MINDFIGHTER by Anna Popkess & Fergus McNeill

Started by ComSoft6128, 10:34, 11 May 22

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ComSoft6128

Partial walk-thru of the 1988 Activision post apocalyptic text adventure set in the city of Southampton.
In fact the mode 2 digitised graphics were sourced from photos & video taken in that city.

This feels more open-ended than most of the text adventures I've looked at so far and has a definite threat element which adds
to the game atmosphere. I also liked the control icons (shown at 0:52) which can be accessed at any time - a very nice touch!
As usual I don't last too long.

With thanks to R. Bates



Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfighter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activision
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=80

Reviews:
http://www.cpcgamereviews.com/m/index9.html
https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/mindfighter.htm
https://archive.org/details/ace-magazine-11/page/n73/mode/1up
https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-035/page/n59/mode/1up?view=theater
https://archive.org/details/Your_Sinclair_032/page/77/mode/1up?view=theater
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser46-0988/page/n31/mode/1up

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor

has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.


Gryzor

This looks interesting. Pity they didn't go for mode 2 with the text window!

ComSoft6128

Mode 1 works for me but yes with mode 2 more text could have been displayed on the screen.

If you're interested, the original novel which accompanied the game is available on Amazon for a mere £61.10 + £3.77 P&P :o


eto

Quote from: ComSoft6128 on 12:40, 11 May 22Mode 1 works for me but yes with mode 2 more text could have been displayed on the screen.
With all the LCDs an emulation today, we sometimes forget how awful mode 2 was on a CTM. Mode 2 is fine on a GT65 but on a CTM it's painful.

Gryzor

Well I grew up with a GT65, the CTM being but a distant dream for me back in the day, so I don't care about you, you posh kids. 

ComSoft6128

Quote from: eto on 01:07, 12 May 22
Quote from: ComSoft6128 on 12:40, 11 May 22Mode 1 works for me but yes with mode 2 more text could have been displayed on the screen.
With all the LCDs an emulation today, we sometimes forget how awful mode 2 was on a CTM. Mode 2 is fine on a GT65 but on a CTM it's painful.
I used both and as long as good colour choice was made on the CTM I never had a problem.

EG

For word processing - white text/black background or orange text/black background.

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