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Amiga

Tubular Worlds

Tubular Worlds
GenreAction Shooter
DeveloperDongleware
PublisherDongleware
Released1994
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:7.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
Tubular Worlds is a side scrolling shoot 'em up game featuring pretty good graphics, a variety of weapons and enemies, great sound but rather repetitive gameplay. It is available on the Amiga (OCS / ECS / AGA) and DOS systems.
 
Review
Tubular WorldsSTORY / GAMEPLAY
As a Cyber-Legion cadet you're now ready for your final exam and aim to succeed. You must fly through four virtual areas of the challenging "Tubular Worlds" military simulation and earn the right to join the elite ranks of the empire's battle fleet. You have to blast your way through the enemies to survive and get power-ups and weaponry upgrades by killing the enemies, which will help you reach your goal. The game is quite difficult sometimes, as except of the enemy ships and ground-to-air defenses you must avoid hitting a variety of obstacles like the top of rocky mountains.

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The game features nice visuals. The backgrounds are nothing to complain about or to get overly excited, for that matter. The game's color palette is appealing while the sprites and backdrops move fast and smooth. The controls are very responsive and very easy to learn. The differences between the Amiga OCS/ECS and AGA versions are minor, and can only be spotted in some small details at the backgrounds, and the number of colors on-screen. Tubular Worlds' sound is quite effective an consists of decent sound effects and in-game music while there is also a brief intro sequence before getting into battle.
 
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Sounds
Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
 
Gameplay sample
 
Comparable platforms
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
Commodore Amiga AGA
 
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)
 
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