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borkus
08-28-2009, 07:10 PM
Robocop3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYFdgyuv6fU) . Good god, this made my eyes hurt... So I'm taking you all with me... It's sad, but I remember this game coming out. It's funny to look back and think we were amazed by this visual "rubbish" back then... Look at the poly count of the game engine... Anyway. Seen a few others too, and I'll post them here instead of starting a new thread. I figured that I would make this the thread title to at least let people fathom they shouldn't have eaten before opening. Looking for Faceball 2000 as well. Remember that one?... What were we thinking playing that game....?

Matt
08-28-2009, 08:38 PM
My favourite games on the Amiga were anything by Cinemaware Games, Speedball, Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Another World and Flashback.

Those are the ones that stuck in my head anyway!

TinyTinyScooby
08-29-2009, 12:48 AM
My favorite all time Amiga game was a shoot-em up with a KILLER soundtrack called Hybris.

Loved that game, and I still play it today on an emulator. The sound effects and music are unparralled even today.

For anyone interested, here is a link to the game being solved on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QBStOhiIzA

The music\effects really kicks in at 1 minute and 2 seconds, and especially at 1 minute and 21 seconds. I would sometimes play it without explosions just to record the soundtrack separately. I used to d/l a million amiga demos, and the soundtrack to Hybris destroyed them all. :)

Also found this crazy Amiga video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m502B0oy_z4

I also thought Another World was great as well, one of the best. In fact, in case you were unaware, it was re-released and enhanced in high resolution for the PC:

http://www.anotherworld.fr/anotherworld_uk/

Check it out if you haven't already. I still remember being spooked in the beginning of that game when the first noisy creature growls at you and starts chasing. Those were the days. I still remember playing Dragon's Lair on the Amiga. Currently I own the High def PC version. Looks and sounds amazing.

walfridson
08-29-2009, 12:54 AM
My favourite games on the Amiga were anything by Cinemaware Games, Speedball, Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Another World and Flashback.

Those are the ones that stuck in my head anyway!

Say that again...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUxunNnFLAA

Matt
08-29-2009, 05:49 AM
I still remember being spooked in the beginning of that game when the first noisy creature growls at you and starts chasing.

Me too, I had my Amiga going through my hifi at the time, and played it the first time with the lights out, and that bit made leap off my chair!


Say that again...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUxunNnFLAA

Great interview, even though I don't speak French! Cool to see the rotoscoping technique he used in his bedroom! Would never have guessed it was done that way, thought it was all hand animated!

Talented guy!

biliousfrog
08-29-2009, 06:24 AM
My favorite all time Amiga game was a shoot-em up with a KILLER soundtrack called Hybris.

Loved that game, and I still play it today on an emulator. The sound effects and music are unparralled even today.

For anyone interested, here is a link to the game being solved on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QBStOhiIzA

The music\effects really kicks in at 1 minute and 2 seconds, and especially at 1 minute and 21 seconds. I would sometimes play it without explosions just to record the soundtrack separately. I used to d/l a million amiga demos, and the soundtrack to Hybris destroyed them all. :)



Wow, that brings back memories. My friend had an Amiga and I would go round his most nights with another friend and play games for hours...Hybris was always a favourite along with sensible soccer.

I remember the whole ritual of getting out some old, hard cover books (usually a Dandy or Beano annual), sticking the joysticks to them and perching on the end of the bed while the game loaded up.

I also remember another game with a character called Ronald Ray Gun, I can't remember the name of the game but it sticks in my mind.

biliousfrog
08-29-2009, 07:13 AM
Nuclear War? link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_War_(computer_game))

I used to play that game with my friends a lot. It was a very fun game back then and it features some hilarious caricature names...

Ronnie Raygun
P.M. Satcher
Infidel Castro
Col. Khadaffy
Kookamamie
Mao the Pun
Jimi Farmer
Tricky Dick
Gorbachef
Ghanji

That's the one :thumbsup:

Matt
08-29-2009, 07:24 AM
OF COURSE!!!!!

HOW could I forget Nuclear War! I LOVED that game! So simple but very addictive, and funny!

It's mad how small those screens are!

I would love someone to write a modern version of Nuclear War, keep the gameplay the same but with enhanced graphics and sound!

I loved it when you manufactured a 100 Megaton warhead and you got a "Ooooooooooooooooh", classic!

OnlineRender
08-29-2009, 10:07 AM
CANT beat WORMS

Jim_C
08-29-2009, 10:24 AM
One of Youtube's greatest DJ's mixes C64 game music...

(boy YouTube embedding would come in handy about now ;) )

(Part 1 of 10 each part has different songs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNasu8fbMmc

jasonwestmas
08-29-2009, 10:56 AM
Wow, RC3 was bad. Was that even considered to be 3D shading? No UV maps lol. I take a good color map for granted these days.

Jim_C
08-29-2009, 11:28 AM
My favourite games on the Amiga were anything by Cinemaware Games, Speedball, Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Another World and Flashback.


man you had the good games.

I did have Nuclear War, but conversely I had games like

Summer Games (http://screenmania.retrogames.com/c64/01/c64_0008.html)
BCs Quest for Tires (http://screenmania.retrogames.com/c64/01/c64_0012.html)
and don't laugh...
Dallas Quest (http://screenmania.retrogames.com/c64/01/c64_0004.html)

COBRASoft
08-29-2009, 11:40 AM
I was crazy about the Pinball series on AGA and IK3. That last one I just played too much, I killed some joysticks doing so for achieving black belt and more than 190000 points :)

COBRASoft
08-29-2009, 11:42 AM
And Bubble Bobble... Classic!

Matt
08-29-2009, 11:43 AM
I was crazy about the Pinball series on AGA and IK3. That last one I just played too much, I killed some joysticks doing so for achieving black belt and more than 190000 points :)

YES! Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies were awesome, I have the .mod files for the music in my iTunes!

COBRASoft
08-29-2009, 11:45 AM
You want to share that .mod files?

walfridson
08-29-2009, 12:04 PM
I just wanted to recommend
http://hol.abime.net like imdb for amiga games

probiner
08-29-2009, 12:43 PM
I think these games with no shadows, all raw colors are so disturbing... Imagin one day wake up... and the world was like that. Insanity granted.

We were talking lately in what could make ppl scared these days. Such ascethic enviorment if not scare at least lead to insanity.

Cheers

jasonwestmas
08-29-2009, 01:09 PM
I think these games with no shadows, all raw colors are so disturbing... Imagin one day wake up... and the world was like that. Insanity granted.

We were talking lately in what could make ppl scared these days. Such ascethic enviorment if not scare at least lead to insanity.

Cheers

Graphical spacial quality at one time was literally hanging by a set of perspective lines. :D

jasonwestmas
08-29-2009, 01:10 PM
Those were the absolutely finest 3D graphics available on a home computer at the time. The guys who made it (Digital Image Design) were the realtime 3D gods of that era.

They made some awesome flight sim games and as far as I know they did military contracting as well.

They also made a great space opera game called EPIC.

You make it sounds as if many studied from these guys. Is that true?

jasonwestmas
08-29-2009, 02:03 PM
Perhaps it's a case of saturday night neuron misalignment, but I'm not quite sure what you mean by that... :D

hehe, just seemed like these guys were really the beginnings of something great and we could actually track who these coders came from and where they are today.

KorbenD
08-29-2009, 04:35 PM
My favorite Amiga game was the shareware MechForce. The best computer version of Battletech I've seen so far.

And, thanks to the reminder about Nuclear War, I ended up buying DEFCON from Steam a minute ago. :)

Cageman
08-30-2009, 01:39 AM
YES! Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies were awesome, I have the .mod files for the music in my iTunes!

I honestly think that Pinball Slamtilt is by far the best Pinball game released on the Amiga. I thought that Pinball Illusions had too poor controll of the ball, made it hard to aim for ramps and other things. Slamtilt had much better control and some insane multiball modes as well.

Pinball Dreams and Fantasies were better than Illusions regarding ball controll and aiming though.

COBRASoft
08-30-2009, 05:31 AM
Yeah, the multiballs were awesome.

blindsided
09-03-2009, 06:19 AM
Never mind Robo 3, i remember Robocop 1 on the speccie!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os57CXh6COw

And my Two favs
Way of the exploding fist
Sabouteur
ohh and
IK+ Intenational Karate +
And Barbarian with the flying neck chop!

ohhh and Great Escape...
ohhhh look what u done..now i gotta find a speccie emulator!!

BigHache
09-03-2009, 11:20 PM
My favorite Amiga games that still stand out to me are "Out of This World", "Armour-Geddon", and "Syndicate". And I loved games with intros like the "Shadow of the Beast" series.

dmack
09-04-2009, 01:05 AM
Best was 'Leander' IMO. Oh and the original Lemmings was genius!

Imagine if a game like Call of Duty 5 were taken back to that era...what would people have thought?!?!?!