Green Thang - An unreleased action platformer sees the light of day for the Amiga! (Prototype)

If the recently announced Theme Park game coming to the C64 wasn't enough to whet your appetite, then how about this piece of news sent to us by Saberman. As we've just been told that our good friends 'Games That Weren't' have released a playable prototype of the unreleased Amiga game 'Green Thang'; a game that was meant to be released to compete and surpass games such as Zool and B.O.B but never saw the light of day... Until now.

Although a far more detailed write up can be found on the main source site below which you really should read, in short: This game was originally designed by Michael Pollard (code) and Alan Burns (graphics) and demoed to Creative Edge around 1994 with a working title of Frogs. The game later had a name change to Green Thang, however not long after the game was signed up it was getting late in the day for the Amiga and even though the game was to be ported over to the Atari Jaguar, the game remained unfinished for both systems with 2D titles falling out of favor competing with Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn!

Now thanks to Sean who had an early Amiga build, GTW were pleased to present an early playable prototype for the very first time, consisting of 2 early test levels.  When the disk boots, use menu item 1 to load a level. Enter either neonnights or twilightzone to load a level – then press 2 to play the game! Please note as mentioned on the website, you can run around and pick up collectibles, as well as shoot a few enemies, but there isn’t a huge amount to do!

Links :1) Detailed Write up 2) Download

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