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#1 DracIsBack OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:43 PM

Just saw this for sale on AtariAge. Where did this come from? Never even heard a peep about it.

#2 Schmutzpuppe OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:52 PM

Well the games comes from me.
I didn't release the bin yet but watch the space ;)

Edited by Schmutzpuppe, Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:03 PM.


#3 jpfalcon2003 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:49 AM

I ordered this one. Can't wait to get it. Looks like it'll be great.

#4 diggs130 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:31 AM

Ordered one here also!Nice suprise to see a 7800 xmas themed cart in the store.

#5 PacManPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:42 AM

I ordered one too :)

#6 shadow460 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:02 PM

Same here, and I ordered your game, too, PMP.
Both look like they will be a lot of fun to play.

#7 PressureCooker2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:46 PM

im going to order it when i get more funds after xmas.......i cant wait to.....i always loved the handheld simon but always wished i could have counted how far i got in it......good thing this counts for ya

#8 Schmutzpuppe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:15 PM

Here is the binary for you.
Merry Christmas everyone.

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#9 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:19 PM

Here is the binary for you.
Merry Christmas everyone.


Nice game. Thanks for posting it. So what's the story about this game? Was this your idea?

Allan

#10 DracIsBack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:36 AM

Thanks for posting. Great digitized sound and cool AtariAge intro! Any instructions anywhere?

#11 godzillajoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:51 AM

Pretty simple concept, it's like the old elctronic game Simon

You repeat the moves of the characters and the sequences get longer and longer

So if the Snowman moves you push the stick down

The it might go Snowman, Reindeer so it's Down, Up

Then Snowman, Reindeer, Santa

Down, Up. Right

Etc.

#12 Schmutzpuppe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:55 AM

Here is the binary for you.
Merry Christmas everyone.


Nice game. Thanks for posting it. So what's the story about this game? Was this your idea?

Allan

Simon type games are well known but the inspiration to make a xmas style game of it came from a little flash game called Xmas Simon (http://www.flashangel.de/xmassimon/)
I found it mid-November and because I thought it is a nice (and simple) idea I stared coding Santa Simon the same evening I found Xmas Simon.
Most of the code was done within two days and since I am not a great artist I looked around the Internet for some graphics I can use.
The graphics you can see in the game are based on free gif's I found while looking for some xmas gfx.
A big thanks to the unknown authors!
When I was sure that I could finish the game before Chrismas I asked Albert if he likes the idea to release a xmas type game for the 7800.
He agreed and gave me very helpful feedback about the work in progress.
I am very glad that he wanna make a cartridge out of it even if the timeline was very short and when I saw the bunch of stuff in the store for chrismas sale I thought he definitely have enough work with it even without Santa Simon.
Albert was also the one who managed that Atariboy made a great label for the game (I really love it).
In other words the Santa Simon Cart wouldn't be without him, thanks man.

#13 Schmutzpuppe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:58 AM

Thanks for posting. Great digitized sound and cool AtariAge intro! Any instructions anywhere?

Unfortunately there isnít but thankfully godzillajoe made a good summary of what it is about :)

#14 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:52 AM

Hallo Matthias
ein wirklich nettes Game.Habe es auf mein CC2 geladen.Funktioniert super.
Gruss Walter

#15 DracIsBack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:45 AM

Pretty simple concept, it's like the old elctronic game Simon

You repeat the moves of the characters and the sequences get longer and longer

So if the Snowman moves you push the stick down

The it might go Snowman, Reindeer so it's Down, Up

Then Snowman, Reindeer, Santa

Down, Up. Right

Etc.


Thanks! Never played Simon as a kid so this helps!

#16 fire!fire! OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:58 AM

WOW! Never played Simon? A friend had that and my folks got confused I think and got me Merlin. Anyone remember that? :lol: :lol:

#17 PressureCooker2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:06 AM

WOW! Never played Simon? A friend had that and my folks got confused I think and got me Merlin. Anyone remember that? :lol: :lol:


:D yup

#18 godzillajoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:21 PM

I bet if you put a Merlin in front of me right now I'd still remember how to beat that game where you had to light up all 9 squares. It's like when I played Dodge'em after 15 years, I still remembered the patterns I used. Can't remember what I did yesterday but stupid stuff like Atari and Merlin, I'm all set. :D

#19 DracIsBack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:14 PM

How did you manage Santa's laugh? That was pretty cool for TIA.

#20 Schmutzpuppe OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:00 AM

How did you manage Santa's laugh? That was pretty cool for TIA.

It's digitized like all sound fx in the game.

#21 shadow460 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:09 PM

Short timelines, great games...we've got a true programmer in our midst!
I'm going to give this one a go...long as it fits my RAM cart. If it doesn't, I'll play it when the actual cart comes in the mail.

#22 mdoerty OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:00 PM

Will this product be back for the 2007 Holiday Sale?
I didn't realize it existed until it was unavailable?

Thanks -- Mike

#23 Atariboy2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:45 AM

You know what? I made the label art on it and I had yet to play it. Dont have a PC to run any 7800 emulator cuase Im on linux and I still dont have a cart of it yet, oh well maybe next xmas :roll:

#24 Cousin Vinnie OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:34 AM

I think the sound effects and music in the game are really incredible for the timeline you had to program this.

Cousin Vinnie

#25 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:17 AM

Yes, I also agree the sound fx on this game are unreal.




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