Total reviews!
Handheld: 57
16/32bit Computers: 668
8bit Computers: 383
8bit Consoles: 58
16bit Consoles: 78
32/64bit Consoles: 105
128bit Consoles: 26
OnLine members
Currently: 32
Play old-school now!
Partners!
Retro Partners!



Best on 8bit micro!
Shadow of the Beast - Commodore64
International Karate + - Commodore64
Xyphoes Fantasy - AmstradCPC
Arkanoid II - AmstradCPC
Pang - AmstradCPCPlus
Wrath of the Demon - Commodore64
Night Hunter - AmstradCPC
Barbarian - AmstradCPC
Prince of Persia - SamCoupe
Lemmings - SamCoupe
Draconus - AtariXE
Best on 16bit micro!
Turrican II - Amiga
Shadow of the Beast - Amiga
Jim Power - Amiga
Turrican 2 - AtariST
Project X - Amiga
Super Frog - Amiga
Flashback - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - Amiga
Dark Seed - Amiga
Stardust - AtariSTE
Stardust - Amiga
Banshee - AmigaAGA
Flashback - Archimedes
Star Fighter 3000 - Archimedes
Warlocks - Archimedes
Cannon Fodder - Amiga
Another World - Appleiigs
Turrican II - PC
Universe - Amiga
Hurrican - PC
Tyrian - PC
Super Stardust - AmigaAGA
Dark Seed - PC
Pac-Mania - X68000
Best on 8bit consoles!
Pang - GX4000
Best on 16bit consoles!
Jim Power - snes
Donkey Kong Country - snes
Aladdin - snes
Comix Zone - Megadrive
Alien Soldier - Megadrive
Blazing Lazers - pcengine
Raiden - pcengine
Super Star Soldier - pcengine
Best on 32bit consoles!
Best on 128bit consoles!
God Of War - PS2
Resident Evil Zero - GameCube
Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
Black - xbox
Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
Star Fox Adventures - GameCube
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
Under Defeat - Dreamcast
Soul Calibur 2 - GameCube
Metroid Prime 2 - GameCube
Best on handhelds!
Metroid Fusion - GBA
Raiden - Lynx
Robocod - GameGear
Total hits!
Flag Counter
 
Game info
Amiga

Assassin

Assassin
GenreAction Adventure
Developer / PublisherPsionic Systems
Released1992
Media2 x disk
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Assassin is another Amiga exclusive 2D arcade action game, created by Team 17 in 1992. It is among the best Amiga exclusives, 'cause it's beautiful, very playable and with a few cool extra touches to the genre of action games.
 
Review
AssassinSTORY / GAMEPLAY
You play the role of a professional assassin, armed with a razor-edged boomerang as your main weapon. You are assigned to to kill a person called "Midan", but first you need to go through 5 levels facing multiple enemies that range from vicious dogs to wall mounted laser cannons, until you disable Midan's main power source. You have the ability to climb walls and walk on ceilings in order to move around and avoid enemies. I'd personally prefer some more weapon variety rather than this Sci-Fi like boomerang! I must warn you that the gameplay becomes boring sometimes but playing this game I was almost always curious to see what's waiting on the next level. Assassin is a great arcade action game that kept me spending a few hours of fun.

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics are great although they look a bit "empty" at the backdrops. The level details are, up to a point, adequate but, considering the Amiga's visual capabilities I would expect more here, despite the 50 FPS scrolling and animation (which is something standard for the Amiga games). The sprites are nicely drawn and they move with fast and smooth animation. The end level bosses are awesome, offering some of the best figures you'll possibly see in this genre of games! Now, regarding sound, the game features a great intro and main menu music, but lacks an in-game tune. Instead, the actrion is covered by a variety of high quality sampled sound effects that add to the game atmosphere a lot! Don't miss this one!
 
Screenshots
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
 
Sounds
Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
 
Gameplay sample
Some videos belong to retroshowcase.com (indicated); others not
 
Hardware information

Amiga 500/500+

Amiga 500/500+CPU: Motorola MC68000 7.16 MHz
MEMORY: 512KB of Chip RAM (OCS chipset - A500), 512 KB of Slow RAM or Trapdoor RAM can be added via the trapdoor expansion, up to 8 MB of Fast RAM or a Hard drive can be added via the side expansion slot. The ECS chipset (A500+) offered 1MB on board to 2MB (extended) of Chip RAM.
GRAPHICS: The OCS chipset (Amiga 500) features planar graphics (codename Denise custom chip), with up to 5 bit-planes (4 in hires), allowing 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 color screens, from a 12bit RGB palette of 4096 colors. Resolutions varied from 320x256 (PAL, non-interlaced, up to 4096 colors) to 640x512 (interlace, up to 4 colors). Two special graphics modes where also included: Extra Half Bright with 64 colors and HAM with all 4096 colors on-screen. The ECS chipset models (Amiga 500+) offered same features but also extra high resolution screens up to 1280x512 pixels (4 colors at once).
SOUND: (Paula) 4 hardware-mixed channels of 8-bit sound at up to 28 kHz. The hardware channels had independent volumes (65 levels) and sampling rates, and mixed down to two fully left and fully right stereo outputs
read more...
The Amiga 500/500+ (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colors palette
(32 to 4096 colors on screen)
 
Comments
comment on 2019-03-11 10:10:57
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
Μοιάζει σα να πετάει μπανάνες αντί για μπουμερανγκ ο Ταμτάκος! XD
 
 
Login to leave your message!
 
Retroshowcase games
Lethal Species
Music Player!
Play ZX on-line!!
Boot Screens!
Retro-games Trivia!
Old-school Crossword!
Is this my palette?
The logo evolution!
Manuals!
Beat them All!
Random Old Ads!
Design & developed ndial / dialtech.gr
Google+
 
Free counters!