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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite Titus platform title?
Prehistorik 6 20.69%
The Blues Brothers 10 34.48%
Titus the Fox 7 24.14%
Super Cauldron 1 3.45%
Quik - The Thunder Rabbit 3 10.34%
I like them all 1 3.45%
None of them 1 3.45%
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Old 25 March 2003, 10:19   #1
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Favorite Titus platform title

In the early Nineties every year Titus produced a platformgame. A total of five games are produced. Which is your favorite Titus platformtitle?
Mine is Quik the Thunder Rabbit. I only discovered a couple of months ago but it is very playable, colourful and addictive.
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Old 25 March 2003, 10:40   #2
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I liked all of them - they were much better than some of the other genres Titus attempted (the Crazy Cars games were simply dross!) I don't understand the flogging The Blues Brothers gets from some people. The person responsible for the disk loading routines in Titus the Fox should be whipped with a hickory stick, though.
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Old 25 March 2003, 10:51   #3
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Cool Titus the Fox: as weird as it gets

Yeah, Titus the Fox's loading times reminded me of the days of the C2N Datasette recorder on the C64 which took 20 minutes to load a game. It is also the only Amiga game I ever played which has a 'slow-down' option. Pressing a certain F-key made the game run at half speed therefore more playable: At last I was able to finish the first level.
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Old 25 March 2003, 11:27   #4
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My favourite Titus game have to be Blues Brothers and Titus the Fox ... Played Blues Brothers A LOT , great 2 player game. ..

I really like the Crazy Cars games too , like the gfx and gameplay ..
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Old 25 March 2003, 13:04   #5
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I was glad to see that Titus are still around today
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Old 25 March 2003, 13:28   #6
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I really like the Crazy Cars games too , like the gfx and gameplay ..
Er, you're not including Crazy Cars 1 & 2 in that description are you?
Alongside Dangerous Streets & ROTR, they've got to rank amongst the Amiga's worst games!
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Old 25 March 2003, 13:45   #7
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I like platform games.. Just not any from Titus!!!

Sorry

and does anyone think Hudson Hawk and the Blues Brothers were ver similar graphically? (And play wise!!)
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Old 25 March 2003, 14:01   #8
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Titus the Fox was my fav. Never really liked the Blues Brothers game. I don't think, hmmm, can't remember it to well. Never a good sign
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Old 25 March 2003, 14:59   #9
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Er, you're not including Crazy Cars 1 & 2 in that description are you?
Alongside Dangerous Streets & ROTR, they've got to rank amongst the Amiga's worst games!
hehe yeah you are right crazy cars 1 and 2 sucked hard ... (forgot about them...) But Crazy cars 3 is another story, really like that game
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Old 25 March 2003, 15:23   #10
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I quite liked Titus the fox (I have mostly played the PC version and been spared the loading times and apparently a much faster game). I quite liked it. Though it was just a standard platform romp where you could pick up things and throw them there were always something which kept you going forward. Maybe it was just the flow of the game which was so fun to play that you'd play it for a long time.

I liked Blues brothers too. I haven't been able to complete a level since I got an emulator but I remember playing 2 players a lot on a friend's Amiga after he had bought the game. Great fun.

As for Hudson hawk being similar to Blues brothers. Yes they're both movie licenses and both platform games but there was a world of difference on how your character moved. Hudson had a bit harder controls because you couldn't just jump straight up.

In a graphics type way they were similar but they still had different feels. Blues brothers had records scattered all over the levels. Hudson hawk didn't have the same overkill of items to pick up. I'd say Hudson hawk resembled Lethal weapon a bit more than it resembled Blues brothers. I think I'd say that Lethal weapon was somewhere between the two. Sprites seemed like blues brothers. Level design and goals like Hudson hawk. Fun like both.

(Titus is my answer by the way as I've never played Qwik and prehistorik though fun never made that lasting an impression on me)
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Old 26 March 2003, 02:09   #11
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I liked Prehistorik ad Titus the Fox most, but haven't tried Quik, yet.
Super Cauldron was really boring since you had to shoot at every little crap for at least a minute....

Titus the Fox is one of those games I liked because you had to explore them to fid the level code so you could start at the current level again when playing it next time.
Unfortunately I was never able to find the code for level 9 and therefore couldn't play it any further than this Where is that damn code hidden ??
I wish I can play this game to the end one day !
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Old 26 March 2003, 04:10   #12
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I voted for Blues Brothers, but this doesn't say much. Prehistorik is crap, Titus the Fox is boring, Super Cauldron is VEEERY boring, repetitive and frustating. The Blues Brothers is at least playable, being an average game.

I have never played Quik, but the demo was pretty good.
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Old 26 March 2003, 09:25   #13
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Cool Those Titus games

I have a weakness for most Titus platformtitles: Prehistorik was the first Amiga game I copied at the legendary Venlo Copy-party and the first one I finished without using a cheat. *hurrah*

When I regularly was housesitting, Super Cauldron was the ideal game to ease my little nieces when they were running amok. Witches in computergames had a magical effect on them. This very game often saved hassle and stress.
Apart from that, Super Cauldron is horrible to play. I don't like the push-scrolling and the fact an average baddie takes 20(!) hits before being destroyed doesn't add to the lastability either. Btw the game isn't originally produced by Titus. Palace Software was working on it and when it went bust, Titus inherited the program (which was then 80% complete).

As for Quik, you should definitely try it out. It plays very much like Sonic and has lots of variation (gameplay and graphicswise). Pity I played it first a couple of months ago. If I had played it the year it came out (1994) it would definitely be me all-time favorite platform game. Strange it is never received as a classic game (see CU Amiga review *Shameless Site-Promotion Inc.* ).
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Old 26 March 2003, 15:13   #14
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I loved Quik. So my vote went for it

I never enjoyed 'flip screen' platformers like Titus the Fox or Prehistorik.
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Old 26 March 2003, 16:42   #15
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As far as I recall Titus the fox wasn't flick screen either.
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Old 26 March 2003, 17:48   #16
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It flicked at places, like Prehistorik.

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Old 27 March 2003, 01:09   #17
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Why restrict the poll to Titus releases? The Amiga Titus releases I've seen ranged from average to crap quality. Do you (or did you) work for Titus Tim?

I would have voted:
* None. I like platform games but none of Titus' releases.
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Old 27 March 2003, 04:15   #18
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Titus was crap not only on the Amiga side, but PC and Console side too.

Athoulgh Lamborghini American Challenge is a very good racing game (IMO, the best amiga sprite-based racing game, better than any Lotus or Jaguar )

Other than that, most of their games range from average to crap, in many systems.

But they aren't half as bad as alternative software
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Old 27 March 2003, 08:40   #19
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Free Spirit Software is worst of them all...

... and no, I've never worked for Titus, I only played their platformgames very often - I have a soft spot for them.

Also, Titus released each year a new platformgame which got better with each release. I regard their platformgames as a series of games like Shadow of the Beast and Last Ninja trilogy although the Titus titles were developed by different development houses.

Edit: poll is edited. You now can select 'None of them'.
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Old 27 March 2003, 13:28   #20
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The Blues Brothers really RoX ! two players mode was unbeatable
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