Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

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Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby patrick295767 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:05 pm

Hello,

Very often I played Speeball 2, but still I had the impression that the 1 edition, Speedball 1, could be actually better.

Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby Stefan jL » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:37 pm

My favourite Speedball game is the first one and preferably the C64 version :)
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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby charliesgames » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 pm

no
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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby siriushardware » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:41 pm

No, I think both games were great but Speedball 2 has logical and worthwhile extra features compared to the original.

I would also say the same about Xenon 1 and 2, another duo of titles from the Bitmaps.

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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby spiny » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:44 pm

No

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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby Atari74user » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:54 am

Big fan of the Bitmap Brothers and Speedball 1 and 2. Subjective, but both are really playable games, 2 edges it for me, but the original stays in the memory, simply because I played it more as it came bundled with my 'Super Pack'.
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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby lostdragon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:05 pm

Speedball is bloody brilliant, but Speedball II improves apon it greatly.

Xenon is the better game than the all mouth and no trousers Xenon II though :)

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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby Total Eclipse » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:32 am

I always preferred the original Speedball compared to the sequel. Speedball 2 is full of gimmicks such as the multipliers, where as Speedball 1 has more of a "purity" to it.
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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby leech » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Either way, both should be ported to the Jaguar, and/or patched to support 4 player.
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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby Sturm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 am

And patched for STE/Falcon, to use Amiga ingame sounds :-). Same for Chaos Engine :p

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Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

Postby Zeusdaz » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:27 pm

I actually threw this question out on a "VS" compare video a little while back even thoug it was the Amiga versions, I myself preferred SB1 but SB2 won the vote in this edition.
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