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hipoonios 17 August 2017 21:30

[Found: Combine] Looking for a lawn mower game
 
Have encountered this game several times in my search for good PD/Shareware software. Now I felt to take a look at it again, but cannot find it anywhere. Have tried search for 'tractor', 'lawn mower' etc with no luck. Seems that it does not have these words in the title.

This is what I can remember:

- Gameplay is similar to Advanced Lawnmower Simulator and the Beavis & Butt-Head game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ET6dpaOjdQ
- Much better graphics than Advanced Lawnmower Simulator and Beavis & Butt-Head
- PD (or possibly Shareware)
- Viewed from the side
- Has scrolling, but playfield is less than 2 screens
- 1 disk
- You can press fire to cut the grass in a shorter length
- You play with a tractor instead of a lawn mower
- You start in down in the left corner

A game that most people have never heard of I think, so I do not expect any replies :cool

Matt_H 18 August 2017 05:02

You checked the various Amiga ports on this page? http://www.unsatisfactorysoftware.co...ex.php?pg=alsd

hipoonios 18 August 2017 06:23

Thanks for you reply,

This looks different from other lawn mower games. Unlike Lawn Mower Simulator is this viewed from the side, and is not a port. Remember now there was some kind of progress bar. But could never get 100% completion.

There also may have been a timer and a place to refuel your tractor. But not really sure.

ransom1122 18 August 2017 06:42

which way did it scroll? Vertical or Horizontal?

It's not a lawnmower but a tricycle, did you mean this?

Tricycle Race
http://hol.abime.net/5827

hipoonios 18 August 2017 07:07

Good guess, but it's not Tricycle Race either. This is one player only and it scrolls both vertically and horizontally. I'll make a drawing later tonight. Have to go to work now.

hipoonios 18 August 2017 18:58

FOUND IT!

My description was not very clear and accurate. You don't drive a tractor and it is viewed from above. This is much more fun than all other lawnmower games for the Amiga. Still not sure if this is PD or if it is a Commercial game? It has a publisher but if you judge by quality then this is PD.

Title: Combine
Developer: Zuidenveld
Publisher: Video Computer Commercials
Year: 1989
Language: English / Dutch
Link: Download

Akira 18 August 2017 19:14

Well that is a very Dutch game :D

DamienD 18 August 2017 19:16

Thread title amended accordingly :p

Steve 19 August 2017 01:18

Ha, quite a nice little game. Not managed to complete one field yet. lol. I keep damaging my combine harvester. How do you repair it? I also kept running out of fuel but eventually managed to find the diesel tank. Nice. :great

s2325 19 August 2017 01:28

You may watch on YouTube his longplay.

ransom1122 19 August 2017 01:51

Is there a hol entry for this game?

hipoonios 19 August 2017 10:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 1179122)
Ha, quite a nice little game. Not managed to complete one field yet. lol. I keep damaging my combine harvester. How do you repair it? I also kept running out of fuel but eventually managed to find the diesel tank. Nice. :great

There is only one field and it is about to finish it as fast as possible. The faster, the higher score you get. The field must be completed within 8 minutes and you get bonus if play on harder difficulty (harder difficulty = more cars etc). You only get the opportunity to enter your name in the highscores if you complete it. You break your combine harvester by drive into that stone (or even touch the walls too much?). To repair it, drive back to the barn. This will cost you time though. The container must be empty before returning back to the barn.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ransom1122 (Post 1179130)
Is there a hol entry for this game?

Seems not. Still not sure if this is PD or a Commercial release. It also uses trackloader/NDOS disk, which is not common for PD games. There are plenty of crap in HOL much worse than Combine. Like these text adventures, card games, tetris clones with no sound etc... So guess this could be added too even if PD ;)


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