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From The Forum issue 98

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:29 am

This month we'd like to know what your favourite Rainbird release was

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:39 am

All the C64 graphic adventures were amazing but my favourite was "The Guild of Thieves"

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:11 am

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by joefish » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:25 am

The Advanced OCP Art Studio.

Rainbird had some good early solid world 3D games like Midwinter and Starglider II. A little ahead of their time perhaps, as looking back now highlights the slow frame rates we took as normal back then. But the biggest impact on me and my Atari ST was The Advanced OCP Art Studio. For full-screen editing you had a choice of good packages, but for designing 2D sprites and animations nothing else came close to its zoom mode and range of handy tools.

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:17 am

Fish! A text adventure where the main character is a fish, who is also a secret agent.
Weird plot, eh? lol.
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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by ncf1 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:02 am

The Pawn. I used to look at screenshots of it and drool. Finally get it and play it and I drooled some more.

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by necronom » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:07 am

I liked Midwinter and Starglider, but I'll go for Carrier Command. I bought that one at one of the PCW shows in London, and I played it a lot, though I wasn't very good at it.
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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by pantal00ns » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:23 am

Carrier Command for me, it just seemed so expansive. The setting was also great with an enemy carrier to contend with and Islands to capture.

Never completed it though as a do or die top gun approach was never very effective.

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by felicemaggie » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:33 am

I would have to say 'Starglider' on the ST, though to be honest they released some of the best software ever written for the ST market. - (Cheshunt Computer Club) - Atari Forever !

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by fredghostmaster » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:40 am

Knight Orc on the Spectrum was a fantastic game. I must play it through again one day soon.

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by ipmarks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:45 am

Definitely the Pawn. I remember the sheer envy I felt seeing that game running on an Atari ST, the graphics were just beautiful. It was pretty much when I knew the Spectrum's days were numbered.

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by kelp7 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:55 am

My favourite was Starglider on my Amstrad PC1512, it was amazing how those vector worlds could immerse you. I could take out that first Starglider within about the first 5 minutes of play, come out of the silo and slam straight into it with a guided missile. Excellent game.
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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by Smurph » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:23 pm

Carrier comand by default as it was the only game of theirs I played.
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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by BennyTheGreek » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:39 pm


Looking at the list at WOS I would have to say the Art Studio....

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Re: From The Forum issue 98

Post by markopoloman » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:57 pm

Andrew Braybrook's Morpheus. I remember reading the Diary in Zzap! 64 and waited patiently for the review and release.
Initially it was a damn confusing game but after reading the instructions (something a bloke should never admit to doing) I actually fell in love with it. The only Braybrook game better than this was Paradroid.

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