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Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 28 March 2007, 16:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tim Janssen
I agree with Galaxy that indexing and scanning...

I agree with Galaxy that indexing and scanning reviews of all types of applications, whether being it full price or PD, is a huge job. I have some experience with it. Since a couple of weeks I am...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2007, 10:36
Replies: 63
Views: 4,296
Posted By Tim Janssen
Arrow Wing Commander

I think the turning point in PC-gaming happened earlier: in 1990 people started buying a PC for one particular game: Wing Commander. People were more than willing to fork out thousands of Euros to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2007, 16:48
Replies: 52
Views: 3,818
Posted By Tim Janssen
Difficult poll this time - I really like all the...

Difficult poll this time - I really like all the games mentioned. Since I have played Turrican most I have chosen that title.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2007, 12:03
Replies: 106
Views: 5,828
Posted By Tim Janssen
In my original Amiga days I did not like these...

In my original Amiga days I did not like these games because they are either too slow of a bit unplayable:
1. Carlos: The sprite-movement and scrolling are way too slow.
2. Top Banana: Moving from...
Forum: News 09 March 2007, 21:51
Replies: 235
Views: 42,859
Posted By Tim Janssen
Unhappy I just read the sad news and I am shocked. :( ...

I just read the sad news and I am shocked. :(
For years Paul was an active member who contributed a lot to EAB.

Paul, it will be very strange for me never reading new posts of you here anymore....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2007, 18:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Tim Janssen
Roll eyes (sarcastic) Very reminiscent to the Retro-section in Games TM

I have bought every single issue of British magazine Games TM (http://gamestm.co.uk/flashindex.html) which has a retro section.
To my surprise the scans of Retro magazine are exactly the same as it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2007, 18:08
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By Tim Janssen
1996 brought for me two games I really, really...

1996 brought for me two games I really, really like:
Minskies Furballs and Slam Tilt.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2007, 12:15
Replies: 32
Views: 2,309
Posted By Tim Janssen
Great longplay! At least someone shows me how to...

Great longplay! At least someone shows me how to finish that ridiculous stupid first level. Back in my Amiga days I never figured out what to do to get off the first level without using a cheat. :lol
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 January 2007, 14:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tim Janssen
Nice link

Well well, who would have known that? Euphoria still active but in the Taxi software biz.
I think most bedroomprogrammers of yesteryear can now be found in white collar professions...
Forum: project.aGTW 03 January 2007, 13:45
Replies: 46
Views: 4,360
Posted By Tim Janssen
Hooooo 1991?

Was NBL released in '91 on Atari ST? I did not know that. The Amiga version had a review in gamesmagazine Amiga Joker in April 1992.

Nevertheless I am curious who inspired who with the Thunderdome...
Forum: project.aGTW 03 January 2007, 10:01
Replies: 46
Views: 4,360
Posted By Tim Janssen
Hooooo Look at that end-of-game baddie in NBL!

Just saw the screenshots of No Buddies Land at AGTW. The end-of-level baddie, a wizard, is also the logo of a Dutch hardcore-gabber label/CD series called "Thunderdome".
You can see the logo for...
Forum: project.aGTW 02 January 2007, 12:17
Replies: 46
Views: 4,360
Posted By Tim Janssen
Happy Woooooow!

Great job! Fantastic news No Buddies Land has come to the surface on the Amiga. I remember from screenshots of the Atari ST version the graphics in each level are very varied.

Happy new year to...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2006, 11:11
Replies: 210
Views: 27,283
Posted By Tim Janssen
Big grin Copyparty in De Staay, Venlo, The Netherlands

For anyone who is interested, someone had the guts to put their videocam recordings of the monthly Venlo Netherlands copyparty in "De Staay" on Youtube.
It gives a good idea how these Amiga/C64 copy...
Forum: project.aGTW 02 October 2006, 16:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Janssen
@Andreas, Nah, it is not Soldier Of Light since...

@Andreas,
Nah, it is not Soldier Of Light since that game was already released early '89.
Forum: project.aGTW 02 October 2006, 16:27
Replies: 48
Views: 16,529
Posted By Tim Janssen
OK, so the 'Reality Software Construction Kit'...

OK, so the 'Reality Software Construction Kit' seems really a game construction kit. It would be nice to see the constructed games in HOL since they were sold with the kit.

Has anyone tried to use...
Forum: project.aGTW 01 October 2006, 11:50
Replies: 48
Views: 16,529
Posted By Tim Janssen
Hooooo Reality Software Construction Kit

I investigated the games a bit further. Its publisher, BPM Productions, also published two game compilations late 1996 called 'Reality Games Pack 1' and '2'.
All games seem constructed with a...
Forum: project.aGTW 30 September 2006, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Janssen
Lightbulb Randolph the Robot

Here comes another AGTW contender:
While scanning through my pile of magazines, I found this obscure preview in CU Amiga, November 1989. It is called Randolph the Robot and looks a bit reminiscent...
Forum: project.aGTW 30 September 2006, 20:38
Replies: 48
Views: 16,529
Posted By Tim Janssen
Some answers

The second picture (the adventure game) is from a game called The Daring Adventures of Robin Hood and the fourth picture (beat em up) is from Spacefighter.

Both are contenders for AGTW and were...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 29 July 2006, 13:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Tim Janssen
Lightbulb Nathan ever

Three years later and this thread is resurrected. I received a private mail from someone about a possible solution/cheat for this game and I thought I'd share it with you:


(...)The game is...
Forum: support.Games 22 May 2006, 09:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By Tim Janssen
Hey hey. My questions get replied - eventually....

Hey hey. My questions get replied - eventually. ;)
Thanks for your solution, I want to play this game again in the near future to grab some screenshots.
Forum: project.aGTW 22 May 2006, 09:27
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By Tim Janssen
OK, here is a possible explanation: I think...

OK, here is a possible explanation: I think Thalamus really messed up the distribution of their games. Around the same time (end '93) two other Thalamus games, Summercamp and Wintercamp, were...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2006, 19:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tim Janssen
Hmm, that will be something for the long term....

Hmm, that will be something for the long term. When I have moved to my new house dusted off and installed the A500, I'll try to fiddle with it. There are still lots and lots of disks in my collection...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2006, 19:19
Replies: 78
Views: 8,787
Posted By Tim Janssen
@Galahad, Were you involved in the development...

@Galahad,
Were you involved in the development of Minskies Furballs?:confused

Ripped-off or not, it has been an eternity since a game had me playing it for hours on end. Minskies does. :)
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2006, 19:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tim Janssen
ECS/OCS Shaq-Fu coming on six disks may be well...

ECS/OCS Shaq-Fu coming on six disks may be well true - I tried to remember it out of my head.
The version I have is definitely not Tosec as it was part of a bunch of disks I copied from a friend of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2006, 19:00
Replies: 78
Views: 8,787
Posted By Tim Janssen
Smile Minskies Furballs

Let's bring this thread back to life again...

My definite, favourite all-time puzzler for Amiga is Minskies Furballs.
I discovered this Puyo Puyo clone only a couple of weeks ago when I wanted to...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2006, 18:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tim Janssen
Arrow I have it - on real disks

Hmm, I did not know Shaq-Fu ECS/OCS was difficult to find on the Net?

I have a crack of Shaq-Fu on 4 or 5 disks and it works on my real Amiga 500 - well, the last time I tried it was three years...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2006, 18:04
Replies: 40
Views: 4,105
Posted By Tim Janssen
A game that punishes you if you rush through it -...

A game that punishes you if you rush through it - I always suspected that Son Shu Shi was something special. Great attitude and probably never seen before in an Amiga platform game. :great
Forum: support.Games 19 April 2006, 16:10
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Tim Janssen
Question Son Shu Shi - Level 2 Boss

I have been playing Son Shu Shi for a while and got stuck in level 2.
It is a scrolling shoot-em-up stage in which the hero blasts his way to the exit on the far right of the level.

However, here...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2006, 16:05
Replies: 40
Views: 4,105
Posted By Tim Janssen
At last I've played the ipf-image of Son Shu Si....

At last I've played the ipf-image of Son Shu Si. The game looks and sounds nice but is bloody hard to play. Good. :great
Forum: project.aGTW 19 April 2006, 15:59
Replies: 18
Views: 5,430
Posted By Tim Janssen
Prehistorik 2 was previewed by Amiga Joker...

Prehistorik 2 was previewed by Amiga Joker somewhere in '93, but it never got a review. A real shame - even the Amstrad CPC got a conversion and it looks nice!

I think I'll upload both Amiga Joker...
Forum: project.aGTW 19 April 2006, 15:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By Tim Janssen
Arrow S.u.b.

Towards the end of '93 Thalamus released the game S.U.B., a strange space/strategy hybrid.
Almost every major magazine (Amiga Format, Amiga Joker, Amiga Power, CU Amiga et cetera) reviewed it, so it...
Forum: project.aGTW 17 April 2006, 20:30
Replies: 18
Views: 5,430
Posted By Tim Janssen
...It also got a full page review in Amiga Joker...

...It also got a full page review in Amiga Joker magazine, April 1994. But this says nothing as they also reviewed other AGTW games Mario is missing and Twilight 2000 in the same issue.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 March 2006, 11:23
Replies: 30
Views: 2,352
Posted By Tim Janssen
The following games I often only load to listen...

The following games I often only load to listen to the title music:
Blastar
Hired Guns
Unreal
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2006, 13:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,162
Posted By Tim Janssen
Another contender for the 'Bitmap Bros rip-off'...

Another contender for the 'Bitmap Bros rip-off' crown: Alien Bash 2 (http://hol.abime.net/5406/screenshot) = Chaos Engine.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 04 February 2006, 15:57
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By Tim Janssen
Arrow Contentious

I am looking for a little two player game called Contentious by 5th Dimension Licenseware, 1996.

The game is two-player only where players must find each other in a maze and shoot each other to...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 01 February 2006, 22:40
Replies: 40
Views: 4,105
Posted By Tim Janssen
Well, basically, I have updated that page already...

Well, basically, I have updated that page already back in November 2005. The reason why it is not uploaded is that my site is going to be moved to a new address. I have some trouble with my host,...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 January 2006, 17:23
Replies: 40
Views: 4,105
Posted By Tim Janssen
Will Son Shu Si ever be converted to adf? I want...

Will Son Shu Si ever be converted to adf? I want to get my hands on it and don't want to fiddle with WHD-load and SPS files.:guru
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2006, 17:02
Replies: 43
Views: 3,517
Posted By Tim Janssen
I am the one who is running the Amiga Reviews...

I am the one who is running the Amiga Reviews (http://www.classicgaming.com/amigareviews/home.htm) site. When I started it six years ago, I tried to contact the authors of the original reviews...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2006, 08:48
Replies: 23
Views: 2,162
Posted By Tim Janssen
Chaos Engine 1 - Banshee Despite being...

Chaos Engine 1 - Banshee
Despite being different type of games, both share a similar graphics style.
Forum: project.aGTW 17 December 2005, 13:46
Replies: 122
Views: 11,308
Posted By Tim Janssen
I just have played the game and I must say I...

I just have played the game and I must say I really, really like it. The graphics are reminiscent to Magic Pockets and Robocod and the gameplay to Parasol Stars (baddie throwing) and Nicky Boom...
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