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  • Retroid Moderator 13 Apr 2007 19:33:43 45,444 posts
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    TwistidChimp wrote:
    So its official, SpeedBall 2 returns with the original designer at the helm, small behind the scenes vid up on EGTV now
    \o/

    I'll take a look at that vid when I get home...
  • Machetazo 4 May 2007 22:55:41 6,372 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    No no no...

    Speedball 2 was a classic (never really thought much of Chaos Engine)

    Unless it's more or less a straight port with no 3D mucking about, it's going to be horrible.

    Now, a straight port with LIVE multiplayer on XBLA would make me cream my lilly-white knickers, but remaking these - no......nooooooo!

    Peej
    You might be interested in this announcement then, by Empire, who are releasing Double Dragon next week.
  • Retroid Moderator 29 May 2007 14:48:14 45,444 posts
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    Oh dear.
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,732 posts
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    Looking back, its only the Speedball games and Xenon 2 which were any good.

    Or am I now in shit?
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,732 posts
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    I dont think people could handle the Bitmaps shinyness combined with the extra sheen you get on a nexgen title.

    Rock would look like it was made of chrome.
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,732 posts
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    Same here actually. They diluted it with the ramps and stars, which with the 8 degree passing I just found frustrating.
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  • neilka 21 Jun 2013 19:21:43 18,136 posts
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    Six years late, but Chaos Engine!

  • Deleted user 21 June 2013 19:27:41
    I'd happily - nay, merrily - murder each and every one of you for a Vita version with online co-op. Couldn't believe people were dissing Chaos Engine on the first page of this thread, I'm going to presume they never had the chance to play it with friends/siblings.
  • Rodderz 21 Jun 2013 22:22:29 2,161 posts
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    \0/
  • YenRug 22 Jun 2013 01:26:11 4,030 posts
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    http://www.thechaosenginegame.com/

    http://getgamesgo.com/product/chaos-engine
  • johnson81 22 Jun 2013 01:52:15 392 posts
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    Holy shitsnacks! Goosebumps from that trailer. Chaos Engine on the Amiga was fucking immense. Vita, Co-op, decent price, instabuy.
  • quadfather 22 Jun 2013 09:58:03 20,002 posts
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    Still play it now on the snes
  • Cappy 22 Jun 2013 11:00:52 12,852 posts
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    The trailer is a load of nothing, artwork dating back to the 90s and the original game mapped onto a surface with some filter on top.

    It's difficult to summon much excitement when they've absolutely nothing to show after all these years, disappointment or scam, take your pick.
  • Menace 22 Jun 2013 11:24:10 5,888 posts
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    Loved it on the Amiga. But will not get excited until I see some gameplay vidoes (that look awesome). =)
  • binster 24 Jun 2013 00:13:02 562 posts
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    Saw this this weekend at Rezzed. It appears to be a pixel perfect PC conversion of the AGA Amiga version. Didn't see anything different or new about it. So... I guess that's cool.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 24 Jun 2013 00:33:19 28,356 posts
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    As long as the music is untouched I'm all for it, as it's the music that really stuck in my head. Gameplay is great too :)
  • Rodderz 24 Jun 2013 00:46:05 2,161 posts
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    @DFawkes

    Yeah, totally agree on the music, right from the opening credits 'alarm' type sound kicking in :D. If I'm not mistaken it was the work of the sadly late, great game composer Richard Joseph.
  • binster 24 Jun 2013 00:52:31 562 posts
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    Yep, it was indeed RJ. That guy had skills. Rest in beats.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2015 24 Jun 2013 07:41:49 44,343 posts
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    Rodriguez wrote:
    @DFawkes

    Yeah, totally agree on the music, right from the opening credits 'alarm' type sound kicking in :D. If I'm not mistaken it was the work of the sadly late, great game composer Richard Joseph.
    Hah, appropriate profile pic there :)
  • Rodderz 24 Jun 2013 18:54:55 2,161 posts
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    @MrTomFTW

    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Rodriguez wrote:
    @DFawkes

    Yeah, totally agree on the music, right from the opening credits 'alarm' type sound kicking in :D. If I'm not mistaken it was the work of the sadly late, great game composer Richard Joseph.
    Hah, appropriate profile pic there :)
    Yep! Loved a bit of co-op Chaos Engine when I was a young'un! I remember I quite often used to like playing Mercenary and my mate would play Navvie :). NODE ACTIVATED!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 30 Aug 2013 22:19:15 28,356 posts
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    Chaos Engine is out now, for those that missed it on the front page. Pretty much a direct port with online multiplayer added for 7, which I'd be happy with if I actually knew anyone else that was interested.
  • spamdangled 30 Aug 2013 22:34:36 29,093 posts
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    For a port of an ancient Amiga game, I'd expect to pay a hell of a lot less than 7 to be honest. If it was actually a new game with updated visuals and gameplay then I could understand it, but I just don't understand the point of this existing. It doesn't even have proper analogue controls, which is something I'd pretty much expect from this type of game in 2013.

    Then again, I never really got the love some people have for Chaos Engine. I didn't even think it was very good when it first came out, and these days there's hardly a lack of twin-stick shooters. It always struck me as something that gained a following simply by virtue of being made by the Bitmap Brothers rather than in its own right.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 22:35:17 30-08-2013
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 30 Aug 2013 22:54:30 28,356 posts
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    I like it because it's fun and the music is awesome. That's probably why it got a following :) It might not be super complicated, but it was (and still is) a solid shooter with interesting characters with varied abilities.
  • BeebleB 30 Aug 2013 22:57:53 1,141 posts
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    I'd be down for some co op chaos engine..I hear the port is a bit dodgy though..
  • SweetMrGibs 25 Sep 2015 09:31:52 871 posts
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    I've had my brief review of Speedball 2 published.

    http://retroresolution.com/2015/09/22/speedball-2-brutal-deluxe-atari-st-guest-review/

    Edited by SweetMrGibs at 09:32:09 25-09-2015
  • Deleted user 25 September 2015 09:36:06
    Thanks, I've been waiting eight years for your review before I decide to purchase. Think I'll leave it.
  • SweetMrGibs 25 Sep 2015 09:42:26 871 posts
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    @Physically_Insane

    I'd have written it sooner if I'd known.
  • Godofporn Most Generous Forumite, 2015 25 Sep 2015 09:43:21 5,756 posts
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    Whhahahayahaya
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