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Poll: Feedback requested for 2012 5200 homebrew (56 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these already-started options would you rather have completed for a 2012 5200 game?

  1. Koffi: Twin Kopters (5 votes [8.93%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.93%

  2. Koffu-Koffu (2 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  3. A vertical outer-space shooter in vein of Megamania (7 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Detective Powers (31 votes [55.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.36%

  5. Nope, I don't like original games, I'd rather have a port of another system/coin-op game (11 votes [19.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.64%

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#26 Official Ninja ONLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2012 9:41 AM

Things have really slowed down with the 5200 in the past few years. I think we can look back on those days you made Koffi as the good old days at this point. :)


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Posted Fri May 18, 2012 9:53 AM

That was 10 years ago already! Yes, I see a lot more interest in 7800 (especially with PacManPlus' awesome work on that console!) and 2600 will always be the most popular. But I will always favor the 5200!

Probably everybody else is tired of fixing their controllers. ;)

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Posted Fri May 18, 2012 1:15 PM

if you take pacman plus out of the equation
there's nothing left in there for the 7800
the XM looks vaporware,
and no other games were showed in a long, long time

but

the 5200 could get 4 to 5 2012 new games! :-D


let's see:

tempest
your game
Gauntlet
Cloack&Dagger

Edited by fernando marrin, Fri May 18, 2012 1:30 PM.


#29 Official Ninja ONLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2012 4:49 PM

I look forward to the Gauntlet. Huge fan of that and games like it.

I'm sure whatever Cafeman comes up with this time around will be another fun quality game!



#30 fernando marrin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 9:40 AM

Which one will you finally do?

if you opt for a Conversion please consider food fight and mr do

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 5:20 AM

I'm really suprised there were not more votes for Koffi. :_(

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 8:03 AM

Koffi is ready for more action ... someday.

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 9:52 AM

That reminds me... I played around with the Koffi graphics a few years ago when I was bored and never sent them to you. Anyway here's a slightly jumbled mess of proposed Koffi art mixed with old stuff & what-not.

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#34 Wrathchild OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 12:30 PM

I've begun looking into the Mr Do! code, it will be slow going as time free to do it isn't so big currently but I think I'll get there

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 12:45 PM

^
Aren't Mr. Do and Dig Dug similar enough that a hack of Dig Dug would suffice for 5200 Mr. Do?

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 1:03 PM

I've begun looking into the Mr Do! code, it will be slow going as time free to do it isn't so big currently but I think I'll get there


That is amazing news! Thank you so much!

^
Aren't Mr. Do and Dig Dug similar enough that a hack of Dig Dug would suffice for 5200 Mr. Do?


There's a whole lot of differences in gameplay (the 'magic ball', the EXTRA letters, being able to push the apples, etc.) Since there's already a very good port of Mr. Do for the 8-bit computers, if Wrathchild can port that version over to the 5200, it will be a lot easier than hacking the code for Dig Dug would be.

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 1:24 PM

food fight xe edition conversion for the 5200? :grin:

Only if it's not as insanely difficult as the XE version. :)

#38 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 30, 2012 2:45 AM

The Koffi Sequel and the Detective Powers games seem to be you're two best bets. However the "Koffu - Koffu" sounds kinda interesting. Megamania clone? meh...

Edited by Shannon, Wed May 30, 2012 2:45 AM.


#39 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 30, 2012 6:13 AM

Since there's already a very good port of Mr. Do for the 8-bit computers, if Wrathchild can port that version over to the 5200, it will be a lot easier than hacking the code for Dig Dug would be.


I played the A8 version of Mr. Do! last night to refresh my memory - it is as arcade-perfect as you can get and a masterpiece of programming. How much RAM does that version require? (I fear it requires 48K, and 5200 only has 16K). That would make porting it with all gameplay intact impossible.

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Posted Wed May 30, 2012 7:54 AM

I made my vote - Detective Powers will be my 2012 5200 game. It's my most desired game, and 50%+ of poll responders also feel that way. It's been a month since I posted this thread w/poll, and I appreciate the feedback!

Can the forum Moderator please lock this thread on or around June 1? That will give another day for any further feedback, but after that I don't want to keep coming back to this thread.

Some thoughts:

I can appreciate how some of you want ports of games like Galaga, Food Fight, or others. I want these ports too, but I am not interested in doing it myself. I like to create something new and fairly original. Koffi was pretty much unlike any other game I'd ever played, and Adventure II had lots of new ideas to distinguish its gameplay from 2600 Adventure. Likewise, my idea for a "shooter akin to Megamania" did not mean to imply a MM clone, but a game with vertical shooting and crazy enemies. Perhaps a weird hybrid of Phoenix, Megamania, and Galaxian describes better what I had in mind. I may still work on it in the future. My idea for "Koffu Koffu" is probably the least intersting idea to me - it was something I dreamed up over the course of several weeks, but now I can see there isn't much interest in such a game from anybody else either , so consider it a dead idea. I would really like to make Koffi Twin Kopters someday (for 5200 and A8), but not this year. This is the year of Detective Powers, for me. I'll post a thread about it in the future as development progresses.

Thanks !

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Posted Wed May 30, 2012 8:12 AM

With all the attention Sherlock Holmes has been getting lately, this seems like the right choice at the right time. Looking forward to it!

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Posted Wed May 30, 2012 6:59 PM

That is very good news. I will be looking forward to hear more about Detective powers game. Thanks cafeman.

Edited by atari5200dude82, Wed May 30, 2012 7:00 PM.


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Posted Wed May 30, 2012 9:35 PM

if you take pacman plus out of the equation
there's nothing left in there for the 7800
the XM looks vaporware,
and no other games were showed in a long, long time

but

the 5200 could get 4 to 5 2012 new games! :-D


let's see:

tempest
your game
Gauntlet
Cloack&Dagger



Pardon my ignorance but how much of "Cloak & Dagger" is left to be completed? Didn't Atari Inc. back in the day finish most of it, before the dark days, before the Tramiels?




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