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James Bond 007

Post by IndyB007 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:45 pm

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Being a rather avid 007 fan and collector, I am in search of the unreleased NES game Licence To Kill. I'd really like to add this little gem to my collection, in any format I can get my hands on.

Tengen was to release a game based on the 1989 007 film starring Timothy Dalton for the NES, being most likely a conversion of Domark's game which was available on Amiga, PC, Spectrum and C64 among others. From doing a bit of research, I've been able to find out that Simon Nicol from Tengen completed the game, but it went unreleased as Domark felt that too much time had passed since the completion of the game and its release on other formats. So, that would make on think that it should be out there, somewhere.

If you visit http://www.planetnintendo.com/thewarpzone/tengen.html you can view the box artwork on the right hand side of the page, just under Fantasy Zone.

That is all I have been able to find out about this game. Does anyone know anything more? Does anyone have a copy? Has anyone even seen a copy?

What about the Octopussy game for the 2600 while we're on the subject of unreleased 007 games?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:38 am

A Bond game feature would be a good idea..I mean , there's been loads of them (mostly bad)
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Post by merman » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:52 am

paranoid marvin wrote:A Bond game feature would be a good idea..I mean , there's been loads of them (mostly bad)
Issue 2...
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:56 am

merman wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:A Bond game feature would be a good idea..I mean , there's been loads of them (mostly bad)
Issue 2...
Ah...mind you that must have been about 3 or 4 years ago now! I've got all the issues , so it'll be there somewhere - I really MUST get that DVD!
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Post by James Bond » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:43 pm

Licence to kill on the Nes!


Pretty sure I've played this on something, the first level being an overhead view of a helicopter, must be the Amiga version. I'll ask around, I know a few people on the James Bond forums who may know more.




I'm sorry to drift off topic guys, but while we are on the subject of James Bond games..... When I was a kid I remember going to Comet or Curry's and seeing a boxed console, with pictures of games on the front of the box, one of them being 'The Living Daylights' What console do you think this was? Possibly the late 80's, pretty sure the console was black.


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Think this is it


http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/games/tld.php3
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Post by James Bond » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:48 pm

Quite a few interesting articles on some of the games here;



http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/games/index.php3
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:48 pm

James Bond wrote:Licence to kill on the Nes!


Pretty sure I've played this on something, the first level being an overhead view of a helicopter, must be the Amiga version. I'll ask around, I know a few people on the James Bond forums who may know more.




I'm sorry to drift off topic guys, but while we are on the subject of James Bond games..... When I was a kid I remember going to Comet or Curry's and seeing a boxed console, with pictures of games on the front of the box, one of them being 'The Living Daylights' What console do you think this was? Possibly the late 80's, pretty sure the console was black.


EDIT---------


Think this is it


http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/games/tld.php3
computer that came with Living Daylights?
99% sure it was the Speccy
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Post by IndyB007 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:14 pm

That sure sounds like the James Bond 007 Action Pack Edition of the ZX Spectrum +2.

There's a few up on eBay right now...

Item Number 200125422778 if you want to check out a picture of the set.

Had a better picture around here someplace, just can't seem to locate it right now...

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Post by James Bond » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:21 pm

Cheers mate, just stuck a bid in.
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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:35 pm

Ye Gods....I had that pack!

The game was truly awful.
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Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:29 pm

Well I never had License to Kill, I saw some scene shots of it though on the Amiga. I think Domark did Live and Let Die as well. I did have A View to a Kill on the C64 and was it awful, the terrible digitised speech of James Bond! I think that was Domark as well.

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Post by DJevAL » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:23 am

Does anyone have any knowledge on the apparent coin-op arcade game of "The Living Daylights"? According to stuff from the time a company called Arcadia made this version, but hardly any info exist for it apart from the home micro conversions blurb -

"This game is closely based on the all action film and coin-op Arcade game from Arcadia..." http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/games/tld.php3

A search on the manufacturer on klov.com shows only 4 games ever made by Arcadia but this isn't in there :(


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Post by merman » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:44 am

Katzkatz wrote:Well I never had License to Kill, I saw some scene shots of it though on the Amiga. I think Domark did Live and Let Die as well. I did have A View to a Kill on the C64 and was it awful, the terrible digitised speech of James Bond! I think that was Domark as well.
Domark got the license for View to a Kill and Living Daylights, then signed a deal to develop more games based on the earlier Bond films.

Live & Let Die was basically an Elite game called Aquablasta with a 007 logo shoved on it.

Licence to Kill was probably my favourite of the Domark releases, all based around vertically scrolling levels. The rotate and shoot control method on the second level is quite tricky though.

Domark also did The Spy Who Loved Me, which was also vertically scrolling. You controlled Bond's car as it scrolled up the screen, driving into the back of a lorry to pick up extra weapons and changing into a boat to negotiate the water sections... wait a minute, does that sound like Spy Hunter to you? :lol:
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