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Name the game - bbc micro, great particle effects

Post by daxtrajero » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:35 pm

Can anyone remember a game for the BBC Micro Model B....

circa 1983 - 85

monochrome graphics - black background, white graphics/sprites

excellent particle effects - remember something the player stood under that resembled a shower cubicle with falling drops of water - think it was a tele-portation device

in the same vein as sabrewulf in that it was a 2D exploration/adventure kinda - not scrolling but flip-screen

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Post by SirClive » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:39 pm

sounds like cybernoid, but obviously isn't.
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Post by Sureshot » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:43 pm

Are you sure it was monochrome? Any other clues to go on? Do some drawings in paint if you have to ;)

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Post by daxtrajero » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:58 pm

definitely monochrome - which sounds awful, but I assume it used one of those weird gfx modes the BBC Micro had.

really entertaining game - I was amazed when I couldn't find it on the stairwaytohell website.

the teleportation things were beautifully done, with water drops falling and bouncing off the ground, and spraying around.

The screen was quite sparse with not much going on.

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Post by Sureshot » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:25 pm

Ahh some of the best games were monochrome, such as Free Fall. I'll rack my brains a bit more for your game...

What did you play the role of?

Edit: Ok, so my mind isn't that great... bollocks to all the mode stuff, I haven't done BBC BASIC for too long :D :lol:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:37 pm

Your description has piqued my interest, but I have no idea what it is. Google briefly made me think it might be Network, but I don't think so as that's not monochrome and is quite busy.
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Post by daxtrajero » Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:37 pm

Sureshot wrote: What did you play the role of?
To answer, I think you were a human of some sort.

With the teleportation, I assume it was a futuristic setting.

It would've been on floppy disc, though thats not to say it wasn't available tape.

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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:23 am

Hmmmm. A real head scratcher.

I can't remember too many monochrome games on the beeb. Most that were were done by Martech. (Tarzan and W.A.R)

Try looking at Martech Beeb games.....
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:30 am

Imogen was also a monochrome game....No teleporters in it though although there was some dripping water scenes....
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:38 am

Space Adventure? This wasn't monochrome but was in the right era, had bland empty screens, 4 colours, was a flip screen adventure and had teleportation device to get from one end of the ship to the other. No water drops or particle effects that I can remember...
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:42 am

Another thought, considering the time period you're talking about, are you sure it wasn't just being played on a monochrome monitor/ B&W TV?
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Post by Kenz » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:54 am

Could it be Exile?

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Post by Eugene Mamalookaboobooday » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:02 am

Um......No Monochrome, No bland empty screen, no flip screen, about 5 years too late, need i go on....... :wink:
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Re: Name the game - bbc micro, great particle effects

Post by Imhotep » Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:40 am

daxtrajero wrote:Can anyone remember a game for the BBC Micro Model B....

circa 1983 - 85

monochrome graphics - black background, white graphics/sprites

excellent particle effects - remember something the player stood under that resembled a shower cubicle with falling drops of water - think it was a tele-portation device

in the same vein as sabrewulf in that it was a 2D exploration/adventure kinda - not scrolling but flip-screen
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