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1  General Category / General / Re: Vote/Requests on: February 19, 2011, 05:43:33 AM
A friend of mine suggested the music from Shatterhand.

Yeah pretty cool music!

Armadillo Tank from Baltimore did a cover of the overworld music from this game, it's on their album.

There is also the so-so remix of the missile base (by Snappleman) and an awful DnB remix of the final level by Falcon.

IMHO no one has done the game justice though. Yet.
2  General Category / General / Re: Vote/Requests on: February 12, 2011, 02:50:47 PM
A friend of mine suggested the music from Shatterhand.
3  General Category / General / Re: Game Over videos (and other game related videos) on: July 23, 2010, 04:12:52 AM
Good thing I can't play the keyboard/piano. Or else my budget would take a pretty big hit. Because I want one...
4  General Category / General / Re: Game Over videos (and other game related videos) on: July 15, 2010, 03:45:32 PM
In other words, you've got to love Mario to do it!

Not really. If I was going to do a project like this I wouid probably pick Mario as well, and despite being a gaming freak Mario never really appealed to me.
I've finished pretty much all the old school mega man (and sonic and a dozen other plaformers) games, but I've never taken the original Mario beyond level 10-ish. I've never finished Super Mario World (although I've gotten to the star levels).

I'd pick it because it's recognizable (public appeal), the levels are fairly flat (unlike Sonic or Megaman which have a lot more lateral movement. A horizontal level layout makes it simpler for the face recognition software to fix the image upon the selected medium), low-detail background (cleaner projection) and bright/clean colors (again, cleaner projection).
5  General Category / General / Re: Game Over videos (and other game related videos) on: July 10, 2010, 03:28:38 AM

How the hell did he do this?

http://vimeo.com/13118504

Extract the maps, record a playthrough. Merge the two.
Record the characters position at various points (given that they didn't have a computer controlled rail-mounted camera they couldn't get that part perfect. You'll note that the camera doesn't follow mario perfectly).

Then you find a suitable location, calculate the length of the maps and note the positions where your character was at different points in time. Use that data to move the camera along from point to point, following the previously mentioned schedule.

The final part is merging the two through the use of fairly simple shape recognition software (recognize the shape upon which you're suppose to project the digital image. Pretty simple in this case). Tweak until you're satisfied.

Simple in theory, but requires a lot of work.
6  General Category / General / Re: Game Over videos (and other game related videos) on: August 26, 2009, 11:46:32 PM
Now. Someone with even more time on their hands.

An epic combination of blip, lego and 8-bit gaming.
8-bit trip
7  General Category / General / Yesterday I had an Amiga Nostalgia overload on: July 10, 2009, 02:44:37 PM
This thursday I got to play Cannonfodder, Speedball and Moonstone on an original Amiga 2000C (the ECS variant, apparently in 100% original condition except for a few fuses) using a genuine TAC-2 Joystick.

Joy!
Although the TAC-2 is now such an object of reverence that despite it's reputation as a rugged joystick I didn't dare to use any of the joystick-abusive rough handling that my own TAC-2 had to suffer back in the early 90s.
8  General Category / General / Re: Game Over videos (and other game related videos) on: June 01, 2009, 06:18:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz0PaPpmGa8

This is what happens when someone has way too much time.
Well worth watching though.
9  General Category / General / Re: Vote/Requests on: May 15, 2009, 06:02:37 AM
So hard to choose.

Battletoads deserves some attention.
Both because it had pretty kick-ass music (just watch This Battletoads walkthrough. 1:13 to 1:35. That part of the introtune was still stuck in my head even though I hadn't played Battletoads since the mid-90s.) but also because I've never had more Game Overs than when I played battletoads.
The play-through I linked makes it look easy, but battletoads was tough!.
I never beat it despite that I spent a significant proportion of my vacations back then trying.
Of course we didn't have youtube back then, so no videoguides.
10  General Category / General / Re: Swedish pronunciation of Opeth on: May 11, 2009, 05:43:52 AM
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There is this standard joke among Swedes though to try to pronounce English words in the most Swedish way possible. So I guess we say Opett for fun every once in a while.

If you're going to pronounce things as swedish as possible you need more rock umlauts!

"Op├Ątt" is the only way to go  Grin
11  General Category / General / Re: Game Over videos on: March 15, 2009, 01:53:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F03AXK3oDvI

Cataclysmic clash to footage from the awful Mega Man tv-series.
The video though is pretty cool.


...apparently it's also quite popular to make Guitar Hero tracks from Game Over songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92xlcX1sROk
This one is Little mac, but I've also seen Cataclysmic clash, Heavy mario and Transylvanian temptation.

P.S: and for something completely different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1O3Q869mRQ
Singing ninja tank... Grin

Edit: Fiendish Rabbit, now with English subtitles text!
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