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Combat school

Post by Fred83 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:44 pm

I loved this in arcades.I found it easier in arcade than the c64 version.Which had lovely graphics but was dam hard.
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Re: Combat school

Post by bonerlaw » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:49 pm

Combat School! Love this game! I got it on an old C64 compilation many moons ago, and recently played it to death on MAME!
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Re: Combat school

Post by thevulture » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:12 pm

:wink: Don`t forget the fantastic C64 music.As for game? great, but a bugger on joysticks, Trackball in arcade? Only ever played it on C64.

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Re: Combat school

Post by Fred83 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:13 pm

Speccy version was good too.With the 128 giving us a glorious single load.
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Re: Combat school

Post by felgekarp » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:55 pm

I seemed to recall that waggling a joystick up and down was a lot more awkward than it was waggling one from side to side, I think I always got killed on the crappy final mission as well.
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Re: Combat school

Post by resident paul » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:21 pm

I fondly remember the C64 version & working up a sweat.
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Re: Combat school

Post by Eric » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:16 pm

Got the Amstrad version, liked it even though its a joystick waggler. Also called Boot Camp I think in some places.

Play it on emulator at 50% speed to make it easier to play on the keyboard.

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Re: Combat school

Post by thelatestmodel » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:28 pm

I used to have Combat School on the Amstrad and it was VERY hard work to play. Lots of fun though, especially when played with friends who could tag in when you got tired.

The arcade version is significantly easier, however with both versions it is almost impossible to progress beyond Firing Range 3. That single level ruins the entire game - if anyone has ever got past it, I will eat my hat.

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Re: Combat school

Post by C=Style » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:54 pm

I've played quite a lot of version of this game but I always love the Speccy one. Got very addicted to that back in teh day, learned loads of little tricks to get high scores, it was like Hyper Sports in that you could just happily play through it no matter what mood you were in. You NEED keys for this game though so my trusty little 48k+ was perfect for it. Quality game.
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Re: Combat school

Post by Mire Mare » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:20 pm

I bought Combat School after Rignal and co raved about it in the hallowed pages. I wasn't disappointed.

It was a slightly different take on the joystick waggler and I certainly felt it was quite unique. I do remember the change in pace between the training and the final mission took me by surprise and I didn't make it very far. Never did as far as I can remember!

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Re: Combat school

Post by Freestyler » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:21 pm

Yes I loved this game.

Fucked the censored out of my joystick though. :cry:
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Re: Combat school

Post by Fred83 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:23 pm

C=Style wrote:I've played quite a lot of version of this game but I always love the Speccy one. Got very addicted to that back in teh day, learned loads of little tricks to get high scores, it was like Hyper Sports in that you could just happily play through it no matter what mood you were in. You NEED keys for this game though so my trusty little 48k+ was perfect for it. Quality game.
How did you manage without breaking the keyboard :shock:

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Re: Combat school

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:32 pm

great game , and grat conversion for the C64. I always failed at the 'fight the instructor' stage
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Re: Combat school

Post by Alarm » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:11 am

I quite liked the coin-op and the Speccy port, but the last stage was pretty much unplayable.

It also spawned quite a few other military event games on the Speccy (all were budget games, IIRC): Assault Course, NATO Assault Course, Para Assault Course and Para Academy,

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Re: Combat school

Post by C=Style » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:55 am

Fred83 wrote:
C=Style wrote:I've played quite a lot of version of this game but I always love the Speccy one. Got very addicted to that back in teh day, learned loads of little tricks to get high scores, it was like Hyper Sports in that you could just happily play through it no matter what mood you were in. You NEED keys for this game though so my trusty little 48k+ was perfect for it. Quality game.
How did you manage without breaking the keyboard :shock:
Quite easily really as the 48k+ had those really nice hard keys with the finger indents making it perfect for games like this. I found it gave me a massive advantage to waggling a joystick too.
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