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New game: The Return of Traxtor
« on: 19:35, 27 November 15 »
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As some of you may know I started the conversion of my ZX Spectrum game "The Return of Traxtor" to the Amstrad CPC early November, and I'm happy to announce that the game is finished.

It is almost a complete rewrite of the original, and it's been enhanced quite a lot. I honestly think this is the best version of the series in 8-bits (background music and 25 FPS, to name a couple of the improvements).

Agreed that is a "match-3 puzzle" game, which I think may not appeal to everyone; but it includes a nice twist to old mechanics that makes it somewhat unique, so even if you're not too keen on the genre... you may want to give it a go anyway ;)

This is my second Amstrad game, and I'm having a lot of fun. Thanks for the support in my forum posts, it really helps to know people like your work. I hope you enjoy playing the game as much I enjoyed making it!

As always, feedback is appreciated.

Instructions on how to play and free game downloads at: Amstrad CPC: The Return of Traxtor - usebox.net

Last version is: 1.1 (2016-03-05)
« Last Edit: 20:44, 10 August 16 by reidrac »
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #1 on: 19:55, 27 November 15 »
It is very cool! Thank you! I will for sure give it a good go!  :-*

P.D: Should not be the title "The return of the return of Traxtor"?  ;D it is coming from the Speccy.
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #2 on: 20:06, 27 November 15 »
Great job!!! Thank you very much for the game!  :) :) :)
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #3 on: 20:14, 27 November 15 »
Woooh!!!  8)
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #4 on: 20:57, 27 November 15 »
Progress report...



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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #5 on: 21:02, 27 November 15 »
Progress report...

Nice, so... was EASY too easy or did you poke around a bit?

Did you like it? Was the alt tileset OK to you? :D
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #6 on: 21:05, 27 November 15 »
Well, to be honest EASY took/needed all my skills and concentration, now I really need a break. There was a moment when I thought that's it, but a wonder happened. Didn't even know it has an end. It's just very addictive.

Used the Alt Tileset, yes that makes it more easy too.
In normal mode in my first game I dropped out at level 4.

IMHO it's just well balanced.  :) :) :)  Absolutely great game and lot's of fun!!!  :) :) :) 
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #7 on: 21:09, 27 November 15 »
Well, to be honest EASY too all my skills and concentration, now I really need a break. There was a moment when I thought that's it, but a wonder happened. Didn't even know it has an end. It's just very addictive.

Used the Alt Tileset, yes that makes it more easy too.
In normal mode in my first game I dropped out at level 4.

IMHO it's just well balanced.  :) :) :)  Absolutely great game and lot's of fun!!!  :) :) :)

Thanks a lot. Glad you liked it and the alt tileset was right for you!

I didn't play it in EASY too much, but in normal mode I struggle to get past level 14  ;D
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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #8 on: 23:32, 27 November 15 »
I didn't play it in EASY too much, but in normal mode I struggle to get past level 14  ;D

I found easy mode to be a piece of cake. I reached level 14 on my first go in normal mode.

This is a great puzzle game and it's very colourful as well! :)

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Re: New game: The Return of Traxtor
« Reply #9 on: 23:56, 27 November 15 »
I should also add that it would have been even better if the Spectrum loading screen could have been adapted for the CPC - but this is only a rather minor quibble.