.png

 

 

Bagh Chal

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

baghchal.png

 

 

BluesJam

Created by Kevin Savetz

 

bluesjam.png

 

 

Carrera

Created by Daniel Serpell

 

Carrera.png

 

 

Catch

Created by Chris Read

 

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Cavern 10

Created by Lyren "Xuel" Brown

"Caverns of Mars" in 10 extended lines

 

cavern10.png

 

 

Colfusion!

Created by Irgendwer

 

10L2014-Colfusion!.png

 

 

Count1ng Zoo

Created by Ingo "1NG" Boller

 

10L2014-Count1ngZoo.png

 

 

Crack My Luggage

Created by Gozar

 

crackmyluggage.png

 

 

Do not let me hang on (Hanged Man)

Created by Jakub Husak

 

hangjh.png

 

 

Dodge Racer

Created by Reaperman

 

dodgeracer.png

 

 

Drunk Pistol

Created by mgr inż. Rafał

 

drunk_pistol.png

 

 

Escape 10

Created by Rybags

 

esc10.png

 

 

Flappy

Created by Paweł "Pirx" Kalinowski

"Flappy Bird" clone in 10 extended lines

 

flappy.png

 

 

Fuky Bird

Created by Ingo "1NG" Boller

"Flappy Bird" clone in 10 lines

 

FukyBird.png

 

 

Gozmind

Created by Gozar

 

gozmind.png

 

 

Grue Killer

Created by Reaperman

 

gruekiller.png

 

 

Gwobby Micro

Created by Jason "TheRealBountyBob" Kendall

 

10L2014-GwobbyMicro.png

 

 

Isol

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

isol.png

 

 

Joyas

Created by Daniel Serpell

 

Joyas.png

 

 

Jump Sheep

Created by fdingler

 

10L2014-JumpSheep.png

 

 

Jump!

Created by Lyren "Xuel" Brown

 

jump!.png

 

 

Letter Better

Created by Paweł "Sikor" Sikorski

 

letterbetter.png

 

 

Maze

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

maze.png

 

 

Minidash

Created by Bill Kendrick

"Boulder Dash"-inspired game in 10 lines

 

minidash.png

 

 

Minijong

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

minijong.png

 

 

Minimalist Guaton

Created by devwebcl

 

10L2014-MinimalistGuaton.png

 

 

NimX

Created by Cliff Hatch

 

nimx.png

 

 

Paddleship

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

paddleship.png

 

 

Planets

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

planets.png

 

 

Puzzler 2014

Created by Sleepy

 

10L2014-Puzzler2014.png

 

 

Puzzler Duell

Created by Sleepy

(for 2 players)

 

10L2014-PuzzlerDuell.png

 

 

Roguelike

Created by Jakub "Ilmenit" Dębski

Roguelike-type game in 10 extended lines

 

roguelike.png

 

 

Shmup

Created by Bill Kendrick

Shoot'em up game

 

shump.png

 

 

Sijmen

Created by Gunnar "Bunsen" Kanold

"Simon says"-type game in 10 lines

 

10L2014-Sijmen.png

 

 

Slice

Created by Bill Kendrick

 

slice.png

 

 

Squirrel

Created by fdingler

 

10L2014-Squirrel.png

 

 

Zen3D

Created by some anonymous guy...

 

10L2014-Zen3D.png

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And finally the fourth part: 18 sets of new levels of some well known classic games...

 

 

Boulder Dash Mugen 15 (Cuevas Dr. Mugen 15) (in English: Dr. Mugen's Caves 15)

Created by Edgardo "Dr. Mugen" Aranda

 

BoulderDashMugen15.png

 

 

Boulder Dash Mugen 16 (Cuevas Dr. Mugen 16) (in English: Dr. Mugen's Caves 16)

Created by Edgardo "Dr. Mugen" Aranda

 

BoulderDashMugen16.png

 

 

Polish Game Robbo

Created by Paweł "Sikor" Sikorski

 

pgrobbo.png

 

 

Robbo Galaktyka G01 (in English: Galaxy G01)

Created by Robert "Robin" Sitko

 

Robbo_Galaktyka_G01_(p3).png

 

 

Robbo Lucky II

Created by Sebastian Wolany

 

RobboLuckyII_1.png

 

 

Robbo Marik

Created by Mariusz Wolany, Sebastian Wolany

 

RobboMarik_1.png

 

 

Robbo Marik 2

Created by Mariusz Wolany, Sebastian Wolany

 

Robbo_Marik_(p2).png

 

 

Robbo Marik 3

Created by Mariusz Wolany, Sebastian Wolany

 

RobboMarik3_1.png

 

 

Robbo SWS The best of

Created by Sebastian Wolany

 

robboswstbo.png

 

 

Robbo SWS-05

Created by Sebastian Wolany

 

robbosws5.png

 

 

Robbo SWS-06

Created by Sebastian Wolany

 

robbosws6.png

 

 

Robbo SWS-07

Created by Sebastian Wolany

 

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Robbo SWS-08

Created by Sebastian Wolany

 

RobboSWS-08_1.png

 

 

Tre Robbo 40 - Kraina Niespodzianek (in English: Land of Surprises)

Created by Michał Kowalski

 

trerobbo40.png

 

 

Tre Robbo 41

Created by Michał Kowalski

 

trerobbo41.png

 

 

Tre Robbo 42 - Kraina Śrubek (in English: Land of Screws)

Created by Michał Kowalski

 

trerobbo42.png

 

 

Tre Robbo 43

Created by Michał Kowalski

 

trerobbo43.png

 

 

Tre Robbo 44 - Kraina Bomb (in English: Land of Bombs)

Created by Michał Kowalski

 

Tre_Robbo_44_(p2).png

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So that is the list of 109 Atari 8-bit games released in the year 2014. One game ("Serduszka") was missing in the first version of the list.

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Hi, would it be possible that there are two competitions next year? One for the normal games and the other for the 10 liners?

 

I just think that in this competition, the 10 liners, however great they are can not compete with the main games. This is unfortunate.

 

Though it does somehow become a competition then which is the same as the 10 liners contest....

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@Snicklin: Many of those 10-liners are much better than some of the games from the "main" set... I was thinking about organising some kind of qualifiers: specific types of games (like 10-liners, new levels sets, games written live during parties and jams) would have to fight for the right to taking part in the second, final phase with other games (and the best of them would qualify) - but not everyone in AtariOnline likes that idea :)

 

Generally, we wouldn't like to complicate the rules too much or to overmultiply categories, it could discourage people from voting - now we have simplicity: we choose THE BEST new game that we saw during a year. On the other hand, in my opinion, if the game set (for one voting step) is too big, it also discourages people just because of the scale...

 

Adam

 

P.S. I've translated majority of foreign titles on the list. Here's another one: "Rubačka vo kopec" - apparently means in Czech something like "Fight over hill", "rubačka" is a slang word.

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I understand your point Adam but people will mostly think 10 liner = budget game, regardless of how good a game it is to play I imagine most folk would mentally automatically place it as a lower game which is a tad unfair but what is likely to happen.

 

As Snicks says, a separate compo for them would be kinder and fairer..

 

Also, the Robbo entries, as fun as they are, are they not hacks rather than especially written games..Don't get me wrong, I do like them a lot but its a game engine being reused.

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Adam, you made a tremendous work, thank you very very much!

 

Regarding rules of the contest, I think they are perfect and I would change nothing.

 

Thanks to this contest and its fair voting system, we can chose the best games of the year.

It's very useful; when someone asks me best homebrews for A8, I just give Kaz Kompo winners and runners-up list (with some personal addictions).

I once asked for the best homebrews for ZX Spectrum; no one was able to give me a comprehensive list.

 

On the other hand, thanks to the work of people like Adam, we can try ALL games, even the ones we missed.

 

Thank you again!

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