It’s time for another game review here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4 blog and today I’ll write about a fast and furious shoot’em up called “1941 Extreme Deluxe”.
I’ve tested the game on my Sam460ex and in emulation with WinUAE/FlowerPot on a PC running Windows 10. The version of the game is 1.1.1 and was uploaded to OS4Depot in December 2010.
The minimum requirements is an AmigaOS 4.x compatible system.
Studio-Grey/Badblocks was behind the concept of the game, while HunoPPC has delivered code (and bonus) and porting to AmigaOS 4.
You can download the game from OS4Depot by click on the link below:
The archive takes up 48 MB of space.
To install the game after downloading, head on over to where you stored it and right-click on it. Then select “extract to” and choose the destination. Once unpacked, it can be launched by opening the drawer of the game and double-clicking on the icon. The game will then boot up in windowed mode, but this can be changed to fullscreen once the main menu has appeared on screen. You can also change the configuration file directly.
“1941 Extreme Deluxe” is definitely a no nonsense shoot’em up. The aim of the game is to destroy all enemies and advance to the next level, while avoiding huge amounts of bullets flying around the screen. Controls are easy to learn. You use the cursor keys for movement, left CTRL to fire, B to drop bombs and ESC to quit. You can also use a joypad if you want, but I did not try that. There are many kinds of power-ups to collect providing you with better weapons, fast movement and much more.
So, how does it play? Is it a fun and challenging shoot’em up game? Let’s have a look.
Instead of including more screenshots, I recorded a short video of me playing the game through WinUAE/FlowerPot. I’d love to use the Sam460ex, but I haven’t got video-recording sorted out yet. Hopefully sometime in the near future, but time will tell. 😉
Now, here’s the video:
Playing “1941 Extreme Deluxe” was great fun! It is a difficult, hectic and challenging shoot’em up game (others might find it easier to play than me), but definitely a true joy to play.
Controls are easy to learn, graphics nicely drawn and the music and sound effects creates a fitting atmosphere. I will, no doubt, return for some more playing in the future.
I highly recommend that you download this one and get it installed on your AmigaOS 4 system. 🙂 If I had a scoring system on this blog, I’d give this one 5 out of 5 stars. 😉
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this game review.