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On 22/08/2020 at 19:52, smac said:

Subwar 2050? Might have been PC only.

 

It was on the Amiga too as that's where I had it. I remember thinking it was pretty amazing at the time, though I've no idea if it holds up now. I should probably give it another go sometime soon. As I recall, it was essentially Wing Commander-but-underwater.

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15 hours ago, p b said:

Silent Service II on the PC was supposed to be good.

 

 

Microprose was obsession level for me as a child but that's certainly one of the games I sunk a lot of time into.

 

4 minutes ago, Zio said:

 

It was on the Amiga too as that's where I had it. I remember thinking it was pretty amazing at the time, though I've no idea if it holds up now. I should probably give it another go sometime soon. As I recall, it was essentially Wing Commander-but-underwater.

 

It was absolutely on the Amiga, because one of the more famous magazine scandals is Amiga Action reviewed the PC version on the sly. 

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I think this was one of the adventures Bobby Paterson went on as the Computer Warrior in the Eagle comic strip. As comic book adverts for toys/games went it wasn't bad. Every few weeks he ended up 'inside' the computer playing a game from the then current charts for real.

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3 hours ago, Dudley said:

 

 

Microprose was obsession level for me as a child but that's certainly one of the games I sunk a lot of time into.

 

 

It was absolutely on the Amiga, because one of the more famous magazine scandals is Amiga Action reviewed the PC version on the sly. 

 

Did they use PC screenshots? I remember the PC version being fully texture mapped and the Amiga version just flat polygons.

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59 minutes ago, new666uk said:

I think this was one of the adventures Bobby Paterson went on as the Computer Warrior in the Eagle comic strip. As comic book adverts for toys/games went it wasn't bad. Every few weeks he ended up 'inside' the computer playing a game from the then current charts for real.

 

The Deep

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On 21/08/2020 at 17:35, Qazimod said:

Terror of the Deep for C64? It’s more of a diving bell craft, but it was quite unique as you juggled maintenance of the craft (oxygen, fuel, generating energy) with navigation of the surroundings... that said, I never got very far in the game before everything went awry. :P 

Given away on the covertape of Commodore Format as well. I think it was the same tape with Aliens and a demo of the TMNT arcade port. Good times for a c64 owner...

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On 21/08/2020 at 23:13, DukeOfEarlsfield said:

The absolute daddy.

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First game I played that came with a keyboard overlay.

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Rock hard and incredibly tense. I didn’t get very far with it.


As a kid with a C64 I asked my parents for Led Storm. They bought me Red Storm Rising.

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The Deep is a forgotten arcade game from a company called Woodplace Inc, it did however get home ports to the following platforms Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC. MAME is the only way to pay the arcade version however.

 

 

Underwater unit did get a western release under the name Sub Rebellion and is a pretty decent PS2 title.

 

 

It's one of those genres that you think there are more games made in it, but it's surprising how limited they are.

 

There is also a game for SNES and Genesis based on the TV series SeaQust DSV:

 

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On 21/08/2020 at 16:19, Tomcat said:

Can anyone recommend any more?  i'm only into console games, so won't be getting Silent Service 2, which only got a PC release AFAIK.

 

Not that it helps, but it was also on the Amiga! I remember sitting there playing it with my mate Tom when we were kids in a dark room, whispering to one another in case the Japanese fleet heard us.

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