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Offline smace

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2004, 05:45:46 PM »
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kevh100 wrote:
Rick Dangerous 2 was another favourite of mine.


What about Ricky I?

Did anyone play Loom? What the hell was that game about??? Was it more Lucasfilm games around on the Amiga?
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2004, 07:39:13 PM »
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Did anyone play Loom? What the hell was that game about???


yeah...  Actually, I finished that game back ages ago.  It wasn't bad, as simple adventure games go.  It was just kind of a happy-feel-good kinda game.  (Not nearly as much fun as say, Legend of Kyrandia...  But I thought Loom didn't deserve as much bashing as it got.)

I only remember a few things about it now, though.  
1) Watch the Loom notes when something happens.  (Write down the colors)  That way you can play them back again, and cause that to happen elsewhere.  This is key.  And sometimes you only get one chance to write down the notes.

2) The songs (note patterns) are reversable.  In other words, if a 1-2-3 progression opens something, a 3-2-1 will close it.  If 2-1-3 sparks a fire, 3-1-2 will put a fire out... Or freeze something... or do some other opposite.  

3) The songs vary from game to game.  So if you start a new game, you'll likely get different loom songs from the previous game.  This also means you can't look up loom songs on-line, as they'll likely be wrong for your particular game.
 

Offline Cyberus

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2004, 10:41:24 PM »
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kevh100 wrote:
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 :)


Yep, I still have that somewhere, played it on my A500 for hours and hours... I really liked that at the time, but probably wouldn't merit my patience these days :(
I was under the impression that LOV was meant to be the first in trilogy or whatever, I guess the others never saw the light of day?
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Offline Abou27

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2004, 11:25:34 PM »
Lots of replies about Speedball 2.  I must admit that playing again after all these years, there are parts of it which stink (pretty good for 1 floppy, though!).  Music is highly dubious etc.  I don't get any enjoyment out of playing it single player anymore but 2 player is still fantastic - the kind of game where punches directed towards the opponent are not uncommon - amazing tension!  And as many have said - it is an absolute essential for any retro night!
 

Offline MAD

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2004, 03:42:26 PM »
Hoya!

Wooot!!!???!
SpeedBall 2 is ALMOST perfect! Only one flaw: the fact you control the goalie when he appears on screen. You try to dodge your opponents, the goalie moves as well, the opponent throws the ball and... GOOOAALLL! Argh!

You think playing against the CPU sucks??!
Well I agree playing with a mate is best but try to play in tournament mode and reach the *first* division... THEN you will have fun :-E

SpeedBall2 for ever!!!

Be funky

M A D
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Offline CU_AMiGA

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2004, 05:10:45 PM »
Speedball 2 is the bollocks! :-)

A graphically disappointing game would have to be the original Worms, how many colours were on the screen? 16?
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Offline HopperJF

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2004, 07:01:03 PM »
"Obliterator" was a terrible game.
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Offline dunketh

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2004, 11:17:44 PM »
I'd have to say that IMHO the best amiga game ever (and we're including Stunt Car, Superfrog and Hunter in this argument) has got to be 'Wings'

Not 'Wings of Fury' by Borderbund but 'Wings', by Cinemaware.
They're supposed to be working on a revamped version of this game but I've not heard anything about it.

Even now I can load it up and play for hours, there's just enough variation in it to keep you occupied and the graphics are still good enough not to make you cringe.
Play it on a reasonably quick Amiga and you're laughing.

Anyone who disagrees obviously hasn't played it. So there.
 :-P
 

Offline amigakid

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2004, 02:49:19 AM »
Ok i'll give my 2 cents in, i hated Artura, what a crap of a game.  superfrog and shadow of the beast rocked:)  
 

Offline Lo

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2004, 03:38:06 AM »
Well, when you finally win, its such a gratification (at least for me) I took off my hat and never played it agin :-o
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Offline MAD

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2004, 10:47:04 AM »
Hoya!

Yeah! I do agree, Wings is a fantastic game!
The atmosphere of this game is incredible, you ARE part of the Squadron!
Anyway, Cinemaware were quite good at delivering great game.
Although I never really liked their sports games, I LOVE Rocket Ranger, It came from the desert 1&2, Wings.
Boy, that what I call GREAT games!. OK, though, I agree that in ICFTD the scrolling during your hospital escape is TERRIBLE!...

SpeedBall2 is da man!

Hey! I have an idea for a new thread! Follow me... ;-)

Be funky

M A D
:afro: AMIGA :afro:
- The Computer With A Soul-
 

Offline HopperJF

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2004, 09:04:51 PM »
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Skyraker wrote:
Datastorm.


I found that game quite fun actually!
Seriously though anyone who wants to see a BAD game, try and get hold of Obliterator.
It's awful.
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Offline MAD

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2004, 09:40:57 PM »
Hoya!

Psygnosis did, IMHO, some of the finest Amiga games BUT if you wanna see an awful game, forget Obliterator!
Just try their VERY first game on Ammy! It is called Bratacas.
Basically, it looks like a Spectrum game, with only FOUR colours! :-D
Beat this!

Be funky

M A D
:afro: AMIGA :afro:
- The Computer With A Soul-
 

Offline EnyGmaTiK

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2004, 03:15:18 PM »
I think he means ' Guano ' that stands for Bat poo.
 

Offline 6

Re: Disappointing classic Amiga games
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2004, 10:59:35 PM »
Roger Rabbit - whenever you lost a game (every time), it seemed like it took ten minutes to completely reboot.  I returned it.

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