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#1 birdie3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:03 PM

The one I have (400 version) is brutal. Is there a 5200-like version?

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Posted Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:33 PM

The one I have (400 version) is brutal. Is there a 5200-like version?


Hey I grew up with that version and I happen to like it (of course I also like the original 400 Centipede so there's no accounting for taste). AFAIK the 5200 version was not ported back to the 400/800.

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Posted Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:19 PM

I guess there's the version on the 5200 multicart that sunmark sells :ponder:

That probably plays alot like the 5200 version :D

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Posted Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:20 PM

AFAIK the 5200 version was not ported back to the 400/800.

You're kidding, right? The infamous Glenn the 5200 Man ported 5200 Qix to the 400/800 long, long ago.

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Posted Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:53 PM

AFAIK the 5200 version was not ported back to the 400/800.

You're kidding, right? The infamous Glenn the 5200 Man ported 5200 Qix to the 400/800 long, long ago.


And I have the ATR of that, too.

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Posted Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:24 AM

 
Tempest wrote:  
AFAIK the 5200 version was not ported back to the 400/800.  

You're kidding, right? The infamous Glenn the 5200 Man ported 5200 Qix to the 400/800 long, long ago  



And I have the ATR of that, too.  


I meant as an official cartridge release (like Dig Dug). I wasn't counting disk hacks. :D

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Posted Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:29 AM

Either way... I have played other versions of QIX and I thought that the 8 bit version should have been the quintessential version but apparently not so (at least according to my standards). The sound and graphics seem to be a tad off from what I was expecting. The game play is okay but the moving dynamics of the QIX seems a little wonky compared to say the arcade version or even the Gameboy version.

I am also trying to find an 8 bit version of Tempest or a clone but I have yet to discover one.

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Posted Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:46 AM

Either way... I have played other versions of QIX and I thought that the 8 bit version should have been the quintessential version but apparently not so (at least according to my standards). The sound and graphics seem to be a tad off from what I was expecting. The game play is okay but the moving dynamics of the QIX seems a little wonky compared to say the arcade version or even the Gameboy version.  

I am also trying to find an 8 bit version of Tempest or a clone but I have yet to discover one.


Several people kindly suggested several "Tempest" clones when asked a couple of weeks ago; I think that "Live Wire", a type-in from Analog, was voted best-of. "Genesis", a DataSoft entry from the early '80s, isn't really playable, it is visually interesting.

I don't think anyone's ported the incomplete 5200 proto of "Tempest" to the 8-bits, but you might want to ask CPUWIZ about that. :)

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Posted Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:27 PM

Sometimes ago I have two version of QIX: cartridge from Atari and file from Atari... I dont know, why, but it was other version... I think, cartridge version was writed lately? (for me it was better version of both).

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Posted Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:15 PM

BTW, isn't there a Polish version called Sex Quix? Sikor?

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Posted Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:29 PM

Whoa!! How would they do that??

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Posted Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:31 AM

Ha, ha... you where quite close but the name is SEXY SIX not SEXY QIX. :D BTW game is very nice.

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Posted Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:55 AM

Gals Panic for 8-bit! :lust:

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Posted Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:56 PM

Ha, ha... you where quite close but the name is SEXY SIX not SEXY QIX.

No, not Sexy Six, I know that game. I'm POSITIVE it was Sex Quix I saw mentioned somewhere. Was definitely Polish...

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Posted Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:23 PM

[quote]BTW, isn't there a Polish version called Sex Quix? Sikor?[/quote]
No, it is'nt: SexQuix it was Sword Soft game developed by Mirage, Sexy Six it was Slight game developed by me :) (I still sell it!!!). I wrote of two version of Quix!!![/quote]

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Posted Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:24 PM

Well, now everything is perfectly clear to me! :D :D


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