MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

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MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby Zeusdaz » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:08 pm

Hi everyone and welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Which Is Best?
Last month I placed two Amiga shooters against each other,...X-Out & Z-Out, I can announce X-Out gained the victory with 20 votes with Z-Out claiming 15, Z-Out was storming ahead at the beginning by 12 votes to 5 but then X-Out started to crawl back to the point it was 14 all but in the end it overtokk Z-Out and claimed the victory,...nowhere near as many votes this time as the previous comparrison (Turrican vs Turrican II) but maybe it was all down to not many liking those games.

This month I'm going to test your loyalties and place two classic original ZX Spectrum platforms games against each other, one slow methodical and challenging, the other fast and furious, they are Manic Miner and Chuckie Egg, which do you think is the better game?!, only your votes will determine that,...happy voting! :-D
P.s, I will only count the votes stated in the comments below and on the Youtube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4mmpOSd0rY

All the best, Zeus.

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby itaboy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Manic Miner, hands down

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby viking272 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:02 pm

I played both extensively and completed both. I remember that large crazy bird chasing me around the screen at the end of Chuckie Egg. Both are classics but for me it's Manic Miner due to it being the first spectrum game I played and I really enjoyed it, so nostalgia plays its part! :)

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby joefish » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:48 am

Manic Miner, easily.

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby vido » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:29 am

Manic Miner!

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby Zarchos » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:22 pm

Chuckie Egg ? No let's be serious : it can only be MM !
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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby Zeusdaz » Wed May 17, 2017 7:43 pm

Manic Miner is the winner gaining 51 votes to Chuckie Egg's 37.
Chuckie Egg was actually racing ahead in the early stages and was leading up to the mid 20's in votes but it was all down to the votes on the WOS forum site where they were clear Manic Miner fans by voting for that game in droves BUT everyone still had high respect for Chuckie Egg as no'one can deny it really is a great game.

Thanks for all who took part, the May 2017 edition will be up in a day or so.

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby Avanze » Sat May 20, 2017 9:18 am

Chuckie Egg.

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby AtariCrypt » Tue May 23, 2017 8:17 am

Manic Miner for me. But, I wouldn't be so eager to vote for Mr Willy if it was against Chuckie Egg 2 - which on the Spectrum is probably one of my all time fave games. NOT the ST version, which is terrible :/

Yeah, Manic Miner deserved this win though!
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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby keetie » Tue May 23, 2017 11:44 am

Chuckie Egg. Once I will finish it.

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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby mlynn1974 » Wed May 24, 2017 11:23 pm

Chuckie Egg. I also played Chuckie Egg 2 for months, loved it and completed it.

My friend got his Spectrum in 1984 I think and I got mine in 1986 (when I was 12) so we kind of missed Manic Miner the first time round.
Playing it later Manic Miner was too hard, too weird and too broken (What was wrong with the Banyan Tree?) but a quirky work of art! At the time I just didn't find Manic Miner very playable. Other platformers like Monty On The Run (By Gremlin\Peter Harrap) were much more polished than Manic Miner.
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Re: MANIC MINER vs CHUCKIE EGG - WHICH IS BEST?

Postby AtariCrypt » Thu May 25, 2017 6:22 pm

That's Jet Set Willy ;-) But yeah you are right about that Banyan Tree!
Completed Chuckie Egg 2? Wow nice one. I loved this game for it's freedom to roam, loved exploring. Sad like that lol
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