Star Avenger

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Star Avenger

Post by Jo Even » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:35 pm

This was the coolest game I had for my MZ-700 back in the day, and when I got back into the MZ some years ago I also had to get hold of Star Avenger. This was not easy, but I finally got hold of someone with a working copy a couple of years ago.
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If you haven't played this - it's a fast and very hard Scramble-clone. I spent too much time on this back in the early 80's but never completed it.
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Re: Star Avenger

Post by knutabru » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:06 pm

Ahh...
An amazing game I also used a lot of time on this, never manageed to complete all leves.
If I remember, you could choose the starting maze.
Pherhaps it's time to try it out again....

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Re: Star Avenger

Post by goev » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:14 am

Wow! Nice graphics!
I'm still amazed how cool games could be on the MZ-700.

I definitively have to test this game this weekend :D

Seems like it supports the joystick. Maybe about time to convince my dad to send me his. It's not like he is using it.

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Re: Star Avenger

Post by Jo Even » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:10 pm

I bought the joystick just for this game. Biggest disappointment of my life by then :) It's unplayable with joystick, mostly because the MZ joystick clearly is not designed to play games with...

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Re: Star Avenger

Post by mz-80a » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 am

That looks excellent! Do you think it'd run on the 80A? (And do you have an MZF ? ;) )
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Re: Star Avenger

Post by Jo Even » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:18 am

There is an MZF/MZT attached to the first post.

I don't think it will work correctly on the 80A. I don't have one, but AFAIK the 80A does not have the attribute/colour VRAM that the 700 does.

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Post by mz-80a » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:05 pm

Oh sorry, don't know how I missed that attachment!!
I'll check it but usually the 80A just 'ignores' the colour memory reads/writes and the rest of the game could work. It worked okay with Send-1 and Land Escape although the games run a little slower as it's a 2Mhz CPU on the 80A as opposed to the 3.5mhz on the 700. I'll try it and see, thanks!
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Re: Star Avenger

Post by mz-80a » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:41 pm

Yeah.......... that doesn't work at all ! Worth a try though.
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