I'm not a platformer fan but, ya, where are they? I mean if Boulder Dash can be made now, years later, for the Atari 2600, then why not the Vectrex? The obvious platformer type game to make would be Major Havoc, I suppose, or something like the old Bruce Lee game -
in the sense that there are multiple, connected levels. They can scroll like Major Havoc or just pop on like Bruce Lee, whatever. But I would think that having a joystick and 4 buttons would make the Vectrex a natural for platformer games (jump, shoot, pick up, etc.) even if the graphics would be sparse.
Yeah, like I'm not a big RPG fan, but there are none for the Vectrex. Something like Ultima or whatever back in the 48K Apple II days where you wander around and can be attacked at random places...if you make it fun enough, that could still have some decent replay value
Post by gliptitude on Sept 18, 2012 23:07:17 GMT -5
Yeah, scant RPGs and platformers for Vectrex. I AM a fan of platformers, as I grew up playing NES games. I don't think it's best suited to vector gaming, but as ledzep said "where are they?". We do have Spike, but it is such a peculiar example. Sorry to say I dislike this character and I really do not want to see another Spike game.
I don't suggest cloning Kid Icarus, but i think it is an interesting reference for a Vectrex platformer, because these levels would translate better than most others to the Vectrex's vertical screen, (moving up rather than to the right).
The prospect of an adventure game for the Vectrex is cool to me because it would mean playing the Vectrex for an extended period of time. I'm always looking for excuses to do that. Most Vectrex games are quick plays.
Just thought of something: with there barely being any beat 'em ups for the Vectrex, how about a deluxe version of VecSports Boxing, with an A. I. opponent? But then, it depends on how big the game is, in case FURY were to do it, since to him bankswitching isn't an option; if it's 32K as it is, he wouldn't be able to do it.