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Title: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on June 23, 2015, 10:56:52 AM
In 1983, the promotional video of the Odyssey Command Center showed us a version of "KILLER BEES" different from the final version for Videopac +.
Different prototypes "KILLER BEES" for Odyssey3 from collectors do never proved that this version existed.
Now it's time to release it ... next month.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: TomBeck on June 23, 2015, 11:59:16 AM
 8)

My favorite game in a new style.

Can`t wait to play it.  Many thanks!


... and like with Western+, VideopacBelgium make my dreams come true:

http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2368.0 (http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2368.0)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: mjb on June 23, 2015, 09:39:23 PM
Great news Marc

One for me please,lowest available number as usual.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Tom31 on June 23, 2015, 10:01:02 PM
Hi Marc
please one for me.
Thx


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on June 23, 2015, 10:12:55 PM
KILLER BEES+ "O3 ed."
- owner list -

01: René SHIPPED
02: Koanex SHIPPED
03: Tombeck SHIPPED
04: mjb SHIPPED
05: Tom31 SHIPPED
06:
07: ptol
08: Scott Vanderpool  SHIPPED
09: andrew levin SHIPPED
10: Sten Linssen SHIPPED
11: ozyr SHIPPED
12: Sweersa  SHIPPED
13: ianoid  ready to ship
14: Rikard Ljungkvist SHIPPED
15: VectrexRoli  SHIPPED
16: Richard   SHIPPED
17: Michael Nørgaard SHIPPED
18: Dietmar Strickert  SHIPPED
19: Richard  SHIPPED
20: Richard   SHIPPED
21: Dietmar SchwinghammerSHIPPED
22: alevin16 SHIPPED
23: immergruen  SHIPPED
24: BuckyB   SHIPPED
25: Retroman
 SHIPPED
26: Illetschko Karl jun.  SHIPPED
27: Chris PultzSHIPPED
28: James Randall SHIPPED
...
31: -- BLACK FRIDAY OFFER - Cardinal SHIPPED
32: -- BLACK FRIDAY OFFER - Janzl SHIPPED
...
50: manopac SHIPPED


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Rafael on June 24, 2015, 12:22:52 AM
Thatīs nice. I probably said it before but I like much more that design than the other. I just like it keep the arcade felling on the game. :)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Sweersa on June 26, 2015, 04:31:54 AM
Please put me down for one!

Very cool!  I agree, this game feels like an arcade game. :)

Is it possible this version was never made (until now), and what we saw was just art/animation, and not programming?


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Janzl on June 26, 2015, 07:29:03 AM
I see that the blocks for the laserbeam are still red in the new background screenshot. It now feels like they are dissolving into the background.
In the original screenshot of the O3 background it looks like they are white or grey. Maybe this should be changed too before you start your production run.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on June 26, 2015, 11:39:44 PM
The 1st screen was from a RGB output.
The 2nd screen was from a VIDEO COMPOSITE output.
The color of the laserbeam flags are correct on AV output.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Janzl on June 28, 2015, 11:34:22 PM
That looks much better!  8)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Ozyr on June 30, 2015, 06:16:16 AM
I see I was added automatically. Nice!  ;)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on July 13, 2015, 03:39:00 PM
The Videopac+ KILLER BEES Odyssey3 Edition cover:


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: TomBeck on July 13, 2015, 08:09:26 PM
 8)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: immergruen on July 14, 2015, 07:48:36 AM
Me too, please, No. 23!
Looks great!


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: TomBeck on July 22, 2015, 08:14:02 PM
I think, there must be a real prototype of this game:

http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/media/videos/video.php?id=21 (http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/media/videos/video.php?id=21)

When you look at this video, you see in the background the TV screens under the Odyssey sign. On screen 3 is definitely Attack of the Timelord for Odyssey3 and on the second screen is in my opinion this Odyssey3 version of Killer Bees (first screen Freedom Fighters). Before the video ends there is the typical SELECT GAME screen from Killer Bees.

So in my opinion, there was or there is a prototype from this version out there.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Rafael on July 23, 2015, 04:07:37 AM
I think, there must be a real prototype of this game:

http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/media/videos/video.php?id=21 (http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/media/videos/video.php?id=21)

When you look at this video, you see in the background the TV screens under the Odyssey sign. On screen 3 is definitely Attack of the Timelord for Odyssey3 and on the second screen is in my opinion this Odyssey3 version of Killer Bees (first screen Freedom Fighters). Before the video ends there is the typical SELECT GAME screen from Killer Bees.

So in my opinion, there was or there is a prototype from this version out there.

I think the same, I watched this videos many times trying to discover what other games are. Shame itīs not possible :(


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: TomBeck on July 23, 2015, 06:54:19 PM
I think, the game on the fourth screen could be Flashpoint, where the highscore screen changes to the playfield screen (after a few changes must be pressed start). When I look at the sixth screen at the bottom left with yellow and black could be PickAxePete+ and on the right in green could be Baseball+.

But thatīs all only a guess.

I found another video. At 32 seconds we can see again Odyssey. Again bad quality of the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8KXz7_UP34 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8KXz7_UP34)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: TomBeck on October 22, 2015, 12:57:08 AM
After waiting sooo long, I receive today this game. And itīs wonderful. The plus picture is like Western+ and Space Monster+ absolute amazing with again so much love in detail. For example, the RoSHa Ray cursors are finally at the right place at the end of the plus gfx.

Now I can play my all time favourite game without plus gfx, in Philips plus style or in O3 style.  8)

I really hope, that Marc and René go on to make so wonderful plus games.

Thank you very much !


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Rafael on October 25, 2015, 11:28:06 AM
Killer Bees, if I not wrong, is a 8k game. With the addition of plus graphics is it still 8k?


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Rene_G7400 on October 26, 2015, 10:05:25 AM
Killer Bees, if I not wrong, is a 8k game. With the addition of plus graphics is it still 8k?

That's correct. The Plus graphics of Killer Bees don't use all of the self-definable characters and not many different colors, so they require less space than usual.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: alevin16 on October 26, 2015, 07:32:45 PM
I would love one.  I do not care what serial number I get.

Thanks!


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on October 27, 2015, 04:24:26 PM
I would love one.  I do not care what serial number I get.

Thanks!
Hi!
Don't you received your copy #9 of Killer Bees Odyssey2 edition yet?
Do you want a 2nd one?


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Ozyr on November 05, 2015, 02:32:32 AM
working on the 'list' still. Official release date please (anyone)?


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on November 05, 2015, 09:52:48 AM
SPACE MONSTER+: 05.22.2015
KILLER BEES 03 ED+: 07.21.2015
MARS MENACE+: 09.30.2015


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: grips03 on August 06, 2018, 04:31:12 PM
This is an amazing game.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Rafael on August 06, 2018, 05:12:52 PM
Yes, itīs :)


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: grips03 on August 10, 2018, 07:05:18 PM
17,397 new high score for me. 

I have the O3 release,  on youtube I see the standard Videopac+ screen and wonder if the hive graphics make it harder to see the game?  Hive graphics look cool, but I think the O3 release might be even nicer.

This game has awesome sounds too.


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: grips03 on August 12, 2018, 01:35:52 AM
new hi score 18,918


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: VideopacBelgium on August 12, 2018, 04:00:59 PM
Congratulations !


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: alevin16 on August 16, 2018, 05:01:04 PM
Definitely put me down for one!


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: grips03 on August 19, 2018, 10:50:27 PM
New high 23,872


Title: Re: KILLER BEES "PLUS" Odyssey3 edition.
Post by: Rafael on September 01, 2018, 08:30:02 PM
Finally I could try it on real machine
These graphics are amazing. 8)