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Offline DeQuevedo

Amiga BEST game ever
« on: August 10, 2002, 02:47:04 AM »
Hi Amigans

What amiga game do you  think is the best amiga game ever?

That includes OCS/ECS and AGA games

Please! Let us know your opinion!
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Offline Coder

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2002, 02:57:13 AM »
That's easy:

Shadow of the Beast

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Offline _Steve_

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2002, 03:00:58 AM »
Quote
by Coder on 2002/8/10 0:57:13

That's easy:

Shadow of the Beast

Coder


Well why SOTB had great graphics+music, it really sucked in gameplay. Turrican 2 OTOH...well you can't fault that  :-D
 

Offline Coder

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2002, 03:04:11 AM »
@_Steve_

I have to disagree. It had everything. Great graphics, music and the gameplay was excellent. A perfect score according to me.

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Offline arcticandyb

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2002, 03:12:07 AM »
Too difficult.  If you could pick one per genre then it might be easier..

Sports :-> SWOS
Sims :-> Falcon+Mission Disks
Racing :-> Lotus II
Space :-> Wing Commander
Platform :-> Flashback
Adventure :-> Beneath a Steal Sky
Weird :-> Populous
Strategy :-> Civilization
Star Trek (yes Star Trek is it's very own genre) :-> Star Trek, 25th Anniversary.
RPG :-> Black Crypt

I know everyone could replace each of these with an equally good game, and in fact I could replace most of them with games I liked just as much - like Frontier instead of Wing Commander or Pool of Radiance instead of Black Crypt or even Jaguar XJ220 instead of Lotus Turbo II - so again I say, the best Amiga gamer ever?  Not possible there are just too many to list.
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Offline commodore_jim

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2002, 03:17:29 AM »
I'm going to agree with Steve on that. Turrican II was easily the best arcade game ever developed for the Amiga and game-wise, certainly one of the platform's finest hours, full stop.

Incredible graphics, amazing music and perfectly balanced game-play which never punished you unfairly. And, incredibly, all crammed onto a single 880k floppy which ran inside 512k of RAM. Those Germans sure know how to code...

To this day I still boot the game up from time to time and play through to completion.

Going head to head with Turrican II though has to be the Secret of Monkey Island. Great humour, brilliant characters, wonderful atmosphere and above all, heart - something missing from many of the cold, clinical games on release today.

They just don't make them like that any more. Why, I can remember when this website was all fields...(fade to rant)
 

Offline zudobug

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2002, 03:18:11 AM »
Hi,

I say Rainbow Islands.  Because I didn't have many controls to remember, or many directions to travel in (up or down, but preferably up) and it's cute.  Plus all the power-ups, bonuses  and hidden things make it the best.  I also really like Bubble Bobble, but RI has the edge.

It also has longevity.  I first played it around 1990, and the last time I played it was last week.  And it's the game I've wasted the most hours of my life playing.

I don't expect it's the best Amiga game ever...  But if this were "Amiga BEST game ever as picked by zudobug" then yes.  First prize.  :-D

-zudo
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Offline MikesterBrau

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2002, 04:06:10 AM »
Well here is my web page addressing my opinion...
http://members.windfire.net/mikelynn@windfire.net/gaming.html

Boy is that URL long enough.  
IF you do not want to go to the link here are some hightlights.

My BBS concept was drawn from my love of the Bard's Tale series as my Avatar reveals.  

Amiga Gaming Nexus'es (sp?)

Wings - Cinemaware tooking gaming to a new level in general poor Jim Sachs went a bid mad working so hard but but the coding and graphics really stood out on all they did.

UFO: Enemy Unknown aka X-Com still might be the best squad level turn based tactical game

Hired Guns:  Before Doom Amigan's got a headstart
on multiplayer first person shooters..  Ingenious...

Black Crypt - Raven software is still doing Amazing things only for the PC but the Extra Half Brite mode on this game was the first and best I experienced.

Wing Commander - I am a Wing Commander nut on all platforms, I hear the CD version for the Amiga is slightly better than disk version great port!

The Settler's aka Serf City - without it no Foundation.
To me it started it's own genre... RTS for Amiga like
Warcraft but before...

Civilization - another great port of one of the greatest
games of all times...

Both Dune games were different and stand outs and the guys that did Dune II went on to do Command and Conquer.  I wonder how many PC gamers know what they owe Amiga gaming.  

Other not on my list but well deserving of recognition:

Pirates, Lemmings, Out of this world, The Killing Game show, Alien Breed series.  Ishtar series... :-D
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Offline arcticandyb

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2002, 04:19:48 AM »
Quote
I wonder how many PC gamers know what they owe Amiga gaming


Actually quite a few.  Obviously many ex-Amigans are now PC owners, but also magazine writers still acknowledge the Amiga for previous versions of new games and every time a new C&C is released one of the most common statements in a review is
.."RT Strategy series that started with Dune II on the Amiga.."

Dune II is acknowledged as the forefather of the Real Time Strategy, just as Populous is often acknowledged as the forefather of God Games.

PC Gamer, PC Zone and ofcourse PC Format are the most common culprits for Amiga references, CGW is another.

Linux Format hosts a number of ex Amiga Format and Amiga Shopper writers - just stick one of your favourite writers from defunct Amiga mags into a Google search and often you'll see which magazine they're working for now.
GPF (the famous Blue Screen of Death) honest version :-

The system has become busy or unstable.
Actually, we say \\"system\\" but what we really mean is \\"Windows\\".
If you like, you can wait and see if the \\"system\\" recovers.
It won\\\'t, but it will give yo
 

Offline uncharted

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2002, 04:43:18 AM »
Hmmmn, it is a tough one.  The Amiga was at it's height during probably the best period for games ever.  

Monkey Island I + II
WingCommander
Lemmings
SpeedBall 2
Dizzy (any)
Skidmarks
 Many more I've forgoten
 

Offline Akiko

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2002, 05:23:01 AM »
My top ten favourite classics-

1 Monkey Island l & ll
2 Frontier Elite 2
3 Turican 2
4  Pinball Illusions (CD32)
5 Another World
6 Flash back
7 Bloodnet
8  K240
9  Obitus
10 Crystal Dragon
 

Offline Calen

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2002, 05:35:01 AM »
My top 10 quickly of the top of my head:

1. Turrican 2 ( Really hard to fault this one)
2. SWOS (The King of football games)
3. Dune II
4. Flashback
5. Speedball 2
6. Superfrog
7. Wings
8. Napalm
9. Microprose F1GP
10. Project-X
 

Offline BigD

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2002, 05:39:53 AM »
I would only add Faery Tale Adventure, Deja Vu, FA/18,  too many , I'm sure I've forgotten many many great games!

-D

almost forgot.. Test Drive series...
 

Offline GPT

Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2002, 06:04:36 AM »
My top 10 list:

ELITE II
Banshee
PinballIllusion
Startrek
Utopia
Superstardust
Syndicate
Knights (PD game)
SpeedBall 2
Dune II
Project-X
JWS (Snooker)
Civilization
Oops to long,

The only problem with top 10 amiga game lists is that it's only 10 games :-)
The only fare thing is to call it top 100 list :-D
NWO tba 2012
 

  • Guest
Re: Amiga BEST game ever
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2002, 06:35:41 AM »
Best game ever...I don't know... but some of my favorites are:
Rockstar ate my hamster
Wrath of the Demon
Cadaver
Stunt Car Racer