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Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Black Ridge » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:04 am

I love having a blast on Speedball 2 and I keep starting up Xenon 2 on the SMS just to listen to the awesome music. What's your favourite game from The Bitmap Brothers and why?

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by koopa42 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:07 am

Gods just about pips Xenon 2 for me. Infact Gods is one of the few remaining retro games I still go out of my way to play on my PSP emus.

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Why? Because it's balls hard, looks great and is balls hard.

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by ncf1 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:36 am

Definitely Speedball 2 for me. That game is just amazing - what blows me away is the polish it has for a game that essentially has been made up, it plays flawlessly well, has been designed just perfectly and yet its a imagined game, a sport that doesn't exist. I mean, they still haven't even brought out a decent cricket game for heaven's sake!

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:43 am

Whilst I do enjoy a good game of Speedball 2, my Favourite Bitmap Brothers game is Chaos Engine, one brilliant Co-Op Shooter that always causes arguments over health packs and coins.

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Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:44 am

ncf1 wrote:Definitely Speedball 2 for me. That game is just amazing - what blows me away is the polish it has for a game that essentially has been made up, it plays flawlessly well, has been designed just perfectly and yet its a imagined game, a sport that doesn't exist. I mean, they still haven't even brought out a decent cricket game for heaven's sake!
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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Scratch_Porkings » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:28 am

I prefer Speedball 1, it feels purer to me. Not so much messing about.
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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Scratch_Porkings » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:35 am

The bitmap Bros had an interesting art style, they'd have a light source usually from the bottom right and a coloured light source coming from the top right (red or blue normally). It's in all there games, how they managed to squeeze all those colours into an Atari ST....
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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by koopa42 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:08 am

I think (I think I've always thought, in hindsight) that that 'look' of BB games is the one of the best looks in gaming ...... ever. They look super ace.

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Mire Mare » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:20 am

Speedball 2 is supremely playable. It looks & sounds awesome, has a good single player mode, and excelled in 2 player.

I have to mention the original Speedball as well. I have very fond memories of this, not only because it's a great game, but a mate of mine would bring the game into computer studies at college, on 3.5" floppy(!). We'd fire it up on a PC and play during classes. The lecturer rarely bothered us and if he did we'd just flick the monitor off, wait until he lost interest, and play on. Fun times. I passed computing too :lol:

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by koopa42 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:24 am

On the subject of the Speedball games ...... They're rubbish :oops: I just was never a fan.

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by rossi46 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:25 am

Gods and Chaos engine still rock.
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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Nemesis » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:02 am

Never liked Speedball or it's sequel. The multiplayer was unbalanced to hell.

I love GODs though, the visuals, the atmosphere, the lot. The first Chaos Engine is good too, the sequel, not so much.
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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Black Ridge » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:05 am

I've never played The Chaos Engine. I'd like to get a copy of Gods again though. Always remember it being insanely difficult. Another game with awesome music though

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by Black Ridge » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:08 am

Did anyone play either of the Z (Steel Soldiers) games? I saw the first one on Saturn at a market stall although the disc looked awful so i passed on the opportunity to buy it. Always remember seeing the second game on Game Network when that channel was still about on Sky

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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:21 am

Black Ridge wrote:Did anyone play either of the Z (Steel Soldiers) games? I saw the first one on Saturn at a market stall although the disc looked awful so i passed on the opportunity to buy it. Always remember seeing the second game on Game Network when that channel was still about on Sky
I have the Saturn version, it's ok but nothing special. I did a review of it HERE.

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