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Old 02 February 2019, 02:21   #21
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I think Altered Beast port was not very good.

Also even though I wasn't that familiar with Dynasty Wars in the arcade, the port isn't good either.
It's missing half of the levels, lots of gameplay features and if you have played it, you know it plays like a big pile of turd.

Its way worse than Final Fight as Capcom brawlers go on Amiga. For some reason it seems most people never even played this Amiga game.. which is for the better, it's really freaking awful. Outrun is not as bad as this, and this says a lot.

An arcade Longplay takes from 35 to 45 minutes. Amiga version will take less than 15 minutes to beat. That's how much of the game is cut.

And what is left is beyond terrible.
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Old 02 February 2019, 02:32   #22
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I thought it looked OK, but the frame rate was atrocious.
I think it's only 16 colors.
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Old 03 February 2019, 06:36   #23
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Thanks for all the posts so far. But nominating games like Power Drift and Altered Beast? I agree they weren't great conversions, but they are far from the worst.
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Old 03 February 2019, 11:54   #24
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The worst conversions are the ones that weren't made (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=96123)
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Old 05 February 2019, 00:02   #25
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Thunder Blade for me. I played the Arcade game and I was blown away by it. Then I got the Amiga version...

Screw you Tiertex. I know you're still out there, making mobile games.
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Old 05 February 2019, 03:13   #26
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Yes Thunder Blade was a pile of shit. Like with Power Drift, the C64 version is far superior.

jotd, I beg to differ. So many of the conversions were so bad that we'd be better off without them.
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Old 05 February 2019, 03:20   #27
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Screw you Tiertex. I know you're still out there, making mobile games.
I believe they finally bite the dust a couple of years ago. Their site had nothing about games anymore, it was about... refrigerator pieces or something like that, and for a while their site is down.
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I believe they finally bite the dust a couple of years ago. Their site had nothing about games anymore, it was about... refrigerator pieces or something like that, and for a while their site is down.
*sigh*. I want to say good but it meant some people lost their jobs so it really isn't...
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Old 05 February 2019, 11:03   #29
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Forgotten Worlds, Thunder Blade and Strider for me.
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Strider is conflicting to me. It's a bad Amiga game, it's a severely stripped port... but I saw a version comparison video and the Amiga version really was not so bad compared to other ports.
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Old 05 February 2019, 16:20   #31
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Stun Runner was pretty bad too. But much better than the speccy version at least.
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Old 05 February 2019, 17:59   #33
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Double dragon was poor. I can only think of a few conversion that lived up to the original arcade like R-Type and Rainbow Islands Paper Boy Buggy Boy.
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Street Fighter II
Again, a crap conversion, but nowhere near the worst.
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Old 10 February 2019, 05:21   #35
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Well about bad conversions i am kinda conflicted because i know there was a lot of crappy jobs - especially by a certain company that starts with T, however i can mention the ones i felt most disappointed from:
- Outrun (and no, the darn opening screen and its flashy music did not help)
- Chase HQ (what happened to it after the rumors that it should have used Batman driving scene engine?)
- Black Tiger (acceptable as graphics but they messed up the engine very badly)
- Strider (was expecting a megadrive level port, even without parallax)
- Hard Drivin' (could have been done better, used to compare it to the Driving scene in Beverly Hills Cop Amiga game, and that one has a better frame rate)
- Shinobi (this is easily the most disappointing: original was VERY portable arcade perfect on Amiga)

Bonus for a NON crappy conversion: R-Type, but was because i expected here an almost arcade perfect full PAL screen 25fps port too (btw this added fuel to the creation of Powder)
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Bonus for a NON crappy conversion: R-Type, but was because i expected here an almost arcade perfect full PAL screen 25fps port too (btw this added fuel to the creation of Powder)
They were not allowed to miss the conversion. Katakis was already available
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- Outrun (and no, the darn opening screen and its flashy music did not help)
Outrun is a mystery across the board, was there some kind of deal back then to make all home computer versions far more poor than they needed to be? It is so unnecessarily bad that it seems intentional.

Something repeated with Turbo Outrun :/
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Xain d'Sleena aka Soldier of Light isn't nearly as close to the coin-op as I had hoped.

Pac-Land scrolling is awful.

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The conspiracy theorist in me thinks they couldn't make it "as good as" the Arcade or why would kids go and dump coinage in the original?

Also they couldn't make it "better" than the master system perhaps?
I don't think this would have been the reason, as Sega did not do the conversion.

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Old 12 February 2019, 23:29   #39
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Wouldn’t you agree?

In my memory the worst conversions were TIERTEX’s
I even remember the feeling knowing that Tiertex were about to be the house to make the next game conversion it made me puke
Sorry to say but it did give me disappointment because of it
I hope you agree but perhaps there are exceptions out there....
One of the best in graphic/sound and animation was Commando (extra memory needed) if I remember correctly

Well
What do you think ?

Cheers

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Old 14 February 2019, 21:54   #40
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This is a hard thread and racked my brains for days!

BUT I think e-swat must be up there! "oohhh thank you officer"
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