Speedball 2 - which version is best?

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Speedball 2 - which version is best?

Post by Utini » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:06 pm

Not a poll as such - largely because I've no idea how many formats this game came out on!

So.... which version is best?
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Post by Robbo » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:13 pm

Amiga

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Post by psj3809 » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:38 pm

In the old days i had just the Amiga version and played that tons, due to having a Megadrive emulator and not an Amiga one set up i played the Megadrive one tons and its very good, cant tell too much of a difference and played it to death so i finally completed it winning Div I

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Post by Dudley » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:45 pm

The only answer is Amiga.

But if you can't do that, the megadrive and surprisingly, master system versions are both nice in their own way.

And if you do get the Master system one, also get the first speedball. It's a completely different game that complements the sequel quite well.
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Post by thl » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:07 pm

Dudley wrote:The only answer is Amiga.

But if you can't do that, the megadrive and surprisingly, master system versions are both nice in their own way.

And if you do get the Master system one, also get the first speedball. It's a completely different game that complements the sequel quite well.
I first played Speedball on the Master System, which is quite a good version. Speedball II is yet another awesome sequel and slightly more improved.

Best version might have to be on the Amiga. The Mega Drive version also looked really good that it would come in handy as a back up. :wink:

Overall a brilliant futuristic sports game. :D

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Post by Dudley » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:17 pm

I'm 99.9% certain the Amiga has Speedball 1 too. The Megadrive only has the sequel iirc.
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Post by Robbo » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:21 pm

Dudley wrote:I'm 99.9% certain the Amiga has Speedball 1 too. The Megadrive only has the sequel iirc.
Yup. I'm pretty sure of this too.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:23 pm

The Atari ST has both Speedballs as well, though they're not as smooth as the Amiga versions they're still very playable. Atari emulates better than the Amiga on low poewered systems like PSP.
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Post by necronom » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:23 pm

I played both 1 & 2 on the Amiga, but I prefer Speedball 1.

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Post by merman » Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:21 pm

Speedball 2 on the C64 is a decent conversion too, plays a nice fast game.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:09 am

SB1 on C64 is pretty good-didnt know SB2 came out for C64 though

Agreed on Amiga being best version of SB2 - but I don't think that SB1
compares at all favourably to SB2.
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Post by Dudley » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:38 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:The Atari ST has both Speedballs as well, though they're not as smooth as the Amiga versions they're still very playable. Atari emulates better than the Amiga on low poewered systems like PSP.
Well yes but I tend to ignore the ST as 99% of its library is the Amiga versions, only a bit worse.
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Post by Kai » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:19 am

AMIGA version, of course. Discussion ended, close thread! :wink:

Now, honestly: I think the Amiga version is by far the best. Maybe that's because it was developed on the Amiga and then ported to other systems later. As far as I remember the versions were:

Amiga, Atari ST, IBM-PC in 1990
C64 in 1991
Mega Drive 1992
Amiga CD32 1995

Did I miss one?

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:21 am

Such a great game though, got back into it a few months ago, took a while to work out what some of the icons did and other tricks etc

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Post by Dudley » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:28 am

Kai wrote:AMIGA version, of course. Discussion ended, close thread! :wink:

Now, honestly: I think the Amiga version is by far the best. Maybe that's because it was developed on the Amiga and then ported to other systems later. As far as I remember the versions were:

Amiga, Atari ST, IBM-PC in 1990
C64 in 1991
Mega Drive 1992
Amiga CD32 1995

Did I miss one?
Several. The Master System for a start. You also missed, GB, GBA and Acorn Archemedies.

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On a side note, if you have a PS1, don't buy Speedball 2100, it's god awful. Do however search out a game called "Dead Ball Zone" which is very similar and very, very good.
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