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Title: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: TL on November 14, 2012, 18:17:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YznqPzb ... ure=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YznqPzbCPo&feature=relmfu)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: Rogue Trooper on November 15, 2012, 00:18:41 AM
1 of my most played Lynx games.

Never saw the C64 version-Not bad at all.Colour bit washed out, but retains the nice big sprites etc.

Nes however, whilst nice and bright with well defined sprites...they are just too small for my liking, looses something as a result for myself.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: TrekMD on November 15, 2012, 00:45:27 AM
The Lynx never ceases to amaze.  This game doesn't have as many ports as others even though it is a good game.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: TL on November 15, 2012, 17:09:50 PM
I can actually remember playing Toki in the arcade before the Lynx version came out and thought it was a pretty good game, if a little hard.

They did an excellent job of converting the game over to the Lynx. I remember reading an interview with the programmers where they said they had an actual Toki arcade machine in the offices at Sunnyvale. They were given all the graphics and source code but when they converted the art over to the Lynx it looked terrible so they ended up playing the arcade game endlessly so they could copy all the graphics over by hand! Must have taken bloody ages!
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: TrekMD on November 15, 2012, 17:10:44 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I can actually remember playing Toki in the arcade before the Lynx version came out and thought it was a pretty good game, if a little hard.

They did an excellent job of converting the game over to the Lynx. I remember reading an interview with the programmers where they said they had an actual Toki arcade machine in the offices at Sunnyvale. They were given all the graphics and source code but when they converted the art over to the Lynx it looked terrible so they ended up playing the arcade game endlessly so they could copy all the graphics over by hand! Must have taken bloody ages!

That is impressive, to say the least!
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: TL on November 15, 2012, 23:55:41 PM
Magazine preview of the unreleased Spectrum version:

(http://imsai8080.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/review11.jpg)
(http://imsai8080.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/review2.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: onthinice on November 17, 2012, 00:47:02 AM
Those magazine screenshots look really good.
Title: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: zapiy on November 17, 2012, 11:39:21 AM
I could have swore I had that game lol. Amazing how the mind plays tricks.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: TL on November 17, 2012, 12:35:44 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
I could have swore I had that game lol. Amazing how the mind plays tricks.

For which system though?
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Toki
Post by: zapiy on November 17, 2012, 18:05:10 PM
Speccy mate.

I have the Lynx version.