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News James Pond to ride Kickstarter wave

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 13 Sep 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. blacko

    blacko What's a Dremel?

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    James Pond and Shinobi on my Amiga 600 was my childhood.
     
  3. bigc90210

    bigc90210 Teh C

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    This is beginning to get like hollywood....

    Lets bring everything back.... because there is no such thing as original thought anymore :/

    Seriously loved this game as a kid and played it to death, but really they should just let it lie as a classic of its day, where games didnt need decent storylines, characters who speak or fancy graphics to be fun.
     
  4. CustomPCMAX

    CustomPCMAX Computer Geek

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    I don't mean to sound like a hater, but these games weren't every really that great. Doesn't seem like it needs a 'reboot' or 'revival'. Let it fade into gaming history.

    On the other hand, I guess fans will speak with their wallet... what better way to find out if it deserves attention.
     
  5. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    This is usually the fault of the publishers and other funders rather than the developers - most publishing houses (and Hollywood movie studios) seem to have become risk-averse over the last few years, so all we see is a repetition of a formula that might have been successful a few years ago...:sigh:

    Sadly, James Pond is after my time...;)
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    That's why I play indie games now :D
     
  7. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    One of my favorite games on my Amiga 500 (actually still have it just got to remember where i put my Amiga!!)
     
  8. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
    It was a generic platformer created to make use of a pun. Just because it was successful back then mean it was any better or different than the hundreds of similar platformers around at the time.
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    I just remember flying round in a bathtub. Showercap and all. I was much more of a fan of 'Fire and Ice' though.
     
  10. Panos

    Panos Minimodder

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    Shinobi, Turrican, Karnov...... Ahh good childhood years got wasted on slot arcade machines :D
     
  11. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Not even indie games are safe:

     
  12. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    It was no Magic Pockets but it did have charm. I mean yeah, none of the computer based platformers were even near a Mario game but it saved having to buy a console...
     
  13. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Multimodder

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    Whats next, 'how to be a complete ba****d reboot'?
     
  14. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd What's a Dremel?

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    That term doesn't really mean anything these days.
     
  15. nakchak

    nakchak What's a Dremel?

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    Rose tinted glasses maybe, but had a lot of fun with James pond on the megadrive, and its not like you can easily get old consoles working with modern tv's so why not update and bring back the gameplay as that was what counted back then... Same reason y I will be getting the ducktails remake, now if only they remake jungle strike, rolo to the rescue, bubsy, cosmic spacehead and micro machines 2....

    Plus I love the version of the Robocop theme tune in robocod :D
     
  16. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    Just don't scratch and sniff the back cover of the book, it doesn't work :sigh:

    You would not believe how many copies of that I saw in WHsmith with the back of the book scratched to all merry hell.

    Why would you want to smell some one's arse? :D
     
  17. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    The music business seems to be the same
     
  18. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    There's still plenty of new games/music etc being made out there, you just might have to look a bit further than the mainstream. That's always been true though (and people have always been complaining about the 'death' of creativity for just as long).
    If you want to play James Pond, you might as well look on one of the many abandonware websites. I won't post a link here, but google will find it.
     
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