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by akator
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 6 – Omegas
Replies: 23
Views: 627

Re: VIC Game Club No. 6 – Omegas

^ Impressive! I've only been able to score 16 as a high so far.
by akator
Tue May 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+

I enjoy Amok. While it appears to have been inspired by Berzerk, the slower pace makes it a much kinder and relaxing game without being so easy that it gets boring too quickly.

In hindsight, I really should have included Amok and other Berzerk inspired games in this round...
by akator
Sat May 27, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 6 – Omegas
Replies: 23
Views: 627

Re: VIC Game Club No. 6 – Omegas

^ I'm running 2.4 in Windows 10 and I haven't heard that sound yet.
by akator
Sat May 27, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 6 – Omegas
Replies: 23
Views: 627

VIC Game Club No. 6 – Omegas

Omega Race was a 1981 vector arcade game. Even over three decades later, the VIC-20 version still captures the fun of the arcade original and shines for its playability. Modern VIC programmers released 2 noteworthy additional titles inspired by Omega Race. In 2004 “Boray” Anders Persson gave us Meg...
by akator
Fri May 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+

I seem to average around 2K. This 5550 is a outlier. I've made it to 5100 once, but my next closest score is around 3800. I'm a little better than when I started, but it is now clear I'll never be setting any records :D MMX seems more difficult than some other versions because Evil Otto shows up so ...
by akator
Wed May 10, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: 11 Forgotten Media Formats of Yesteryear
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: 11 Forgotten Media Formats of Yesteryear

It is also strange that they focused on Commodore and Sinclair, not really conveying how common cassettes were as a computer storage medium. Almost every brand of consumer computer in the late 70s and early 80s had some way to use cassettes, either through generic cassette recorders or proprietary c...
by akator
Tue May 09, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Mega-Cart
Replies: 670
Views: 110530

Re: Mega-Cart

^ Done. In the past I sent other inquiry emails usually on or around the anniversary of my order, but after no replies since 2014 I figured the project was dead. Life gets in the way of the best laid plans. I was pretty disappointed at one point, but no money exchanged hands so it isn't worth gettin...
by akator
Tue May 09, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Games
Topic: In the making: Arukanoido – an Arkanoid clone
Replies: 201
Views: 9522

Re: In the making: Arukanoido – an Arkanoid clone

This is very impressive and fun.

I understand the desire and challenge to make it as arcade perfect as possible, but I like the minor differences from the arcade version. That gives it character :)
by akator
Mon May 08, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Mega-Cart
Replies: 670
Views: 110530

Re: Mega-Cart

It is probably fair to say that the 10-12 weeks is not accurate. I placed my order on February 16, 2013. Order confirmation was received on April 17, 2013. No word since. I suspect life got in the way and the project has been put on indefinite hold. I'll still happily buy one if they ever become ava...
by akator
Fri May 05, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions

R'zo wrote:I feel like Boray's Mega Omega should be thrown in here.

Mega Omega


Sounds good. I didn't know about Mega Omega before now. Even visiting Boray's site several times before, I completely missed it...
by akator
Wed May 03, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+

Berzerk is definitely a tough game. As much as I love playing it, I've never been very good at it, either :D I played the Atari computer version a few times earlier this year. MMX+ on the VIC is just as good, probably better because of the voice synth, and that's quite an accomplishment considering ...
by akator
Wed May 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions

Since Robert Hurst envisioned Omega Fury as a sequel, what if for round No. 6 (in June, which should be classic arcade ports), we do a "mixed" round with Omega Race (classic arcade port) with Omega Fury (modern original)? That is, if there is agreement. Gorf currently has the most nominati...
by akator
Wed May 03, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+
Replies: 12
Views: 343

VIC Game Club No. 5 – Berzerk MMX / MMX+

Berzerk was one of the great maze shooters from the golden age of arcades. The VIC had some playable adaptations in its heyday, but it was Robert Hurst's 2010 Berzerk MMX that finally brought the full version home to VIC gamers. Berzerk MMX / MMX+ is among the best adaptations for any home console ...
by akator
Tue May 02, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions

Pulse is definitely a "modern original," so I've added your nomination for that round.

As a "sequel" to Omega Race, should Omega Fury be considered a "modern original" or a "modern port or clone" ?
by akator
Mon May 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: VIC Game Club - General Discussion, Game Suggestions

These are the "modern ports and clones" on my personal shortlist. I'm certain there are some excellent games missing from this list that have simply slipped my mind :D 2007 Frogger 07 2008 Quikman 2008 Tetris 2009 Moon Patrol 2010 Berzerk MMX / MMX+ <--- my favorite choice for this round 2...

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