Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Walker [CD32][SX32]

DMA Design / Psygnosis
Thanks to: JOTD for CD32Load, WHDLoad by Wepl, and the slave by Codetapper
Cover: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

An Amiga exclusive classic from DMA Design - a bloody, chaotic, tough-as-nails side scrolling shooter.

I know there's going to be a few people collectively scratching their heads right now. Walker is well known as a game that requires two simultaneous input devices - either mouse/keyboard or mouse/joystick - but for the first time it's playable with the CD32 pad alone.

For the CD32 release we've managed to make the cursor controllable by the D-Pad, and the Walker itself with the BWD/FWD buttons. The cursor moves quick when you're not firing, but slows down for more precision when you are (and of course you can still lock for more precision still). Full control explanation is in the help text that shows when you put the disc in.

Of course a D-Pad is never going to match the precision or speed of a mouse, so because of that:
- The original control scheme is available if you've got the peripherals
- Skip level and invincibility trainers soften the difficulty as much as you need