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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #625 on: 15:16, 17 November 19 »

https://twitter.com/BATMAN_GROUP/status/1196051966859862017

Pinball Dreams CPC reaches 12,000 downloads in the first month!
And to celebrate we have made a very limited physical edition to gift in gratitude to collaborators and friends who supported us during the development.

Thanks!

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #626 on: 16:39, 17 November 19 »
Those physical copies look awesome! I understand that the game won´t be sold at all, right? These are just gifts for a few ones. I am asking because it would be great to be able to buy them  :D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #627 on: 16:47, 17 November 19 »
Amazing indeed  :o

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #628 on: 16:57, 17 November 19 »
Awesone edition !!! ,  :o :o :o :o

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #629 on: 18:46, 17 November 19 »
Double crystal box is the best for CPC games. 8)
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #630 on: 00:16, 18 November 19 »
Those physical copies look awesome! I understand that the game won´t be sold at all, right? These are just gifts for a few ones. I am asking because it would be great to be able to buy them  :D
We've reserved some copies for tournaments and draws, so it's still possible to get some one.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #631 on: 10:39, 18 November 19 »
Now I'm so jealous!...

Other than that, 12000? Wow. That's really impressive!

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #632 on: 11:26, 18 November 19 »
Any possibility of getting one "gift" even in exchange for abusive delivery costs?  ;) ;D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #633 on: 12:01, 18 November 19 »

https://twitter.com/BATMAN_GROUP/status/1196051966859862017

Pinball Dreams CPC reaches 12,000 downloads in the first month!
And to celebrate we have made a very limited physical edition to gift in gratitude to collaborators and friends who supported us during the development.

Thanks!


I have pressed like, but I would have pressed like a thousand times if I could have bought this... Looks great

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #634 on: 13:09, 18 November 19 »

I have pressed like, but I would have pressed like a thousand times if I could have bought this... Looks great
I understand the gesture but if you press like 1000 times it undoes your like. Now 1001 times...
But yeah this package looks great, it would have been nice to buy it.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #635 on: 16:54, 18 November 19 »
Pinball Dreams is so stunning and inspiring that it drove me back to improving CPCEC. I went from this...



...to this...



...in a night's work! CRTC 1 only, however; CRTC types 0, 2, 3 and 4 will have to keep waiting :-( My most sincere congratulations to the authors for the 12000 downloads (and rising!)
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #636 on: 22:10, 18 November 19 »
I understand the gesture but if you press like 1000 times it undoes your like. Now 1001 times...
But yeah this package looks great, it would have been nice to buy it.
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You pressed like on my post according to the alert system

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #637 on: 22:39, 18 November 19 »
We've reserved some copies for tournaments and draws, so it's still possible to get some one.
Hahaha, maybe for somebody that is not me!  :laugh: I love Pinbal Dreams like crazy, and videogames in general. However, I have never been a good player, quite the opposite I am afraid. People used to finish Bloodborne at level 90 and I leveled up to 160 to be able to beat it...  :picard2: .

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #638 on: 15:40, 21 November 19 »
Pinball Dreams is so stunning and inspiring that it drove me back to improving CPCEC. I went from this...



...to this...



...in a night's work! CRTC 1 only, however; CRTC types 0, 2, 3 and 4 will have to keep waiting :-( My most sincere congratulations to the authors for the 12000 downloads (and rising!)
Thanks!
It's great that you've improved the emulator, congratulations!
« Last Edit: 21:46, 21 November 19 by Rhino »

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #639 on: 22:31, 26 November 19 »
Pinball Dreams has been reviewed in the latest issue of Retro Gamer (issue 201), and it received a rating of (drum roll)...

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96%! :o

Congratulations to @Rhino and everyone else who contributed to the development of the game! :D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #640 on: 14:55, 27 November 19 »
Pinball Dreams has been reviewed in the latest issue of Retro Gamer (issue 201), and it received a rating of (drum roll)...

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96%! :o

Congratulations to @Rhino and everyone else who contributed to the development of the game! :D


How much space did they give it?

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #641 on: 22:07, 27 November 19 »

How much space did they give it?

Almost a full page - and there's something else I forgot to mention:

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They awarded it a 'Retro Gamer Sizzler'!

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #643 on: 02:25, 29 November 19 »
Hi folks.

Really been enjoying playing PB on my CPC.
I still can't believe it exists - it's like some kind of sorcery.

Anyway, I'm wondering if there are any videos (or executables) of prototypes.
Or any sort of material which shows the path to getting the game completed.
I imagine the scrolling would have been the first thing worked on, possibly followed by physics, then followed by physics optimisations.
It would be so interesting to see that side of the development.
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #644 on: 10:01, 29 November 19 »
Eh, just read the RG review. I feel it was somewhat underwhelming-although the score is very high, it doesn't really mention why it's such an incredible feat...

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #645 on: 12:13, 29 November 19 »
Eh, just read the RG review. I feel it was somewhat underwhelming-although the score is very high, it doesn't really mention why it's such an incredible feat...

We need our own Amstrad CPC magazine diskmag....Oh wait, we do already have a magazine.... 
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #646 on: 17:22, 29 November 19 »
... it doesn't really mention why it's such an incredible feat...
I have a question, then. Why do you believe it is an incredible feat? I'm not addressing Gryzor in particular; would be interesting to read a few opinions...  :)
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #647 on: 19:07, 29 November 19 »
Great physics, smooth animation, big screen, and I'm sure more technical guys can go deeper 🙂

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #648 on: 20:03, 29 November 19 »
I have a question, then. Why do you believe it is an incredible feat? I'm not addressing Gryzor in particular; would be interesting to read a few opinions...  :)
... because it is, simply, the best game EVER on Amstrad CPC!
Except, perhaps, for the music! ^_^

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #649 on: 20:18, 29 November 19 »
... because it is, simply, the best game EVER on Amstrad CPC!
Except, perhaps, for the music! ^_^


I saw what you did there  ;D


Anyway, the game is an achievement for the CPC.
We had many ZX ports in the past (like the MSX) and many games that didn't show what this machine could do.
We also had/have the reputation of the worst scrolling 8bit and the slowest one in games.
 As I mentioned before in this post, this game except of the scrolling has also great physics for a hardware with an 8bit cpu and no fancy hardware like the atari 8bit line or the brown one.
If you consider now that it looks and feels like the amiga, better than the SNES and that it runs on a Falcon then yes, it is a miracle.