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Old 11 February 2022, 17:58   #1
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Most advanced game by year?

Sorry if this has already been done, I was wondering what people thought the most advanced (hardware use, software tricks etc) game by year was, eg:


1985 - Mindshadow?
1986 - Defender of the Crown?
1987 - Backlash, Starglider or S.D.I maybe?
1988 - not sure, but several games must have been using the hardware by now?
1989 - Shadow of the Beast
1990 - Rodland has some interesting tricks going on, or Turrican?

1991 - 1995 ???
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Old 11 February 2022, 22:04   #2
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It's hard to dethrone DotC in 1986. But I think MindWalker was pretty nifty too, with its mix of fast and colorful 3D+sprite open world.
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Old 11 February 2022, 22:44   #3
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1988 has F/a 18 Interceptor and Starglider II as strong candidates; Elite did show at the end of the year too.
And Carrier Command is another strong one - then not sure if is 1988 or 1989 - Stunt Car Racer!
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Old 11 February 2022, 23:05   #4
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1988 Highway Hawks Anco racing game was really smooth
Around 1992 you could probably place Team 17 on the map
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Old 11 February 2022, 23:15   #5
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I'd nominate:

1995 - Breathless
1996 - Alien Breed 3D II

Maybe not marvels in the traditional Amiga sense, but they were pretty brilliant (or breathless).
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Old 11 February 2022, 23:37   #6
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I'm putting up Nebulus for 1988. But that's mostly because I wouldn't know which other games are from 1988 and HOL does't allow you to filter on it That cool and silky smooth tower rotation was a really good trick.
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Old 11 February 2022, 23:39   #7
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I'm putting up Nebulus for 1988. But that's mostly because I wouldn't know which other games are from 1988 and HOL does't allow you to filter on it That cool and silky smooth tower rotation was a really good trick.
https://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?Y_released=1988
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Old 11 February 2022, 23:47   #8
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I stand corrected. 583 games!?!?

Surely Carrier Command deserves a nomination. I'll pry through the remainder of the list tomorrow...
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1988 - Hybris
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Old 12 February 2022, 16:32   #10
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1990 Lotus Turbo Challenge and 1991 Lotus Challenge 2, but especially the hardware use on 1992 Lotus Challenge III was tremendous
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Old 12 February 2022, 17:25   #11
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Dungeon Master 1988
Formula One Grand Prix 1991
The Settlers 1993
Brian the Lion 1994
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Old 12 February 2022, 17:34   #12
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Hybris for 1988... and Centrefold Squares

Actually, 1988 wasn't a bad year for games... Dungeon Master too, and lots of others I remember
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Old 12 February 2022, 18:17   #13
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1988 - Hybris

Ah yeah, that's very arcade! I've never played it before, amazing to have that in the home in '88. (has 1987/88 on the title screen too!)
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Ah yeah, that's very arcade! I've never played it before, amazing to have that in the home in '88. (has 1987/88 on the title screen too!)
Seems the game was finished in 1987 and released in 1988 for some delay problems.
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for the 1988 i would pick Virus
second choice maybe Pac-Mania
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Old 12 February 2022, 18:36   #16
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Seems the game was finished in 1987 and released in 1988 for some delay problems.

It's really impressive music for 1987 I wonder what software they were using then? It has some information on the title scroller about them using samples and having issues.
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Old 12 February 2022, 18:42   #17
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kremiso - "for the 1988 i would pick Virus"

Amazing game - really forward thinking, but still can't play it very well! I've mapped all the keys onto my 360 controller, but wave 3 still craps on me

gimbal - "I'm putting up Nebulus for 1988."

Have you seen the C64 version? To this day I look at the tower and wonder how the hell J M Phillips did that...

[ Show youtube player ]

Incidentally, hope the programmer is Ok - his twitter profile looks abandoned [ https://twitter.com/johnmphillips6 ]
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Come on, 1993 has to be Elite II - Frontier??! ;-)
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Old 13 February 2022, 02:33   #19
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1988 - katakis
1989 - shadow of the beast
1990 - Turrican
1991 - Another world
1992 -Flashback or BC kid
1993 - Desert strike
1994 - Aladdin
1995 - Alien breed 3d
1996 -Alien breed 3d2
1997 - Onescapee
1998 - Quake or Genetic species
1999 - Wasted deams ???
2000 - Heretic 2
2001 - any Amiga game is technically inferior to "Pong" coded in 1972
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Old 13 February 2022, 12:28   #20
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We have some amazing upcoming technically impressive games after quite a gap!
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