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by Moitcho
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mobile Suit Gundam 1 - Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

Re: Mobile Suit Gundam 1 - Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu

the game is just following original TV show. its sci-fi theme and about "one year war" between earth and it's space colonies. no aliens affairs. the war involves big robots ("Mobile Suit") as main battle unit due to highly established jamming technology (based on fictitious "Minovsky Particle effect...
by Moitcho
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mobile Suit Gundam 1 - Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

Re: Mobile Suit Gundam 1 - Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu

sure. i think i know japanese adventures for various "paso-com" more than average japanese retro gamer around. but mind you, im not dedicated adventure gamer or rather, rpg lover actually. so there should be missing out. especially early tape only version games around 1980 to 1983 were rare even in ...
by Moitcho
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

Did they make that choice because they thought it would be confusing to officially label it as part of the series? Was it just because that branding was retiring? It seems difficult to justify tagging it as part of the Other Ventures when the promotional literature from the time avoids doing so. th...
by Moitcho
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

isn't it clear yet ? it became rather clearer for me. i think i have those pdfs. and later ones has listed "Darkstar" as #5 for TRS-80. that is sure ONE THING. but how other platform's situation is like is ANOTHER. as there seems to be shifting about Saigon. as he said in his reply, he doesn't hold ...
by Moitcho
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mobile Suit Gundam 1 - Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

Re: Mobile Suit Gundam 1 - Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu

those are sure adventure games in English expression and parser oddly for japanese 8bit computers (in 1984, for PC-8801 or FM7, Tape version only). if you have watched original TV series of first Gundam, solving puzzle or deciding next move isn't that hard. but beware, there are shooter scene to com...
by Moitcho
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

i got another replies from Mr.Scott. and it was like this: On 2019/11/19 5:05, Scott Adams wrote: Here is the only other catalog I have it listed in. It looks like we listed as just before #2 (classic adventure is gone) but it has no number. Almost like we made it #1 instead. <--- this is about volu...
by Moitcho
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

luckily i could have received a reply from Mr.Scott. but he said to see attached pdf (volume3 Issue 5. the last catalog). as the catalog had been published after Other Venture brand has gone, its out of question. so i re-sent a mail in more intensive way to ask again, with second question - the exis...
by Moitcho
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

i have done playthrough of TRS-80 version as well. there sure was a "MAP" thing (this is not exact name) in the version. and i can say its kinda most important item. it implies vital info to solve the game but not that serious one if the player was... erm, the type of Merry (famous mischievous hobbi...
by Moitcho
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

that's a quite knowledge. i can understand how eariest form of computer game industory were. but not knowing such details. :shock: btw, its a bit off topic, but with seeing around Saigon so far, i got a question. there are 2 types of system 1. text only 2. Graphic+text the game had been released to ...
by Moitcho
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

In a recent interview with Scott Adams in The Classic Adventurer issue 5, the interviewer said "A total of five games were released via "Other Ventures" - John Rausch's Classic Adventure and Jyym Pearson and Norman Sailer's Crowley Manor , Escape from Traam , San Fransisco 1906 and Saigon: The Fina...
by Moitcho
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

i don't know much about oldest TRS-80 and older ATARI versions, but it seems #2 Crowley Manor, #3 Escape from Traam, #4 Earthquake and #5 Saigon are all released as Text only version (for TRS and ATARI 16KB system) in advance in 1981. only Apple ][ version got 108 colors Graphic+Text version (needs ...
by Moitcho
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

my memory about detail is a bit obscure, but as Garry said, it sure is a part of Other Venture series. i should have seen such ads on some magazine. or i wouldn't have even known it's existence since i have only Apple ][ those days. though i couldn't have gotten Saigon Apple][ version (the series wa...
by Moitcho
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

i have completed the game recently for making walkthrough videos of Other Venture series. but its graphic version and sounds very different from your description. (ATARI 400/800 renewal version, released in 1983) since there was no map thing found in my through nor needed. as to getting kicked out f...