9 thoughts on “Amigos Plays Tearaway Thomas

  • July 22, 2016 at 9:14 am

    No.3 – The Larch is a Monty Python reference.
    The Worm that Turned is a Two Ronnies reference.

    And yes, it really plays that fast!

  • July 22, 2016 at 11:17 am

    This was spawned right out of the 'if it plays as fast as Sonic, it must be as good' school of game development. Slow it down to a speed traceable by the human eye and it's a very rudimentary game.

    You know how flawed movie special effects can be covered up by accelerating the action? Well, it's pretty much the same deal here. Hey, at least the graphics are charming and well drawn. They remind me of Beavers a bit.

    Did I disagree with you when you said naming levels was a UK thing? My memory has turned to mush, though it sounds like a reasonable theory to me now.

  • July 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Judging by your appreciation of classic British comedy, these guys would be right up your street. Look up the four candles/fork handles sketch on YouTube to get the gist. That one was voted Britain's favourite comedy moment of the seventies.

    Ronnie Barker was also synonymous with his sitcoms e.g. Open All hours and Porridge, which regularly ride high in viewer's favourite comedy polls.

  • July 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Oh, interesting. Like John, watching the video I was about certain that this was an emulation issue with CPU speed. 😉

    The game does look quite simple indeed, but I have recently been spoiled regarding platform games since I bought MonsterWorld IV on the MegaDrive/Genesis and got astounded by the sheer awesomeness of the game. Looking back at Superfrog which I bought upon release back in the day it is clear that there was a huge quality gap between Amiga platform games and console ones of which I was not aware of at that time.

    This said, I would recommend you try Ruff'n Rumble, it is quite good overall even if there are many things I dislike about it (inertia, the annoying slopes, too many flashy things all over the place, etc.).

  • July 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    That does seem to be the consensus amongst people who got to experience both platforms sadly. I was aware of what was going on in consoleland at the time, but didn't own one so it didn't sully my experience of the Amiga. I suppose you could say I was blissfully ignorant.

    Ruff 'n' Tumble arrived a bit late for me, and when I finally played it years later I was useless at it – that's all I could fault it (me) for. It certainly gets a heck of a lot right and has a very consoley feel to it.

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