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Offline restore2003

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2004, 11:33:10 AM »
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Offline rayt

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2004, 11:42:41 AM »
@ Noster

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Chaos Engine  I loved this game. Played it through over and over again. Today? Well, I still like the principles of the game... but what about the lousy scrolling? Scrolling have become one of the most important parts in games...


Which version did you try out? I had slow scrolling using the cd32 whdload version on A1200/030.. but then I tried out the aga whdload version and the scrolling was perfectly smooth..
 

Offline smace

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2004, 11:57:46 AM »
A game I would LOVE to play again,is Operation Stealth. That was the ultimate adventure game to me in my boyhood. Now I can't find it anywhere *snief*

But would I have the patience anymore?

A few years back when I went to college, I came across a game on the internet that I never had played before: "D-Generation". It simply rocked and made me a open my eyes to sci-fi :)

I think Super Cars 2 is as good as it ever was.
Rainbow Island I also played a few years back, and it was just as entertaining as it was in the early days. I gave up pretty quick though :)
Lost Patrol too got me into the atmosphere, and still does. Perhaps because I to this day haven't come past the second village :ak47:

And while onto war games, two classics that haven't been mentioned here yet, and that will never die: "North And South* and *Nuclear War*.
So witty and simple. Devious games they were :)
 

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Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2004, 12:11:41 PM »
You remember Operation Stelth too!

I can't find hide nor hair of it.. it has simply vanished of the face of the earth. :-(

Offline PMC

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2004, 12:59:33 PM »
Yep, you certainly can't beat Turrican II - one of those rare games with gameplay to match the audiovisual delights.  

There are so many other compelling games out there that you have to replay again and again, despite completing many times over.  Warlords is pretty basic graphically, but the gameplay elements are spot on and I still haven't searched all the ruins / temples etc.  Aren't there sequals to Warlords doing the rounds?

As for The Chaos Engine, I'm sure the scrolling wasn't that bad.  I've the original AGA version on both disk and CD, both of which are okay.  The scrolling isn't great but it's no worse than most IIRC.

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Offline darksun9210

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2004, 01:03:16 PM »
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ptek wrote:
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and whats all this hype about the "Great Giana Sisters"?
imho it should be the Great Giano Sisters. or however you spell bird poo in potugese/spanish.


I totally agree with you.
And " bird poo" is Portuguese is "merda de pássaro" :-D
In Spanish i'm not sure ... Portuguese and Spanish are not the same language as you know.
 


yeah my bad  :-) i saw it in a tintin book somewhere, a ship was off loading bags of giano (or however its spelt) and tintin had to inform the captin that it was infact bags of bird droppings for fertilizer. i thought it was quite relevant for a word play, but unfortunatly my mind couldn't be so kind as to remember what language it was that the bags were labled with.

totally random i know, but hey, sorry, back to topic  :-)

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Offline Gavilan

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2004, 01:24:30 PM »
Mmmm...i guess you are referring to "The Great Guano Sisters"....
(Guano = merda do passaro?)
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Offline PMC

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2004, 01:31:33 PM »
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Gavilan wrote:
Mmmm...i guess you are referring to "The Great Guano Sisters"....
(Guano = merda do passaro?)
 :-D


Isn't Guano specifically bat poo?

Not that I'm an authority on the subject of either poo or languages but I'm sure I heard that question when playing Trivial Pursuit way back when...
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Offline Ilwrath

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2004, 06:07:47 PM »
I didn't think the Amiga version of Street Fighter II was bad enough to rank here.  Now....  Dangerous Streets....  THAT was a seriously terrible game!  Why the heck would ANYONE think this game would help sell Amigas???  I think people would have paid more for the Magic Packs, had they left this title OUT!

Days of Thunder was indeed the worst commercial racing game on Amiga.  No doubt about it.  ;-)

The best racing, of course, is Stunt Track, with two linked Amigas.  Especially if they're lightly souped up to pick up a little extra frame rate.  (My 1200/030 was perfect for hosting the race, and a standard A1200 linked made for an exceptional combination.  Unfortunatly it seems to get unfriendly with 040 and 060 stuff, though.)

Though Indianapolis 500 deserves an honorable mention.  It's dated by modern standards, but it blazed the trail for a long line of incredible Papyrus racing titles, and still has better drive dynamics than half the modern budget titles.

As for Speedball II... I'll still defend it.  It's not quite as perfect as I remembered it, but man, it's still plenty playable, and fast, for the amount of things going on.  A good choice for a retro night.

Nuclear War and North & South are both excellent.  I'd also like to add a couple lesser known titles that have provided a few hours of amusment years later....  

Armageddon Man -- nothing like sending a letter of support to Libya in regards to their missle attack on Canada.  And the cat wagging it's tail as the display shows the bombs sailing across the continent...

Conflict! -- Who knew being an Israeli Premier could be so fun?  (Sour relations by creating an international incident)
 

Offline Legerdemain

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2004, 09:38:38 PM »
@Noster on Speedball II

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You should use an Amiga to play it. It is still fantastic and full of action, whenever I meet one of my old Amiga-friends for a retro-night, we play it.


I am running it on an AMiGA... even though I find UAE becoming nicer and nicer with each release I don't like playing games on it... it doesn't really feel like playing on a real AMiGA. But like I said, I am a sucker for smooth scrolling... and unless we are talking about strategy games and the like, I can't play games with jerky scrolling. I don't know what FPS we are talking about exactly in Speedball II, but something around 7-8 FPS maybe...


@Noster on Dune II

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I don't agree with you, it was the first game of this kind followed by many others (e.g. Command&Conquer on PC) and was a fantastic game. It has too few levels but it isn't to hard to play and I don't know what you've done but you can controll multiple units at the same time, the control is equal to all the following games of this kind. -- EDITED -- Sorry, failure of mine, it was too long ago since I've played it, there is only a single unit controlable at the time, but nevertheless I think it is a great game (still located on my HD, maybe I will play it again the next days)


Yes, I completely agree on that point... it became a trendsetter, oh, and not only the slightest! Without Dune II I don't think we would have seen the wave of strategy games in the veins of Warcarft, Command & Conquer, Red Alert and the like so soon. But, even though that very fact I can't play it without being bothered. Back then it was great... because there was nothing that it could be compared with, or nothing with such class... but, still... oh, well...  you know...  :lol:


@Defender of the faith on Moonstone

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WHAT?? Actually, Moonstone is one of the rare few amiga games which doesn't entirely suck after all the years (IMO). I still play it once in a while.


Well, I love the concept... and actually I like the game... but, it just feels so dated. With some updated graphics, smoother control and such, it could be the bomb... but, that won't happen that soon, I guess. But, sure, I understand how you feel...  :-)


@Rayt on Chaos Engine

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Which version did you try out? I had slow scrolling using the cd32 whdload version on A1200/030.. but then I tried out the aga whdload version and the scrolling was perfectly smooth..


Well, the scrolling ain't slow... it isn't simply smooth. Instead of showing each pixel scrolling (like in Turrican II) it shows like every 4th... but, I will try out the other versions because the CD32 orignal version is the only one I've played recently.
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Offline Speelgoedmannetje

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2004, 11:07:41 PM »
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ptek wrote:

No 3D stuff ? Great !
We must admit that a 2D environment is simpler to manage than a 3D one to the brain.
How can I agree more with this.
But actually, there are a few 3d games that I really really like: Dark Forces and Thief. First person 3d (shooting, racing, etc) is bearable. The rest (where you can see the character) should be 2d.
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Offline kevh100

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2004, 12:19:35 AM »
Hi,

Does anyone remember Legends of Valour? Mmmmm textured mapped 3D on my A500. It seemed like the game allowed you quite a bit of freedom, walking around the city into peoples houses and shops. I never really played it much but it always impressed me when I did. Maybe i should try it out on my A1200. I might be able to have the screen bigger than a postage stamp :)

Rick Dangerous 2 was another favourite of mine. I also really liked Bubble & Squeak, Tearaway Thomas and Superfrog. Games like this would be perfect for small handheld consoles, PDAs and mobile phones.

I also spent many an hour playing Floor 13, I loved the idea of being in control of a secret government agency. Dark stuff indeed!

As for racing games I found myself really liking the CD32 version of Top Gear 2.

I still play many Amiga games today, some for nostalgia, and most because they still are brilliant!

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Offline manicx

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2004, 02:33:35 PM »
Currently I am playing to death:

-Kick Off 2 (and I will play it as long as I have an Amiga and proper joystick)

-Slamtilt (this is the best pinball game ever)

-Aracade Pool/Snooker (Small games that keep you attached in front of the Amiga)

-Worms DC (such a great laugh)

-Turrican 2 (need to say more)

I don't give a sh*t about most arcade conversions on the Amiga. Most of them look crap with a few exceptions like Rodland and Rainbow Islands...

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Offline Skyraker

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2004, 02:47:15 PM »
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Offline crown

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2004, 02:53:39 PM »
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As for Speedball II... I'll still defend it.  It's not quite as perfect as I remembered it, but man, it's still plenty playable, and fast, for the amount of things going on.  A good choice for a retro night.


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