Posts Tagged ‘the Bitmap Brothers’

Have You Played… Gods?

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Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.

Quite possibly the videogame I’ve put the most hours into without seeing more than a couple of levels. The Bitmap Brothers’ Greek mythology-themed (but only in the loosest possible sense) action-platformer was exacting and unforgiving, dirty and brutal in a way that colourful peers like Mario and Sonic were not. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

There was a time, in the late eighties and early nineties, when The Bitmap Brothers could do no wrong. The isometric wonder of Cadaver and arcade brilliance of Magic Pockets and The Chaos Engine defined my Amiga days as strongly as the work of Sensible Software, and Xenon II: Megablast blended tight design with electronica long before Wipeout came onto the scene. But it’s Speedball 2 that dominates my memory of those days, and with good reason.

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