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Author: Seppo
Date: Mar 9, 2008 18:16

Time for a new Amiga gaming expedition I think :)

The two games selected present the some of the best graphics and sound
Amiga
could offer with its native chipset. The gameplay they have offer some
innovatite
features - again a trademark of Amiga game developers back then when
these
games were originally released.

"It Came From The Desert" is a game developed by the late Cinemaware.
Following the footsteps of such classics as "Defender of The Crown",
"Rocket
Ranger" and "Three Stooges", ICFTD is a splendid mix of compelling story
and
somewhat tricky action sequences. Propably best described as a
'interactive
movie' the game offers lots of fun to Amiga adventures out there. It is
easy
to play yet difficult to master - a true Amiga classic.
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Re: Games for March         


Author: natebrazil
Date: Mar 10, 2008 18:16

[snip]
> Get them, play them - and when you have done that - come here to discuss
> about them.
>
> Let the games begin! :)
>
> Ta,
>
> Seppo
>

Hey Seppo!

I'm definitely going to try to play some 'James Pond'! This has got to be
one of my favorite platform games of all time! In the words of the famous
'Terminator', "I'll Be Back"! :-)

Nathan Brazil
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Author: Seppo
Date: Mar 10, 2008 18:42

On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:16:53 GMT, "Seppo" wrote:
> Time for a new Amiga gaming expedition I think :)
>
> The two games selected present the some of the best graphics and
> sound Amiga could offer with its native chipset. The gameplay they
> have...
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Re: Games for March         


Author: Angus Manwaring
Date: Mar 11, 2008 20:03

On 10-Mar-08 17:42:20, Seppo said
>On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:16:53 GMT, "Seppo" wrote:
>On each room in each level there is a letter to be found. Look out
>for cavern holes in the floor and the walls of each room. It might
>not be visible in the first time you visit the cavern, so leave and
>re-enter the cavern - and beware, the letters are usually guarded
>by the baddies!

This is probably me being stupid, but I found one of these caves with lots
of collectable bonuses and a letter "M" (I think) on a ledge. I collected
everything but could not collect the letter, and could not escape the
cave. I just kept dying in there. What did I do wrong?

All the best,
Angus Manwaring. (for e-mail remove ANTISPEM)

I need your memories for the Amiga Games Database: A collection of Amiga
Game reviews by Amiga players http://www.angusm.demon.co.uk/AGDB/AGDB.html
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Re: Games for March         


Author: Seppo
Date: Mar 11, 2008 21:59

On 11 Mar 2008 19:3:51 +0000, "Angus Manwaring" wrote:
> On 10-Mar-08 17:42:20, Seppo said
>>On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:16:53 GMT, "Seppo" wrote:
>
>
>>On each room in each level there is a letter to be found. Look out
>>for cavern holes in the floor and the walls of each room. It might
>>not be visible in the first time you visit the cavern, so leave and
>>re-enter the cavern - and beware, the letters are usually guarded
>>by the baddies!
>
>
> This is probably me being stupid, but I found one of these caves with lots
> of collectable bonuses and a letter "M" (I think) on a ledge. I collected
> everything but could not collect the letter, and could not escape the
> cave. I just kept dying in there. What did I do wrong?

Strange...

On what level was this cave? Was this a one time affair or does it
happen every time you enter that cave?
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Re: Games for March         


Author: Nate Brazil
Date: Mar 12, 2008 00:52

>Many people have fond memories of "RoboCod", but some might remember its
>predecessor which started the series and also served as a character
>basis for one spin-off. "James Pond - Underwater Agent" seems like a ordinary
>platform game on the surface but offers some unique gaming features. As the
game
>is mostly played in under water environment it meand less jumping and
>more floating. Due to this the puzzles and hazards the game sports are
>somewhat different to the usual platformers.

Just a test post using my new Newsgroup reader making sure I can post. Got
some
comments pending about James Pond! :-) Great game so far and I've just
begun!

Nate
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Re: Games for March         


Author: Nate Brazil
Date: Mar 14, 2008 22:39

[Type your reply here]

natebrazil@hotmail.com (Nate Brazil) wrote:
>>Many people have fond memories of "RoboCod", but some might remember its
>>predecessor which started the series and also served as a character
>>basis for one spin-off. "James Pond - Underwater Agent" seems like a
ordinary
>>platform game on the surface but offers some unique gaming features. As the
>game
>>is mostly played in under water environment it meand less jumping and
>>more floating. Due to this the puzzles and hazards the game sports are
>>somewhat different to the usual platformers.
>

Well I decided it's time to post something even though I have not really
played this game much. It is a very visually enticing game with lots of
"secrets" and cool things to find. I saw the bottle of JD at the end of the
first level and could not resist that! Interestingly, it did say that I had
become "drunk" although I died so quickly after "drinking" it that I did not
get a chance to find out in game control terms exactly what being intoxicated
in the game means.
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Re: Games for March         


Author: Nate Brazil
Date: Mar 15, 2008 01:56

[Type your reply here]

galaxus@comcast.net (Nate Brazil) wrote:
>[Type your reply here]
>
>natebrazil@hotmail.com (Nate Brazil) wrote:
>>>Many people have fond memories of "RoboCod", but some might remember its
>>>predecessor...
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Author: Seppo
Date: Mar 15, 2008 11:10

On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 19:56:50 -0500, galaxus@comcast.net (Nate Brazil)
wrote:
> Well I'm back already. Got a question for you fellow players. I noticed on
> level 2 that I'm supposed to guide all the "good fish" out of the area and
> away from the radioactive waste. It seemed that a few were willing to follow
> me - and then not really that willingly. So what's the trick to getting the
> fish to become devoted followers?
>
> Nathan Brazil

Basicly, you just have to make physical contact - ie bumb into them :)

Note that the good fishes are noticeably slower that the main
character (especially if you have eaten those speed inducing powerups)
and sometimes have trouble going around obstacles. You should guide
the fish slowly into the safety and give it some time to catch up with
you.

Bye,

Seppo
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Re: Games for March         


Author: Angus Manwaring
Date: Mar 15, 2008 11:25

On 11-Mar-08 20:59:32, Seppo said
>On 11 Mar 2008 19:3:51 +0000, "Angus Manwaring" wrote:
>> On 10-Mar-08 17:42:20, Seppo said
>>>On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:16:53 GMT, "Seppo" wrote:
>>
>> This is probably me being stupid, but I found one of these caves with lots
>> of collectable bonuses and a letter "M" (I think) on a ledge. I collected
>> everything but could not collect the letter, and could not escape the
>> cave. I just kept dying in there. What did I do wrong?
>Strange...

Oh, I specialise in the strange. :)
>On what level was this cave? Was this a one time affair or does it
>happen every time you enter that cave?

Level 2 or 3 I think, I've not been further yet.

I don't seem to get trapped now, thanks to your advice, but I don't
"absorb" the letter either. Although sometimes I see a very small "50"
bonus appear. But the letter itself remains there. This is with a WHDLoad
installation.
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