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Shamus - Perhaps my favorite Berzerk clone?


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#1 Rowsdower70

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:46 PM

I had this on the Vic-20, and it made my other games look almost silly considering how polished it was.   I just remember friends coming over just because they loved Shamus.

Anyone else have some experience with this game?


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:50 PM

YES!  Me! 

 

I also  had the VIC-20 version (still have it) and loved it to death.  What's interesting is...the other versions of the game on other systems are just OK to me.  The VIC-20 version had it all.  Great music, the animated walls, no flicker, tight controls.  It is, IMO, the very best version of Shamus. 


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:24 PM

Yeah, the music grabbed me right off, and like you said it just played perfect.    Maybe reason enough to own a Vic-20!


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:26 PM

I just ordered a menu-driven multi-cart for VIC-20.  Very very excited to get that and play the games on that machine.  It's a step above the Atari 2600 game-wise. 


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:48 PM

Indeed, the VIC-20 felt like the very next evolutionary step after the 2600 experience.

 

Didn't get a chance to play Shamus for the short time I had one, but the title popped up in top rankings for games for this computer.

 

Sometimes wish that time could actually be wibbly-wobbly and allow to relive an era, trying out different systems, all the games, TV movies of the week, popcorn.

 

What am I saying? We can do that right now!


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:55 PM

It *is* kind of fun to imagine it was the 80's again while sitting in the middle of an awesome middle-aged collection.  Just think what all your buds back then would think if you had all these games and systems back then.  Hooo-baby, you'd be KING of the Cul-de-sac for sure. 


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:05 AM

Shamus (for the TI-99/4A) is one of my favorite "Top 10" games as well.  Sadly there is no Berzerk for the TI-99/4A.  :(

Would anyone be interested it a special "Atari.io" branded video of the TI version?


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:57 AM

I'd love to see the TI version :)


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:07 AM

I have the ti version on a multicast, and it is great. A video would be awesome.
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:02 PM

I'd love to see the TI version :)

 

 

I have the ti version on a multicast, and it is great. A video would be awesome.

 

All right then, I'll add this to my "To do" list and hopefully I'll have something to post by Sunday morning.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:59 PM

Of course I didn't (and still don't) have a Commodore computer. I have the Radio Shack Color Computer 2 and the closest game to that (I have) is Temple of Rom........

 

Its a cross between Berzerk and INTV's ADD but with horrible shooting! 


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:00 AM

Okay, sorry it took so long, but here is what Shamus looks like on the TI-99/4A!

 


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:51 AM

That's great stuff, thank you!


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:28 PM

That's great stuff, thank you!

 

Thanks!  It's nice to get some feedback.  


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