A Look At My Psygnosis Amiga Collection.

psyglogo2Thanks to various responses on Facebook i have decided to show my Psygnosis games collection.

Psygnosis was one of the best companies on the Amiga, they published the best games and they had the best box designs, well almost always anyways. What many have forgot over the last 20+ years are all the unpaid workers, all liscenses and contracts. Psygnosis had a lot of internal problems at times and it didn’t get better after SONY bought them in 1993 either, well atleast not enough before they left the Amiga market.

Anyways, instead of just putting out a gallery of my collection i decided to write a few words about each game too, i kinda regret starting this as it will take ages to finish…

The games listed here is in random order..

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Theatre Of Death. -The Software Shed –

Compared to the other games from Psygnosis in 1993 this one has to be one of most unexpected ones.

My opinion about it is that this is an Cannon Fodder copy and it ain’t a good one either, well atleast if you compare it with Cannon Fodder ofcourse.

The graphics was certainly one of the worst things about this game, looked bad back then and still do today.

To me this game was ofcourse great back in 1993 when i bought it because it was a Psygnosis title and i even completed the game too.

Verdict: Not crap but not good either.

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Benefactor CD32.  – Digital Illusions -. 1994.

I followed this title from the very begining of the game development as DICE and Dator Magazin had an exclusive deal about including weekly/monthly updates to the game in the magazine DMZ. It was fun to see how the game came along and it was even better to play it and even complete it.

I recall i brought (and a few more)  this with me when i went to serve my Millitary service and it’s amazing how the box survived those 12 months and still look pretty good even today. We had many awesome evenings and weekends at camp playing this game alright and in the end we completed it too. Sadly the announced DLC/extra levels stuff was never released.

Pretty good plattforming puzzle game, well worth a try for everyone.

Also got the Ecs box, everything is identical to this one, pictures due soon.

Verdict: Sweet game, wish there would come a sequel or a remaster/make.

 

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Bob’s Bad Day. – The Dome -. 1993.

This game was one of the games that looked brilliant gameplay wise but in the end it turned out to be quite bad.

The concept was pretty good and it was a clear rip-off from the arcade game – CamelTry From Taito. The engine works great, no slowdowns and such but there’s something wrong with it and it just grows stale within minutes.

This was the first game from The Dome for Psygnosis and it was at this time that Psygnosis started loosing ground and one of the reasons was this developer…

I got the poster for the game too, for some reason it is not in the picture here so i will have to fix that when i get home.

Verdict: Ok enough game let down by game design and general feel.

Ballistix. – Reflections -. 1989.

Ballistix was never my type of game and the only reason i got this one was because of the hype and media reception around it. Reflections went to become one of my favorite developers of all time but i never did fancy Shadow Of The Beast 2 (1 and 3 i loved) and Ballistix really.

Gameplay was some sort of hybrid mix of a football/speedball game.

Verdict: Happy i bought it when i had the chance as it’s worth a lot now, game itself is bad.

 

DSC_0529Menace. – DMA -. 1988.

This is one of many Psygnosis games that people remember being ultra good and that is for no reason as even today this game is a gem of a game.

It is disputeable if this game is better on the C64 or not and as always it is about taste and plattform choice, both versions kicks ass for sure and a proper milestone for Psygnosis as a brand.

Menace is the prequel to Blood Money which was released a year later. (see below)

Verdict: If you’re into horizontal shoot em ups then you must try this one!.  Ace game!.

Matrix Marauders. – In-house – 1990.

Got this game about 15 years ago and it is still sealed.

I had a copy/cracked version of this game for years and never really played it.

Not a bad game but the cover art make it look so much better than it really is.

I guess i never really did give this game a good chance but what i did though was that i must have watched that Intro movie a couple times more than i should have because i remember every detail even today, 25 years later.

Verdict: really good intro, cool box art.

Aquaventura. – In-house – 1992.

Aquaventura was a game i followed for a while because the developer was the same who made the first 3 StarWars games on the Amiga/C64 so i expected the game to be using the same but upgraded vector engine from those games. As demos and screenshots passed by it all looked just like a enhanced StarWars game at first.

In the end the game turned out to be less of an StarWars type of game and more of an StarFOX game (Nintendo), sort of anyway.

As you may have noticed, i have 3 versions of the game and why?, well first i got a broken set of floppies and then i got a replacement set from Psygnosis, a couple months went by and i got another set from them, some mishap in their offices i guess.  The last set was from a Computer games club i was a member in, loads of cheap games over the years but all of a sudden they started sending only floppy disks and not the boxes…  (WTF?).

Verdict: Fantastic Intro, Great game, one of the best Psygnosis titles.

Air Support.  In-house.  1992.

This is another Psygnosis title that was in the works for a long time and everytime some new information came out the more excited i got.

Me and my oldest sister’s husband played this quite a bit, he never bothered much with games but when it came to flight sims, that was a different story.

Around the time when this game came out was when i realized the most how slow our hardware was compared to the latest PC’s of that time as flight sims there had gone away from vector gfx and into textures/filled gfx.  Luckily we got new hardware not long after (the A1200/A4k) but as time showed after a while, flightsims was far from what they was on the PC’s at the time.

The game came with 3D Glasses, the 3D was ok enough but not really that good, the code from the game came probably from Anarchy’s 3D demo or atleast that’s how i felt when i checked it.  Correct me if i am wrong.

Verdict: Great Intro, great game and possibly the best Flight sim on the Amiga.

Red Zone. In-House.  1992.

Vector driven motorbike games was quite “in” in 1992, or rather, Vector/3d driven games in general was in and after the success of No Second Prize it was no wonder that others would try and get a similar success.

Red Zone was another heavily marketed Pysgnosis title and general great reviews all over the board but i thought it was a lesser game compared to No Second Prize (Thalion) both in playbility and speed.

Both games had great intros and i like to think that the Psygnosis one is the best but everytime i watch both i can’t decide which is the better (for its time etc).

Verdict: good game, overshadowed by it’s competetion.

Agony.  Art & Magic. 1992.

Now this was a game that set my world in flames, from the very opening to the end credits, this game was the best game i had played in years!. Thats a thing i said a lot in the past and i still do but sometimes i mean it more than ever and that was true for the first time i saw Agony.

The music is utterly brilliant, the graphics was ace back then and still today, it may look bleak and colorless but who cares?, the owl animation is so fantastic!.

This box is heavily sought after and regretfully i never did pick it up when it came out, but luckily i managed to pick it up 3 years later. New in a shop that was about to close down so the price was good too.

Verdict: I love this game, i love everything about this game!.

Leander. – Traveller Tales.  1991.

This was the first game that TT did and it was because of this game that they went to stardom for sure, you realized it from the first few minutes of the game that this game is something out of the ordinary.

Awesome graphics, splendid sound and the playbility/gameplay was fine tuned, it moved so slick that it almost felt unplayable until you got the hang of it.

The guys at TT didn’t stay long on the Amiga before Psygnosis wanted them to do console games but luckily we managed to get one more from them and that was Puggsy, more about that later on.  TT went to the Playstation after Leander and Puggsy for the Amiga and (later) the Megadrive/Genesis.

Verdict: Extremely polished game, 50/60hz scrolling 1/4 pixel parallex scroller.

DSC_0560Blood Money. DMA Designs. 1989.

First there was Menace, Now Psygnosis presents a DMA Design game – Blood Money -, that opening sample there and the intro with it must have been one of the best openings of it’s time (on any format).

I remember i saw this game for the first time at a random guy’s place that we met at an Amiga shop in Stavanger. No idea how all of it fell together but we ended up swapping (via snailmail) games for several years after that.

I recall i felt like a n00b when i showed how ecstatic i was when i saw his diskette box with 100’s of pirated games, i had tons of pirated games myself but he had so many new ones!.

I eventually bought the game some years later. i always tried to buy the games i liked but without a job and being under 18 and at school was ofcourse a challenge when it came to buy several games a month..

Verdict: Excellent sequel (to Menace) and it is still mighty good even today.

Shadow Of The Beast 2.  – Reflections. 1990

Reflections pumped out showcase title after showcase title, just about every game they released got rave reviews and big fan support.

For me, Shadow Of The Beast 2 never reached that status, i never got into it really. The first and the 3rd ones was a different matter.

I will not deny it looking good and that it repaired many of the broken designs of the first game but to me it never felt fun.

Huge box + T-shirt in a later section of the article. (still on the camera).

Verdict: Great intro, music and what not but the game was not for me.

Atomino. – Play-Byte/BlueByte.  1991.

I have no idea what happened with this game, it was first published by Psygnosis and it had an awesome looking box and then eventually 2 other publishers published the game. The 2 latest versions was budget releases but the box design  etc did it no favors. The version i have is the most rare one but there is also a Top Shots version which can be though to find aswell.

This game is quite an oddball in Psygnosis terms and i guess this is why other publishers stepped in ?, no intro in the game, music is nothing like you’d expect from a Psygnosis title. Graphics works good and the playbility is way over par and it is quite good in that area.

Verdict: Good game but confusing past for an collectors point of view.

DSC_0572Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons. – Papyrus. 1988.

Another Rare Psygnosis/Psyclase title this one, this game never felt like an Psygnosis title really, but it is a good game and it must have sold quite a bit too as there was 3 major releases for it.

Back when this game was released there wasn’t all that many games like this to chose from, action shooter/top down and it wasn’t before a few years later that the genre exploded with loads of publishers releasing their own game, the most known one must be Alien Breed.  If you compare those two then this looks and plays archaic and way too annoying for its own good.

Verdict: Good game for it’s time, looks and plays dated by todays standards.

Nitro. – In-house. 1990.

Another extremely popular Psygnosis title, way ahead of it’s time in many area’s.

The game starts off with an quite good intro, a intro which many might not have seen as loads of the cracked versions had this intro removed.

Ingame music and graphics has the typical Psygnosis standard, everything is super polished and if you compare it with other games released around the same time then it looks several years ahead of it’s time.

This game was first beaten by Team17’s Overdrive, many excellent games in the same catagory/style came after that.

Verdict: One of the Amiga’s best top down racers!.

Triad Volume 2 Compilation. – In-House/DMA . 1989.

Baal. In-house. 1989.

A 3 game compilation from Pysgnosis and Mirrorsoft, odd choice that they mixed the 2 publishers but with 2 Psygnosis games then i decided to include it in this article.  Baal and Menace is inside the box, 2 very good games.

Menace article above incase you missed it ,so read there if you want to know more of it.

Baal is another game from the same team that did most action plattformers in the late 80’s and this is very noticeable as it has the same scrolling and the same graphics style. The original box release is quite good too and some sort of an Alien copy look which must have shipped a few copies extra.

Verdict: 2 really good games in one box, Tetris being an added bonus.

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The MisAdventures Of Flink. CD32 – In-House. 1995

One of the last Psygnosis titles to hit the Amiga, Flink was the perfect game for the task as it took the Plattforming and rpg (?) genre to the next level.

Flink was one of the last proper plattformers on the Amiga.

There was a few things about the game that pulled down, there was no intro, the game felt rushed/unfinished in some parts and it was only released on the CD32 which was the smallest market on the Amiga.

Flink was often said to use the 3D chip in the CD32 but it didn’t take long before this rumor was busted. The reason why everyone thought it was using the chip was because of all the effects used in the game, mode 7 style and so on.

A sequel to Flink was released for the PC and Playstation in 1996/7, the graphics looks quite the same but Flink and enemies was replaced with Lemmings oriented graphics/style.

Verdict: Psygnosis Amiga’s Last swansong, a game up there with the best.

DSC_0606Lemmings 2: The Tribes. Dma Design. 1993.

Lemmings became an instant classic when it was released back in 1990 so it never came as a shock that it spawned endless amounts of sequels and spin-offs.

Lemmings 2 brought a lot of new stuff to the table and it certainly didn’t dissapoint. Better graphics, new engine , new features and all those new Lemmings variants. Snow, Beach and so on, it added a lot of things to the Lemmings universe and it is stuff that we today take for granted.

This time around there even was a fully intro too, handdrawn style, great looking stuff.

Verdict: Great game, wonderfull intro.

Combat Air Patrol. – Maverick. 1993.

This was Psygnosis second flight sim and many expected it to be quite a few steps up from the 2 year older Air Support, but that wasn’t so. The game is wonderfull and all but it ain’t up there with Air Support.

The game boast a kick-ass intro and the music in the game is also perfect, graphics is top notch too.

The best feature of the game was the Link cable option, playing dogfight in 2 player was great fun.

Verdict:Great intro, good game.

DSC_0615All New World Of Lemmings. – Dma Design. 1995.

This was the last lemmings game on the Amiga and it took use of the AGA chipset albeit very badly.

The game kicks off with pretty bad downscaled and dithered (low color) opening screens.

The menu looks awful and not very intuitive either, how this game needs AGA is beyond me as it was a huge let down back then and today even more so.

The game introduced a few new features and while they were great it still wasn’t anything near Lemmings 2 in terms of a full new  “upgrade”.  Ninja and Egyptic levels was very welcome though.

Verdict: Sloppy release from DMA, No Intro!, Low res opening screens etc.

DSC_0616Brian The Lion AGA. – Reflections. 1994.

I got all 3 versions of this game and that is for a reason, they have all different “exclusive” sections /features and the CD32 version being the best of the lot.

I have played all 3 versions to death, completed em all up to several times (Cd32 especially) and i can’t recomend this game enough really, go play it now if you’re into plattformers!.

The first time i completed Brian was back in 1995 when i served my millitary duty and it is quite funny to think back which games i brought with me there (along with my souped up A1200) – Flink , Brian , Benefactor , Darkseed and while i was there i bought Slamtilt and XTR.  Not a single war game.

Brian The Lion offers 50hz scrolling on all 3 versions and every version takes the hardware to the max with Mode7 styled effects and crazy ass blitter/c2p tricks, the game is a marvel and it wowed me back then and still do today.

Verdict: No Intro in here sadly, rest of game is of the top tier Psygnosis quality.

DSC_0620Christmas Lemmings. – Dma Design. 1993.

More Lemmings again, i never could get enough of them really and while i have yet to buy one on Vita/PS4 i still might do so one day.

Intrestingly enough this game was actually a freebie before they boxed it and sold it.  At one point it came with the Oh No! more Lemmings levels and later on it came on various mags and so on. If new stuff was added i don’t know for sure as i bought this when it came out without realizing the backstory of it.

Verdict: Great game although uneeded. Rare game today.

DSC_0623The Last Action Hero. – The Dome. 1994.

I have no idea where to start with this one really as it is one of the worst games from Psygnosis and only surpassed by Cliffhanger.

What a disaster this game is, unplayable , crappy music, crappy graphics, nothing in here is good, NOTHING!. How on earth Psygnosis let this one through is beyond me. How The Dome managed to pull off this travesty  of an game is a milestone itself and it looks like if the game was made in a single weekend.

Sidescrolling beat em ups on the Amiga was not a new thing, every game of this genre beats this one hands down!.

Verdict:CRAP!, rubbish!, PIECE OF SHIT!.  No Intro??! (DO I CARE???).

Hired Guns. – Dma Design. 1993.

After something bad comes something good, this time around it is something very good. Hired Guns is one of the best games of it’s genre on the Amiga and at the same time it is also one of the best Pysgnosis games too.

DMA has a long history and it is no wonder how they went from Menace to Grand Theft Auto 5, to be successfull you have to make good games, lots of them.

Everytime a RPG thread about Amiga games comes up on forums then this game is mentioned and many mention also the great sound track (which is better on A1200/A4k) or it’s graphics or yes, The 4 player option.

Verdict:Fantastic game, not much intro to call home about,but there is one.

DSC_0631Cliffhanger. Spidersoft. 1994.

The only reason why you should have this game is for collectible values, this game is so bad that most copies out there have been trashed/burnt, fed to the monkeys.

Yes this game is that bad!.

Clearly the worst game from Psygnosis ever, not a single thing is good with the game and it is strange how Spidersoft got the rights to this game and getting Psygnosis as the publisher, seriously this is even harder to understand than the “The Last Action Hero” stuff.

Even the box art is crap. I have no love for this game at all. I also read on a forum that the game is even uncompletable due to a “jump distance” bug, who in the world bothered to play this far to figure that out?.

Verdict: I have no words of how bad this is, that’s how bad it is.

DSC_0633Puggsy. – The Dome/TT. 1994

Puggsy was the last game from Traveller Tales on the Amiga and while they didn’t do much with the version at all the game still got their name all over it.

Puggys started off as an demo from the Demoscene and if memory serves me correctly it was called Puggs In space!.

The game features some very nice touches and gameplay and is one of the better plattformers of the later cycle on the Amiga.

Somehow The Dome managed to make the game fun, good and not a bad port at all, strange how they managed that when you look at the rest of their games.

Verdict: Overlooked gem, might not suit all fans of the genre. Great Intro too.

DSC_0634Wiz’n Liz. – Bizarre Creations/Lunatic. 1993.

This game took me years to discover, must have been around 2000 or so, had it in my collection since release but never did get into it.

When my and my girlfriend gave it a second chance then we couldn’t let go of it, addictive gameplay, 50hz scrolling and great graphics made this game one of her favorites of all time. We must have played the game 50+ hours in 2 player and probably the same in single player too.

Chasing rabbits has never been as fun before and the only time it have been as fun as this was when Rayman Raving Rabbids came out in the mid 2k’s.

 

Verdict: No intro but a very good game.

DSC_0637Second Samurai. – Vivid Image. 1994.

This was the second game in the series and while the first game in the series “The First Samurai” wasn’t a Psygnosis game they still got the publisher on board.

This series have been praised for years upon years now and to be 100% honest, i have no idea why. Only good thing about the series was the opening in The First Samurai, that tune and those graphics set my expectations too high for the rest of the game.

I always found the series to be messy, difficult and extremelyt dull at times, maybe i should give it another go?.

Verdict: No intro, feels unfinished at times and no graphics upgrade in the AGA version to speak of.

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Globdule. – Ex Animo. 1993.

This is yet another suprise game from Psygnosis, gameplay, graphics and sound is of excellent quality and it came out of nowhere.

I recall buying this game from the (then) local el-shop together with Jurassic Park AGA and that the reason i bought it was that i had not seen the game earlier and ofcourse because it was an Psygnosis game.

Took me years to complete this game but i have always had a place in my heart for this game, a true gem.

Very varied graphics was one of the reasons why i couldn’t get enough of this one.

Verdict: No Intro, Great looking box. Great gameplay.

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Microcosm. – In-house. 1994.

I will never forget the day this was announced and we got to see pictures of it. The Cd32 would finally come to a use for the future of gaming.

The game looked absolutely spectacular and unlike other FMV games from the same era this one was actually one with playbility, or that’s what we thought anyway.

The game turned out to be yet another simple game with cool videos, lots of cool videos. The actual gameplay was rubbish to be very gentle, and it was so boring that i never bothered to complete the damn thing!.

Shame the sequel never was released (Novastorm) as that game was actually fun to play, atleast on the Playstation.

Verdict: Lovely videos,intro and so on. Crap gameplay.
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Innocent Until Caught. – Divide By Zero. 1994.

This is another one of those games that you wouldn’t expect from Psygnosis.

IUC is another adventure game that starts off pretty quiet but eventually turns out to be a pretty good game and by the end of it i were screaming for a sequel. A sequel was announced for the Amiga in the endscroller/credits but, this game was never released for the Amiga.

The game came on 10 Floppy diskss,one of the largest Psygnosis titles before the Playstation era.

The sequel was released on the PC though, it had a new name too ” Guilty “.

Verdict: Quite good game, great opening too, never felt like a Psygnosis game.

DSC_0645The Carl Lewis Challenge. – Teque. 1992.

I had totally forgot about this one so i had to fire it up to have a look and within minutes i realized why.  Not a very good game!, it’s awful actually.

The Amiga and the C64 had lots and lots of great sports games and while most was from the 80’s and from Epyx it was no excuse to make a bad sports game like this. It pales in comparisment to Summer Games, California Games and so on.

Very weak of Psygnosis to not try and raise the quality on this one.

Lots of bad sports games  was released in 1992, games like Espana, International sports Challenge and so on.

Verdict: Bad game, no intro to speak of, Very dissapointing.

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Cytron. – Lunatic. 1992.

Cytron is one of the more unknown Psygnosis titles although it was marketed well and there was demoversions around too.

I snapped the game up because of a demo version and that was not a bad thing really as the game is quite good.

Cytron is one of those hysterical fast top down action game and can be described as a mix between Alien Breed and Firepower of some sort.

It is quite strange how Lunatic never got their name more known as they did 2 mighty fine games on the Amiga and many more later on.

Verdict: No Intro ,solid title and great box design.

 

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Shadow Of The Beast III. – Reflections. 1992.

This is one of the best games from Psygnosis for certain. From the very first second you just know how this game will make your jaw drop to the floor.

The intro, the music, the scrolling and those graphics!, in my opinion this repaired everything in Beast 2 and bundled it with 1 and created a new game around it called SOTB 3, a masterpiece.

I never got around to get all versions of the game as it got insanely expensive shortly after release so all i got is this version and a jewel cased one.

Verdict: One of the top 3 games from Psygnosis on the Amiga.

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Prime Mover. – Interactivision. 1993.

This is another of those games that i followed while it was in development as there was interviews and stuff in Danish Amiga magazines which covered the game monthly(?).

Back then the game was called Turbo Terminator and everything looked good until one day when when heard nothing more of the game.

A year later it showed up as Prime Mover and looked the same as before but this time around it was finished and that horrible name had been removed.

Cool intro, great engine for the racing/road and fast, maybe too fast!.

Game was excrusiating hard and i gave up on the game quite soon after i had got hold of it.

I found a very special demo version of the game in 1999, it was one of those 4 demos and 1 PD (advertised as full) game bundles for a few dollars.  Intrestingly is that this demo version is called Turbo Terminator and dated 1993.

Verdict: Great intro, very nice engine but very hard game.

Armour-Geddon. – In-house.  1991.

A lot of games get remastered and so on today so one have to wonder why neither this nor the sequel got that treatment is beyond me as these 2 games have a lot of potential.

I remember we played this game a lot in the milletary in 2 player mode via link cable and 2 machines. fantastic stuff.

Verdict: A landmark of an title, great box design, cool intro.

Armour-Geddon 2:Codename Hellfire. – In-house. 1994.

AG2CH was a major jump up from the first game yet it held it’s roots very closely so it never felt like it was alienating it. Lots of new features was added and the entire system was redefined.

I can’t remember if there was a Link option in this game.. need to check that one day.

Verdict:Awesome intro, boring “1994” box design, great game.

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Amnios. – Flying Chicken. 1991.

This is one of those games that i always thought i played a lot which i actually didn’t as i confuse this game with Psygnosis’s Awesome.

I will cover Awesome too but not right here.

Amnios is quite good for a shoot em up like this and the graphics may have looked a little bit on the sharp side of things but once you had figured out how it all worked , thats when you started appriciating the game and it’s quality.

Verdict:Excellent looking box design, great intro and design.

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Barbarian. – In-house. 1987.

This was the first Psygnosis game i played and i still get the chills when i see pictures of it today (or even the box).

That scream in the intro, that huge dude with that sword smashing that chain, those graphics blew my mind.I actually think i managed to complete this game which is quite odd as the control system is super sucky but i guess that’s what happens when you have no games and are stuck with launch games which followed your friends machine.

Funnily enough i and many others confused this game with Death Sword (and it’s sequel(a lot but luckily that game also came to the Amiga eventually.

Verdict: Intro was perfect, great box design and a horrible control system.

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Barbarian II. – Pandamonium. 1991.

It took several years before this sequel came and one of the reasons was probably becaquse they wanted a better control system and possibly a larger market?.

It didn’t matter that it took 4 years as this sequel was way better than expected and this time around they even put in some control system aswell as a proper fighting mechanic.

A great opening intro this time around too, although not everyone got to see that one as there was 2 versions out there and 1 of them had no intro.

Verdict: Much better than the first game, great looking box too.

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Terrorpods. – In-house. 1987.

One of the first Psygnosis titles that i remember yet i do not remember if i liked it, most likely not as i am sure i would have been able to explain it all better.

Best thing about it must be the poster and the t-shirt i guess.

It has a intro but i am not sure if i should mention it as it looks and feels more like a c64 game.

If you are gonna try this game for the first time anytime soon then be sure to check the manual first as this game is very hard to understand.

Verdict: Cool box, looks very pre Amiga.

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Infestation. – In-house. 1990.

Lots of strange ideas at Psygnosis from time to time and this was one of them, this was a First Person type of viewpoint game where you guide a insect(?).

I never liked this game but for the price i got it for it was ok enough as it came with an awesome poster aswell as that great looking box!.

There’s a intro in the game but that wasn’t all that good so i never really watched it more than a couple times.

I have always been fond of Vector games but that doesn’t mean i like everything really and the speed (FPS) in Infestation was very low and had annoying sounds on top of it i remember correctly.

Verdict: Not my cup of tea. There’s a intro in it. awesome box!.

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Oh no! More Lemmings – ADD ON. – Dma Design. 1991.

Data disk version, original Lemmings required to play this one.

Trivia, it is region based too so this one will not work with a Lemmings copy from Europe.  (my Oh No! is from USA).

Verdict: Cool idea to release just the data disk set and in a seperate box too.

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OH NO! More Lemmings Stand Alone. – DMA Design. 1991.

Stand alone version of the extra set of levels, some of these levels was later used in Christmas Lemmings etc.

Verdict: Cool that they have 2 versions of this edition. Great looking box too.

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Lemmings. – DMA Design. 1991.

This game needs no introduction i think, has to be one of the worlds most famous games by now.

Must have played this game a bazillion times by now and i will most likely play it more in the future too if there will be any new versions released.

So instead of going on about the usual game talk, Trivia time..

Did you know that Lemmings actually has several levels with game names from Reflections games? There’s levels called “A BEAST of a level” , “what an Awesome level” and ofcourse one called “A BEASTII of a level”…. i guess you know which games they’re from by now.

Verdict: Nice cameo for Reflections, fantastic game, a Kult classic.

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Lemmings CD32. – DMA Design. 1994.

This is one of the things that really pissed me off when it came to the Amiga CD systems, yes i am on about the quick and dirty ports that they got as most of them was Amiga500 games on a CD with nothing new.

Sometimes they even rebranded CDTV games which was basically just an Amiga500 game as CD32 and one of them is Lemmings CD32 which is exactly the same as CDTV version which is aexactly the same as the Amiga500 version.

Sad, very sad. Lemmings 2 had been out for years and Lemmings 3 was just around the corner and to top it off there had allready been 4 other Lemmings releases between all major releases so DMA / Psygnosis had no excuses here.

Verdict: Major let down. Great game thouigh.

DSC_0684Ork / Infiltrator. – W.J.S. 1992.

This is one of those games that i played so much that i can probably sit down and draw the level exits right away.

This game had so many good things in it and one of them was the level design, the game wasn’t all that big but it was constructed in a way that made it very hard to find the exits yet it wasn’t too hard so i kept playing it even if i died a lot.

The intro in the game is another high point and same with the scrolling system and refresh rate (50hz?) and while i do not know the artist i bet he came from the Demoscene as there is a few pretty cool effects in the game which feels like if they came from the scene.

The music is another high point, i recall we taped the Highscoresong and played it all the time and eventually we ripped the song and mixed it in Protracker.  Those were the days!.

Verdict: Awesome box, game and intro. Music tops it all off.

DSC_0685Carthage. – In-house. 1990.

Another cool title and one of those games that i so wanted to like but never really got into.

The intro in the game was pretty good although pretty meaningless too.

Actual gameplay was too fiddly for its own good and in the end it was just too much back and forth for nothing really and when it came to the cool stuff it was all over before it even started.

Carthage could have been a winner but instead it ended up being subpar and boring.

Repetative sounds and gameplay was the worst problem with the game but it didn’t help that the game wasn’t any fun either.

Verdict:Missed opertunity.   Cool Box art and intro.

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First shelf of my Psygnosis games. If this post is a success then i will do one more with the rest of the games (About 20?). thanks

 

Ok guys this is the end for now, the blog post is too godamn long so i will just post this today and i might do another one soon (for the rest of the games).

I hope you guys enjoyed this one, feel free to tick the Like button(s) (on both blog and post) so that i might find energy to do another one of these monster posts.

PS: keep in mind that i have over 2000+ more Amiga boxed games so i could do articles for years here really.

Thanks for reading.

19 thoughts on “A Look At My Psygnosis Amiga Collection.

  1. jeff

    Nice Psy collection.

    I understand you as i m a a Cinemaware fanboy and have all the US games collection.

  2. I got a complete Cinemaware collection too.

    sadly they’re also used a lot like the rest of my games, i play and collect unlike other “collectors”.

  3. facebooker

    awesome!!!!!!

    jesus man!

  4. Agony… Mmm… 🙂

  5. g0blin

    awesome post!!

    Those were the days!

  6. Two good games = Never die

  7. But its over 50 in the article 😉

  8. No Dungeon Master? 🙂

  9. Dungeon master from psygnosis? I have 1 and 2 but those are from interplay/ mirrorsoft

  10. Nice!. I need this 🙂

  11. I have this one too! And with the free sequel 🙂 (I also have a spare box with no disks!!!)

  12. Grrrr

  13. Is it US verSion or something?

  14. No – English

  15. Ok. Do we know the story behind this release?

  16. From what I can see, FTL released first for Amiga in 1988 then Psygnosis re-released in 1991 with the free Chaos Strikes Back. The Psygnosis one is fairly unusual to come by these days.

  17. I love Brian the Lion for Amiga CD32. I still own the original box, of course. Nice game from Psygnosis.

  18. J

    Please do the rest of them too

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