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Old 27 February 2005, 23:58   #1
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Greatest pre-Amiga games not available on Amiga

(...oh great, another "Best of" thread.. but wait, this is slightly different)

What do you think are the three greatest (most fun, still playable today) pre-Amiga (1985 or earlier) games that have never been converted/cloned/copied in any form for the Amiga.


Here's my top 3:

1. Montezuma's Revenge (specifically Atari 800 selectable level version without animated title screen) - I just played this game again with the ACE emulator and it is as fun and as playable as the best of the Amiga platform games. It would have been awesome if they made an Amiga version with more screens and levels to explore while still keeping the "feel" (and non-scrolling). I would have bought a copy for sure back in 1990.

2. Rescue on Fractalus (Atari 800 version is best) - This was amazing for its time and would have looked even better on the Amiga. There are lots of 3D shoot-em-ups on the Amiga, but none where you have to land and rescue guys (who could be aliens in disguise!).

3. Blue Max (not to be confused with the Amiga "Blue Max" flight sim) - This could be considered a scrolling shoot-em-up, but it's more fun than most and would have been one of the best on the Amiga.
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Old 28 February 2005, 00:30   #2
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What about titles that were converted but were very different?

Ghosts 'n' Goblins was one of my favourites on the C64 but the Amiga version is completely different.
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Old 28 February 2005, 04:14   #3
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There were a whole bunch I missed when I first upgraded to an Amiga, now I can't remember most of them...

Off the top of my head:
MULE
Mail Order Monsters
Racing Destruction Set
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Old 28 February 2005, 05:59   #4
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I always think that Truxton deserved to be ported on Amiga...
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Old 28 February 2005, 07:02   #5
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Wonderboy is surely one of those games. If i'm not mistaken, it was never released for the Amiga. Only Wonderboy 2 was.
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Old 28 February 2005, 13:33   #6
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Ladybug... at lest i think it is not on amiga (but if it was, the coin-op was better)
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Old 28 February 2005, 16:31   #7
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1) Lords of Midnight (+Doomdark's Revenge sequel), the classic Speccy + 8-bit title.
2) Monty on the Run, the classic C=64 + 8-bit game.
3) Phoenix (a NEAT version), the classic coin-op.
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Old 28 February 2005, 17:11   #8
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What i have on my mind is Beach Head and Raid over Moskow on C64.
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Old 28 February 2005, 18:16   #9
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... and, although there are similar games on the Amiga...

Knightlore
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Old 28 February 2005, 18:23   #10
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Raid Over Moscow could have been grand.

Some more:

Monty on the Run
Kung Fu Master
Yier Kung Fu
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(bah, put lots of arcade conversions here that got 8bit ports but not Amiga pixel-perfect ports)
Manic Miner
lots of the Konami MSX games like Metal Gear (almost made it...)


Re: Phoenix, there was MegaPhoenix, which ws okayish.
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Old 28 February 2005, 22:04   #11
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1) Lords of Midnight (+Doomdark's Revenge sequel), the classic Speccy + 8-bit title.
2) Monty on the Run, the classic C=64 + 8-bit game.
3) Phoenix (a NEAT version), the classic coin-op.

There is a great PHOENIX conversion for the AMIGA.
Check out MEGA PHOENIC from DYNAMIC.
http://hol.abime.net/2440
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Old 28 February 2005, 23:53   #12
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It's funny someone should mention "Lords of Midnight". I ordered a bunch of free Amiga games including Lords of Midnight - which I had never heard of. When the games finally came, I found that it was a PC game that somebody put in by mistake.

MegaPhoenix can be found here: http://amiga.magix.name/games-whd.php

It doesn't look exactly the same as arcade, but for me it has the same feel.


Hi Amigamancer! Welcome to EAB. (...from Alpha Centauri, eh? I think I know the place... everybody has a giant green head with one large eye, right? )
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Hi Amigamancer! Welcome to EAB. (...from Alpha Centauri, eh? I think I know the place... everybody has a giant green head with one large eye, right? )
Thank you, mr a500
OMG, you have been there!
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Usagi Yojimbo and pitstop
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There's a poor attempt:
http://hol.abime.net/1392
LOL, ThunderBoy.... looks very lame...
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Old 01 March 2005, 11:17   #16
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Blue Max and Yie Ar Kung Fu are two of my favourite amiga games. Pirates of the Barbary Coast too, which was my alternative to Pirates! when I couldn't get hold of that.
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Rastan, it could have been a pixel perfect conversion.
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Wonderboy III, dragonstrap. (my avatar)
Plays a lot like metroid on action RPG steroids.
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Old 01 March 2005, 14:47   #19
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1. Montezuma's Revenge (specifically Atari 800 selectable level version without animated title screen) - I just played this game again with the ACE emulator and it is as fun and as playable as the best of the Amiga platform games. It would have been awesome if they made an Amiga version with more screens and levels to explore while still keeping the "feel" (and non-scrolling). I would have bought a copy for sure back in 1990.
Definitely one of the best games for 8-bit home computers, especially considering the year it has been released (1983). And yes, it is still very enjoyable I think that Atari800 version is the best, but there are some more advanced versions, for example Sega Master System one (1989, fairly improved graphics, it looks a bit strange, but the gameplay is practically the same).
In 1998, Robert Jaeger, creator of original Atari800 Montezuma's prototype (this one with title screen and title music - he sold rights to this game to Parker Bros. and they released the final, stripped-down 16kB version and a bunch of conversions for other platforms) released a "sequel" to MR called Montezuma's Return! (PC only). This game is very good and a bit underrated in my own opinion, it resembles the atmosphere of Montezuma's Revenge. Truly ahead it's time (FPP platform game with beat 'em up elements), but on the other hand - with true-oldschool feeling There is also Montezuma's Return! cartdridge for Gameboy Color, which is very simillar to original Montezuma's Revenge.
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There's a poor attempt:
http://hol.abime.net/1392
That really IS damn poor!
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Wonderboy III, dragonstrap. (my avatar)
Plays a lot like metroid on action RPG steroids.
Isn't Wonderboy III = Wonderboy in Monsterland? Please correct me if wrong I played it on theSMS eons ago and cant remember correctly.
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