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Old 28 October 2013, 21:25   #1
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Rocket Ranger ! Cinemaware's iOS/Android rebirth!



http://www.indieretronews.com/2013/1...back-with.html

Would prefer a PC version, but that's just me

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Old 28 October 2013, 21:42   #2
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Thanks Right now we focus on the mobile release and our new Kickstarter campaign. But original Versions that run on a modern pc/mac are planned and not so far away.
 
Old 29 October 2013, 02:12   #3
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Lots of milking old cows going on nowadays!
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Old 29 October 2013, 04:30   #4
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how did you get around the code wheel? Changed the game a little?

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Old 29 October 2013, 05:20   #5
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My thought exactly. And apart from Monkey Island 1 & 2 (which were BRILLIANTLY done), all remakes I have played have been inferior.
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Old 29 October 2013, 12:24   #6
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My thought exactly. And apart from Monkey Island 1 & 2 (which were BRILLIANTLY done), all remakes I have played have been inferior.
Brilliantly??? Monkey Island Enhanced was HORRIBLE, Guybrush looked stupid and moved stupid. I don't know what's brilliant in that remake.
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Old 29 October 2013, 12:32   #7
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Old 29 October 2013, 16:16   #8
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how did you get around the code wheel? Changed the game a little?

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We put it into the game.Right above you see the menu, where you can access the code wheel. The codes are not changed, so you can still use your own Wheel

 
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We put it into the game.Right above you see the menu, where you can access the code wheel. The codes are not changed, so you can still use your own Wheel
LMFAO, if I dug out my code wheel, my kids would think im .
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why would need the code wheel?
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Old 30 October 2013, 00:06   #11
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you can play android version on pc using bluestacks
and codewheel is required to calculate right amount of fuel to fly to a destination, otherwise you'll just crash in the ocean and game over...
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You can play Amiga version on PC using WinUAE

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you can play android version on pc using bluestacks
and codewheel is required to calculate right amount of fuel to fly to a destination, otherwise you'll just crash in the ocean and game over...
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You can play Amiga version on PC using WinUAE
Or ... really crazy idea ... just play the Amiga version on the ... Amiga
 
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Or ... really crazy idea ... just play the Amiga version on the ... Amiga
lol, but waggling the joystick hurts.
I never did like the take off bit, . I was awesome at the Dogfights though.
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Or ... really crazy idea ... just play the Amiga version on the ... Amiga
This is a crazy idea, but unfortunately I don't have an Amiga to hand

Still it'd be interesting to see if this is actually changed/improved in anyway or if it is just another cash-cow
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I don't get it. It's not like it's a cow magically appearing from air and pissing money from its tits.
Wheter it's completely alike the original one or not, to port a content on a different carrier it's a work in itself, little, big, no matter.
I doubt they expect to become rich from that, what's the harm in doing it?
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At what point did anyone say there was any harm in doing anything.

This is "advertised" as a remake, but let's be honest it is not a remake. It's a port and probably uses some kind of emulation core (Although I am not saying it is, it could be rewritten from scratch!). Yes it does involve some work, but surely these people that are doing this could easily write something new and fresh, or at the very least improve in some area's (Still needing the copy protection code wheel to work out fuel. Emulated wheel or not, it's ridiculous. Surely removing this and doing something else would benefit! It's half-assed and lazy)

My point is all these old companies (Bitmap Brothers etc) are content in just rereleasing what they have already released without actually improving anything. There's always going to be some backlash and opinion (This is MY opinion and I am entitled to have it, and to air it on a public forum about games!).
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if it is an emulated Amiga game, we can expect all Cinemaware releases soon on Android, however as said here not really interesting for Amiga freaks who have the originals and can use WinUAE on Android with the adf's at hand. Only if they could make it with upgraded HD gfx, that would be really cool and an instant buy for me!
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(This is MY opinion and I am entitled to have it, and to air it on a public forum about games!).
Have I told you to shut up? I've just told you I don't get the "cash cow" part.

I doubt that it's about highly remunerative work, and I believe there are many people who have never played such cows... such games at all and would not if not for the different platform.

I know new is good, but I don't believe that's so easy "to do something new [and good]".
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They're not doing this for the fun of it. It's for money pure and simple. I have nothing against these people making money from their own property etc, I do however think it is very lazy to just rehash a 20 odd year old game. Yes it'll be sold for a couple of quid, but the motivation is money. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't have some ridiculous in-app purchases
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