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Title: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 13:42, 20 November 15

Been working at this once with ages. In depth review of Zub on the CPC, Speccy and C64. Huge thanks to John and Ste Pickford for answering all my stupid questions. Hopefully managed to dig out a few facts that aren't covered elsewhere.


From a CPC perspective, I've also included some footage direct from a CTM 644.


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9TV3Lh4VYg[/youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9TV3Lh4VYg)


And what happened at the end of the CPC section is entirely genuine. Anyone else had this happen to them?


Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 15:49, 20 November 15
How have I gone for decades without playing this game?  :o
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: reidrac on 15:58, 20 November 15
As an amateur game developer I find the review of this kind of games very inspiring.

I'm not likely to spend a year working on a game and finally deliver, I think I'm better doing quick things in a couple of months tops, sort of "budget games". Yup, I could make a "Zub" type of game!

(as opposed to too large and bad scoped projects that are doomed to fail :D)
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: EgoTrip on 16:36, 20 November 15
Never heard of this game. I'd have enjoyed this for certain back in the day.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 16:46, 20 November 15
Never heard of this game. I'd have enjoyed this for certain back in the day.


Anyone who has the full version of the Pickford Bros Magnetic Billiards on iOS will have seen there is a prototype game in there called I Sent My Monkey To The Moon. It's essentially a Zub mixed with Roland In The Caves. Hopefully 2016 will see the release of the full version with better graphics, enhanced gameplay and more to do. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 16:47, 20 November 15
I remember seeing the box in stores as a kid and judging a book by it's cover thinking it looked like a pile of shit.
It actually looks quite playable. Might give it a go later =D
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Puresox on 17:32, 20 November 15
Lol ,  :laugh: .
I thought it looked quite smart for a budget game . There we go though there is no accounting for tastes.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 18:00, 20 November 15
Lol ,  :laugh: .
I thought it looked quite smart for a budget game . There we go though there is no accounting for tastes.


To be fair, 11 year old me didn't know much better. Instead I bought Seabase Delta and Hollywood Or Bust.
Both of which WERE crud.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 21:44, 20 November 15
I remember seeing the box in stores as a kid and judging a book by it's cover thinking it looked like a pile of shit.
It actually looks quite playable. Might give it a go later =D


John and Ste were annoyed by the cover as they felt it didn't match the game. Ste has said that he would have offered to do the cover himself if he'd known Mastertronic were going to have a stumpy Bobba Fett on the cover.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 23:12, 20 November 15
To be fair, I'd probably play a game based on a stumpy Bobba Fett.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: dcdrac on 23:39, 20 November 15
oh that that took me back loved this game, it was one of those gems like Harvey headBanger
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:48, 21 November 15
oh that that took me back loved this game, it was one of those gems like Harvey headBanger
Harvey Headbanger, now you are talking, a shame the musical loaders do not work on the plus machines...
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Phantomz on 20:48, 03 May 16
@chinnyhill10 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=984)

Hi, you requested this game ages ago, but at the time I couldn't do it.

I'm happy to say, that I have now got it sorted, it's on the " Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post) " thread.  :D
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 00:38, 04 May 16
Ah, I had this, never really got the hang of it. But I liked the menu screen.


It's a shame the CPC lost some of the animation and the platforms were just a little too small - but I think otherwise graphically it's the best. Those bugwormthings are cute.
Title: Re: ChinnyVision - Zub
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 01:30, 04 May 16
@chinnyhill10 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=984)

Hi, you requested this game ages ago, but at the time I couldn't do it.

I'm happy to say, that I have now got it sorted, it's on the " Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post) " thread.  :D


Ooooooooh! Well done! Super work!