|12 January 2004, 10:31||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: The Hague / The Netherlands
Addiction compilation - which games?
In 1994 The Software Business released a compilation called Addiction. It featured 25 pd games. CU Amiga reviewed the compilation and mentioned some games (see review below).
The review also had screenshots of Centipide, Columns and Battleship clone.
For the sake of completeness, does anyone know which other games are featured in this compilation?
They've been fairly quiet for the last couple of years, but now The Software Business are back with a vengeance, starting with Addiction, a collection of 25 games that show Amiga gamers exactly where their favourite games came from, and tracing the evolution and growth of computer games from Pong through to Frontier. All the games on here have been seen on the public domain market before, but I have to admit, it was quite entertaining and thought provoking to sit down with these faithful re-creations of the games that made the games industry.
All the games you would expect to see are here on Addiction, from Space Invaders to Pacman, taking in Breakout, Tetris, Berzerk, Missile Command, Battleships, Centipede and a superb version of Defender. If you can't spot some of your favourites in here, I'd be very surprised indeed.
Of course, £26 for games that are essentially free may seem a lot to most people, but that is before I mention the luscious 48-page manual that gives you the entire history of games, along with details of how these games have shaped the world. For the first time, you can read full instructions to many of these games and leave the booklet happy in the knowledge that you at least understand why games like Pacman were so addictive, even if they pale a little in comparison to something like Dynablaster.
Like any collection of games, you are going to get some duff titles. Games like Fruit Salad and Monaco might as well have been left off, and I would have liked to have seen a faithful conversion of Battlezone, but you can't have everything. Games like Missile Command and Jeff Minter's exceptional Berzerk inspired Llamatron are well worth getting hold of, and if you don't have most of these games already in your collection, then this is a package well worth investing in.
|27 June 2004, 16:26||#2|
I've found this download site for old Dynablaster (PC version):
LINK REMOVED - SCAM
Last edited by CodyJarrett; 27 June 2004 at 16:32. Reason: The supplied link was to a scam website
|27 June 2004, 16:31||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2001
That Dynablaster link leads to a scam website which charges a subscription fee to download files (from Home Of The Underdogs, I believe).
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