Really cool, looks amazing
Jackal - Amiga port
A downloadable Amiga game
Jackal, also distributed under the title of Top Gunner, is an overhead run'n gun-style shoot-'em-up video game by Konami released for the arcades in 1986. The player must maneuver an armed jeep in order to rescue prisoners of war (POWs) trapped in enemy territory.
Jackal was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on September 1988 in North America.
This project attempts to port the NES version with some graphical improvements on the Amiga (OCS-ECS) platform as our entry for #AmiGameJam 2021
At the moment there is only some footage available, downloadable version will come in the next weeks.
UPDATE 27-8-2021 - First demo version available for you to download and play.
It's a very WIP version so don't expect too much from it!
- basic jeep movement
- basic fire
- secondary weapons
- enemy soldiers
- enemy vehicles
- destructible props (metal gate, roofs..)
- stage 1 music (wip) by Simone Bernacchia
There are no player collisions (you're basically immortal), no POWs to rescue and no Boss fight yet.
As usual playable in both UAE and real Amiga hardware.
Fire 1: Machine gun
Fire 2 / Z key: Granade
P key: Power Up (granade turn into missile)
Esc: From Game or Credits back to Main Menu
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Id love to do a video on this. Its one of my favourite games Jackal and just recently found the NES version which is awesome too. I have downloaded the WIP and I have to say its spot on. Would it be ok to do a video on this? and also I could play test if you wanted, I play test for a few software houses now such as JoshProd and PixelHeart. Oh I'm Old Style Gaming from YouTube by the way .. let me know if you want me to promote this cos its class
Thanks for your feedback! I would wait for new versions in the coming weeks as the current doesn't offer much, but if you really want feel free to do a video, up to you 😊
I've always loved Jackal - great game!
Looks cool. Played the NES version years ago and loved it.
Just seen mention of this game from the Amigabill Twitch stream. Looks awesome!
Looks good, love the arcade and c64 version.
Looking forward to it, looks nice!