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Old 17 July 2008, 19:48   #41
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@KG:

>Ah yeah. Heheh.

Not too surprising surely, for Amiga users to be on an Amiga forum?

@all:

My thoughts: these don't take gameplay into account as I have only played Amiga and Lynx versions...

8-bit computer versions (ZX Spectrum, CPC, C64) are all pretty good. SMS one has tinny sound and poor graphics. Lynx version is good. SNES one is the worst version of all, horrible graphics and sound. Megadrive versions are OK. Atari ST version is very poor, if I ever get into an argument with an ST user I will just refer him to your video :-) PC Engine and FM Towns versions quite poor with blurry graphics and mushy sound. Amiga version is the best. I was hoping there was an IBM version to laugh at but they never even tried to bring it to the IBM :-)

About the Lynx version: on your video there are some graphic glitches there. These don't occur on a real Lynx nor on Handy 0.95, so either: (a) they were caused by the recording process or (b) you have used an old version of Handy, or another emulator such as MESS.

Anyway the general idea is good, it would be interesting to see vids of other games which came out on lots of platforms, maybe Bard's Tale or something.
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Old 21 July 2008, 02:19   #42
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Old 21 July 2008, 09:16   #43
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Not a particularly good comparison. The guy who wrote the Atari ST version, it was his first Atari ST title, admitted later that it was crap coding.

Several demo coders produced a tribute to SOTB in the Atari ST Phaleon GigaDemo Beast menu to show what would have been possible.

It doesn't use identical gfx of course, but there are 3 levels with remade music which give you an idea.

You need to find another game, which was first written on the Amiga, which was ported to the ST by guys with talent. Any ideas?
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Old 21 July 2008, 14:25   #44
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Really surprised by the C64 version, amazed by the FM Towns version though!

Still musically the Amiga sweeps the floor of course.
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Old 21 July 2008, 14:50   #45
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Wasn't there some thread where people were claiming that only Amiga fanboys could like the Amiga version the best?

As this video shows, there is good reason to like the Amiga version better than the other ones.. even though the PC Engine and FM Towns versions look good, they have a more 'cartoonish' look than the Amiga version.

The Amiga version just looks and sounds cooler.
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Old 21 July 2008, 14:57   #46
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fm towns and pc engine versions look too narrow screen width. too little time for player to react something. doesn't look much fun.

atari version is sooo sorry it looks like it's even inferior to c64 version.

I have a c64 version on cartridge in mint box, which is one of my most precious collections only if I could play it though ...
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Old 21 July 2008, 15:35   #47
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fm towns and pc engine versions look too narrow screen width.
I think that is the YouTube recording. If you follow the thread through, you'll read that Laffer has deleted a strip on the left&right edges of the FM towns version because they are displayed corrupted in the UnZ emulator.
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Old 21 July 2008, 17:03   #48
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>Ah yeah. Heheh.

PC Engine and FM Towns versions quite poor with blurry graphics and mushy sound.
I assume you talk about the youtube clips. This versions have no blurry graphics or mushy sound.
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Old 21 July 2008, 17:11   #49
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I did not use any filters while recording the games, they should be pixellated.
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Old 21 July 2008, 17:25   #50
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you can use &fmt=18 to remove blur on youtube clips
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Old 22 July 2008, 09:16   #51
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>PC Engine and FM Towns versions quite poor with blurry graphics and mushy sound.

I must admit I have not tried them on the real machines or on emulators, it is just based on watching the AVI.
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Old 22 July 2008, 09:28   #52
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Excellent video. Interesting to hear the different soundtracks of the various ports and I agree, the Amiga version is best, and it should be.
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it is just based on watching the AVI.
AVI? You mean flash?
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Old 22 July 2008, 10:46   #54
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no, he can't watch flash cause he's on amiga. so I guess he means AVI literally (laffer posted links to an AVI version)
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He wanted to watch it on an Amiga?
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Apparently so... although surely he must have a Windows 98 machine in use because he wants to use the EmuControlCentre on it...
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Old 22 July 2008, 13:10   #57
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Yes, I have both. I did try the site on my Windows machine too but it didn't work any better.
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