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Old 07 January 2008, 18:38   #1
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Amiga - DOS versions - give me some examples

I want to make a video comparing DOS versions of old games to Amiga versions and I need a list of games where the Amiga versions are far superior to DOS version. This shouldn't be too hard as almost all old games are better on the Amiga but I need a definite list where the differences are huge.

So please, if you have some very good examples, please post them

Now, this video won't be as technical as that awesome Amiga/Atari video as I don't know how to check for resolutions and colors and all that.. it'll simply be gameplay clips from the same areas in the DOS and Amiga versions of the games.
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Old 07 January 2008, 18:41   #2
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This is pretty easy, select DOS games from 1986-1990, i.e. try Defender of the crown or Falcon.
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Old 07 January 2008, 18:42   #3
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I like the sound of this idea!

Many Americans were PC gaming DOS freaks, so such a vid comparison would be great on YouTube. The comments would be interesting.

A good place to get comparisons would be searching Home of the Underdogs for Amiga games...

http://www.the-underdogs.info/
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Old 07 January 2008, 18:54   #4
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Ok, I'll get things started:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=1080

StuntCar Racer.

Oh yeah, and before Keropi jumps in, NO TURRICAN II COMPARISONS!!!
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Cool, downloaded StuntCar Racer. Also downloaded It Came from the Desert which is FAR superior on the Amiga.

Oh and Rick Dangerous as well.

EDIT - I need more suggestions though! I want examples where the Amiga version is not only better but a lot better
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Old 07 January 2008, 19:16   #6
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It's hard though! I was all Amiga back then, so we need someone who has PC gaming experience around the 1989 period.

Not a huge difference, but I bet the PC version was 16 colours:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=405
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Old 07 January 2008, 19:20   #7
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StarGlider:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=1908

perhaps even StarGlider II:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=1908

Captain Blood:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=168
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Old 07 January 2008, 19:26   #8
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Wings Of Fury:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=2272
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north and south looks like real piss at the PC

http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/262
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It's hard though! I was all Amiga back then, so we need someone who has PC gaming experience around the 1989 period.
I have the same problem, I've only played the Amiga versions of most old games.

But thanks for all the suggestions so far! North & South - I remember playing that for PC long ago and it was crap.
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space crusade

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=1016

aaaand extase never thought they would have guts to port this ! looks really miserable when compared to amiga not to mention the missing game music (which was awesome)

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=1931
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There are a lot of 8-Bit conversions for PC/Amiga. The miggy versions are mostly average, some good. But a lot of 8-bit PC ports are CGA/EGA crap with PC-speaker sound.
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There are a lot of 8-Bit conversions for PC/Amiga. The miggy versions are mostly average, some good. But a lot of 8-bit PC ports are CGA/EGA crap with PC-speaker sound.
Yeah, let's find those crappy ones!

Of course, many newer PC games will still have had rubbish sound too.
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Three Stooges:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=1154
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Try Last Ninja DOS vs Ninja Remix Amiga.
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OMG!!!!

Look at this crap:

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=96

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=2371

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?gameid=97
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I want to make a video comparing DOS versions of old games to Amiga versions and I need a list of games where the Amiga versions are far superior to DOS version. This shouldn't be too hard as almost all old games are better on the Amiga but I need a definite list where the differences are huge.
But remember not to be biased and take under consideration all the Sierra games (4 parts of Larry, 6 parts of King's Quest, 4 part of Space Quest, 3 parts of Police Quest).
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I think there was a dodgy screenshot of the PC version of Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja in a thread recently...
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Winter Games was in CGA iirc Looked way worse than on C64.
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Old 07 January 2008, 20:12   #20
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But remember not to be biased and take under consideration all the Sierra games (4 parts of Larry, 6 parts of King's Quest, 4 part of Space Quest, 3 parts of Police Quest).
I will not include any of those - these are horrible ports and could have been done so much better! Unlike a lot of old PC games which could not have been done better because of the fact that EGA cards were standard back then and soundcards were a luxery.
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