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#51 wongojack OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:10 PM

Again we deal with the issue of there not being color in a game vs the game being only B&W.  The GameBoy can actually produce 4 shades of green and never displays anything in Black or White.

 

Whatever - I still think Tetris fits into the discussion somewhere with other classic B&W games.



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Posted Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:31 PM

Depends on what you consider only being in B&W. It never produced 4 shades of green.  That just was the quality of the screen it started out in.  The raw code of the game was black, white, and 2 shades of in between much like a black and white TV.  Gameboy Pocket came out a few years after the GB and it had a straight black and white LCD.



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Posted Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:36 PM

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Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:02 AM

Limbo. I've been playing games since my dad brought a 2600 home out of the blue one day but I've never really played many b&w games that I can recall.

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Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:44 PM

I forgot about Tetris on the GB...yes, that's definitely a favorite. 

 

Also, when I got my first video game console, all we had was a black & white TV, so many games were in B&W then, but color now...but I don't think those should count.



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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:20 AM

Yeah, gameboy is to many to count, but Tetris is right up there, Mario land, dk 94, Zelda LA.

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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:16 AM

When I played Tetris in the 1980s, it was on a PC in full colour.

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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:35 AM

When I played Tetris in the 1980s, it was on a PC in full colour.

 

Not me. Mine looked (and more importantly, sounded) like this

 

The GB version is iconic, though. Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) is a savant at it. https://www.cultofma...on-at-it-video/



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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:35 AM

All Macintosh owners should have bought an Apple IIGS.  Steve Wozniak might agree.

 

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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:33 PM

Wasn't like the true original Tetris from the USSR done on a no-color old commie computer?  I think it started there, then slowly got introduced to color depending where you found it.  The very early DOS version was that way but as it got a few releases you had color ANSI/ASCII graphics for the game and they were colorized as I had that like 20 years back.  The co-developer you never hear of name was Vadim something, he released it for people to enjoy from where he was working at the time which I think was MIT.



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Posted Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:24 AM

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Posted Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:44 AM

For me its Beneath Apple Manor. I beat the original 1978 version not too long ago, and had a lot of fun.



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Posted Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:12 AM

Wasn't like the true original Tetris from the USSR done on a no-color old commie computer?  I think it started there, then slowly got introduced to color depending where you found it.  The very early DOS version was that way but as it got a few releases you had color ANSI/ASCII graphics for the game and they were colorized as I had that like 20 years back.  The co-developer you never hear of name was Vadim something, he released it for people to enjoy from where he was working at the time which I think was MIT.

 
http://vadim.oversigma.com/Tetris.htm
 
Yes, Tetris was originally programmed on a Russian minicomputer with a green text terminal. Only a couple of people had access to it so they got a high school kid to convert it to MS-DOS; text graphics but full colour.  That version spread like crazy in eastern Europe; you can download it at the above link.
 
The other MS-DOS version, which is what most played had EGA colour graphics.

 


Edited by mr_me, Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:36 AM.


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Posted Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:35 AM

Cool I didn't think I was too far off.  I remember an older website that Vadim himself ran at MIT 20 years back where he put a nice story out about the development with original green/black or black and white imagery of the game and then about the conversion for the west and it always fascinated me.  I found it when I was in college in the 90s as oddly part of a research project for a political science stats/survey course as we were free to do anything for research so I did a series of questions around Tetris scoring, play, benefits of it as it was about that time medical journals started talking it up for hand eye coordination/healing of the mind properties and mental exercise.



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Posted Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:48 AM

Asteroids at first, then Star Castle when I discovered/found one later.

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Posted Sat Nov 4, 2017 8:34 PM

I grew up with an Apple II so that was my window into B&W games. I spent a lot of time with Night Driver, Lunar Lander, and Space Invaders... but also the Scott Adams adventures and derivatives!

I also remember playing a lot of Tail Gunner, Oldorf and Sabotage (might not count vlbut has minimum color). I would also add Apple BASIC to the list, given how much time I spent fooling around with it :)

Edited by Newsdee, Sat Nov 4, 2017 8:35 PM.


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Posted Sat Nov 4, 2017 10:12 PM

Asteroids of course... but I also have a fond spot for Omega Race.  When I was in high school, the library in the local shopping mall had a sit-down cocktail table version.  (Yes, strange thing to have in a library...)  I lost many quarters in that machine.



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Posted Sat Nov 4, 2017 10:17 PM

For arcade games theres Space Invaders, Sprint 2, Break Out, and Asteroids. For Game Boy there's Dr. Mario, Super Mario Land 2, Bust A Move 2, Tetris, and a lot more!

Also for B/W Macintosh games there's Crystal Quest, Mac Man, Shuffle Puck, Air Borne!, and Pararena.



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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 2:49 PM

tetris might have color versions, but IMO, the best ever was the one packed in with the original Game Boy. Even later versions on stuff like the DS just didn't play as well, IMo.



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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 6:53 PM

Anything on the Vectrex! ;) :P




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