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Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« on: 00:51, 01 May 11 »
A game I was slowly coming to believe does not actually exist. A game I just assumed to be the DOS version of Contra... Well, it has been found!
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHBD7LNivK4

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #1 on: 21:18, 01 May 11 »
Um... ahem? Anything more than a titlescreen?

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #2 on: 21:53, 01 May 11 »
Well, seeing as how it's pretty much the same as DOS Contra, you can easily find a video of DOS Contra:
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iitdzJ-DWT8

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #3 on: 23:25, 01 May 11 »
I made a DOSBox config for this game and added it to a ZIP.
Just unzip, launch dosbox.exe and when you see the game message, press enter...
Have fun!
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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #4 on: 23:31, 01 May 11 »
Perhaps you should change the amount of cycles in dosbox.conf ;)
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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #5 on: 23:36, 01 May 11 »
Hmm, that's pretty interesting.
 
I wonder how that release even managed to disable the bugged "copy-protection" scheme... In any case, yep that's CONTRA :)
 
How about Gryzor? :D Can I post that?

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #6 on: 23:38, 01 May 11 »
Gryzor has already been found, he is here on this forum  :laugh:

Are you suggesting he needs to be rebooted into DOS mode?  :laugh:

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #7 on: 23:43, 01 May 11 »
No, but I do suggest someone give a good kick in the arse to his US counterpart :P

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #8 on: 00:38, 02 May 11 »
Super C too...
[youtube]xoo_8CDab14[/youtube]
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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #9 on: 01:47, 02 May 11 »
Sort of. That one is kinda excusable :P

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #10 on: 01:49, 02 May 11 »
Oh, you know what?
 
There's no harm in it. An admin linked to the Contra DOS, so here's Gryzor DOS:
 
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MNM1E1NP

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #11 on: 09:24, 02 May 11 »
Thank you for both the file and the DOSbox config.

Though, in all fairness.... I shoudn't have seen that. My eyes popped out and my ears bled, badly.

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #12 on: 22:45, 02 May 11 »
My plan worked! :P

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #13 on: 09:51, 03 May 11 »
Then thank you, kind sir.

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #14 on: 10:05, 03 May 11 »
How come this that Gryzor/Contra only got lame Computer ports but CPC's one ?

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #15 on: 17:58, 03 May 11 »
Are you kidding? With no offense, the ZX Spectrum version is pretty damn good.
 
The all others (which isn't a lot) are bad. The DOS and C64 versions.
 
Whether an Amiga Gryzor exists is questionable.

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #16 on: 21:00, 03 May 11 »
[youtube]qBSXz8XwTD8[/youtube]Ok, nice scrolling and sound effects...
But... Colour clashes or monocolour games are some sort of a handicap to me...
You simply can't see the action properly (the enemies shots).

Also it seems a bit slow on this video.

But yeah, for a speccy this is far from being bad.


Yet I understand poeple to tell CPc version sucks because it doesn't scroll...
To me it was more some sort of additionnal difficulty.
You had to anticipate the screen change... so you needed to remember the game a bit more.

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Whether an Amiga Gryzor exists is questionable.
Midnight Resistance was perhaps a good ersatz...         


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The all others (which isn't a lot) are bad. The DOS and C64 versions.     
MSX ? (or MSuX ?)
let's see...
[youtube]T1OeutLldNQ[/youtube]      This must be MSX2 cartridge I guess...

no scrolling either ?
the sprites are oddly animated (a bit ... like a broom in the @$$...)
Graphics are... like NES perhaps... not that good anyway. 
Good tune as it sounds like some arcade game (MSX had shitton of extra stuff...)                                                                                                                               
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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #17 on: 14:57, 04 May 11 »
I have played many different versions on various systems and still prefer the CPC one by a mile;  better graphics with nicer colour scheme, even the sound is better IMHO, plus the gameplay is more puzzle-like, rather than just mindless random slaughter as in so many other games.  Yep the CPC version for me is one of my all time favourite games of any system.
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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #18 on: 21:50, 04 May 11 »
I have played many different versions on various systems and still prefer the CPC one by a mile;  better graphics with nicer colour scheme, even the sound is better IMHO, plus the gameplay is more puzzle-like, rather than just mindless random slaughter as in so many other games.  Yep the CPC version for me is one of my all time favourite games of any system.

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Re: Gryzor for DOS has been found!!!!
« Reply #19 on: 19:34, 05 May 11 »
Actually, that game is Contra, not Gryzor, for MSX. A lot of ROM files are misnamed as Gryzor and many sites call it so as well.