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Old 19 August 2020, 12:24   #181
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I loved 1-disked games back in the day (specially the ones that loaded quickly, unlike Titus the fox...): insert the disk and don't do anything but play.
Same here. It just gives you a lot more of that "Console"-feeling.
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Old 19 August 2020, 12:41   #182
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Hunter, Midwinter, Elite. One-disk worlds.
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Old 19 August 2020, 14:22   #183
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have to put my weight behind EbonStar and StarGlider 2 tbh
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Old 19 August 2020, 15:55   #184
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Same here. It just gives you a lot more of that "Console"-feeling.
Do you remember the days when groups like defjam released compilation disks with multiple games in one disk?
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Old 19 August 2020, 16:05   #185
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Do you remember the days when groups like defjam released compilation disks with multiple games in one disk?
Yup

...but games were cut though; intro screens etc.
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Old 19 August 2020, 16:48   #186
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My first Defjam/CCS pack was Carrier Command. God that disk was a revelation coming from a Speccy.
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Old 20 August 2020, 10:14   #187
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Do you remember the days when groups like defjam released compilation disks with multiple games in one disk?
Mm mm, that boot menu. :-)
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Old 20 August 2020, 10:22   #188
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I love compilations games disks, even if the games are defaced
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Old 31 August 2020, 23:49   #189
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Marble Madness is good game I played it a lot in Arcade machine in the Italian Pizza Restaurant

but for me The best Amiga Single Disk Game is:
FA-18 Interceptor (1988)(Electronic Arts)
And
Rick Dangerous (1989)(Micro Style)

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Old 01 September 2020, 02:56   #190
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SWIV is right up there for me.
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Old 02 December 2020, 00:22   #191
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Turrican 2 was 2 disks

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Old 02 December 2020, 08:42   #192
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Only the cracked version of Turrican 2 had 2 disks.
The original was 1 disk.

Still unbelievable for me how that amount of graphics, music and code could fit on one disk.
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Old 02 December 2020, 18:16   #193
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So many fantastic games mentioned.

I can't rank them, so I'm just throwing out "No Second Prize" as it hasn't been mentioned I don't think. If it has then ditto

What else can I remember?................

James Pond
Deluxe Pacman
Shufflepuck Cafe

are a couple I remember.
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Old 02 December 2020, 23:45   #194
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Lotus II
Lethal Weapon
Super Off Road
Dizzy collections (many on 1 disk!)
Silkworm - great 2 player!
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Old 03 December 2020, 14:30   #195
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Turrican
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Old 04 December 2020, 18:17   #197
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Most of the 2 disk games used the first one for the intro.

I'd go for Exile. An open world physics and AI based game, years before the genre became popular.

Also Player Manager which is an amazing game

And Lotus Trilogy on CD32

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Yeah, Exile was very impressive.
I've mostly played it on my C64, and it was very impressive there too.

But for best game on one disk, I have to go with Frontier.
The size of that game is insane, and it's not even a full disk!
Procedural's at it's best.
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Yeah, Exile was very impressive.
I've mostly played it on my C64, and it was very impressive there too.

But for best game on one disk, I have to go with Frontier.
The size of that game is insane, and it's not even a full disk!
Procedural's at it's best.
I had it on BBC Micro, which in some ways I prefer probably just because I played it there first. The graphics are more colourful. I think it's that. CD32 version was disappointing because they zoomed it in too much.

I never got into Frontier. I really like the original Elite on Amiga though - despite the gaudy color scheme! It's more streamlined and snappy. One day I will try Frontier again,
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I never got into Frontier. I really like the original Elite on Amiga though - despite the gaudy color scheme! It's more streamlined and snappy. One day I will try Frontier again,
Well, Frontier expanded on pretty much everything in comparison to Elite. It has much more ships to choose, more weapons, you had missions, and most impressive is that all planets and cities, and orbitals are in real life scale. You can start in Solar system (with all planets and satelites), and hundreds of other system you can travel (nobody measured how much systems Frontier have)

But it had 2 weakness, imho:
1) Non arcade dogfights. It maybe had better physics model then Elite, but Elite was way more fun in dogfights. Frontier made it very automated, and boring. The assassination missions is fun, though.
2) No campaign at all. Elite have some sort of unique missions (that someone could call it campaign), but Frontier just have several types of procedural missions. Once you do them all several times, buy a best ship out there you like, nothing much to do in the game.
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