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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #300 on: 18:48, 08 February 13 »
Maybe there's another bug
0004
It happens playing in ultramode
Another thing, why the game doesn't give me the last 2 "letters"?
I entered in the silvers doors in levels 20,30,40
I have cleared the 50th level without using the silver door
I've completed the game without missing lives
where am I wrong?  :(
Actually, there are no bugs in this case, just two misunderstandings:

1.- every silver door gives you a couple of letters; if you skipped the silver door of round 50 the code will be incomplete!
2.- the blank characters mean you loaded the game on an emulated CPC 6128 but you saved 64k snapshots. Guess where the game stores the graphics for the end of the game?  :P
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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #301 on: 19:04, 08 February 13 »
IMHO this 0004 video shall not be at youtube, because people will get a bad impression about a good game. But I assume it's hopefully not in the public directory. ... Just my two Nickles.
 
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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #302 on: 19:31, 08 February 13 »

1.- every silver door gives you a couple of letters; if you skipped the silver door of round 50 the code will be incomplete!

So do i have take the silver door of 50th round too?
Thanks, i will try  :D

2.- the blank characters mean you loaded the game on an emulated CPC 6128 but you saved 64k snapshots. Guess where the game stores the graphics for the end of the game?  :P

 ::) I thought it was something like that, thanks for the answer

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #303 on: 19:34, 08 February 13 »
IMHO this 0004 video shall not be at youtube, because people will get a bad impression about a good game. But I assume it's hopefully not in the public directory. ... Just my two Nickles.

You right, the video isn't in public directory so only who read this topic can see it !
By the way i erase it right now for sure  ;)
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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #304 on: 12:43, 31 December 13 »
I was thinking that I could wish everyone a happy new year 2014 with a little surprise: a new version of BB4CPC, the tenth one no less.



Flame and water bubbles now drop their contents from their top half rather than their bottom, thus making rounds 12 and 70 play more closely to the original arcade game; I also redrew several sprites and tiles (wildfire, bubble dragons, Mighta, doughnut, hamburger, peach...) and the "Extend" bubbles cycle when completing them (like in the arcade); secret codes look prettier now too thanks to getting their own tile, a ruby.



Many of these changes were possible thanks to the size optimisations done in the Exomizer decompressor by Antonio Villena et al. during 2013.

(my apologies for necromanting the thread, but I thought this news was too small to hijack another thread or start a new one)
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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #305 on: 13:50, 31 December 13 »
Great job! I love the extend cycling!

Did this game ever get reviewed in RG?

So next year will be Parasol Stars:)


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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #306 on: 14:01, 31 December 13 »
Did this game ever get reviewed in RG?
It was, 2 years ago and got 92% or 94%, I don't remember well.
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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #307 on: 15:12, 31 December 13 »
I was disappointed to notice when flicking through either in this months retro gamer or the big "volume" in the shop, that they did a BB comparison across all machines, mentioned that the CPC was the worst but didn't mention the remake at all. I was disappointed and so didn't buy the magazine that month...

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #308 on: 15:50, 31 December 13 »
Awesome!

How much money do you want for making a double-buffer version (i.e. one that doesn't have all the flicker)?  :)


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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #309 on: 20:58, 31 December 13 »
Moar downloads :)

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #310 on: 17:58, 01 January 14 »
It was, 2 years ago and got 92% or 94%, I don't remember well.
It actually received a rating of a mere 87%.

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #311 on: 20:34, 01 January 14 »
As said before, they really suck at rating those titles at the back of the magazine...

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #312 on: 20:38, 01 January 14 »
BB4CPC is a clear 94%

.... 144% if it had double-buffering.

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #313 on: 21:15, 01 January 14 »
Can't disagree there... especially given some scores in the 90s they have given to some really simplistic games for the ZX... And I also think R-Type was pretty low, too.

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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #314 on: 06:47, 02 January 14 »
... I was disappointed and so didn't buy the magazine that month...


You are right there. Tell them about your opinion. They need feedback too.


IMHO they are c64 biased, titles on other systems (especially on CPC) get treated respectless anyway.
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Re: Bubble Bobble remake? (BB4CPC)
« Reply #315 on: 10:17, 02 January 14 »
Don't know if they're biased, it's hard to work a line so fine as in issues like this... But their scores are really ridiculous: marks in the mid-90s for character-based, really simplistic games on the Speccy and below 90% for major and brilliant remakes such as BB or R-type? Doesn't make sense.


Feedback is sorely needed, and they're looking for it, but their forums are (or were) very badly managed; I once complained to the staff that every single Amstrad-related thread was hijacked and turned into a mine-is-bigger-than-yours thread by Speccy or c64 fans so that the voice of the readers is diluted and CPC fans are driven out, which is exactly what happened with me - I just left.