There’s been quite a few games out on the Amiga the last month, i have been planning to do articles about them but it’s been too crowded with the console stuff too so i had to do some priorities but that doesn’t mean that i have been ignoring the Amiga.
Simple and intuitive game,5 types of balls,64 levels (ranging from easy to hardcore difficulty),Original music tunes,25 trophies with unlockable prizes,Highscore table,Support of 6 languages,Extension pack of levels planned,Level editing tools,High resolution.
As seen in this screenshot, this is actually a commercial WiiWare game but the developer decided to give it away for free on our favorite platform!.
The game itself is pretty straight forward and it’s probably based on the Coin-op game Camel Try or maybe the 1992/3 Amiga game Bob’s Bad Day , you have a ball and to move it around you need to rotate the screen and as in both games i mentioned earlier it can get really fast, too fast infact and most likely die.
To Quote the developers , you have 5 types of balls and while that might sound hillarious….
The balls (sigh) range from “wood” to steel , see.. THIS IS HARD!.. ack! i did it again! , anyway it just means that the ball is harder to control (sigh) and will require more precise rotating and navigating to get to the end of the level, there’s jumps, traps, holes and so on so a ball of steel might be both positive and negative at the same time…
There is bonus stuff to gather and many of them is placed in spots that will take a lot of retries to figure out how ,why and where.
Loads of different level themes and with mazes to match.
The graphics and sound in the game is quite good,and the 3d is fast, really fast and even fast on the slowest OS4 hardware.
There is no sound scratching or such either, we have seen games and demos at this speed before but then the sound have been a bit iffy at times (even its been bearly noticeable for most people).
The actual Amiga Port is a great port, i have yet to see problems with it and i have played about 30 levels or so now, physics feels good, the graphics has no glitches, there is no screen lag even in full resolution with widescreen in WB window mode.
The most negative thing i have to say about this title is that i think it’s time to unite trophies-/achivements into 1 system and i hope someone will take the iniative to host and serve such a solution (like Amiboing.de).
I have tried the game on the Sam440 (basic) and on the A1XE G4 (radeon 9250+sblive+512mb).