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View Poll Results: Who made the best Amiga games?
Bitmap Brothers 17 26.98%
Team 17 2 3.17%
Gremlin 1 1.59%
Ocean 1 1.59%
Lucasarts 4 6.35%
Bullfrog 3 4.76%
Core Design 5 7.94%
Sensible Software 5 7.94%
SSI 1 1.59%
Cinemaware 4 6.35%
Codemasters 0 0%
Psygnosis 12 19.05%
Other 8 12.70%
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Old 10 April 2002, 20:42   #1
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Who made the best Amiga games?

And what are your fave games from these programmers.
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Old 10 April 2002, 20:56   #2
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Hard to decide, but obviously not Ocean

My vote goes to Bullfrog for the sake of powermonger and syndicate but maybe I should have chosen Bitmap Bros.
 
Old 10 April 2002, 21:32   #3
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all but the Bitmaps made a few games i didn't like, so for me the Bitmaps are my favourite
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Old 10 April 2002, 21:35   #4
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How could you ..... WHY ????? YOU FORGOT CINEMAWARE !!! Now Im sad I will go now and cry a bit
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Old 10 April 2002, 22:16   #5
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What about codemaster?????

They made DIZZY (down on your knees. prey.)
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What about codemaster?????
with a name like Dizzy, i thought you'd go with Codemasters...

... they rocked, but i think they did better on the Spectrum and C64

Dizzy on the Speccy was one of my favs
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I always gravitated towards Psygnosis games, although they did not produce all of their games of course, DMA Design I think gets the nod here
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Old 11 April 2002, 00:42   #8
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Hmmmm.

What about:

Reflections
Geoff Crammond
Archer Maclean
Tony Crowther
NOT Teque!
Factor 5
Digital Illusions
DMA Design
Bloodhouse
NOT Arc Developments!
Graftgold
Argonaut
Vektor Grafix
Thalion

.....Ocean? Gremlin?... oh dear!
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Old 11 April 2002, 00:47   #9
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Fields of Vision for Breathless, my all time favourite Amiga game. Then SSI for the Beholders, then.. oh I don't know it's too hard to choose, I think it depends on what mood I'm in!:laugh
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and of course the EOB series was coded by Westwood Studios, now part of E.A.
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Old 11 April 2002, 01:01   #11
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The Bitmap Brothers were consistently brilliant.
There is no choice to be made!
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err, yes sorry, I've missed a couple of them out. Perhaps one of the moderators could add them to the list?

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Old 11 April 2002, 01:37   #13
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Its got to be Cinemaware!!

1. Cinemaware
2. Infocom
3. Sensible Software
 
Old 11 April 2002, 04:38   #14
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OK, I modified the poll a bit. I didn't go too crazy, just a few changes. Can't include evrything. If your vote is for DMA, Digital Illusions, etc., then that can fall under Psygnosis. It's the only practical way with so many good teams out there. I could have added Infocom, but really those were just ports from 8-bit systems, so they really didn't make Amiga games, as good as those games were/are.
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The Bitmap Brothers were consistently brilliant.
they also used lot's of genres, sports, platfrom, top-down shooter etc...

so i stand by my vote...

some of the others suggested stuck only to a couple of genres or made updates of their previous games, the Bitmaps however, brought us lot's of different games and were all made in house
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Cinemaware employed several genres, too. In fact, they even invented the interactive movie-style game!
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Sensible Software and Team 17 are 2 of my 5 fav game-makers ever (The others are Treasure, Compile and Konami, if you're interested )

I really can't pick one between Sensible Software and Team 17 ...

The Amiga is probably the machine with the biggest number of great groups making good games on it.

Now, what's the problem with Teque ? They've made Brutal Sports Football , and if I am not mistaken, they also made Machester United Europe for Krisalis.. they were really crap when coming from 8-bits to 16-bits , but they got a lot better later..

If you want to slag-off a company, slag Alternative, they were by far the worst softwarehouse on Amiga ever ...
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Factor Five (Turrican series) would have been my vote.

I always liked the Core Design games. They seemed to put a lot more effort in their products than most software companies.

The Bitmap Brothers made some good games but they were all essentially Atari ST ports with marginally better graphics and music. I would have liked to see what they could have done if they developed primarily on the Amiga then downgraded the software for the ST rather than developing on the ST and porting to the Amiga with only minor changes.

It's hard to vote for a company like Ocean that seemed to just publish anything they thought would make lots of money regardless of the quality.
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I always loved Lucasfilm / LucasArts adventure games, so my vote goes to them.

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I always liked the Core Design games. They seemed to put a lot more effort in their products than most software companies.
Especially since they came out with a certain female character, which became so famous to even appear in a U2 tour .
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This gets a little mixed up. Some of the company produced games, some only distributed. A company like US gold made very little games (wich manely sucked) but distributed a lot of cool games (SSI, Lucas, sierra etc).
Mayby we should do a poll about wich person made the best games.
I vote for Andrew Braybrook, He ruled ....
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