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Topic # 26519 25-Sep-2008 08:26
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Reading artciles and reviews at another site and noticed a lot of games that are coming out, are rehases of old classics or have some developers on the team from the "old" days of gaming....

Got me wanting to see some of the old games from my Amiga days re-developed for todays PC's.

Take Syndicate for example, one of Bullfrogs finest moments along with the Populous series.

Update the graphics and sound, but DONT touch the gameplay and it would be an awesome game to playt again but at high resolutions etc. Id buy it.
This has been done with only game I can think of from the top of my head, and thats Another World. When it was released it blew everyone away. They re-released it last year but you have the option of playing it with newer graphics or the old school version BUT the gameplay has not been touched in any way, which still makes it a fun game to play but looks better with the new gfx.

Maybe Im just showing my age and dont understand these new fangled games......

List of games (OK, theyre all Amiga)  I want to see re-released with newer graphics/sound :)

Superfrog
Alien Breed
Syndicate
Populous II
Escape From Colditz
Jumping Jackson
Jaguar XJ220
and more.....




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  Reply # 166949 25-Sep-2008 08:51
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I'm not quite sure if this helps but I have a Nintendo Wii and have downloaded a lot of old school games from Wiiware. They are obviously all Nintendo games but who cares when you can play Bubble Bobble all over again.

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  Reply # 166965 25-Sep-2008 09:33
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+1 ; loved Syndicate

Others that i liked from PC were

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  Reply # 166989 25-Sep-2008 10:38
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Well no arguments from me Xpd! ;)

Would love to see a new alien breed and ea announced a new syndicate at E3 2005 then promptly did nothing with it >:/

Heheh, guess we could always have another Amiga lan, that first one was interesting :D

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  Reply # 166995 25-Sep-2008 10:59
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Ah the goold old Amiga "LAN"s....   Knights Of The Sky and Stunt Car Racer over null modem rocked Cool

I didnt see that about the potential "new" Syndicate.... wonder why they binned it... idiots Tongue out




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  Reply # 167150 25-Sep-2008 19:07
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Why bother with that when the current trend of rehashing the same sports titles year after year is so sucessful?




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  Reply # 167174 25-Sep-2008 21:21
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Agree totally with Syndicate and Populous II. Not quite so sure about Jag XJ220 though - I could never get to Brazil (I think) without it crashing...


Half the reason I bought Sands of Time a couple of years back was because I'd heard that Prince of Persia the original was an unlockable extra - having unlocked it and played for all of 5 minutes I remembered that I hated it the first time!


Not quite Amiga, but one of my all time favorites from the early 90s was Ultima VII parts 1 and 2 (tweaking the sound and video drivers on a boot disk... good times... sort of). For those that haven't already come across it, the dudes at Exult have done a totally amazing job of porting this classic to modern systems (windows, linux, mac OSX). I was amazed to find I could play this totally happily on my mac book on the road (system resources not intensive). I've not tried it personally, but I believe there is even a port to the pocket pc.


I'm not in any way affiliated (and they do it for free anyway), but anyone interested in this should check it out at http://exult.sourceforge.net/index.php.

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  Reply # 167235 26-Sep-2008 07:55
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You have to try Snipes!
You can find it by Googling "snipes game ascii". If you don't know what ascii means, you're in for a treat. If you DO know what ascii means, you're probably old enough to remember. aaah...those were the days...
Also: Battle for AtlantisScorched Earth (the 2D version)




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  Reply # 167238 26-Sep-2008 07:58
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grr! Why do they take out the line breaks?..

"Scorched Earth" and "Battle for Atlantis" are different games - although a combination does sound like fun.




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  Reply # 168443 1-Oct-2008 19:52
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although Amiga was before my time i still prefer nintendo games over anything out now days (well...i have a weak spot for elder scrolls) if you didnt know they broght back megaman in old shcool 8-bit "megaman 9" its like megaman 2-6 for the nes all rolled in one its VERY faithful to that era of games
oh and one very sad example of a old game redone badly...shadowrun! on the sega genisis i spent my whole middle shcool and part of high shcool in that game! and then they bring this trash out...yuck
....oh and theres be a fair amount of decent point and click games ala shadowgate style coming out lately for cheap downloads that have been keeping me busy.

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