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Old 03 October 2017, 04:57   #1
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Amiga Format: Blitz Basic competition games

Hi all,

I have an archive of (presumably most of) the Amiga Format Blitz Basic competition games.

This does not include the Worms prototype - I have no copies of this. I'm also not sure if there are other games entered into the competition that are not in this archive.

Of the 29 entries that I do have, 19 of them don't appear to be online in any form, and at least 1 (Apple Jack) seems to be different from the version that is online. All of them I've managed to get working, though for some of them I've made some slight hacks (non-ascii filenames etc). Some even include source code, and two of them are utilities (a database app and a tracker app).

Title screenshots from all the games are here and my notes spreadsheet about all of the games is here


I'd love to be able to dump all of the games that aren't otherwise available - however it's been pointed out that permission should be sought from the individual authors to do that.
  • For anything that I've listed as not being available online, please let met know if it already is (so we won't need to seek permission) and I'll update the spreadsheet.
  • Otherwise - is anyone willing to seek out the authors and ask permission where possible?

If you're interested in helping out with the project (or if you'd like a copy for archiving purposes) please send me a PM, cheers.

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Old 12 October 2017, 11:38   #2
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2 Play

I'm going to start posting videos of them every day or so.

2Play by Stuart McAllister:

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Old 13 October 2017, 03:50   #3
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Aardvark

Aardvark by Andy Chandler.

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Edit: It was pointed out on the Commodore Amiga facebook group that it's seemingly a port of the C64 game "Oil's Well"

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Old 13 October 2017, 22:17   #4
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Ardware

Ardware by the Cookie Cut Cousins (Mark Lucas, Ani Ashley, Teresa Lucas)

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Old 13 October 2017, 22:53   #5
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Edit: It was pointed out on the Commodore Amiga facebook group that it's seemingly a port of the C64 game "Oil's Well"
Yes! More like a clone.
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I love Oil's Well! This looks cool.

How did you get a hold of these games by the way?
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Old 13 October 2017, 23:49   #6
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Thanks for uploading! Never seen any of these games before.

Some others might worth to check out are the games submitted by readers. These games can be found on the "readers games" drawer on the Amiga Cover CD:s.
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Old 14 October 2017, 01:54   #7
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@Akira ah yes, "clone" is more accurate.

They come from an Acid Software HDD backup (where I got Sibwing and the source code for Gloom from).

@hipoonios no worries!

Hmm.. you know, I don't believe there's a longplay for Sibwing online. Would you be interested?

http://aminet.net/package/game/demo/sibwing
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Shame you can't find the original Worms! I didn't know it was made in Blitz :O
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Old 14 October 2017, 14:15   #9
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Blitzeroids by Andrea Doimo

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Aardvark by Andy Chandler.

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Edit: It was pointed out on the Commodore Amiga facebook group that it's seemingly a port of the C64 game "Oil's Well"
Which in itself is a clone of the arcade game "Anteater"... check it out on MAME, it's rock hard
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Which in itself is a clone of the arcade game "Anteater"... check it out on MAME, it's rock hard
Ah, that makes sense! I think the competition was meant to be for games that were in some way based on coin-ops.



Bullitproof by Dave McGlashen. I sucked pretty hard at this one heh.

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Old 17 October 2017, 11:04   #12
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Crystal Kingdoms

Crystal Kingdoms by Lee Wilkie

This one is a standout! The controls are slightly awkward but it's very well polished. It seems this is the shareware edition but neither shareware nor full have been released to the public.

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Crystal Kingdoms by Lee Wilkie

This one is a standout! The controls are slightly awkward but it's very well polished. It seems this is the shareware edition but neither shareware nor full have been released to the public.

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That looks awesome! Reminds me of Gordian Tomb on the C64, one of my favorite games.
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Agreed

...is the full version available anywhere?
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...is the full version available anywhere?
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I'd love to be able to dump all of the games that aren't otherwise available - however it's been pointed out that permission should be sought from the individual authors to do that.
[...]
If you're interested in helping out with the project (or if you'd like a copy for archiving purposes) please send me a PM, cheers.
PM the man, archiver
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That reminds me of Rick Dangerous a little bit. Looks good.
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...but hold on; from earok's post it seems to be the shareware version:

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Crystal Kingdoms by Lee Wilkie

This one is a standout! The controls are slightly awkward but it's very well polished. It seems this is the shareware edition but neither shareware nor full have been released to the public.

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Crystal Kingdoms reminds me Superfrog, thanks for these uploads.
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...but hold on; from earok's post it seems to be the shareware version:
So we're on a hunt for a full version now? Exciting
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Crystal Kingdoms reminds me Superfrog, thanks for these uploads.
I immediately thought exactly the same. I haven't played it yet tho. Looks a very nice game.
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