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It’s my understanding that Super Demon Attack in cart form did not have speech (Why? I do not know). The British speech is quite impressive, and really made the game more enjoyable for me. I was very surprised to find the cart did not have the speech included. Is there any interest to make a run of carts with the speech version? I am sure I am not the only one to have this game on disk.



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Holy crap, it never occurred to me that the cartridge lacked speech but there is a disk version that has on the Game Shelf. Now I have to put my system up in the living room to try out the cartridge to see for sure!

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Holy crap, it never occurred to me that the cartridge lacked speech but there is a disk version that has on the Game Shelf. Now I have to put my system up in the living room to try out the cartridge to see for sure!

 

Cartridge has no speech.

 

Disk Version has speech.

 

Speech version already on a multi-game cart.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/224528-setting-up-a-512k-cart/page-6?do=findComment&comment=2987665

 

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Cartridge has no speech.

 

Disk Version has speech.

 

Speech version already on a multi-game cart.

 

 

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Gazoo Cart Better than TI Cart

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Super Demon Attack has speech only in the beta version. The cartridge should be on Whtech.

 

Btw, greetings from Laos where I'm currently spending my vacation. Going to Cambodia tomorrow.

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Will grab some on real iron tonight when I have the chance and if none turns up by then, as I love everything about the game.  The huge, sprawling background.  The enemy patterns.  The big sprites.  The hilarious speech.  Pretty sure the copy on my FinalGROM has speech.  Which quite surprised me, at some point, but less so for the fact that I never had a speech synth module with which to hear it regardless, on my original TI-99. 

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Dowloaded the game cart that Gazoo linked to, but it had nor sound or speech.

Someone have the .bin with speech?

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oh and gamecart1 has the speech version in it.. I tested it on js99er.net select games, gamecart1 its option 3 in the games menu 

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Here's a video of the gameplay with speech, on real iron.  It really is fantastic.  Tragic it was removed. 

 

 

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Super Demon Attack was replaced with another game recently, during the monthly game contest on this forum. Apparently there’s no way to get past level two or three? I forget which level but very early on in the “game.” 

 

Shown here: 

 

 

It appears Super Demon Attack for the TI-99/4 is severely flawed. Basically impossible to beat and/or play after a few levels. The title screen  says DEMON ATTACK which does not match the cartridge label? Seriously? 

 

Was this game quickly released to cart before it was actually completed?   

 

Did iMagic rush to production a game in progress when TI pulled the plug back in 1983?

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I'm really sorry to hear that's the case. The game really made an impact on me with its graphics, on my original TI-99.  And seemed to control rather nicely, with fun enemy patterns. Consequently, I’ve always thought of it very fondly.  

So I’m sorry to hear that it doesn’t follow through where real long term challenge is concerned.  But honestly, I was never very good at any of the classic TI-99 games I owned, and didn’t really expect to be.  So in that limited scope of lazy, periodic, inept novice gameplay, Super Demon Attack always seemed to hang with the best of them.  And I’ll probably continue to think well of it, consequently.

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Cool game and the speech adds a lot to its atmosphere. Controls are a little sticky and there's collision detection issues, but the main problem we have with the TI version, is due to its fancy moon and planet graphic at the bottom of the screen. They have a tendency to mask "bullets", so you end up needlessly dying more often than not as a result. That and the demons coming out of the demon ship, sure pick up speed in a hurry!

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I wonder if someone would consider doing a rom hack to tweak the difficulty curve, in one way or another.  I know as far as TI-99 games go, Demon Attack isn't among the most celebrated, and I know as far as versions of Demon Attack go, the TI-99 version isn't among the most celebrated.  But surely I'm not the only one who's nostalgic about it. 

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I wonder if someone would consider doing a rom hack to tweak the difficulty curve, in one way or another.  I know as far as TI-99 games go, Demon Attack isn't among the most celebrated, and I know as far as versions of Demon Attack go, the TI-99 version isn't among the most celebrated.  But surely I'm not the only one who's nostalgic about it. 
It's going to take more than a hack more like new code. Without source that can be tough.

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13 minutes ago, pixelpedant said:

I wonder if someone would consider doing a rom hack to tweak the difficulty curve, in one way or another.  I know as far as TI-99 games go, Demon Attack isn't among the most celebrated, and I know as far as versions of Demon Attack go, the TI-99 version isn't among the most celebrated.  But surely I'm not the only one who's nostalgic about it. 

The game graphics are beautiful especially considering it was developed in 1983. Cleaning up (removing) the moon/planet graphic and slowing down those damn demon spawn would be an awesome project. Do we have a place where game code listings are available?

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The Commodore 64 version has the moon background also which makes it hard to see,

The Atari 800 and 2600 do not have that background and are faster, but more fun to play.

I do like the speech in TI version.

 

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In terms of "Super Demon Attack". Break out your Spring 1984 Triton catalog and flip to page 8 for "Super Demon Attack". Take note of the pictured manual..."Demon Attack", not "Super". Apparently some manuals were printed (or at least the covers) without the Super moniker attached.

 

https://archive.org/details/triton-catalogs

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