Garrison (AMI)

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Garrison
Garrison - AMI.jpg
Platform: Amiga
Year: 1987
Developer: Digital Dreams

Garrison is an early Gauntlet clone, created for the Amiga during lack of an official Gauntlet port.

Unlike the later C64 port, only 2 simultaneous players are allowed, but if one dies, you can choose another still-alive character in the same level. All characters have the same appearance. They are supposed to have different appearances if 256 KB of Fast RAM are available, and these appearances are in fact on disk, but ignored, possibly due to copy errors.

The first 4 levels are always the same. Afterwards, a random level out of all 128 is loaded. The game and music were well received, except that the scrolling slows down players with speed 3 and higher.

Screenshots

Garrison - AMI - Loader.png

The loading screen.

Garrison - AMI - Title.png

The title screen.

Garrison - AMI - Main Menu.png

Before playing, choose the number of players and their characters.

Garrison - AMI - Start.png

Game start.

Garrison - AMI - Level 2.png

Enemies, generators, magic spells, gold.

Garrison - AMI - Hall of Fame.png

Game over.

Music

The game has three looping mono songs which set a fittingly driving mood, but are rather groovy for a fantasy game.

In-game, only sound effects play, and each only on one speaker: Those for player 1 and time on the left, those for player 2 and enemies on the right. Most sound effects are well-defined, except possibly who hits who. The time decreases every 800 ms to the sound of a drum, but audibly slower if too many enemies are on screen. If it runs out, all doors open to the sound of a bell followed by a drum roll.

All titles are unofficial and based on where the songs are first heard.

Recording

All songs were recorded from the game in WinUAE 4.1.0.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Loader Jean-Michel JarreSound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas Hommel 0:14
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02 Title Sound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas HommelSound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas Hommel 1:10
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03 Get Ready Sound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas HommelSound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas Hommel 0:00
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04 Door Sound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas HommelSound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas Hommel 0:01
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05 Hall of Fame Sound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas HommelSound Creation Studio, Pascal de Sapio, Andreas Hommel 0:25
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Credits

(Sources: Manual, In-Game)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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Download

(Info)


Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in Paula chip.

Releases

  Germany.svg   Germany
Garrison - AMI.jpg
Title: Garrison
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1987-0?-??
Publisher: Rainbow Arts Software GmbH
  Germany.svg   Germany
Garrison I-II - AMI.jpg
Title: Garrison I-II
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1988-01-??
Publisher: Rainbow Arts Software GmbH
  Germany.svg   Germany
Garrison - AMI - Highlights.jpg
Title: Garrison
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Rainbow Arts Software GmbH
  Germany.svg   Germany
Garrison - AMI - Top Shots.jpg
Title: Garrison
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Softgold Computerspiele GmbH

Links


Garrison
Garrison Platform - AMI.png • Platform - C64.png
Garrison II: The Legend Continues Platform - AMI.png
Notable Songs Title - Garrison
Notable Companies Rainbow Arts