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Old 24 April 2005, 12:23   #61
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How could I forget most of the A2600 titles? River Raid and a sequel to Keystone Kapers would have been great . Also Beamrider (which you could of consider an A2600 version of Juno First)
"Project 1" is a good river raid type game on amiga, well I remember it being good with really smooth scrolling. Not the river raid, but close.


I liked the Rebelstar and Shadowfire games from the spectrum, Amiga got laser squad I suppose. and the excellent shareware Act of War. BTW Did anybody ever see a full version of Act of War anywhere, it was supposed to have a level editor ?

might as well ask
has anyone got anymore suggestions for turn based strategy games like the above for amiga or any of the old consoles or computers ? I can't get enough of them.
sorry to go of topic abit.
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Old 17 September 2010, 05:10   #62
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Old thread, timeless games.

Here are some 8-bit games I would have liked to have seen Amiga ports of:

- Rescue on Fractalus, Ballblazer and Koronis Rift from LucasFilm on the Atari 800 series. All included advanced 3D or pseudo-3D effects which made them stunning on an 8-bit machine. Amiga ports of all 3 would have been awesome.

- Labyrinth by LucasFilm on e.g. Commodore 64 (the direct precursor to Maniac Mansion, combining text and early graphical adventure features).

- Getaway! from the Atari 400/800 series. A shockingly-advanced 4-way scroller from 1982 with a HUGE map, reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto.

- The Repton series from Tim Tyler/Superior Software on the BBC Micro (I believe this got an Acorn Archimedes update). A unique Boulderdash-style series with its unique approach to puzzles (more cerebral than most similar games).

- Special Delivery on the Atari 800. What could be more fun than playing Santa and avoiding curious kids?

I'm sure there are more.
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Old 17 September 2010, 05:55   #63
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Krakout (Arkanoid clone) on the C64 and Kings Valley 2 (platform/puzzle) on the MSX2.
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Old 17 September 2010, 07:54   #64
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Skate or Die on C=64!!!!

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Old 17 September 2010, 08:40   #65
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Old 17 September 2010, 08:53   #66
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Am I the only one who noticed the whole "pre-Amiga" thing? Most of these games were released after 1985.

Anyway, my choices:

Choplifter, Karateka, and The Oregon Trail, on the Apple II

Combat!, on the Atari 2600

Attack of the Mutant Camels, Blaster, Fort Apocalypse, Spelunker, Zeppelin, and the Lucasfilm/Atari "fractal trilogy", on the Atari 800

Dragon's Den, Raid on Bungeling Bay, Space Taxi, and the Forbidden Forest games, on the C64

Atic Atac, Deathchase, I, of the Mask, and Jetpac, on the ZX Spectrum

Argo Navis, on the CPC

Gradius, Joust, Robotron, and lots of other arcade games that I can't remember at the moment.
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Am I the only one who noticed the whole "pre-Amiga" thing? Most of these games were released after 1985.
Nope, but it doesn't say if it's meant to be year or system. Don't know if it really matters anyway.
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Old 17 September 2010, 09:09   #68
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Nope, but it doesn't say if it's meant to be year or system.
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pre-Amiga (1985 or earlier)
Looks like a year to me.

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Don't know if it really matters anyway.
I don't think so, but I'm a stickler for details. Sorry.
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Ah, missed that line in the first post. Well, at least my two games are from 1987, which is the year the A500 was released... yeah, lame excuse
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pre-Amiga or post-Amiga I love Creatures 2
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I agree with Rescue on Fractalus and another lucas arts game Eidolon, the Atari 8 bit was a really nice machine pitty it was so under developed for over here.

Also I would love to have seen fort apocolypse, bruce lee, zorro, beer belly burts brew biz, the goonies, conan the barbarian and probably loads more that will probably start coming to me randomly now through out the day.
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pit stop 2 (c64)
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the Atari 8 bit was a really nice machine pitty it was so under developed for over here.
In a sense the Amiga was the spiritual heir of the Atari 8-bit series. Many of the team behind the Atari 8-bit hardware were also behind the Amiga. Unlike the Atari ST, which had a more minimalist chipset to provide a cheaper platform for the then-new 16-bit 68000 CPU (and MIDI support for musicians), the Amiga had a sophisticated custom graphics and audio chipset which was effectively the direct evolution of the Atari 800.

It's a pity Rescue on Fractalus never made it to the Amiga. It would have been hugely impressive at the time.
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Old 22 September 2010, 21:49   #74
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Cyclone (Spectrum)


A helicopter "hostage rescue" game with awesome playability.

Gyruss (Arcade)


One of my favorite arcade shoot'em ups by Konami.
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Beach Head 2 was pretty impressive on the c64, Way of the Exploding Fist, Knightlore and Sabrewulf on the Speccy. I was especially fond of Jet Set Willy as well but I'm not sure if that counts because of the several PD amiga conversions out there.
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Old 24 September 2010, 15:43   #76
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Tail of Beta Lyrae

if you've not heard of this gem, dig out an A8 emulator and give it a shot. The music and sound are underrated as well, one of my faves.

Also - would've loved to see an updated version of Drol - another 8-bit favorite of mine.
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I keep contemplating buying an old 8 bit atari but it would need to have a disk drive as even by tape loading standards the atari had to be the slowest.
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Atari 8-bit have turbo systems for tape drive and you need to wait only few seconds.
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Or you can get a Sio2PC and not have to worry about disks, or drives. Streaming images off your computer to the A8. It's how I do it, and makes any disk swapping take seconds instead of minutes.

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