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ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« on: 23:16, 07 June 16 »
As a quick bonus midweek video I thought it was about to look at the game Amstrad Computer User readers voted the worst title of 1985. 3D Invaders by Amsoft:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoCUIvFGPPM[/youtube]


It's everything I heard it was. Would have been pretty poor even as a type in (just look how good that type in Space Invaders game I did in my 30 years of the 6128 video for example). At full price it was the kind of game that gave Amsoft a bad name.
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #1 on: 05:35, 08 June 16 »
Atom Smasher ,3D Invaders , £7.99 for these gems

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #2 on: 12:38, 08 June 16 »
Atom Smasher ,3D Invaders , £7.99 for these gems


And more on disc!


I seem to remember at least having some limited playtime from Atom Smasher though.
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #3 on: 22:52, 08 June 16 »
will have to try Atom smasher again , I think I found it unbearable last time I tried it

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #4 on: 23:54, 08 June 16 »
will have to try Atom smasher again , I think I found it unbearable last time I tried it


Oddly enough I was thinking that. There's loads of Amsoft games that I used to play that were fairly terrible that I want to revisit. The Prize being another.

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #5 on: 00:20, 09 June 16 »
Yep the Prize , was one which  as a kid I thought, what is this crap. But on a recent look I was far more forgiving and it is a game that I find I can give it a quick burn and sort of enjoying finding out what it has to offer

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #6 on: 00:51, 09 June 16 »
A terrible game.  But compared to Home Runner, its a masterpiece.
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #7 on: 02:31, 09 June 16 »
will have to try Atom smasher again , I think I found it unbearable last time I tried it


First video game I *ever* bought, for any system.


To my eyes (at the time) it looked like Asteroids!
How wrong I was.


To this day it is my most hated game of all time.

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #8 on: 02:44, 09 June 16 »

First video game I *ever* bought, for any system.


To my eyes (at the time) it looked like Asteroids!
How wrong I was.


To this day it is my most hated game of all time.


  Really ! Your a braver man than me to have bought it . I can imagine you were gutted . It could scar you for life which it sounds like it has :)

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #9 on: 02:45, 09 June 16 »
This forums bugs are P'ing me off , can't paste any thing into it now.
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #10 on: 15:25, 09 June 16 »
This forums bugs are P'ing me off , can't paste any thing into it now.
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Paste into notepad first to remove any formatting, then copy and paste from there into here.
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #11 on: 17:31, 09 June 16 »
Paste into notepad first to remove any formatting, then copy and paste from there into here.


Or do it super simple: Use the A to A icon (the second last). It does this job.
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #12 on: 22:44, 09 June 16 »
The 3D idea doesn't always work for games, you'd think people would have learned from this.
But no, in 1991, we got Welltris...
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #13 on: 14:53, 10 June 16 »
The 3D idea doesn't always work for games, you'd think people would have learned from this.
But no, in 1991, we got Welltris...
Didn't think Welltris was too bad a game . It was understandable and worked , whereas 3D invaders was just a mess that you could not enjoy

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #14 on: 17:10, 10 June 16 »
Didn't think Welltris was too bad a game . It was understandable and worked , whereas 3D invaders was just a mess that you could not enjoy


Very true! Welltris is a great game, except the missing sound. Imagine a driving tune and it would be really awesome. Ok, you may can also improve game field gfx a bit. But it's 3D part is really working well and understandable.  :)
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #15 on: 19:28, 02 July 16 »

And more on disc!


I seem to remember at least having some limited playtime from Atom Smasher though.
Has anyone seen the recent video by Retrogamervx , which play tests Atom Smasher for the Vic 20!?  I was under the impression that this game  was only brought out for the Amstrad , but it seems that the Vic 20 had a version done for it ,and tbh it looks a much better version imo . I'm interested to see if any other machine had a port of this dung heap of a game . Check out his vid (If you can bare the guy's style) reminds me of the fast shows 'Colin Hunt'. Still he obviously appeals to some . And probably ,like me doesn't care what others think . :D [size=78%] So For that I respect him .[/size]
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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #16 on: 09:42, 03 July 16 »
Has anyone seen the recent video by Retrogamervx , which play tests Atom Smasher for the Vic 20!?  I was under the impression that this game  was only brought out for the Amstrad , but it seems that the Vic 20 had a version done for it ,and tbh it looks a much better version imo . I'm interested to see if any other machine had a port of this dung heap of a game . Check out his vid (If you can bare the guy's style) reminds me of the fast shows 'Colin Hunt'. Still he obviously appeals to some . And probably ,like me doesn't care what others think . :D [size=78%] So For that I respect him .[/size]

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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #17 on: 10:07, 03 July 16 »
The Oric 1 had Harrier Attack, it's so funny watching this guy play it, just wondering if the Mrs is here (bit of an Amstrad fan apparently).


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Re: ChinnyVision: 3D Invaders by Amsoft
« Reply #18 on: 17:22, 17 August 16 »
Oh dear, I knew I shouldn't have watched that vid... I'm sure I had played it back when, but obviously I had suppressed the memory...


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