Chaos Engine (3295)

chaos_box.jpg
System: PC
Company: Bitmap Brothers
Year: 1993
Genre: Action
Theme: Multiplayer / Science Fiction
Language: English
Licence: Commercial

Chaos Engine (ID: 3295)

Disks:
1 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Notes:
AKA Soldiers of Fortune
SHA1 Hashes:

973ec62974c15b0f6cc46957740a34265cf9205a  disk1.img
Added: 2019-12-30
Edited: 2020-04-20

Chaos Engine (ID: 526)

Disks:
1 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Contributor:
T-Pow
Notes:
AKA Soldiers of Fortune
SHA1 Hashes:

90b1f0d7a66d002875044167b2c447a524e39353  disk1.img
Added: 2019-11-21
Edited: 2020-04-20

Comments (11) [Post comment]

Mr Creosote (2014-01-12):
Although it may not appear like it, the Preacher actually turned out to be the best character to choose for me. He is fast, i.e. he can easily outrun enemy fire and he can acquire the "shield" skill which just has to be the most useful one by a huge margin.
Herr M. (2014-01-12):
Congratulations! Any hints and pointers, except being persistent? ;)
Mr Creosote (2014-01-11):
Update to the review: I've continued playing the game and I can now proudly announced that I have now managed to actually beat it without cheating :D Though, of course, not in one sitting, but rather by replaying each world again and again patiently.
Mr Creosote (2014-01-06):
Originally posted by Herr M. at 10:50 on January 6th, 2014:
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 21:30 on January 5th, 2014:
It really depends on what kind of game it is, doesn't it?

Yes, to some degree. But every system has its distinct style. If you are used to a certain palette, the colours are more relative and you might not notice such subtleties, as long as you don't look at other systems. Retro City Rampage uses this to a great effect, and might even teach you how to tell the different colour palettes appart.


That muted palette is not a necessity on the Amiga. The reason I mentioned James Pond is just that – it's running on the same system, but it uses a completely different palette. That lollipop Chaos Engine was actually ported back to the Amiga in the 'AA' version. It's really a pity that the Bitmap Brothers lost their touch there. So that current re-release is based on that one, too :(

The music is another difference between the different releases, by the way.

Mr Creosote (2014-01-06):
Originally posted by Herr M. at 10:57 on January 6th, 2014:
Did you know that (according to Mobygames and Wikipedia) this game was on the infamous German 'Index', i.e. it wasn't freely available? Any ideas why? Because it has a lightning shooting priest in it? Or are there blood drops in it?

The preacher just struck a nerve with Nintendo and Sega, so he was renamed for those versions. Most games of this commando variety were on the index, though, weren't they? Dogs of War, Green Beret, Cannon Fodder… they were all said to be glorifying war.

Herr M. (2014-01-06):
Did you know that (according to Mobygames and Wikipedia) this game was on the infamous German 'Index', i.e. it wasn't freely available? Any ideas why? Because it has a lightning shooting priest in it? Or are there blood drops in it?
Herr M. (2014-01-06):
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 21:30 on January 5th, 2014:
It really depends on what kind of game it is, doesn't it?

Yes, to some degree. But every system has its distinct style. If you are used to a certain palette, the colours are more relative and you might not notice such subtleties, as long as you don't look at other systems. Retro City Rampage uses this to a great effect, and might even teach you how to tell the different colour palettes appart.

Mr Creosote (2014-01-05):
Originally posted by Herr M. at 20:47 on January 5th, 2014:
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 08:54 on January 5th, 2014:
Though I'm not sure why anyone would want to play the version with the lollipop colours ;)

Well, if you grew up with similar graphics, you might say, that the Amiga ones are somewhat drab. ;)


It really depends on what kind of game it is, doesn't it? With Steampunk/industrialisation, I really connect toned down, grey-ish colours. That, of course, would not be appropriate at all in James Pond, on the other hand.

Herr M. (2014-01-05):
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 08:54 on January 5th, 2014:
I'm not sure why anyone would want to play the version with the lollipop colours ;)

Well, if you grew up with similar graphics, you might say, that the Amiga ones are somewhat drab. ;)

Mr Creosote (2014-01-05):
Re. the news of 2014-01-05: I'm not sure why anyone would want to play the version with the lollipop colours ;)
ze (2000-02-26):
very good
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