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Old 11 August 2012, 15:59   #1
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Hooooo Best games WITHOUT music but with great AMBIENT sound?

Hello once again, I used to favor games with ingame music above the rest - however, I just played some Hired Guns and noticed how the ambient sound of the game (wind, rain, thunderstorms, water flowing) makes ingame music completely unneccessary!

Are there any other Amiga games which rely on ingame sounds to create atmosphere, rather than tunes? You can also write about games without ambient sound but of which you still think they don't need any music (such as the Eye of the Beholder series maybe)!

So for starters: for me one of the best games with ambient sound is Hired Guns.

Looking forward to your suggestions!
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Old 11 August 2012, 16:09   #2
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Old 11 August 2012, 16:37   #4
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Hired Guns and noticed how the ambient sound of the game (wind, rain, thunderstorms, water flowing) makes ingame music completely unneccessary!
You forgot the sweet melody of Rhals:


If you have not already heard it, the best way is to play the Short Action mission Big Cheese. Use the Amiga cheat code to get invincible. Wait a few seconds for all the eggs to hatch and oh sweet melody.

Ofc, it is funnier when it happens when playing with friends.


Although the music is very good, Settlers also has excellent sound effects, including the ambient wind and birds chirping.

Genesia is also quite good on sound effects only IIRC.


Simulation games like Gunship 2000 and Advanced Destroyer Simulator play perfectly fine I find without having in-game music (engine/rotor sounds mainly for ambience).
Syndicate is quite good as soon as you get into action. In other times it may be a bit boring in terms of sounds. I must admit thought I prefer the PC version which has two "ambient" music, one for calm moments and those when enemies are nearby.

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Old 11 August 2012, 16:53   #5
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If you have not already heard it, the best way is to play the Instant Action mission Cheese. Use the Amiga cheat code to get invincible. Wait a few seconds for all the eggs to hatch and oh sweet melody.
Wow that's an interesting easter egg I've not seen, off to try myself
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Errr, no that's not really an easter egg. It will just give you the Rhal attacking sound from all channels (and continuously since you are invincible).

As I have always liked this "chaotic music" I always think of it as a melody of sort .
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Thanks for your suggestions

@s2325: I always thought Myth had ingame music, was the game any good?
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Errr, no that's not really an easter egg. It will just give you the Rhal attacking sound from all channels (and continuously since you are invincible).

As I have always liked this "chaotic music" I always think of it as a melody of sort .
Ahh. It's quite melodic in a trance inducing kind of way..I need to get out more
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the game onescapee have the best ambient sound for the Amiga.....also there is music during the game
another title with great ambient sound is Stormlord
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Ahh. It's quite melodic in a trance inducing kind of way..I need to get out more
I think I have made Youtube a better place now :
[ Show youtube player ]

What I like is that with the continuous flowing water sound and occasional water drops and thunder sounds, it sounds more or less like one of those new wave relaxing music ... with a little something added.


Edit: Oh, juste discovered the sweetest thing. Open the video at least a second time for more harmony!
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Definitely epic, lilalurl

@clauddio: Right, onEscapee - wasn't this one also released for free some time ago? Mh, I also hope there's a longplay of Stormlord on Youtube so I can take a look
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Another suggestion: ParaDroid 90. And also Cannon fodder
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Right, onEscapee - wasn't this one also released for free some time ago?
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http://amigasys.ultimateamiga.co.uk/downloadaddons.html
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I think I have made Youtube a better place now :
[ Show youtube player ]
Well it beats videos of cats doing cat type things, this is my kind of demented.
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Definitely epic, lilalurl

@clauddio: Right, onEscapee - wasn't this one also released for free some time ago? Mh, I also hope there's a longplay of Stormlord on Youtube so I can take a look
there is no longplay of stormlord yet on youtube but I will make one soon
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Old 12 August 2012, 17:58   #18
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Damn, right these are all good! I need more free time
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How about the Giger-ish Alien levels in Turrican 1.
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Old 14 August 2012, 20:57   #20
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Unreal has ingame musics but as you can also choose the in-cre-di-ble ambient sfx, i think it deserves to be in this thread.
 
 


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