Friday, 29 December 2017

Unofficial CD32 Release - Vivid Image : The Complete Amiga Works

Formed in 1988, it wouldn't be until 1990 when they released their first Amiga game 'Hammerfist'. Though it would be 1991's fantastic 'First Samurai' that put the developer on the map. A couple of years later the underrated sequel was released, a CD32 port was planned for release in 1994 that sadly failed to materialise.

Finally an Amiga game many don't even know was released on the Amiga is 'Street Racer' mainly because it didn't hit until 1997 and only Amiga CD, though CD32 users were unable to play the game as the disc wasn't bootable and it needed slightly more than the stock 2mb ram to load, thankfully JOTD has done a great job of jiggling the loading and getting a booting version for the CD32.

So for the first time all 5 of their Amiga releases are together on one disc and all playable on a stock CD32!
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    Here's the full line-up of games on the disc.

    • First Samurai
    • Hammerfist
    • Second Samurai
    • Time Machine
    • Street Racer

    Download is at the bottom of this post, which contains the game ISO, ReadMe and Cover Artwork which can be seen below.

    Thanks to the following people for this release;
    WHDLoad Slaves Written by;

    First Samurai - Mr.Larmer & Harry & Wepl
    Hammerfist - Bored Seal
    Second Samurai - Mr.Larmer & Bored Seal
    Time Machine - Abaddon
    Street Racer & CD32Load - JOTD

    Creators of WHDLoad / JOTD - CD32Load

    Can be downloaded on the EAB FTP server in the 'uploads/cd32' folder.

    Friday, 15 December 2017

    Unofficial CD32 Release - Mega Drive Classic Collection

    Another disc release, it must Friday already! One of my favourite discs for a while, the Mega Drive collection compiles 15 great Mega Drive to Amiga ports on one disc.

    Alot of the included games have thanks to various people as mentioned below been made to use the extra buttons on the CD32 control pad, in all 12/15 games use the extra buttons making some of these games easier and nicer to play because of it.

    But! There is a but to this release, please read the ReadMe file included for all the game controls of course, but also a couple of issues regarding a couple of games that should be read before playing.

    Menu Screen

    The 15 games on the disc are;
    • Aladdin
    • Cool Spot
    • Desert Strike
    • FIFA International Soccer
    • Flink
    • Global Gladiators
    • John Madden Football
    • Jungle Strike
    • Lion King, The
    • Mutant League Hockey
    • PGA European Tour Golf
    • Puggsy 
    • Road Rash
    • Wiz 'n Liz
    • Wonderdog

    In the download is the game ISO, Audio files, ReadMe file and Cover Artwork which is previewed here;

    Thanks to the following people for this release;

    WHDLoad Slaves Written by;

    Cool Spot - Mr.Larmer & JOTD / Desert Strike - JOTD
    Global Gladiators - Bored Seal & JOTD / John Madden Football - StingRay
    Puggsy - JOTD / Road Rash - JOTD / Wiz 'n Liz - Dark Angel & DJ Mike

    Wonderdog - JOTD & Bored Seal / Earok for the 2-button hack.

    Also thanks to;
    Aladdin - Psygore / Lion King, The - Psygore / Mutant League Hockey - Galahad

    Creators of WHDLoad / JTOD - CD32Load.
    Akira - for the Sega sample.

    Can be downloaded on the EAB FTP server in the 'uploads/cd32' folder.