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best in game explosions

Post by forestville » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:29 am

ok what do you think are some of the best and biggest in game explosion on 8bit 16bit and 32bit home and arcade games.


xenon on the speccy had decent explosion

axeley on the snes had good explosion, especially when have just defeated an end of level boss

and on doom for the playstation had some cool 8) in game explosions.
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Post by koopa42 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:37 am

akuma's raging demon - screen goes white and all you see is about 16 hit explosions


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Post by william » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:00 pm

quite liked the planet destruction scene in 'Captain Blood'
probably the only decent thing in the game.

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Post by Astro Blaster » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:16 pm

It may be a popular choice but I really liked the ship blowing up in Defender and the way the debris scattered. Also Galaxy Ranger on Laserdisc Arcade even though it was just a piece of film!
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Post by witchfinder » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:31 pm

Wizball's explosion when the Wiz seems to shatter into about a thousand particles was cool... :lol:

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Post by kelp7 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:38 pm

Lots of good ones mentioned but Dropzone on the C64 was always quite good i thought and also on the Amiga the really deep sounding explosion you'd sometimes get in Silkworm

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:00 pm

Death star exploding in Star Wars
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Post by SirClive » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:59 pm

There was an AtaRI ST game that I got not long after getting the machine. Can't remember the name bit it was a top down vertical shmup. For the time the explosions were unbelievably big and real looking. Anyone know what it was called?

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Post by merman » Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:46 pm

Paradroid and Uridium on the C64...

(Oh, and the enemies on Zelda Wind Waker ;) )
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:34 pm

Super Mario World - when the castle would blow up after defeating one of the koopa kids - classic. :wink:

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Post by Sabreman » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:24 am

I guess it counts as an exposion - the smart bomb in Contra III! Accompanied by one of videogaming's greatest sound effects.

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Post by Kai » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:52 am

Jazzem wrote:Image

ROFL :D :lol: 8)

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Post by fgasking » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:06 am

SWIV on the Amiga had some quite meaty explosions in it, with cool SFX to boot.
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Post by pottyboy » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:06 am

The explosions caused by the bombs in Die Hard With A Vengeance on Die Hard Trilogy are incredible! Whether you destroyed it or not you'd hear an incredible sound effect, followed by a huge wave of flames and the sight of things (cars, people etc) being thrown into oblivion! :D

Well, that's what I remember anyway. Hven't played it for ages.

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