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Zzap64 Interviews: Lucasfilm and David Crane


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#1 Lost Dragon

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 12:49 PM

Some classic era interviews with legendary coders i thought you guys might like.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:08 PM

Fantastic reading..and fresh as it happened ..quality stuff man
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#3 Lost Dragon

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

Zzap64 in it's prime?

Simply was THE C64 Bible.

#4 TeddyGermany

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:41 AM

David Crane is a genius! But today he is almost forgotten by the big audience. Lucasfilm was a class of its own. The first four games were really outstanding! They had really brought a high immersion an technical brilliance.

The mid80ies were a great time for gamers like us! Every day a new little wonder!


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#5 Lost Dragon

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:45 AM

I think the Lucasfilm games simply needed to be played on the A8 hardware..whilst the C64 versions came closest (not sure if folks have tried the Amstrad CPC version of Rescue On Fract.for example, brave effort, but it simply doesn't work)...the slower speeds made the games loose a lot.

 

Though having said rthat, even on the A8...i've never been a fan of Ballblazer, it's just not me.

 

Loved Rescue On Fract..but in all fairness over long plays..tedium does set in.

 

This seemed to be a flaw with the Lucasfilm games...Koronis rift felt like a MOD of Rescue...story line changed, graphics...refined somewhat..less mountains, but better definition on objects, better shading, but not enough varietry to the gameplay.

 

The Eidolon:A fantastic 3D Maze enviroment, but game set at too slow a pace and thus again tedium soon set in.

 

 

With regards to David Crane-Tell me about it, it's unreal..the guy went from pure Hero status to Mr Nobody it seems, hence i'm doing what i can here to preserve just how much we have to be thankful for, from him.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:01 PM

Might as well use this as the generic Lucasfilm Games coverage thread...

 

Bit of UK Triva:

 

The BBC TV Show, Think Of A Number..featured an A800 XL running Rescue On fract. at 1 point.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

More from C+VG

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:43 PM

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#9 TeddyGermany

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:13 AM

J. Connelly is drop dead gorgeous!


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#10 Lost Dragon

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:18 AM

More misc pages from Zzap64.

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#11 Lost Dragon

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:55 AM

Budget Re-release review.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

Some more misc Lucasfilm material, plus C64 press not that taken bit Pitfall 2 and not even having Crane onboard, stopped the C64 Transformers game from being awful :(

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:46 PM

These were never my thing, but press seemed to love them:

 

 

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:54 PM

Might as well go the whole tribute hog as it were...

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 12:10 PM

http://forums.atari....that-never-was/

 

Might as well keep everything under 1 'roof'...



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 12:58 PM

More misc material...

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#17 Lost Dragon

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:15 PM

More Crane love.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

David's Genesis work not going down so well :(

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