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Old 10 August 2009, 18:13   #81
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I pick those things in an english mag richard, a preview in depth page.

Are you not remembering those or did the magazine faked ?
Memory's are coming back so maybe I did, but mag's used to bend what we said and change bits as all reporters do - but its believable. The Amiga version was a hybrid of Megadrive and Coinop.

The reference to x2 16 colour palettes wasn't anything dynamic, the screen was 32 colours, 5 planes (same as all other games I did) but all the graphics were 16 colour 4 plane (from the ST). So to take advantage of the Amiga's 32 colours the backgrounds were re-coloured with their own 16 colour palette. Effectively the back 4 planes were background and the front 4 planes foreground blittered sprites (I think ).

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hidden gore in arcade version: http://dreamandfriends.com/2010/05/1...very/#more-199
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Old 09 January 2011, 11:44   #83
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Old 09 January 2011, 11:52   #84
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Really? Could you describe why do you like Amstrad version?
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Old 09 January 2011, 17:09   #85
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Sure!

It has great gfx and music, the controls are good and the gameplay is pretty fast.
IMO this is the best 8-bit version.
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Old 09 January 2011, 17:32   #86
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Sorry viddi, this is CPC fanboy talk. The viewable screen is way too small, horrible scolling, tiny sprites etc. Nice graphics for a 8-bit version though.
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hum hum, this sound C64 FANBOISM too to me, the c64 versions has nothing for it aside the great music it boast !
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Have i mentioned the C64 version? Which is the best version? So, cleary the Arcade and Mega Drive versions, no doubt.
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I found the Mega Drive and Arcade versions to be better than any other platform.... I've never played the 256 colour PC version though.
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Here's the image Rebel posted a few years back which seems to be gone from the server it was on now.

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A screenshot doesn't prove playability though.
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Exactly, a screenshot doesnt say much about the playability, the framerate, moves and so on. Actually I think the amiga version is 'overcoloured' compared to the megadrive's, which comes much closer to the arcade version in colour, animation and speed.
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Arcade version is still the best, next is megadrive (very close to original) and amiga (very good conversion).
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As you can see in MegaDrive version enemy have bunch of flowers and zombie-like skin tone.
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to me it's obvious, I prefer Sega Genesis' version to Amiga rendition. Around 1992 used to play both of them and figured out that better color palette wouldn't make up ridiculous single fire button controls and loading times for me. Frankly, I don't really like arcade titles ported to Amiga as I find most of them done in sloppy manner by low budget dev teams.
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Sorry viddi, this is CPC fanboy talk. The viewable screen is way too small, horrible scolling, tiny sprites etc. Nice graphics for a 8-bit version though.
He he.

You donīt need smooth scrolling in this game.


Actually, you wonīt find fanboyism in this vid:
[ Show youtube player ]

...so check it out!
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Why? I already know that these 8-bit versions aren't good. So i don't care if the CPC, ZX Spectrum or C64 version is the best amongst them.
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Because the 8-bit wars are entertaining.
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to me it's obvious, I prefer Sega Genesis' version to Amiga rendition. Around 1992 used to play both of them and figured out that better color palette wouldn't make up ridiculous single fire button controls and loading times for me. Frankly, I don't really like arcade titles ported to Amiga as I find most of them done in sloppy manner by low budget dev teams.
Most of arcade conversion are indeed total crap but Golden Axe is actually quite good just like Toki or Pang.
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Then:

1. Arcade
2. Amiga
3. Mega Drive

Now:

1. Arcade
2. Mega Drive
3. Amiga

Don't know why I enjoyed the Amiga version most back then - maybe because I was the only one with a Mega Drive?

As for the colour palette, I've noticed that a lot of Arcade conversions over-saturate the colours on home ports. I hate that.
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