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Offline Holley

Yet another forgotten game
« on: May 13, 2004, 11:12:27 PM »
Ok games gurus, I can remember a game I played a couple of times on a friend's Amiga in about '92, but can't remember the title or publisher! This is what I remember about it:

A generic vertical scolling shoot 'em up, worked on KS 1.3 in 1Mb off one disk, in two player one person got to drive a jeep on the ground and the other got a helicopter.  IIRC it started out going through military complexes in a desert.

Any ideas?  (bonus points for anyone who can name the Sequel to Switchblade on the Amstrad, that featured a wizard as the main character :-)).
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Offline haymiggan

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 11:14:54 PM »
Gotta be SWIV.

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Offline Holley

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004, 11:26:42 PM »
Aaargh! yes :-) and it seems so obvious now ...

Thanks!
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Offline MAD

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004, 10:51:40 AM »
Hoya!

Pfff! Obvious!  :roll:  :rtfm:  :-P

As for the Switchblade sequel... If I remember correctly, there HAS been a Switchblade 2 and, on Amiga, it was more or less the same character.

Be funky

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Offline jj

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Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004, 12:06:10 PM »
switchblade II did not have a wizard in it.  It had the same guy. I had the gx4000(cartridge which worked on amstrads failed console and the amstrad cpc + range version, the sound on that game was top for the time.  I liked the game but it was just damm hard.
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Offline MAD

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 01:20:04 PM »
Hoya!

Ahh... Nostalgia! Apart from my Amiga, the CPC was the best computer I have ever owned (not thaat I owned that many...).

Was there significant differences between CPCs and CPC plus?
I know it was mainly a matter of GFX capabilities.

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M A D
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Offline Holley

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2004, 07:13:03 PM »
The graphics were better, but next to nothing actually used them (best was a basic blitter, IIRC 'Burnout' used the extras in the title sequence on the GX4000 cartridge, the rest of the game was LeMans 24 Hours direct from the old CPC).  I think there were some games that made proper use of it released in France, or so I read in Amstrad Action's dying days!

My other half still has her 464 & colour monitor, in the past I've owned a 464, 6128 and 6128 Plus, I still have some 3" disks kicking around.

The Switchblade sequel I was talking of wasn't SwitchbladeII, which was never released on the CPC.  It used the same clever engine (11 colours on screen in high res, the emulators still can't pull it off!), and instead of throwing knives etc you got fireballs and stuff ...
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Offline Croyzers

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2004, 07:30:02 PM »
Ohh! I remember that game! Wasn't it called Stryker in thr Crypts of
Trogan??

It ran on normal CPC's and the Plus machines.
It autodetected the Plus extra hardware and the graphics looked
stunning on it. It was also the first tape cassette game to use the
Plus machine extra hardware (Amstrad had said this could only be done
using catridge software)
 

Offline Holley

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2004, 08:31:19 PM »
The word 'Crypt' rings a bell, and the demo looked great on my old greenscreen! (only ever had the demo)  I'll look for that on the web later :-)
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Offline Holley

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2004, 09:04:41 PM »
Here we go :-)

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Offline leirbag28

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2004, 12:45:01 AM »
@Holley
Actually I think the game your looking for sounds to me more like SilkWorm and not SWIV (SilkWorm 4) but then again you said it was a vertical shooter. Silkworm part1 is a horizontal left to right shooter but better than SWIV I think...yu controlled a Helicopter and a Jeep...........this was an arcade game at one time.  it was great. Made by TECMO I think...there is no such thing as Silkworm 2, or 3.for some reason they just jumped to IV, maybe to make it look like this game is so good that we are up to part 4!  yeah right!
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Offline Holley

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2004, 03:08:36 PM »
Nope, it was definately SWIV :-) I remembered it as soon as I read it! I'll have a look at Silkworm though, as with many old games I remember SWIV as being better than it really was :-(
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Offline The_Editor

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2004, 06:41:04 PM »
I loved Silkworm and still play it... One of the few old games  that I still play.

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Offline AccyD

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2004, 07:52:36 PM »
Quote

The_Editor wrote:
( What the hell is Swiv?)


SWIV = Special Weapons Interdiction Vehicle
 

Offline Holley

Re: Yet another forgotten game
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2004, 08:07:05 PM »
Or S ilk W orm I V (ie. Silkworm4 with roman numerals).
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