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#1 BoatofCar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:50 AM

 

Everyone knows Skate or Die is a great game, but if you haven't you absolutely owe it to yourself as a C64 fan to try out Forbidden Forest. There's really nothing else like it from the time period. 



#2 IMBerzerk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:16 PM

I agree on FF. Instant C64 classic, especially the intro theme music.

Only wish the had cut down the time interval of "celebration" music between levels.

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 5:02 PM

I agree on FF. Instant C64 classic, especially the intro theme music.

Only wish the had cut down the time interval of "celebration" music between levels.

IMB

 

The brilliant programer Paul Norman is also a professional musician and composer.   He certainly showcased the music more than any other programmer ever and that is a wonderful thing.  See the transcript of an interview below 

 

http://www.c64.com/i...ews/norman.html

 

And a nice FF website:

 

http://monroeworld.c...forest/main.htm


Edited by thetick1, Wed Mar 7, 2018 5:15 PM.


#4 BoatofCar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 9:04 PM

Cool, thanks for the links! Yeah, the music is a standout for sure, along with the "dance" your character does between scenes.



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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 9:11 PM

Cool, thanks for the links! Yeah, the music is a standout for sure, along with the "dance" your character does between scenes.

 

Woohoo!

 

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The above is from a nice FF review:

 

http://retrovania-vg...forest-c64.html


Edited by thetick1, Wed Mar 7, 2018 9:14 PM.


#6 thetick1 ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 10:18 PM

And for the Finale Paul Norman most recent computer game from 2003.  PLEASE note it is not safe for work or for small children!  It graphicly shows the works of the Paul Norman:

 

http://aztecaqueen.com/az9.html



#7 thetick1 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:44 PM

And a very nice spoof using seuck (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit)

 



#8 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:44 PM

Amazing what one can do with SEUCK! This one obviously is done with the hacked/unreleased horizontal version, compared to the original vertical scrolling version. I'm sure Cosmi had not minded releasing that as a sequel if it had been around in 1988-ish.



#9 thetick1 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 PM

Amazing what one can do with SEUCK! This one obviously is done with the hacked/unreleased horizontal version, compared to the original vertical scrolling version. I'm sure Cosmi had not minded releasing that as a sequel if it had been around in 1988-ish.

I think Cosmi is still in business... just not doing games.  https://en.wikipedia...smi_Corporation ; https://www.bloomber...ivcapid=4610993
 
Anyway they did Forbidden Forest for Windows back in 2003.
 
 
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Edited by thetick1, Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:50 PM.


#10 wongojack OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 6, 2018 9:07 PM

I first played Forbidden Forrest as a game included in one of those US Gold packs of like 100 games or whatever back in probably '88 or '89.  I thought it looked INCREDIBLY BAD.  I couldn't stand to look at it long enough to enjoy the game.

 

I was shocked to find out that the internet actually likes that game.  It was delivered to me as shovelware, and I've always thought about it that way.  I've never really gone back and played it or given it a chance.  I still can't believe anyone ever looked at that game and thought "yeah, this looks good."

 

Thumbs down

 

Skate or Die on the other hand - loved it.  It was the X-Games before that was a thing.






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