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#201 imstarryeyed OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:57 AM

 

You really love Dino Eggs, don't  you?

 

I'll join that club.  I love Dino Eggs, its a game I discovered on the C64 that, after figuring it out, became very addictive.

 

Any homebrewers out there looking for ideas on porting a game to the Coleco, this would be a great one!



#202 Mike Harris OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:52 AM

 

I'll join that club.  I love Dino Eggs, its a game I discovered on the C64 that, after figuring it out, became very addictive.

 

Any homebrewers out there looking for ideas on porting a game to the Coleco, this would be a great one!

 

Dino Eggs for the Colecovision does exist according to first hand knowledge of someone I have known for over 30 years.
He went to some computer expon in New York around the 83/84 timeline and at the very least seen a working demo.
Is that to say that it was not the full game, he says it was.

That said.
This thread started January 29 and now going on 3 months around the corner.
I mean really???


Edited by Mike Harris, Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:55 AM.


#203 Serguei2 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:07 PM

 

 

I'll join that club.  I love Dino Eggs, its a game I discovered on the C64 that, after figuring it out, became very addictive.

 

Any homebrewers out there looking for ideas on porting a game to the Coleco, this would be a great one!

 

Dino Eggs for the Colecovision does exist according to first hand knowledge of someone I have known for over 30 years.
He went to some computer expon in New York around the 83/84 timeline and at the very least seen a working demo.
Is that to say that it was not the full game, he says it was.

That said.
This thread started January 29 and now going on 3 months around the corner.
I mean really???

 

 

If they're planning to sale this game, it's normal to take so much time to release it.



#204 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:40 PM

 

If they're planning to sale this game, it's normal to take so much time to release it.

Yes, indeed
Not mentionning the other upcoming games, the Phoenix console, our Nintendo Switch game, etc.. etc... 



#205 Mike Harris OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:09 PM

Speaking of, I need to get some blank eproms, circuit boards, cartridge cases and an eprom writer.

Someone point me to the right direction.



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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:46 PM

 

You really love Dino Eggs, don't  you?

I remember seeing all the ads and reviews for it in magazines BITD and waiting for it to be released for the CV... which never happened. Anyway, I can't really say I love it because I never have played the game even thru emulation.



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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 AM

^ I'll join the chorus and state that Dino Eggs is one of the very platform games ever released. I'm shocked that it has never had a homebrew release for CV as well. It would be easy to fit into 32k, and a talented CV programmer could make an outstanding conversion of the game for CV -- there are no technical hurdles and / or insurmountable challenges. The fact that it is mostly static -- no side scrolling or screen scrolling makes it an excellent match. Ditto for CRISIS MOUNTAIN and SHORT CIRCUIT as well, both written by the same author as DINO EGGS.



#208 xybot67 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 5:58 AM

Its April 1st! Can we finally know what was found??



#209 youki OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 7:05 AM

Its April 1st! Can we finally know what was found??


Nothing . It was an april joke!

#210 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 1:17 PM

It's not real...... or is it? 

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#211 Mike Harris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 1:53 PM

You have to wonder why it was never released when it falls under other great Canadian software classics such as the Pine Syrup Tester 1.3 and The Official Salmon Cleaning Simulator.


Edited by Mike Harris, Mon Apr 1, 2019 2:00 PM.


#212 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 1:59 PM

You have to wonder why it was never sold or released when it falls under other such great Canadian software classics releases such as Syrup Tester 2.0 and The Official Salmon Cleaning Simulator.

 

My guess is it was used as promo, similar to SOS Caterpillar 



#213 youki OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 1:59 PM

It's not real...... or is it? 

 

hum… i would say, it is a joke here :)



#214 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 2:00 PM

 

hum… i would say, it is a joke here :)

 

Well, it is all real though 



#215 Greg2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 2:05 PM

That's a "game?"



#216 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 2:08 PM

That's a "game?"

 

Yes, despite the name, it's not a Quiz at all 
It plays similar to Qix with a puzzle twist
The game can also be played 2 players simultaneously

Looks very simple, but it's quite fun actually 



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 2:14 PM

 

Yes, despite the name, it's not a Quiz at all 
It plays similar to Qix with a puzzle twist
The game can also be played 2 players simultaneously

Looks very simple, but it's quite fun actually 

 

PLEASE tell me that you"ll sell this in a plain white box with insufficient instructions. And make me go to Service Canada and get in a line to buy one!

 

LOVE THIS. Sell me a copy and I can pretend that it's 1983, have my own Teleguide kiosk, and am playing "games" while also looking up the weather in exotic destinations like Manitouwadge and Armstrong. I may even build a CV kiosk and stick in the lobby of the Provincial Building in town (I work in it!) to give visitors a thrill. :grin:



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:39 PM

Hmmm...

Cabbage Patch Kids: Workout.... nah

Energy Quizz.... nah

Dang it! I talked myself out of it back on 2/11/19. Isn't Energy Quiz the proto that Toby once owned many moons ago?


Edited by NIAD, Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:40 PM.


#219 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 9:04 PM

Dang it! I talked myself out of it back on 2/11/19. Isn't Energy Quiz the proto that Toby once owned many moons ago?

 

Yes, that's right Jim!

Toby actually tracked down the guy and we bought back the cartridge so we could finally release it



#220 Serguei2 ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 11:11 AM

Now april 1st is over, when are you going to release the rom and the cartridge?



#221 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 8:50 PM

Now april 1st is over, when are you going to release the rom and the cartridge?

When they do.



#222 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 9:18 PM

Now april 1st is over, when are you going to release the rom and the cartridge?

 

We're going to sell a batch of CIB copies so we can recoup money 
As soon as we recoup our money, the rom file is going to be posted freely to everyone for download 

 



#223 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2019 8:25 AM

Can you post a photo of the cartridge.

#224 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2019 12:46 PM

Can you post a photo of the cartridge.

 

 

http://atariage.com/...rved/?p=4208627



#225 Serguei2 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2019 1:52 PM

mr_me maybe means a picture of the cartridge without the title removed.







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