New DSiWare Platformer, Port of Amiga Game?

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Aug 26, 2009
  1. Hadrian
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    Just announced for release in Europe & Austrailia this Friday comes a new platformer for the DSiWare service called "Oscar in Toyland".

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    It looks like a port of an Amiga game called "Oscar". It was meant to have been the next Sonic/Mario back in the early 90's but when it was release it turned out to be just another run of the mill generic platformer devoid of new ideas, in fact it used some levels and the engine from an existing Amiga game called "Trolls". There was still some fun to have with the game and sadly its still better then most modern platformers so some may enjoy it more.

    For those without a DSi though...don't worry there was a SNES port too so it may work on a emulator and not only that but the Amiga/SNES/DOS versions do look better.

    The official website has more screens and a trailer.
     
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    Reminds me of Bubsy and High Seas Havoc put together.
     
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    It wasn't as bad as Bubsy.
     
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    It's the graphics that remind me of both games however this is better than Bubsy gameplay wise, love the map, much needed for any game retro or modern.
     
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    I'd love to see more Amiga ports in the future. There are a lot of awesome games on it... [​IMG]
     
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    I agree to that, there were loads due for the GBA but only the Cinemware games made it and the eventual port of James Pond 2 - Robocod got cancelled when the publisher lost the rights. The version that did come out for GBA/DS was butchered with all new levels and had the wrong enemy themes in them.
     
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    Yeah, tried to play it for a bit... it wasn't the same thing.
    About the Cinemaware games, I'd have loved to see It Came from the Desert on GBA. It's a shame they didn't port more games on it.

    We could always hope for some other ports on the DS... right, right? [​IMG]
     
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    looks cool but I bet they will chuck this out as PREMIUM [​IMG]

    only have 300points left now out of my 1000 doh!


    and yeah AMIGA GAMES are/was cool ... they should re release BOBS BAD DAY that was a cool game although not sure how you would use the stylus when the main aim of the game was to rotate the maze around the character [​IMG]

     
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    You would like to check "2743 - Labyrinth (Europe)" ...
     
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    looks pretty cool
    sort of looks like super granny lol
     
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    Yup, this game JUST came out on UK DSiWare.
    I'm gonna grab this, Pop+ and Mario Vs DK March of the Minis, I could use my DSiWare fix.

    Edit: Geez, I shouldn't have downloaded that. The graphics are a mess, the music ain't all that good, and it's a chore to play.
     
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    the only thing tht can make this game better is touchscreen so lets see how well they have used it
     

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