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Old 04 October 2018, 11:18   #1
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Which Amiga game offers the most for the byte?

I think it is Turrican II. Just one disk (if you managed to have the original) that contains a long intro with lots of pictures, a legendary soundtrack, a very long game that even contains a shoot'em'up in world 3.

I think those are very well-spent 880kb or is there any other game that is even more space-efficient than Factor 5's opus magnum?
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Old 04 October 2018, 11:58   #2
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After reading about Battlechess on HOL i think it must be a candidate!

"'Do you have any idea what it’s like to have an artist hand you eight disks’ worth of animation data and your boss tells you that you have to pack it down to one? Well, that's what happened to me. Brian (Fargo) also informed me that I would have to put my program and 200k of digitized sound on the same disk. Needless to say, I knew there were going to be hard times ahead for all of us working on Battle Chess."
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Old 04 October 2018, 12:24   #3
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Maybe Frontier... It does contain a whole galaxy on one powerpackable disk...
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Old 04 October 2018, 14:12   #4
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Magic Pockets. Intro with animations & cover soundtrack, 4 worlds, around 30 levels, a lot of enemies with different behaviours & various bonuses with different effects.

Not even using 12-sector per track format.
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Old 04 October 2018, 15:24   #5
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I think it is Turrican II. Just one disk (if you managed to have the original) that contains a long intro with lots of pictures, a legendary soundtrack, a very long game that even contains a shoot'em'up in world 3.

I think those are very well-spent 880kb or is there any other game that is even more space-efficient than Factor 5's opus magnum?
It's actually significantly bigger than 880kb. That's why the cracks were 2 disks.
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Old 04 October 2018, 15:32   #6
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Sierra Soccer, a very high quality soccer game with a gameplay and care of detail that is impressive.
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Old 04 October 2018, 15:46   #7
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Sierra Soccer, a very high quality soccer game with a gameplay and care of detail that is impressive.
It's hardly impressive that a simple football game with very little graphics data, no leveldata, and no soundtrack requires 2 disks, when Turrican 2 fits on 1, is it?

Some of your posts make it evident that you're not all there, but that's just insane.
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Old 04 October 2018, 15:48   #8
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Some of your posts make it evident that you're not all there, but that's just insane.
You should make this your signature.
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Old 04 October 2018, 16:09   #9
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Maybe Frontier... It does contain a whole galaxy on one powerpackable disk...
I'd go with Frontier as well.
It's even more impressive than you might think because it doesn't even use all of the disk
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Old 04 October 2018, 16:51   #10
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For me, it was Carrier Command. The cracked version I had was literally a couple hundred Kb on the disk iirc, which having just come from a Speccy was jaw-dropping. The sheer depth of that game was stunning.
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I dont think games like Frontier should count for this. Of course they are amazing games but the worlds are procedurely generated and its unfair to compare it to sprite based games in my opinion
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For me, it was Carrier Command. The cracked version I had was literally a couple hundred Kb on the disk iirc, which having just come from a Speccy was jaw-dropping. The sheer depth of that game was stunning.
Depth? Ok, but I quit playing after I saw the enemy carrier sailing across dry land. By the way, the original uncracked edition contains streamed audio on the rest of the floppy! Impressive!
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You should make this your signature.
I could do, but I still quite like the current one
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Depth? Ok, but I quit playing after I saw the enemy carrier sailing across dry land. By the way, the original uncracked edition contains streamed audio on the rest of the floppy! Impressive!
Oh, nice

Being a poor teenager, I never had the original.

As for depth, it was amazing. Setting up supply lines, planning repairs, assaulting islands and taking them for myself from under the nose of the enemy carrier... I loved it. I'd never played anything like it before, and must have spent months in that game.
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It's hardly impressive that a simple football game with very little graphics data, no leveldata, and no soundtrack requires 2 disks, when Turrican 2 fits on 1, is it?
Game is not only a box of Graphics and music. There is many other things

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Some of your posts make it evident that you're not all there, but that's just insane.
i post what i think a great game that offer more than graphics could show. Not need to insult me for that
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Oh, nice

Being a poor teenager, I never had the original.

As for depth, it was amazing. Setting up supply lines, planning repairs, assaulting islands and taking them for myself from under the nose of the enemy carrier... I loved it. I'd never played anything like it before, and must have spent months in that game.
I quite agree. The scope and depth was staggering.
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Old 05 October 2018, 04:27   #17
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There was quite a lot to see and do in James Pond 2 Robocod. Quite a lot of variation in the levels, vehicles, and graphics. That level made out of jelly where you bounce all over the place and the one with on the train were memorable. Generally the levels were quite big and not that repetitive. The bathtub. The bosses. I feel they packed a lot of ideas in there.
The only thing is they could have done with a few more tunes.
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Old 05 October 2018, 06:42   #18
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turrican 2
turrican 3
bckid
ghost battle

these are the best games in 1 disk
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Old 05 October 2018, 06:53   #19
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i had AWESOME and i thought this was crazy that i was watching this off of floppies as a kid
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Captive. Hundreds of levels in one disk. Great graphics too, not too much sound.
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