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Wormhole 2000 (home brew) ATARI Jaguar

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Received my copy (#43) of Wormhole 2000 on October 13.  The package shows it was shipped August 30, but why it took 44 days to arrive is a mystery to me.  I can only guess that Canada Customs are even slower than usual with COVID delays.

 

I fired WH2K up last night for an hour.  It's fairly difficult - it's definitely a shooter where you need to learn the patterns followed by the bad guys.  I prefer the rectangular aiming scheme over the angular scheme, which is odd - beforehand I would have thought I'd prefer the angular style.  I managed to make it to wave 4(?).

 

Good game and I will return to it tonight.

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On 10/15/2020 at 9:51 PM, ls650 said:

Received my copy (#43) of Wormhole 2000 on October 13.  The package shows it was shipped August 30, but why it took 44 days to arrive is a mystery to me.  I can only guess that Canada Customs are even slower than usual with COVID delays.

 

I fired WH2K up last night for an hour.  It's fairly difficult - it's definitely a shooter where you need to learn the patterns followed by the bad guys.  I prefer the rectangular aiming scheme over the angular scheme, which is odd - beforehand I would have thought I'd prefer the angular style.  I managed to make it to wave 4(?).

 

Good game and I will return to it tonight.

I am glad you finally got the game.

I also prefer the rectangular control method, as you actually go in the direction you pull the joystick.

 

However, I kept the angular control method, as some people told me they preferred that method (maybe because of the similarities with how you move in Tempest?)

 

Yes, you definitely need to learn the movement patters of the enemies to get far in this game (even if the game is quite generous with extra lives)

Once you learned them, it's actually not that difficult. I knew the patterns from start (as I designed them), and I can easily beat the game 2 times in a row. On the second run, it becomes a little bit more difficult, one of the reasons for that is that you don't get extra lives as frequently as you did in the first run (because of the higher score you have accumulated now)

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On 10/15/2020 at 2:51 PM, ls650 said:

Received my copy (#43) of Wormhole 2000 on October 13.  The package shows it was shipped August 30, but why it took 44 days to arrive is a mystery to me.  I can only guess that Canada Customs are even slower than usual with COVID delays.

 

I fired WH2K up last night for an hour.  It's fairly difficult - it's definitely a shooter where you need to learn the patterns followed by the bad guys.  I prefer the rectangular aiming scheme over the angular scheme, which is odd - beforehand I would have thought I'd prefer the angular style.  I managed to make it to wave 4(?).

 

Good game and I will return to it tonight.

Greetings fellow Canadian Jag owner!

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10 hours ago, ls650 said:

I received a new label from Gaztee.  Much better looking IMHO...

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Looks really good! 

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On 10/16/2020 at 6:21 AM, ls650 said:

Received my copy (#43) of Wormhole 2000 on October 13.  The package shows it was shipped August 30, but why it took 44 days to arrive is a mystery to me.  I can only guess that Canada Customs are even slower than usual with COVID delays.

Order placed August 10th, think I got #2....
Still no show....

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4 hours ago, CyranoJ said:

Order placed August 10th, think I got #2....
Still no show....

I sent you 2 copies, there was a case when a person got the second one, and the first one arrived later. However, in your case I agree that it has taken mysteriously long time...

I have sent the package slip (which has a number on it) to some people. It helped to use that number when asking if it was stuck in customs.

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5 hours ago, phoboz said:

I sent you 2 copies, there was a case when a person got the second one, and the first one arrived later. However, in your case I agree that it has taken mysteriously long time...

I have sent the package slip (which has a number on it) to some people. It helped to use that number when asking if it was stuck in customs.

Yep, all good - still waiting.

 

Maybe add a +$$$ option for tracking to the website, though.  Even with covid 3+ months is insane.

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Were all the corrected copies sent out because I have yet to receive mine? I got the initial version pretty quickly. It took about two weeks to reach me.

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3 hours ago, ECWfan said:

Were all the corrected copies sent out because I have yet to receive mine? I got the initial version pretty quickly. It took about two weeks to reach me.

'Corrected' version?  

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20 minutes ago, ls650 said:

'Corrected' version?  

The initial run had a framing error on NTSC TVs. Shortly after I ordered the game I received an email explaining this and that I would be sent a bare PCB as a replacement. I never received the bare PCB. 

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No worries, I will send out the remaining PCBs in the coming weeks. People who ordered SpideX already got their together with the SpideX order. Now there are only a handful PCBs left to send out to those who got the early version, and live in an NTSC country.

Sorry for the delay.

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