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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 11 April 2002, 11:29   #21
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Thumbs up Core Design

If I look back to my 'original Amiga-days' I have spent most time at games published by Core Design. They have published high quality games in almost every genre that was available: RPG, Racing, Platform, Adventure and so on. Add to this some classics like Rick Dangerous, Chuck Rock and Heimdall and Core definitely get my vote.

Thalion, Cinemaware and Psygnosis are good runner ups.
I have never understood why everyone ever hails Team 17. Sure, their games had lots of depth and pushed the Amiga to its limits, but I found their games always 'clinical' -I cannot find another word for it.

My contender for 'Worst softwarehouse -ever' is Free Spirit Software. They produced rubbish like Sex Vixens from Outerspace and Bravo Romeo Delta -but maybe this is for a possible Worst-softwarehouse -thread.
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Re: Core Design

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My contender for 'Worst softwarehouse -ever' is Free Spirit Software. They produced rubbish like Sex Vixens from Outerspace and Bravo Romeo Delta -but maybe this is for a possible Worst-softwarehouse -thread.
LOL!!! I agree. Free Spirit games were abysmal. Not a good one in the bunch that I can recall. Awful graphics, amateurish programming, even their product catalog in the boxes was a mere foldover leaflet printed with a cheap home printer. And even their boxes were crap with even crappier art. Two thumbs down!
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If you want to slag-off a company, slag Alternative, they were by far the worst softwarehouse on Amiga ever ...
They had their fair share of rubbish, but at least it didn't resemble bad shareware like Free Spirit. And they actually did put out some decent games (Suburban Commando, Dalek Attack, and Dinosaur Detective Agency). But they did release a lot of crap. I guess their thinking was that it was justified because it was budget. Imagine knowing you ran a company that was going to release budget games and only seeking software that was below par...hehehe!
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Old 12 April 2002, 06:04   #23
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I think Dalek Attack and Suburban Commando are utterly crap..... never played the other one..

I think I never played a game by free spirits ..
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Sensible software is defeniatly the best game makers. Since i was that young when amiga was at the top and sensible were so late are those the only one i remember.

How about:
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Best Amiga games company?

This is a hard choice..
Cinemaware was a fantastic one.. They put so much detail in their games. Think of Wings.
Psygnosis: They taught the world what Amiga was capable of doing with their innovative graphics and multiple scrolling levels. Think of Shadow of the Beast
Team 17: Quantity and quality. Think of Worms.
Anco: Kick Off 2! The best two player game in the history of mankind since Adam shagged Eve.
And many more that I can't remember at the moment (Microprose?).
However, my vote goes to LucasArts, not only they created the best adventures but unlike Sierra they pushed the Amiga to its limit instead of caring for the PC versions only and producing ugly and slow titles. (Space Quest 4, ick)
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guess it comes as no surprise that I voted for LucasArt
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I should beat you to a pulp for not including Microprose, maker of B 17 Flying Fortress and Grand Prix.
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Originally posted by Frederic I should beat you to a pulp for not including Microprose, maker of B 17 Flying Fortress and Grand Prix.
B-17 was ok Fred, but their best release was Civ by far
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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..

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Yeah Manchester United Europe! I grab my avatar in the options menu!

Don't forget Italian Simulmondo
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I will just never find a game I enjoy as much as Xennon2!
Except maybe Beneath a Steel Sky
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Old 06 August 2002, 09:48   #31
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Psygnosis, et al... Shadow of the Beast (best looking anyway)
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That was a tough one but I voted LUCAS ARTS
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This was difficult for me too, but in the end the answer was always going to be the Bitmaps.

Their games were just...something else. They took it levels that noone else could. So many of their games are now in the Amiga canon.
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Just had to vote with time spent playing the games - close choice between Civ, Populous and Settlers.

In the end it just had to be the one game that STILL gets me switching the A4000 on, cranking up the speakers and playing just one more time, and that's Settlers. Stopped playing GTAIII last night, went upstairs and decided to have a quick 1/2 hour before going to bed... god I'm sad

Populous still holds the lenth of time for one sesh at 11.5 hours - started 6pm, and a couple of hours later.... checked the clock to see 5:30am!!!! but settlers aint far behind (8.5 hours) and Civ's up around 7 - 8 hours.
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