Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:33 pm

^I actually preferred the Speccy version of Robo over the Amiga one!

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by joefish » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:48 pm

The Speccy (and similar 8-bit) versions came first. The arcade game was based on them, and the 16-bit versions were based on that.

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by lavalyte » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:28 am

Doddsy wrote:In my opinion I found these to be good conversions;

Gauntlet
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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by Lord Innit » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:37 am

JazzFunk wrote:^I actually preferred the Speccy version of Robo over the Amiga one!
I remember getting stuck at the end of level 1 on the Amiga version. Just couldn't get past the ED-209.
Once I did get past, I finished the rest of the game without losing another life. I paid 25 quid for a game that lasted me an afternoon. Should have bought the speccy version.
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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by killbot » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:38 pm

Lord Innit wrote:
JazzFunk wrote:^I actually preferred the Speccy version of Robo over the Amiga one!
I remember getting stuck at the end of level 1 on the Amiga version. Just couldn't get past the ED-209.
Once I did get past, I finished the rest of the game without losing another life. I paid 25 quid for a game that lasted me an afternoon. Should have bought the speccy version.
Yeah, the first boss was a sod.

Anyway, for me it's the usual suspects - Rainbow Islands and NZS.
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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by NorthWay » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:34 pm

lavalyte wrote:
Doddsy wrote:In my opinion I found these to be good conversions;

Gauntlet
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Probably, but technically... http://wt.exotica.org.uk/test.html

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:46 pm

NorthWay wrote:
lavalyte wrote:
Doddsy wrote:In my opinion I found these to be good conversions;

Gauntlet
ITYM Gauntlet II
Probably, but technically... http://wt.exotica.org.uk/test.html
Technically it was Gauntlet 2 on the Amiga. The original Gauntlet only very recently got ported to the Amiga via Homebrew.

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by HEAVYface » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:28 pm

shadow warriors was a pretty decent conversion on the amiga if i remember rightly.

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Post by NorthWay » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:55 pm

Katzkatz wrote:Technically it was Gauntlet 2 on the Amiga. The original Gauntlet only very recently got ported to the Amiga via Homebrew.
I _know_. Doesn't mean he couldn't have meant it (i.e. 1) - technically - since there is a port of it. The chances that he did, are probably something like 0.001%.

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Post by rossi46 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:17 am

2 pages and nobody's mentioned the seminal Golden Axe Amiga arcade conversion?
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Post by Hiro » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 am

rossi46 wrote:2 pages and nobody's mentioned the seminal Golden Axe Amiga arcade conversion?
I did. Very good conversion, 2 player option, faithful to the original. Shame many Sega coin-ops did not receive an equally good conversion on the Amiga.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:30 pm

rossi46 wrote:2 pages and nobody's mentioned the seminal Golden Axe Amiga arcade conversion?

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by JazzFunk » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:18 am

Come to think of it, Forgotten Worlds wasn't too bad on Amiga, though I lurve the MD version. Black Tiger, at least, sorta looked the part, despite it being jerky as f*ck.

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Re: Best Amiga Arcade Conversions

Post by ootini » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:57 am

I generally avoided arcade conversions on the Amiga as there was a plethora of really good originals on it that were better suited to the hardware. There was always a feeling with amiga sprites through, I don't know if it was the colour, memory restrictions or the way they moved that always gave the impression that they did not fit into the backgrounds and seemed to not sync up correctly with the animation/motion.

One of the first games I got on the Amiga outside the bundle that came with the computer was Ghouls n Ghosts. Expecting something close enough to the arcade, I was really disappointed - The actual conversion was a disaster. Ghosts n' Goblins on the other hand was pretty good - I had that Finale box set with it, Paperboy, Space Harrier and Overlander - Which were all serviceable.
Another box set I got from good old Special Reserve back in the day was a pack with Bubble Bobble, New Zealand Story and Rainbow Islands. Not to shabby at all for a tenner.

Dragon Breed had it moments too, A bit juddery on the collisions if I recall but otherwise enjoyable.

R-Type was one of the best shooters on the Amiga, very good conversion.

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