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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:22 pm
by R-Tape
It's that time of year, and it came to mind, so I loaded up Kweepa's Advent Calendar.

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I'm still not sure what everything is. Besides the obvious, I can see the Christmas zen master, Saturn and several amorphous blobs.

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:08 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Snodgits by Creative Sparks.

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An isometric adventure that seems cool, big graphics. You're Benton, the butler in a mansion when things dissapear. Detective & mistery-novel style.

Now I'm trying to lookk for a dissapearing teapot through the mansion, but an annoying monster is always impeding my way.

@pavero , this game needs a map! ;)

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:09 pm
by pavero
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:08 am
Snodgits by Creative Sparks.


@pavero , this game needs a map! ;)
Yep, but I still waiting for RZX firstly. :-)

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:31 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Cowboy Kidz by Byte back.

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An interesting find. Similar to Desperado/Gunsmoke, worse graphics but a cool feature: You always ride around a running train while baddies try to shoot you. Sometimes the train can be either a 'shield' or a problem. I like it!

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:17 pm
by WIWC
I've started to play The House on the Tor, a 1990's text adventure by Zenobi Software.
It's pretty playable, with no Sudden Death Syndrome, in fact, with no death at all until now.
It's a mystery concerning a house that your uncle left you. No elfs nor trolls.

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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:14 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Backpackers Guide to the Universe by Fantasy Software.

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If you love exploring, this is your game. The third in a series (The Pyramid, Doomsday Castle, BGTTU) starring Ziggy.

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:22 pm
by WIWC
What did Bob Pape do after the miraculous R-Type conversion? Another horizontal space shoot'em up conversion of a Irem coin-op: Dragon Breed [Activision, 1990]. Not spectacular as R-Type but still a high level effort. Damn hard though.

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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:03 am
by Alone Coder
As far as I remember, there was a combo in The Running Man to turn yourself into a dog. But I've never seen it in walkthroughs. Am I mistaken?

Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:16 pm
by WIWC
ST. DRAGON [Storm, 1990]
As in Dragon Breed, released the same year, you control a sort of dragon which can use its tail as a shield or as a lethal weapon, while shooting at myriads of nasties in a horizontally scrolling enviroment. It was a Crash Smash. Pretty tough too.

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Re: Game of the day...

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:18 pm
by WIWC
Hammerfist [Activision, 1990]
Never understood back in the day how this peculiar sci fi game works, but now that I know, looks like I can't stop playing it (played it for hours last night). After all, it was a Crash Smash (95%), a Sinclair User Classic (92%) and a TGM Star Player too (92%).


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