expired [PC] Steam-Cinemaware Anthology (13 Games Incl. It Came from The Desert; King of Chicago; Def. of Crown etc) - $2.90 AUD - Steam

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Pretty good collection of old classic games made by Cinemaware made mainly for the Amiga and PC.

You will get the following 13 games:

  • Defender of the Crown
  • SDI
  • The King of Chicago
  • Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
  • Lords of the Rising Sun
  • Rocket Ranger*
  • It Came From the Desert
  • It Came From the Desert II: Antheads
  • Wings!
  • TV Sports: Football
  • TV Sports: Basketball
  • TV Sports: Baseball
  • TV Sports: Boxing

From the website:

Cinemaware's Anthology of classic games gives you a fascinating collection of some of the highest-regarded, most successful games from legendary game developer Cinemaware! Relive that awesome, golden-era of videogames-feeling: rescue a princess in medieval England, become the boss of Chicago's Mafia, wipe out terrorizing killer-ants or fight against enemy invaders with your jetpack and raygun in the 1940s!

Choose to play the original Amiga version or the PC MS-DOS version (where available). All games will run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

The "Cinemaware nthology: 1986-1991" includes the following titles:

  • Defender of the Crown
  • SDI
  • The King of Chicago
  • Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
  • Lords of the Rising Sun
  • Rocket Ranger*
  • It Came From the Desert
  • It Came From the Desert II: Antheads
  • Wings!
  • TV Sports: Football
  • TV Sports: Basketball
  • TV Sports: Baseball
  • TV Sports: Boxing

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Comments

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    +1 for the nostalgia alone. OK, not quite. I still reckon I could get three buckeroos of fun out of them.

  • +8 votes

    Wings is the best game I ever played growing up. I am told some of the other ones are good too. Particularly it came from the desert.

    • +1 vote

      I played the shit out of Wings. The remake is pretty good, but a little unpolished, with incorrect mission text at times, and broken cheevs

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      The shame of it is, I've played the Wing's remastered edition and found myself quite disappointed with the gameplay. :(

    • +1 vote

      Wings was truly great, especially on Amiga. The music and sound effects alone were many times better than in lots of games of that era.

      This post prompted me to google it and up came the remake - wasn't even aware! Shame it sounds average (from the comments below).

      For those interested, the remake is on special at the moment - $4.30 (80% off) on Steam.

  • +2 votes

    It came from the desert! Oh I loved that. I reckon it was based on the move "Them!", an old B & W movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4URRp39XOo

    And I'm sure I played wings lots too. Would it still be worth playing though. Sometimes the old ones don't hold up so well.

  • +1 vote

    All games will run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    So not Win 10?

    I loved these games back then, but I've never had much luck getting old stuff to run well nowadays…

    • +1 vote

      No windows XP, ME or 98 either :(

    • +1 vote

      dosbox is the program you can use to run all the old games

      I use it on all my qfg games, as well as master of orion and the rpg forgotten realms and krynn series

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    cool. its came from the desert….. fantastic

  • +1 vote

    Wow some great games in there. Cost me a lot of time and sanity during the early 90s.

  • +3 votes

    1998: "Holy crap the graphics in this game are incredible, give it two or three years and it will be photorealistic!"

    2019: ""Holy crap the graphics in this game are incredible, give it two or three years and it will be photorealistic!"

    Awesome games though, especially the ANTS game!!

  • +11 votes

    Maaan a couple of those titles bring back memories of many a late night on my Amiga 500!

  • +1 vote

    Was it even possible to win a Joust in Defender of the Crown?? What was with that lol.

    • +2 votes

      You can but i always aimed for the horse

      To do it all you do is aim the highest part where it jumps up of the lance to the center of the enemy shield

    • +1 vote

      On the Amiga version it was pretty easy provided you played a character with strong jousting, it was a great way to win a ton of territory.

  • +1 vote

    Loved TV Sports Football and Basketball back in the day. Never played the baseball and boxing games but assume they are also terrific.

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    No "Beneath a Steel Sky"?

    And why the asterisk near Rocket Ranger?

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    *German version only available for purchases made in Germany

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    There was a dodgy looking part FMV version of It Came from the Desert on the NEC PC Engine CD I remember too.

  • +1 vote

    I can write out the intro to It Came From the Desert from memory: "The desert…unchanged for millions of years, and yet witness to a biblical prophecy come true that one day the meek will inherit the Earth".

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    Recommend grabbing the Amiga roms, especially for defender of the crown. The pc version was sadly of lower quality.

  • +5 votes

    UNDER 1min to read deal
    Defend of the crown….Oh hell yes…
    under 1 min to go to steam and press buy!!
    2mins later its installed!!

    I'm 14 years old again, Russian nuclear reactors are melting down, Halleys Comet is in the nights sky - and im playing Defender of the crown on my Amiga!

    hell yes i bought this!

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    So are these out of the question for Windows 10 machines?

  • +2 votes

    Cinemaware was my favorite studio for quite some time. Mostly played their games on Amiga back in the day. Feel like they should be part of my steam collection.

  • +1 vote

    Gonna need a joystick again for Wings… Look out Fritz.

  • +2 votes

    I think I'll buy just for Defender of The Crown alone.

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    Bought just for Rocket Ranger.