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08 December 2002, 12:21
I'm new here so please forgive me for sounding like it :)
A few months ago, I was dating a guy who loved computers more than anything. I learnt a thing or two from him, but what really interested me was a game where you played this cute little guy that had to bust bubbles. I want to play it again but I have no idea what to do, or even where to get it.
I would love it if someone could help me out but if noone does, whatever :)
08 December 2002, 12:26
Welcome to our forum Sarah, but we have a dedicated section for this type of post, so I've moved it for you:)
As to what that games is, I have no idea, sorry. I'm sure someone will though.
08 December 2002, 12:43
Do you know what computer or console you played it on? Was it an Amiga? If so it could be Bubble Heroes:
08 December 2002, 13:02
08 December 2002, 13:49
08 December 2002, 15:29
Or Bubble Bobble
08 December 2002, 15:46
I would also vote for PANG :)
08 December 2002, 15:49
Bubble Bobble or Pang, I say.
08 December 2002, 16:17
All depends on the way you have to burst the bubbles.
Welcome to EAB.
08 December 2002, 16:53
Would asking the guy about the game be a problem? :D
08 December 2002, 19:29
08 December 2002, 22:27
Bubble dizzy you didn't have to burst bubbles, rather jump on them to get up while getting the pearls (dang did I get upset when I finally made it through all levels and found I had missed 2 pearls because I thought they weren't that important to get).
10 December 2002, 04:21
You guys are sweet. I wasn't expecting any replies at all. lol
The game I remember is called Pang. I'm amazed you all got it to be honest. I thought my description was a little vague.
I know what the game is. Now where do I go from here? My memory is a little fuzzy, but I recall my ex blabbing on about making the PC think it's a different computer, namely an Amiga. Am I right in saying this?
Once again, thanks for everything. MWAH
10 December 2002, 08:31
Well if you don't have anything there are some ways you can go from here. The game was released for several systems.
You could get an Amiga emulator such as WinUAE, you'd need a kickstart ROM for that though which is still very much copyrighted so if you don't have your own you can buy one through Colanto's Amiga forever.
Then you'll need the game. Under old game requests there's a thread telling you how to find the ADF you're looking for. That's the disk images. And then there's a lot of setup to do.
If you only want to play Pang and not any other games I suggest you go look into the emulator called MAME which emulates arcade machines. Google should be able to tell you where it's homepage is (MAME32 might be nice as it has a gui).
Then go to a place like www.planetemu.net and under arcade roms find Pang, put it in the roms directory of MAME (zipped or not) and run MAME. It has a quick and easy gui to get you started on the games so it should be easier for you to get started on that.
Of course I recommend trying out the Amiga emulation at some point and trying some of the other games available. But if only for Pang I don't think it's worth the trouble right now as it is a bit of work getting it running and the Arcade version of Pang is a bit better.
10 December 2002, 13:49
@Drake. Funnily enough, having played Pang on Mame & played it on my A500,& again in WinUAE, I honestly have to say I preffered the Amiga version! Maybe it was the tunelets or something, I dunno,or maybe the easier difficulty! ;)
But for some reason I thought it was more polished.
Maybe until,(or if we ever see Amiga Snow Bros.), it might have to rank as Ocean France's finest work.
BTW-Welcome to EAB Sarah!:)
You thought your description was vague? If you ever see some of the game quiz challanges put up by some of the guys here, your description would seem like a novel!
Cody, up for creating another guess the game pixel sorta quiz?
10 December 2002, 14:37
I would recommend sticking to MAME emulation... Amiga emulation can get complicated and if all you want is to play Pang, MAME will be much more user-friendly.
10 December 2002, 19:44
I agree that if you want to play Pang, you should stick with arcade emulation. Amiga emulation is very complicated for someone who never used an Amiga before. Also, by emulating the arcade version, you could also try the sequels, Super Pang and Pang 3.
10 December 2002, 20:04
@7-zark Well the MAME version is in it's own way a bit easier since you can get as many continues as you want without having to buy yourself poor.
As far as I recall the music on both versions were strikingly similar too. I just liked the interlace look I could get in Mame I guess.
14 December 2002, 01:33
7-Zark-7 - another quiz would be good!
16 December 2002, 00:17
Pang was a great game. ^_^
16 December 2002, 01:22
yes, but most people who did NOT play the original version didn't get to know its full glory because 90% of the cracks were beta versions.
16 December 2002, 06:07
I managed to play the game using a program called MAME and with the help of someone named Amigaboy. He assured me it's virtually the same as the Amiga version. I'm not complaining. lol
He was right though. It is exactly as I remember it. It's nice to see that a game as old as that is still as fun as those I have on my Playstation :)
Thanks for the replies everyone. It makes me feel good knowing that a community as nice as yours exists
A big thanks to Amigaboy who told me to quote:
"Amigaboy is the Street Fighter Master. I own you Akira"
He also told me to say:
"Amigaboy is the MAME Master. I own your PS2 Ian"
Picky guy isn't he? lol
16 December 2002, 13:55
17 December 2002, 05:07
As always my friend you move like a silent ninja assasin amongst us!
17 December 2002, 16:29
If Sarah ever finds her way back here I would recommend some other games that is somewhat simular:
Bust a move or Puzzle Bubble
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