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Line Of Fire: Anyone A Fan Of It?


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#1 Lost Dragon

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:40 PM

Now i admit to never having played this in any form:Coin-Op, Home Computer OR Console version.

 

Thought it'd make for a good talking point, espically considering the Sega Master System version is very different to the rest.

 

So, any fans of it?.

 

 

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#2 Lost Dragon

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

A look into how the game was converted to the ST/Amiga...

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:59 PM

Bit more UK Home Micro coverage...

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

This looks pretty cool, but I've never even heard of it before.


You know, one of these days I should snag me an Amiga.   It was prohibitively expensive in its time.


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#5 Lost Dragon

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:09 AM

Yeah it does seem to be a very obscure SEGA Coin-Op for many people, inc myself.

 

If you do snag an Amiga, it'll be interesting to see how you find the conversions of Coin-Op's to it, compared to the Genesis versions.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:26 PM

All that money spent on buying conversion rights, big, 2 page adverts in UK Press and for this:

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

C.U a lot kinder to Amiga version however...

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

Gamestm awarded the C64 version a Conversion Catastrophe award, describing it as:'bland, repetitive ugly, a shambles, with some of the worst visuals ever generated on the C64'... Fair enough, it should never of really been attempted...and do make clear the coin-op itself was never a huge success... They end with saying there weren't many home conversions to choose from and all were pretty medicore, Amiga version, whilst most faithfull, was still nothing to get excited about.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:44 AM

Amstrad CPC Press seemed to like it :)

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

I have never heard of this game? Did it have the same title on the Genesis or was it released under a different name? It looks very interesting and I'll likely have to look up some YT vids of it later to see what is it really like.


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#11 Lost Dragon

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

This is kinda what i hoped threads like these would achieve-bringing the more obscure Coin-Op titles to folks attention and then covering all the home conversions so they can try it on a format of their choice.

 

Only home versions:

 

Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:26 PM

ST Format really, really hated the ST version.

 

Awarding it 39% and hammered US Gold for releasing 'Crap' like this and Eswat :)

 

Described ST Line Of Fire as:An horrendous game, nothing like the coin-op, so slow, scrolling so awful, it wasn't playable.






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