Worst arcade conversion

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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Kweepa » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:31 am

I think that mockup goes too far - the ladders should be simpler and there shouldn't be a skyline or a blue background. Also, Jumpman is a little too small compared to the barrels and Pauline.
Kong is awesome though!
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Ivanzx » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:19 am

There is another conversion of Donkey Kong on its way to be released and it looks really good and colourful...
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Ralf » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:43 am

Great news, Ivan!

Do you have any more info, maybe some link, screenshots, Youtube video?
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Morkin » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:47 am

I didn't think Kung Fu Master was that bad, in fact I quite enjoyed it. Then again I don't think I played the arcade version.

Didn't think much of Zaxxon.
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Ivanzx » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:56 am

Ralf wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:43 am
Great news, Ivan!

Do you have any more info, maybe some link, screenshots, Youtube video?
Its still a secret ;)
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Rorthron » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:09 pm

Ivanzx wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:19 am
There is another conversion of Donkey Kong on its way to be released and it looks really good and colourful...
Now, this I am excited about.
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:40 pm

Morkin wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:47 am
Didn't think much of Zaxxon.
Yeah, the original arcade is not great, IMHO, but the Spectrum version is dissapointing.
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Ralf » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:09 am

I never cared much about Zaxxon, both on arcade and on Spectrum.

But Kung-Fu Master was really a disappointment. It's sluggish, unresponsive and totally unplayable which is the big contrast with the original.

Another conversion that I don't like is Ghosts'n'Goblins. This game has actually high score from the voters on WOS, I checked it and it's 8.39. I completely don't understand it so I'll try to write more.

The loading screen is just ugly. 8 years old kid would do better:
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The game has very simplistic graphics, it a very limited number of badly drawn tiles and tiny sprites:
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It has only 3 levels of original 6 or so, with missing enemies and simplified backgrounds.

It lacks any music.

And it's too hard. Maybe on first level it's yet acceptable but try the second level with these little flying devils :twisted:

Yes, it's smooth with great framerate and scrolling but that's all. A bad conversion for me unfortunately.
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Alessandro » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:27 pm

I once wrote a feature for the GamesArk.it web portal about the worst and the best of Spectrum coin-op conversions.

Although it is written in Italian, the percentage markings at the end of each entry should be pretty self-explanatory :)
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Re: Worst arcade conversion

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Alessandro wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:27 pm
I once wrote a feature for the GamesArk.it web portal about the worst and the best of Spectrum coin-op conversions.

Although it is written in Italian, the percentage markings at the end of each entry should be pretty self-explanatory :)
Track and Field... great arcade game. As good as Hypersports.

If only it had been coded in the same way as Hypersports, we would have got a Spectrum classic.
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