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Title: Mean Santa!
Post by: Rafael on February 21, 2016, 01:12:55 AM
Sometime ago, Timdu ask me about to do a version of Mean Santa ( http://www.2600connection.com/features/mean_santa/features_mean_santa.html ) for our Odyssey
So hereīs a demo. At first Santa needs to fly around city and when a house appears, just land on the roof  to enter a house. Inside the house you just need to rod the gifts, candy and xmas tree and after fly to another house. Actually it have 9 houses to steal (after the game will stop). The final goal will be to get all items in less time. Tell me your thoughts. (ps.: test with o2rom, thereīs some problems with g7400rom)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on February 21, 2016, 05:54:48 PM
If all goes well as planned, MEAN SANTA will be available for the CHRISTMAS 2016 season.

Here is a short youtube video of Santa in his sleigh with the cityscape in the background and he is dodging the wild snowflakes!

https://youtu.be/QXZSNnAfopQ (https://youtu.be/QXZSNnAfopQ)

Enjoy!

Tim


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on February 21, 2016, 06:54:35 PM
Here are two screen shots. One is of Santa in his sleigh dodging the snowflakes and the second is of Santa once inside the house, getting ready to collect the items!



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: TomBeck on February 21, 2016, 08:47:09 PM
In the first version you had a thunderstom, now you have snowflakes. I love the new idea with the snowflakes.

But why has you complete changed the gfx from the first screen, Rafael? Was there a technical reason?

To be honest, I loved the first version with the small houses. Had the feeling of a small village.


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Rafael on February 21, 2016, 10:49:54 PM
Tom, the houses are on plus version while on O2 youīll have the buildings. For some reason, the game is stopping with G7400 rom, so I sugest you try it with o2rom. If you want to try it using the C7051 maybe it will run normally in the G7400.


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Chris! on February 25, 2016, 12:27:42 AM
I have a suggestion on the first screenshot. Why not reverse the colors and make the sky black and the buildings gray?


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Rafael on February 25, 2016, 01:16:34 AM
Thanks by comments, Chris.
Thereīs many reason for the the choice of colors. One is that as usual the Odyssey games are: background and foreground dark or dark backgroud light foreground, I wanted to give the impression that this game has background light and dark foreground, I think it gives a unique visual indentity the game. But the main thing is that it would not to do as you suggested.


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on May 29, 2016, 11:09:20 PM
I am getting excited about this game MEAN SANTA , which we hope to release later this year in time for the Christmas season.

Rafael is making some progress with this game. Nothing to share at this point in time, but stay tuned.

And I was thinking... Christmas is almost here. It is coming fast. Wednesday is JUNE!



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Rafael on May 30, 2016, 02:14:02 AM
I am getting excited about this game MEAN SANTA , which we hope to release later this year in time for the Christmas season.

Rafael is making some progress with this game. Nothing to share at this point in time, but stay tuned.

And I was thinking... Christmas is almost here. It is coming fast. Wednesday is JUNE!


Let's hope everything right. I was even wondering if Ted would not want to help us with some beautiful Christmas songs! >:D


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on October 01, 2016, 12:47:56 PM
MEAN SANTA is still on track and being worked on!   If all goes well and is planned, it will be released on December 1, 2016

That's two months from today!



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on October 01, 2016, 01:14:16 PM
Here is a preview of the wonderful cover art...



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Janzl on October 01, 2016, 02:58:57 PM
Wow! Thats looks really cool! Game looks like fun too. I am very curious now  ;D


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: TomBeck on October 01, 2016, 08:47:28 PM
Indeed. An amazing cover. And I will get it till christmas... if Santa not steel it.  ;)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on October 10, 2016, 09:25:36 PM
Here are two more screen shots to get excited about:

The first is a screen shot of the 16th ( and final ) house in MEAN SANTA.

Santa must start at the top, and work his way down, avoiding the 4 guard dogs.
At the bottom of the screen is the ROASTED TURKEY DINNER, which MEAN SANTA
must steal, and then work his way back up to the top of the screen, once again - avoiding the 4 guard dogs.

The second is for owners of the VIDEOPAC PLUS systems... if you have this system you will see these enhanced graphics
as MEAN SANTA navigates his sleigh.
Please note these graphics do not appear on the ODYSSEY2 systems...

ENJOY!



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Janzl on October 10, 2016, 10:07:52 PM
Looks really promising!


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on October 11, 2016, 02:26:39 AM
Rafael has been kind enough to offer a demo version of MEAN SANTA for everyone to try.

It only features 3 houses of the game and then it stops.   The released game has 15 houses and 1 final house with the ROASTED TURKEY DINNER which is being be protected by 4 guard dogs.

Some notes:  

- This is a timed game. Best time wins.

- Fly your sleigh through the night sky. Avoid the rogue snowflakes. Get hit and your sleigh will be bumped and 10 seconds get added to your time.

- Navigate your sleigh and carefully land onto a roof to enter a house.

- Steal , I mean collect, the presents in the house.  Do not bump into the walls.
  If you do, the lights will come on and you will have to be still for a few seconds... this adds more seconds to your time.

 - Press the action button to make Mean Santa move faster while in the houses.

Have fun!







Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: TomBeck on October 11, 2016, 09:16:07 PM
I have fun! Thanks for the demo.  :-*

When I see this, I ask me, why Philips doesnīt release a game with Santa Claus? He is so popular, everybody knows him and he costs no money, I think. And everybody love christmas, I hope.  ;)

BTW, the scene with the dogs is really hard.... for me. ;)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Rafael on October 12, 2016, 02:45:39 AM
I have fun! Thanks for the demo.  :-*

When I see this, I ask me, why Philips doesnīt release a game with Santa Claus? He is so popular, everybody knows him and he costs no money, I think. And everybody love christmas, I hope.  ;)

BTW, the scene with the dogs is really hard.... for me. ;)

Donīt forget you can press action to move Santa faster.
I hope you have noticed the participation of David Lee Roth in the game ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwYcsMiB2UM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwYcsMiB2UM)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: TomBeck on October 13, 2016, 07:06:57 PM
Donīt forget you can press action to move Santa faster.

Damn, I read it, but I forgot it in the game. Why are Videopac games so difficult? And there are too many buttons to use...Why are the controllers from the eighties so complicated? Sometimes I wish, that I could use my WiiU controller with my Videopac. Itīs much simpler to use...  ;:)

I hope you have noticed the participation of David Lee Roth in the game ;)

Of course I have noticed it. ;)  Thatīs great, when I watch the video and then play the game... or both at the same time!  :D


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on October 23, 2016, 02:29:53 PM
Rafael and I have decided to hold a high score contest for HAPPY BIRD!
The prize:   SERIAL #1 of MEAN SANTA ( which will be released on December 1, 2016 ) Prize will be awarded on that day!

I will have more details later today and will also post the binary file so folks who may not own this fun game can play on their emulator.

Stay tuned,
Tim


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on October 24, 2016, 11:23:32 AM
Here are the details ...

Please check out the MEAN SANTA for the Odyssey2 / Videopac web site page

http://www.2600connection.com/features/meano2/features_meano2.html (http://www.2600connection.com/features/meano2/features_meano2.html)


And in case you need it, here is the binary file for HAPPY BIRD! for the high score competition contest!



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: immergruen on October 24, 2016, 02:00:58 PM
Like always for your lovely releases, please sign me in for one copy.


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: minodk on October 24, 2016, 04:28:05 PM
Looking forward to this release - Think the Quality of homebrews are going up in general - Sweet!

If Possible, please sign me up for a copy.

/Michael


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: darrin9999 on October 25, 2016, 04:06:43 AM
Im in for 1


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Cubelindo on November 03, 2016, 10:37:33 PM

This looks great, and I don't have the 2600 version  :'( so I'll be ready to order on dec 1st!


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on November 04, 2016, 10:14:09 PM
@ cubelindo - would you like me to add you to the reservation list?   I have added you to the reservation list. And then I will contact you on Dec. 1....


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Jim on November 04, 2016, 10:30:40 PM
I'd like to reserve one too.


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: minodk on November 05, 2016, 01:46:53 AM
Add me to the list as well please


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: retroshaun on November 19, 2016, 02:27:58 PM
Please add me to the list (if there is a list!) for one copy :)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on November 19, 2016, 05:15:36 PM
Hi Retroshaun :  I have added you to the reservation list. You now have #20 (of 100) reserved.

You may view the list at the following web site:

http://www.2600connection.com/features/meano2/features_meano2.html (http://www.2600connection.com/features/meano2/features_meano2.html)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: minodk on November 19, 2016, 05:35:23 PM
Seems that i reserved two (9 and 15) - just one is fine (9 plz)


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: Tom31 on November 19, 2016, 08:02:47 PM
Please reserve me one copy.
Thx


Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on November 19, 2016, 10:51:51 PM
@minodk : sorry about that... my error

@tom31 :   I have reserved #15 for you

http://www.2600connection.com/features/meano2/features_meano2.html (http://www.2600connection.com/features/meano2/features_meano2.html)



Title: Re: Mean Santa!
Post by: timdu on November 21, 2016, 02:07:25 AM
I am working on the game manual today...
 
Just looked at the calendar...
 
and I realized...