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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:53 am
by Randall Flagg
The beautiful game.........SPEEDBALL II. Never ever has repeatedly punching a centre forward in the face been so much fun. Especially when the robots come and stretcher him off. Fantastically violent, incredibly deep and tactical, best two player game ever! :twisted:

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:57 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
kiniki wrote:We all thought that them saying "Left" "Jump" actually controlled the game.


Did we?? :?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:18 pm
by Kai
Very tough choice since THE BITMAP BROTHERS made so many great games. Although I truly love SPEEDBALL 2 (and still think that it's the best sports game ever) and despite the fact that I also love GODS (an often underrated gem) I would choose THE CHAOS ENGINE as the best of the Bros. games. The graphics are beautiful, the level design tricky, the gameplay awesome - especially in 2-player-mode. A timeless masterpiece! Well, I bet I won't make it into the mag now since this rosy-tinted thread of mine got a little long, eh?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:12 pm
by Dizrythmia
I'm going with Gods, though the controls were a bit clunky, & the game didn't feel very fluid. Normally that's enough to put me off right away, but I kept persevering with Gods... I don't know why...

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:30 am
by kiniki
Elgin_McQueen wrote:
kiniki wrote:We all thought that them saying "Left" "Jump" actually controlled the game.


Did we?? :?
Well I did... but I was young :cry:

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:34 am
by yethboth
Xenon 2 on the Amiga/Atari ST. One of the best soundtracks I have heard on the Amiga and Atari ST which was composed by Bomb The Bass. :)

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:22 pm
by JetSetWilly
i can agree with the music for XENON 2, but the game was Dad's pants in the middle of the robe: embarassing and you wouldn't want to be caught with it! Now, The Chaos Engine, Speedball 2 and GODS.....three classics.....all with good gameplay and cracking graphics......but Speedball 2 has the Ice Cream guy..........




















here's the choice: Ice Cream.....Ice Cream! and i stand by my decision.
And....as it's the only game i managed to wipe the floor with my brother with :D

and Magic Pockets........WTF!!! :shock:
lets just pretend it wasn't mentioned :wink:

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:27 am
by Bub&Bob
SirClive wrote:Speedball

Am I the only one who prefered the original? The pure simplistic brutality of it was wonderful.
I second that - I loved the C64 original and was perfectly suited to the bread bin - Speedball 2 was a brave attempt but was not a patch on the Amiga version.

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:57 am
by nwosteve
Speedball.

A highly innovative game based on sports at the time that actually turned out to be closer to premiership football than you'd like to believe.

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:36 am
by Bub&Bob
nwosteve wrote:Speedball.

A highly innovative game based on sports at the time that actually turned out to be closer to premiership football than you'd like to believe.
Especially if you watch Bolton :wink:

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:47 am
by korean***
they were all a bit poor really. i think i maintained intrest in speedball for more than 5 mins...

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:16 am
by Jayextee
I like the graphics. As far as the games themselves, they exhibited a clunky robustness I couldn't comprehend, as an arcade junkie at the time. Nice shiny graphics.

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:19 pm
by Fandenivoldsk
Easy this one: Speedball 2

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:09 pm
by JetSetWilly
korean*** wrote:they were all a bit poor really. i think i maintained intrest in speedball for more than 5 mins...



BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:23 pm
by pforson
Z! Frenetic fun with cool Bitmap Brothers graphics. None of this stockpile tanks nonsense. Top drawer stuff.