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Old 29 June 2002, 12:38   #1
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Venturing into AGA land

Since I discovered Amiga emulation (WinUAE) I have spent all my time collecting all the games I ever owned on my real A500.
Now I want to see where the Amiga went next. I never owned an AGA machine apart from a CD32, which was mainly used for straight ports of 16Bit games (in my experience).
Can you recommend me your favourite AGA games please.

My fave genres are:

Platform
Shoot em up
Adventure (Monkey island etc)
Puzzle
or anything if its good enough

I also heard there is an AGA version of Cadaver, is this true? and if so wots the difference?
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Old 29 June 2002, 14:25   #2
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Mostly avoiding good games which were the same on AGA as on ECS, here are some suggestions:

Platform
Aladdin AGA
Bubble And Squeak AGA

Shoot em up
Alien Breed 3D 1 AGA
Banshee AGA
Gloom AGA
Guardian AGA
Jetstrike AGA
Overkill AGA
Super Stardust AGA
T-Zero AGA

Adventure
Blood Net AGA
Legends AGA

Puzzle
Bograts AGA
Morph AGA

Other
Capital Punishment AGA
Pinball Illusions AGA
Roadkill AGA
Sabre Team AGA
Shadow Fighter AGA
Slamtilt AGA
Subwar 2050 AGA
TFX AGA
Worms: The Director's Cut AGA
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Old 29 June 2002, 18:59   #3
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Cadaver

There is no AGA version of this game.
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Old 29 June 2002, 19:40   #4
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It's an RPG but go for Ishar III AGA
 
Old 29 June 2002, 20:43   #5
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On the paltformer side, I'd add marvin's Marvellous Adventure (oldschool fun!) and Zool 2 AGA.

Shmup-wise, also try Uridium 2, its got some extra thingies for AGA users
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Old 30 June 2002, 00:28   #6
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Take some LSD and play Trolls AGA (AGA in this case would mean Amiga Game on Acid)...
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Old 30 June 2002, 02:59   #7
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Take some LSD and play Trolls AGA (AGA in this case would mean Amiga Game on Acid)...

mmmmmmm....L......S.......D.......hehehe
 
Old 30 June 2002, 06:21   #8
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Shadow Fighter got an AGA version for it? I would love to see it, the GFX was already pretty good in the ECS version (and I readed they only used SIXTEEN colours for speed sake, thus each character could have only EIGHT colours...)

Also, I remember Data disks would be released for Shadow Fighter. to get extra fighters... but I bet this was never released , huh ?
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Old 30 June 2002, 15:43   #9
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How could anyone forget that CD32 classic Dangerous Streets! Commodore always knew how to pick the right games for their s/w bundles!
What about Sim City 2000 & Star Trek 25th Anniversary Ed. ,they're AGA games.
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Old 30 June 2002, 21:05   #10
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Simcity 2000 crawls like a pig with 4 prosthetic legs on anything but a decent 040 processor.
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Old 01 July 2002, 00:21   #11
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You must mean like a pig trying to find the last 2 of it's prostetic legs in a tarpit Akira.
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Old 01 July 2002, 06:09   #12
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Yes, that is a more accurate description, thanks Drake
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Old 04 July 2002, 02:57   #13
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Happy Some more AGA games

Why not try...

Flink: Nifty platform romp. Pretty pretty, too.
Genetic Species: FPS in a Doom stylee.

This next lot are more recent, and are all still for sale. All require some processor oomph and extra memory on real Amigas. I mention them because many folks probably won't have heard of them, and therefore would not otherwise buy them. And because they are cool AGA games.

Aqua (Myst-like adventure)
Bubble Heroes (Bust-a-Move clone)
Foundation (RTS)
Land of Genesis (Shooter)
Napalm (RTS)
Payback (GTA clone)
Tales from Heaven (Cute little Mario64-esque affair)
Wasted Dreams (Arcade adventure)

I personally recommend Guardian (as listed by Cody) above all others. It rules. Defender in 3D. And it is not too difficult, to counter the claim most folks seem to make about it. They're just rubbish at it.
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If flink isn't for sale any longer, could anyone post it to the zone? Isn't in tosec and not on jambo and couldn't find anything but a lot of cheats, and 1 site with a HDF file for it. If there is a disk version I'd like to get my hands on it.
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Old 18 July 2002, 02:56   #15
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Flink

Definitely not for sale any more, as it was published by Psygnosis in 1994.

I am not aware of an A1200 floppy disk version - AFAIK the game was CD32 only. The controls make good use of the CD32 pad, so a joystick-based version would most likely have made for problematic key-prodding. Perhaps someone can confirm/correct.

I have the original on CD32. Amiga files only seem to take up 1.44mb of the CD - the 17 audio tracks run for 44 minutes, though!

Hope this info is of some use, Drake.
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Old 18 July 2002, 03:16   #16
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Shoot em up wise, I'd go with Banshee. I think all the bugs in the display have been worked out, am i right Andreas?
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Old 18 July 2002, 11:22   #17
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Thanks Blackcornflake. So no Ripped version exists with joystick patched?

I know that both Oscar and Alfred chicken had CD32 rips where they mapped the 2nd button to a key on the keyboard. In oscar it's the button to activate the menu I believe they mapped it to TAB. In Alfred chicken in the bonus level where you had to shoot stuff you had to use joypad button 2, luckily they made it possible to use space.
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Old 18 July 2002, 12:41   #18
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Much better trying out Super Stardust, Fred. I find Banshee to be just an okayish 1942 copy.
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There is a world apart between those two though. Stardust is the good fun with classic asteroids, while Banshee is (as you said) a 1942 clone with fairly good graphics.
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Old 18 July 2002, 16:08   #20
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Flink (again)

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Thanks Blackcornflake. So no Ripped version exists with joystick patched?
Unable to give a definitive answer. I have the original, so I have never looked for it! I will endeavour to do so though.
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