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What games are 2 and 3 in the Captain Sticky saga?


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#1 Ross PK OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2008 6:06 AM

I ask because when looking at Cosmic Tunnels it says on the title screen that it's episode 4 in the Captain Sticky saga.

I guess Captain Sticky's gold is episode 1. So what games are 2 and 3?

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:08 AM

Yeah

does anyone know? A tape with Cohen Towers on side a and Cosmic Tunnels
on side b was my first software when i got my 800XL in 1986.

Cosmic Tunnels is a very nice game, for those who didn'check it out yet...

Wow, is that 22 years ago?

#3 Ross PK OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:01 AM

Cosmic Tunnels is indeed a great game that I played back in the day, I'd love to get hold of the original.

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:33 AM

I have wondered about this question too. And, I use to play Cosmic Tunnels for hours... I could get stuck just making him fly from jump pad to jump pad... boing... boing... The sound effects where great!

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:22 PM

I really liked Cosmic Tunnels as well. It was one of the first disks to make its way into my first disk drive.

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:03 AM

Was an answer to this ever found? 



#7 Lost Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:29 AM

From what has been reported so far, English Software never had any plans to make a series of games out of the Captain Sticky character,so how a game by a different coder,Tim Ferris, published by Datamost, came to proclaim itself Episode #4, is most curious.

Have the likes of ANTIC ever interviewed Tim?.

Tim,if your reading, please come forward and clear this one up.

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#8 GlowingGhoul OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:07 AM

It was an homage to Star Wars, which began with "Episode IV" in 1977.



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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:09 AM

Its most likely a 80's fad gesture, lots of songs had numerical suggestions like Chant Number 1, I think it was just a whim by the coder to make it sound more grand than it was and no real actual meaning to it..



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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:10 AM

It was an homage to Star Wars, which began with "Episode IV" in 1977.

 

 

Ah, is this based on a factual source or an idea?

 

Sounds like it was source based by the sincerity..



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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 AM

 

 

Ah, is this based on a factual source or an idea?

 

Sounds like it was source based by the sincerity..

 

Consider it hearsay. I also seem to recall that at the 1983 CES Datamost had some seriously scantily clad booth babes and a lecherous Captain Sticky character. The HR director was arrested for pandering!



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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:30 AM

 

Consider it hearsay. I also seem to recall that at the 1983 CES Datamost had some seriously scantily clad booth babes and a lecherous Captain Sticky character. The HR director was arrested for pandering!

Pictures?  :)



#13 Lost Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:53 AM

Consider it hearsay. I also seem to recall that at the 1983 CES Datamost had some seriously scantily clad booth babes and a lecherous Captain Sticky character. The HR director was arrested for pandering!


Now THAT is a story i would pay good money to read in full.

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:17 PM

A plausible guess is that - this was this was his first proper game project - and the previous ones were leading up to this - that they would be simple mini-games in learning how to program and use the hardware.  That all programmers go through this type of learning curve - and will have these kind of examples in their archives - if they kept them?

 

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