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Re: PAL PlayStation At 18
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2013, 11:30:00 AM »
Few more odds 'n' sods:

Time Commando was a novel slant on the beat-em-up genre.Looked gorgeous, had an intelligent fighting system (lure foes to their death, get them to fight each other, not you etc), but sadly let down by frustrating contols.

Great range of time periods to fight through though:Prehistoric times, ancient Rome, medievil Europe, feudal Japan, the wild west, WWI, then couple of future-era settings.The weapons avaiable to you of course were from that era.

Power Diggerz:Original game for sure (mental at times with you being given a range of play options from the more sim-like approach of digging+dumping soil etc into a truck, to an obstacle course creation kit type level or smashing in cars houses etc, to saving turtles or serving up curry!.Best thing about the game? the Jap madman shouting randoms at you!).

Panzer Front: WW2 Tank stategy game that's not for the faint-hearted, if it's depth your after in a console game....


Namco's Ace Combat was based around Arcade Air Combat 22, but rather than just convert the coin-op, Namco felt it better to develop something more designed for home play, so nice to see some developers not content just to do straight ports.


Tempest X:Rather than attempt straight port (like the saturn version was) of the Jaguar game, which used the Jaguar custom chips to great effect in terms of generating phosphorescent particles, trippy effects etc, developer (High Voltage) used the PS1 hardware to best effect, so we saw shimmering side panels, blaster fire lighting up tunnel walls, effects bleeding off edges of things etc.

I prefered the more 'coming right at you' brillance of the Jaguar version, it 'feels' more hypnotic and 'pure', but again great to see a developer doing more than straight port.

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Re: PAL PlayStation At 18
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2013, 12:38:34 PM »
Deep Blue (Konami):underwater/diving game, break from the 'norm' of PS1 fare


Tiny Tank: A 3rd person shooter with some nice original touches on how to complete objectives, great sense of humour etc.Think Toy story crossed with Wild Metal Country (but great fun!).


Ball Blazer Champions:retained the 8-bit's classic gameplay, but introduced weapons, new arena's, upgradeable ships etc in bid to give game longer lasting appeal.

Trap Runner (Konami) take the trap-laying antics of 8 bit Spy Vs Spy and soup it right up!.

Unholy War (Edios), think a board game, but with projectile-based fights.

Aironauts (Red Storm)-influenced by Running Man movie, Smash TV arcade game, with parts taken from Pilot Wings and Nights, you play a criminal battling for his freedom via gameshow and you find yourself strapped into some wierd hang-glider like craft, as you do various challenges to gain freedom.


The Divide:Enemies Within (think PS1 Super Metroid)


Then if games are'nt your thing, you've things like:

Music+Music 2000 (Codemasters) and Fluid (Sony) etc.

 

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