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Old 05 July 2016, 21:18   #101
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I dunno, folks. I was blown away by BoneCruncher, and still play it today - replayability is massive with that game.

Also recently been playing a lot of StarGoose which is a great little vertical shmup/collect 'em up.

And what about PTC? I would challenge anyone to come up with a better centipede clone - and the music is just sublime.

Both games are one-disk affairs.
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Old 05 July 2016, 21:23   #102
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Also recently been playing a lot of StarGoose which is a great little vertical shmup/collect 'em up.
Yeah, just recently added this to my WinUAE collection. Pretty good

...need to try out BoneCruncher and PTC; thanks for the suggestions
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Old 21 August 2016, 10:13   #103
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Wow-factor seeing this thread still in action!

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Old 29 August 2016, 13:44   #104
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A lot of incredible games in 1 disc !
Without thinking and just following immediatly what tells my mind, i would say Pang PAL, Snow bros (the fixed Galahad version in 1 disc is incredible), Turrican 2, B.C Kid, Speedball 2, IK+, Z-out, Arkanoid PAL, Battle squadron PAL, Kick off 2 competition version, Defender by Ratsoft, Prince of persia, Zarathrustra, Rodland, Robocod (an exploit to fit all in 1 disc, and all loads in 1 time only, so it is like a cartridge game !!!).

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Old 31 August 2016, 00:13   #105
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I dunno, folks. I was blown away by BoneCruncher, and still play it today - replayability is massive with that game.

Also recently been playing a lot of StarGoose which is a great little vertical shmup/collect 'em up.

And what about PTC? I would challenge anyone to come up with a better centipede clone - and the music is just sublime.

Both games are one-disk affairs.
Superior Software the kings of the acorn electron and bbc micro published Bonecruncher. The electron was my games machine until i got my amiga 500 in about 1990.

So many great games from Superior.
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Old 29 December 2016, 23:36   #106
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Old 30 December 2016, 01:06   #107
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IMHO Frontier.. I know it came with 2 disks but the game was on one disk.
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Old 30 December 2016, 03:29   #108
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IMHO Frontier.. I know it came with 2 disks but the game was on one disk.
I only ever played a cracked version, pretty sure it only came on one disk. I honestly can't say which is the best (i.e. most fun to play) one disk game as there are so many to choose from. But for best (i.e. most technically impressive) one disk game I also vote for Frontier. With every single star in the milky way galaxy represented how did David Braben fit all that information on a single disk? Did he use some kind of procedural generation like Antony Crowther used for the levels in Captive?

Come to think of it perhaps my vote for best one disk game should go to Captive. IMO it's one of the best classic dungeon master style RPG's. There's certainly a LOT of gameplay to be had with theoretically 65,535 levels, although I understand a bug in the level generation causes a mission to be uncompleteable at some point FAR into the game. Needless to say I never hit this wall, although I think I gave up playing after rescuing the Trill (the "Captive") about five times.
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Old 30 December 2016, 10:06   #109
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I only ever played a cracked version, pretty sure it only came on one disk. I honestly can't say which is the best (i.e. most fun to play) one disk game as there are so many to choose from. But for best (i.e. most technically impressive) one disk game I also vote for Frontier. With every single star in the milky way galaxy represented how did David Braben fit all that information on a single disk? Did he use some kind of procedural generation like Antony Crowther used for the levels in Captive?
The core systems were hardcoded (earth, Lave etc) along with most of the visible stars in our night sky. The rest of them were named and placed procedurally with a (very) rough spiral galaxy algorithm. Aside from that handful of real - and those taken from the original Elite - stars, none of the rest of them actually exist.

It was a bloody incredible feat, one has to admit that.
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Old 30 December 2016, 12:11   #110
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Ok, I've decided to update the list posted by iddqd with the votes after his post:

In the following list I'm going to add my preferences that are: "Prince of Persia", "Stunt Car Racer", "Lotus 2" (my favorite is the first one, actually, but I vote for the sequel since it has the full-screen single player mode), "Dynablaster", "IK +", "North & South" and "PP Hammer" ... there are honestly too many to list ...

I've also removed from the list "Another World" and "X-out" since accordingly to HOL they are in 2 disks.

This is the ranking so far:

13 Turrican II
11 Frontier
11 Lotus II
8 Speedball 2
7 Dynablaster
6 Captive
6 Pang
6 Rodland
5 Battle Squadron
5 Rainbow Islands
5 Stunt Car Racer
4 B.C. Kid
4 IK + aka IK International Karate +
4 James Pond 2 - Robocod
4 Marble Madness
4 Prince of Persia
3 Dungeon Master
3 Hybris
3 Kick Off 2
3 Midnight Resistance
3 New Zealand Story
3 North & South
3 Parasol Stars
3 Snow Bros
3 SWIV
2 Bonecruncher
2 Bubble Bobble
2 Faery Tale Adventure
2 Head Over Heels
2 Naughty Ones
2 P.P. Hammer
2 Qwak
2 Starglider
2 Toki
1 Action Fighter
1 Archon
1 Arkanoid
1 Arkanoid Revenge of Doh
1 Arnie
1 Bard's Tale II
1 Boulder Dash
1 Bubble Ghost
1 Buggy Boy
1 Carrier Command
1 CarVup
1 Defender
1 Deluxe Galaga
1 Ebonstar
1 Elite
1 Emerald Mine
1 Escape From Colditz
1 F / A-18 Interceptor
1 Firepower
1 Flood
1 Fuzzball
1 Giana Sisters
1 Golden Axe
1 Great Courts 2 aka Pro Tennis Tour 2
1 Hudson Hawk
1 Hunter
1 Interphase
1 Jimmy Whites Snooker 3D
1 Jumping Jackson
1 Kid Gloves
1 Megaball AGA
1 megablast
1 The Mercenary: Escape from Targ + The Second City
1 Mercenary II: Damocles
1 Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis
1 Micro Machines
1 NZS
1 One on One
1 Pool
1 Populous
1 Projectyle
1 PTC
1 Rock'n Roll
1 Shanghai
1 Silent Service
1 Sensi Soccer
1 Spell Bound
1 Spindizzy Worlds
1 StarGoose
1 Super Hang-on
1 Super Off-Road
1 Switchblade II
1 Technocop
1 Turrican
1 Uninvited
1 Warhead
1 Wizball
1 Wings of Fury
1 Wizzy's Quest
1 World Cup 90
1 Yogi's Great Escape
1 Z-Out
1 Zarathrusta

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Old 30 December 2016, 12:25   #111
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I don't think I've voted. I would love to say Turrican II But my heart goes to Dungeon Master.
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Old 30 December 2016, 12:33   #112
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I don't think I've voted. I would love to say Turrican II But my heart goes to Dungeon Master.
You can vote for more than one game... feel free to copy and paste the list adding your choice(s)... I think that it is great to have the list up to date, I'm going to try a few titles listed above that I had never heard about before... only Amiga makes it possible (even in 2017!!!).
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Old 30 December 2016, 12:45   #113
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Speedball 2
Rainbow Islands
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Old 30 December 2016, 13:03   #114
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What about X-Copy & Cyclone? You just needed a 'Save' disk!
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Old 03 January 2017, 09:34   #115
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@liviux76 Great, thanks!
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Old 03 January 2017, 16:21   #116
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Silkworm was a pretty fun single disk game, better than the arcade game it was ported from. Good 2 player memories
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Old 03 January 2017, 16:46   #117
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Bard's Tale or Bard's Tale II. Both amazing gems.
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Old 03 January 2017, 17:52   #118
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@liviux76 Great, thanks!
You are welcome... and you certainly did most of the job!
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Old 04 January 2017, 16:21   #119
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Old 04 January 2017, 17:59   #120
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Ok, time for a new update with the latest votes:

14 Turrican II
11 Frontier
11 Lotus II
9 Speedball 2
7 Dynablaster
6 Captive
6 Pang
6 Rainbow Islands
6 Rodland
5 B.C. Kid
5 Battle Squadron
5 Stunt Car Racer
4 Dungeon Master
4 IK + aka IK International Karate +
4 James Pond 2 - Robocod
4 Marble Madness
4 Prince of Persia
3 Hybris
3 Kick Off 2
3 Midnight Resistance
3 New Zealand Story
3 North & South
3 P.P. Hammer
3 Parasol Stars
3 Snow Bros
3 SWIV
2 Bard's Tale II
2 Bonecruncher
2 Bubble Bobble
2 Faery Tale Adventure
2 Head Over Heels
2 Naughty Ones
2 Qwak
2 Starglider
2 Toki
1 Action Fighter
1 Archon
1 Arkanoid
1 Arkanoid Revenge of Doh
1 Arnie
1 Bard's Tale
1 Boulder Dash
1 Bubble Ghost
1 Buggy Boy
1 Carrier Command
1 CarVup
1 Defender
1 Deluxe Galaga
1 Ebonstar
1 Elite
1 Emerald Mine
1 Escape From Colditz
1 F / A-18 Interceptor
1 Firepower
1 Flood
1 Fuzzball
1 Giana Sisters
1 Golden Axe
1 Great Courts 2 aka Pro Tennis Tour 2
1 Hudson Hawk
1 Hunter
1 Interphase
1 Jimmy Whites Snooker 3D
1 Jumping Jackson
1 Kid Gloves
1 Megaball AGA
1 megablast
1 The Mercenary: Escape from Targ + The Second City
1 Mercenary II: Damocles
1 Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis
1 Micro Machines
1 NZS
1 One on One
1 Pool
1 Populous
1 Projectyle
1 PTC
1 Rock'n Roll
1 Shanghai
1 Sensi Soccer
1 Silent Service
1 Silkworm
1 Spell Bound
1 Spindizzy Worlds
1 StarGoose
1 Super Hang-on
1 Super Off-Road
1 Switchblade II
1 Technocop
1 Turrican
1 Uninvited
1 Warhead
1 Wizball
1 Wings of Fury
1 Wizzy's Quest
1 World Cup 90
1 Yogi's Great Escape
1 Z-Out
1 Zarathrusta

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I've considered both your choices.
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