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Old 22 November 2001, 12:18   #1
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Hi!

I am wondering if any of these games even came out on amiga and if so, if they could be upped to some ftp or mailed over to me ? I know it is a long shot but anyway, here it goes :

- Enduro Racer was this released on miga?
- Frogger II with zillions levels, released?
- Hardcore from Digital Illusions
- Labyrinth (from the David Bowie Movie)
- Living Daylights released on Amiga ?
- Logo the logical game, not the lang.
- RamRod ever released (saw in mag.)
- Road Runner ever released on Amiga ?
- Roller Coaster NOT Roller Coaster Rumbler
- Sanxion only saw a demo of it.
- Sir Fred Spanish, ever released?
- Starquake released on ST and Amiga(?)
- Super Sprint and Championship Sprint
- Top-Gun again, if released on Amiga ?
- UP Persicope! NOT the Up Scope !
- Where Time Stood Still ever released on ami?
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Old 22 November 2001, 12:46   #2
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Unhappy Ram Rod

Sad news about Ram Rod: It's programmer, Kevin Bulmer (of Rise of the Robots, Legends of Valour -fame) canned the production of this isometric game in June 1991. I do not know the reason. Possibly he was too busy finishing Terminator 2 - the Movie.
I found this information in the July 1991 issue of CU Amiga.
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Old 22 November 2001, 12:51   #3
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I'm assuming you mean commercial releases here, because it's always possible that someone wrote a SEUCK game or something and called it Road Runner or Top Gun.

- Enduro Racer was this released on miga?
- Labyrinth (from the David Bowie Movie)
- Living Daylights released on Amiga ?
- RamRod ever released (saw in mag.)
- Road Runner ever released on Amiga ?
- Super Sprint and Championship Sprint
- Top-Gun again, if released on Amiga ?
- Where Time Stood Still ever released on ami?
Nope! (Unless someone knows better)

- UP Persicope! NOT the Up Scope !
- Sanxion only saw a demo of it.
- Roller Coaster NOT Roller Coaster Rumbler
Don't know...

- Sir Fred Spanish, ever released?
There's a game called Fred, which is by Incal and was published by Ubi Soft

- Starquake released on ST and Amiga(?)
Yes, I'm looking for it

- Frogger II with zillions levels, released?
PD or commercial?

- Hardcore from Digital Illusions
Did this become Benefactor? I can't remember what it looked like

- Logo the logical game, not the lang.
There's a Starbyte game called Logo, which is a puzzler. What do you mean by 'lang.'?
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Old 22 November 2001, 13:13   #4
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Hi !

Thanx for the quick reply...

I'm assuming you mean commercial releases here, because it's always possible that someone wrote a SEUCK game or something and called it Road Runner or Top Gun.

Yes, commercial releases only

- Where Time Stood Still ever released on ami?
Nope! (Unless someone knows better)

Uhh, I was hoping it was released for amiga, I saw in one mag an ad that had prices on it and there was a price for amiga version of the game !


- Roller Coaster NOT Roller Coaster Rumbler
Don't know...

Only zx-spectrum had a version of this game so it is prolly far fetched

- Sir Fred Spanish, ever released?
There's a game called Fred, which is by Incal and was published by Ubi Soft

Yes, I know, and have that game... but it is not the same


- Starquake released on ST and Amiga(?)
Yes, I'm looking for it

So it DID come out... only have the ST version, but would love to see amiga one


- Frogger II with zillions levels, released?
PD or commercial?

It was supposed to be commercial.... it had scrolling and very nice graphics, and levels were always randomly generated...


- Hardcore from Digital Illusions
Did this become Benefactor? I can't remember what it looked like

Well, I don't think it became benefactor, since I saw an intro screen with 4 games that were supposed to come out and both were on there
It was supposed to be a side scrolling shootem all


- Logo the logical game, not the lang.
There's a Starbyte game called Logo, which is a puzzler. What do you mean by 'lang.'?

YES, thats the one I want the puzzler... been looking for it for a long time
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Old 22 November 2001, 15:08   #5
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@Cody

Logo is also the name of a programming language, featuring well-known "turtle graphics" (*yuch*)
Had to program this crap myself in secondary school, it was boring as hell...
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Oh, I know what it is now! Thanks andreas...
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Old 22 November 2001, 17:55   #7
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Super Sprint ... isn't Gremlin's Supercars a conversion of the arcade named Super Sprint?
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Old 22 November 2001, 18:16   #8
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Old 23 November 2001, 07:22   #9
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Oh yes, sorry, lang. means Language...

Anyway, seems apart from Logo other games are a NO-NO ? Its a shame really... I tought even one or two were done for the ami ...
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Old 23 November 2001, 09:50   #10
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Dammit! System crash and lost my heavily researched reply.

Well anyhow, I'll try the memory challenge.

Labyrinth
The only (commercial) Amiga game with this name that I am aware of has nothing to do with the Bowie flick. It's a 2-player, German game that is kind of a puzzle/maze game with a spacey look and feel.

Hard Core
This was scheduled for a 1994 release from Psygnosis, but I believe it was shelved along with other Digital Illusions product. I thought there was a coverdisk demo, however.

Logo
I have a 2-disk game from Starbyte of this game which I will upload as soon as I finish this reply.

Road Runner
I have seen mention of this on a few lists, but I assure you it does not exist on the Amiga.

Sir Fred
The game commonly known on the Amiga as Fred was indeed released by Ubi Soft under the name Sir Fred (see scan).
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Old 23 November 2001, 09:58   #11
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Thanx!

Labyrinth

The only (commercial) Amiga game with this name that I am aware of has nothing to do with the Bowie flick. It's a 2-player, German game that is kind of a puzzle/maze game with a spacey look and feel.

Okie. - removed from my list

Hard Core
This was scheduled for a 1994 release from Psygnosis, but I believe it was shelved along with other Digital Illusions product. I thought there was a coverdisk demo, however.

Yep, I think I saw it on a coverdisk too, but I don't remember where... anyway, removed from the list

Logo

I have a 2-disk game from Starbyte of this game which I will upload as soon as I finish this reply.

Thanks ! It was the Starbyte game ! I have a poster of it at home... can't wait to get it. Will you up it to the Zone ?

Road Runner
I have seen mention of this on a few lists, but I assure you it does not exist on the Amiga.

Well, I tought it might be since there is a ST version, but then again, there were many 8bit versions of games for the ST which never saw the light of the day on ami

Sir Fred
The game commonly known on the Amiga as Fred was indeed released by Ubi Soft under the name Sir Fred (see scan).

Ahh, I tought so, removed from the list.

Thanks for all the trouble !
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Roll eyes (sarcastic) advice

Tomaz: it makes much more sense if you use the quote option when you're quoting users, otherwise it's way too difficult to read. Thanks.
I admit it's VERY easy for newbies to miss that, especially in this kind of board software, so: below 'Submit Reply' / 'Preview Reply' you can see 'Forum Rules', among this there's vB Code is ON. Click on that link and get informed about those special options.
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Tomaz: it makes much more sense if you use the quote option when you're quoting users, otherwise it's way too difficult to read. Thanks.
I admit it's VERY easy for newbies to miss that, especially in this kind of board software, so: below 'Submit Reply' / 'Preview Reply' you can see 'Forum Rules', among this there's vB Code is ON. Click on that link and get informed about those special options.
Aha, been thinking of how to do that ;-) Thanks for the info !
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Old 05 December 2001, 17:25   #14
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Since we are on this topic I have also some questions. Does anyone know whether these games are released on Amiga or what happened to it?

- American Gladiators (?? 1993): Ugly looking beat' em-up. Saw once an advert of this game.
- Fatal Strokes (ICE 1992): I saw a preview of this game in Amiga Format? Has it ever been released and is it any good?
- Tyger Tyger (Firebird 1989): Saw some adverts of this game in Zzap! What happened to it?
- Troll Island (Millenium 1994): a sequel of the original Trolls was previewed in CU Amiga magazine.
- Mr Magoo (Millenium 1994): in the same article there was some rumour about this good-looking game.
- Sahara (Software 2000): A German textadventure similar to Hexuma and Jonathan.
- Bloodnet (Microprose 1995): A point-n-click adventure.
- Impulse (??,1993): A horizontal scrolling shmup looking very similar to Disposable Hero. Maybe it is the working title.
- Raiden (??,1994): Vertical shmup that was previewed in CU Amiga.
- No Buddies Land (Loriciels, 1992): A 'cute' platformgame.
- Ork (??, 1993): a horizontal scrolling platformgame/ shmup starring a little dragon.
- Son Shu Si (Loriciels 1992): Lovely 'Japanese' looking platform game which got a review in Amiga Joker.
- Watchtower (??, 1995): A Chaos Engine/ Commando wannabe. Once read a review about it but don't know it it is released.
- Turrican 3 CD32: Did the CD32 have a Turrican 3 threat?
- Erik (Atlantis, 1992): A platformgame- budget title once reviewed by Amiga Format.
- Superhero (Psygnosis, 1993): Platform game starring a female heroine. This game had lots of previews.
- Jack the Ripper (??, 1994): a PC conversion of a whodunnit.
- Moonchild (Team Hoi, 1995): The 'inofficial' sequel to the classic Hoi. I know it is released on PC but are not sure about the Amiga version.

Phew, that's it..
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Tell me if you want any of the games that were released uploaded.

Released:
- American Gladiators (?? 1993) --From Gametek
- Bloodnet (Microprose 1995) --ECS and AGA versions exist
- Ork (??, 1993) --This was Psygnosis
- Watchtower (??, 1995)
- Erik (Atlantis, 1992) --Later released as PD

Not Released:
- Fatal Strokes (ICE 1992)
- Tyger Tyger (Firebird 1989)
- Troll Island (Millenium 1994)
- Mr Magoo (Millenium 1994)
- Raiden (??,1994)
- No Buddies Land (Loriciels, 1992)
- Turrican 3 CD32
- Superhero (Psygnosis, 1993)
- Jack the Ripper (??, 1994)
- Moonchild (Team Hoi, 1995)

Unsure - I've never heard anything about them:
- Sahara (Software 2000)
- Impulse (??,1993)
- Son Shu Si (Loriciels 1992)
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Cool ADF's, Microprose & Ork

Wow, now that is a quick reply. I still don't collect Amiga games (yet!) but since it is 'pakjesavond' tonight in The Netherlands (Dutch habit for giving each other presents under a christmas tree) you can upload them all in The Zone if you like.

Seeing Microprose producing an adventure game for Amiga does not really surprise me. Back in 1994-1995 they somehow left their simulation-roots producing all types of games like War in the Skies, Impossible Mission 2025 and Bloodnet of course. By the way, is this adventure any good?

About Ork: I didn't refer to the famous Psygnosis version. When I come to think about it, the game is called Orc, Orc run or something similar. The graphics look very similar to those of Shadow of the Beast: Multilayer parallax scrolling and large sprites. I have a picture of it in Amiga Joker magazine. I'll scan it for you when I have my new PC. -very soon.
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I'm not sure about anything! Anyone know anymore about these two?

Tim - I've uploaded the games to the Zone.

Bloodnet is a good game - I've played through some of it. Amiga Power said:

Bloodnet AGA:
Initially repulsive but (once you've mastered the preposterously over-complicated controls) tremendously rewarding point-and-click adventure without orcs in it. Gleefully amoral (you're a vampiric 'cyberpunk' who has to kill to survive while hunting for a cure) and engrossingly scripted, it's the best such game since Monkey Island. And you get to shoot people without any tiresome moral questions being asked. It demands installation to a hard drive though. 5/5*
90% - Issue 47 - Page 36

Bloodnet ECS:
Exactly the same, except you don't get any music (a Good Thing), and you don't get the option to review past conversations (a very Bad Thing indeed). At least it's £5 cheaper. 4/5*
89% - Issue 50 - Page 34
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Cool Rare good games

Cody,
Many thanks for uploading all these games.
About Bloodnet: when AP awards a game with a score as high as this it must be the best game since the invention of point 'n' click adventure.

S4murai,
I have read a review of Loriciel’s No Buddies Land too in the August/ September 1992 issue of Amiga Joker. The hero in this game looks very similar to the one in Twinworld. By the way, in the same AJ issue a review of Son Shu Si can be found. This is the other rare Loriciels game which I have never seen on my Amiga screen.
The only information I have about Jack the Ripper is in the June 1994 issue of CU Amiga. They said the release date would be September 1994.
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Jack The Ripper was also previewed in issue 31, page 25 of Amiga Power. Another unreleased casualty.
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Old 06 December 2001, 12:29   #20
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I have posted a demo for Jack The Ripper. I thought it was the full game, based upon the TOSEC name, but upon playing, the About screen reveals that it is just a demo. Still worth a look. Very likely this game was never completed. This is unfortunate.
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