uMia: some Russian games 2

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uMia: some Russian games 2

Post by Ralf » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:39 am

A new batch of Russian MIA games from my collection

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1.
Sokoban Pro


Genre: Puzzle (Sokoban clone of course)
Author: Cobra (not 100% sure but I would say it's these guys https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=2620)
Language:Russian
Year: 1997 (nowhere in the game but my original file was called SokobanPro97)

To play it you must first load levels from disk - 5th option in menu, then start the game -1st option in menu. Play with Kempston joystick.

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Minotaur


Authors: Moment Records, Andrey Fedotov (mentioned in the scroll)
Genre: Board game
Language: Russian
Year: 1996

To be honest I didn't try to understand the rules ;) but there is a Russian intruction in the game if somebody really wanted

3.
Frog Path


Genre: Arcade:action (Frogger clone)
Author: Roman Rugalenko https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=12583
(by the way he uses a label Namor Corp in his games which is currently absent in ZXDB)
Alias: Frog (Frog Path is translation of the title, Frog can be seen during loading)
Language: Russian
Year: 1992

The download (games and screenshots):
https://www.sendspace.com/file/mv3en9

That's all for now!
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Re: uMia: some Russian games 2

Post by Nomad » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:55 am

The Frog Path loading screen is fabulous.
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Re: uMia: some Russian games 2

Post by Rorthron » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:26 pm

The Frog Path seems to be the same as the Freeway Frog BASIC type-in game in Melbourne House's book Over the Spectrum:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=18695
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Re: uMia: some Russian games 2

Post by Ralf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:31 am

Thanks for the notice!

In this case please decide mods, should we consider it a crack (and discard it) or a mod (and accept it).

For me it goes beyond simple crack. The author did a loading screen, an animated menu and translated the game. Personally I would save it in a database as a game mod with pointing to the original.
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Re: uMia: some Russian games 2

Post by R-Tape » Tue May 08, 2018 9:35 pm

Ralf wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:39 am
A new batch of Russian MIA games from my collection

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3.
Frog Path
For me it goes beyond simple crack. The author did a loading screen, an animated menu and translated the game. Personally I would save it in a database as a game mod with pointing to the original.
Now, I added Frogpath to the spreadsheet but I think I was lured by that sexy loading screen. Although it has a loader, new intro and is translated to Russian the game seems exactly the same as the original Frogger.

I'm not sure what the criteria is for a crack, and what would be consistent with the rest of the archive. Anyone?
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