The worse conversions aching to be remade

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The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by lavalyte » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:06 am

I love when homebrew developers re-make arcade games for systems that received really poor to average conversions.
For example ms. pacman on the atari 2600.

got me thinking about those conversions I'd like someone to re-do...

C64 and Amiga Bombjack,
Amiga super sprint,
C64 Double Dragon,
Most versions of Popeye
NES Donkey Kong
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by The Beans » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:31 am

Green Beret and Steve Davis Snooker on Atari 800XL.
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by crusto » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:15 am

Pit fighter on the snes, and most other formats coming to think of it.
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by StickHead » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:52 am

lavalyte wrote:Amiga super sprint
Ask and ye shall receive! -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUxerSxn66I

Although, as far as I know, there is no 'official' Amiga version, as it was an Atari arcade (why port to the competition? :wink:)

There are countless ST games that could have been better.

Turrican 2, Shadow of the Beast, Wolf Child, Cannon Fodder, Pacmania, Barbarian 2 (Psygnosis), I could go on...
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by AmigaJay » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:09 am

Streetfighter 2 on the Amiga, could have been so much better with a decent development team behind it as later Amiga beat em ups have proven.

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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by koopa42 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:15 am

AmigaJay wrote:Streetfighter 2 on the Amiga, could have been so much better with a decent development team behind it as later Amiga beat em ups have proven.
Ha ha! ace call. 1 million disks, 2 buttons, 10 minute loading times for crap.

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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by Lord Innit » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:18 am

Continuing the Amiga theme.....Out Run.
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:28 am

Lord Innit wrote:Continuing the Amiga theme.....Out Run.

There's never been a decent conversion of Outrun on any format. I think that the Speccy version is probably the best
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by SexyWayne » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:42 am

NES Donkey Kong did recieve a remake with the cement factory stage added, although you have to buy a red Wii to be able to play it, there is a rom floating around though if you know where to look.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQviATx7Yok

Amiga SFII... Super SFII (the AGA version) is pretty decent when played using WHDload and a Competition Pro Honey Bee CD32 pad, the ECS version is pretty dire tho http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=3043

Edit: found a video on Youtube of Amiga AGA Super Street Fighter 2, Its a lot smoother on the real thing, and doesn't slow down or judder at all unlike the video, which I assume is emulation with the game running at 50hz although a 60hz option is right there in the options menu :roll:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMNTcG4OvqE
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by retrosofer » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:12 pm

AmigaJay wrote:Streetfighter 2 on the Amiga, could have been so much better with a decent development team behind it as later Amiga beat em ups have proven.
Manalive i have got this game for the Amiga, its utter rubbish and begs belief that it was even released on the format.

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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by slacey1070 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:43 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
Lord Innit wrote:Continuing the Amiga theme.....Out Run.

There's never been a decent conversion of Outrun on any format. I think that the Speccy version is probably the best
PC engine? GBA?

But, yes, most computer versions were horrible...
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by tux » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:22 pm

ill jump on the Amiga train.
Final fight. weird soul less,zero atmosphere conversion with about 6colours on screen.
Double dragon. billy and jimmy sprites look to have been replaced with what could only be described as two bad transvetites?!

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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by GarryG » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:55 pm

Rampage on the Atari 8bit. Good system, very bad conversion.
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by Nemesis » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:09 pm

tux wrote:ill jump on the Amiga train.
Final fight. weird soul less,zero atmosphere conversion with about 6colours on screen.
Double dragon. billy and jimmy sprites look to have been replaced with what could only be described as two bad transvetites?!
I don't get the critisism of Final Fight on the Amiga. Sure there were a few things missing but I think people expected it to be an exact replica of the arcade despite the technical superioty of the CPS1 board. I thought it was a decent conversion considering. It certainly had more than 6 colours on screen though.
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Re: The worse conversions aching to be remade

Post by AmigaJay » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:27 pm

The trouble with a lot of arcade conversions is they were made in parallel with the ST version and the Amigas custom chips weren't taken advantage of...It still beggars belief the Amiga made it to 1989 what with the censored conversions in the first first 3 years of its life!

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