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The best fighters on the ST / Amiga

Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:35 pm

This seems like a game that few people had heard of but I go for Panza Kick Boxing on the Amiga 500. The animation was fluid, so many moves and excellent two player mode.

Anyone else?
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:44 pm

I would have to go for IK+

Street Fighter/Body Blows/Mortal Kombat were
terrible games on Amiga-guess it didn't help that they were designed for controllers with only 2 buttons

IK+ did it all with just 1 button
C64 version was great too

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:51 pm

ps World Championship Boxing Manager was also a fantastic game
where you managed rather than fought,with a running commentary

Along the same lines as Tracksuit Manager for spectrum (by the same company Goliath)
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Post by necronom » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:11 pm

The Body Blows games were my favourites, and are probably still my favourite fighting games EVER!

IK+, and Full Contact were also very good.

I have never liked any of the Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat type games. Too many daft combinations. Keep it simple, I say.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:17 pm

necronom wrote:
I have never liked any of the Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat type games. Too many daft combinations. Keep it simple, I say.

I agree ,there's no point having hundreds of combinations which are almost impossible to pull off-and even more annoying when the computer opponent pulls off one after another with no problem at all

WOTEF got it right first time-over 20 years ago.16 moves total ,8 with the fire button depressed ,8 without.
IK+ used the same formula,nearly all the same moves
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:42 pm

Yeah. Me and my mates called the Flying kick on IK+ "Old Faithful" as you could get through the first 5 rounds at least using just that.
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Post by pottyboy » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:14 pm

Definitely gotta be IK+!
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:23 pm

Have got IK+ on the PSX as well. Must give it a go and see if it still has the magic or whether they managed to stuff it up like speedball 2000 on the PSX. :D
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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:23 am

Another IK+ vote here.
I just got the GBA version, not sure about it yet...?

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:23 am

The GBA version of IK+ pretty much is the old 16-bit version—well worth the 10 quid or so it'll cost you these days. (IK Advance, on the other hand, is dire.)
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Re: The best fighters on the ST / Amiga

Post by koopa42 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:33 am

Randall Flagg wrote:This seems like a game that few people had heard of but I go for Panza Kick Boxing on the Amiga 500. The animation was fluid, so many moves and excellent two player mode.

Anyone else?
Panza kick boxing was a sweet game! the old uppercut that could knock out 2-3 of the lights and the spinning backhand that, if hit right could knockout between 3 and all of them :D

Street fighter II on the amiga - one of the worst games ever - FACT

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Post by revgiblet » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:18 am

IK+ without a question.
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Post by roberthazelby » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:06 am

CraigGrannell wrote:The GBA version of IK+ pretty much is the old 16-bit version—well worth the 10 quid or so it'll cost you these days. (IK Advance, on the other hand, is dire.)
The GBA version of IK+ is a wonderful conversion. However, the excellent Amiga soundtrack has been replaced with something completely terrible!

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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:10 am

Oooo I'm not sure which I have.. I never knew there were two IK games on the GBA.... I'll take a look tonight when i get home..

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:39 am

If it has three men in each round, it's IK+. If it's a one-on-one game, that's IK Advance. As for the music of the GBA IK+, it's a rough remix of Hubbard's C64 soundtrack that doesn't entirely work.
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