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Title: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: motrucker on September 14, 2009, 12:11:25 PM
I may have just found it! I had a new (in shrink wrap) box of Dr. Plummet's House of Flux that I put on eBay. Didn't get a bid. Then I noticed several other copies that some one keeps re-listing - never gets a bid.
I finally had to see what this game was, so I ripped of the shrink wrap, and popped the disk in - oh lord, - what a rotten game. This would have have stunk as a magazine cover disk extra. I doubt if anything is worse!
It's sort of like an old Vic 20 Jupiter Lander (IIRC) without any features.... or controls.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: xeron on September 14, 2009, 12:25:51 PM
Some links for this game:

Hall of light (http://hol.abime.net/401)
Lemon Amiga (http://www.lemonamiga.com/?game_id=1221)
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: DrDekker on September 14, 2009, 12:37:35 PM
I'm intrigued - didn't think anything could be as bad as Terminator 2 - Judgement Day:uzi:
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: redrumloa on September 14, 2009, 12:59:48 PM
I don't know. Anything made by Titus would be hard to beat as worst game ever.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: mingle on September 14, 2009, 01:06:36 PM
Ah, so many stinkers and so little time to bag them all! :-)

One particularly whiffy turd was the shameful Amiga conversion of the arcade classic "Rolling Thunder"...

Those (ir)responsible should've been shot at dawn...

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: J-Golden on September 14, 2009, 01:28:34 PM
Total Carnage was a BIG stinker...
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Ilwrath on September 14, 2009, 01:51:10 PM
I still say Dangerous Streets has to be in the top (bottom) 10 of all time.  It was exactly like Street Fighter, except for the crappy characters, molasses controls, poor balancing, terrible design, random button mashing... Ok, it was nothing like Street Fighter, except for the word 'Street' being in the title.  It must have taken a management team for that game to have ended up bundled with some A1200's.  I can picture it now....

Manager 1: "We need something to package with the new A1200."
Manager 2: "Hey, my kids tell me that Street Fighter thing is still kinda popular."
Manager 3: "Yeah, but we can't afford to port Street Fighter."
Manager 4: "We can get a good deal on stacks of this 'Dangerous Streets' game that the publisher can't even give away.  Who can tell the difference, anyhow?"
All: "Perfect!  Time to vote ourselves bonuses to our offshore bank accounts!"
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: xeron on September 14, 2009, 02:18:05 PM
Kang Fu?
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Karlos on September 14, 2009, 02:38:46 PM
Quote from: xeron;522987
Kang Fu?


Buh.. it had HAM8 and kangaroos. What could be better?
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: tokyoracer on September 14, 2009, 04:49:16 PM
Quote from: redrumloa;522978
I don't know. Anything made by Titus would be hard to beat as worst game ever.

What about Crazy Cars III? No the WORST game by a country mile is Top Banana! God what a pile of s***.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: J-Golden on September 14, 2009, 05:16:07 PM
I MUST be a sadist because I impulsivly wnat to try each game that gets mentioned.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Crumb on September 14, 2009, 05:33:17 PM
@redrumloa

bah! Prehistorik was fun (but technically not very good).
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: zipper on September 14, 2009, 06:43:19 PM
My vote goes to Touring Car Challenge.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Leifern on September 14, 2009, 06:59:33 PM
Did anyone notice that Dr. Plummet's House of Flux scored 77% while Pirates! scored 74% in Amiga Format 9 (Apr 1990) (Link found on "Lemon Amiga"). They're both reviewed on the same page..
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: odin on September 14, 2009, 07:27:34 PM
http://www.lemonamiga.com/?game_id=1387 <- Crash Garrett left quite a scar on my childhood mind. I bought that 'cos it had some cool airplanes and stuff on the box! Little did I know, it turned out to be a smelly text-adventure.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Chieftain on September 14, 2009, 10:42:54 PM
Quote from: tokyoracer;523003
What about Crazy Cars III? No the WORST game by a country mile is Top Banana! God what a pile of s***.


Agreed, Top Banana suck and blow, were the developers smoking dried banana peelings? I'd also like to add Nemac IV and Breathless to the list, they got to be THE crappiest 1st. person shooters ever.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: odin on September 15, 2009, 12:12:48 AM
Have you not played Death Mask? =)
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Karlos on September 15, 2009, 12:14:17 AM
Quote from: odin;523053
Have you not played Death Mask? =)


I found that hilarious. It was like fighting monsters conceived by Terry Gilliam in one of his more obscure Python moments :)
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Ruud on September 15, 2009, 12:37:48 AM
Top banana was bad, but I would vote for Akira.  All the money was spent on the license leaving a game so bad a PD programmer would have been ashamed to upload it to aminet.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Chieftain on September 15, 2009, 12:41:38 AM
Quote from: odin;523053
Have you not played Death Mask? =)


Unfortunately, yes... I just had forgotten about it.

Hmmm... If we put the games that suck into canister, would that make a vacuum-bomb?
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Bamiga2002 on September 15, 2009, 09:29:09 AM
No! The worst game is Offshore Warrior (http://hol.abime.net/2279) :hammer:
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: fryguy on September 15, 2009, 10:31:36 AM
No the worst game gotta be Cliffhanger.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Bamiga2002 on September 15, 2009, 12:34:59 PM
Quote from: fryguy;523082
No the worst game gotta be Cliffhanger.

Can't believe Psygnosis made this thing :shocked:! It doesn't even have their trademark graphics and overall polishness.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: mikeymike on September 15, 2009, 02:26:26 PM
I believe the game-of-the-movie Willow got 6% in CU Amiga.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Karlos on September 15, 2009, 03:19:03 PM
Quote from: mikeymike;523101
I believe the game-of-the-movie Willow got 6% in CU Amiga.


That's weak :roflmao:
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: spihunter on September 15, 2009, 06:32:58 PM
Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!Operation Clean Streets!!

Worst game evar!!
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Ruud on September 15, 2009, 08:51:49 PM
Quote from: mikeymike;523101
I believe the game-of-the-movie Willow got 6% in CU Amiga.


I remember in this one issue of Amiga Power they gave International Rugby Challenge (or something like that) 2% and two other games 3%, one of which was Edd the Duck 2 - back with a quack and I think the other may have been 4th and inches. Those three have got to be contenders!
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: scuzzb494 on September 18, 2009, 01:00:13 PM
Hi

I would guess I have played around 5% of the hundreds of Amiga games I have and whilst I accept there are real stinkers, I would suggest it's the ones that claimed to be ace and kept us waiting the longest that take the prize for being the worst. Some I waited an age for, particularly when they came on the back of a roaring success.. Anyway these are my bottom three... just cus the creators should have known better.

The Speris Legacy - Team 17
Robinson's Requiem - Silmarils
Sensible Golf - Sensible Software

I didn`t think Terminator 2 was too bad given I spent a whole Christmas playing it. As to the game Dr Plummet's thingy... I guess like others I would love to try it.

scuzz
http://www.commodore-amiga-retro.com
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: B00tDisk on September 18, 2009, 02:25:54 PM
I'd like to nominate every bad trackloader single floppy disk game that only worked on an unexpanded A500 with 1mb of chipram and 1m fast-ram, vanilla 68k, no HD, no second floppy and for god's sake don't have anything else added on.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: save2600 on September 18, 2009, 05:53:57 PM
I remember being duped by Dino Wars back in the day. :-(
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: motrucker on September 19, 2009, 02:33:31 AM
Sounds like this post brought back some fond memories...:roflmao:
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Methuselas on September 19, 2009, 03:21:06 AM
Personally, I think the worst Amiga game ever created was by Amiga, Inc. and their "Amiga Anywhere" project.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: J-Golden on September 19, 2009, 04:07:39 AM
And that was....
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: redrumloa on September 19, 2009, 01:07:10 PM
Quote from: Methuselas;523380
Personally, I think the worst Amiga game ever created was by Amiga, Inc. and their "Amiga Anywhere" project.

Amiga Anywhere is *NOT* Amiga, it is an early Tao Intent. I think we can all agree on that.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: the_leander on September 19, 2009, 01:22:14 PM
Quote from: Karlos;523054
I found that hilarious. It was like fighting monsters conceived by Terry Gilliam in one of his more obscure Python moments :)


Hehehe..

I remember playing that on the A500 after being told "it's just like doom!"

Only... It really wasn't.

Certainly that has to be in my top 10 gaming disappointments.

Now for worst game....

For me it'd have to be Akira...

Horrible graphics and controls that were obviously conceived by Beelzebub.

And to think it shared the name of the greatest Anime ever produced.

Also add Rise of the Robots and Cool World.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: amigakid on September 19, 2009, 08:50:31 PM
Biggest disappointment had to have been the way of the little dragon, olo fight and rise of the robots.  I know there's more that suck but i gotta think for a bit
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Karlos on September 19, 2009, 09:34:31 PM
Wow, how did I ever forget Rise of the Robots? Made all the worse by the hype.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Matt_H on September 19, 2009, 09:45:57 PM
I'd like to nominate HOI. Even with cheats it's still impossibly annoying.

I'll also put The Final Gate up for consideration - an FMV trainwreck for CD32. Similarly, Prey - An Alien Encouter is another one of those no-gameplay kind of games.

Akira and Rise of the Robots are definitely excellent candidates.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: darksun9210 on September 19, 2009, 10:04:17 PM
uh huh, some good candidates there.
i got suckered into the rise of the robots hype. i believe primal rage was either comming out or just out or something, and fighters where all the rage.
i'd just got a brand new CD32 and wanted a fighter. oh Rise sucked so bad. secretly  i hung my head in shame at it's pretty graphics and video cut scenes, but at the time, i was young and reckless and in my "Amiga beats all down, fool" phase, so on the outside, it was this kicks arse!
plus. never buy a movie tie-in, or a franchise deal. MacDonalds Land anyone?
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: morcar on October 24, 2009, 11:02:56 AM
Mine would be Dragon Ninja as they didnt program the game for a forward jump so once you got to level 2 where you had to jump over to the next platform you were f**ked. I think it got 1% in Amiga Format.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: fryguy on October 24, 2009, 12:12:45 PM
@morcar: i liked it, but as you say, it was impossible to play with joysticks with microswitches. But with a TAC-2 you could jump without problem.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Dr.Bongo on October 24, 2009, 02:49:33 PM
Hmm.... Pitfighter springs to mind. Total cr*p
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Tension on October 24, 2009, 06:08:54 PM
Quote from: darksun9210;523474
uh huh, some good candidates there.
i got suckered into the rise of the robots hype. i believe primal rage was either comming out or just out or something, and fighters where all the rage.
i'd just got a brand new CD32 and wanted a fighter. oh Rise sucked so bad. secretly  i hung my head in shame at it's pretty graphics and video cut scenes, but at the time, i was young and reckless and in my "Amiga beats all down, fool" phase, so on the outside, it was this kicks arse!
plus. never buy a movie tie-in, or a franchise deal. MacDonalds Land anyone?


i agree 100 on Rise of the Robots, but how could you say that about McDonaldland - It was one of my favourite games on my mate`s NES.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Trezzer on October 24, 2009, 11:36:21 PM
Microcosm was one of the worst games I've played on Amiga. The graphics were brilliant and the intro was incredibly fun in a B-movie Robocop-ish kind of way, but the game? Holy cr*p that was bad.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Crisisdog on October 25, 2009, 01:56:05 AM
I haven't had a chance to try most of those games listed, but out of the ones I still have sitting around, "Turbo Outrun" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" were two stinkers that I couldn't play more than five minutes with, without giving up.  I also kinda have to agree with Hoi.  I played the AGA version, and although pretty to look at, it was annoying as hell to get through the levels with my limited platformer skill set.  Jump, miss, die.  Jump, miss, die.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Tension on October 25, 2009, 02:44:19 AM
With Microcosm I think they literally put all their effort into the FMV side, thus neglecting gameplay to the detriment off all CD32 users who bought it thinking it was like that in-game.

But nope!!

Quote from: Trezzer;527215
Microcosm was one of the worst games I've played on Amiga. The graphics were brilliant and the intro was incredibly fun in a B-movie Robocop-ish kind of way, but the game? Holy cr*p that was bad.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: motrucker on October 25, 2009, 03:17:17 AM
Quote from: Crisisdog;527224
I haven't had a chance to try most of those games listed, but out of the ones I still have sitting around, "Turbo Outrun" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" were two stinkers that I couldn't play more than five minutes with, without giving up.  I also kinda have to agree with Hoi.  I played the AGA version, and although pretty to look at, it was annoying as hell to get through the levels with my limited platformer skill set.  Jump, miss, die.  Jump, miss, die.

You haven't lived then! Want a free copy of Dr Plummet's House of Flux?
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: the_leander on October 25, 2009, 03:26:27 AM
Quote from: Karlos;523470
Wow, how did I ever forget Rise of the Robots?


With a great deal of effort and mind-bleach I suspect ;)

Seriously though, if you've never played them, try Cool World and Akira. Both of these crimes against videogames should be played by everyone at least once, if only to realise how good we got it :D
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: DonnyEMU on October 25, 2009, 03:51:08 AM
Let's see worst hmm...

MindWalker (if it weren't for the 3D) and the Surgeon (it's like the game of operation with a hellicious scream when the patient wakes up and dies)...
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: amiga1260 on October 25, 2009, 07:08:07 AM
The most worst games I ever played are :

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, after the third round you couldn't win even on the easiest level
Dangerous Streets, unplayable
Master Axe, problems with hitting and kicking the opponent.

On the other hand: Rise of the Robots is a great game when you use a 68030 to play the game.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Tension on October 25, 2009, 10:56:01 AM
Quote from: amiga1260;527239

On the other hand: Rise of the Robots is a great game when you use a 68030 to play the game.


Even with an 040 it sucked big time.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Speelgoedmannetje on October 25, 2009, 11:26:22 AM
Quote from: Karlos;523470
Wow, how did I ever forget Rise of the Robots? Made all the worse by the hype.
I've played Rise of the Robots quite much against a friend of mine. Fond memories. :)
But then again, it was my first fighting game, it was a demo version and I had never heard of it before, just tried to get the hang of this new type of game.

Anyway it certainly cannot be the worst game, maybe the most disappointing, but certainly not the worst.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Speelgoedmannetje on October 25, 2009, 11:37:18 AM
Quote from: redrumloa;522978
I don't know. Anything made by Titus would be hard to beat as worst game ever.
Wha-whaaat!? I love those games!
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: spihunter on October 25, 2009, 12:11:24 PM
I think Dangerous Streets and Operation Clean Street must have been the same game!
Maybe they changed the title for europe for some reason?
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: amiga1260 on October 25, 2009, 12:23:32 PM
Here are some Amiga magazines who has reviewed the Rise of the robots game:

http://amr.abime.net/amr_search.php?search=rise+of+the+robots&mag_id=0

The scores are mixed. That is the reason why I play the game first before I give my opion about it.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: gertsy on October 25, 2009, 12:52:12 PM
Futile League of Pathetic Superheroes. Certainly a F.L.O.P..

(o:
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: Speelgoedmannetje on October 25, 2009, 02:52:12 PM
Quote from: amiga1260;527260
Here are some Amiga magazines who has reviewed the Rise of the robots game:

http://amr.abime.net/amr_search.php?search=rise+of+the+robots&mag_id=0

The scores are mixed. That is the reason why I play the game first before I give my opion about it.

I think CU Amiga is quite right with their 80% score :)
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: runequester on October 26, 2009, 07:40:19 AM
Rise of the Robots certainly ranks up there, in part because it took so damn long to load, for so little gameplay.

There were plenty of other forgettable games, but they at least had the common decency to only take up 1 or 2 disks and load up pretty quick
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: gertsy on October 26, 2009, 12:38:43 PM
Quote from: gertsy;527264
Futile League of Pathetic Superheroes. Certainly a F.L.O.P..

(o:


'Cummon the name says it all.

Gertsy.
Title: Re: Worst game in Amiga history?
Post by: TheGoose on October 26, 2009, 01:11:10 PM
Operation Clean Streets ! I love me some Operation Clean Streets! Watch out for that bitch by the docks though, she looks good but will stick you with her dagger!

LOL, really, that game hurt me, and changed me forever, in a bad way. WORST GAME EVER - THE QUESTION IS RESOLVED...