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  1. Gods was balls. Officially. It played like a third rate 8-bit game with a nice lick of paint and cool intro music. And the fact that you couldn't logically figure out how to get the big bonuses on puzzles was apalling, it was entirely down to trial and error and then remembering combinations. Anyways... more Amiga exclusive stuff (I think...): Uridium 2 (A500) - Decent update of Uridium with a good range of weapon power-ups. Odysey (spelling?! A1200?) - never played this one, came out in the twilight days of the Amiga when Amiga Power would review about three games per issue. I always wanted to play it but never saw it in the shops and nobody I knew still had Amiga's so I couldn't pirate it. Like a platform version of Exile with a main character who could change into different animals to solve puzzles. Lovely graphics. Seek and Destroy (A500 with 1200 enhancements) - Great 360 degree shoot-em-up (there was a PC version a few years later, but they changed loads and I think it might have been shareware only) which did a nice cheesy attempt at copying SNES Mode 7 style rotation by having about 36 frames of every sprite at different angles and having them all against a single coloured background! Sounds lame but was really impressive. Walker (may have been ST as well tho... A500) - You had a cute but slightly sinister looking giant robot you controlled with the arrow keys and a crosshair with the mouse and you walked from right to left stomping on little 8 pixel high soldiers and spraying tanks with cannon fire! Basic, but very well done. And there was an official shop-released Amiga Heretic 2 at one point! Oh and Df0notfound, K240 was godlike! I fucking loved that game, played it excessively along with Amiga UFO/X-com (which was a pretty lame port but not bad enougth to dampen my enthusiasm). Fitting asteroids with engines and ramming them into your enemies bases ! EDIT!: ZEEWOLF AND ZEEWOLF2 (both A1200, set WinUAE to emulate an Amiga with a shitload of fast-ram and an 030 processor or higher, cause they ran like treacle on my A1200). Can't believe I forgot these and nobody else has mentioned them yet! Great 3D games, kind of like Virus with helicopters and you could airlift tanks into battlezone to help you.
  2. What's the Ram? Is it an expansion board or one of those PCMIA cards? I'd say about £60.
  3. Wow! Never knew there was an ST version of NSP. You learn something new every day. As for ST having great 3D games. I remember the ST versions of Virus and Hunter especially kicked arse. Hunter was absolute genius! Trying to outrun tanks on bicycles and stuff!
  4. Ghnnn... The effort of thinking... Okay: Amiga only stuff that hasn't been mentioned yet: Overkill - (A1200 only) decent defender clone with loads of parralax and sprite rotation, enemies that spew debris when shot. Banshee - (A1200 only) 1941 rip off with massive boss sprites and loads of transparency effects. Alien Breed 2 / Alien Breed Tower Assault (different A500 / 1200 versions) - Gauntlet crossed with Aliens with multiple routes through levels. Heimdall 2 - (different A500 / 1200 versions) - I'm fairly sure this was Amiga only, might have come out on PC and possibly Mega CD (of all things). Decent isometric adventure game, feels like a 16bit update of old 8 bit games. Worth a look. Base Jumpers (A500) - Fun in multiplayer, dull as shit in singleplayer. Wierd game where you race up a tower block collecting weapons and powerups, then jump off the top and the last person to pull their parachute wins! (unless they pull it too late in which case...) Guardian - (A1200 only) Decent stab at a 3D defender, had some nice Amiga centric special effects and tilting backgrounds. No Second Prize (A500 - bit screwy on A1200, but playable) - 3D motorbike racing effort with a solid 50FPS (PAL only as far as I know) frame rate. Good fun playing with a mouse. If you're buying an Amiga I'd get an A1200. It won't run some old A500 / A500+ games but the vast majority will run straight off or with a bit of tinkering. Plus you can play the enhanced A1200 stuff, some of which is really impressive.
  5. You could speed up and slow down time to influence turn order! It'll never happen though.
  6. Only really ugly. And with summoning animations every 10 seconds. (I haven't actually played it though... )
  7. I really enjoyed FF-X / FF-X2, so if you want something similar to FF7 I'd say try them. But you might want to borrow them and play through the first couple of hours before investing as for every thing they do right they do another thing wrong.
  8. It cracked me up that the Scottish ghost had subtitles when they were blatantly not necessary! ... And those bizarre little cars they always rode around in were class. And Dean Learner / Thornton Reed firing his shotgun into the ceiling at every opportunity. Ah... memories!
  9. It's probably been done already but I always wanted some kind of auto-aim, homing missile thing, so you could sweep a massively enlarged cross hair over a bunch of enemies with the mouse / analogue stick to target them. Once targetted you'd get little red targetted symbols on them, then you could fire and just watch all the missiles fly off to their respective targets and blow them up. With cel-shaded vapour trails. So it looks like Macross. Uh. Basically like shooting in Rez or Panzer Dragoon, but it's a gun for an FPS.
  10. Yeah, sorry, I figured you probably did the instant I hit send! Dull job, internet access, lots of caffiene. You can figure out the rest. 8) ... Back on topic: Had a quick trawl on my lunch break but nothing stood out. DC Tech Romancer and Silver were tempting but I'd never actually play them if I got them.
  11. Just get the DC version for crying out loud! It's a fiver. But yeah, as a collection piece, I'd say thats a fair price.
  12. There was a dodgy Build Engine (Duke Nukem) FPS, I think called Shadow Warrior. Anyway, it was a fairly shitty game (and unfinishable without cheating, cause some level design muppet left a key card out of one of the levels) but it did have one of the coolest FPS guns ever. Most were the standard shotguns, uzis etc. but there was something called the Riot Gun which at first glance looked like the minigun out of doom but was actually a multibarrelled shotgun. You could fire one barrel at a time (complete with cool rotating whirr noise and a big Ker-Chunk as the next barrell rotated into place) or you had a secondary fire which fired all of them at once. It owned.
  13. I've been getting hold of old PS1 games and I've got a nagging itch in the back of my head telling me to start buying DC stuff again. Recently got Doom, Final Doom, Vib Ribbon (six quid! but that's probably all it's worth as it's a really beaten up copy...), Puzzle Fighter and Final Fantasys 4 through 8. Problem is, I know I'll never get time to give each game the attention it really deserves... Having said that I'm really looking forward to the next generation of consoles, not for the new games but for the inevitable classic "twilight releases" and for trawling preowned and bargin bins for all the stuff I couldn't afford first time round!
  14. matt0

    Punk Rock

    You would've gone apeshit for The Dauntless Elite! It's members of Joe 90 and Fig 4.0 and they kind-of sound like Dillinger 4 with two singers (at least that's what they sounded like to me, when I mentioned it everyone I was with looked at me askew as if to say "That's the shittest, most inacurate "they sound like" call I've ever witnessed" ). They're playing again in Leeds pretty soon, can't remember the date off hand. Infact, I'm going to gather up the many flyers that litter my desk and post dates in the Gig Gazette thread when I get back from work.
  15. Forgot that one! Yeah, it was great but (I think... not 100% sure) it was actually an A500 game making it even more impressive. Teh shadows!!11 On topic: Road Rash was great fun, but I only played it a couple of times before my mate sold his copy. EA were working on a Games Workshop Orks racing game license using the same engine called Kult Of Speed at one point but it got canned. The eternal geek in me still holds a silent vigil for it's passing.
  16. All EA ports were poo on the Amiga. You should have seen Fifa
  17. matt0

    Punk Rock

    Out of Spite weekend at Josephs Well in Leeds starts today: Fig 4.0 (farewell gig) The Horror D-Rail Send More Paramedics Dauntless Elite ...among others. Anyone going?
  18. Only because the people who threw it at him are the biggest bunch of twats on earth. Also: his conspiracy theory is basically the plot to V, that sci-fi show from the eighties.
  19. matt0

    Punk Rock

    That's the kind of stuff my housemate listens to. Drives me up the bloody wall! I do like Entertainment by Gang Of Four though, and Pink Flag by Wire has it's moments. Early Joy Division when they were still called Warsaw is fairly awesome too. There was that big post-punk compilation out on Rough Trade last year which was half late 70s / early 80s and half current bands which I'll grudgingly admit to liking stuff off to...
  20. matt0

    Punk Rock

    I saw Five Knuckle for the first time in ages earlier this year... What's happened to them? I remember them having ska parts! Still sound good though, and you've got to love the crazy screaming bits their bass player does.
  21. matt0

    Punk Rock

    I like hardcore, just tends to be old 80's bands or folks that go out of their way to sound like 80' bands. What Happens Next In Control Rich Kids On LSD Or really over the top, dark stuff like Poison Idea, Tragedy etc. The more modern technical stuff leaves me cold to be honest.
  22. LTTP is my favourite, tho' it's probably all down to nostalgia. I was one of those irritating Amiga owning "consoles are shit" folks when I was a kid. A mate of mine showed me LTTP on the SNES and that shut me up pretty quickly! Absolutely amazing game, the sense of being in a coherent, living breathing world has rarely been beaten.
  23. One to break out the Black Sabbath LPs for?
  24. matt0

    Punk Rock

    Ahh. From Autumn To Ashes, the band I'm forever doomed to get mixed up with From Ashes Rise. Someone should come out with one of those fridge magnet poetry kits for people to think up goofy melodramatic band names with. It could have words like Remnants and Agony in.
  25. matt0

    Punk Rock

    Not really. It's just different now. There's a massive d.i.y. network that's almost completely unreported in the mainstream music press. You get bands touring all over the world off their own backs, it's not uncommon to see bands from Japan, America and all over Europe playing in pubs in Leeds! That's pretty fucking cool I think. .. Hawkeye: All great stuff! I've been listening to the Ramones on a daily basis lately. The first three LPs are faultless in my opinion (even some of the goofy eighties stuff with synths and mad reverb is pretty cool!). .. McFly: If you like Blink 182, Green Day etc. you might want to give a listen to the Promise Ring and Lawrence Arms, they're both very straightforward poppy stuff. In fact I wouldn't even describe it as punk, just straight guitar pop. Well worth a listen.
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