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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:17 pm

neueregel wrote:What's that black thing that's seems to be stepping on that poor purple dinosaur's tail supposed to be anyway?

Still, a purple dinosaur, I can't help but think Barney (I know that he came too late to be featured in this one)
Is it the Phantom Flan Flinger?
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Post by neueregel » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:24 pm

I think you actually have to be British to answer that question, so I'll just pass
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Post by Emperor Fossil » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:08 pm

David GP wrote:Well, no - though the screen does look like a Coleco game.
Or is it an SG1000 game?

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Post by pantal00ns » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:40 am

neueregel wrote:I think you actually have to be British to answer that question, so I'll just pass
Indeed! and have watched Saturday morning TV in the 70's.


TISWAS be the origins of the Phantom Flan-Flinger or Phlan Phlinger


As for the screenie... what format is it on?

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Post by russgalleywood » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:58 am

I didn't watch Tiswas, I watched Saturday Swap Shop because I was a good boy, only naughty boys watched Tiswas, or so Mater said. :wink:
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Post by David GP » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:57 am

None of what I have read is correct.

Here's a clue : this game is a landmark in the history of the machine it has been programmed for.

I won't say more... for now. :wink:

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Post by russgalleywood » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:58 am

David GP wrote:None of what I have read is correct.

Here's a clue : this game is a landmark in the history of the machine it has been programmed for.

I won't say more... for now. :wink:
Any chance of another clue please David! :wink:
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Post by David GP » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:47 pm

You're probably right, the wait is getting unbearable. ;)
So here goes :

Emperor Fossil thought this was a Coleco game. It is not, yet it works on a computer that shares some (most ?) of the hardware to be found in the Coleco console - hence the striking resemblance.
Another clue : even though this game is a terrible one, it is remembered by many because it was one of the very first pieces of software to be ever released for the system.

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Post by Sega2006 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:57 pm

Dragon 32/64?

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Post by BennyTheGreek » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:12 pm

Its not Ugh !! on the Dragon is it ????

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Post by David GP » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:11 pm

Aw come on ! Dragon games look much more... erm, greenish.

Another clue, then : the machine it was programmed on was very popular in Japan.

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Post by Emperor Fossil » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:35 pm

I also mentioned the sg1000... Is it on that?

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Post by neueregel » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:34 am

Is it an MSX game?
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Post by David GP » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:01 am

neueregel wrote:Is it an MSX game?
It is.

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Post by neueregel » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:02 am

Cool, now we're getting somewhere
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