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Retro Console Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 17:17:36 PM

Title: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 17:17:36 PM
[size=140]I thought it proper to share this. Space Patrol for Intellivision will be re-released next month. This has been described as one of the best homebrew games for the system and has been very hard to find since it was first released. The web page does not offer info on the re-release yet but it will be released at the same time as Christmas Carol.[/size]

[align=center:cdbzm4nf][size=180]Space Patrol[/size] (http://http)[/url]

(http://leftturnonly.info/images/sp-box-small.jpg)

(http://www.rickandviv.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/SPACEPAT_0812150611.jpg)[/align:cdbzm4nf]
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 17:32:00 PM
I am guessing this is a Moon Patrol clone?
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 18:12:38 PM
If it is it sure looks better. That buggy doesn't look like a rat.
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 18:15:10 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I am guessing this is a Moon Patrol clone?

It certainly is!  I've seen copies of the original release selling for $400 on Ebay.  So, I'm happy that it will be released again. 
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 18:19:14 PM
So are you buying two? One to play and one to keep up?
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 18:45:07 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
So are you buying two? One to play and one to keep up?
Nah, just one.  :)  I bet that seller won't be happy when he finds they've been released again.  He has been trying to sell it at that price for weeks!
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 18:48:30 PM
I really do not know much about homebrews. Are homebrew collectors as bad as Nintendo and Sony collectors?

Some only want the original instead of Greatest Hits or Million seller.
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 18:50:48 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I really do not know much about homebrews. Are homebrew collectors as bad as Nintendo and Sony collectors?

Some only want the original instead of Greatest Hits or Million seller.

Homebrews are part of the reason these consoles stay alive.  I mean, look at D2K and compare that to the original release of DK on the Intellivision.  Space Patrol is another great example. 

Because homebrews are released in limited numbers, generally, they become instant collectibles also. 
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 18:56:09 PM
So the first Space Patrol is collectible but not $400.00 collectible?
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 19:04:04 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
So the first Space Patrol is collectible but not $400.00 collectible?

I don't think so!
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 19:06:56 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 23:45:49 PM
Well, I should say it isn't worth that much to me.  It may be worth that much to other folks.  I mean, after all, there are games that are even more expensive on the Jaguar.
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 10, 2012, 16:24:38 PM
For anyone interested, Space Patrol is now available to order. It is only available in limited quantities!

Space Patrol (http://http)

[align=center:ru6eptke](http://spacepatrol.info/images/new_space_patrol-320px.jpg)

(http://spacepatrol.info/images/sp-box-small.jpg)[/align:ru6eptke]
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on October 21, 2012, 04:10:08 AM
Thanks for the update TrekMD!
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2012, 04:18:52 AM
You're welcome.  I have already received my copy, so I'll be trying it out and writing a review once I have a chance to play it (which will be after I recover from my surgery).  :)
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on October 21, 2012, 04:20:54 AM
No hurry!!! It really looks like a very good game though.
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2012, 04:22:32 AM
A lot of people sing it praises, so I'm quite eager to try it out.  :)
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on October 21, 2012, 04:25:35 AM
I use to wish better versions of games were released when I was a kid. Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol were two of them. It is really great that they are for the Intellivision now.
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2012, 04:26:23 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I use to wish better versions of games were released when I was a kid. Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol were two of them. It is really great that they are for the Intellivision now.

I think a lot of people have shared those feelings and that is why we see these great ports today.  :)
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 23, 2012, 13:19:56 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "onthinice"
I use to wish better versions of games were released when I was a kid. Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol were two of them. It is really great that they are for the Intellivision now.

I think a lot of people have shared those feelings and that is why we see these great ports today.  :)

      -dZ.
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 23, 2012, 13:29:17 PM
Quote from: "dzfoo"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "onthinice"
I use to wish better versions of games were released when I was a kid. Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol were two of them. It is really great that they are for the Intellivision now.

I think a lot of people have shared those feelings and that is why we see these great ports today.  :)

      -dZ.

Thanks for that explanation, dZ!  :)  So, the game is a perfect example of taking an original idea and expanding upon it when creating the game for a home console. 
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: onthinice on October 24, 2012, 17:18:11 PM
Know I really can't wait for the review. Sounds like a much better game.
Title: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 24, 2012, 17:55:31 PM
Yeah, about those reviews... ;)

By the way, TrekMD, did you get your order of Christmas Carol?


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Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2012, 17:57:26 PM
Quote from: "dzfoo"
Yeah, about those reviews... :) 

I did get Christmas Carol!  Thanks! 
Title: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 24, 2012, 17:58:10 PM
Oh and one more thing.  Space Patrol was made by Joe Zbiciak.  I am not affiliated with it at all; I just think it's an awesome game.

In the interest of disclosure:  I am affiliated with Joe in that his production company, Left Turn Only, is producing my game.  However, I still meant everything I said about Space Patrol. :)


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Title: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 24, 2012, 18:01:49 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "dzfoo"
Yeah, about those reviews... :) 

I did get Christmas Carol!  Thanks!

No worries.  I hope you feel better.  Take care. :)


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Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2012, 18:03:48 PM
Quote from: "dzfoo"
Oh and one more thing.  Space Patrol was made by Joe Zbiciak.  I am not affiliated with it at all; I just think it's an awesome game.

In the interest of disclosure:  I am affiliated with Joe in that his production company, Left Turn Only, is producing my game.  However, I still meant everything I said about Space Patrol. :)
Title: Re: Space Patrol for Intellivision
Post by: zapiy on October 28, 2012, 18:47:07 PM
Look forward to the review..