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Speedball 2

Postby uncle_colin » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:36 pm

Does anyone feel that this game is far too easy against the computer? Admittadely it's an old game than no-one plays anymore (like Kick Off 2 :lol: ), but quite enjoyable against human opponents. However, I find it impossible to win on Team Manager. This game would be great if released on, let's say, the X-Box, but made tougher. Any thoughts?
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Postby Abyss » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:47 pm

Speedball (and especially S2) is one of the few future sport ideas that actually work well as a game, thus I fear a conversion would not be as enjoyable as the original. But it is an ace game, one of the best ever made for the Amiga.
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Postby durban » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:56 pm

am I the only one who preferred Speedball to S2?

I thought S2 got silly there was too much to do on the pitch, and the teams whilst an added benefit just weren't customisable enough.

Speedball Manager would be an elite game tho

I just liked the simplicity of the first, and the team names rocked!
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Postby uncle_colin » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:59 pm

durban wrote:am I the only one who preferred Speedball to S2?

I thought S2 got silly there was too much to do on the pitch, and the teams whilst an added benefit just weren't customisable enough.

Speedball Manager would be an elite game tho

I just liked the simplicity of the first, and the team names rocked!


I can't say I played the first one. Too many things to do on the pitch? I like the coin factor, the pick-ups are exciting with a wide-variety of uses, and the double points factor is good also. However, the stars on the side of the pitch make it too easy to thrash yr opponents.
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Postby JamesHBeard » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:01 pm

Speedball is definately better than Speedball 2 for 2 player games.. its one of the best 2 player games.

I am sure I heard somewhere that you could get something for the XBOX that lets you run an ST or Amiga emulator on it, hence being able to play classics like Speedball again.
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Postby uncle_colin » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:03 pm

JamesHBeard wrote: get something for the XBOX that lets you run an ST or Amiga emulator on it, hence being able to play classics like Speedball again.


Or you could just play it on the Amiga of course. :lol:
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Postby JamesHBeard » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:24 pm

Good point, I have 4 Amigas...
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Postby SimonB » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:22 pm

Speedball is indeed a better game than SB2

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Postby Danny D » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:02 pm

Speedball 2 was/is one of the best games EVER! Throw down the metal gauntlet ! Can anyone send me an amiga copy on floppy ? PLEASE !!
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Postby Robert » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:59 pm

SimonB wrote:Speedball is indeed a better game than SB2

Robert ' I'm the greatest SB2 player of all time' Swift was a pleasure to thrash the last time we played muhahahaha!


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Postby durban » Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:38 pm

Erm, I could probably set up an online version of Speedball 2 if you all asked nicely...

Or maybe speedball would be easier...

Not promising anything but I can have a go of hacking the Kailerra code for Winuae if you liked?
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Postby Sam » Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:10 pm

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Postby kofoed » Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:46 pm

what happened to the Speedball Arena project?

http://www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk/our-ga ... /index.htm

there are some nice screenshots on this page but the link to the official site doesn't work.
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