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The Story of Roland

Post by djslope » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:58 am

Hi Everyone

Been a big fan of the magazine for a long time and when I saw the section about Amstrad and Alan Sugar I decided to get my thumb out of my ass and finally finish my video about Amstrad & Roland...

I'm sure you retro nuts like me will get a kick out of watching my video. As this is my first post and i'm showing a youtube link it appears a it spammy, so please PM me for the link.

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by ivarf » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:48 am

Thanks! Great video :)

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by Spector » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:32 am

Yes!!!! One of the great characters in the history of gaming is finally given justice! Now I want to see a Retro Gamer 8 page spread on the franchise: "ROLAND- THE CULT".

Actually, I was hoping the Amstrad special in this issue would have had a similar section about the great man who made it all possible. It could likewise be titled "SUGAR- THE CULT". Hmm, did I spell that right?
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:38 am

Haha very good Spector
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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by killbot » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:43 am

A nicely put together video, actually. A lot better than some other efforts I've seen on YT.
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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:23 am

I was expecting something on synthesisers.
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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by Alarm » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:35 am

Like 'tor said, it is about time that one of the greatest gaming mascots (tied with Cuthbert) got his due.

Not a bad video, but there are a few inaccuracies and omissions in there. Pretty good as a first attempt. :)

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by ivarf » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:45 am

Some comments to the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5iUneieZtc

The crocodile mascot was used in France only and happend later than the Amsoft games.
Roland takes a running jump was a type in that was published in Amstrad User. It was never a comercial release.
Roland in time and Roland in Space is actually ok platform games although hard.


In the vid the author says "I was stuck with this sorry excuse of a mascot"
I think this is a quality video that is balanced and well worth seeing.

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by killbot » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:23 pm

ivarf wrote:Some comments to the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5iUneieZtc

The crocodile mascot was used in France only and happend later than the Amsoft games.
Roland takes a running jump was a type in that was published in Amstrad User. It was never a comercial release.
Roland in time and Roland in Space is actually ok platform games although hard.


In the vid the author says "I was stuck with this sorry excuse of a mascot"
I think this is a quality video that is balanced and well worth seeing.
Interesting about Running Jump - I wondered why that wasn't covered in RG's own Roland feature.
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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by Katzkatz » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:40 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:I was expecting something on synthesisers.
Likewise, I was expecting something on old PC soundcards! :lol:

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by ivarf » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:43 am

Katzkatz wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:I was expecting something on synthesisers.
Likewise, I was expecting something on old PC soundcards! :lol:
A video about the first PC Roland soundcard and the games that used it, would also be cool :D

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by djslope » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:58 am

A little overwhelmed many thanks for all the replys :)

It is hard getting all the info correct when there is so little available on the web, need to look at this Roland feature you guys have been talking about, do you know which issue it was?

I have already started working on the next video and for the first half I will be keeping it in the amstrad / commodore era before moving onto the 16 bit + era

cheers for the feedback
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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by ivarf » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:06 am

I just found Roland in Time for Android!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... gtr.roland

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by djslope » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:16 am

hahahaha

WHAT WAS THEY THINKING!!!!

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Re: The Story of Roland

Post by Spector » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:03 pm

ivarf wrote:I just found Roland in Time for Android!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... gtr.roland
It's strange, but on that link under the "Description" section it says "Tags: manic miner jet set willy..."

Is he suggesting that Roland In Time is in any way ripping off these games? Surely not!
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