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Conrad Barski Interview - Creator of FlipOut! & worked on Dante's Inferno

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Conrad Barski Interview - Creator of FlipOut! & worked on Dante's Inferno

 

In our latest Jag related interview please enjoy my lovely chat with the creator of FlipOut!, the addictive and larger than life puzzler! He also worked on the mythical unreleased Jaguar title Dante's Inferno. He also talk about his love of programming and much more!

 

https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/conrad-barski/

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Fantastic work yet again.

 

I really loved the guys honesty throughout the interview and the info on Dante's Inferno was superb.

 

Your doing sterling work for the Lost Jaguar Games community.

 

Flipout took some flak at review, Game Pro describing it as looking so 8 bit it could of been done on the Game Boy ( an absurd comment as puzzle games rarely rely on flashy visuals as a selling point, unless your talking something like Phear/Tetrisphere), EGM were also not that impressed by it and the VideoGame Critic gave it an F grade, but once your aware of how limited it's development environment was and how inexperienced the people behind it were, you tend to be a bit more forgiving of it.

 

They were hardly likely to come up with something like the Jaguar equivalent of GB Tetris or Lynx Klax were they?.

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I mean, yeah i feel for the guy, but stil no excuse for a game that could be polished more before release.

 

Its not a bad idea but it does play like the video game critic described which is a puzzle game with your cat coming over and stepping on the pieces, yeah intresting idea, but when you play having aliens sitting on a piece you want to move is frustrating beyond belief.

 

Grafix, same problem all Jag games sufferers from they either look like very colorful snes games, or 32bit this lookd 16bit, but it is a puzzler so who cares.

 

The issue is this game ran around 50 bucks selling new, a mediocure puzzle game for 50 bucks makes nobody happy, lucky for flip out, atari released several dozen gamed worst than it on the jag, so it ranks prety much in the middle of the pack, take the aliens out of the picture and it would of been an ok game

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The price of Jaguar games was a bane for myself as well.

 

I bought Cannon Fodder on Jaguar a good while after buying it as a present for my Brother in Law as a birthday present for him, on the Amiga.

 

Same game only this time lacking mouse support and it did not feel like great VFM to be honest.

 

 

I never picked up any puzzle games on the Jaguar as there simply wasn't anything that took my fancy.

 

I think with Flip Out, the games creators knew it still needed work, but that's no excuse for the press to claim it could of been done on the Game Boy, that's just lazy jurnolism and i used to see a lot of it in UK Press when they covered 2D games on the Saturn and Playstation, saying they could of just as easily been done on the SNES or Megadrive.

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They were hardly likely to come up with something like the Jaguar equivalent of GB Tetris or Lynx Klax were they?.

The Jag equivalent of Klax has already been developed by the greatest Jag coder of all time, sadly it is unreleased.

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...... take the aliens out of the picture and it would of been an ok game

But if you do then, where is the challenge?

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Fantastic work yet again.

 

I really loved the guys honesty throughout the interview and the info on Dante's Inferno was superb.

 

Your doing sterling work for the Lost Jaguar Games community.

 

Flipout took some flak at review, Game Pro describing it as looking so 8 bit it could of been done on the Game Boy ( an absurd comment as puzzle games rarely rely on flashy visuals as a selling point, unless your talking something like Phear/Tetrisphere), EGM were also not that impressed by it and the VideoGame Critic gave it an F grade, but once your aware of how limited it's development environment was and how inexperienced the people behind it were, you tend to be a bit more forgiving of it.

 

They were hardly likely to come up with something like the Jaguar equivalent of GB Tetris or Lynx Klax were they?.

Thanks my friend, always appreciate your feedback and I agree with your points. :)

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Will give this a read soon. Have a soft spot for this title. There's also a DOS port if anyone wants to run it/test out on PC. Interested to see if that version is mentioned. Thanks!

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Will give this a read soon. Have a soft spot for this title. There's also a DOS port if anyone wants to run it/test out on PC. Interested to see if that version is mentioned. Thanks!

I hope you enjoyed my good friend! :)

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