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Bitmap Brothers 1991
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Being a demi-god might sound like a great thing, but it's far from being holiday at the beach with ambrosia and hot young priestesses swarming around you. In fact... it's hard work! After all that demi-god status is somewhat annoying - annoying in the sense of... why only demi-god?! We're talking about a great hero here after all - you! So, off you go to achieve the status of a full god.

Magic Pockets

Bitmap Brothers 1991
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Light off, spot on for the coolest boy in town: Bitmap Kid! (Yes, that's his real name.)

Don't ask for any background story here, that's completely irrelevant. You get a Jump 'n Run here with some uncommon ideas. The first and main thing about this is the versatility of your main weapon. Now... don't ask me what that is supposed to be. As it looks the Bitmap Kid is able to throw little whirlwinds out of his pocket. According to the time you keep the fire button pressed this whirlwind can also be quite big. The biggest variant will often turn monsters into some sort of pointdelivering goodie. That variant also has another ability: If you step on it it will hurl you up into the air - in that mode you can get higher than with normal jumping and also you can bounce through monsters. Downside is a certain lack of control over your movement. For some tasks you need it though.


Bitmap Brothers 1988
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

Although there were quite a lot "simulations" of real team sports like soccer in the Amiga's days, it seemed to be nearly impossible to port such tactical games with so many players to the computer. Most companies simply didn't care and published almost unplayable sports games. But there were also the smart ones like the Bitmap Brothers who thought a bit about different concepts! The result was Speedball, the summit of team sports games.

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

Bitmap Brothers 1990
Genre: Sport
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Atari ST

The successor to the best sports game of the 80s (see the Amiga section for the first part) - published on the Atari first! A few years after Speedball 1. Corruption and violence have driven the sport underground. At least that is what the intro says. There's not really much more violence, but at least the corruption has obviously been eliminated (no bribing the officials anymore ;). Anyway, you're the manager of a team called 'Brutal Deluxe' (what a sound name!) which is a member of the second league. And now guess what you have to do...

The Chaos Engine

Bitmap Brothers 1993
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga, PC

The Chaos Engine – a steampunk take on the Gauntlet concept. Let's say it's not that far fetched to assume there were fans of William Gibson's The Difference Engine among the Bitmap Brothers at the time. Though where said novel, although imaginative, is still well grounded into an alternate reality which does not sound all that far fetched, this game presents a scenario more akin to an apocalyptic horror movie: A Victorian scientist has built a machine able to influence the very fabric of time and space. That being fairly shaky anyway, what he unwittingly causes is the world turning into a surreal, monster-infected mess.

The Chaos Engine 2

Bitmap Brothers 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

Chaos Engine. The epitome of an Amiga game. Made by the Amiga company. The immensely popular first part actually found its way to the PC more than a year later after the initial Amiga release. But then there was nothing.


Bitmap Brothers 1996
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5.3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Is it just a cheap "Command&Conquer" clone or a game with new ideas? Both is right because 'Z' is obviously a part of the past wave of real-time strategy games but it is also far better than similar games.

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