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Amiga

Chuck Rock

Chuck Rock
GenreArcade Platform
Developer / PublisherCore Design
Released1991
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:7.5
Sound:7.5
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
An early 1990s side-scrolling platform game from Core Design, released for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, and ported later to Acorn Archimedes and Commodore 64 computers. It was also ported to various 8 and 16 bits video game consoles.
 
Review
Chuck RockChuck Rock's ever loving wife (Ophella) has been kidnapped by an evil and rather good looking guy named Gary. Your mission is to rescue her as soon as possible, but it's not going to be an easy task as you have to battle with several nasties across your way! The story is set in the prehistoric age in which there are plenty of dinosaurs just waiting for you... as well as creatures that come in quite different shapes and sizes (!). Note that not all of these creatures will harm you, rather than some of them will give you a lift across swamps or deep gaps that would otherwise be impassable! There are five levels of platforms action, each one being divided by 5 more sub-levels! Of course you are bound to pick up a few hits along your way and if you get too many then...you're dead, starting all over... So, do really want to see Ophella again? Then grab your joystick and go for it!
The gameplay is really nice, following typical action platformer moves in all eight directions. You may jumps on several platform in order to avoid enemies or grab a few bonuses, including energy portions (depicted as hearts).

Graphics are nice, very colorful indeed with plenty of details on screen. I would expect a few more scrolling effects at the background though (say, parallax-scrolling maybe?) but still, it does look good. Sprites move fast and most of them are very well designed. The Amiga version uses a few more colors compared to the Acorn Archimedes having though the same level details. But the differences increase when compared to the ST version, the last having way less colors as well as most of the background (and foreground) details missing!
Sound is pretty good on the Amiga, featuring a nice intro music which is also playing during gameplay (Amiga version only) accompanied by several sampled SFX!
 
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Sounds
Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
 
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Comparable platforms
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
Acorn Archimedes
Atari ST
 
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
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The Amiga 500/500+ (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colors palette
(32 to 4096 colors on screen)
 
Comments
comment on 2019-03-11 10:23:15
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
Πολύ κάψιμο με αυτό. Φοβερό rock κομμάτι στην εισαγωγή. Πολλές ώρες παιχνιδιού και με το Chuck Rock.
 
 
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