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Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:03 pm
by Antiriad2097
I must confess to playing Magic Pockets more than any of their other games.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:13 pm
by paranoid marvin
Bitmap Bros - one of the few coding teams whose distinctive graphical style made them stand out - for good or for ill.

Magic Pockets and Xenon II were way too slow, Gods way too difficult. Xenon is a great (slightly underrated) shooter, Speedball a fun game on the C64. Nothing tops Speedball 2 for me though, from the great music and graphics to the superb gameplay and neat little touches.

Never really got into Chaos Engine 1 & 2 (is 2 better). Remember it being pretty dificult back in the day.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:28 pm
by koopa42
You are all trolls and you're clearly only here to steal my valuable gaming time! I SHOULD be playing BF4 and/or DR3 ...... but nooooooooo, I'm playing Gods on my PSP and my wife and kids are playing Peggle 2 on my ace Xbox One. GDIL.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:36 pm
by rossi46
paranoid marvin wrote:
Never really got into Chaos Engine 1 & 2 (is 2 better). Remember it being pretty dificult back in the day.
CE 2 was pointless. 2 player only, rubbish level design and poor gfx.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:54 pm
by Lost Dragon
Who handled conversion of Chaos Engine to MD/SNES, anyone know?.

Scrolling was rubbish on both.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:51 pm
by PostieDoc
Going to go with Speedball 2 as their best game as it is so much fun.

I think Cadaver is great too, some of the best graphics on the Amiga.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:53 pm
by PostieDoc
Lost Dragon wrote:Who handled conversion of Chaos Engine to MD/SNES, anyone know?.

Scrolling was rubbish on both.
I think it was Renegade who ported it but I'm not 100% on that.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:02 pm
by DoraemonTheCat
I liked Speedball 2 the most...I think.

If not that then it is definately Chaos Engine, it's just a shame it gets rather hard, and imo, unfairly so at times. Liked Gods too, but again it could be very punishing.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:14 pm
by lavalyte
Scratch_Porkings wrote:Yea Cadaver was rock hard, harked back to the spectrum greats. I always intended to return to that game aswell.

Maybe with cheats.....

allow me to point you to the solution.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:39 am
by SoupDragon
Similar to Koopa, I came on here for a quick read of the forums before going back to some current gen gaming before tonights new year festivities begin. Now im looking through BB games to play :| lol

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:14 am
by Scratch_Porkings
Lost Dragon wrote: Later releases, like Z on PS1 an that WW2 RTS game on PC, i never really took too at all.Felt very 'sterile' for a Bitmap Bros game somehow.

Wow Z Steel soldiers had a Ps1 release? I never knew.

Thanks lavalyte I'll add cadaver to my play through list now

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:26 am
by joefish
Chaos Engine was good, but hard and all too easy to get lost in without knowing how to proceed.
I played a lot of Xenon II, but in retrospect the inertia spoils the controls, and the way the baddies happily waft horizontally through your bullet stream without taking a hit is pretty poor going.
So, for me, Gods. Looks amazing and has some pretty clever features. Even though it is a bit clunky, lacking the smooth movement of Leander, for example.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:35 pm
by Oblisky
Ive always loved Gods and still have a blast on Gens now and again. It is very hard though, so once Ive been killed a good few times I use the invincibility code then blast through it. I used to have Chaos Engine on MD back in the day and remember playing it a lot. Never got into the Speedball games though.

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:10 pm
by rossi46
Wait, there's an invincibilty code for Gods?

I knew the level passwords, but not that particular code. Care to share?

Re: Bitmap Brothers - Your Favourite Game

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:21 pm
by Oblisky
Yes, Mega Drive version had an invincibility code that somehow I manage to remember off the top of my head.

MESIENTOTANFELIZ

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