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Ultra Violent Worlds
AGA/AmigaCD
Ultra Violent Worlds - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 3 reviews Manual Cheatcode 1 weblink
56 screenshots 4 boxscans 2 diskscans Miscshot Conversion Gamemap
Information
Year of the first release1998LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherAlive Mediasoft - Worldwide
Crystal Interactive - Worldwide
Dynamite - Worldwide
Vorlon - Worldwide
Number max of players2Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players2DeveloperVorlon
LanguageEnglish
ArtistsCoder : Peter Budziszewski
Graphician : Michael Edwards
Graphician : Robert Dean
Graphician : Stafford Hewitt
Musician : Tim Koch
Language in manualEnglish
HardwareAGA
AmigaCD
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseno
WHD installnoWHD information
HD installyesHD notes

- Game must be installed to HD for gameplay.

- Approx. 4MB HD space is required for installation.

Genre
CategoryShooter
SubcategoryShooter - Shoot 'Em Up
Dimension2D
QuickmatchSWIV
ScrolltypeScrolling - Horizontal
ScrolltypeScrolling - Vertical
ThemeDisaster - Alien Invasion / Abduction
ThemeFuturistic
ThemeScience Fiction - Aliens
ViewpointTop Down
Conversion hardwarePC (DOS)
PC (Windows)
Conversion notes

Amiga and PC versions were released simultaneously on dual-format CD.
PC versions: VGA

N.B. A Linux version was planned for release on the same CD as the Amiga/PC versions, but it never eventuated.

Classic compilation
Relationship
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Rarity: One version is common, at least one other version is rare One version is common, at least one other version is rareOne version is common, at least one other version is rare
Notes:  

[1] Min. Requirements: AGA chipset, 68020 CPU, 4MB ram (2MB chipram / 2MB fastram), CDROM drive, HD.

[2] ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS was released on dual-format CD (Amiga/PC) and has the following features:

- 256 colour AGA graphics
- 3 layer parallax scrolling (vertical)
- Two player simultaneous gameplay
- Fast, pumping soundtracks
- Brilliant, ambient sound FX
- 11 CDDA tracks [playback is independent of the game, however!!]
- Loads of awesome explosions
- Funky retro shoot-em-up playability
- Background animations
- 25fps on a stock standard A1200 with 2MB chip/2MB fastram
- Quit back to WB option

[Source: Vorlon Software announcement, courtesy of the Amiga Web Directory]

[3] Initially, ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS was sold via mail-order only by developer/publisher Vorlon Software upon release in mid-1998.

Interestingly, and probably without Vorlon Software's permission, Alive Mediasoft began selling the game on CD (notably, without the CDDA music tracks) in the latter half of 1999 (see HERE). The game's distribution in the UK was never officially announced on the Alive Mediasoft website nor in any of the print/online Amiga publications or news sites at the time.

[4] Reportedly, a full bug-fixed version of ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS was re-released in 2000 by Crystal Interactive on dual-format CD (Amiga/PC).

It was more widely distributed than the original release, at least in the UK, where it was apparently available at gaming stores including PC World, Dixons, Electronics Boutique, and Game. Additionally, it doubled as a music album by the game's musician Tim Koch and, supposedly, was sold by independent music/online stores in Europe and Australia. [Source: Amiga Flame, news item, June 2000]

[5] The ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS game CD contains 11 CDDA soundtracks for your listening pleasure which, along with the in-game music, are available in MP3 format from the musician's now-defunct website HERE. [Source: Tim Koch (old website), courtesy of the Internet Archive]

[6] ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS (demo) was released on CU Amiga Super CD-ROM #26 (Sept 98), and is available for download HERE. [Source: EAB FTP site]

[7] The background story to the game can be read on the now-defunct Vorlon Software support webpage HERE. [Source: Vorlon Software (old website), courtesy of the Internet Archive]

[8] ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS (online review) in Italian is available HERE (see English translation HERE). [Source: AmiWorld On-Line]

[9] The original Vorlon release of ULTRA VIOLENT WORLDS when last sold was exclusively distributed by APC&TCP after being unavailable for a handful of years. [Source: APC&TCP announcement (July 2007), courtesy of EAB]


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