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Thursday 18 October 2012

Timebomb - Amiga Beta release

If you have fond memories of playing Timebomb on the ZX Spectrum back in the day, you may be interested to learn that a modern version of the classic title is now available for your Amiga.

Currently in an advanced beta stage, the game is already looking very impressive.

Here's what the author, Coagulus, had to say about the release;
"After finally finishing the PC game JetHunt and got my coding mojo a bit back I decided to convert one of my PC games back to the Amiga. That game is Timebomb which itself was a remake of the Spectrum game of the same name.

It's written in Blitz but I used WinUAE rather than setting an Amiga back up. Hopefully it works on a real Amiga too.

The game is mainly for 1MB Amigas (OCS, ECS or AGA) but I believe I've managed (despite really rubbish coding) to get it to load a lower spec version for 512K Amigas (it works in WinUAE and Fellow) with trimmed gfx and music.

If you only have 512K of Chip ram then then 512K version is loaded also.

Hope it works! There's the odd flicker when sliding (fire and left/right) but the game seems playable. ESC quits out too.

Had to relearn a heck of a lot about coding and optimising! Had forgotten because it didn't really matter on the PC!"
English Amiga Board forumite s2325 has kindly uploaded a nice video of the game in action, which you can see below.

If all this has whet your appetite, you can download the beta here.
Note that the file is a zipped ADF file as the author hasn't yet found time to make a DMS of it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words, the hopefully full version is now available at:

    Along with an old Pairs game I did in 1999. I've uploaded them in .dms and zipped .adf formats. Enjoy, I hope!