Just a 'Throwing it out there' type topic
Over the years i've always had a soft spot for Mastertronic's Panther, 1st owning on the Atari 800XL then the C64...and what's not to love?.
It's a very solid, Isometric slant on Choplifter, has a fantastic David Whittaker soundtrack (SID tune just edges out Pokey in my view)..and Chuck peavey did a fantastic job with the limited PMG avaiable on the A8 i thought, but the C64 version whilst nothing special, is indeed the better looking.
Game recieved solid enough scores on C64 with ZZap 64 and A8 on Atarimania..but i've always been amazed Chuck Peavey's comments about it's creation on A8 cropped up numerous times in RetroGamer magazine, plus independent Atari publications (think at least 2, if not more have featured him talking on it..)
And it scored a whopping 10/10 in Atari Gamer magazine..with comment it was so good, it made other 8bit computer owners jealous..erm, really? it's far better on A8 than the ZX Spectrum version, but it didn't make me as an owner of the A8 and C64 versions feel so strongly.
Atari Games Press here at the time were like Zzap64 at review, game was solid, i did LMAO at reviewers comment about your craft looking like a squashed Strawberry...
Vids of C64 VS A8 versions...
Edited by Lost Dragon, 09 May 2017 - 11:15 AM.