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Old 12 September 2001, 23:15   #1
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Amiga arcade conversions

What were the best and worst of Amiga arcade conversions?

I believe the best one's to be (rated with smilies):

Rainbow Islands
Silkworm
R-Type (still think it could of been closer to the original)
New Zealand Story
Super Hang On
Space Harrier
Pacmania
Ghosts n Goblins
Ghouls n Ghosts
Saint Dragon
Dragon Breed
Bubble Bobble (could of been better - ST port )
Arkanoid (Can't find a downloadable adf BTW
Klax
Blasteroids

The worst one's:

Pit Fighter (crap game anyway)
Bionic Commando (coz of the awful scrolling)
Sidearms (another ST port)
Outrun
Outrun Turbo
Bombjack (though not completely terrible, surely a better job could of been done than this ST port - I dont like my favourite game not given the treatment it deserves)
Strider (what happened to the size of the sprite did they get Rick Mranis to shrink him or something?)
Arkanoid 2: Revenge of Doh (what happened the first one was a perfect conversion and had extra levels)
LED Storm (ST portover again - good music though!)
Stunrunner


Well I am sure there are plenty of others but I am going on my memory of ten or more years as I only play these games on MAME now and havnt played these on an Amiga for years. Can't be bothered to play them on an emulator except for Arkanoid coz of the xtra levels if and when I find it!. You can't beat the emulated real thing unless you play the REAL thing of course!
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Old 12 September 2001, 23:40   #2
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BLAH! Stupid board wont allow me to post so many smilies, grrrr! so i call it quits.
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Old 12 September 2001, 23:54   #3
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Sorry Akira taht makes me sad
They are only smilies after all! I was interested on what you had to say as when it comes to retro games you are one of the most knowledgable and generally has good taste.
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Old 13 September 2001, 08:52   #4
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There are only a few arcade conversions I have played on Amiga. Here is my rating IMHO (on a scale from 1 to 5)

Afterburner **** (I quite like this game)
Bonanza Bros **
E-swat * (after playing it for two rounds I erased the disc)
Final Fight **
Ninja Spirit ***
Operation Thunderbolt ***
Operation Wolf ** (It takes ages to get into the actual game)
Rainbow Islands ***** (Best arcade conversion ever)
R-Type 2 *** (A tad too slow when crowded)
Side-Arms *
Street Fighter 2 * (I never liked the hype that surrounded this game)
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Old 13 September 2001, 09:52   #5
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I don't have time to make a list right now, but since nobody will mention it, I always liked Toobin' from Domark, even if the controls took a lot of getting used to. And while not really an arcade port of Tron, I liked Tech, which was based on the light cycles sequence.
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Old 13 September 2001, 10:11   #6
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Uhm, well let´s see, the highest rating here gets : GHOST´N GOBLINS the worst one IMHO is : SPACE HARRIER, sorry @Bombjacker but that game sucks, only the Speed gets near to the Arcade, the rest ...... ah well, no comment
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Old 13 September 2001, 10:27   #7
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I remember Line of Fire...

was quite impressive at the time as it had nifty sprite scaling routines..

Anyone got this game please?
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Old 13 September 2001, 10:36   #8
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It's at the ADF Zone...
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Old 13 September 2001, 10:46   #9
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Thanks!!!!

That was quick!!!
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Old 13 September 2001, 12:11   #10
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Cool Arcade Conversions

It was Amiga Power - issue part one was 22 page 80 and part two was issue 23 page 80.

Here is a list of arcade conversions on the Amiga, unless I have missed some:

1943: The Battle Of Midway
APB (All Points Bulletin)
Action Fighter
Afterburner 1
Afterburner 2
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Arkanoid
Arkanoid: Revenge Of Doh
Atomic Robo-Kid
Badlands
Batman Returns
Beast Busters
Big Run
Bionic Commando
Black Tiger
Blasteroids
Block Out
Bomb Jack
Bonanza Bros
Bubble Bobble
Buggy Boy
Cabal
Chase HQ 1
Chase HQ 2: Special Criminal Investigation
Cisco Heat
Commando
Continental Circus
Crack Down
Cyberball
Darius+
Do! Run Run
Double Dragon 1
Double Dragon 2: The Revenge
Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone
Double Dribble
Dragon Breed
Dragon Ninja
Dragon Spirit
Dragon's Lair 1 Part 1
Dragon's Lair 1 Part 2: Escape From Singe's Castle
Dynamite Dux
ESWAT: Cyber Police
Empire Strikes Back, The
Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters
European Football Champ
Exterminator
Fighting Soccer
Final Blow
Final Fight
Flying Shark
Forgotten Worlds
G-LOC R360 (Loss Of Consciousness)
Galaxy Force 2
Gauntlet 2
Gemini Wing
Ghosts 'n' Goblins
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Golden Axe
Hard Drivin' 1
Hot Rod
Hydra
Ikari Warriors
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Indy Heat
Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road
Joe And Mac: Caveman Ninja
Klax
LED Storm (Lazer Enhanced Destruction Storm)
Last Duel: Inter Planet War 2012
Line Of Fire
Marble Madness
Mega Twins
Mercs
Midnight Resistance
Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 2
Mr. Heli
Narc
New Zealand Story, The
Ninja Spirit
Ninja Warriors, The
Operation Thunderbolt
Operation Wolf
Out Run
P-47: The Freedom Fighter
Pac-Land
Pacmania
Pang
Paperboy 1
Paperboy 2
Parasol Stars
Passing Shot
Pit-Fighter
Plotting
Power Drift
Primal Rage AGA
Puzznic
Qix
R-Type 1
R-Type 2
Rainbow Islands
Rampage
Rampart
Real Ghostbusters, The
Renegade
Return Of The Jedi
Road Blasters
Robocop 1
Rod Land
Rolling Thunder
SDI (Activision)
STUN Runner
Saint Dragon
Shadow Dancer
Shadow Warriors
Shinobi
Side Arms
Silkworm
Skull And Crossbones
Sly Spy: Secret Agent
Smash TV
Soldier Of Light
Space Ace
Space Gun
Space Harrier 1
Star Wars
Street Fighter 1
Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior
Strider 1
Super Hang-On
Super Monaco GP
Super Space Invaders
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo AGA
Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers AGA
Teenage Mutant Ninja/Hero Turtles (Mirrorsoft)
Terminator 2: The Arcade Game
Thunder Blade
Thunder Jaws
Tiger Road
Time Scanner
Time Soldier
Toki
Toobin'
Total Carnage
Total Carnage AGA
Total Carnage CD32 AGA
Tournament Golf
Turbo Out Run
UN Squadron
Victory Road
Vigilante
Vindicators
Volfied
Wonderboy In Monsterland
World Championship Soccer
Xenophobe
Xybots

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Old 13 September 2001, 12:14   #11
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COR BLIMEY!
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Old 13 September 2001, 12:22   #12
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Early hint of info from the Amiga database!
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Old 13 September 2001, 13:17   #13
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You are THE Amiga Database. I tried to find an arcade-conversion that is not in your list but failed.
Now, will you add your personal score to each game in the list?

Edit: Ha! I have found a game that is not in your list: Terminator 2: the Arcade game by Virgin in 1993.
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Cool T2

Doh! And it even said 'Arcade Game' in the title!

Thanks Tim.
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Old 13 September 2001, 14:00   #15
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If I put on my thinking cap, I'd probably be able to add to the list, as well...
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Old 13 September 2001, 14:35   #16
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Weren't Dragon's Lair and Space Ace arcade conversions as well ?

Maybe not good but conversions anyway .
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Old 13 September 2001, 14:46   #17
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I loved Space Ace

Dragon's Lair I wasn't too fond of, but I think that was because I never had any of them on disk

Space Ace came in a compilation pack with my first A500 and I loved it
 
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Cool Conference Call

In a conference call with Twistin', we have come to the following conclusions:

-Dragon's Lair 1 Part 1
-Dragon's Lair 1 Part 2: Escape From Singe's Castle
These were originally released in the arcades as one game, but as two releases on the Amiga.

-Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp
Originally released in the arcades

-Dragon's Lair 3: The Curse Of Mordread
No arcade version. Likely that Amiga version was first

-Space Ace 1
Originally released in the arcades

-Space Ace 2: Borf's Revenge
No arcade version. Likely that Amiga version was first
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Old 13 September 2001, 18:45   #19
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Corrections!

Batman Returns
Not an arcade port.

Battletoads
Not an aracde port, it's a NES port. The arcade game is completely different. (check here )

Castlevania
NES port. Though the arcade game is running NES hardware . oh well I digress

Darius+
NOT, NOT an arcade conversion!! Dunno how Taito aproved this bitch, has NOTHING to do with Darius except the name. A shame.


Out Run Europa
Not an arcade conversion.

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo AGA
Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers AGA


Forgot to add Super Street Fighter 2 - The New Challengers ECS , andI never saw Turbo really. I think they called Turbo to the HD version, but is it really teh Turbo version? A screenshot is VERY apreciated.

Teenage Mutant Hero/Ninja Turtles (Image Works)

This game is not an arcade port and it sucks

Space Harrier 2
Not an arcade port, there is no such arcade game.

Strider 2
Not an arcade port. Strider 2 was released in 1999 for ZN-1 hardware

Super C
Can I be picky again here and say this is another of those NES hardware arcade games?



Ok, I think that's all. Now I cant think of any more Amiga arcade ports, will check later!
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Cool

Thanks for all the info Akira! By port, I mean the machine that the game originally appeared on...

Batman Returns
You could be correct. I'll check.

Battletoads
Well, the Amiga game mentions Rare and Tradewest on the titlescreen.

Castlevania
Originally a NES game, then?

Darius+
While the Amiga version doesn't have the resolution of the arcade machine (something like 800x200), it does have graphics that look the same. Do you think that this was unofficial?

Out Run Europa
Maybe you are right

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo AGA
Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers AGA
I'm pretty sure that both of these are arcade machines.

Teenage Mutant Hero/Ninja Turtles (Image Works)
Space Harrier 2
Strider 2
Okay!

Super C
What did Contra originate on?
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