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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by merman » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:17 am

TV Sports Football on the C64 is an amazing conversion, packing in great presentation and playing a good game of American Football. But Defender of the Crown deserves a place among the list of classic games for its ambition and atmosphere.
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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by Hiro » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:26 am

Right, one more thing, while not my fave Cinemaware game, I think TV Sports Basketball still blows any NBA Live out of the water.
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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by ncf1 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:31 am

I completely forgot about the TV Sports series - TV Sports basketball was my favourite sports game for many a year, and singlehandedly helped me fail some exams. I still fire it up once in a while decades on, the best basketball game for me ever, up until recently perhaps with I would say NBA2k13 which I must admit is quite damn good.

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:37 am

It has to be Wings, the story telling through the diary was genius and game play wasn't bad either.

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by kiwimike » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:20 pm

I loved the TV sports series, a bit ahead of their time and a sign of things to come in sports games :)

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by yakmag » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Rocket Ranger.

It seemed one that I'd complete easily...

Still not managed it to this day!

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by Kilb » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:12 am

The Kristal

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by merman » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:03 am

Kilb wrote:The Kristal
Technically Cinemaware only published that in the States, it was developed by Addictive.
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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by SpecChum81 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:57 am

The titles I remember most fondly are Defender of the Crown and The Three Stooges! Really good games and really good fun!
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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by NorthWay » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:35 pm

I think that would have to be Rocket Ranger. I know they were all Hollywood-style games, but this one even more than the others, and it worked well as a game too.

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by SirClive » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:44 am

TV Sports Football. It took an age to get through a full season as it was in real time, but it really did set the bar for presentation. I would spend a couple of hours changing all the player names to bands, actors, friends etc before even starting to play.
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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by retrosofer » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:13 am

Wings as they nailed the WW1 dog fighting plane formula which still hasn't been bettered to this day.

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by Mancman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Only one I played was Defender Of The Crown which I absolutely loved. It may have been King Of Chicago but unfortunately for one reason or another I never got round to getting a copy.

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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by Kai » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Tough choice between WINGS and IT CAME FROM THE DESERT. So I'll go with...the mindless fun that is THE THREE STOOGES. :lol:
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Re: From the forum issue 123

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:46 am

It Came From The Desert. For ST owners, the reason to upgrade to an Amiga. For Amiga owners, the reason to upgrade to 1 meg. And for those who had a 1meg Amiga, the reason to upgrade to a 2nd disc drive,

The speech, the effects, the graphics, the subtle humour and the atmosphere all combined to create a perfect homage to the B-movie monster flicks of the 50s and 60s. And the pastiche of mini-games, from playing chicken in a hotrod .to running around a hospital half naked (that's the guy!) made for a great gaming experience. I also managed to complete it!

I'd also like to say that DOTC on the C64 was a feat of brilliance by whoever converted it,
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