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Old 27 November 2007, 23:35   #1
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Speedball 2 Tournament Released on Steam ($35.95)

So the sequel to Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe was released on Steam and to stores in Germany.
I'll be buying mine soon but I was wondering, who in the Amiga community is anticipating it?
Kotaku has said that there was no need for a sequel (proven by Speedball 2100?)

I really hope it's a success, perhaps we'll see other classic game franchises upgraded for the new generation. Online speedball should be fantastic.



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Old 27 November 2007, 23:53   #2
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What I don't understand is why they don't do a port of Speedball 2 with an online mode - forget all this 3D nonsense.
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Old 27 November 2007, 23:53   #3
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If it is not 3D it wont sell!!
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Old 28 November 2007, 00:00   #4
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If it is not 3D it wont sell!!
Yup typical bloody marketing mentality.

Worms nearly didn't get released on the PS1 because it wasn't 3D!
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Old 28 November 2007, 00:56   #5
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Yup typical bloody marketing mentality.

Worms nearly didn't get released on the PS1 because it wasn't 3D!
Yeah. The PS1 wasn't that good at doing 3D either, especially if they wanted to do 3D destructible environments it would've been pretty much impossible. Worms was good in 2D and 3D but my favourite was the first game.

It would be awesome to have steam releases of Speedball 2, Chaos Engine 2, Z, etc with online play. Not like the terrible release iDSoftware made.
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The graphics are quite bad in new version
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Old 28 November 2007, 09:53   #7
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Isnt Speedball2 ported to Xbox360 and about 8 on Xbox Live Arcade? Dont have a 360 but I am sure I read that somewhere?
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Old 28 November 2007, 10:22   #8
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Isnt Speedball2 ported to Xbox360 and about 8 on Xbox Live Arcade? Dont have a 360 but I am sure I read that somewhere?
Your quite right! I know people that are playing it
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Old 28 November 2007, 11:33   #9
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Yeah. The PS1 wasn't that good at doing 3D either, especially if they wanted to do 3D destructible environments it would've been pretty much impossible. Worms was good in 2D and 3D but my favourite was the first game.

It would be awesome to have steam releases of Speedball 2, Chaos Engine 2, Z, etc with online play. Not like the terrible release iDSoftware made.
Er, 3D was the PS1's trump card over the Saturn, the Saturn was king of 2D stuff
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. Worms was good in 2D and 3D but my favourite was the first game.
Worms was CRAP in 3D !! As i have said before, some games work in 3D and some games don't. Worms is a game that does NOT translate well to 3D.

Why does EVERYTHING have to be 3D !?!?!?. Oh thats right, i forgot.. the braindead masses aren't impressed by anything else.

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same as Lemmings 3D (not Lemmings Revolution which was good game, but it was not in full 3D)
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same as Lemmings 3D (not Lemmings Revolution which was good game, but it was not in full 3D)
Exactly! Thats another fine example
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Worms was CRAP in 3D !! As i have said before, some games work in 3D and some games don't. Worms is a game that does NOT translate well to 3D.
I actually enjoyed the 3D version.

My gf bought it as a gift when it was bundled with a one of the daily newspapers over here since she knew I was fond of the Amiga version (I would never buy one myself). Was a bit sceptical at first but it grew on me (especially when I got to grips with the controls). Not a bad game.
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I totally hate the 3D version, its simply not fun anymore. The old Worms is still fun in multiplayer mayhem
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedba...uxe_%28XBLA%29
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sod buying an xbox, or playing a 3d version....

i just play the amiga version online with kaillera!

shame there isnt a better option for emulator-sharing built into winuae itself
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Old 29 November 2007, 11:36   #17
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I think it looks pretty good...have to see if it plays well.
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Old 29 November 2007, 12:10   #18
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If anyone wants to play the 360 live version online let me know, just downloaded it. playing it in original mode. The crowd sound effects kind of get on your nerves after a while. Its good that you can switch back and forth from 3d to original midgame.
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Old 29 November 2007, 12:37   #19
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If anyone wants to play the 360 live version online let me know, just downloaded it. playing it in original mode. The crowd sound effects kind of get on your nerves after a while. Its good that you can switch back and forth from 3d to original midgame.
This would be the only reason why i would buy an Xbox 360. To FINALLY beat THB at Speedball 2.

Next years convention will be a MUST for us to have a 2 player bout on Speedball 2 for at least a couple of hours.
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Old 29 November 2007, 16:37   #20
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Looks good but what? Who needs all those 3D hyper super cool nonsenes when we have originals? All I want is some kind of World of Speedball 2, just like SWOS. Career mode and leagues in different countries etc. With original Speedball 2 look!

Dont get me wrong, this one is maybe good game but why all of those classic titles has to look like they do? 3D, brand new engine and so on.
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