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Kai
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Post by Kai » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:18 am

Great choices of games already, but try also these ones:

Turrican 2 (1991)(Factor 5/Rainbow Arts) - Amazing shooter/platformer with nice graphics and a great soundtrack

Another World (1991)(Delphine Software) - Great action adventure with unique style graphics; try also the even greater sequel Flashback (1993)

Pinball Fantasies (1992)(Digital Illusions) - Very good sequel to the great Pinball Dreams

Speedball 2 (1990)(Bitmap Brothers) - Future sports at its best!

The Chaos Engine (1993)(Bitmap Brothers)- One of my favorite action games; great 2-player mode, tons of secrets to discover, very nice graphics and sound

Darkseed (1992)(Cyberdreams) - Nice horror adventure

P.P. Hammer (1991)(Demonware) - Mixture of puzzler and platformer - a little gem!

Rick Dangerous 2 (1990)(Microstyle) - You want to play the best trial-and-error-platformer? This is it!

The Pawn (1988)(Rainbird/Magnetic Scrolls) - Very good text adventure with nice pics

Neuromancer (1989)(Interplay) - Point'n'click-adventure based on the novel by William Gibson; underrated

I could name a lot more must-play Amiga games. Just ask :wink:

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Post by StarEye » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:24 am

Dudley wrote:At the risk of picking on StarEye (which is tempting because ATR was an abortion), his list is next to useless because in most cases it's not even obvious what kind of game we're talking.
Oh yeah, sorry about that. I'll edit it. And ATR was great in multiplayer. Overdrive, though, outshines it by a continent.

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Post by pottyboy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:04 am

If you like shmups then you mike want to look at Disposable Hero. Fast and addictive game with cool graphics! :-)

Until now I had only heard of It Came From The Desert. It was only until I saw the feature in this month's RG that I decided to give it a go. Looks like it has gained a new fan... I just love this game!!!

It's best to use the WHDLoad version though, as the ADF loads too much.
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:47 am

Pretty much anything by Team17 and Scorched Tanks.
Splink!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:13 am

for shmups also try Hyrbrid-fantastically good game
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Post by Zorrobandito » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:26 am

Top Amiga Games

Stunt Car Racer - still a blast to play, whether emulated or not. A roller-coaster, car racing game with perfect physics.

Powermonger / Populous - two of the best Real-Time Strategy games. Powermonger is a bit of a pain to get running and really needs instructions, Populous is emulated well on other systems - particularly SNES - though the controls are are a little painful.

Wings - great to pick up and play and a cinematic marvel (no pun intended)

Exile - an arcade adventure game with physics. Possibly Flashback / Another World are better but they can be more easily emulated on other systems - SNES / MD

Supercars 2 / Skidmarks - They are both brilliant, top-down racers that look a little Micro-Machines but play much, much better.

Project X / Battle Squadron / Xenon 2 - Three of the best shooters on the Amiga (though Apidya and Hybris were good). Both Xenon 2 & Battle Squadron can be emulated on the Megadrive, though the music is not as good.

Paradroid 90 - a superb makeover of the brilliant original.

Turrican 1 & 2 - great shmups, with fantastic effects and loads of secrets.

Wizball - superb game design. Easy to play, hard to master. It's too weird to even describe.

As for the Speedball games, well Speedball 2 is the better game but is much easier to emulate on Megadrive and only lacks a few superficial things, (see other thread comparing the versions). Both games are great, especially with a friend.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:59 am

Oh,also try Wizkid - love it or hate it , it's certainly original
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Post by SirClive » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:09 am

Zorrobandito wrote:Stunt Car Racer - still a blast to play, whether emulated or not. A roller-coaster, car racing game with perfect physics.
Superb game!
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Post by Kai » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:45 am

Also try these genius racing games:

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (1990)

Jaguar XJ220 (1992)

Super Cars (1990)
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:59 am

SirClive wrote:
Zorrobandito wrote:Stunt Car Racer - still a blast to play, whether emulated or not. A roller-coaster, car racing game with perfect physics.
Superb game!

Agreed - this NEEDS to come out on PSP or DS
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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:33 am

battle isle/historyline (great strategy game, bit like advance wars)

Midwinter - (probably the first ever "sandbox" game)
Preowned Games - Buy games that other people are bored with.

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Post by woody.cool » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:47 am

Kai wrote:Also try these genius racing games:

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (1990)

Jaguar XJ220 (1992)

Super Cars (1990)
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Substitute Jaguar XJ200 with Lotus Turbo Challenge II

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Post by StarEye » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:10 am

Why substitute, play both! They're both great.

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Post by The Last Ginja » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:45 am

WOW!!! Thanks for all the games, I really didn't know where to start with them all, so far so good!

Played Stunt Car Racer, Skidmarks, Xenon 2, Pirates and It came from the Desert!

I hadn't heard of pretty much all of those on the list, I hope to play a few more over the next couple of days.

Cheers Guys.

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Post by Kai » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:58 am

StarEye wrote:Why substitute, play both! They're both great.
Yep. True! 8)

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