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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #10 on: 12:10, 12 September 17 »
1. Prehistorik 2
2. Switchblade (if it's allowed)
3. Robocop 2
4. Manic miner
5. Super Cauldron
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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #11 on: 22:16, 12 September 17 »
This is a difficult one:

1. Potsworth and Co
2. Rainbow Islands
3. Rick Dangerous
4. Batman the Movie
5. Prince of Persia

I would just like to add that the Adams Family, Donkey Kong and Hudson Hawk were great platformers.

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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #12 on: 23:57, 12 September 17 »
Some very questionable entries here in my honest opinion, The Goonies?! ....


Well, it guess it depends on how you define "platform game". Also dont get fooled by the fairly average movie its based on. The Goonies is like the clever child of Impossible Mission & Zorro. So instead of mediocre platforms with generic robots you get clever put togeher single puzzle screen formed by platforms, ladders and a good selection levers, pulleys, gears etc. to make up the puzzle. The clever part of the game is that you control 2 chars on the same screen that you have to keep switching between and at later screens will test your "multitasking" skills. Good controls & forgiving enough that you dont get dragged down by the usual "pixel perfect" misunderstanding of what the audience wants. Difficulty is also just right, starting of easy but will test you later in multiple clever ways from coordination to can you handle randomness. Majority of people can probably finish it in a couple of days. One of the few good movie license games that shouldnt be underestimated & worth a playthru.

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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #13 on: 01:13, 13 September 17 »
I enjoyed the movie as a child of the 80s, to be fair.

I just wasn't bowled over by the game. I think it had great potential, but I though the characters movements were just so fiddly that it took a lot away of what it could have been. I'm not disputing it being worth a playthough at all, it is. But in a top five of Amstrad platformers? I'm not even sure I'd place it in a top ten, nevermind five.

Strictly my opinion though.  :)
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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #14 on: 17:28, 13 September 17 »
Top 5 Amstrad of all time means that could be homebrew.. I see no one?? Nowadays there are lots of good games! Past was better?

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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #15 on: 20:59, 13 September 17 »

I was expecting games like Roland in Time, Blagger and manic Miner in this thread...


Question is, what is a platform game?

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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #16 on: 23:21, 13 September 17 »
1. Willy Wino's Stag Night
2. Monty On The Run
3. Blagger
4. Rainbow Islands
5. Manic Miner
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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #17 on: 01:34, 14 September 17 »
1) Chuckie Egg
2) Prince of Persia
3) Head Over Heels (does isometric count?)
4) Fantasy World Dizzy
5) Exolon

Ghosts 'n' Goblins would probably be on the list, if I weren't so terrible at it, and Rainbow Islands very nearly made it.

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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #18 on: 13:34, 14 September 17 »
Hi-Tec made "Scooby & Scrappy Doo" as part of their Hanna-Barbera series of games which I thought was very nice. I think Hi-Tec also might of started writing Turbo The Tortoise, though Codemasters completed it, I think the story was that Hi-Tec went broke, which was a shame, fortunately Turbo The Tortoise was released which I think is also a very nice game.

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Re: Top 5 Amstrad Platform games of all time
« Reply #19 on: 15:16, 14 September 17 »


Donkey Kong
The Lost Treasure Of Cuauhtemoc
Prince Of Persia
Rainbow Islands
Rick Dangerous