CSSCGC 2011 — clone

Posts tagged “clone”.

January 10th 2012

Apenao – Star Wars – The Old Republic

Nobody knows how, but Apenao got the official license from Lucas Arts to produce the ZX Spectrum port of their latest blockbuster in the Star Wars franchise, a MMORPG (won’t tell what it means ’cause I always mix up the initials). The problem was that they are quite unflexible when it comes to deadlines, and the time Apenao had to develop this game was minimal. And it shows. Luckily, Apenao managed to extract the most important aspects of SW:TOR and gave full priority to them, so they are completely implemented. So the game lacks some things from the original, but the essence is there: the exciting light-saber duels between Jedi Knights and Lord Siths, complete with power-ups and character level growth. And, of course, you can’t play this alone, as this is a MMORPG. May the force be with you, young padawan! (sorry, I had to say that).

Summary

Q controls the Jedi Knight. P controls the Lord Sith.

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December 1st 2011

Nitrofurano – Bacachase

Fourth entry by Nitrofurano and second about cows. Remember, fellow children, cows = win. This time the originality is zero, though, as this is a somewhat well crafted version of the old game “Robot Chase” in which a bunch of evil guys (or robots) chase after you relentlestly albeit in turns - You move, they move. If two baddies collide with each other, they die (become Zombies) and you score (you score points, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing to do with necrophilia in this game). Sort of fun. The controls are WASD like in every entry by Nitrofurano, this guy must be an avid FPS player. But, did I mention that the main character is a cow and the chasers are also cows? This brings a new dimension to the game, of course. Playing as a cow (notice that it’s not controlling a cow, as cows can’t be controlled!) is always the definitive experience. For something. I think.

Summary

Use WASD to move around and make the baddies collide with each other and have sex with them!

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November 10th 2011

Paul E. Collins – Lights Out!

Disclaimer: I don’t know if the exclamation mark was part of the title or Mr. Collins was shouting in his email. Don’t check, Paul, I’m making this up. Well – now we have yet another Speccy version of a Crap concept.  Not so crap by itself (well, it surely does look like crap, but works as intended, the controls are somewhat responsive, and comes even with different skill levels!), but crap for what it represents. C’mon, man, gimme a break! Looking at the screenshot you should understand that I’m utter crap at this, so, buggers, this is crap! I tend to blame the game for my own incompetence, of course, but this is over the top. Besides, if someone can explain to me why the game is full of mathematical symbols, or whatever, I’d be glad. It just makes things worse. I can’t see shit and you try to puzzle me even more?!  Are the boards, actually, Brainfuck programs? Good contender! By the way, the game comes with full sources, so you can learn to make you rown Lights Out game. No need to pay royalties nor copyrights, of course.

Summary

Read the in-game instructions, for god’s sake, and leave me alone!

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November 10th 2011

Antonio Villena – Salen tan ricos

Sometimes one has to struggle with finding something crap-worthy, specially when somebody sends you an almost complete Tetris clone which takes just a quarter of a Kb. Yeah, it doesn’t have scoring, nor ending, nor “next piece“, but, heck, it’s written in a quarter of Kb! I bet my signature in the WOS forums takes more than that! But let’s try. ‘Cause I’ve found something really funny: if you load it in 128 mode using “Loader” in the menu, the black line over “Insert tape and press PLAY” counts as a line in the game. Not that it matters much, but I’ve found it quite amusing. Besides, the pieces rotate funny and… Heck, I just can’t find anything to complain of. This should be considered a full achievement, not a crap game! And I know that Antonio has cut the byte count even more in newer iterations, so… What are you doing here?!

Summary

Use OPQA if you fancy playing Tetris just for the heck of it. And without aids. For real hardcore tetrisers.

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April 1st 2011

Digital Prawn – MEMPTR Snake

Our fellow Digital Prawn enters the competition with a techie-nerdie-geeky-themed snake clone with a twist. Look, I have such a simple mind, and playing a snake game in which the mentioned snake can move diagonally is such a challenge. Even more, having to actually steer the snake instead of directing it adds even more difficulty to the picture. You know, every snake game is easy to master. You hit UP, the snake goes UP. But not here. You only have controls for turning LEFT and turning RIGHT. Such kind of decision was which made games like La Abadía del Crimen completely unplayable. But, interestingly enough, this feature actually gives an edge to this game, making it actually fun – but frustrating. Making our snake eat can prove a difficult task, maybe ’cause the controls don’t seem very responsive, maybe ’cause we have laterality problems, maybe ’cause who knows what. Besides, this game is, as mentioned, techie-nerdie-geeky themed. It seems that I’m not enough techie-nerdie-geeky as, while I kind of know what MEMPTR refers to (difficult bla-bla-bla about emulators), I can’t understand how this affects to gameplay. If somebody does, please do enlighten me.

Summary

O,P: Steer snake.

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