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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2012, 16:06:01 PM »
Really look forward to reading your review!  8)

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2012, 16:14:09 PM »
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Really look forward to reading your review!  :)  I just placed the order for it.  I have tried the demo ROM and it is a fun game.  It may look like Pengo but it plays nothing like it.  ;)

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 01:51:27 AM »
Hello, I am DZ, the programmer of the Christmas Carol game.  I found this forum by chance when looking through my visitors' logs.

I'm very flattered by the excitement and the comments so far, thanks!  I really hope you guys enjoy the game.  I think it's a lot of fun. :)

For the administrators, we can provide a review copy if you are interested in writing up a review of the game.  Just contact us at <info@CarolVsGhost.com>.

Thanks again for the interest.  I'm very excited to finally have the game out in people's hands, and I can't wait to hear what they think of it.

    Cheers!
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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 01:58:28 AM »
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Hello, I am DZ, the programmer of the Christmas Carol game.  I found this forum by chance when looking through my visitors' logs.

I'm very flattered by the excitement and the comments so far, thanks!  I really hope you guys enjoy the game.  I think it's a lot of fun. 8)

Stuff like this make me want to get an Intellivision myself so keep up the hard work!

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2012, 02:32:04 AM »
Thanks for the welcome. I can't wait to read TrekMD's review of the game. :(
- It crashed at the start of the boss level--always--so there was no way to beat the game.
- It's been fixed and tested thoroughly, and the version for sale now works correctly.

Also, about the demo ROM:
- It's a very old version of the game.  In fact, it was actually an unfinished port of Pac-Man I was working on that I themed for Christmas and then changed to a full game.  That version was made in two weeks.
- The demo has only one level, and although the game-play is basically the same, many elements of the final version are missing.
- The final version for sale has 8 different levels, very cool cut scenes, and improved graphics and animations.

If you guys had trouble running the demo, or if it seemed slow, it may have been an artifact of the emulator.  I can assure you that the final version runs silky smooth on the Intellivision.

For example, the video trailers posted on the site are actually cut-scenes from the game.

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      dZ.

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2012, 02:40:22 AM »
I love those videos!!!!  8)

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2012, 02:49:56 AM »
Awesome looking game. Now I want an Intellivision!  :)

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2012, 02:53:33 AM »
Hey DZ and welcome to RVG!  Yes, I already placed the order for the game and I can hardly wait to get it.  :) 

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« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2012, 13:28:41 PM »
Really glad for the updated information. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2012, 05:16:41 AM »
OK, the short review is written and I'm working on a feature one.  :) 

I saw this shared elsewhere, so I wanted to share this video of the evolution of the title screen for the game here as well...


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« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2012, 13:45:23 PM »
Oh yeah, I should post everything over here also. I just don't want to be seen as a troll that's plugging his stuff all the time.  :)

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2012, 13:49:02 PM »
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Oh yeah, I should post everything over here also. I just don't want to be seen as a troll that's plugging his stuff all the time.  :)

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« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2012, 13:56:59 PM »
In that case, check out the latest review, this one from the Classic Game Room:



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« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2012, 19:26:58 PM »
Oh, and don't forget about the High Score Championship: 

Christmas Carol vs. The WORLD!

It starts this Saturday, December 1st. :)

    dZ.

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2012, 19:35:49 PM »
Following Laird's example on Impulse X,  here is my short review of Christmas Carol and The Ghost of Christmas Presents!

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[size=140]Score: 9/10[/size]

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