Like many, I didn't care much for Cybermorph when I first played it. So I wasn't expecting much from BattleMorph but I'm glad I didn't write it off as it blew me away.
Everything is improved (well, I'd prefer Skylar to still be green instead of blue), from the graphics to the sound (The landscape looks better and some things have textures. Transitions between water is w/o load times; The soundtrack is amazing) but particularly the gameplay.
CM is a dull pod collect-a-thon whereas BM has missions and objectives. It makes a difference. Different water types with effects is clever. The map function is welcome and there is so much to explore. Overall, BM is a hidden gaming gem, truly one of the Jaguar's best.
Loved this one on the ST back in the day. Extra special as it was a Christmas present from my father. I remember booting it up just to listen to the awesome intro music.
Neat to see this stuff, just I am familiar with Eric R. Smith at all being at Atari. Did he work on BI\WN?
Where can I find a redump of this for the Jaguar GD now it has CD support? Help please
This is one of my favorite games of all time. The cart also contains the best home version of the arcade-standard Tempest. What makes both T2000 and the arcade version on this cart so great is the controls. You would think that a game designed to use a rotational control would suffer when played with a dpad, but the game designer made the controls so precise you can spin all the way around a level and land on the exact segment you need to in order to grab a powerup or shoot an enemy before they reach the rim. The visuals and sound are also a masterpiece that still hold up after all these years.
Xenon 2 on the Jaguar was published by Peleiades not Atariage. We allowed Atariage to sell some copies, in their store.
Very interesting, does this actually exist?