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(Polygon)   If you ever wanted to play a 1980's style fantasy cartoon this is your chance   (polygon.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Figure It Out, The Look, lesson of MythForce, Eric Booker, Trent Oster, Beamdog artist Micah Pettibone, second animation of the 1980s, less money  
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2022-05-16 2:38:16 PM  
Hoping I can get my friends interested in this.
 
2022-05-16 2:56:47 PM  
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still waiting for a re-release with operable controls
 
2022-05-16 2:58:40 PM  
It's visually fascinating and other articles on its gameplay remind me of Gauntlet.

Looks like it could be fun. I wish I had time to play it ( ._.)
 
2022-05-16 3:12:36 PM  
Do you not know what a good chunk of 80s games were based off of subby?
 
2022-05-16 3:23:39 PM  
So... an endless first-person dungeon crawler with Rogue elements?
I'll wait for it to come out on Steam or PS4.
 
2022-05-16 3:32:53 PM  
As a child of the 80s, growing up with the Thundercasts, the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, etc., allow me to use a 90s cartoon to express my feelings:

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2022-05-16 3:33:05 PM  

Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls


Good luck with that, since the controls being absurdly obtuse was literally the entire "game" part of the game.

If you just want it without the game part entirely, just search YouTube for someone making the animations into a non-interactive video, there are about seven billion of those.
 
2022-05-16 3:43:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls

Good luck with that, since the controls being absurdly obtuse was literally the entire "game" part of the game.

If you just want it without the game part entirely, just search YouTube for someone making the animations into a non-interactive video, there are about seven billion of those.


I'm actually thinking of adapting it to my D&D game and seeing if any of my players guess what it is.
 
2022-05-16 3:56:31 PM  

Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls


It's not really a game, its a memorization exercise that charges you .25 per stage. No strategy, not even twitch skillz beyond a certain point. It's beautiful but lame.

Why yes, I wasted a lot of quarters figuring that out, how did you guess?
 
2022-05-16 4:18:51 PM  

JammerJim: Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls

It's not really a game, its a memorization exercise that charges you .25 a whole god damned dollar per stage. No strategy, not even twitch skillz beyond a certain point. It's beautiful but lame.

Why yes, I wasted a lot of quarters figuring that out, how did you guess?


FTFY
/that game was too rich for my blood
//just put me on a deserted island with a working Tempest machine
 
2022-05-16 4:21:24 PM  

I Like Bread: JammerJim: Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls

It's not really a game, its a memorization exercise that charges you .25 a whole god damned dollar per stage. No strategy, not even twitch skillz beyond a certain point. It's beautiful but lame.

Why yes, I wasted a lot of quarters figuring that out, how did you guess?

FTFY
/that game was too rich for my blood
//just put me on a deserted island with a working Tempest machine


Found DMK. . .
 
2022-05-16 4:25:03 PM  

Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls


The entire game is just quick time events one after the next.
Boring as fook to play, but kinda cool to watch some one who is good at it play it.

Also these are the only kind of games i can watch anyone play and find it entertaining. otherwise i can't stand watching other people play games, just makes me want to be paying games.
 
2022-05-16 4:32:15 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Gene Masseth: [Fark user image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls

Good luck with that, since the controls being absurdly obtuse was literally the entire "game" part of the game.

If you just want it without the game part entirely, just search YouTube for someone making the animations into a non-interactive video, there are about seven billion of those.


Back when every other game cost a quarter to play, that one consistently cost 2 or 3, and usually I died within literal seconds of starting.
 
2022-05-16 4:45:38 PM  

Gene Masseth: still waiting for a re-release with operable controls


Hilariously, Daphne is one of two emulators that have to be configured separately in most RetroPie distributions (the other one is the Dreamcast emulator). So it's true even if you've actually made the effort to play it on common, contemporary hardware.

Also the fix is really simple: The idiot who made Daphne indexes the control values from 1, unlike every other emulator ever, where they start at 0. You just have to manually edit the config file and increase the value of each control by one.

Even with working controls, all those games are janky AF.
 
2022-05-16 5:00:01 PM  

Gene Masseth: [Fark user image image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls


It's on GoG, the controls are a little wonky but playable
 
2022-05-16 5:52:27 PM  
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"Does this game let me bang Cheetara? Smurfette? Rescue Ranger Gadget? No? Then it is NOT fulfilling my 80s cartoon fantasies!"
 
2022-05-16 6:11:44 PM  
If it's trying to be true to 80's cartoons, does it use the Filmation Stock Animation method?
 
2022-05-16 6:31:54 PM  
That looks pretty neat.
 
2022-05-16 7:26:03 PM  

likefunbutnot: Gene Masseth: still waiting for a re-release with operable controls

Hilariously, Daphne is one of two emulators that have to be configured separately in most RetroPie distributions (the other one is the Dreamcast emulator). So it's true even if you've actually made the effort to play it on common, contemporary hardware.

Also the fix is really simple: The idiot who made Daphne indexes the control values from 1, unlike every other emulator ever, where they start at 0. You just have to manually edit the config file and increase the value of each control by one.

Even with working controls, all those games are janky AF.


That's because the game has a buffer to allow the LaserDisc enough time to load while not lagging out the joystick.

Without an actual LD, the game is ALWAYS going to feel weird. Same with why SF3 on the Dreamcast feels exact, but any other port (even on later hardware) seems like it's a little floaty... NAOMI/CPS3 runs it's clock for the system off the GD-ROM speed, not the CPU.

...this is why SF3 (and, to a lesser extent, Virtua Fighter 3tb) on the XBox got the "Panzer Dragoon controls wrong" complaint that came out around Orta's inclusion of the original Panzer Dragoon: Emulation is only ever going to be 95% perfect. The glitches that aren't in the original make it feel wrong in "twitch" games like fighting and shm'ups.

/In Dragoon's case; it led Sega to admit that all of their source code was destroyed and the very few games that had complete sources were almost exclusively Sega Game Gear titles.
//It also meant that Tech Romancer and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure were Holy Grail games after enough time passed.
 
2022-05-16 7:28:58 PM  
It looks beautiful. At east they found a way to keep the overall aesthetic without also porting over the incredibly lazy approach.

Sorry not sorry, but most of those 80s cartoons were horribly animated. They were just corner-cutting toy-commercial trash. Of course, that really started in the 70s (or, really, the later 60s), when companies like Hanna-Barbera got as cheap and lazy as they could.
 
2022-05-16 8:07:41 PM  

austerity101: It looks beautiful. At east they found a way to keep the overall aesthetic without also porting over the incredibly lazy approach.

Sorry not sorry, but most of those 80s cartoons were horribly animated. They were just corner-cutting toy-commercial trash. Of course, that really started in the 70s (or, really, the later 60s), when companies like Hanna-Barbera got as cheap and lazy as they could.


Hanna Barbera was always trash.
 
2022-05-16 8:15:07 PM  
Myth Force will return after these messages.

(that will be commercials for Myth Force dolls figures and playsets
so go bug mommy and daddy now)

It looks to be cel shaded 3D first person. For some reason I would have preferred a
beat 'em up.
/really surprised that Filmation is getting love after all of these decades.
 
2022-05-16 8:47:54 PM  

houstondragon: Gene Masseth: [Fark user image image 425x425]
still waiting for a re-release with operable controls

It's on GoG, the controls are a little wonky but playable


or if you want a replica machine that costs way more:

https://arcade1up.com/collections/cabinets/products/dragons-lair-arcade-cabinet

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2022-05-16 9:15:42 PM  
Dungeons and Dragons Animated Series (Fan Game) - Download Pc and Android
Youtube gb0XsMNVkfg


https://gamejolt.com/games/dnd/629879
 
2022-05-17 1:37:45 AM  
In other news some people are still saying "Homies."
 
2022-05-17 1:41:18 AM  
It looks like a lot of fun
 
2022-05-17 8:14:33 AM  
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2022-05-17 8:15:22 AM  
I have no idea why that ended up posting multiple times
 
2022-05-17 8:39:31 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I have no idea why that ended up posting multiple times


Meh, the company royally farked over their Kickstarter backers so cannot recommend supporting this game.

/still waiting for fulfillment from 2019
 
2022-05-17 9:12:05 AM  

sniderman: UNC_Samurai: I have no idea why that ended up posting multiple times

Meh, the company royally farked over their Kickstarter backers so cannot recommend supporting this game.

/still waiting for fulfillment from 2019


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You can buy PDFs of the core book and the Tooniversal Tour Guide (with ideas for adapting to various cartoon genres) from their online store (www.warehouse23.com).
 
2022-05-17 9:28:25 AM  

FarkerMcFarkface: or if you want a replica machine that costs way more:

https://arcade1up.com/collections/cabinets/products/dragons-lair-arcade-cabinet


The all-in cost to build a cabinet of your own, using an RPi 4 or a tiny little Lenovo m93 is about $350 plus whatever you put in to decorating it. Various places have premade images containing mind-boggling collections of ROMs but if you don't feel like grabbing one of those, there are people selling premade SD cards with every game known to man on Ebay and Amazon.

The one I built myself looks like it was made by a three year old but that's because I'd never done any woodworking before.

I sometimes play host to single moms and their kids but it turns out 100% of people under the age of 20 would rather fark around on an old phone or tablet than look at 40 year old arcade games or 20 year old Playstation titles.
 
2022-05-17 10:54:41 AM  

sniderman: UNC_Samurai: I have no idea why that ended up posting multiple times

Meh, the company royally farked over their Kickstarter backers so cannot recommend supporting this game.

/still waiting for fulfillment from 2019


That's a damn shame.  I still use my old print copy from the early 2000s, I had no idea Spectrum screwed the pooch that bad.  I figured they had enough support from Z-Man to avoid that.
 
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