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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2014, 17:01:58 PM »
Well, dare I point you to the Intellivisionaries podcast??  :)  You'll find me blathering on and on about my views of the system...

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2014, 17:08:06 PM »
Plug away! I have enjoyed a bit and look forward to more.  :113:

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2014, 19:18:42 PM »
Ok, I have reviewed the footage and reconsidered my earlier comments.

Firstly, I am not knocking the Intellivision as a system. At the time of release it was better than many from my memory. The video is a little frustrating for me as the player did try flying fast at all which, makes it dangerous but exciting. The Intellivision version for me seemed a little lack-lustre in terms of GFX and sounds and not representative of how good the system is. I take back the word 'awful' because clearly, I can only judge on what I see and hear in the video. Still, I do think it could have been better and the only real way to objectify the game on all these machines is to play them all. I suspect only a few people have that privilege.

I also made the statement that I am a big fan of the A8 machines yet the original 2600 version felt like more fun to me and seeing these versions on video made me question does a better machine make for a better gaming experience. Hell no, hence we are all here.

So, as I say, a poor choice of wording on my part but I stand by my gut feeling that the 2600 version is best for the reasons I gave and not because I am a big fan of that system.
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2014, 19:19:57 PM »
With regards to the Jaguar version, this is a quote from Activision.

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"Activision are looking at the Jaguar's sales performance to determine whether they will be bringing their new Pitfall to the Jag. A future candidate for the Jag is River Raid."

So it's unlikely it was even started.

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014, 19:23:46 PM »
Well, that answers that.  Thanks Laird.

Cryptic, thanks for clarifying on the Intellivision version. 
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 19:25:30 PM »
What a loss then!

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2014, 19:33:46 PM »
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What a loss then!

That's for certain!  It would have been fantastic to see a Jaguar version. 
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2014, 19:37:45 PM »
Seems there was also an unreleased SNES version too:

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2014, 19:39:51 PM »
Awwh! Those screenshots look amazing. What a loss!!!

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2014, 19:46:40 PM »
Can we imagine that the Jaguar version might have looked this this?!?!?
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2014, 20:01:17 PM »
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Can we imagine that the Jaguar version might have looked this this?!?!?

Probably was the exact same game, only with improved graphics and sound - just like Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure.

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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2014, 20:03:53 PM »
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Can we imagine that the Jaguar version might have looked this this?!?!?

Probably was the exact same game, only with improved graphics and sound - just like Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure.

Which would have been a fantastic update for the game. 
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2014, 20:17:29 PM »
Either way, any Jag game would have been welcomed. I do wonder if they had done as TrekMD said with River Raid the same as they did with Pitfall. maybe it would not have pushed the system but if the playability remained it could have been a cult success.

In my day of trading second hand 2600 carts and systems, I used to take orders for River Raid. It was THAT popular. That was back before Ebay was invented lol

Side note to TrekMD - yeah, I never intended to cause offence but the written word sometimes looks harder than meant. I note no-one disagrees about the Windows version :24:
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 22:20:50 PM »
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Side note to TrekMD - yeah, I never intended to cause offence but the written word sometimes looks harder than meant. I note no-one disagrees about the Windows version :24:
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Re: Let's Compare River Raid!
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2014, 02:02:40 AM »
Looking at the those screen shots, reminds me of Soviet Strike for the Saturn/Playstation.

Could the Jaguar have done a similar game or would it have been closer to the 16-bit Strike series?

 

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