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Post by Smurph » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:17 pm

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Clown's Pocket, more like!!
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Post by Sputryk » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:28 pm

As much as I love Speedball II (with all the 'ice cream, ice cream' I can eat) I have to say The Chaos Engine. Wonderful Dickensianesque graphics, great sound and a fine learning curve. It's a tough nut to crack even in Cheat Mode!

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Post by michaelf » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:44 pm

Chaos Engine - not only one of the Amiga's finest two-player games but enhanced enormously by some superb context-sensitive music. All of which was down to Richard Joseph, perhaps his finest on the Amiga.

And I liked the character cards you got in the box. A nice touch, but the music's definitely the clincher.

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Post by sirclive1 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:14 pm

The wonderful , never bettered speedball II on the amiga.
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Post by Xesh » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:48 pm

Gods. Mainly because it's the only one I can remember playing! :wink:

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Post by Scapegoat » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:03 pm

By and large, and over rated back catalogue, but Speedball 2 and Chaos Engine actually live up to the hype, with Speedball 2 edging it in the playability stakes.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:43 pm

Speedball 2, not only exceptionally addictive but still playable today. Nobody ever talks about how good it was, they talk about how good it is!
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Post by revgiblet » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:05 pm

Tough question. I liked the one that had sunglasses in it and/or featured the word 'Nashwan'.
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:06 am

Xenon, one of the first shmups I played.

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Post by will2097 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:40 am

For God I want an Atari ST full page add drooling nostalgia: 'Gods'.
For actual game play: Chaos Engine.

...and who said Magic Pockets? Pffft.

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Post by bolda » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:01 am

Ice Cream... Ice Cream... WOOOooo... WOOOooo... WOOOooo...

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Post by cruachan » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:51 am

The Chaos Engine! The 2 player co-operative feature was way ahead of its time and the ideas it had, for 1992, were breathtaking. Even the music was fantastic, a strength that the bitmap brothers always had. plus it had that unique shiny look to the graphics that was unique to the Amiga.

I finished the game with no cheats! I'll never forget walking around the chaos engine and the angry green face in the middle....ah memorys!

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Post by yakmag » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:03 am

Got to be Speedball 2 on the Amiga...

Superb gameplay, spot on GFX, SFX, well it's got one of the best known and often quoted samples EVER!!

But, don't download it to your phone, had it on my K750i and after 2 weeks the joystick on it was buggered!! Had to replace the phone!! :oops:

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Post by romanista » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:34 am

Speedball 2, one of the first amiga games i got, and one of the few i still play (althoguh the chaos engine on cell phone is quite nice too)
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Post by romanista » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:42 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:I expect some backlash, but I propose Magic Pockets.
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