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Namco's Unpublished Sequel to MunchMan

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#1 FarmerPotato ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 11:09 AM

Some people know that TI experimented with porting its best-known games to Intellivision. 

 

Well, much later, Namco planned  to roll up the market for retro-gaming by producing software for the TI-99/4A.  A Namco intern told their boss to build on the nostalgia for "Munk-Man" and this is what happened.

 

MunkMan

 

I found the binary on an MSX forum earlier this year: (Attached File  k2.dsk   90KB   22 downloads or download here) contains a single E/A 3 object file "K2" without Namco markings. The  program name is K2.

 

Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/writJ0I5fHg 

 


#2 eebuckeye OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 11:12 AM

Wow.. that is wild!



#3 PeteE OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 11:24 AM

Yes, this is amazing!



#4 Steve Jones OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 11:28 AM

What games were TI porting to Intellivision?

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 11:41 AM

Haha!  I loved seeing the non-MunchMan sprites.  I definitely saw Chisholm Trail, A-Maze-Ing, and Microsurgeon in the mix.



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 11:58 AM

Haha!  I loved seeing the non-MunchMan sprites.  I definitely saw Chisholm Trail, A-Maze-Ing, and Microsurgeon in the mix.

 

 

And Tombstone City, The Attack... and more :)



#7 ti99iuc ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 12:02 PM

Lol, fantastic ! :D



#8 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 5:31 PM

There were so many delicious sprites hiding in there. I even saw my favorite vampire bats. . .


Edited by Ksarul, Mon Apr 1, 2019 5:31 PM.


#9 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2019 5:32 AM

this totally needs to be a full game!  i'd actually get my wife on the TI.  :)



#10 Tursi OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2019 3:26 PM

It's actually a rather nice solution to the issue of 'rolling' on the 2D screen ;)

#11 FarmerPotato ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2019 6:14 PM

 
Thank you for the good words. I'm happy that y'all were entertained. There are still some sprites nobody named.
 
My kids are demanding that this become a playable game, so it must be.
 
My sprite table is full at 247 sprites, so there will be a lot of code rewritten to page in the chardefs. Besides I want 16x16 sprites too.
 
 
 
For background: this is a tribute to the 2004 Katamari Damacy for Playstation 2. (Lately for Nintendo Switch.) 
 
 
 
 


#12 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 4:48 AM

the funny thing is that i actually got PCSX2 installed on my wife's computer so she could play her copy of Katamari Damacy before we got her Switch.  :)  I imagine she'll be getting the Switch version very soon!



#13 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 11:04 AM

That's actually really bizarre and really cool. :)

Dig it!





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