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Old 04 May 2015, 16:59   #1
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What is the technically most impressive A500 game?

What do you think? Which game makes the most out of the A500 hardware? I always thought that the parallax scrollers of Mr Nutz and Turrican III were quite the bomb. Also the general speed of Mr Nutz and the end of level bosses which seem to be zoomed in realtime were really impressive so my bet would be that it doesn't get any better than Mr Nutz and Turrican III, from a technical achievement point of view. Of course the gameplay in Nutz becomes a bit monotonous because of the endless number of huge levels, but technically it is my best A500 game.

What do the coders here think? What's the number 1 A500 game in terms of technical achievements?
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Old 04 May 2015, 17:14   #2
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Cytadela/Citadel, running in a stamp sized window...
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Old 04 May 2015, 17:21   #3
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I always fond the Psygnosis titles to be top notch graphically and musically, but not necessarily game wise.
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Old 04 May 2015, 17:35   #4
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for me it's BosCar http://hol.abime.net/846 and Lionheart http://hol.abime.net/894
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Old 04 May 2015, 18:11   #5
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elfmania, shadow fighter and lionheart

edit: mr nutz, kid chaos and Jim Power too!

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Old 04 May 2015, 18:19   #6
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Old 04 May 2015, 19:26   #7
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Brian the Lion, Ruff'n'tumble come to mind right off the bat.
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Old 04 May 2015, 19:42   #8
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Jim Power (not AI wise tough).
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Old 04 May 2015, 21:27   #9
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Unreal - zooming sprites
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Old 04 May 2015, 21:37   #10
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for me it's BosCar http://hol.abime.net/846
Really? It looks awful.
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Old 04 May 2015, 22:19   #11
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for me its Ambermoon. Although without HD a little bit annoying to play its cool to see it running on an A500
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Old 04 May 2015, 22:25   #12
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Predictable vote for Lionheart. Thalion at the top of their game, squeezing eveything out of the 500 it had. And for once, there was actually a playable Amiga platformer under the flashy graphics.
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I would say the first game I thought pushed the A500 and astounded me with amazement was Stardust. Amazing pre-rendered sprites that move fluidly. Then there's the mind-blowing 3D sequences...
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Lionheart, Apidya, Ambermoon. Ruff'n Tumble? Great game, but it hurts my eyes in 25fps (or less).
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And exploding dinosaurs!

There is really quite a lot going on there.
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I would say the first game I thought pushed the A500 and astounded me with amazement was Stardust. Amazing pre-rendered sprites that move fluidly. Then there's the mind-blowing 3D sequences...
Yep i also agree with this choice, those lighting effects on the asteroids are awesome and overall this game take the amiga to new highs.

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Old 05 May 2015, 00:50   #18
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I was very impressed by Agony, back in the day .

Dragon's Lair I, also, looked incredible! (graphic wise, not game wise, of course)
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Brian the Lion, no doubt, no question.
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Old 05 May 2015, 02:38   #20
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Brian the Lion, no doubt, no question.
Brian the lion? It does not look so great. Ive heard there is some copper trick thingie going on but does that make it visually appealing. there's an awful lot of shades of brown...
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