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Best remakes of old games available?

Post by Katzkatz » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:14 pm

What do you think are the best remakes of old available?

Here is my list:-

Oolite (Elite Clone)
T4 Funeral (Turrican clone, and I know there is another one called T2002 but I haven't tried it yet!)
Alien Breed (Alien Breed clone, sadly 1 player only yet!)

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Post by LukeyBoy » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:02 pm

Remember Deluxe Galaga and Deluxe Pacman on Amiga? two very popular shareware games written by Edgar Vidgal....well, he's made fantastic remakes of em on PC and Mac, Deluxe Galaga is now called Warblade and Deluxe Pacman is now called Deluxe Pocmon....check out the demos....you will NOT be disapointed if you liked the originals!
Go here for Warblade.... http://www.warblade.as/index.asp
Go here for Deluxe Pocmon.... http://www.warblade.as/pocmon/
Go here for the forums.... http://www.emv-software.com/forum/phpBB2/index.php

As for Turrican....go here for Hurrican.... http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 26hs%3D3U0
Brilliant remake for PC....
Check em out! :D

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:13 pm

The best by far IMO has to be The Ur-Quan Masters. :D
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Post by pocketmego » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:48 am

As I mentioned in another thread, I'm going with the really awesome updated Knight Lore recently entered in the GP2X development competition.

http://gbax.gp2x.de/gbax2007.html

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Post by Celebaglar » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:55 am

Oolite is superb, and it doesn't leave us poor deprived Linux users out either.

and, um... where's that trumpet... oh, yes...

Midnight/MU (multi-player Lords of Midnight), arguably the best of the LOM remakes at the moment, even if I say so myself.

Mind you. I tend to be more interested in remakes of my favourite 8-bit games rather than the best remakes regardless of genre, so I guess it's a subjective choice.

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Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:29 pm

Thanks for the reply. Oolite is great. I have managed to get up to Deadly so far. It is a long haul up to Elite! I haven't tried any of the expansions for it yet! It is good it is on Linux as well.

The Alien Breed Clone is Alien Breed 2 Obliteration.

Here is the web link :-

http://www.alienbreed.co.uk/

I have tried Hurrican as well. It is quite good. I think T4 funeral is the beat version I have seen of Turrican remade. It has a good control system you can set up seperate firebuttons for fire, wheel, bomb, and side explosion. For nostaglia I even use a Competition Pro, but the USB one nowadays.

I'll try the other games.

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Post by russgalleywood » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:08 pm

Celebaglar wrote:Oolite is superb, and it doesn't leave us poor deprived Linux users out either.

and, um... where's that trumpet... oh, yes...

Midnight/MU (multi-player Lords of Midnight), arguably the best of the LOM remakes at the moment, even if I say so myself.

Mind you. I tend to be more interested in remakes of my favourite 8-bit games rather than the best remakes regardless of genre, so I guess it's a subjective choice.
Nice to hear I'm not the only Linux fan out there!!

Agree about Oolite and also Urquan Masters too.

Freedroid is not a bad version of Paradroid either on the GP2X.

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Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:58 pm

The is a Paradroid remake for the PC as well, I think it was shown in Retro Gamer, and there was a remake of the old Ghostbusters game as well.

An interesting remake of Carrier Command is available (it is a commerical game, but now on budget) it is called Hostile Waters. I would recommend it, it was released a few years ago so you can still get hold of it!

Oolite is great. Once you get used to the mouse control you are away! It is even available for SGI!!!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:02 pm

Katzkatz wrote:The is a Paradroid remake for the PC as well, I think it was shown in Retro Gamer, and there was a remake of the old Ghostbusters game as well.

An interesting remake of Carrier Command is available (it is a commerical game, but now on budget) it is called Hostile Waters. I would recommend it, it was released a few years ago so you can still get hold of it!

Oolite is great. Once you get used to the mouse control you are away! It is even available for SGI!!!
I got Hostile Waters - has the voice talents of Tom Baker and Paul (Blakes 7 ) Darrow in it - not many games can say that!
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Post by IndyB007 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:07 pm

The Goonies 20th Anniversary game is a lot of fun. If you like the original, I suggest checking the remake out!

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Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:32 pm

Yeah Hostile Waters is great! The Doctor and Avon together!

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:39 pm

russgalleywood wrote:
Celebaglar wrote:Oolite is superb, and it doesn't leave us poor deprived Linux users out either.

and, um... where's that trumpet... oh, yes...

Midnight/MU (multi-player Lords of Midnight), arguably the best of the LOM remakes at the moment, even if I say so myself.

Mind you. I tend to be more interested in remakes of my favourite 8-bit games rather than the best remakes regardless of genre, so I guess it's a subjective choice.
Nice to hear I'm not the only Linux fan out there!!

Agree about Oolite and also Urquan Masters too.

Freedroid is not a bad version of Paradroid either on the GP2X.

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That Freedroid RPG looks interesting actually! :D
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Post by Dizrythmia » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:17 pm

I'm going with Head over Heels. Loved the game as a kid & the update is exactly what an update should be!! Enhanced graphics with the same superb gameplay of the original.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:19 pm

Suprised no-one's mentioned Sam'n'Max
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