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Old 21 October 2019, 18:20   #81
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Don't be silly man; it's just one article...

What the difference between some kind German person doing this for you or me doing it via the scan?
I'm joking man....coming right up.


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Old 21 October 2019, 18:26   #82
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To call the quality of gambling halls implementations on the Amiga "mixed" is still flattering. High time for a perfect adaptation!

Hero of the World in Tecmo's Platformer "Rygar" is a well-built barbarian of the same name. Armed with a throwing shield and a circular ax, they march through the predominantly horizontal-scrolling climes and set bizarre creatures aside: for example, from the air-attacking demons and biting worms that drilled out on the ground. Run, jump with fire buttons stakkato animals and occasionally collect extras. That was enough for enjoyable hours in the arcade in 1986 and still entertains us quite well on the Amiga today, as the ever-new opponent package brings plenty of variety in the midst of various scenes. In addition, the responsive control has grown at a very high speed, especially when using a 2-button stick. You have to be frustation resistant, because every opponent contact ends fatally.

Graphics, music and sound match the original of 1986. That certainly does not bring out the best of AGA Amigas, but what matters is: The Amiga implementation is top. Neither parallax scrolling nor attackers jerk or twitch, even at high enemy density, and the flow is right. Compliment to coder Graeme Cowie and his comrades. Incidentally, it is an unauthorized and thus semi-legal implementation, which the creator wisely spread only via free download. A tryout costs nothing.

Mostly a Google translation. I'm too lazy for a proper translation.
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Mostly a Google translation. I'm too lazy for a proper translation.
Well, certainly not the worst review of Rygar I've had this week. hahahah
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Here you go, just run through the online translator:

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Die Qualitat von Spielballen-Umsetzungen auf dem Amiga als ,,durch wacbsen" zu bezeichnen, das ware wohl noch ge scbmeichelt. Hochste Zeit fiir eine perfekte Adaption!

Held der Welt in Tecmos Ac tion-Jump-' n'-Run ,,Rygar" ist ein gutgebauter Barbar gleicben Namens . Mit Wurf schild und Kreiselaxt bewaff net marschiert er durch vor-wiegend horizontal scrollende Gefilde und raumt skurrile Kreaturen beiseite: zum Bei spiel aus der Luft attackie rende Damonen und sich aus dem Erdboden herausboh rende Beillwurmer. Laufen, springen, per Feuertasten Stakkato Getier platten und gelegentliche Extras sammeln, mehr hat so ein Barbar nicht zu er]edigen. Das reichte 1986 fur vergniigliche Stunden in der Spielhalle und unterhalt

uns noch heute auf dem Amiga recht gut, da das stets neue Gegner-Arrangementinmitten verscbiedener Kulissen aus reichend Abwechslung mit bringt. AuBerdem ist die reak tionsschnelle Steuerung dem generell sehr hohen Tempo gewachsen, vor allem bei Ein satz vom Zwei-Buttons-Stick fur optimales Sprung-Hand ling. Frustresistent muss man halt sein, dajeder Gegnerkon takt fatal endet.

Grafik, Musik und Sound entsprechen demOriginal von 1986. Das holt sicher nicht das Beste aus AGA-Amigas heraus, aber entscheidend ist: Die Amiga-Umsetzung ist top gemacht. Weder Parallax scroJling noch Angreifer ru cken oder zucken, auch nicht bei hoher Gegnerdichte, und der Flow stimmt. Kompli- 1nent an den Coder Graeme Cowie und seine Mitstreiter. Ubrigens bandelt es sich um eine unautorisierte und da mit halblegale Umsetzung,

die der Schopfer k1ugerwe1se nur via Gratis-Download ver breitet. Probespielen kostet aJso rux. (rl)
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I was honestly a bit shocked when I saw the 73% for Rygar in the magazine.
Should have at least been above 80 imho.

It's easily among one of the Amiga's top 3 releases this year.
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I was honestly a bit shocked when I saw the 73% for Rygar in the magazine.
Should have at least been above 80 imho.

It's easily among one of the Amiga's top 3 releases this year.
I'll see what Retro Gamer gives it - that's what counts for me.
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I was honestly a bit shocked when I saw the 73% for Rygar in the magazine.
Should have at least been above 80 imho.

It's easily among one of the Amiga's top 3 releases this year.
100% agree

...but you know why regarding the scores / ranking, I already mentioned in the reason in post #71

I'm positive if we were to run a poll here on EAB then the situation between the 2 games would be reversed.
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There a a few things where i don't know how to translate them, so i fixed the text instead. Should give better results with google-translate


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Die Qualitat von Spielhallenumsetzungen auf dem Amiga als ,,durchwachsen" zu bezeichnen, das wäre wohl noch geschmeichelt. Höchste Zeit für eine perfekte Adaption!

Held der Welt in Tecmos Action-Jump-'n'-Run ,,Rygar" ist ein gutgebauter Barbar gleichen Namens. Mit Wurfschild und Kreiselaxt bewaffnet marschiert er durch vorwiegend horizontal scrollende Gefilde und räumt skurrile Kreaturen beiseite: zum Beispiel aus der Luft attackierende Dämonen und sich aus dem Erdboden herausbohrende Beillwürmer. Laufen, springen, per Feuertastenstakkato Getier plätten und gelegentliche Extras sammeln, mehr hat so ein Barbar nicht zu erledigen. Das reichte 1986 für vergnügliche Stunden in der Spielhalle und unterhält uns noch heute auf dem Amiga recht gut, da das stets neue Gegnerarrangement inmitten verschiedener Kulissen ausreichend Abwechslung mit bringt. Außerdem ist die reaktionsschnelle Steuerung dem generell sehr hohen Tempo gewachsen, vor allem bei Einsatz vom Zwei-Buttons-Stick für optimales Sprunghandling. Frustresistent muss man halt sein, da jeder Gegnerkontakt fatal endet.

Grafik, Musik und Sound entsprechen dem Original von 1986. Das holt sicher nicht das Beste aus AGA Amigas heraus, aber entscheidend ist: Die Amiga-Umsetzung ist top gemacht. Weder Parallax scrolling noch Angreifer rucken oder zucken, auch nicht bei hoher Gegnerdichte, und der Flow stimmt. Kompliment an den Coder Graeme Cowie und seine Mitstreiter. Übrigens handelt es sich um eine unautorisierte und damit halblegale Umsetzung, die der Schöpfer klugerweise nur via Gratis-Download verbreitet. Probespielen kostet also nix. (rl)
EDIT: Retro-Nerd was faster with his translation.

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100% agree

...but you know why regarding the scores / ranking, I already mentioned in the reason in post #71

I'm positive if we were to run a poll here on EAB then the situation between the 2 games would be reversed.
Whey hey! Like a Game of 2019 poll?
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Whey hey! Like a Game of 2019 poll?
Yup, we could do that... someone needs to provide me with a list of all 2019 games releases though, as I'm too busy to compile myself
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Yup, we could do that... someone needs to provide me with a list of all 2019 games releases though, as I'm too busy to compile myself
errr.

Reshoot-R
Worthy
Bridge Strike
Pong 4K
Rygar
Skill Grid
Tiger Claw
Tales of Gorluth
Matchic
Star Quake
Power Glove Reloaded

Probably a few others... (I know Alpha One is hast just about finished HERO)

Cuba 1898
Black Dawn Rebirth (Apparently finished)
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what an awesome year!
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what an awesome year!
Indeed... next year will be even better... lots of games in the works.

Tiny Little Slug... this game I just realised that their author "slamy" was the guy who got the hi-score on Rygar and won the boxed edition. That game looks superb.

Hyperborea... also looks excellent.

I best raise my game.
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You should be really pleased. 2 of the best arcade ports ever released on amiga!

You are making ocean france look bad!
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Big grin

no Coco Banana in the list then?
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Yes, Rygar is a very good (if not a perfect port). But the game itself in 2019? I can be very repetitive at times and isn't aged well, compared to other Arcade games. Come on, 73% isn't that bad. Personally i would rate it probably between 75-80, mabye 78% or something.
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I suppose it depends if one likes the original arcade or not. As a conversion, it's near perfect, so more than 90% for sure in that aspect. As a game, with all the aspects factored in, it'd still be near 90% for me personally, especially with all those extras mcgeezer has put in!
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Well 90% would be insane. This is something we'd expect from UK mags in the 80s. Well if this specific Rygar port would have been a commercial release in, let's say 1992/93 for AGA, it would've probably got something between 80-85% here in Germany.

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errr.

Reshoot-R
Worthy
Bridge Strike
Pong 4K
Rygar
Skill Grid
Tiger Claw
Tales of Gorluth
Matchic
Star Quake
Power Glove Reloaded

Probably a few others... (I know Alpha One is hast just about finished HERO)

Cuba 1898
Black Dawn Rebirth (Apparently finished)
"Tales of Gorluth II - The Legacy of the Travelling Magician"; I think that was released last year or the one before. You're thinking about "Heroes of Gorluth"

It's a good start but there are more than what you've listed above; off the top of my head:
  • Celtic Heart
  • JetHunt
  • Landfill
  • Lumberjack Platform
  • River Raid Reloaded
  • Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon [Atari ST conversion]
  • The Kiwi's Tale [AGA] [Windows conversion]
  • Trap Runner
  • Zerosphere Collector's Edition

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