Jet Pilot wrote:Any US subs get their issue yet? It's running about 2 weeks late (and counting) so far.
adippm82 wrote:Imhotep wrote:Thanks for your reply. I did wonder why Swiv was getting criticism, it's an awesome game, I don't know how it compares to the Amiga version but it's pretty good on the Arc, as was for example, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 the Arc version is so much better than the Atari ST version, also the Arc version of Doom is regarded as being one of the best versions available.
I'm sure you know, but James Pond 2 : Robocod was not converted to the Archimedes by Krisalis, it was done by Gamesware, who did a few conversions such as - Dune 2, Simon The Sorceror, Global Effect, it was much better than the first game but an update was released later on called James Pond 2+ which featured (I think) improved graphics and sounds, and new levels.
What were the bugs in James Pond ? I'm tempted to dig out the old A3000 and return to these games and see if
I can complete them.
I had a go at these tonight, the first James Pond looks dreadfully washed out on the Arc, I will have to play it some more, but I have not encountered any gameplay problems as yet.
As you say James Pond 2 + was an updated version, and that is the one I have, certainly nothing wrong with this version at all, very smooth scrolling, and no flickering or stuttering to be seen, and the sound is very good indeed.
I also love SWIV on the Arc, it is a superb conversion, great sound, very smooth gameplay, and one of the few games that natively used the built in joystick ports on the A3010.
The conversions Krisalis produced on the Arc were astounding, I have a good few, Gods, Quest For Gold, Cannon Fodder, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, Chuck Rock, Populous, Manchester United Europe, to name a few, all of them are as good or better than any other version I have played.
Bless Krisalis for supporting the machine so well, they could not have made much money from it, with them, Superior Software, and the Fourth Dimension, the Arc had some great games in it's rather small library.
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