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    Lion Heart (AMIGA) Master Piece **Spoilers!***

    Ah, Lion Heart!
    The Memories!

    I completed Lion Heart back in summer of 1994 (No cheating!) and what a graphic fest that was!
    Incredible! It sure looked as if it used a lot more than the basic 64Half-Bright colours the OCS/ECS chipset was capable of.
    The rainbow copper effects were amazing, especially the fire stage.

    I still have some AMIGA Power / Format Mags with articles quoting that no other console adventure platform game of the time could match Lion Heart, especially in the graphics department.

    The game had some of the most stunning looking Heroic Fantasy levels, which I had only read about in novels like Conan, Elrik, Lords of The Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, etc…
    The Wastelands, the swamps, the spider infested caves, the forgotten city, the fiery caverns, the gravity defying citadel and especially the last Sorcerer Boss fight, were all some of the coolest and most memorable gaming moments.
    The Sorcerer him self, reminded me of Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat, but in a more sinister & evil looking way. The fight it self was quite tough and took a few tries to overcome.

    The ending was very epic & dramatic.
    I love Valdyn’s expression when the king, approaches in the background to greet & congratulate him on defeating his enemy, but Valdyn is like "Yeah right, get lost! I lost my girl in the struggle, so who cares about you old man?!” leaving him surprised in the great hall!

    Then he discovers the secret powers of the talisman and breaks the spell that had petrified his love.

    A true masterpiece!








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    I know where you are coming from. Dizzy, Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner... the memories!

    Never had an Amiga though, had a 48k Spectrum then an endless line of consoles.

    Everyone who posts in this thread has to say 'the memories!' at least once. Its only right.

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    Amiga = greatest gaming machine EVER

    was gutted when my A1200 died

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    It's a good thing I still have my Amiga 1200 & Commodore 1084S monitor stacked away in the closet somewhere.

    I ought to set it up again some time & play Lion Heart, Disposable Hero, Agony, Apidya, Chaos Engine, Assassin Remix, Alien Breed SE '92 & Turrican II of course!

    Ahh…. The memories
    Modern game playing is just too bland now a days... it just can't be compared to the good old 2D graphics of the 8, 16 & 32bit days.

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    Lioheart Rocked! My disks corrupted tho so was well pissed :O( But now with WinUAE and ADF files I can relive those days ;O) That and all those other Amiga classics, will have to get my A1200 out of the loft (68030 expansion! 2MB extra RAM!) or my CD32...

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    Quote Originally Posted by javers
    A1200 out of the loft (68030 expansion! 2MB extra RAM!)

    monster machine!

    if I get spare cash (after my plan of new pc, 20" widescreen and xbox 360) i am tempted to buy myself an amiga from fleabay...

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    Desert Strike on the amiga was the best and Zool!!!!!

    i got arthiritis from playing those dam games

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    so many great amiga games....

    double dragons, turricans, defender of the crown, rockstar ate my hampster, menace, team yankee, marble madness etc...

    Used to love the codemasters £4.99 bargain jobs they used to do, think my fave of those was ultimate powerboats, or something along those lines...

    A500 with a 512k ram expansion for the record was way way better than my friends st

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    So true, couple of my friends had Atari STs, and one later got the STE when they revamped it, but couldn't touch the Amiga...

    Ah, the memories .

    Ishtar - Legend of the Fortress, Eye of the Beholder I/II, Heimdall, Wings, Lemmings (and The Tribes), Thunderhawk, Loom, Monkey Island 1 & 2 (all 12 discs!!!), Chaos Engine, Alien Breed...and of course, Wing Commander! Used to peg it home from School and couldn't wait to load up my next game

    ....and although it was a pretty stale game to play, I've NEVER been stunned more than when I opened my Amiga on Christmas morning, and loaded up Shadow of the Beast 2....THAT was a graphical epiphany, and the sound was sublime. Those Psygnosis boys turned out some cracking stuff.

    Had a Speccy 128K before that, and those were my best ever memories of Codemasters games...when the difference between £4.99 and full price £8.99 meant waiting ages to get the most expensive games! ....shame the excitement isn't the same when you're not 8 any more! Barbarian, Green Beret, Dizzy (Treasure Island Dizzy in particular was ACE). And the text adventures like Lords of Midnight (?) that I could NEVER get into but always seemed so mysterious and cool

    Much as I like the games produced today, I'm also gutted that some of the smaller, really original software houses have been sucked up by the Global EA machine and the like. If production costs weren't so obscene I wonder if we'd get more innovation!?
    Last edited by AndyO; 03-03-2006 at 11:49 AM.

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    A quick warning to all. All of these games are best viewed through rose tinted specs. A few people I know were talking about Amigas and sudently decided to go on a retro trip only to be thoroughly dissapointed at everything
    P.S. My A1200 ROCKED!
    It has a 68060 expansion board with 8MB RAM (All £600 worth ) later upgraded to 32MB
    and a 2GB (IIRC) HDD and an 8X CD ROM drive!
    I still remember when the Cyberstorm 060 board was first released.
    Happy days (for Amiga)
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    Hehe, yeah you can't compare it versus modern competition though, that's just unfair!

    Like taking a Model T ford and putting it up against a Bugatti a couple of decades later, then started slagging off the Ford for not being very refined....doesn't mean it wasn't a watershed moment or an amazing experience for anyone lucky enough to have one!

    I do think that the main reason that there were so many great games for the Amiga is that it was a revolutionary bit of hardware competetively priced, that remained stable for a prolonged period...Sod Moore's Law, the reason consoles are a success isn't cos' they're powerful but because they're a stable development platform that produces truly well-honed games.

    One of the things that harms PC gaming more than most I reckon, is the constant need to be bleeding edge. Hardware development sh@gs software refinement, and its rather sad. If the core of a good game takes a year and a half to develop these days, it'll go in the bin or have to get a complete front-end overhaul because hardware has developed so rapidly. It forces weeks and weeks of development spend on the wrong stuff. If there's a toss-up between implementing DX9 shaders and tweaking playability for two months, you know which one would probably win

    Maybe an annual harware release would improve the industry? Force the vendors to only realease in, say, February? Slow innovation (or at least, it's disclosure) to let software play catch-up?

    Anyone else think the pace of improvement is too fast? Hmmmm......

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    I've still got 2 Amiga 1200's at home, ones got an o3o/28 board in it and the other is an oc'd o4o/40mhz oc'd from 25mhz my first overclock lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyO
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    I wasn;t slagging them off - just warning people. Best to leave teh memories rather than revisit them
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    I actually find them to be fun still. Played super cars 2 against a friend a few weeks ago, was really good fun. Thought I had turned in to a complete wimp with the joystick, but ended up being the rubber bit had gone hard (oooerrrr). I have an A1200 under the TV at home, and my mates has an all singing and dancing A4000 with just about every upgrade going, its kitted out for analog video editing. My fav game is moonstone.

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    The Amiga was a great gaming platform. I had an A500, none of your later-day uber Amigas . Shadow of the Beast, Back to the Future (II), Team Yankee, Zool, Desert Strike (far better graphics than any other platform), Pushover, The Humans, Days Of Thunder, and so many more.
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    Moonstone rocked! I loved hacking stuff to pieces in that game. Als Second and First Samurai! Gotta agree with the guy above about Shadow of the Beast. Although for me it was Beast 1. Bought my A500 from a mate with 20 games for &#163;350 - best money I ever spent! Slapped on beast and just goggled at the parallaz scrolling and the stereo sound... almost brings a tear to my eye.

    The amiga had many top years and I just love the games. My list of favs is far far too huge but agree with most of the ones so far and would add :- Superfrog, Putty / Putty Squad, Myth, Gods, Speed Ball 2 (that was ACES!), Alien Breed; Rainbow islands, Cannonfodder, Megalomaniac, many many many many more

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