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Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:10 am
by CrookieMonster
Does anybody remember the Seymour games? They were like Dizzy but in more realistic environments. Did you enjoy them?

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:16 am
by SexyWayne
I played Stuntman Seymour to death when it first came out, pretty good New Zealand Story clone
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Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:18 am
by Fred83
i remember them,they were good.I remember seymour goes to hollywood

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:04 pm
by fgasking
Super Seymour Saves the Planet was a pretty neat Bombjack clone too with some awesome backgrounds:

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I never really got into the adventure games though, even though they were very similar to Dizzy.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:11 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
Was there not a short demo version that was given away with a mag just before the first game hit? iirc it was basically it's own small game, really loved it but never really bothered with the actual Seymour games.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:12 pm
by ToxieDogg
I've got all of them on the Speccy.

Seymour Goes To Hollywood was great, only really let down by the annoying 'maze' bit in between the studios.

The weakest game of the bunch was Wild West Seymour....way too easy, and it hinted at a follow up that never came... :(
Elgin_McQueen wrote:Was there not a short demo version that was given away with a mag just before the first game hit? iirc it was basically it's own small game, really loved it but never really bothered with the actual Seymour games.
Yeah, that was Seymour: Take One, given away free with Your Sinclair and, I think, Amstrad Action. Was a pretty cool little freebie :)

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:13 pm
by Fred83
woundnt mind a retroinspection on it now,like we had with dizzy :D

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:53 am
by Dizrythmia
ToxieDogg wrote:I've got all of them on the Speccy.

Seymour Goes To Hollywood was great, only really let down by the annoying 'maze' bit in between the studios.

The weakest game of the bunch was Wild West Seymour....way too easy, and it hinted at a follow up that never came... :(
Elgin_McQueen wrote:Was there not a short demo version that was given away with a mag just before the first game hit? iirc it was basically it's own small game, really loved it but never really bothered with the actual Seymour games.
Yeah, that was Seymour: Take One, given away free with Your Sinclair and, I think, Amstrad Action. Was a pretty cool little freebie :)
Yeah it was on Amstrad Action. I wasn't aware it was on another magazine as well...

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:21 am
by merman
SexyWayne wrote:I played Stuntman Seymour to death when it first came out, pretty good New Zealand Story clone
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Actually, it's more a clone of CJ's Elephant Antics (which was inspired by NZS, or more accurately Choice Software's unfinished conversion)

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:29 am
by SexyWayne
Well I thought most people would be more familiar with NZS than CJ :P :wink:

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:55 pm
by nakamura
Enjoyed Seymour but loved CJ. Both elephant antics and in the USA were very good.
Dj Puff was good too. Amazing music.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:54 pm
by fgasking
Speaking to the dev of Stuntman Seymour (and DJ Puff), Duncan Kershaw, a while back- he told me that he was great friends with the Genesis crew who did the CJ games. They found it hilarious that he took the basic CJ engine (Well, via his own code) and did various spin off titles and would quite often take the censored out of him for it :)

However, Duncan conceded that he couldn't quite do as good a job like with CJ, as his map compression techniques were crap in comparison. As a result, you'll notice that later levels for Stuntman Seymour and DJ Puff are quite empty/sparse in comparison to the earlier ones - which was literally because he ran out of memory :)

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:01 am
by ToxieDogg
Dizrythmia wrote:Yeah it was on Amstrad Action. I wasn't aware it was on another magazine as well...
It was probably a deal with the publisher....Your Sinclair and Amstrad Action were both Future Publishing magazines :)

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:06 am
by Freestyler
There was a time when I'd buy anything released by the awesomness known as Codemasters! :lol:
CJ and Seymour were great fun.
It also helped that a lot of Codemasters games were within reach of my pocket money at the time! :lol:

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:51 pm
by sdaonline
I liked the Hollywood one but I could never finish it or figure out what I had to do, nor could I finish a Dizzy game for the same reasons. By the time I have a vague idea, I'd run out of lives!