Legendary 8-bit/16-bit European games

roker

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Here's a 90s arcade run 'n gunner made by a Spanish developer. It's got that retarded European aesthetic but it looks technically impressive. It could have been fun if you weren't Steven Seagal shooting at toys.


The sound effects are mostly awful but the gameplay looks decent
 

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Although it's not really my pint of beer, Psycho Fox
Ah yeah it is, Broderbund just sounded German :D
Broderbund is an American company, one of the executives lived in South Africa for a while and "broderbund" is the Afrikaans word for band of brothers.

I loved their games, specially Castles of Dr. Creep and Loderunner on C64, and of course Choplifter. My fave version is the one on SMS, it's a straight port of the arcade version that came out after the game had debuted on Apple II, written by Dan Gorlin.
 

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I am really not in to retro-gaming that much these days but the Amiga is the one system I'd like to buy and give a play. Yeah I could emulate, but what's the fun in that? I want to do some low-fi sampling on the Amiga as well :emb:
 

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I am really not in to retro-gaming that much these days but the Amiga is the one system I'd like to buy and give a play. Yeah I could emulate, but what's the fun in that? I want to do some low-fi sampling on the Amiga as well :emb:
I hope at some point the minis are hacked to support usb midi interfaces
 

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This game Fire and Ice: The Daring Adventures of Cool Coyote.

I don't think these have been mentioned Micro machines and Lemmings. But really anything Rare bought out during that time like digger t rock
 
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I hope at some point the minis are hacked to support usb midi interfaces

That would be cool…but also significantly more of a PITA than a normal system or an emulator since the minis are HDMI only you’ll need an analog out of some kind for any kind of real production.
 

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No mention of Flink? So far as I could tell. Game is fairly standard but the pixel art is (chefkiss)
 

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Here's a 90s arcade run 'n gunner made by a Spanish developer. It's got that retarded European aesthetic but it looks technically impressive. It could have been fun if you weren't Steven Seagal shooting at toys.

Also from GAELCO, the 2 World Rally games and RADIKAL BIKERS (I know many people here likes this one).

Very popular in Spain as well, The abbey of crime. I believe there is an english version around nowadays.
 

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Also from GAELCO, the 2 World Rally games and RADIKAL BIKERS (I know many people here likes this one).

Very popular in Spain as well, The abbey of crime. I believe there is an english version around nowadays.
I liked Speed Up from them. However, it does not fall in the 8-16 bit category.
 

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A number of games I'd have picked have already been mentioned, but I'll add this:

Carrier Command
 

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-Puggsy - megadrive/genesis, sega CD - all around great graphics, music, smooth platformer gameplay, had a US release, cart version has better soundtrack. The programmer was a talented demoscene guy and was able to put in some flashy stuff. He later worked on a number of higher profile things, like 16bit Disney games that are well regarded (Toy Story on genesis) and some of the lesser Sonic games (Sonic 3D on genesis and Sonic R on Saturn/PC)
 

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Also from GAELCO, the 2 World Rally games and RADIKAL BIKERS (I know many people here likes this one).

Very popular in Spain as well, The abbey of crime. I believe there is an english version around nowadays.
Abadia del Crimen was a MSX hit here even though spanish (and the game itself) is tough af lol
 
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