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#1 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:57 PM

Its been eight years or so since this was released, and yet this title rarely comes up in discussion. Where does this one end up in the Lynx library? I like the graphics, and some of the level designs like Ice 2 and Factory are quite nice. The level skip sure is a nice feature, and overall playability is fairly high. Still, though, I find it outclassed by Toki and Scrapyard Dog, and mainly because the Sonic elements feel sort of like a retread. Anyone still play this, or is it just a collectable?

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:02 AM

I've never played it. I missed the print run and I'm not going to pay the insane price it goes for.

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:36 AM

It has the same kind of cartoonish character like Fat Bobby. The only problem is that this was a taster of the game. It would have taken 4 months of work to write all the planned levels if I understand the comments around the game correctly.

 

The movements and visual style of Hotdog is funny. The game has some character or should I say personality in it. But as it is only a demo you should not compare it to a full game.



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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:22 AM

I can't think of hotdog without thinking of the one episode Simpsons character poochie.

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:22 AM

Its a fun game to play, though the collision detection is a bit unforgiving imo.

 

ircc there's a bunch of items floating around in places that tease you to get them but I think its impossible. Definitely has more of a demo feeling going on overall.

I should try it again on my McWill modded Lynx though.



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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:11 AM

Haven't played the actual game, only the april fools rom (https://atarigamer.c...Fools/684030098).

It looks like it would be fun but the current prices are just insane. Just another would-have-been as far as I'm concerned.



#7 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:18 AM

It has the same kind of cartoonish character like Fat Bobby. The only problem is that this was a taster of the game. It would have taken 4 months of work to write all the planned levels if I understand the comments around the game correctly.

 

The movements and visual style of Hotdog is funny. The game has some character or should I say personality in it. But as it is only a demo you should not compare it to a full game.

 

It's pretty big for a demo, although I agree that each of the "worlds" are pretty short. Does anyone know what the planned stages were on this one? Perhaps "Palm 2" and "Factory +"?

 

Its a fun game to play, though the collision detection is a bit unforgiving imo.

 

ircc there's a bunch of items floating around in places that tease you to get them but I think its impossible. Definitely has more of a demo feeling going on overall.

I should try it again on my McWill modded Lynx though.

 

 

I haven't been able to get to all of the items -- there's one at the beginning of "Cheese 1" that's at the top of the screen and seems to be impossible to get -- but you don't seem to need to get them to finish the levels. Or at least I've been able to finish each level without getting all the bones.

 

I agree with the demo-ish feel. There's just some level of freshness missing here. It's still better than Fat Bobby, though.



#8 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:57 PM

Ok, two more questions:

1. I’ve found a “hidden area” in Cheese 1 that has a bouncer ball on which you can...hop on. Are there any more of these in the game?

2. I found the God Mode in Cheese 2 where you float around on a star. Does any other stage have this?

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 AM

I agree with the demo-ish feel. There's just some level of freshness missing here. It's still better than Fat Bobby, though.

 

Are you referring to the version of Fat Bobby that Telegames released on cart, or the rom floating around on the internet that's an earlier version?  Just curious because the only version of Fat Bobby or Raiden I've ever seen on YouTube (besides mine) are the earlier beta versions and I'm curious how many ppl actually play the versions Telegames released. (Released cart version of Raiden is impossibly hard btw).



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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:34 AM

When I was play-testing this before release, i found that there are some bugs inside. There are some situations, where you cannot get the character out anymore.



#11 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:11 AM

Are you referring to the version of Fat Bobby that Telegames released on cart, or the rom floating around on the internet that's an earlier version?  Just curious because the only version of Fat Bobby or Raiden I've ever seen on YouTube (besides mine) are the earlier beta versions and I'm curious how many ppl actually play the versions Telegames released. (Released cart version of Raiden is impossibly hard btw).


I have the Atari beta that I bought from a former dealer. It’s complete, but has a cheat mode that seems to have been implemented for playtesting.




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