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Coleco version of Saguaro City.

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They've ported the graphics but they have altered the game, made it rather pointless.  You don't have to separate the Cacti anymore it seems just blast and its on a timer.

 

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They may not have realized that particular feature was necessary to the game. . .or possibly they didn't even know that it was part of the game.

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The intro where it rapidly fades in and out of the master title screen is Cool. But yeah, the “fire on a Morg next to two Cacti” = three Cacti is them purely not understanding gameplay of the original.

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Saguaro City was an unreleased beta version of Tombstone City. If you want to build your own cartridge for the TI, I have the EPROM available.

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It's also available in MAME as "saguaro", if someone wants to try (and to see that the Coleco port is really not matching the game).

 

mame64 ti99_4a -cart saguaro

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Really the only differences between the Beta Saguaro and Tombstone are the graphics are changed for the Cacti they are actual Tombstones and the Morgs seem somewhat faster - also interestingly, there's no white sprite over the Tombstone where the Morgs spawn from like there is on Tombstone City when they spawn off a Cacti.  This makes it somewhat more challenging.  The gameplay's the same for both though, on the TI, you get rid of pairs of Tombstones same as you do Cacti in the released version.  Coleco version without it just seems like a shooter on a timer which is fine but it's not stated that it's not the same game as the TI version which I feel is a bit of a trap if someone knows the game well.  

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25 minutes ago, Firefly said:

Really the only differences between the Beta Saguaro and Tombstone are the graphics are changed for the Cacti they are actual Tombstones and the Morgs seem somewhat faster - also interestingly, there's no white sprite over the Tombstone where the Morgs spawn from like there is on Tombstone City when they spawn off a Cacti.  This makes it somewhat more challenging.  The gameplay's the same for both though, on the TI, you get rid of pairs of Tombstones same as you do Cacti in the released version.  Coleco version without it just seems like a shooter on a timer which is fine but it's not stated that it's not the same game as the TI version which I feel is a bit of a trap if someone knows the game well.  

I've been seeing several ColecoVision homebrew ports that leave out significant parts of the games for whatever reason and they can be expensive, but not as bad as the Intellivision scene. I don't have any TI-99/4A computers or emulators. Can you tell me the best emulator? I'd like to try out the original Tombstone City.

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1 hour ago, Swami said:

Can you tell me the best emulator? I'd like to try out the original Tombstone City.

Classic99Tombstone City is built-in.

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3 hours ago, Swami said:

I've been seeing several ColecoVision homebrew ports that leave out significant parts of the games for whatever reason and they can be expensive, but not as bad as the Intellivision scene. I don't have any TI-99/4A computers or emulators. Can you tell me the best emulator? I'd like to try out the original Tombstone City.

classic99 if you run winders or can use wine

js99er.net for a browser based one on any js capable browser

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1 minute ago, arcadeshopper said:

classic99 if you run winders or can use wine

js99er.net for a browser based one on any js capable browser

Yeah, I got 10 Winders and an XP Winder, if needed.

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If you use Js99er, to play Tombstone, look where it says SOFTWARE in the blue box at the bottom , click that, then click the "More" tab at the bottom of the pop up list.  You'll find it by typing it's name.

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