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#1 Yautja OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:26 PM

Fellow atarians,

 

In the latest edition of the (superb) magazine EXCEL #4, they mention Fandal's new game "Spellbinder"

 

http://excel-retro-m...?v=79cba1185463

 

Does anyone know when it is going to be released?

 

Regards,

 

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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:20 PM

http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=5947

 

here's the demo... from 2008?

 

1987 acorn

 

Written by: Etan and Dan Shirron. Spellbinder, an adventure game in which you navigate your way through a castle, collect ingredients and make spells that can be used on various creatures that roam around in that castle.  A side view game that uses the keyboard to navigate between rooms and interact with the environment. The castle consists of a couple floors, three citadels,  catacombs and a dungeon. To move between the different levels teleports or portals have to be used (is there a way through a dungeon or catacomb?). There are secret passages, one-way doors and hidden doors that only appear after certain tasks has been accomplished. To create spells, one has to collect the various ingredients that can be found around the castle and then mix them together. Among the ingredients there are burnt ashes, that is used for spells that causes effects on enemies, sulphur- that is used for curing wounds, toad's legs that are used for freezing spells, and dried roots which are used on spells intended for the spellbinder. Examples of spells include heal- which is made by mixing sulphur and dried roots, while freeze which slows down enemies is created by combining toad's legs and burned ashes. Regular spells don't kill enemies but can be used to avoid their some bad effects. Recipes for the most common spells are listed in the game's instructions but by exploring the castle the player will find hints and clues on how to create more advanced spells.

 

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Edited by _The Doctor__, Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:45 PM.


#3 miker OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:50 AM

http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=5947

 

here's the demo... from 2008?

<snap>

 

It's not a demo. Fandal tags as "demos" all the other things that aren't games ie. music, graphics etc.

 

Edit: Except demos themself of course. :)


Edited by miker, Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:51 AM.


#4 pseudografx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:32 AM

Fellow atarians,

 

In the latest edition of the (superb) magazine EXCEL #4, they mention Fandal's new game "Spellbinder"

 

http://excel-retro-m...?v=79cba1185463

 

Does anyone know when it is going to be released?

 

Regards,

 

- Y -

Spellbinder will be released with the new issue of the Flop magazine. It should have been out at Atariada 2017 already, but because of certain technical issues, Flop release has been postponed. You can expect it in the near future though.



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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:39 PM

I was told to keep it all hush-hush myself, while I was reviewing the game for Excel. And was told the exact same thing as pseudografx as to it's release. I had the game in my possession, of course, but after I finished it self-destructed. :?

 

But at least they were willing to get a copy of it into our hands for a review, free or otherwise, what a concept!


Edited by Gunstar, Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:44 PM.


#6 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:33 PM

Yes it's a screen and such... it is a demo... just not of actual game play... the rest of the post should be perfectly valid and hopefully expanded on....  so what's not to like?


Edited by _The Doctor__, Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:34 PM.


#7 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:48 PM

I was told to keep it all hush-hush myself, while I was reviewing the game for Excel. And was told the exact same thing as pseudografx as to it's release. I had the game in my possession, of course, but after I finished it self-destructed. :?

 

But at least they were willing to get a copy of it into our hands for a review, free or otherwise, what a concept!

God - I hope that didn't put any hard up people out of work.  What if this gets spread around for free?  Oh wait - it already will be.  Never mind.  Can't wait to see it, and also can't wait to get my 4th copy of Excel, all of which I have PAID for, even though digital downloads are available.



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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:18 PM

Issue #4 is (late, I know!) shipping tomorrow - and the digital download is not available - I haven't created it yet...  :)

 

It should be up by tomorrow night though... :)



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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:58 PM

http://www.beebgames...pany=3&start=81

 

 while not for the Atari it is available in zipped form from this site...print is different at the bottom of the box..

 

this site did not have the information I provided above

 

take note of Spycat further down...


Edited by _The Doctor__, Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:05 PM.


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Posted Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:25 AM

Hi, FLOP magazine issue #60 (with Spellbinder and other games) was presented during last weekend's Czech party PLatariáda 2017.

 

The file can be downloaded from here. I wrote a short article on AtariOnline.pl.

 

Spellbinder:

 

Spellbinder_0.png  Spellbinder_2.png

 

 

Multiloops:

 

Multiloops_0.png   Multiloops_1.png

 

 

Diamondz 2:

 

Diamondz2_0.png   Diamondz2_1.png

 

 

Ate'em All:

 

Ate-emAll_0.png   Ate-emAll_1.png

 

 

Boulders and Bombs M4:

 

BouldersAndBombs_0.png   BouldersAndBombs_1.png

 

 

Snakes and Ladders M4:

 

SnakesAndLadders_0.png   SnakesAndLadders_1.png



#11 cRc_atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 8, 2017 4:39 AM

Diamondz2 trainer.

Enjoy :)

Attached Files


Edited by cRc_atari, Thu Jun 8, 2017 4:39 AM.


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Posted Thu Jun 8, 2017 5:05 AM

Diamondz2 trainer.

Enjoy :)

I am having screen corruption and crash with this trainer on 800XL with U1M at 1088k and NTSC.



#13 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:56 PM

Diia2T.png

 

Level 09 qandut

 

Stuck in top right chamber..



#14 +Adam+ ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 4:28 AM

Spellbinder:

 



#15 pseudografx OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 8:30 AM

Diamondz2 trainer.

Enjoy :)

Somewhat unnecessary as the cheat codes from Diamondz are still working. You can find them on Fandal's site.



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Posted Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:57 PM

Level36.png

 

Stuck on another level  #36

 



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Posted Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:24 AM

Diamondz 2 woah there! This should have a thread of it's own - the original is a truly great game :)

 

Hi, FLOP magazine issue #60 (with Spellbinder and other games) was presented during last weekend's Czech party PLatariáda 2017.

 

The file can be downloaded from here. I wrote a short article on AtariOnline.pl.

...

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:



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Posted Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:19 PM

Being someone who is also into the Role Playing and Adventure Game scene, I really like the look of this game. I think I speak for many of us that we want to see more games like this made for the Atari.



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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 1:14 PM

attachicon.gifLevel36.png

 

Stuck on another level  #36

 

 

finished Level 36

 

Diam2ndz papfug 36.png

 

Now stuck on level 39.

 

Diam2ndz kuscot 39.png


Edited by rdea6, Tue Jul 4, 2017 1:16 PM.


#20 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 7:59 PM

Diam2ndz 40.png

 

And this one seems to be the last Level for Diamondz 2.0

 



#21 Yautja OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:05 PM

attachicon.gifDiam2ndz 40.png

 

And this one seems to be the last Level for Diamondz 2.0

 

 

Could please posts the level passwords?

 

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#22 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:16 PM

Hi, FLOP magazine issue #60 (with Spellbinder and other games) was presented during last weekend's Czech party PLatariáda 2017.
 
The file can be downloaded from here. I wrote a short article on AtariOnline.pl.
 
Spellbinder:
 
Spellbinder_0.png  Spellbinder_2.png
 
 
Multiloops:
 
Multiloops_0.png   Multiloops_1.png
 
 
Diamondz 2:
 
Diamondz2_0.png   Diamondz2_1.png
 
 
Ate'em All:
 
Ate-emAll_0.png   Ate-emAll_1.png
 
 
Boulders and Bombs M4:
 
BouldersAndBombs_0.png   BouldersAndBombs_1.png
 
 
Snakes and Ladders M4:
 
SnakesAndLadders_0.png   SnakesAndLadders_1.png


What is FLOP magazine and where can I get a copy of #60?

#23 +Adam+ ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 5, 2017 12:03 AM

What is FLOP magazine and where can I get a copy of #60?

 

It's a disk magazine in Czech language. As I wrote "The file can be downloaded from here."

 

More issues of Flop: flop.atariportal.cz



#24 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 5, 2017 2:01 AM

 

Could please posts the level passwords?

 

- Y -

This is the only one that I remember off hand.

 

40 OBAGUX


Edited by rdea6, Wed Jul 5, 2017 2:11 AM.





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