For me... While I was blown away by Test Drive 1 & 2 on Amiga, these days I remember them more by what they did on Sega Megadrive/Genesis. They stuck two fingers up at Sega by means of not wanting to deal with them directly but instead started releasing their own games on their own cartridges, (Turrican being one of the early ones). And yeah they got hold of the Universal Soldier movie license and needed to do something with it hence why MD Turrican 2 which they were working on had a cheers easy Uni Sol make over. Bar the graphic changes, tweaks and 4 extra stages it's still Turrican 2 through and through regardless. I forget the term but Sega even changed it's cartridge id code so Turrican and maybe a few others would not run on a Model 2 Megadrive. Sega took Accolade to court over the use of it's id code.
And then out of the blue Sega bow down to their demands and the game GOD's not only get's a better port on MD than the Amiga but is fully licensed by Sega and shipped with new machines around the same time!
and who can forget the amazing Zero Tolerance. It was a very playable first person shooter that didn't require any fancy hardware and it came at a time when the only competition it had was Doom on Sega 32X and Atari Jaguar. Accolade had done something amazing for the time and thought impossible, they even added a machine link-up option if you bought and sent away for a special joystick cable. I've always highly respected this game as it gave hope to more Doom like games when there was none for 16bit machines, shame the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation put a stop to that having been released in Japan that same year.
synchromesh: Anyone know why thec64.com is down ?
Aug 2, 2019 23:06:45 GMT
DG5KR: When I was young I felt like the world was turning faster. The C64 was a world full of adventure. First Basic, then Assembler, playing incredible games with friends. It was the best time of my life.
Jul 5, 2019 9:08:27 GMT
Heini: Zieht den Bayern die Lederhose aus!
Jun 27, 2019 21:20:54 GMT
j.: @lordvico - I've noticed this with lots of games. I wondered if this was a PAL vs. NTSC thing and also wondered why the screen type wasn't translated for me.
May 3, 2019 1:01:44 GMT
j.: william - don't pull the joystick. If you need to pull to insert a USB stick - get a USB hub so you can have both plugged in at the same time. One way to save would be to use the game save-state feature. This would be the easiest to do for 4 or less
May 3, 2019 1:00:29 GMT
william: So far I am pretty frustrated using the BASIC. Every time I pull out the joy stick to put the usb into the machine it pops out of BASIC and goes back to the main menu. How does one write a program in BASIC and save it?
Apr 29, 2019 15:11:45 GMT
eBUG: Hmm how about the C64 makers include some Pascal software and other creative software in addition to games in the carousel ? :-D
Apr 7, 2019 22:45:31 GMT