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GameHammer One Shot - Slap Fight
« on: 03:15, 30 May 17 »
Here's a "first impressions"-style video for a game that my friends and I loved as kids: Slap Fight aka Alcon by Taito.


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYOGvV_u9IA[/youtube]


What do you think of videos of this sort? Are they worth continuing with? I'd ideally like to make one or two a week, of no more than 10 minutes in length.

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Re: GameHammer One Shot - Slap Fight
« Reply #1 on: 07:52, 30 May 17 »
Slap Fight is a dear childhood memory of mine too.
Because I know the game, I don't like the "introduction" part; like not knowing how to choose a power-up. I'd prefer you knew these things upfront.
But had it been a game I didn't know, I'd probably like that particular way of doing it. So....

How are you recording the game? From a real CPC? Using what hardware?

You should try to keep your voice volume the same when switching between the CPC screen and the shot of yourself.

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Re: GameHammer One Shot - Slap Fight
« Reply #2 on: 13:50, 30 May 17 »
First got my hands on Slap Fight as part of the Taito Coin-Op hits collection. The main problem I had with the game is that the bullets were practically invisible. You needed to be very alert in order to play it and reach a degree of success with it.

Not the worst complaint. Was much better than a lot of the games on that collection. Rastan, Legend Of Kage and Arkanoid II were awful!

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Re: GameHammer One Shot - Slap Fight
« Reply #3 on: 16:50, 30 May 17 »
Got it on that Ocean/Dixons compilation of 20 games for 99p and really enjoyed it.  Nice colourful graphics, good music and decent gameplay.  Nothing new or original but a solid time-waster.


Shaun in what way was Arkanoid 2 'awful'?  It was difficult but a really well made successor the great port that was the original game but with even nicer graphics too.
Favorite CPC games: SwitchBlade, Stryker in the Crypts of Trogan, Turrican II, UN Squadron, Oh Mummy

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Re: GameHammer One Shot - Slap Fight
« Reply #4 on: 17:32, 30 May 17 »
Hi guys,


Thanks for the feedback and I'm glad you all seem to have liked the show. Yeah, the voice level thing is annoying and I have no idea why that's happening, since all the audio is coming off the same video (the game footage is an overlay on top of the commentary video).


I'm currently recording the video footage using JavaCPC because I can't get a steady video signal from my 464 (it's not happy playing through my video capture stuff - the CPC is the only thing that won't play nice right now, too). When I solve that problem, it will be original hardware all the way!


The Ocean 20 games collection is where I got my copy from, too! Loved that set. So much fun - I almost played those games as much as the Dizzy collections, and that's saying something since I was a mega Dizzy fan. :)

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Re: GameHammer One Shot - Slap Fight
« Reply #5 on: 17:37, 30 May 17 »
Shaun in what way was Arkanoid 2 'awful'?  It was difficult but a really well made successor the great port that was the original game but with even nicer graphics too.

OK, Awful was probably a harsh term, I just found it moved sluggish and was way too difficult in comparison to it's predecessor which was the right amount of difficulty. Yes, it looked a lot more polished, but I think the gameplay was sacrificed for it which left me with a bad taste in my mouth.