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Author: bloomer
Posted: May 17, 2012 (05:04 AM)
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This version doesn't sound great, but the arcade original is really good. I put a lot of silver in it as a kid. I think what particularly stood out at the time was the scrolling of the levels (IE They were were often several screesn big). There was a good sense of unveiling what lay ahead. The strategy of being able to shoot only L and R stood out, too.

The Apple II spin-off, Lady Tut, is extra good, too. It's not really a spin-off; I guess it's a rip-off of the monsters, mazes and shooting left and right, but it has no scrolling, and it also has spinnable walls for a strategic element which makes it its own thing.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 17, 2012 (08:57 AM)
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I saw some videos of the arcade version, and I'm definitely interested in checking that one out. Judging by the videos, the game isn't hampered by only being able to shoot horizontally. It doesn't seem like enemies linger in one space like they often do in the 2600 version.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: May 17, 2012 (12:53 PM)
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I played the 2600 Tut a few times. I know what you mean about the monsters camping in areas where you can't shoot them and they can kill you as soon as you get in position due to the cramped corridors. I don't think I made it past the third of four levels (or was it fourth of five) because there was one area I ALWAYS got stuck at because I'd be out of grenades and unable to get past a particular monster.

I also agree with the "rose-colored glasses" bit. A part of me still wants to play it because it was more of an actual quest than the average 2600 game. Even though, a couple of years ago, I ROM'd it and found it to be a miserable experience for me today.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 20, 2012 (11:20 PM)
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I like that the title of this piece is "Two Tank Ham." Could be the sequel to iron tank I always wanted.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 20, 2012 (11:21 PM)
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Only instead of iron, it's made of ham. Now that's a tank I'd drive.

No wait, I want a bacon tank.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 21, 2012 (10:35 AM)
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Bacon and cheddar tank.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 21, 2012 (01:08 PM)
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Yes!


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