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Old 19 May 2018, 01:20   #41
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Really expected to like superfrog and was surprised when almost immediately I didn't.
Agree with all the criticisms. However completely understand why people did enjoy it.

Fire and Ice on the other hand, nice level design, nice controls, graphics and music, great game. Easily up there with the best of the western console platformers.
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Old 19 May 2018, 17:58   #42
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Fire & Ice seems to have the nicer music, graphics, more responsive controls and more enjoyable level design. So, yeah, Fire & Ice.

Probably going to play both again now...just to be sure.
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Old 20 May 2018, 10:07   #43
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Concerning Super Frog. I didn't notice the scrolling is 50img/s. Is main character also full frame rate animated ? Because it seems the rest is 25i/s.
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Old 20 May 2018, 11:01   #44
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From a gameplay perspective, I prefer Fire & Ice. Still very much enjoy Superfrog though.

Technically, I think both games have made interesting design choices or concessions. Superfrog has made fast scrolling and large screen area it's focus, hence the
Lack of parallax and other technical effects, but still boasts a nice colour count. Whilst F&I has settled for a smaller screen area, slower scrolling, freeing up resources for parallax and other cool effects, including the wonderful copper gradients.

I did notice Superfrog using some objects at half refresh rate, 25fps, whilst scrolling and main sprite updating at 50fps.
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Old 20 May 2018, 11:17   #45
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IIRC Superfrog uses a clever trick where it animates large amounts of spinning coins by updating 1/3 (or maybe half) of the coins each frame. It makes the animation looks much more alive and smoother than the straight-forward solution of just updating all of them every third frame (which wouldn't be possible anyway).
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Old 25 May 2018, 16:08   #46
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I would vote Fire & Ice, but games that don't run in 1 frame suck. There really is no good excuse for this game to not run at the full 50 fps.
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Old 26 May 2018, 01:33   #47
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Never understood why people love that frog that much..
Vote for Fire and Ice
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Old 26 May 2018, 05:04   #48
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Huge voting going on for this edition,...that's great! Gonna be a close battle this one :-)

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Old 27 May 2018, 22:07   #49
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Very tough choice for me as they are my 2 favourite platformers on the Amiga!

But if I had to choose one, it would have to be fire & ice for the music!
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Well the poll is now shut and after counting all the votes across the forums (128 votes in total) I can reveal FIRE and ICE gained 68 votes while SUPERFROG gained 60 votes, FIRE and ICE WINS!

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK PART IN THE VOTING! Very Happy?

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I can reveal FIRE and ICE gained 68 votes while SUPERFROG gained 60 votes, FIRE and ICE WINS!

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Old 22 June 2018, 17:41   #52
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Both of them are crap, imagine how crap they are that fire and ice won a much better -technically- game. Superfrog is too shallow and cannot stand a chance against Super Mario or Sonic.
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Yes I always preferred playing Mario or Sonic on my Amiga.
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This should not be question - Superfrog!
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Old 22 June 2018, 23:50   #55
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Well, the voting ended on June 15.
I played the two games on my Amiga decades ago. Superfrog had the better graphics but Fire&Ice had better gameplay & music.
That's my opinion.
Today I still have my very first Amiga 500 from 1987 but I didn't used it for years. But I know (and hope) that when I start it it will work as it used to do for more than 15 years.
Best Jump&Run game to me is 'The Great Giana Sisters'.
I finished all the levels long time ago.
Some pals and me practised a lot in this game and held often just a contest: Fastest passing of the first levels without concentration on collecting anything. Just running through...
This contest was impossible in Fire&Ice because you needed to collect the parts of the key to gain access to the next level.
Superfrog was too boring to us. It had nice graphics - especially the animations - but it was not that captivating.

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Between these two I would vote for Prehistorik of course

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Old 23 June 2018, 00:08   #57
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Fire and Ice for the simple fact they haven't remade it for steam and totally f#@ked up any fond memories I might have had for the game.
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Yes I always preferred playing Mario or Sonic on my Amiga.
You can play them now, compare and see why SNES sold 40 million 1991-96 and the Amiga was dead at 1994 combined with the pressure from the PC in whatever games the consoles couldn't do (strategy, rpg etc) that the PC did better.
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