Loopz (AMI)

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Loopz
Loopz - AMI - USA.jpg
Platform: Amiga
Year: 1990
Developer: Audiogenic

Loopz is a puzzle game by Audiogenic Software. The game combines elements of Tetris and Pipe Dreams. The goal of the game is to combine pieces together to make a complete loop, which will clear it off screen (hence the name, Loopz). There is a timer for placing each piece, and even the first levels only give you a second to place a piece, making the game unnecessarily difficult. There are also 3 modes of play. Games A and B are pretty identical, but Game C allows you to play the bonus levels accessed in Game B, in which you must put missing pieces back together.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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Getting a Loopz in Game B.

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If you can make a large enough Loopz, you can unlock a bonus level.

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Playing the bonus level.

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Game Over!

Music

Loopz contains a soundtrack by legendary David Whittaker. There are 3 in-game tunes to choose from, each consisting of 4 variations/start points. For some reason, the second variation of each is found twice in the game's DW file. The style of music is mostly rock, but a few tracks have a bit of an atmospheric sound to them. The lead instrument is a pan flute with a synth bass playing the bass tracks. Whittaker would go on to convert his compositions to the other ports of this game. The Amiga version has the best sound, as it's the only one to use digitized sound samples. The Atari ST version follows suit, in that it was written in Quartet which allowed for digitized sound samples, surpassing the PSG of the Atari ST, but a few notes are off.

Because of how many variations of the in-game songs there are, as well as Tune B and C spanning over 3 minutes long, each in-game song has a fadeout after only one playthrough. The recording was made in JAM For Windows.

To write the music, Whittaker coded the music in his sound driver in MC68000 assembly.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Tune A 1 David Whittaker 2:08
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02 Tune A 2 David Whittaker 1:47
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03 Tune A 3 David Whittaker 1:47
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04 Tune A 4 David Whittaker 1:47
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05 Tune B 1 David Whittaker 4:22
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06 Tune B 2 David Whittaker 4:22
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07 Tune B 3 David Whittaker 4:22
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08 Tune B 4 David Whittaker 4:22
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09 Tune C 1 David Whittaker 3:51
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10 Tune C 2 David Whittaker 3:51
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11 Tune C 3 David Whittaker 3:51
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12 Tune C 4 David Whittaker 3:51
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13 Loopz David Whittaker 0:02
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14 Victory 1 David Whittaker 0:02
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15 Victory 2 David Whittaker 0:02
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16 Bonus David Whittaker 0:41
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17 Lose David Whittaker 0:02
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18 Game Over David Whittaker 0:08
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Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

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Audio Devices

The game uses the Paula chip of the Amiga, and uses David Whittaker's sound driver.

Releases

  EU.svg   EU
Loopz - AMI - EU.jpg
Title: Loopz
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Audiogenic
  USA.svg   USA
Loopz - AMI - USA.jpg
Title: Loopz
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Mindscape


Loopz
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Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - BBC.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - ZXS.png
Loopz Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - BBC.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - ELEC.png • Platform - GB.png • Platform - JAG.png • Platform - LYNX.png • Platform - NES.png • Platform - PC98.png • Platform - X68.png • Platform - ZXS.png
Super Loopz Platform - CD32.png • Platform - SFC.png
Notable Songs Tune A - Loopz • Tune B - Loopz • Tune C - Loopz
Notable Personnel David Whittaker • Ian Waugh • Paul Tonge • Allister Brimble • Koji Hayashi