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Old 02 March 2011, 18:23   #1
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Good Gravity Games?

Might not be the place to post this, but just woundering anyone know of any good gravity games for Amiga, simular to Air Taxi, which is great fun!

I also have Fly Harder on the Cd32 which is not bad but after something more piolting skills than action, was their any moon type lander game for the amiga. Thanks.
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Old 02 March 2011, 18:34   #2
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Gravity Force is great!
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Old 02 March 2011, 18:36   #3
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Gravity Force (I,II), Gravity Power, Turboraketti, Roketz.
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Old 02 March 2011, 19:53   #4
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In my opinion, the best game like Airtaxi is Spacetaxi 3. Up to 4 players can play simultaneously in team or competitive modes and it has just tons of really fun levels.

There's also the excellent Ugh!. Up to 2 players can play simultaneously and it has beautiful graphics. One of my all-time favorites.

The Executioner has great graphics but is also extremely hard.

Then there's Zarathrusta which is also pretty good but again quite hard.

The PD Game Fleuch 2 is also a lot of fun. It is very similar to the original Thrust on the C64.

Concerning multiplayer competitive games, Mayhem and Bratwurst come to my mind, but there are a lot more (see previous posts).


On other systems:

Exclusively on Atari ST, there's the excellent Oids. Sadly the scrolling is jerky. What a bummer .

On NES, there's the great Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship.

On Genesis, there's Sub-terrania, which looks good. I don't really like to play it all that much. It feels weird to me.

On PS3, there's Gravity Crash.

On PC, there is the nice Thrust Extreme, as well as
the excellent but extremely hard Gravitron 2. Gravitron 1 is also great. There's also a Thrust remake in Blitzbasic called Thrust Deluxe, but I've never tried it out.

On C64, there's the two awesome cult classics that started it all: Space Taxi and Thrust. Thrust has keyboard control only, but that makes the controls very tight.
Well, there's also an official sequel to Thrust, Thrust 2, but I think it sucks. Thrust 2 is actually a totally different game on CPC and Spectrum compared to C64. However, even on those machines it still completely sucks.

One could also argue that games like Virus/Zarch, Zeewolf 1 and 2 and V2000 fall into the same category, because the player constantly fights against gravity. Those are 3D games though, and as such they feel quite different to me.
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Old 02 March 2011, 20:35   #5
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My favorite are Fly Harder,Space Taxi 3 and Gravity Force,R3 is very good too.

Any fan of gravity games should play to flywrench:

http://messhof.com/flywrench/

it's free.

soon new levels...

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Old 02 March 2011, 21:29   #6
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You can list Thrust clones in the HOL here.
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Old 03 March 2011, 05:44   #7
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Any fan of gravity games should play to flywrench:

http://messhof.com/flywrench/

it's free.
Wow! Great game, thanks for the link!
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Old 03 March 2011, 09:50   #8
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rocketz was great, though it might be two player only?
http://hol.abime.net/1274
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Old 03 March 2011, 10:35   #9
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rocketz was great, though it might be two player only?
Yep, two player only. Guess we should add Turboraketti to HOL as well.
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Old 03 March 2011, 21:20   #10
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WOW guys, thanks for the list will start playing them, specially Space taxi 3, I just happend to play Air Taxi the other day, and thought it was a great game and thought I'd have a look for other gravity game out on the Amiga, dd'nt think to look under thrust. So thanks.

Another fun game kind of simular to this was Jet Strike, I had a go of that today, forgot about the silly cheese music on the Cd32 version.
[ Show youtube player ]
drop the Bomb.

Any way thanks for your help guys.

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Sky Cabbie comes to mind. Either you love it, or you hate it

A less known one (which actually does NOT deserve the "good" rating, but that's IMHO) is Decton:
http://hol.abime.net/298

Control can be a nightmare, though, especially when played on an emulator. I had more fun on the real thing with this one...
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Yep, two player only. Guess we should add Turboraketti to HOL as well.
i played alot of rocketz.. you can have a CPU player... so yes its 2 player, but player 2 can be human or cpu
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Just had a look at Space Taxi 3 and Air Taxi, both absolutely terrible compared to the original!

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In my opinion, the best game like Airtaxi is Spacetaxi 3. Up to 4 players can play simultaneously in team or competitive modes and it has just tons of really fun levels.
Gameplay of Space Taxi 2: [ Show youtube player ] You can find game in the Zone, you need hard drive to play.
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Old 21 October 2012, 00:54   #15
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Gameplay of Space Taxi 2: [ Show youtube player ] You can find game in the Zone, you need hard drive to play.
I am pretty sure part 3 is exactly like part 2, but with more levels. Well, here is the link to Space Taxi 3
http://aminet.net/game/misc/spacetaxi3.lha

I think Space Taxi 3 is not terrible at all. Ok, it looks a bit ugly. But in contrast to Air Taxi, it actually contains a ridiculous large number of levels, some of them very fun and original, with moving parts, etc... Also in contrast to Air Taxi, it runs in smooth 50 fps, even on an unaccelerated A1200. And with more than one player (up to 4 players simultaneously), it is sooo much fun!
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Compared with the original C64 version...yes, Space Taxi 3 and Air Taxe are crap, gameplay-wise.
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Old 21 October 2012, 11:22   #17
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I'm playing for the first time Phoenix Fighters,perhaps the best one on Amiga:

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=844922&postcount=15
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Old 30 October 2012, 11:43   #18
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Gravity Power
http://hol.abime.net/5284

StarWoids, though is only a demo of 3 levels, is abosolutely awesome
http://www.amigareport.com/ar222/p5-6.html
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Hell Eagle 2.1 is an arcade retro game in style of C64, Amiga or Atari ST. It's a funny gravity game with three levels. Your duty is to rescue the little waving men from platforms where you can land your Eagle.
But beware of the canon balls that shoot at you and don't let you catch by other evil beings. Be skillful and don't collide with the cave walls or land to fast! The great music is from Kevin MacLeod.

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R3 The Art Of Rocketry

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