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Old 13 December 2003, 21:39   #1
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One of the first AMIGA games ever releaswd ???

One of the first games that i remember was a MicroDeal game called " TIME BANDIT"

http://hol.abime.net/?id=1403


HOL says that it was released in 1988. But the title screen says 1985 ???

Mhhhh ????
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Old 13 December 2003, 22:26   #2
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The game dates back to 1983. The ST version would have been released in 1985. The Amiga version was converted a few years later, but the copyright from the ST version remained.

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Old 13 December 2003, 23:22   #3
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Hmmm, the first Amiga games I bought were The Pawn and Marble Madness on the 1st October 1985...
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Old 14 December 2003, 12:28   #4
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Yep, I would say it was one of severins, in the Uk at least, possibly Black Lamp would have also been one of the first as well.

Would be nice to see if anyone does know, Im sure they do..


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I done a quick search and found these for 1985 and none for 84

Mindscape 1985 Amiga OCS
Brataccas *$# Psygnosis 1985 Amiga OCS
Cutthroats * Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Deadline $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Enchanter $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Infidel $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
One On One Electronic Arts 1985 Amiga OCS
Planetfall (Planet Fall) $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Sorcerer Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Spellbreaker $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Starcross $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Suspect $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Suspended $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
The Grail * Microdeal 1985? Amiga OCS
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy *$ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
The Witness Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Ultima III: Exodus * Origin (Banjo) 1985 Amiga OCS
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Zork III: The Dungeon Master $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS

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Old 14 December 2003, 12:41   #5
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Re: One of the first AMIGA games ever releaswd ???

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One of the first games that i remember was a MicroDeal game called " TIME BANDIT"

http://hol.abime.net/?id=1403


HOL says that it was released in 1988. But the title screen says 1985 ???

Mhhhh ????
That was one of the first computer games I ever played. Still got my copy - on C90 cassette for the Dragon 32.
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Old 14 December 2003, 13:22   #6
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erm... wasn't planetfall a conversion to the amiga from some obscure platform like the ST or something? And wasn't realesed 'til 1987 or 1988?
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Most of those Infocom games were later than 1985, looks like whoever did it just used the date Infocom started amiga titles in the US, I don't think there were any Infocom releases until 1986 in the UK.
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Re: Time Bandit; it was originally released in '83 for the Dragon 32 (remember that?) and was by far the best game for the computer.
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Re: Time Bandit; it was originally released in '83 for the Dragon 32 (remember that?) and was by far the best game for the computer.
Nah, Chuckie Egg was the best game for the Dragon. Much oreferred it to the Speccy version.
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Yeah, that WAS a great version. Anyone know of a good Dragon32 emulator? (and game images for that matter)
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Old 14 December 2003, 20:36   #11
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I done a quick search and found these for 1985 and none for 84

Mindscape 1985 Amiga OCS
Brataccas *$# Psygnosis 1985 Amiga OCS
Cutthroats * Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Deadline $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Enchanter $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Infidel $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
One On One Electronic Arts 1985 Amiga OCS
Planetfall (Planet Fall) $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Sorcerer Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Spellbreaker $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Starcross $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Suspect $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Suspended $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
The Grail * Microdeal 1985? Amiga OCS
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy *$ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
The Witness Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Ultima III: Exodus * Origin (Banjo) 1985 Amiga OCS
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
Zork III: The Dungeon Master $ Infocom 1985 Amiga OCS
I'd be surprised if any of those games were released in 1985. The first Amiga magazine, Amiga World, didn't get any games to review until their May/June 1986 issue. In that issue they reviewed One on One, The Seven Cities of Gold, Borrowed Time, Mindshadow, and Monkey Business. Monkey Business may very well have been the only game in that lot that was actually released in 1985. Seven Cities may have been another one. If a game contains files, the dates of exec files or the startup-sequence file can sometimes provide important clues to the year of release.
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Yeah, that WAS a great version. Anyone know of a good Dragon32 emulator? (and game images for that matter)
For Windows, "PC-Dragon" and "T3". For the Amiga, "Dream" (version 1.2 was the last one, I think; runs full-speed on a 50MHz 030). The GP32 has a full-speed Dragon emulator, too, called "GPRoar".

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http://www.smithr.freeserve.co.uk/page5.htm
http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/disk/162/
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Old 15 December 2003, 01:25   #13
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Wasn't Mindwalker one of the first Amiga games?

I seem to remember this being bundled with my Amiga 1000 (in Australia)
 
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Nah, Chuckie Egg was the best game for the Dragon. Much oreferred it to the Speccy version.
The dragon version had a green background!!!! How anyone could play that for any length of time is beyond me!

Incedently, the best version of Chuckie Egg is on the Amstrad CPC. The C64 Version is rubbish as was the speccy version.

Dragon.


Spectrum.


Amstrad


C64


And of course, not forgetting the Amiga version rendered almost unplayable by the background graphics...

Amiga


/me turns sad chuckie egg geek mode off
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The dragon version had a green background!!!! How anyone could play that for any length of time is beyond me!
There was one advantage in having a black and white telly, then.
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The Dragon version may have been greenscreen but it played superbly.
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Old 16 December 2003, 05:38   #17
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I'm not saying it didn't have great gameplay but I know the green screen was enough to put me off!

The spectrum had the usual colour clash problems but I still don't know why the C64 version was so bad though.

The Amiga version has great playability when you can see 'Hen House Harry' but sometimes he just blends into the background graphics. I love the way he turns into a fried egg when he dies though!
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Hmmm, the first Amiga games I bought were The Pawn and Marble Madness on the 1st October 1985...
If you're really absolutely sure about this fact, HOL needs to be changed (at least the MM entry).

What does the team say?
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The dragon version had a green background!!!! How anyone could play that for any length of time is beyond me!

Incedently, the best version of Chuckie Egg is on the Amstrad CPC. The C64 Version is rubbish as was the speccy version.

And of course, not forgetting the Amiga version rendered almost unplayable by the background graphics...
/me turns sad chuckie egg geek mode off
what about the bbc version?? how does that compare??
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Exclamation Re: Re: One of the first AMIGA games ever releaswd ???

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That was one of the first computer games I ever played. Still got my copy - on C90 cassette for the Dragon 32.
Please please PLEASE tell me you can name this game for me; Dragon 32 or 64 game, adventure game, text entry with very basic graphics, you start in a burning building, there's dynamite in the toilet, and if the flames reach it, game over. A later level is set in Paris I think... It's the first game I can ever remember playing, and it's the only computer memory I've been unable to return to under emulation, because I can't remember the fugging name. Tell me you remember it, please!!!

I use MESS for Dragon emulation btw.
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