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Offline Hyperspeed

Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« on: June 24, 2004, 03:44:49 PM »
I simply have to shout out how good Kid Chaos AGA is on Amiga. You
have to see the speed, the framerate and the parallax scrolling! It's
almost like sonic The Hedgehog but with a teenage caveman. There's
Superfrog style springs and collectables but this really does thrash
even Zool.

Forget Brian The Lion, Oscar, Zool, Alfred the Chicken etc. - KID
CHAOS is the daddy of Amiga platform games.

As for shooters, what do you lot think; XP8, Super Stardust,
Blasteroids, Disposable Hero?

I know for PD games my favourite multiplayer I'd like to tell everyone
about is Brutal Homicide 1 & 2. They are free PD games on Aminet but
will keep you and a friend addicted for days! Think Gauntlet crossed
with Bomberman, throw in some Goldeneye addiction and mix with some of
the most horrendously destructive/devious weapons this side of North
Korea.

:-)
 

Offline leirbag28

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004, 04:01:18 PM »
@Hyperspeed

You should try Ruff N Tumble............especially since its not AGA but looks like it is!............I think this is the best looking ECS Platform game.  Also try Mr Mutz wich plays well.....not as good looking as it could have been though.

Also try:

Pinkie
Bubble N Squuek ECS and AGA
Putty Squad (AGA only)
Traps N Treasures (really unique!)
Lionheart (not sure if this is a Platform but Great looking)
Brian The Lion ( This looks AGA even on ECS)


As for shoot em ups............My fave best looking is still Projext X.
But I like these too:

T-ZER0 ( probably better looking than ProjectX cuz its AGA)
Menace
Disposable Hero (CD32 version has excellent music)
Stardust (excellent looking ECS game)
Super Startdust (even better than the ECS version WOW!!!)
Desert Strike
Jungle Strike

CD32 is actually the best Amiga ever made by Commodore!...
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2004, 07:56:52 PM »
I've found out what happened to Mr.Nutz after he retired...

http://cameltoe.org/images/squirrel.jpg
 

Offline The_Power_of_the_Ginger

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2004, 08:58:55 PM »
Amiga Platform games in the years 1992-1995 is a subject I would take for Mastermind, I own so many of them...

Soccer Kid is one of the great ones, with a difficulty level pitched just about right. Just a little monotonous after a while.

Now, Kid Chaos...It's simply far too hard in the latter stages. I defy anyone to do Ruined City level 3 without cheating or losing more than 5 lives...

Ruff 'n' Tumble, by contrast, is excellent. Brilliant graphics, excellent sound effects, the difficulty is spot on and it is a joy to play. Particularly when on a combo of destroying 10 tin monstrousities in a row. The explosions are simply magnificent.

Zool 2 is quite marvellous, too. I'm sure you can get it from a certain company that deals in murky illegal waters...(I missed that story about something to do with Epic/Amigagames.co.uk, please enlighten me...)

Brian the Lion, marvin's Marvellous Adventure, Charlie J cool and Pinkie are all, apparently, rubbish to poor. I didn't think much to James Pond 3 either (run it side by side with Sonic, or something...it pales in comparison).

Ooh, Aladdin is great, but too short. Like some of today's games.
\\"Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!\\"
 

Offline The_Power_of_the_Ginger

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2004, 09:02:00 PM »
Incidentally, did anyone get their hands on Putty Squad? The demo played like a dream, but the full version wasn't released. Twice. System 3 saw the Amiga base was shrinking, and Alive Mediasoft (ee, remember them? Don't!) got into what can only be described as serious dog-do. I'm still waiting for my copy of James Pond 3...:roll:
\\"Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!\\"
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2004, 04:09:00 AM »
Why do my smileys never appear as I select them... I've chosen this
little green thing that looks like a hairdryer and no doubt it'll
appear as a smiley!

:-)

I'll have to try Ruff 'N Tumble looks good. The Lion King was also
good when I played the Amiga 1200 version on an Amiga Format
coverdisk.

If Alladin is like the Megadrive(/Genesis) version then it must be
good.

The first platform game I played was Oscar, back then it was a
revolution due to it's AGA colours and crystal-clear sampled speech
etc. A bit like Auf Weidersehn Monty but without the music!

Who was the monkey that decided to put Dennis into the Desktop
Dynamite pack? What a load of rubbish!

Just on another thought, if you want to play Sonic The Hedgehog on
Amiga get AmiMasterGear and a Sonic1.sms and you'll be amazed at the
50fps an '030 can give you.

AmiMasterGear is the best emulator I have ever used, it replicates a
MasterSystem down to every last pixel/tile and the sound is superb.
Also get Asterix.sms, that's a corker too.

Shame about AmiGenerator... the Megadrive was a 68000 and even an '060
can't play AmiGenerator any good!
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2004, 04:43:13 AM »
As much as I like some of the other platformers mentioned here...  

I have to go with Superfrog as the all time best Amiga platformer.  It has Eric Schwartz movies, great graphics, catchy tunes, great level design, fast scrolling, great animation, a fun little green gloppy thing to throw around, a good difficulty balance, those bouncy springboards that cause massive frog abuse in the later levels, and, of course, the icy and slippery slides.  Just hearing the frog screaming WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE as he zings headlong down the hill at about 1,000 mph still cracks me up!

Another great platformer that I didn't see mentioned so far was Fury of the Furries.  I love the little dude that swings on the ninja ropes!  :-)
 

Offline The_Power_of_the_Ginger

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2004, 02:15:10 PM »
Rats, I forgot about Superfrog. Fun to play, that one. The only thing that slightly tempers my enjoyment is the penultimate level, which requires to use a power-up to get across an otherwise impassable part. If you run out of power-ups, you can't complete the game. Apparently, this actually made the PC incarnation impossible to complete.

Harlequin is a joy, too. It is, after all, where I got this nifty avatar from...
\\"Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!\\"
 

Offline captainmoomoo

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2004, 03:22:28 PM »
GODS
GODS
GODS!!!
 

Offline HopperJF

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2004, 04:32:18 PM »
Bart vs. The Space Mutants ;-)
Religion is for people who believe in hell.
Spirituality is for people who have been there.
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2004, 05:24:15 PM »
Quote
GODS
GODS
GODS!!!


Yeah... and "The First Samurai" too....  How could we forget that one?  Lots of great games to challenge for the title...  But I still believe it's rightfully Superfrog's!  (Though yeah, the long flapping part that's nearly impossible to get over was annoying.)

 

Offline x56h34

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2004, 05:56:48 PM »
Brian the Lion is cool. The best version is the CD32 version, as it features a lot of animation, sounds, extras that weren't included in AGA/ECS releases.

Ruff'n'Tumble is one of my favorite games of all time. :-)

Chaos Engine rules, too! Especially the CD32 version.
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2004, 06:02:19 PM »
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Chaos Engine rules, too! Especially the CD32 version.


Oh, Chaos Engine is excellent, no doubt... But I would call it of the "Top-Down Shooter" genre, not the "Platformer" genre.  ;-)  Therefore, I STILL submit Superfrog.  :lol:
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2004, 07:44:24 PM »
I'm not too sure about Superfrog...

I haven't played as many Amiga games as I have Megadrive(/Genesis) but
Superfrog doesn't strike me as being Major League. If it was it would
have been a multi-platform release like James Pond, Zool and a few
others.

Then again, Kid Chaos wasn't multi-platform...

Maybe they're both ripping off too many features from the console
mascots.

On a slightly more bizarre note here, how many people were aware that
Duke Nukem made his first debut as a platform game for MSDOS? I was
just wondering if it was available somewhere and if it worked with
PCTask/Fusion.

Also, what are you opinions on Core Design platformers like Chuck Rock
1 & 2, Wolfchild and Wonderdog.
 

Offline MAD

Re: Kid Chaos AGA is the finest platform game on Amiga!
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2004, 07:53:01 PM »
Hoya!

Best platformer... Hum... Gods maybe.

As for the shoot'em up...

BATTLE SQUADRON! Hands up!!!

Be funky

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