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Software News   Software News : Old Amiga/C64 classic makes a comeback
   posted by -Sam- on 21-Nov-2006 16:17:39 (2613 reads)
Frogster Interactive has released a demo of Switchfire, a vertically scrolling shooter in the vein of the Amiga/C64 classic SWIV.

The demo includes English and German support, but the link text is in German.

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Re: Old Amiga/C64 classic makes a comeback
Posted on 21-Nov-2006 16:46:47
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With a lot of little gameplay 'tweaks' this would be an excellent game.


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Posted on 21-Nov-2006 17:28:11
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Tried it, not bad at all , makes me think of the game 'silkworm' on the A500


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makes me think of the game 'silkworm'


That's right. Silkworm was the forerunner to SWIV.


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Posted on 21-Nov-2006 17:43:04
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At first I thought it was a 68k AGA production! I guess it's for Windows then.

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Where are the pictures? From the discussion here, it sounds like there are screenshots somewhere, but I can't find them at the site given above...


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@ NomadOfNorad

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Where are the pictures?


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At first I thought it was a 68k AGA production!


Ha ha! Sorry. Windows I'm afraid.


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Posted on 21-Nov-2006 20:15:31
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Is this Amiga news because they mention, that the game is inspired by the Amiga/C64?

Or is an amiga version planed?

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Is this Amiga news because they mention, that the game is inspired by the Amiga/C64


Just because it is inspired by the Amiga. I thought it might be nice to take a look seeing as quite a lot of people own PCs.

There is certainly no Amiga version planned.


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Blech. It looks like a late 90's Amiga game, when they started rendering all the gfx even though the game is essentially 2D (e.g. Napalm, Burnout, etc). I always preferred the pixel graphics look for 2D games.


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I dont like how it is so big... I highly doubt the size adds much to the gameplay..

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Looks nice. now where is the os4 exe ;)

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@xeron

Couldn't agree more!

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Posted on 22-Nov-2006 2:14:33
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what system is it for?

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It looks like it's rendering in 3D at runtime, rather than 2d like the Amiga version.

Ok. Going back to my happy place now.


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