Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Watchtower CD32 (Amiga CD32)

Copyright Cyber Arts, 1995 (OTM)
Unofficial Amiga CD32 Conversion By Heavy Stylus

Before you get too excited, this isn't the unreleased CD32 version of Watchtower - but as it's AGA enhanced and completely playable without keyboard input it's pretty much exactly what the CD32 version would have been like (originating from a small independent games studio, a fancy FMV intro or CD-audio soundtrack would have been highly unlikely).

Essentially an 'enhanced' re-imagining of the classic Commando coin-up, Watchtower didn't win over many gamers upon it's release due to its antiquated game-play, but none the less it's still a reasonable shooter - especially so with two players fighting simultaneously. There's nothing new here, and there are many other superior examples of the genre available, but as it was originally planned for a CD32 release it's only fair that it receives the conversion treatment (albeit unofficial).

Watchtower CD32 was created by using the HD-installer supplied with the original game. The protection check was removed by Hellfire; the game has been fixed to accept any code at the in-game copy protection screen.

This recently revised .iso (version 1.01) includes an improved boot sequence and full instructions on disc in the 'Docs' folder.

Watchtower CD32 Front CD Insert
Watchtower CD32 Back CD Insert
Watchtower CD32 (Full Game .iso)

(Return to the Unofficial Amiga CD32 Conversions page).