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#1 Syzygy1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:09 PM

Was a prototype ever released for the RT Lynx port?



#2 108 Stars OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 1, 2015 5:41 AM

No, it is not even known how much, if any was ever done for the game.



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Posted Sun Aug 2, 2015 8:08 AM

Posted this when question was asked about Lynx R.T the other day, so might as well put it in here as well:

 
Joel Seider is credited with 'Art' on Lynx version of Rolling Thunder.I did drop him an email about it months ago, never heard anything back though.
 
Basically Joel, if anyone could contact him, could hopefully shed some light onto his role in the project and give us some idea what work was actually started, if he even wants to talk about it.... 


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Posted Sun Aug 2, 2015 6:25 PM

My records show that the product number would have been PA2058. It's been many years, but I may have some more information as well as a screenshot or two. But I will need some time to check through all the literature I have on the Atari Lynx.

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From the November 1992 GamePro Magazine

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From an Atari Catalog

Edited by Supergun, Sun Aug 2, 2015 7:00 PM.


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Posted Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:58 AM

Thanks for the post.

 

I had seen both before, and the first one I dismissed as a fake thanks to the 4:3 aspect ratio. My bad, looking at it closer you can see on the top right that the magazine just cut the right side of the shot off to get a 4:3 pic.

 

Now... taking the screenshots of various Versions from Hardcore Gaming 101 as source, this could actually be legit. http://www.hardcoreg...lingthunder.htm

 

Looking at the pic and comparing to other Versions... all home ports of RT had the status displays over a black border or in the case of the C64 in a decorated box. The only version of RT where the status displays were overlayed on the playfield was the arcade version!

 

But the screenshot can not be from the arcade version either. The placement of the upper status stuff is more to the right and missing the "MAN 1" display. On the lower edge of the screen on Lynx, there is a Display "MGM", no idea what that means. It is not in the arcade version. Also, the Lynx screenshot always shows three digits für Bullets and MGM, while in the arcade it only shows the number of digits needed at the time. So on Lynx it would be "001", in the arcade it would be "1". And finally, "BULLETS" is written in full in the arcade, on the Lynx pic we only see "BLT". Probably to make up for the low resolution, as it would take a lot of space and cluster the bottom of the screen to write everything without shortening.

 

So, my final verdict... unless there is another version of RT that is not shown on HG101, this screenshot appears to be legit.

 

Which means there was actual work done on RT, and we might still find a prototype someday.


Edited by 108 Stars, Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:58 AM.


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Posted Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:30 PM

But... DA FUCK IS GIMDO?



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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:25 AM

But... DA FUCK IS GIMDO?

 

is swearing allowed here



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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:22 AM

But... DA FUCK IS GIMDO?

Your arch-nemesis?


Edited by MrBrisby, Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:23 AM.


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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:59 AM

I think they mixed things up... wasn't Gimdo the bad guys from part 2? Part 1 was the organization Geldra....



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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:47 AM

I think they mixed things up... wasn't Gimdo the bad guys from part 2? Part 1 was the organization Geldra....

Yup! Exactly!



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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:50 AM

I think they mixed things up... wasn't Gimdo the bad guys from part 2? Part 1 was the organization Geldra....

 

RT 1: GELDRA was the organization, Mabu was the leader (final boss)

RT 2: NEO GELDRA was the organization, Gimdo was the leader

RT 3 takes place during RT 2.  Dread was 2nd in command to Gimdo. Story-wise, 2 and 3 happen at the same time.

 

I wish they would make another one.



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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:51 AM

Wow, Atari is getting everything wrong!



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Posted Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:40 AM

 

RT 1: GELDRA was the organization, Mabu was the leader (final boss)

RT 2: NEO GELDRA was the organization, Gimdo was the leader

RT 3 takes place during RT 2.  Dread was 2nd in command to Gimdo. Story-wise, 2 and 3 happen at the same time.

 

I wish they would make another one.

Thanks for the info. I only played through 2 myself.

I would really want part 3, but it was never released outside the US, and thanks to that there is limited supply. Can play it on my Everdrive, but still hope for a CIB copy someday. :)

 

For part 1 I hope the Lynx port will surface someday.

 

Wow, Atari is getting everything wrong!

Indeed. I am pretty sure the kidnapped woman is not the hero's girlfrfiend either, but another agent.


Edited by 108 Stars, Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:41 AM.


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Posted Sun Feb 7, 2016 6:03 PM

There is no Lynx screenshot to the 101 website linked



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Posted Sun Feb 7, 2016 8:23 PM

Parts 2 & 3 were bad ass games for the Genesis (Mega Drive). Excellent graphics & sound. Always loved the gameplay in the Rolling Thunder games. I still remember getting Capcom's Code Name: Viper for NES, and loving that too!

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:06 PM

Well now I have to run out and play both Rolling Thunder 3 and Code Name: Viper.

 

:)



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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:41 PM

I did ask about it in my latest (as of yet unpublished) interview, reply was:

 

'Cabal, 720, and Vindicators were in development, but I believe were not a top priority for the developer. I had seen all but Rolling Thunder at one point or another in their development. When i moved out of the testing department and took over duties as an associate producer I was assigned many of the old Lynx titles, they called me “the finisher”… '



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Posted Tue May 24, 2016 5:42 AM

 I am pretty sure the kidnapped woman is not the hero's girlfrfiend either, but another agent.

 

She was Albatross' partner, Leila.



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Posted Wed May 25, 2016 7:38 PM

 

She was Albatross' partner, Leila.

 

And you even get to play as her in the sequel!






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