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Post by sleeper77 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:54 am

Speedball 2 by far. It is one of the very few games that have stood the test of time and the playability has not aged a bit imo.

Xenon 2 I liked back in the day as I was an Amiga fanboy but now its too slow to play. At least like all Bitmap Brothers games it had excellent music.

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Post by NorthWay » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:32 am

Possibly Cadaver and all its addons.

Because for once they didn't push the hardware past choking point like they used to. Nice respectful update of an early 80s genre (many years before that got all the fashion).

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:20 am

romanista wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:I expect some backlash, but I propose Magic Pockets.
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That's a pretty good review - 75%, well above average.

Pity it doesn't count for me, as its for the Amiga and not the ST ;)
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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:23 am

Many Amiga/ST mags were fans of Bitmap Bros back in the day , and there were several games which were overmarked as a result, as people were looking for an iconic development team to replace Ultimate after their defection to console-land. Magic Pockets was perhaps the first realisation that maybe they weren't quite as good as everyone thought
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Post by markopoloman » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:45 am

I was going to say Speedball II - but having had a quick play on four of the games in WinUAE, I have got to go for my old fave....... Cadaver! What a wonderful game and still looks and plays very well. I'm off for a play........

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Post by djcarlos » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:53 pm

Xenon 2 because it had Bomb The Bass (who were great) doing the music, which was sampled from "Assault On Precinct 13" (which was great).

Can't remember if the game was any good though, I probably preferred Speedball 2 or the Chaos Engine like the rest of ya.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:17 pm

djcarlos wrote:Xenon 2 because it had Bomb The Bass (who were great) doing the music, which was sampled from "Assault On Precinct 13" (which was great).

Can't remember if the game was any good though, I probably preferred Speedball 2 or the Chaos Engine like the rest of ya.
Xenon 2 is a very pretty , but VERY S-L-O-W shooter with great music - great for a couple of plays , but very boring very quickly . Xenon 1 was by far the better game
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:42 pm

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Post by thl » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:13 am

Very hard to say, but Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe is a definite nod for me.

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Post by Heavy Stylus » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:43 am

Chaos Engine CD32 for the win! This will forever remain in my top-ten games list.
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Post by Mic82 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:57 am

Chaos Engine hands down.

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Post by Mr. Pointless » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:55 pm

Xenon 2 - Amiga version. Sure, it was slow, but in my opinion, the music kept me going, something the PC version's rubbish that was farted out of the internal speaker completely failed to manage.
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Post by Sabreman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:28 pm

Tough one! Umm... My immediate thought was Speedball 2 but I think I might go with The Chaos Engine. In terms of pure polish it was hard to beat on the Amiga.

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Post by Tapey297 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:30 am

It has to be Speedball 2. I have yet to find a bad version, even the humble C64 version was great and the Amiga and Megadrive versions were amazing. No game before or since has raised my adrenaline levels to such stratospheric levels.

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Post by kiniki » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:31 am

I'm gonna say Magic Pockets as it was on a saturday morning kids TV program where someone on the phone had to control the game to win prizes...

We all thought that them saying "Left" "Jump" actually controlled the game. Now we all know it was just a guy with a joystick and headphones listening to the call...

Investigate that Ofcom!

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