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Title: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 14:31, 23 January 15
How many of you looked at the screenshots, thought "that looks good" and then took it back to the shop saying it didn't work because it was so bad. Thankfully it's not just the CPC version that is terrible.


I had the re-release on my CPC but now cannot remember if they removed the references to Amsoft from it... Well I guess I didn't have it long enough. It went straight back. Think I swapped it for 180!



www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrEFw3GVPE0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrEFw3GVPE0#ws)
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: Bryce on 14:52, 23 January 15
I was given it as a Christmas present so I couldn't swap it :(

Bryce.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:55, 23 January 15
I was given a copy of it on a c90 tape. So very glad I did not buy it. I think I reused the tape to record the BBC radio one chart show the following Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: Bryce on 16:16, 23 January 15
I still have my original, I'll send it over :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 17:18, 23 January 15
I still have my original, I'll send it over :D

Bryce.




Are there any scans of the old Amsoft catalogues online? I had one and ticked all the games I had and also marked the games I wanted. Airwolf was near the front.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: CraigsBar on 17:33, 23 January 15
I still have my original, I'll send it over :D

Bryce.
only if you can record breaking baud over the top :)
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: paradroid90 on 19:14, 23 January 15
Borrowed this game on the Speccy from a friend :-( . Could never get past the first screen - Too frustrating for words :-)
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 20:26, 23 January 15
Borrowed this game on the Speccy from a friend :-( . Could never get past the first screen - Too frustrating for words :-)


Ironically the Speccy version is slightly better but is actually a totally different game from the one on the CPC.


The C64 and BBC get one game, the CPC another and the Speccy a third separate game.


The Atari 8 bit also gets a different game and, yes you've guessed it, The Commodore 16 gets a different game again. The only two versions that are the same are the C64 and BBC versions!



Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:52, 23 January 15
Are any of them any good? Even including the c16 or xl/xe?
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 21:14, 23 January 15
Are any of them any good? Even including the c16 or xl/xe?


I didn't review the XL/XE or C16 versions. The XL/XE version looks like it is a reskinned version of Blue Thunder which in itself is a terrible clone of the fantastic Fort Apocalypse.


The C16 version I haven't played but its basically a similar concept to the CPC/C64 and BBC versions but with a different screen layout.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:26, 23 January 15

I didn't review the XL/XE or C16 versions. The XL/XE version looks like it is a reskinned version of Blue Thunder which in itself is a terrible clone of the fantastic Fort Apocalypse.


The C16 version I haven't played but its basically a similar concept to the CPC/C64 and BBC versions but with a different screen layout.
So the short Answer... NO!


What a waste of what could have been a brilliant games licence.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision: Airwolf
Post by: TMR on 12:35, 24 January 15
I didn't review the XL/XE or C16 versions. The XL/XE version looks like it is a reskinned version of Blue Thunder which in itself is a terrible clone of the fantastic Fort Apocalypse.

Yes, it was just Blue Thunder with a quick and dirty cosmetic reskin and a lot of Atarians were quite rightly upset about it. Raid Over Walsall (http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=5327) was released by one cracker as a response (which is, amusingly, itself a reskinned game (http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=3439)) and is a shoot 'em up where the player had to destroy Elite's offices because they released Airwolf and weren't producing decent Atari 8-bit games.

(Just in passing, i disagreed somewhat about the C64 version - it's not an easy game but we got some distance into it and enjoyed the experience "back in the day".)