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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:34
Replies: 12
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Posted By dreamkatcha
I think in Halloween you play as the babysitter,...

I think in Halloween you play as the babysitter, Laurie Strode, don't you? In the Atari 2600 game anyway.

More interesting suggestions, thanks. That's pushed the record back by a couple of extra...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2018, 19:48
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By dreamkatcha
I suppose what I had in mind was getting to play...

I suppose what I had in mind was getting to play as the archetypal villain that the hero would traditionally try to defeat or escape from in a movie. Whether that's the only option or just one of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2018, 07:32
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By dreamkatcha
The Amazing Spider-Man - the movie of the Amiga game

I did loads of research and played The Amazing Spider-Man within an inch of its life so I could write a thorough review. Then I realised there was very little to say about it that people would...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2018, 07:25
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By dreamkatcha
What's the first game that let you play as the bad guy?

Writing an article on the Superman game for the Amiga I came across 'Superman: The Game' for the C64 (and other systems). That was released in 1985 and let's you optionally play as the supervillain...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 June 2018, 20:15
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. After animating and voicing a seagull and a...

LOL. After animating and voicing a seagull and a chicken I can definitely sympathise. ;)



Thanks, although this one wasn't really much of a mystery. The story has been known for years, I just...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 June 2018, 20:10
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By dreamkatcha
I'm a bit OCD about including horrible, grainy...

I'm a bit OCD about including horrible, grainy images in videos and since that's all I had (the scans from the German mag Amiga Games) I thought I'd check with the Hoppin' Mad artist, Antony...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 June 2018, 07:30
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By dreamkatcha
Original Mr Nutz (Hoppin' Mad) artwork unveiled after 24 years!

Only a few grainy magazine screenshots were available previously. Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2avTCIy9c8E) are the digital versions of Timet the Flying Squirrel, some animated. Warning:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 June 2018, 22:05
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By dreamkatcha
Question Mr Nutz video on recordedamigagames.org web site

Hi,

Does anyone know which codec was used to encode this video (http://www.recordedamigagames.org/recordedamigagames/longplays_1/Amiga%20Longplay%20[075]%20Mr.%20Nutz.mp4)? It's just that I can't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2018, 19:10
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm looking...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm looking forward to tinkering with them all to see which works out the best for me. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2018, 15:50
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By dreamkatcha
Interesting. You'd think it would be too awkward...

Interesting. You'd think it would be too awkward to do this kind of thing on a mobile device, but I've found that the small screen can actually be an advantage sometimes because it focuses your...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2018, 19:58
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By dreamkatcha
Does anyone work on pixel art on their phones?

I've tried a few Android apps and found them pretty illogical and frustrating. I couldn't even find an obvious way to increase image sizes without anti-aliasing, which you'd think would be second...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 May 2018, 10:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By dreamkatcha
Nice find, I've never seen that before. Stunning...

Nice find, I've never seen that before. Stunning artwork, though it does make Kid look even more unlikeable and unappealing as the hero. This interpretation would have made a perfect baddie.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 May 2018, 00:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By dreamkatcha
I'm not familiar with that magazine so will have...

I'm not familiar with that magazine so will have to look it up. OCR plus translation can often reveal interesting new details... and some bizarre results depending on the language. :D Google seems to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2018, 09:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for the feedback everyone. Wayne, is it...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Wayne, is it too long because you aren't interested in this particular game or because I'm a boring Muppet? I have considered that, I won't be shocked, honest. ;D
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 May 2018, 08:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By dreamkatcha
Original Kid Chaos concept art revealed!

Hi,

I've been talking to former Magnetic Fields artist, Andrew Morris, who has been helping me with my video retrospective (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6XBh65PrjU) on the subject, and he...
Forum: support.Games 28 February 2018, 09:34
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By dreamkatcha
Aquanaut (the one by Fissionchip)

I don't suppose anyone knows how you're supposed to handle that giant submarine/alien ship thing at the end of the first level? I've tried using all the collectables and none of them seem to achieve...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 February 2018, 20:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By dreamkatcha
There was going to be a Walker 2 at one point so...

There was going to be a Walker 2 at one point so maybe removing the platforming sections from the original was partly done to allow extra scope for evolution in the sequel. Of course it never...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 19 February 2018, 22:12
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for your help, that's fixed it. I didn't...

Thanks for your help, that's fixed it. I didn't intend to downgrade so I don't know how that could have happened. Oh well, shortly after the automatic updates took care of bringing it back up to...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 17 February 2018, 10:54
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By dreamkatcha
Database has been created by a newer version of this application

Hi,

Running FS-UAE under Linux Mint XFCE I get the following error...

An error occurred starting FS-UAE Launcher:

Exception('The database has been created by a newer version of this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 January 2018, 23:09
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By dreamkatcha
Genre-blending games

Does anyone have any idea which game holds the record for combining the most different genres into a single game? You'd think it would be an Ocean title since they were the masters of the licensed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2017, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. It was a labour of lo... pain. ;)

Thanks. It was a labour of lo... pain. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2017, 14:07
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By dreamkatcha
The Amiga games chart database

I had five minutes to spare so I've compiled a searchable, filterable database (http://www.everythingamiga.com/2017/08/living-by-numbers.html) of the chart positions of all formats of Amiga games...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 June 2017, 20:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By dreamkatcha
Sorry this news is 14 years late, but I finally...

Sorry this news is 14 years late, but I finally solved the mystery. This is the official version commissioned by Ocean, and the people credited in-game aren't PD devs. You can find the full details...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2017, 20:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ha! That's it, the holy chalice. Nice work,...

Ha! That's it, the holy chalice. Nice work, thanks. We didn't imagine it after all. :D

The mag hasn't been OCR'd or linked in the HOL previews which explains why I struggled so much to find it....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2017, 20:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
Well I'm glad you did. This is precisely why the...

Well I'm glad you did. This is precisely why the internet needed to be invented. :D

Now you've narrowed down the magazine I'll have to go through my copies again and see if I can find the original...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 June 2017, 20:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
No way, it's really you, I've found you... or...

No way, it's really you, I've found you... or you've found me rather. Thanks for sharing that, that's brilliant. :D Pretty shoddy treatment from Core I have to say. Very bad publicity for them too,...
Forum: News 06 April 2017, 00:09
Replies: 51
Views: 7,230
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. Clicking the Sound Cloud download link...

Thanks. Clicking the Sound Cloud download link gave me a massive wave file, but what the heck, I managed to listen to the show and really enjoyed it so that's the main thing. Great to be able to add...
Forum: News 18 March 2017, 00:07
Replies: 51
Views: 7,230
Posted By dreamkatcha
Is there any chance we could have the download...

Is there any chance we could have the download option enabled on the SoundCloud page so we can get the MP3 or do you have to pay a premium rate for that?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 February 2017, 15:33
Replies: 24
Views: 5,709
Posted By dreamkatcha
That last one is the joystick that was bundled...

That last one is the joystick that was bundled with copies of Turrican II in Germany, though it existed in its own right before then. Very hard to come by these days.
Forum: News 06 February 2017, 16:51
Replies: 25
Views: 5,095
Posted By dreamkatcha
My pleasure. David has never given me reason to...

My pleasure. David has never given me reason to doubt his word so he gets my full support.

Petro already has a book out but only in German last time I checked. He skirts over the buy out issue in...
Forum: News 03 February 2017, 12:04
Replies: 25
Views: 5,095
Posted By dreamkatcha
While we're on the subject of the truth about...

While we're on the subject of the truth about Commodore, did anyone see my interview with David Pleasance?

http://www.amigospodcast.com/2017/01/commodore-directors-uncut-david.html

Are you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2017, 20:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
I'm not sure what went on there, but that relates...

I'm not sure what went on there, but that relates to the sequel, which I may look into in the future. For now my retrospective will only focus on the first game. Thanks for checking though. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2017, 00:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
It's funny how a few mags show a screen grab of...

It's funny how a few mags show a screen grab of the character menu with a placeholder graphic for the 'competition winner', yet don't actually explain the significance. :laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2017, 23:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
I haven't heard of that personally, but wouldn't...

I haven't heard of that personally, but wouldn't discount it either.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2017, 00:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
Anyone remember the 'become a playable Heimdall character' competition?

You could win the chance to have your face digitised and inserted into the game as one of the 30 selectable characters.

Do you know where it was advertised? I can't find any reference to it in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 January 2017, 19:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By dreamkatcha
Brilliant. Thanks very much. :)

Brilliant. Thanks very much. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2017, 00:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By dreamkatcha
Litil Divil creator written out of credits by Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, "The character was created by a student from Cann Hall Primary School as part of a nationwide competition. The schoolboy, William Cummings, received the first copy of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 December 2016, 18:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. I had some excellent first hand sources...

Thanks. I had some excellent first hand sources aside from scouring Google and old mags within an inch of their lives. :D

All 5 parts of the article are now online.
Forum: News 08 December 2016, 21:39
Replies: 25
Views: 5,095
Posted By dreamkatcha
I don't intend to weigh in on any of the...

I don't intend to weigh in on any of the Commodore history, just a general question to ponder: are the oldest sources necessarily the most accurate? It does help that they were written closer to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2016, 20:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By dreamkatcha
Nicola didn't compose the Fightin' Spirit music...

Nicola didn't compose the Fightin' Spirit music but his work on Black Viper is certainly awesome, agreed. :great

I've pointed Francesco in the direction of this thread so hopefully he can provide...
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