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best in game explosions

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:29 am
by forestville
ok what do you think are some of the best and biggest in game explosion on 8bit 16bit and 32bit home and arcade games.


xenon on the speccy had decent explosion

axeley on the snes had good explosion, especially when have just defeated an end of level boss

and on doom for the playstation had some cool 8) in game explosions.

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:37 am
by koopa42
akuma's raging demon - screen goes white and all you see is about 16 hit explosions


Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:00 pm
by william
quite liked the planet destruction scene in 'Captain Blood'
probably the only decent thing in the game.

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:16 pm
by Astro Blaster
It may be a popular choice but I really liked the ship blowing up in Defender and the way the debris scattered. Also Galaxy Ranger on Laserdisc Arcade even though it was just a piece of film!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:31 pm
by witchfinder
Wizball's explosion when the Wiz seems to shatter into about a thousand particles was cool... :lol:

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:26 pm
by Jazzem


Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:38 pm
by kelp7
Lots of good ones mentioned but Dropzone on the C64 was always quite good i thought and also on the Amiga the really deep sounding explosion you'd sometimes get in Silkworm

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:00 pm
by paranoid marvin
Death star exploding in Star Wars

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:59 pm
by SirClive
There was an AtaRI ST game that I got not long after getting the machine. Can't remember the name bit it was a top down vertical shmup. For the time the explosions were unbelievably big and real looking. Anyone know what it was called?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:46 pm
by merman
Paradroid and Uridium on the C64...

(Oh, and the enemies on Zelda Wind Waker ;) )

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:34 pm
by Shin_Gouki
Super Mario World - when the castle would blow up after defeating one of the koopa kids - classic. :wink:

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:24 am
by Sabreman
I guess it counts as an exposion - the smart bomb in Contra III! Accompanied by one of videogaming's greatest sound effects.


Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:52 am
by Kai
Jazzem wrote:Image

ROFL :D :lol: 8)

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:06 am
by fgasking
SWIV on the Amiga had some quite meaty explosions in it, with cool SFX to boot.

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:06 am
by pottyboy
The explosions caused by the bombs in Die Hard With A Vengeance on Die Hard Trilogy are incredible! Whether you destroyed it or not you'd hear an incredible sound effect, followed by a huge wave of flames and the sight of things (cars, people etc) being thrown into oblivion! :D

Well, that's what I remember anyway. Hven't played it for ages.