Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

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Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by R-Tape » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 am

And could there be a classier way to announce it?
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Back when we were still banging rocks
Some people were in for some shocks.
A game came before us,
It's name was Buzzsaw+,
And now it's on tape in a box!!! :D
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by Joefish » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:30 pm

*PARPS own trumpet*

With thanks to Simon and Graz at Cronosoft.
It's the original (and best) Box Deluxe Mix on tape.
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Post by MatGubbins » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:18 pm

I would like to make it known that no ferrets were harmed in the announcement of this wonderful news.
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by Joefish » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:10 pm

Nor in the production of the cassette inserts.
But we had to force-feed the squid some pretty weird sh*t to get the right coloured inks. :mrgreen:
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by R-Tape » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:25 pm

Well I've got my pre-order in. Looking forward to seeing it again. I think I played this on real hardware when it was released but not a little time has passed since then. Maybe I should dig out my little CRT telly to get maximum 'colour blend'.

Was a big fancy Monument release with loads of extras never on the cards?
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by Joefish » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:51 pm

There were to be some extras but all the stuff I wanted didn't come together. Some of the artwork has been mislaid, and I never finished my developer diary write-up. I figured it was time to stop mucking about and get it on tape. I might put out the free version source code at some point.
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by R-Tape » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:38 am

I wanted to play this on the 23rd but couldn't collect it in time. Fired it up last night, and after an initial side A tape load error panic, side B worked fine. We've habituated to rainbow graphics so we're unlikely to ever get the dropped jaws of 2013 again, but playing it on tape still felt like a landmark event. Enjoyed playing it, I'm rusty though, I thought I was coasting until things rapidly got on top of me around level 5.
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There were to be some extras but all the stuff I wanted didn't come together.
Apart from red blood (I think, can't check right now) I didn't realise some things were different until about level 4 with cyan dudes.
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by Joefish » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 am

The Jelly Ghosts and Ghouls are swapped back to their original colours as I designed them (Green, Cyan). The order is slightly different so that the Robot comes fifth. So if you ever make it to Level 10 you'll see there's a new baddie instead of the Mean Robot you (might be) used to. I can't get that far! And you can actually complete level 10 and there's an everlasting Level 11 instead. And before you try it, the cheat mode doesn't work! Also, the starting Hi-Scores are higher. Which I forgot to fix when I put out the free version.

Sorry to hear you got a loading error off one side. I'm afraid quality control is down to the chief ferret furtler.
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by R-Tape » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:09 am

Joefish wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 am
Sorry to hear you got a loading error off one side. I'm afraid quality control is down to the chief ferret furtler.
It's no problem and I think it's intentional - different recordings at different volumes to allow for our increasingly temperamental hardware. That's how Monument do their stuff anyway.
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Re: Buzzsaw+ finally available on cassette!

Post by R-Tape » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:59 pm

Joefish wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 am
So if you ever make it to Level 10 you'll see there's a new baddie instead of the Mean Robot you (might be) used to. I can't get that far!
Okay - I really want to see this new sprite so that's a job for the weekend, I hope you haven't installed any antihack measures ;)
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