Frisbee Fox (Sport - 1995 - Amiga)

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Frisbee Fox (Sport - 1995 - Amiga)

Postby TheFoxSoft » Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:48 pm

I don't know where to post but i think this is the best location since here i have many fans :)
In 1995, when i was 16 years old, i developed a game called Frisbee Fox for Amiga ECS. It was the 2nd one i developed: the first one was an adventure like as Cruise for a Corpse (this one was really a class adventure! :shock: )

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This game is a remake (again?!) of Wind Jammers (NeoGeo - Data Est). Basically you have to throw a puck and try to score.Now after 10 years i would like to share with you some informations about this game. Soon i'll provide the ADFs if someone is interested.

I think the game was nice nothing more, nothing less.
You can chose 6 different players (also "mirrored") from all over the world and each one is a sport man. The following sports are included: tennis,soccer,hockey,wrestling (a clone of Hulk Hogan),boxe..and frisbee.

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The game is more tactical than Wind Jammers and each player has some strong and weak points. For example the tennis player can't catch the ball but he has a powerfull shot....
The scenarios are really various, in the Hockey Arena players have some kind of inerzia, in the Soccer Stadium you have a wall in the middle of the pitch...

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The game is really enjoyable but ONLY with 2 players. Against the CPU is not so much fun IMO.
Each player have "special shots" available in few situations-
Honestly the GFX suck but you know, i always focus on gameplay ;-)
The game was designed to be installed on hard-disk. There exist a 2 floppy version but the loading time is really boring. This is due to an huge compression. In fact Frisbee Fox uses large sound files (like the original Hulk Hogan intro music!!!)

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the game was never released on the market, but Amiga was plenty of shit games...this one is better than many poor Amiga games IMO.
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Postby Abyss » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:27 pm

Windjammers was a very enjoyable game.

Your game seems to have some nice and very arcade-like ideas Gianluca, like the character difference etc. I'd love to take a look at the ADF.

Graphics, ahem, let's just say that I'm happy that you now have access to 3D programs for Throw-In :D

But seriously, it's veeeeery hard for just one man to create a whole game.

How many other games have you developed over the years? And how did the 'Fox' name came up?
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Postby durban » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:25 pm

Windjammers was excellent....would love to try this out Foxy and where on earth did you get the name fox from?
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Postby Danne » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:37 pm

durban wrote:Windjammers was excellent....would love to try this out Foxy and where on earth did you get the name fox from?


I wonder that too... :) :lol:

I have to test this out.

So you did games allready during your teenage. That explains a little why your work with TI feels so great.
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Postby TheFoxSoft » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:32 pm

Abyss wrote:Your game seems to have some nice and very arcade-like ideas Gianluca, like the character difference etc. I'd love to take a look at the ADF.

hehe, the ideas were cool, but the game was nothing special :D
I would like to build the HD version, the floppy disk one is really too much stressfull even with emulators (at full disk drive speed).

Graphics, ahem, let's just say that I'm happy that you now have access to 3D programs for Throw-In :D

:lol: :lol:

How many other games have you developed over the years? And how did the 'Fox' name came up?


1988- a textual adventure (never finished) - C=64
1990- a myst-like adventure (never finished). I was just learning the programming - Amiga
1992- an Hunkback clone - Amiga
1993- Fox Hotel. I love this adventure game. I must write a little review. Really a good game especially if you think i was 13 y.o. and if you think at the hardware of that time - Amiga
1995- Frisbee Fox - Amiga
2002- A prototype of a puzzle game. It was a mix between bomberman (dynablaster) and Puzzle Bobble - PC
2003- Throw In - in development - PC
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Postby TheFoxSoft » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:36 pm

durban wrote:Windjammers was excellent....would love to try this out Foxy and where on earth did you get the name fox from?


WindJammers was excellent, not my game :lol:
I had to chose a name for my imaginary "softwarehouse" and i said: FOX it's perfect!

PS:My new car is a Volkswagen FOX (it's not a joke) :lol:
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Postby Abyss » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:46 am

TheFoxSoft wrote:PS:My new car is a Volkswagen FOX (it's not a joke) :lol:


I remember you driving an MX-5 in the photos posted when Gunther visited.

TheFoxSoft wrote:1995- Frisbee Fox - Amiga
2002- A prototype of a puzzle game. It was a mix between bomberman (dynablaster) and Puzzle Bobble - PC


What happened between 1995 and 2002? No game development? Just sex?
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Postby Menace » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:48 am

Danne wrote:
durban wrote:Windjammers was excellent....would love to try this out Foxy and where on earth did you get the name fox from?


I wonder that too... :) :lol:


Its obvious.. he's a fox!! :wink:

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Postby TheFoxSoft » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:52 am

Abyss wrote:
TheFoxSoft wrote:PS:My new car is a Volkswagen FOX (it's not a joke) :lol:


I remember you driving an MX-5 in the photos posted when Gunther visited.

:lol: that was Giacomo's car

TheFoxSoft wrote:1995- Frisbee Fox - Amiga
2002- A prototype of a puzzle game. It was a mix between bomberman (dynablaster) and Puzzle Bobble - PC


What happened between 1995 and 2002? No game development? Just sex?[/quote]

PCs were too much boring to develop games
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Postby TheFoxSoft » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:54 pm

Downloads

HD version
If you don't want to get bored use this version!
Unzip the files to a PC directory.
Then mount an HD partition with WINUAE pointing that location.


Hoping this works....if not try the normal ADFs
Floppy version
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Postby Danne » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:37 am

the HD version link doesnt work for me...
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Postby TheFoxSoft » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:39 am

Danne wrote:the HD version link doesnt work for me...

thanks, fixed
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Postby TheFoxSoft » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:21 pm

now it is an official Amiga game :D :D
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