Trolls is among the best action platform games for the Amiga OCS, Amiga AGA, Commodore 64 and DOS home systems. It was developed in 1993 by Flair Software.
STORY / GAMEPLAY
You are a brave Troll fighting your way through cute-looking and vividly colored environments, trying to rescue as many baby trolls as possible that are kept captives. Each level has a certain number of babies to save before you will be able to go to the next via a portal called PigStop. At the beginning, your only chance to survive is to jump onto each enemy's head and avoid contact in general but as the game progresses you'll find a Yo-Yo that can be used not only as a weapon but also as a tool that will smash blocks and open pathways. The gameplay and the overall level design remind us of Zool (and Zool 2) and Troll is surely a very addictive platform game as it offers great action, candy visuals and so much fun.
GRAPHICS / SOUND The graphics on the Amiga OCS are colorful and funny with smooth animation. Compared to the AGA, the latter has obviously more colors while the foregrounds and backgrounds are more detailed. The OCS version has up to 60 simultaneous colors so the overall outcome is very pleasant to the eye.0 The sound on the Amiga is equally fun, featuring some cool music scores and cartoonish, sampled sound effects!
GAMEPLAY VIDEO In our video below you can watch the Amiga OCS, AGA and DOS version of the game.
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