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ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« on: 22:00, 29 September 15 »
I can't resist reviewing Amsoft titles. Putting this one out as a midweek extra video rather than a Friday as I suspect its not a big enough review for the regular Friday audience.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHdnKEzL1Xg[/youtube]


Cheap and cheerful Spectrum version written in BASIC. Can't work out if Amstrad commissioned the Speccy version themselves (it was bundled with the +2) or if it was a pre-existing title. Conflicting sources!
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #1 on: 22:41, 29 September 15 »
I was born with this game  :laugh:
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #2 on: 23:03, 29 September 15 »
I was born with this game  [emoji23]
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #3 on: 23:14, 29 September 15 »
Finally, the first ever CPC game I ever played. Thanks chinny ;)


Mine was Harrier Attack on a neighbours 464. Probably played Oh Mummy on the same day though. But Harrier Attack is the one burned into my memory. Not just the first CPC game I ever saw but the first home computer game I ever saw or played!
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #4 on: 23:15, 29 September 15 »
That tune in oh mummy is the one thing that says CPC for me. The same way as the pang title music says GX4000. ;)
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #5 on: 23:23, 29 September 15 »
It's still a favourite of mine.  I often load it up for a quick few minutes of play regularly on my CPC, my PC and my PSP.  It's simple, uncomplicated fun and it just feels sorta nice revealing all the tombs and you get those exciting lil moments when the mummies are all around you and you just about escape.  :)

The Spectrum version though... what the heck is that?
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #6 on: 00:32, 30 September 15 »
That tune in oh mummy is the one thing that says CPC for me. The same way as the pang title music says GX4000. ;)


Turns out there is also an MSX version which I didn't know about (otherwise I would have included it). Looks far closer to the CPC version than the Speccy does.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzpByapBmIU[/youtube]
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #7 on: 01:38, 30 September 15 »

Turns out there is also an MSX version which I didn't know about (otherwise I would have included it). Looks far closer to the CPC version than the Speccy does.


If the MSX can make this reasonable-looking version, what on Earth were GEM thinking when they tossed out that Speccy monstrosity?  :o

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #8 on: 02:04, 30 September 15 »
It seems the Tatung Einstein also had Oh Mummy! From the suspicious amsoft esque sounding einsoft.


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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #9 on: 02:09, 30 September 15 »
the suspicious amsoft esque sounding einsoft.


Weren't most software companies back them named [something]-soft?


I had a friend with a PD library back in the day. His surname was "Soft" and his library was "Softsoft".  :laugh:

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #10 on: 03:11, 30 September 15 »
Supplementary to my comments on you tube page , I take your point about with respect to it being worn out once you had got skilled enough on the hardest level and at the fastest speed , the game just reaches a plateaux and you can carry on ad infinitum , well when I did it on toughest setting at speed 3 I looped it about 5 times and then gave up cos I had got bored. Still definitely holds my respect for good little memorable game as a kid .

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #11 on: 08:02, 30 September 15 »
It seems the Tatung Einstein also had Oh Mummy! From the suspicious amsoft esque sounding einsoft.


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Interesting.  I've often wondered how many games ended up being released on the Einstein simply because the system was often used as a development system for the Spectrum and CPC.
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #12 on: 12:30, 30 September 15 »
I didn't like that game back in the day (and same for Fruity Frank).

We had extra-curricula programming lessons at the school and we had 1 computer per 2 kids, so when the "play time" arrived we had to negotiate with our partner which game to play.

And my partner was that girl that would only play Oh, Mummy and Fruity Frank; and we had Commando and Target Renegade! Can you believe it? :)
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #13 on: 12:47, 30 September 15 »
The Einstein version is very close to the MSX version.

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #14 on: 12:50, 30 September 15 »
This, and Roland on the Ropes, are the games I always go back to partly through nostalgia for them, but mainly because they're simple games and fun to play. Perhaps that's why the new games I buy on Steam etc are simple concepts but with slightly better graphics/sound than those Amsoft games!

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #15 on: 14:07, 30 September 15 »
What a fantastic game.
I remember when I was a kid, my mother was waiting for me to go to school so she could play it  :picard:
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #16 on: 21:01, 30 September 15 »
I remember when I was a kid, my mother was waiting for me to go to school so she could play it  :picard:


Oh, parents playing on the "family" computer. >.<


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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #17 on: 21:17, 30 September 15 »

Oh, parents playing on the "family" computer. >.<


For me it was my Dad and Way of the Exploding Fist. Couldn't get him off it. I had Ghostbusters to play, dammit!

My sister and mother would hog the CPC to play Xanagrams and especially Fruit Machine.  For hours.  HOURS!!!
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #18 on: 21:21, 30 September 15 »
...and fruity frank, snake, pool  :-X
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #19 on: 23:00, 30 September 15 »
Having heard of Fruity Frank but having never played it, I am suddenly filled with a feeling that I missed out.

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #20 on: 23:50, 30 September 15 »
Having heard of Fruity Frank but having never played it, I am suddenly filled with a feeling that I missed out.
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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #21 on: 23:52, 30 September 15 »
Fruity Frank you should do yourself a favour , this game was a diamond , Really well produced package from the early days. Still looks and plays lovely

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #22 on: 02:36, 01 October 15 »
This game never came with my CPC so I have never played it. What I find interesting is that the lack of AI on the mummy's seem to make the gameplay work very well.

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Re: ChinnyVision - Oh Mummy
« Reply #23 on: 18:02, 11 October 15 »
A game I mostly ignored when I was a kid, but came to respect in my grown up years. Very simple, very fun. For some reason.


Oh, and thanks for the lovely vid, as always!


PS Regarding the Speccy version: dafuq is this PoS? Well, it's nice for a magazine listing I guess :D