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#51 80s_Atari_Guy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:41 PM

I know copyright would have prevented naming it Battle Zone. But wouldn't something like Vector Zone, have sounded better ?



#52 chas10e OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:51 PM

I had to Google "Stramash" and it sorta made sense. 

 

https://en.wiktionar...g/wiki/stramash



#53 80s_Atari_Guy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:58 PM

Well, Vector Zone, rolls nicely off the tongue.

 

Whereas, Stramash Zone, sounds like you are trying to say "Smash Zone" with a st st st st stammer.



#54 ClockworkRobot OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:10 PM

Well, Vector Zone, rolls nicely off the tongue.

 

Whereas, Stramash Zone, sounds like you are trying to say "Smash Zone" with a st st st st stammer.

vector pilot, vector patrol, that's Kristof's bag.
I like Stramash. Lovely word. If you don't like my native tongue, haud yer wheesht. ;-)



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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 PM

vector pilot, vector patrol, that's Kristof's bag.
I like Stramash. Lovely word. If you don't like my native tongue, haud yer wheesht. ;-)

 

I  had no idea it was a Scottish phrase. Did I more or less pronounce it correctly then?



#56 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:05 PM

Ordered!

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#57 ClockworkRobot OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:46 AM

 

I  had no idea it was a Scottish phrase. Did I more or less pronounce it correctly then?

Yes, you nailed it.



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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 AM

This game kicks arse!!



#59 gtoal OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:41 AM

 

I  had no idea it was a Scottish phrase. Did I more or less pronounce it correctly then?

 

Scottish and Irish Gaelic I think.  I've heard some awful pronunciations from Americans so far.  It's stra as in "strapping" plus "mash" with the emphasis on the second syllable.  Last Youtube review I watched sounded more like "Strammish" with the person emphasising the first syllable.

 

The connotations to a Scotsman are not so much a pitched battle as a brawl - a fight in a Glasgow bar at night might be described as a stramash :-)  If it was only a couple of guys rather than the whole pub, though, it might just be a wee rammy!

 

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:23 PM

 

Scottish and Irish Gaelic I think.  I've heard some awful pronunciations from Americans so far.  It's stra as in "strapping" plus "mash" with the emphasis on the second syllable.  Last Youtube review I watched sounded more like "Strammish" with the person emphasising the first syllable.

 

The connotations to a Scotsman are not so much a pitched battle as a brawl - a fight in a Glasgow bar at night might be described as a stramash :-)  If it was only a couple of guys rather than the whole pub, though, it might just be a wee rammy!

 

G

 

In that case I didn't pronounce it correctly as I'm sure you are talking about my review. I asked before hand but never got an official reply so went with what seemed natural to me. To me it almost sounded more German but having never heard how it was pronounced before hand... I went with a best guess.



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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:21 PM

 

Scottish and Irish Gaelic I think.  I've heard some awful pronunciations from Americans so far.  It's stra as in "strapping" plus "mash" with the emphasis on the second syllable.  Last Youtube review I watched sounded more like "Strammish" with the person emphasising the first syllable.

 

The connotations to a Scotsman are not so much a pitched battle as a brawl - a fight in a Glasgow bar at night might be described as a stramash :-)  If it was only a couple of guys rather than the whole pub, though, it might just be a wee rammy!

 

G

 

vector pilot, vector patrol, that's Kristof's bag.
I like Stramash. Lovely word. If you don't like my native tongue, haud yer wheesht. ;-)

Again I had to Google it the first time & the Oxford English Dictionary only kind of made sense

 

I knew it had to be something quite clever and the "bar fight" analogy made perfect sense and the added definition of a "Rammy" was icing on the cake for the title of the additional game..



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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:17 AM

Got my copy recently. Really professional piece of work this is. From the box to the overlay and the cart. The game itself really feels like the original it is based off as well, although I found it a bit easy. That may be a good thing as the difficulty doesnt ramp as hard as the arcade original - but all the same the tanks will get you eventually so its not too easy either. You can tell the Vectrex is doing its darndest to display everything - which is why the rammy zone and gloaming zone options are welcome to have a faster game.

Complaints? It seems like the score and display options are often encroached on by the game display (the ufo flies up there when shot) and for some reason my vectrex displays the score, indicators and radar too high to be clealy visible within the gaps in the overlay. (I presume its just my vectrex?)
Also the sticky tank trap issues can be a bit annoying if you get an enemy tank wedged - it slows the pace of the game down while you angle to wipe him out.

Very impressive package nonetheless.

Edited by Neo-Rio, Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:18 AM.


#63 ledzep OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:46 PM

vector pilot, vector patrol, that's Kristof's bag.
I like Stramash. Lovely word. If you don't like my native tongue, haud yer wheesht. ;-)

 

Agreed, it gets repetitive having "vector" in every homebrew game's name.  I'm glad some developers are avoiding making Vector Shootout and Vector Maze and Vectorpede, try a little harder to come up with good names, we all know the game is on vector monitor, right?  It would be like if Intellivision games all hand "Intelli" at the beginning of homebrew titles, that would get old quick.



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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:48 AM

I know copyright would have prevented naming it Battle Zone. But wouldn't something like Vector Zone, have sounded better ?

 

Can't we just be happy that people are still making Vectrex games in 2018?  I don't even care what it's called!  Ordered mine today. Thank you for making a plentiful amount available for people who aren't as active on this board, but still love to order every single homebrew that comes out to support the community! 



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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:20 PM

Ordered. Thanks. ts great that you are releasing Vectrex games. Hopefully more to follow ^____^



#66 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:28 PM

Very nice!



#67 imstarryeyed OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 PM

Ordered 1 copy just right now.. Looks like a great game and one that has been sorely missing from the Vectrex library.



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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:11 AM

Got my copy the other day and yeah, it's very slick and professional looking. I'm sort of amazed at how professional these "home-brews" are becoming. The game is a lot of fun and the use of the overlay with the vectors to recreate the HUD is cool. I love the "radar" screen and the flickering of the vectors gives it a "gritty" feel. Overall, it's a damn impressive effort. My copy will NOT stay in the box on the shelf and will instead be liberally played. :)



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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:23 AM

There are now only 15 copies of Stramash Zone left so if you want a copy before the ebay madness, this is your last chance :) Good Luck.
http://www.clockworkrobot.com/shop/



#70 ComputerSpaceFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 PM

There are now only 15 copies of Stramash Zone left so if you want a copy before the ebay madness, this is your last chance :) Good Luck.
http://www.clockworkrobot.com/shop/

 

Get it ... if anyone's on the fence all I can say is get it. I love my copy!



#71 ClockworkRobot OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:35 AM

Stramash Zone, is SOLD OUT !
I just want to give a great big thanks to everyone who bought a copy.
I really hope you all enjoy the game.
Hope to be releasing some more projects next year including:
Maximum Overdrive, a top down driving game inspired by a favourite ZX Spectrum game.
and
Pollinator, A game of balance and insects.
THANKS!


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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 12:52 PM

Stramash Zone, is SOLD OUT !
I just want to give a great big thanks to everyone who bought a copy.
I really hope you all enjoy the game.
Hope to be releasing some more projects next year including:
Maximum Overdrive, a top down driving game inspired by a favourite ZX Spectrum game.
and
Pollinator, A game of balance and insects.
THANKS!

Contrats on selling all your copies of Stramash Zone, it's a great game. If your new projects come halfway to the quality of Stramash Zone then you can count me in for a copy of each :)





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