High Five, by RAT (1996)

By Thom

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01-11-2017, 18:58

Hello guys (and girls),
When I was still young, but less fit, I (together with R and A and a bit of MOA) created three rather bad games for our beloved vintage system. Psycho Ball, Froxx and the keeper of the eight discs and High Five.

Can't find the last two, although I know High Five (or High5, don't know anymore) is on Golden Power Disc #12 (the GFX9000 one). However, MOA did make some last minute fixes to the code and I can't load it from outside the software menu. bload"highfive",r gives me an error (story of my life).

Is someone on this crazy planet able to make a working automagic dsk of both games I can easily run in openMSX or blueMSX? Just for nostalgic reasons...

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By Meits

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01-11-2017, 19:43

Maybe MOA. He's here quite often, he still likes and knows z80 code and I know him as a guys who likes to help when he can Wink
Froxx is on GPD#7 btw Smile

By Manuel

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01-11-2017, 22:07

Check the REadme.txt on GPD12.txt... contains the load instructions Tongue

By the way, I do have Froxx here, I think I downloaded it from a BBS in the late 90's...

By Abi

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02-11-2017, 12:56

Hey Thom, I still have them on disks and I think also some early pre releases of the games too! oO oO Tongue even some more never released stuff Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By Thom

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02-11-2017, 15:57

Thanks guys! Really appreciate your help.

@Abi: can you make dsk-images of those disks and send them to me through e-mail? Would be awesome!

By Thom

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02-11-2017, 18:32

Hurray, I got it running. First you have to type color 15,0,0, otherwise the background turns yellow-ish during the game. Then bload"load_h5.bin",r will launch the game.

Unfortunately, the game doesn't seem te be finished. When you run out of credits, you return to basic. I thought it had a highscore table, but it's not there.
Furthermore I've to find out what the rules are, because I don't know them anymore.

It looks like you have to have a 'Yahtzee'-sequence in every column, row and diagonal, or you'll lose a credit.
Dropping a 10 or a 100 results in bonus points.
Dropping a dollar sign three times on a green cross gets you a jackpot.
Dropping an arrow removes a column.
Dropping a wall is bad.

Well, what I do remember is that it was more or less based on Ryukyu, a game by ASCII (1989) I thoroughly enjoyed back then.

By Manuel

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02-11-2017, 18:38

Heh, I never even heard of Ryukyu... what's the purpose of that game?

By Thom

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02-11-2017, 18:56

Manuel wrote:

Heh, I never even heard of Ryukyu... what's the purpose of that game?

It's a combination of poker and tetris and solitaire.
Try to get things like "one pair", "full house", etc.

It's two decades ago I played this game, so I don't remember the exact rules anymore. But I can guarantee that it's very addictive. Perhaps I should play Ryukyu myself again Big smile

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