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ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« on: 13:32, 18 March 16 »
Oh dear its a Rainbow Islands clone and not a good one at that. Jerky blocky graphics and dreadful gameplay and all at full price. Can't even change direction when jumping.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGWsZKw708[/youtube]


Amstrad Action seemed to have a blind spot for this game as far as I remember giving it a fairly high score.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #1 on: 16:57, 18 March 16 »
Blind spot? Or paid to give it a good review?
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #2 on: 18:00, 18 March 16 »
I loved this game as a kid!


Mind you, I never got to play Rainbow Islands until the Amiga came along, but I loved this game!  ;D


Also, Ed The Duck was cool.  8)

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #3 on: 18:32, 18 March 16 »
OMG, I just realised: this is by Zeppelin, the guys who crapped out Santa's Christmas Capers! Suddenly the lack of consistency between versions makes all the more sense!  ;)

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #4 on: 23:26, 18 March 16 »
I loved this game as a kid!

I also owned it when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I couldn't get past scene 2 without cheating - and I still can't to this day! :laugh:

Having watched Chinny's video, I was actually quite impressed by the smoothness and amount of colour in the C64 version. It certainly puts the CPC version to shame!

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Also, Ed The Duck was cool.  8)

I'm off to YouTube to watch old videos of Edd the Duck in the broom cupboard... :D

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #5 on: 23:57, 18 March 16 »

Having watched Chinny's video, I was actually quite impressed by the smoothness and amount of colour in the C64 version. It certainly puts the CPC version to shame!



Graphically the C64 version is very nice, just a shame it suffers from exactly the same gameplay faults as the other versions.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #6 on: 19:23, 19 March 16 »
Amstrad Action seemed to have a blind spot for this game as far as I remember giving it a fairly high score.


Was it Adam Peters who was a big fan of the duck?


(The BBC home video of Edd pratting around in Paris with Gorden Kaye and the like is actually quite funny. I need to transfer and upload it!)

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #7 on: 19:25, 19 March 16 »
Was I the only person who hated the Edd the Duck character?
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #8 on: 23:53, 19 March 16 »
Yes.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #9 on: 00:27, 20 March 16 »

Was it Adam Peters who was a big fan of the duck?




Yes, he liked the character which is I think why the game got an easy ride.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #10 on: 01:25, 20 March 16 »




Yes, he liked the character which is I think why the game got an easy ride.


Having now watched it, I see you mentioned that fact!  :picard:

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #11 on: 02:39, 20 March 16 »
Was I the only person who hated the Edd the Duck character?
I thought he was Naff also. It was around the time, when BBC Childrens tv was going downhill , So it is a figurehead of crapness imo

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #12 on: 02:49, 20 March 16 »
Ed the Duck was far, far better than Gordon the fekkin Gopher.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #13 on: 14:49, 20 March 16 »
Ed the Duck was far, far better than Gordon the fekkin Gopher.
Well thats like comparing a Dog dump with a cat crap imo not worth bothering cos they're both poo

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #14 on: 18:18, 20 March 16 »
Ed the Duck was far, far better than Gordon the fekkin Gopher.


They both sucked shit to be perfectly honest, and then a year or two later, we were given Mr fucking Blobby on a prime time slot.
Yeah, UK television has a lot to answer for in the 90s. Don't even try to defend that, the British put Mr Blobby to UK number 1 in 1993 in the charts, knocking off Take That of all people too!

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #15 on: 19:05, 20 March 16 »

They both sucked shit to be perfectly honest, and then a year or two later, we were given Mr fucking Blobby on a prime time slot.
Yeah, UK television has a lot to answer for in the 90s. Don't even try to defend that, the British put Mr Blobby to UK number 1 in 1993 in the charts, knocking off Take That of all people too!

And those ****** at the BBC wonder why people don't want to pay a license fee. Its one massive scam, the BBC executives pocket most of it and spend what little is left on stupid puppets and ridiculous clown suits. While protecting kiddie fiddlers.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #16 on: 19:15, 20 March 16 »
Wow, this escalated quickly.  :o

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #17 on: 19:24, 20 March 16 »
And those ****** at the BBC wonder why people don't want to pay a license fee. Its one massive scam, the BBC executives pocket most of it and spend what little is left on stupid puppets and ridiculous clown suits. While protecting kiddie fiddlers.


I'll take BBC programming over the joke that is RTE in Ireland.

Do a google search for the following childrens programming in Ireland in the 1980s

Fortycoats & Co
Bosco
Wanderly Wagon.

This was all shit to attempt to keep kids amused. In Dublin, we had the choice of switching over to the BBC or ITV, as we got their programming, but if you were stuck down the country, god help you. Truly 'orrible shit! xD
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #18 on: 19:29, 20 March 16 »
Most TV is just propaganda and brain rot. They call it programming for a reason.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #19 on: 19:49, 20 March 16 »
Most TV is just propaganda and brain rot. They call it programming for a reason.


Oh no... he's off again...  :laugh:

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #20 on: 17:08, 21 March 16 »
Ego Trip, I am with you on that , Programming is the operative word! Especially in recent times US and UK are the new (Soviet Model) of old,in the  propaganda sense

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #21 on: 19:00, 21 March 16 »
Wait, what was this thread about, again?

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #22 on: 19:01, 21 March 16 »
Wait, what was this thread about, again?

Think it was something to do with sports.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #23 on: 19:02, 21 March 16 »
Think it was something to do with sports.


Ah, there you have it.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Edd The Duck
« Reply #24 on: 08:34, 23 March 16 »
Wait, what was this thread about, again?


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