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Old 22 January 2019, 11:48   #41
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Old 22 January 2019, 14:28   #42
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The hardest game I (almost) completed is Shadow of the Beast. Without cheating, I got all the way to the big toe (twice!) and punched it a few times before dying. After that, I said "f-ck this game!" and didn't play again for years. I only found out a decade later that this.. toe was the "Beast" from the title and the final monster to kill. (a toe?? WTF? how disappointing)

I also completed Faery Tale. That game took weeks to complete. Another bastard of a game was Dune II. The final level was a nightmare. When I was right near the end, the game crashed and I had to do the whole damn thing over again.
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Old 22 January 2019, 21:07   #43
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Have an Amiga history too...

I managed to complete some games without hints/cheating (OK i once wrote a paper letter to a magazine writer, got an useful response )

I remember completing:

EOB 1&2
Champions of Krynn
Death Knights of Krynn
Curse of the Azure Bonds
Wing Commander
Myth
Great Giana Sisters
Cannon Fodder
Chaos Engine
Rainbow Islands

I gave up on Bard's Tale III in Arboria, also on Starflight II, which is an interesting story: i didn't save for a long time, got a powerful shield nullifier, along with an alien operator as a part of my crew. Did something stupid and he commited suicide. ...went on playing something else.

I'm also proud of playing a single game of Krakout on C64 for a whole weekend (100 levels, repeatable).
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Old 23 January 2019, 08:11   #44
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This is an easy one to answer.

Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge (#1).

Anyone who owned it legit knows that in the box, in the manual, was a form you could fill in with the "code" you'd get if you completed the game, and if you sent that in, you'd get your "Lotus Licence".

2 years after originally buying the game......2 years!!!!!!!

I'd stopped trying.

I'd purchased Lotus 2 and 3 and clocked both of those with ease....but beating Lotus 1 on HARD was....well.....HARD!

The day I finally did it, I rang the phone number on the back of the box and checked that they could still issue my "licence".

The girl sounded confused at first, and then eventually said "yes of course".

I send in the form, and a few weeks later received my "licence" which, was nothing more than a photocopied A4 sheet really, with my details added.

I didn't care. It went on the wall!

wish I still had that crappy piece of A4.

I have however recently re-purchased a copy of the game. In box. Looks brand new. Still has the manual, and the form, in the box

Should I send it in again?

I'd argue no other game in all my years of gaming were the same on completion as that day.
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Old 23 January 2019, 14:20   #45
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Should I send it in again?
Obviously, you should!

LazyGamesReviews managed to use a 17-year-old pizza coupon bundled with a game:
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so you should expect your Lotus licence to be delivered (that is of course if you can find where to send the form to nowadays).
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Old 23 January 2019, 19:56   #46
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Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge! Well, my son got a crack and it didn't work at all. Ran Diskdoctor on it and the game ran the first part only. Then ran DiskSalv 1.xx and could get the game to work except some graphical glitches. So I learned a lot about disk fixing! And finally could finish the game winning every track except one which felt impossible to win. And got crazy about driving games buying Lotus II, III, Jaguar etc.
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Old 24 January 2019, 02:56   #47
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Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge! Well, my son got a crack and it didn't work at all. Ran Diskdoctor on it and the game ran the first part only. Then ran DiskSalv 1.xx and could get the game to work except some graphical glitches. So I learned a lot about disk fixing! And finally could finish the game winning every track except one which felt impossible to win. And got crazy about driving games buying Lotus II, III, Jaguar etc.
Yep from memory that last track had NO room for errors. one single bump into another car and there was no way you were going to win.

GREAT times.

Not like games of today.

"Achievement unlocked: You've installed the game!"
"Achievement unlocked: You played the game again today!"
"Achievement unlocked: You remembered to feed the cats today!"
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Old 24 January 2019, 03:05   #48
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Obviously, you should!

LazyGamesReviews managed to use a 17-year-old pizza coupon bundled with a game:
[ Show youtube player ]

so you should expect your Lotus licence to be delivered (that is of course if you can find where to send the form to nowadays).
haha that's gold! (the Pizza).

Well I guess he has an advantage being the company still existed but.....

...and it means I have to re-complete the game AGAIN but.......

"Challenge excepted"
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Old 24 January 2019, 12:38   #49
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Not like games of today.

"Achievement unlocked: You've installed the game!"
"Achievement unlocked: You played the game again today!"
"Achievement unlocked: You remembered to feed the cats today!"
Yeah. I'm currently mentally preparing to get an achievement "finish the game in less than 8 hours" on a game I usually take around 75 hours to "complete".

Good games have good achievements.
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Old 24 January 2019, 13:37   #50
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Not like games of today.

"Achievement unlocked: You've installed the game!"
"Achievement unlocked: You played the game again today!"
"Achievement unlocked: You remembered to feed the cats today!"
You probably didn't get 'Droggeljug' Deponia achievement...
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Old 25 January 2019, 16:34   #51
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Robocop - crap but it was probably the first game I finished, and you only get one life.

Sidewinder was bloody difficult too, and doesn't really have a proper end, it just loops.
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Old 26 January 2019, 20:26   #52
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Mind Walker and Starglider 2 were two I was glad to recently complete.

Mind Walker in particular was kinda funny as I discovered that starting the game at the highest difficulty actually made the game far easier to beat as it lets you complete the game on the first map which is much smaller and easier than the final map you'd get if you started on easy and worked your way through to the end.

For SG2, mapping out the tunnel systems helped cut the time spent in them to a minimum, which was important as the tunnels really sucked. The tunnels were annoying to fly in, both due to the terrible frame rate in them and the way they made your ship slow down constantly, requiring you to repeated push the throttle back up over and over.
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Old 10 February 2019, 04:49   #53
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a few that i can remember from way back then..

Cannon Fodder (the anger this game makes u feel)
Chaos Engine
Gods (4 times on the run before finally dying on 5th run)
Superfrog
Formula 1 Grand Prix ( won championship on ACE difficulty using a zipstick)
Hired Guns
Syndicate (never did the Expansion tho)
Dune 2
Mega lo Mania

probably a few more but memory isnt as good as it once was

bought the recently released "Gods Remastered" on the xbox 1 , which is great, but boy do i suck at it now some 20+ yrs later lol

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Old 10 February 2019, 07:39   #54
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Faery Tale, and it is actually the only Amiga game I ever completed...
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Ok, list is long-ish (not like some of the ppl here though) but the more memorable ones are probably..
*Gunship 2000 (actually completed it several times, but there was this one time I got several Purple Hearts and it felt like I earned it ;-)
*Alien Breed 3d - cool scary monster at the end kept my pulse up..
*AB3d TKG - confusing level design made me happy i actully got all the way..
*Syndicate - Completed it several times but taking that "Atlantic Accelerator" map felt good
*Puzzle/Adventure games usually also feel satisfactory when you finish the,, Star Trek 25th anniversary comes to mind, although I donät recall if I thought that it was actually any hard.
*And then there was the time I won the league in Player Manager without a loss with my custom 2-6-2 tactic :-)

...But when it comes to vertical/horisontal scroller shooters, I suck. I always need cheat codes.;-)
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Old 12 February 2019, 00:33   #56
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bought the recently released "Gods Remastered" on the xbox 1 , which is great, but boy do i suck at it now some 20+ yrs later lol
WHO... thought this was a good look for the game!? Gods: Desastered.
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WHO... thought this was a good look for the game!? Gods: Desastered.



i take it your not a fan?



seems to be either love it or hate it, and im one that thinks its fantastic , can play it with all new graphics or a press on the right stick and you can play in its original form.


to say it was all done by a single guy with the blessing of Mike Montgomery(ex Bitmap Bro) i think it turned out v well.
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Old 12 February 2019, 15:58   #58
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I don't think I've finished a single one to be honest... but some day I hope to finally work through all the levels of Rock'n'Roll and Emerald Mine.
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Old 12 February 2019, 16:45   #59
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i take it your not a fan?
Love it or hate it pretty much defines Gods, there are annual "It rocks! No it sucks!" roast battles right here on EAB

But eh no, I'm not a fan of the graphical style that has been used here. It looks too... Spelunky.
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Never understood why people liked that game. I tried to play it, but it was not my cop of tea....
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