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Old 12 June 2016, 17:16   #81
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Where do you know with NODOS games though? Often it´s many files disguised by the filesystem.
I know of those, but I was rather talking about these "single-filed" cracks which were compressed to the max, often so small you could fit multiple "singled-filed" games on a single floppy. Those immaculate Defjam Compact Disks come to mind, but there were many more out there back then.
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Old 12 June 2016, 17:32   #82
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Sometimes protected tracks hold more than 0x1600 bytes which means that a floppy can hold over 1MB of data.
Turrican III crack had two disks. Original has one.
There are more examples like this.
And after that you had "one disked" cracks of "one disked" originals, just because the crackers managed to squeeze all the game on 880kb DOS format disk, sometimes to the expense of loading times.
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Old 19 June 2016, 12:12   #83
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I went through the replies so far, and here's my summary of the score, I might
be +/- 1 on the top picks. Also, I made no distinction between peoples first
choice and honorable mentions.

11 Turrican II
9 Lotus II
8 Frontier
7 Speedball 2
6 Dynablaster
5 Pang
5 Rainbow Islands
5 Rodland
4 Battle Squadron
4 Captive
4 Marble Madness
4 Stunt Car Racer
3 B.C. Kid
3 Dungeon Master
3 Hybris
3 James Pond 2 - Robocod
3 Midnight Resistance
3 New Zealand Story
3 Parasol Stars
3 SWIV
2 Faery Tale Adventure
2 Head Over Heels
2 IK+ aka International Karate +
2 Kick Off 2
2 Naughty Ones
2 North & South
2 Prince of Persia
2 Qwak
2 Starglider
2 Toki
1 Action Fighter
1 Another World
1 Arkanoid Revenge of Doh
1 Arnie
1 Bard's Tale II
1 Boulder Dash
1 Bubble Bobble
1 Buggy Boy
1 Carrier Command
1 CarVup
1 Deluxe Galaga
1 Ebonstar
1 Elite
1 F/A-18 Interceptor
1 Firepower
1 Flood
1 Fuzzball
1 Giana Sisters
1 Golden Axe
1 Great Courts 2 aka Pro Tennis Tour 2
1 Interphase
1 Jimmy Whites 3D Snooker
1 Jumping Jackson
1 Kid Gloves
1 Megaball AGA
1 MegaBlast
1 Mercenary I: Escape from Targ + The Second City
1 Mercenary II: Damocles
1 Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis
1 Micro Machines
1 NZS
1 One on One
1 P.P Hammer
1 Pool
1 Populous
1 Projectyle
1 Rock´n Roll
1 Shanghai
1 Sensi Soccer
1 Spell Bound
1 Spindizzy Worlds
1 Switchblade II
1 Technocop
1 Turrican
1 Uninvited
1 Warhead
1 Wizball
1 World Cup 90
1 X-Out
1 Yogi's Great Escape

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Old 19 June 2016, 14:50   #84
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No love for Snow Bros
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Old 19 June 2016, 15:34   #85
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No love for Snow Bros
That's a very good point. I keep forgetting that this gem was only one 1 disk (original + your version)

+1 from me
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Old 19 June 2016, 16:46   #86
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No love for Snow Bros
Snow Bros, on the Amiga, is a corker of a conversion and is a helluva game, sporting a single disk, which is awesome. It is one of my personal favs and was on my previous "too large to post" list of meritorious single-disk games but I ended up excluding it from the "shorter final list" that I posted after weighing all the pros and cons of the games because Snow Bros doesn't have the simultaneous two player mode - like the arcade did - and which actually brings logic to its title. It's hard to be a Snow Bros when you have no bro...
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Talking about Snow Bros, do not forget to watch the recent RetroCore's Battle of the Ports about it: he mentions the Amiga version, highlighting that according to him, this the best home port of the game (for once!).

Snow Bros Battle of the Ports: [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 19 June 2016, 18:40   #88
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What about Bonecruncher? Bubble Ghost?

No?
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Old 19 June 2016, 19:58   #89
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I'm really desperate that such a great game doesn't support 2p mode... otherwise definitely one of the best games on a single disk.
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Old 20 June 2016, 02:22   #91
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It's hard to be a Snow Bros when you have no bro...
ROFL; that comment cracked me up

Maybe the Amiga port should be renamed to Snow Loner
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In my post where I list a summary so far, I did not add my own picks. (probably Lotus II), but I'm surprised no one has mentioned Wings of Fury. Great game!
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Old 23 June 2016, 13:00   #94
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Too easy....
Archon, then archon, followed by archon, not to forget archon.
It not only came out on one disk, it also came out on the Commodore 64 (and many others ta boot)
Honourable mention must go to .... no - not Archon, that would be plain silly.
Silent Service (also a hit on c64 before Amiga).

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I assume that NZS and NewZealandStory are the same game.

I would add HudsonHawk, SuperHang-on, SuperOff-Road.

Z-Out and R-Type are single disks games.. X-Out doesn't.
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@JudasEZT I've updated the NZS, so it has one more point.

My post above (still) only counts those posts prior to it, by definition.

New list can updated through copy-paste of that list + new posts after it.
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Hunter, Frontier, Escape From Colditz.

The first two for the sheer "size" of the universe, and the latter for just the fun
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Wizzy's Quest is probably the best puzzle game I played.
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You seriously think Captive is better then Dungeon Master? Really?
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Anyone who says anything other than Turrican II is wrong. It is by far the most technically amazing game ever designed for the A500, and the fact that they managed to fit it on one disk is absolutely incredible.
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