Games galore #15: Luca Carminati games pack, Mutation Gold Compilation & Cyberpunks 2, Looty v2, Blask
Amiga games pack by LC-Games
The games are: Croins (an Asteroids clone), Hyper Viper, Kangy, Marietto, and arcade sports game Slalom Speciale.
|Hyper Viper, snake type game in a maze|
Some of the games have previously been released as shareware titles. Now you can download the ADFs from LC-Games' itch.io page, and enjoy all full versions.
|Kangy, a platformer|
Arcade gaming with neat graphics and sound, and you get the full package, check this out: "Croins" is a well made Asteroids clone with pounding techno music on the title screen, "Hyper Viper" a snake-type game with a funny looking green worm and less pounding but equally enjoyable music, "Kangy" a platformer with cute looking animals and palm trees, "Marietto" is quite a unique blend of several classic game styles and can get pretty hectic, and finally "Slalom Speciale" is an unobtrusive skiing game.
|Marietto - Pang meets Galaga meets Fury of the Furries|
All included games are decent titles, no technical spectacle here, but pretty straightforward, and very Amiga-ish, arcade gaming. Very nice - Molto grazie, Luca!
Read more, and download "Amiga games pack" from LC-Games' website page:
Mutation Gold Compilation & Cyberpunks 2
The individual games are: Doodlebug, Cyberpunks, Tin Toy, Tommy Gun and Castle Kingdoms.
|Doodlebug, included in the "Mutation Gold Compilation"|
Go to Mutation Software's "Gold Compilation" website page for more information and purchase:
Mutation Software has also announced a new game: "Cyberpunks 2" for AGA Amigas, a sequel to top down shooter "Cyberpunks" from 1993 (for OCS/ECS Amigas). "Cyberpunks 2" is said to be for 1 or 2 players, have new levels and new gameplay, and a tentative release date in late 2021.
|1993 game "Cyberpunks", sequel announced|
Read more about Mutation Software's releases at:
http://hol.abime.net/6231 ("Gold Compilation" original 1998 release)
"Looty v2" for all Amigas with 1MB ChipRAM is an updated version of 1993 public domain title "Looty", inspired by ZX Spectrum game "Booty".
Here you can watch a video of "Looty v2" (2020-11-19):
Read more, and purchase (you can name your own price!) the game at:
Blask, early first person shooter demo
Doom never stops. After "Dread" here's another 2020 low-spec Amiga first person shooter, called "Blask". Actually this project seems to have been around for quite a while, mostly under the name of "Alien Enemy: Dangerous", with occasional tech demos popping up - this one is the latest.
Not too much to show here, but this already looks quite enjoyable. Written in AMOS, it has what appears to be pretty smooth 3D graphics, proper graphics and color palette, and this simple, but quite convincing light source effect.
Certainly a welcome addition to the set of first-person shooters available for the Amiga, make sure you stay up to date on this one.
You can watch the latest tech demo of "Blask" on YouTube (2020-11-09):
You can download the demo here:
...and again some bonus gaming news:
Archon and Archon 2 full versions for free
In November 2020 printmag "Amiga Future" continued their efforts of releasing full Amiga software titles for free with the addition of two highly regarded classics: "action-chess"-type games "Archon" and "Archon 2"!
|"Archon" from 1985 (Amiga release)|
"Archon" (Greek for "ruler") by Electronic Arts was first released for Atari 8-bit computers in 1983, received rave reviews, and was ported to many other platforms, including Amiga. It's a fast-paced mixture of chess-type strategy, and realtime combat action sequences deciding the outcome of individual attacks.
|"Archon" combat section|
|"Archon 2: Adept" from 1988 (Amiga release)|
The games' disk files are available in ADF, IPF (Archon and Archon 2) and WHD (Archon 2 only) format, plus a manual in PDF.
Go to Amiga Future magazine's website to download "Archon" and "Archon 2":