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Old 09 October 2021, 21:26   #21
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Hm, I found it quite manageable by switching the grey (air) and green (ground) missiles quickly and frequently. The biggest grioe I had was that the numbered keys for that were too far from the fire button. Just reachable, although I have fairly large hands.
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Old 09 October 2021, 23:04   #22
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Dang, I love Raptor! Great game, with a great soundtrack. One of the first games I had after I had switched from my A600 to my first PC back in 1997. When I played it back then I could never go further than Wave 2 or 3 of the Bravo Sector.

I should try it again, I really liked the shop/upgrade mechanic! The only other game I can think of right now that has a similarly satisfying upgrade mechanism is Disposable Hero for Amiga. Xenon 2 had something similar, but I remember not liking it because of how stingy the game was with the money enemies dropped.
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Captive on the Amiga comes to mind with a good shop, but that's not a shooty mctooty
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Old 16 October 2021, 11:53   #24
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Another week has passed, we have Captain Dynamo (unknown jump'n'run from Codemasters which came way too late to still be appropriate) and Hugo's House of Horrors (widely beloved shareware adventure in Sierra style).
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  • Hugo II: Whodunit? has Hugo's girlfriend trying to rescue him for a change
  • Hugo III: Jungle of Doom! goes back to the roots of Penelope playing the damsel in distress
  • Dune, I guess, is the most played classic game these days. It holds up very well!
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  • Get Witchy! was our contribution to the weird Helloween craze
  • Woolly Jumper is a nice indie jump'n'run on the C64
  • 1869, upon revisit, unfortunately remained as merciless and overrated as ever
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url=https://www.goodolddays.net/game/id%2C184/Dune.html]Dune[/url], I guess, is the most played classic game these days. It holds up very well!
To this day one of my favorite game soundtracks together with Lost Eden. Classic music, slightly less classic gameplay.
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Old 20 November 2021, 09:41   #28
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Latest coverage:
  • Sven Bømwøllen – according to my colleague, a famous freeware game from around the turn of the millenium (although it completely passed me by)
  • War Wind – at the time, lauded to bring a new direction into the so-called real-time strategy genre; although it actually didn't
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  • War Wind – at the time, lauded to bring a new direction into the so-called real-time strategy genre; although it actually didn't

I remember playing demo back in the day, but somehow never got this game. I did get Dark Colony that was out around that time, or bit later. Thank you for review and reminder.
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I loved War Wind 2 back in the day, even if I didn't know what I was doing I could play Warcraft 2 et similia with no issues, but War Wind 2 always had a certain layer of obscureness to its UI.

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Dark Colony fascinated me almost equally as much. I could never find it for sale around here (nor I could find War Wind 2, which I only got much much later), so I only ended replaying the demo over and over
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Just checked, both are archived. I still have original CD for Dark Colony, Warcraft 1 & 2, Age of Empires 1 & 2, C&C and Z. Warcraft and AoE I had multiple sets due to sales and add-ons.

But still to this day - my favorite RTS is Total Annihilation. I played both campaigns multiple times...
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I had to miss TA, by then I was already RTS'ed out. The only true RTS that I truly enjoyed was Warcraft 2 anyway, and Age of Empires 2. Warcraft 3 and Command & Conquer just didn't do it for me, except for the legendary music of the latter.
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I had to miss TA, by then I was already RTS'ed out.
I burned out on this genre very quickly myself, too. It promised so much, yet finally delivered so little on the long run.

Today's new coverage is Blasteroids. It was one of the first games I ever had on the Amiga. Would hardly call it one of my favourites today, but occasionally, it's still fun.
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