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Old 19 June 2015, 15:46   #1
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Bomb Jack DX C64 (New Arcade Port)

First video looks awesome. Bomb Jack deserved a better C64 port. Now it happens.

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Old 19 June 2015, 16:02   #2
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http://www.indieretronews.com/2015/0...verhauled.html

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Old 19 June 2015, 19:26   #3
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Looks nice, any download links?? I can't read German to follow the developments.
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Old 19 June 2015, 19:44   #4
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No, it's an alpha version anyway. A short tech demo.
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Old 19 June 2015, 20:01   #5
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First video looks awesome. Bomb Jack deserved a better C64 port. Now it happens.

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Great video, I love Bomb Jack. I think that Amiga deserve for better port too.
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Old 19 June 2015, 20:10   #6
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I agree 100% with that and it is on my list of things I'd like to do, although because I love the spectrum port it would likely be heavily influenced by it gameplay wise.
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Old 20 June 2015, 10:01   #7
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I agree 100% with that and it is on my list of things I'd like to do, although because I love the spectrum port it would likely be heavily influenced by it gameplay wise.
It can't be, Its on my list of things which I'd like to do too. What a coincidence

Few months ago I even resourced a bit amiga version of this game
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Old 09 August 2015, 21:56   #8
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Thumbs up New Updates & New Teaser Video Coming Soon!

Had a chat with Retrofan http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/bo...o-coming-soon/

Developer Thread: http://www.forum64.de/wbb3/board25-c...re-portierung/

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Old 10 August 2015, 07:39   #9
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Looks pretty good.
I had the original c64 version in a compilation, "back in the day" and quite enjoyed it, even if it did get mediocre reviews.

Actually started a remake for Amiga for a competition a few years back. On the back of this thread I decided to see exactly what I'd done. Not much actual game in there, but Bombjack himself is fully controllable.
Might get back into it one day, but Im enjoying working on my original game (jrpg style) for the moment.
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Old 08 September 2015, 15:41   #10
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More ingame footage.

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Old 08 September 2015, 17:26   #11
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Nice! Up on site now too
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Old 08 September 2015, 17:48   #12
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Why are they using a Jarre cover for music? Kinda sucks. They should do the original arcade music.
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Old 08 September 2015, 18:41   #13
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because that's the music of the original C64 version, which we know and liked back then. Another soundtrack would just feel wrong.
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because that's the music of the original C64 version, which we know and liked back then. Another soundtrack would just feel wrong.
No, it would feel more like the arcade, which is what this port is trying to replicate.

A new soundtrack did not hurt, rather, enhance, the new versions of Commando and Ghosts n Goblins.
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Old 08 September 2015, 22:17   #15
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awesome but magnetic fields doesn't fit well in my opinion. (decent cover though) and certainly better than the god awful music on the ST version.
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Old 10 September 2015, 09:27   #16
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I had the Spectrum version back in the day, something about its classic simplicity that made it one of the most addictive games going. I played both sequels (Bomb Jack II and Mighty Bombjack) and neither came close. Also seems like conversions to more powerful machines weren't up to the job.
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Bomb Jack DX, C64 Arcade Port, beta 3 Video and Exclusive News Updates!



Retrofan sent us over some exclusive News on this awesome upcoming Arcade port for C64

Changes compared to Bomb Jack DX Beta 2:
– New music AND sound fx by OneBitman
– New: skyscraper background (now all 5 backgrounds completed)
– Nicer and more memory saving Egypt background
– Nicer and more memory saving Greece background
– Much nicer fire bomb counter (intermission screen, look at 3:53)
– Congratulations screen at the end
– B/E/S-Coins to collect
– Jack can run on the topmost platforms and enter small gaps much easier
– Smaller Jack (with boots and less outline) and smaller mummy
– New Jack running animation and wider jump
– Repaired logo
– Shorter power mode

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I really hope the arcade music is covered instead of this shitty Jarre cover that still remains.
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I think this is gonna be the final music, Retrofan always said the previous music was just a filler

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If the C64 arcade port uses different music than the coin-op version, then it's not an arcade port.
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