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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm

What's your favourite game by Ocean Software? The best answers will appear in the mag.
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Post by psj3809 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:58 pm

Quite a few hits by Ocean (and quite a few bad ones). For me its Robocop, was just an excellent game and enjoyed the 'mini' games at the end of each level like shooting the hostage taker. Still a great game years later

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm

As much for nostalgia as playability, I have to say Hunchback on the Oric, Its full of happy memories and is one of the first games I mastered, looping it round several times.
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Post by fredghostmaster » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm

So many classics to choose from but Head Over Heels gave me so many hours of fun on my Spectrum, as did Daley Thompson's Decathlon, The Great Escape & Match Day. Very tough to choose between them.

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Post by RetroBob » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:02 pm

I loved the first few minutes of Robocop 2 on the Amiga... only the first few mind as his mum was paranoid it would overheat and so when it warmed up she'd make us turn it off.
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Post by ncf1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Ocean releases always got me excited because you equated them with quality, so I knew when I doled out my hard earned newspaper round cash it wouldn't be wasted. Salamander on the '64 was my favourite, a blitzing shoot 'em up with a cracking tune that bested the arcade in my opinion, absolutely felt I'd got more than my money's worth.

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Post by Big Shoes » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:13 pm

Batman on the Amiga, what a game! Played that so many times and still play it now

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Ooh, are we counting all their other brands too? Salamander was an Imagine game, so I didn't even consider it, much as I like it (I've bought it at least twice for C64).

Good shout on The Great Escape though.
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Post by ncf1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:45 pm

don't tell me i'm getting confused in my old age.. I thought it was Ocean but indeed it may certainly have been Imagine.. in that case Combat School on the '64 was arguably more fun than its arcade counterpart and happily consumed a small pile of joysticks in pursuit of final conquer-ance - which sadly never came about until decades later when I could afford better joysticks.

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Post by merman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:18 pm

Can I cheat a little and pick a compilation of Ocean games?

The Magnificent 7 on C64, not only does it contain Wizball (one of my all-time favourites) but it also has Head Over Heels and the sublime Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Great value at the time.
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Post by mr jenzie » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:39 pm

you are going to nee a BIGGER PAGE for this :D

THE best publisher in the spectrum era, vastly superior to everyone else, and has most of my top games ever played!

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batman, bruce lee, cabal, chase hq, combat school, daley thompson decathlon/olympic challenge/supertest, gilligans gold, the great escape, gryzor, head over heels, hunchback, match day 1+2, midnight resistance, mr wimpy, the new zealand story, operation wolf, pang, platoon, plotting, puzznic, rainbow islands, rambo, robocop, run the gauntlet, sly spy, tank, total recall, the transformers

imagine software

arkanoid 1+2, athena, dragon ninja, game over, green beret, hyper sports, mag max, rastan, renegade, slap fight, target renegade, world series baseball, world series basketball, yie ar kung fu

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Post by Crusty Starfish » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 am

Wizball on the C64. Everything about that game was (and still is) perfect.

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Post by kiwimike » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 am

This one's a tricky question! Will need to jog my memories and look through the Fusion Book on Ocean

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Post by Extraprawns » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 pm

How about Eric Chahi's Heart of Darkness? Ocean was the publisher for the Australian release. Man what an awesome and creative game, it's the stuff of childhood imagination and belongs right up there with Oddworld and Another World.

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Post by smccd » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:21 pm

Tie between Cabal and New Zealand Story on the Spectrum. One felt like a fantastical voyage through a world of wonder and the other was a simple bullet-to-the-face endeavor.

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