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Old 17 February 2003, 17:37   #1
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Cool Amiga->Game Boy Advance Conversions

Righty. Next month I will be purchasing the totally awesome looking Game Boy Advance SP. The Platinum one seems to be the only decent looking version. I'll have to start saving up though so I hope I'll be able to get one when it is launched here in the UK next month I think. Anyway I want to buy as many handheld "Amiga" conversions as I can get my grubby little mits on. I'd like you guys to list as many GBA Amiga conversions as you can think of and also provide a link to the review of that game on the superb Pocket IGN website: http://pocket.ign.com so I can see what it's like. I'd also like to see GBA games that resemble old Amiga classics in some way.

The first game in the list will be the excellent looking Soccer Kid:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/376/376421p1.html

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Old 17 February 2003, 19:44   #2
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Theres a rather nice conversion of Speedball2 on the GBA. It was converted by the now dead Crawfish and this game seems to be quite rare (Ive only ever seen one copy and snapped it up straight away) so it may be hard to find.

This isnt a pocket.ign review, its a review by me.

http://www.freewebz.com/thesanctum/Speedball2.htm

GBA review at bottom of screen.
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Old 17 February 2003, 21:26   #3
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Looks like you can buy both of these on Amazon. Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...869051-7875661

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...869051-7875661

Incedentally I've been having a look at this game. It almost resembles Turrican. It's the fantastic Metroid Fusion:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/377/377060p1.html

This has to be one of the best games I've seen for the GBA so far. It's outstanding. I'll definitely be purchasing this when I get my GBA SP.

Damn. I found this piece of news on Pocket IGN:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/359/359498p1.html

It looks like Crawfish were also developing coversions of some Bitmap Brothers classics:

Gods
Magic Pockets
The Chaos Engine

I really hope these projects get picked up by another developer.

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Old 17 February 2003, 21:34   #4
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Wings

I've found another Amiga conversion. The superb looking Wings:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/385/385589p1.html

Developed by Crawfish & Cinemaware.

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Theres also a GBA game featuring a mix of the tables from both Pinball Dreams and Fantasies although i dont know what its called.
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Old 17 February 2003, 21:48   #6
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Defender of the Crown

Yet another Amiga conversion. This time it's that great Cinemaware Amiga classic Defender of the Crown:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/375/375928p1.html

Also developed by Crawfish & Cinemaware.
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Old 17 February 2003, 21:51   #7
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The Three Stooges

Here is the final Cinemaware/Crawfish collaboration. It's the quite old Amiga game The Three Stooges:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/357/357085p1.html

Developed by Crawfish & Cinemaware.
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Old 17 February 2003, 21:57   #8
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Question Hardcore Pinball?

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Theres also a GBA game featuring a mix of the tables from both Pinball Dreams and Fantasies although i dont know what its called.
The game you mention might be Hardcore Pinball. I don't think it's been released yet.

Each of these tables are GBA recreations of pinball tables released on the Amiga several years ago.

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/378/378892p1.html

http://mediaviewer.ign.com/ignMediaP...rdcore+Pinball
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Old 17 February 2003, 22:19   #9
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Eye of the Beholder

This list of Amiga->GBA conversions is growing quite rapidly.

The great Amiga classic Eye of the Beholder has also been released for the GBA. Although this conversion looks quite different to the Amiga version. It's a little too cartoony and colourful for my liking:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/366/366934p1.html

Despite Pocket IGN not actually having a review of the game you can buy it from Amazon. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...869051-7875661
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Old 25 February 2003, 18:06   #10
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Some nice games coming for GBA, will for sure get one of those

Another more recent Amiga title coming to the GBA is the GTA clone Payback, Great game!

Payback
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Old 25 February 2003, 18:36   #11
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I see IK+ is coming to the GBA (Ive lost the link though)
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Old 25 February 2003, 19:41   #12
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Desert Strike Advance

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I see IK+ is coming to the GBA (Ive lost the link though)
I'm unable to find this on Pocket IGN. It could be good though.

The next Amiga game for the GBA is the classic Desert Strike. It's now known as Desert Strike Advance:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/361/361292p1.html

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Old 25 February 2003, 21:20   #13
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IK+ is already out for the GBA and it's absolute GARBAGE.
Check out my "GBA awful developments" thread
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Old 25 February 2003, 21:40   #14
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actually the game you are referring about is International Karate Advanced, not to be confused with IK+

IK+ for gba is a complete port of the amiga version!
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Yes Akira you got that one wrong - This is a straight port of IK+, with a couple of sound bugs i've found - besides that its snap!
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Why did they release that IK Advance piece of poop then?
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Old 25 February 2003, 22:33   #17
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No idea but I played it (well tried to) and yes I agree it sucks huge poop.

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Manic Miner is also out, and thats is a load of shoddily programmed pile of pants!

Anyway, surely the GBA game you should all be eagerly awaiting the most is SWOS !! (PLUG PLUG PLUG PLUG!)



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Old 13 April 2003, 21:03   #19
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The Lost Vikings

I've not entered any new GBA games on this thread for a while. Righty then.

Here is a new GBA game which is more of a SNES conversion than an Amiga conversion but still. It was an Amiga game and so makes the list. It's the classic Amiga platformer called The Lost Vikings:

http://pocket.ign.com/articles/392/392044p1.html

Developed by Mass Media and published by Blizzard.
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actually the game you are referring about is International Karate Advanced, not to be confused with IK+

IK+ for gba is a complete port of the amiga version!
The GBA port of the Amiga IK+ is an exclusive to Game/Electronics Boutique/whatever they're called this week. As everyone else has said, it's the best game on the GBA. The best Amiga port, anyway. Ignoring the odd collision detection problem and some inexplicable slowdown on the attract sequence.
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