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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by crunchywasp » August 4th, 2012, 8:03 pm

I did, but not much - I'm pretty sure I still have it upstairs. I don't remember giving it much of a chance though. I've not played 5 although I was tempted to buy it. Have you played it and is it any good? I might pick it up if you recommend it. I do miss SC, especially Voldo :(
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by instant_classic » August 4th, 2012, 9:31 pm

Not a port but with all this Amiga talk, does anyone remember lotus esprit turbo challenge 2?? The soundtrack on that was :awe:

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Post by skykappah » August 4th, 2012, 11:53 pm

Loved that game :thumbup:
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by idc » August 5th, 2012, 12:56 am

instant_classic wrote:Not a port but with all this Amiga talk, does anyone remember lotus esprit turbo challenge 2?? The soundtrack on that was :awe:
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Post by crunchywasp » August 5th, 2012, 8:27 am

:awe:
Reminds me a bit of Top Gear on the SNES...

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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by instant_classic » August 5th, 2012, 12:59 pm

idc wrote:
instant_classic wrote:Not a port but with all this Amiga talk, does anyone remember lotus esprit turbo challenge 2?? The soundtrack on that was :awe:
Still sounds good :awe:

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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by Hewitson » August 5th, 2012, 2:43 pm

The soundtrack on Lotus 3 is very good as well.



But the best game music on Amiga belongs to Turrican series.
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by pubjoe » August 5th, 2012, 3:50 pm

Or Shadow of the beast.

No, actually, Lemmings.

Psygnosis games all had amazing music.

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Post by crunchywasp » August 5th, 2012, 5:35 pm

Psygnosis stuff rocked. I loved the music in The Killing Game Show on the Amiga - I was hooked on that game for a while but it was pretty tough. The Mega Drive version was good too
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by tart31 » August 5th, 2012, 8:34 pm

Shadow of the beast used to scare me :(
I think it was the pan pipe music :shifty:

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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by pubjoe » August 5th, 2012, 9:03 pm

I still (try to) whistle this sometimes.



And there's also the Miami Vice controversy. Though I think I remember, in the the musician's defence, that it was exactly what they asked him for. ...Just one of the pains of working on commission I suppose.


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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by crunchywasp » August 5th, 2012, 9:32 pm

:lol: I don't remember that controversy. SotB did have creepy music though.

I always find myself whistling or humming this from Super Mario World...

I always make up words to songs that don't have lyrics :palm: in my head the chorus of this Mario song is about everyone stopping for a tea break :palm: The words to the music of the cave levels is about a fat guy I used to know, who's surname is Hogg, hogging all the food :palm:
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Post by Paulie » August 5th, 2012, 9:36 pm

:lol:

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Post by instant_classic » August 5th, 2012, 9:36 pm

One of my fave soundtracks in a game ever...

and yes befor some smart **** pipe in, i know its black sabbath....still awesome as its on the snes :awe:

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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by crunchywasp » August 5th, 2012, 9:42 pm

RnR racing was :awe: and that soundtrack fitted perfectly. I'm sure I've still got a loose cart in a box somewhere :think:
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by spikehead » August 5th, 2012, 10:02 pm

While it was the weakest port Follins soundtrack is astonishing. Amazing what he squeezed out of the C64´s soundchip.

2nd level is where it´s at.
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by instant_classic » August 5th, 2012, 10:13 pm

crunchywasp wrote:RnR racing was :awe: and that soundtrack fitted perfectly. I'm sure I've still got a loose cart in a box somewhere :think:
I still play it quite regularly.....normally when I have had a few beers :D

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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by crunchywasp » August 5th, 2012, 10:37 pm

I'll have to rake it out 8-)

spikehead wrote:While it was the weakest port Follins soundtrack is astonishing. Amazing what he squeezed out of the C64´s soundchip.
I never played the C64 version - it's hard to believe that music's on the C64! Sounds ace.

I had G&G for the MD and remember it being a great port
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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by pubjoe » August 5th, 2012, 11:26 pm

crunchywasp wrote::lol: I don't remember that controversy. SotB did have creepy music though.
Maybe controversy was a strong word. Total non event is a bit more accurate.
crunchywasp wrote:I always find myself whistling or humming this from Super Mario World...

I always make up words to songs that don't have lyrics :palm: in my head the chorus of this Mario song is about everyone stopping for a tea break :palm: The words to the music of the cave levels is about a fat guy I used to know, who's surname is Hogg, hogging all the food :palm:
:lol: Please, let's hear the actual words.

My Son when he was three suddenly sang out while Donkey Kong climbed up the ladder in the intro. "Nauugh-ty-Dooon-ky Koooo-oooong". It fits perfectly.

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Re: Favourite and/or most disappointing home arcade ports

Post by Hewitson » August 6th, 2012, 9:03 am

crunchywasp wrote:I never played the C64 version - it's hard to believe that music's on the C64! Sounds ace.
It's a nice tune, but the SID is capable of far more impressive music than that :)
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