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Post by Belgarath » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:53 am

Sounds like a bad disk, logon to the retrogamer irc chan if you want some more interactive help, i'll be there pretty much all day.

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Post by Lorfarius » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:32 am

It may not have been recommended but Id say to get yourself a copy of Dreamweb. Brilliant top down perspective game with a fanatastic story.
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Post by bensonrad » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:50 pm

Xenon II is a fine game on the Amiga, better than other versions, Speedball 2, and also track down a PD game called Drip, thats sooo addictive, yet simple.
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Post by michaelf » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:53 pm

Loads of good games there ... I tried hard to think of other ones ...

how's about:

Switchblade 2 (action)
Bloodnet (cyberpunk with vampires graphic adventure)
Shadow Fighter (best Amiga BEU)
Payback (GTA 1 - but on the Amiga)
BC Kid (Bonk's Adventure from the PC Engine, now on Wii's VC)
Alien Breed 3D ('nuff said - it's ace)
Ruff N Tumble (Treasure-style run & shooter)
Stardust / Super Stardust (souped up Asteroids)
Coala (open ended tactical flight sim thingy)
Slamtilt (pinball)
Dune 2 (Command and Conquer - but on the Amiga)

etc!

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Post by lavalyte » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:54 am

The bitmap Bros Cadaver : isometric puzzle adventure. Very underrated.
Zarathrusta : suped up version of thrust, with lots of tweaks and twists to it.
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Post by Wildnites » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:04 am

Maybe everyone else hated this game, I thought Settlers was/is a great game.
I know that there have been sequels but there is something about playing the original that can keep me hooks for hours and hours.....
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Post by Guybrush » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:25 am

My favourite Amiga games:

Monkey Island 2 (a must have, see my username)
Elf (great little platformer)
Maya (had great graphics especially in the driving stages)
Sly Spy Secret Agent (best secret agent game until Goldeneye!)
Lemmings (another given)
Jaguar XJ220 (good racer, although most people prefer Lotus Challenge)
Zeewolf (great shooter)
Desert Strike (the Amiga port was my favourite version)

But basically, the Amiga has tons of great games, maybe more than any other system IMHO.

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Post by woody.cool » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:51 pm

Wildnites wrote:Maybe everyone else hated this game, I thought Settlers was/is a great game.
I know that there have been sequels but there is something about playing the original that can keep me hooks for hours and hours.....
I completely forgot about The Settlers - a rather interesting game :)

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Post by DrBlue » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:19 pm

you are missing the great Chaos Engine
I was slightly disturbed a while ago while reading the retro section of GamesTM. They had a retro review of the Chaos Engine and ended it by saying that it was such a great game that it was a shame they never made a sequel.

Nice research guys! The Chaos Engine 2 was released in 1996 for A500 and AGA Amigas!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:35 pm

TBH I never found TCE to be that good a game - ok the graphics were good (if a little colourless) and the theme was novel,but I found the game to slow - in fact,with the exception of Speedball 2 and Xenon , I found most of their games quite dull and quickly repetetive
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Post by DrBlue » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:49 pm

I thought it was too difficult (shocking admission!!).

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Post by P-Head » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:09 pm

Wildnites wrote:Maybe everyone else hated this game, I thought Settlers was/is a great game.
I know that there have been sequels but there is something about playing the original that can keep me hooks for hours and hours.....
I loved Settlers. My copy kept crashing though, but I persevered with it.

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Post by woody.cool » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:03 am

P-Head wrote:
Wildnites wrote:Maybe everyone else hated this game, I thought Settlers was/is a great game.
I know that there have been sequels but there is something about playing the original that can keep me hooks for hours and hours.....
I loved Settlers. My copy kept crashing though, but I persevered with it.
It's a rather long-winded game, but it's great for wasting a few hours on. I have lots of happy memories in front of my A500+ and The Settlers.

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Post by yethboth » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:19 am

Alien Breed is a good title to go for on the Amiga.

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Post by sleeper77 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:59 pm

Zany Golf, good for a game or two and not hard to get into. Also, look out for a PD multiplayer game called Tanks. Had many good laughs playing with friends and family.

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