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Videopac / Odyssey2 => New releases => Topic started by: VideopacBelgium on January 03, 2022, 07:08:07 PM

Title: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 03, 2022, 07:08:07 PM
The Chronicles of SPYRUS (Part 1) : SPYRUS - PREPARE FOR DEFEAT.
A new game for VIDEOPAC by "SELECT GAMES", programmed by Brad Leahy (USA).
Limited run of 50 copies for Videopac !
Scheduled release date:  14 january 2022

1. Brad Leahy.
2. Tombeck
3. minodk
4. luciferhalo
5. Cardinal
6. Elias
7. Pickaxe Brad!
8. cjherr
9. Pickaxe Brad!
10. VPB
11. tigerinatlanta
12. wreck99
13. Tom31
14. wreck99
15. retroshaun
16. ccc---
17. Jérôme Allamagny
18. Konsole4us
19. Konsole4us

20. Pacman Bronchain
...
23. immergruen
...
50. Manopac.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: minodk on January 03, 2022, 07:41:49 PM
Yes plz - all variants, if any.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: cjherr on January 03, 2022, 07:49:24 PM
If this will work on O2, I'd like number 8, please.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: immergruen on January 03, 2022, 08:26:31 PM
No 23 please - are there any pictures or videos?
The title is actually pretty cool
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 03, 2022, 08:50:26 PM
Quote from: cjherr on January 03, 2022, 07:49:24 PM
If this will work on O2, I'd like number 8, please.

The ROM works on O², so I believe the cart should, right?
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 03, 2022, 08:57:58 PM
Quote from: immergruen on January 03, 2022, 08:26:31 PM
No 23 please - are there any pictures or videos?
The title is actually pretty cool

There is a playable 12-level demo version here: https://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3487.0  TedFoolery called the demo version a "Nice game." And he knows a thing or two about making nice games...

This newest version is 200 levels of fun with 9 skill levels, save/restore codes, and a game pausing function (because it'll take a such a long time to complete that you'll need to take bathroom breaks).
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Tom Beck on January 03, 2022, 09:53:56 PM
I just played the demo. It`s really an enrichment for our library.  It make fun to play again and again and again.

When this is your first Videopac game, then I can`t wait to see your future games! Many thanks for your work.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 03, 2022, 11:18:14 PM
Quote from: immergruen on January 03, 2022, 08:26:31 PM
No 23 please - are there any pictures or videos?
The title is actually pretty cool

Some example gameplay of the tutorial and the first few levels of the game is now posted to YouTube's newest Odyssey2/Videopac channel, here: https://youtu.be/7ugFZP_xCrk

Also, here are some screenshots.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 03, 2022, 11:19:47 PM
Quote from: TomBeck on January 03, 2022, 09:53:56 PM
I just played the demo. It`s really an enrichment for our library.  It make fun to play again and again and again.

When this is your first Videopac game, then I can`t wait to see your future games! Many thanks for your work.

I am humbled by your kind words.  Thank you and I hope you enjoy the full game!
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Rafael on January 04, 2022, 01:30:12 AM
Yes, Spyrus is a fun game and also wanted to announce that we will soon have the Odyssey version!
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: immergruen on January 04, 2022, 10:23:28 PM
This looks awesome. I really love the way the tutorial integrated in the game. Might be one of the Videopac games with the highest playing value and state-of-the-art game design.

btw, I was somehow thinking this should have been how the Changeling in Quest for the Rings should have been moved.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 05, 2022, 12:08:54 AM
Quote from: Rafael on January 04, 2022, 01:30:12 AM
Yes, Spyrus is a fun game

I'm in awe from receiving compliments from Odyssey2 programmers.  I must be dreaming.  Thank you.

Quote from: Rafael on January 04, 2022, 01:30:12 AM
and also wanted to announce that we will soon have the Odyssey version!

And not to give anything away, but it's going to be a real nice set.  I'm going to be buying both versions, but then again I'm biased.  And since both publishers have other games in stock, I'll be adding some other games to my purchase to save on shipping costs.  By the way, Sandstorm is still available from both of these publishers...
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 05, 2022, 12:51:15 AM
Quote from: immergruen on January 04, 2022, 10:23:28 PM
This looks awesome. I really love the way the tutorial integrated in the game. Might be one of the Videopac games with the highest playing value and state-of-the-art game design.
Thank you so much.  It was a labor of love and I wanted to add in as many "modern" game features as I could fit into the 8K program without (hopefully) losing the feel of an old Odyssey2 game.  The tutorial was one of them, although I can't take credit for the idea, it was a suggestion I received on an early version of the game.

Quote from: immergruen on January 04, 2022, 10:23:28 PM
btw, I was somehow thinking this should have been how the Changeling in Quest for the Rings should have been moved.
I based the movement off of how K.C. Munchkin! moves around, minus the chomping.  Now I'm wondering how K.C. would fare against the QftR dragon...
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Doug on January 05, 2022, 05:39:58 AM
I'm in...
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: alevin16 on January 06, 2022, 02:01:07 AM
I'd love one for the O2 please

alevin16
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 06, 2022, 09:59:16 AM
Quote from: Doug on January 05, 2022, 05:39:58 AM
I'm in...
This is the page for the Videopac version.
Scheduled release date:  14 january 2022.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 06, 2022, 09:59:59 AM
Quote from: alevin16 on January 06, 2022, 02:01:07 AM
I'd love one for the O2 please

alevin16
This is the page for the Videopac version.
Scheduled release date:  14 january 2022.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Tom31 on January 06, 2022, 11:57:44 AM
#13 please
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Elias on January 09, 2022, 12:49:58 PM
One for me, please
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 09, 2022, 08:52:56 PM
I've seen all the print material for this release.  Everything looks amazing.  It'll feel like it's 1982 again when it arrives.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: tigerinatlanta on January 14, 2022, 04:27:07 PM
If this works on O2, then I would like one as well please.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 15, 2022, 11:14:25 AM
Quote from: tigerinatlanta on January 14, 2022, 04:27:07 PM
If this works on O2, then I would like one as well please.
The VP version works fine on O2.
You've got #11.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Doug on January 15, 2022, 10:22:57 PM
Will the ntsc release be O2 or Brazilian style or both?

Your said videopac version will work on O2. Will there be any difference in on screen colors?

Thanks!
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 16, 2022, 06:13:50 AM
Quote from: Doug on January 15, 2022, 10:22:57 PM
Will the ntsc release be O2 or Brazilian style or both?
I'm not sure yet. There have been some discussions, but I'm not sure of the answer just yet. Personally, I like both of the styles and would like to see each of them if it's feasible to do so.

Quote from: Doug on January 15, 2022, 10:22:57 PM
Your said videopac version will work on O2. Will there be any difference in on screen colors?

I didn't know that there was a color difference between the Odyssey2 and the Videopac until recently and I don't own a Videopac myself, but I think that it was the console that displayed the colors differently, not that there was something different with the cartridge.  Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in here.

I can tell you that I developed the ROM and tested it on my Odyssey² using the uSD cart (that was sold on this forum earlier this year) and the colors seemed normal. And I assume the same would go for this cartridge.

Sorry I'm wasn't able to be more help for either question. Hopefully others will chime in if they know more info about these topics.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: wreck99 on January 16, 2022, 09:18:07 AM
I can take 2 copies please.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: retroshaun on January 17, 2022, 02:10:30 PM
Please add me for 1 copy - lowest available number
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Doug on January 17, 2022, 05:25:27 PM
Thanks... I guess I'll wait for the ntsc release then, first to see if there's an actual O2 style release, second in case there's any color correction (yes, I meant the slightly different display colors you sometimes get with ntsc and pal...)
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: ccc--- on January 17, 2022, 08:28:45 PM
One copy of the Videopac version for me please.
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 18, 2022, 08:34:20 PM
Released now ...
Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Jim on February 11, 2022, 05:04:20 AM
Is there going to be a separate O2 release later?

Title: Re: SPYRUS : Prepare for Defeat!
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on February 11, 2022, 05:29:48 PM
Quote from: Jim on February 11, 2022, 05:04:20 AM
Is there going to be a separate O2 release later?

Yes! From Odyssey Brazil. It will come out later this year.

Quote from: Rafael on January 04, 2022, 01:30:12 AM
Yes, Spyrus is a fun game and also wanted to announce that we will soon have the Odyssey version!