Questprobe2: Spiderman

by MäSäXi on 22-02-2011, 12:42
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Yesterday, we reported about the third edition of Retrospectiva. We did however, completely overlook an MSX game released in last year's RSP MMX competition. Questprobe2: Spiderman is a port of Adventure International's text-adventure, which was originally released for ZX Spectrum, C64 and various other retro platforms in 1984.

Relevant link: Questprobe2: Spiderman

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By pitpan

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22-02-2011, 17:12

Nice. I didn't know about this game. Apparently it was coded by one MSXdev'er from scratch and in pure asm. So far, so good. I'll give it a try very soon.

By MäSäXi

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23-02-2011, 17:22

I can´t find email address from impulse´s site, nor here, so I will write here then, I hope that Antonio of impulse reads this. Or could somebody please tell him these words, if you know he is not visiting this forum.

Do you have any intentions to port other Questprobe adventures to MSX? I am wishing Hulk! Smile

Then, do you have any intentions to release questprobe(s) on cartridge? Smile

Next, Thank You for this port! Smile

And Last, I am wishing another Tomb of Genghis Khan style game from you!!!!!!!! Big smile I don´t care what many others said about it, I LIKED IT and it was NOT too hard, difficulty level was just right, or should I say, it was easy enough to play!! Smile Yes, please continue with screen 2 graphics on such game!! Smile

By JohnHassink

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23-02-2011, 20:43

I liked the graphics of Genghis Khan too. Sort of super duper upgrade of Profanation. Smile

By kabish

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24-02-2011, 00:41

Antonio to the rescue !!!!.

Impulse9 site server is now under manteniance. Try tomorrow.

My idea is convert some adventure titles. Hulk is a good idea. Maybe an enghlish version of arquimedes xxi .. who nows. Now I'm coding an arcade game for next msxdev. Stay tuned at my page.

There is a new version of ToGK, with better graphics and collision detect routine. See my site.

Thanks for your feedback. Back to coding now Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By MäSäXi

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24-02-2011, 09:24

Oh, you are antonio. No wonder I didn´t find your email here as I didn´t know to search with "kabish". Smile

I just downloaded Tomb of Ghenghis Khan, and it´s just what I feared. It is now WAY TOO EASY TO PLAY!!!! CryingCryingCryingCryingCryingCryingCryingCryingCryingCryingCrying Ball can hit me in one of the first screens (where there are two balls rolling horizontally) and I don´t die. Upper ball actually goes about 2-3 millimetres inside player sprite, that should be enough to make player die in this style of a game. Yeah, I do like OLD style! Smile

Let me kindly suggest, that if you want to make your game difficulty suitable for everyone, there could be difficulty selection in title screen EASY/NORMAL (as it was NOT hard originally). Of course it is a good idea to make game easier, so then more people can enjoy it, but player like I cannot enjoy anymore, as it becomes "just-peaceful-walking-trip-from-room-to-room-without-any-fear-of-dying" for me.

Are water-drop-hits-the-ground animation frames made narrower now? It looks like animation´s left edge is narrower now.

I am sorry to say I found one bug, I think it was in that room where there was breasty red devil statue, anyway in that room there was a blue spider. (And in room upwards there was a pink ball and an ant). It was Jet Set Willy bug. When I fell on that blue spider, it positioned player on top of the spider again and again, until lives were lost.

Graphics looked really good!!!! I must say that they looked a bit too good, you must lower your quality at once!!!!!!!!!! LOL!

Oh, there is new music there too now! Smile I left game run on the emulator to listen title screen music which I Like Very Much!!!!!! Smile So I noticed new music. Smile I will have to say that there is something which irritates me a bit in this new show-all-rooms-music, I think it is that "bass-line" channel. And it feels a bit too fast for Jonny Jones style game, in my opinion, it made me nervous somehow. If that "bass-line" channel is not counted, otherwise it suits to this game, me thinks. Smile But it is Surely not ingame music for this game this way.

By MäSäXi

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24-02-2011, 09:37

Yes, I hope you will convert Hulk too. Smile

By kabish

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24-02-2011, 12:21

Thanks MäSäXi. You are right concerning dificulty level. I will try to make it better in my next game. The blue spider is not a bug .. it's the classic endless-looping-death you can find in some profanation's screens.

Music was created by Dioniso. It's a really GOOD song. I really like it. But it's not fit good as a ingame music.

About Hulk, first I want to finish my new proyect. Smile

By JohnHassink

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24-02-2011, 13:42

first I want to finish my new proyect. Smile
Is it what I think it is:
http://www.impulse9.es/current.html
... a plane shooter?

In that case, there's a really funny coincidence, game & title wise!
http://www.trilobyte-msx.com/web/
:D

By MäSäXi

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24-02-2011, 13:48

Antonio, I was thinking that IF and WHEN you have time, you probably still have the original Tomb of Genghis Khan. I meant, if you can (pleaseSmile) make a "mix" of old and new code, so both of them would be in Tomb of Genghis Khan revision 2, that it runs original code by default, and if EASY difficulty is selected from title screen, it runs those new pieces of code instead. Smile ("easy play" parts of code, I mean)

Yes, it is a good song, but unfortunately that "bass-line" makes me nervous. Rest of that song is good me thinks. Smile

So, as you haven´t answered this yet, what about cartridge version then? I may have used wrong words, I meant that I would like to see cartridge version of HULK. Smile Somehow Hulk character (from ORIGINAL comics, not the movie) appears more to me (at this age, I mean) than spiderman. Probably both are as good games. Smile Anyway, I have not tried spiderman yet, as I kept waiting your answer about making cartridge.

That blue spider "problem", I don´t mind it. Smile I have used to it twenty five years ago. Wink

By kabish

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24-02-2011, 23:35

JohnHassink: Of course is just a coincidence. My game isn't a space shooter. I choose the name from a list I created. I choose that, because sounds great. But after drawing the title, I remember that 'xenium core' was the name of an unoficcial expansion of Amiga's Alien breed 3d II. Too lazy to think in another name ..Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

MäSäXi: ¿A new mix of ToGK?. Better a second part, in my opinion. Mixture of platform/adventure using objects and other goodies. Sounds good.
I forgot the cartdridge question. I think only a few people was interested in text adventures, even free or not. There is a bigger reason to NOT release it at psychical format. I asked Scott Adams to send to game to msxdev. He likes the idea, but he refuses to do it due to marvel's copyrights. So I decided to send it to retrospectiva, mostly because the game was finished. I don't think Scott Adams wants to make carts of his games, even if hi earns some little money.

I hope someday we can type 'bite lips' in our beloved MSX. Big smile -hint for those who didn't play hulk Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By JohnHassink

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25-02-2011, 01:30

Hi kabish, ofcourse I knew it's really just a coincidence. Wink
So it is not going to be a shooter?
The title screen looks interesting, can you tell us a bit more already? Smile
And I think you don't have to worry about the Amiga thing - we called ourselves 'Trilobyte' only to realize later that there was already a company with the same name which made PC games. Big smile

By MäSäXi

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25-02-2011, 12:55

Kabish antonio, I don´t know if you understood what I meant with "mix". I just meant if you could release togk version which has BOTH original and this new easy versions. Another idea (and probably the most easy for you) could be, that could you please add those new graphics to Original togk too? So I could play it with new background graphics with good difficulty. Smile If you can do that, I will kindly ask, that could you please host all versions of togk in your home page? I would like to play that original togk and original togk with new graphics. Smile

So you have a fantasy about doing sequel for togk? Hopefully it gets materialized this time (read: cartridge formWink).

Yes, I know that not many people care text adventures nowadays anymore. And I totally understood that that is a reason not to publish it as a cartridge, but I still wanted to ask, as I have never played Hulk, I just remember it from the old finnish computer magazine and how exciting game it sounded like. Yes, marvel´s copyrights may give problems. Though, people has been publishing this and that software for years without problems, but you can never know.

I was thinking, what about the original ADVENTURE? And now I mean THE original ADVENTURE, which was made and played on a computer which had 300K memory in the seventies...... Big smile (or so I have read from old book when I was much younger) I mean, that now it could be possible to fit such MONSTROUS sized game into one MSX cartridge nowadays..... Big smile Though I remember that it was not written on a BASIC, but on some other language which was not the most suitable one for writing text adventures, maybe that may give some problems? But maybe that could be worked around with some tool? yes, I know that ADVENTURE has been published for MSX as many different Level 9´s games..... (i think that was not the original adventure, but something very similar, altered names....) and then Scott had his own adventure version too, even he wasn´t the one(s) who original wrote that game.

I was thinking that on Adventure, there is no marvel or any other big company copyright holders fighting against you, that MAYBE scott may allow that then? I don´t know, I was just thinking and wanted to say to you what I was thinking about.

John, Trilobyte sounds late Amiga software houseish to me. Wink

By kabish

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25-02-2011, 23:51

Ummm .. I think it's possible, of course. But I don't remember if I erase the last version. If I didn't, I can do it for you.

I think the Dinamic game 'La aventura original' was a version of that, but it's on spanish. Tongue. Meanwhile you can play Hulk & Fantastic Fout on any spectrum emulator.

By MäSäXi

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26-02-2011, 08:37

I really hope you didn´t erase that. And many thanks in advance, if you can do it for me! Big smile Do you still have original (more spectrum like screen 2 graphics) togk? I wonder if I still have it somewhere? It would be nice to graphically compare original just-few-msx-like-screen2-effects-here-and-there togk and this-new-"msx-version"-togk on MSX! Big smile

Yes I remember there was that spanish adventure, but it doesn´t help me very much because of (spanish) language barrier. Wink So there english version of that la aventura original doesn´t exist? I have some memory that I have seen "original adventure" name somewhere in some year......

Yes I could, but I would like to try and play Hulk on MSX. Smile Ok, I guess it´s enough to get a chance to play spiderman and later hopefully hulk too on MSX (or emulator), and think it is a copied cassette game and it is still mid- or late eighties. Smile I guess I don´t need fantastic four anymore. Even I liked that comic a lot as a child. Smile But if you wanna port that too, I can try it, of course. Smile But please port HULK first!! Wink