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Let's Compare Gyruss
« on: February 26, 2013, 15:36:29 PM »
Let's take a look at yet another arcade classic port comparison, Gyruss!

[align=center:1ekf9iu3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU_IVn6i-fw[/align:1ekf9iu3]

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 16:55:18 PM »
I really love Gyruss, the Atari 2600 version is really good considering the hardware! The ColecoVision and Atari 8-bit versions are both incredibly faithful to the original.

The video is missing the NES version:


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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 17:54:44 PM »
The 2600 version is remarkable indeed.  Not a small feat at all.

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 21:28:38 PM »
No video sadly but there is a really nice Gyruss clone for the Atari ST called Rotatus:



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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 19:49:30 PM »
Really amazing. Not a game I know an awful lot about. 
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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 19:55:14 PM »
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Really amazing. Not a game I know an awful lot about.

It's a great game, it was one of Konami's first big hits.

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 20:54:41 PM »
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Really amazing. Not a game I know an awful lot about.

It's a great game, it was one of Konami's first big hits.

It is definitely a fun game.  I really like the music in it.  :)

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 14:14:06 PM »
Amazing game indeed. Very good music.

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 14:10:19 PM »
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Really amazing. Not a game I know an awful lot about.

It's a great game, it was one of Konami's first big hits.

It is definitely a fun game.  I really like the music in it.  :)

I concur.  Gyruss should be part of any "Top Classic Arcade Games" list.  It's truly a classic.  I love it, and play it in MAME occasionally.

I've toyed with the idea of porting it to the Intellivision, but I'm not sure there are enough MOBs (hardware-controlled movable objects, or sprites) to give justice to the enemy attack waves.

That said, the rotary motion is just begging to be implemented for an Intellivision disc controller.

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 14:14:14 PM »
Wow, yeah, that would work brilliantly on the Intellivision!

They managed it on the 2600 so it can't be impossible!

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 14:17:29 PM »
dZ, it would be great if you could port the game to the Intellivision!  As Laird says, if it could be done on the 2600, it should be possible on the Intellivision.  The controllers definitely lend themselves to this game.

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Re: Let's Compare Gyruss
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 16:38:41 PM »
Agree! The Intellivision controller does seem perfect for Gyruss.