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Old 8th July 2007, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After mentioning paradroid in another thread, I noticed that a lot of people had indeed both played and enjoyed this great game back in 'the day'. I went looking and lo and behold there is a remake of it.

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The classic Paradroid appeared 1985 on the Commodore 64. It was developed by Andrew Braybrook of Graftgold and published by Hewson. At the time a development blogg was being written by Andrew for the ZZap64 magazine and we all waited patiently for it to be released.

The game did not disappoint and even now some 21 years later, it still has an addictive "play again" quality.

The inclusion of the "takeover" screen was an innovation to the common shoot-em ups of the time and brought a depth to the game. Not only did you have to run around the decks shooting enemy droids, but also use a bit of brainpower to win the tactical "takeover" screen.
The download is about 12mb and has an online high score table:
http://paradroid.ovine.net/download.php
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We decided to keep faithful to the original game by keeping its top down view, rather than 3D. The GFX have been given a complete overhaul but SFX are taken directly from the original. Damage and energy calculations are based on the C64 version but have been tweaked to give an even more enjoyable gameplay.


As with most of our remakes, we have included an online score table which keeps the top 100 scores for you to beat. After obtaining a hiscore, you are given the option to upload you score to our web server. Only the game score and your entered name is uploaded to the server and only does so if you request to upload.
Anyway thought some may be interested in a trip down memory lane. I am currently downloading and plan on giving it a go a bit later.
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Old 8th July 2007, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OMG. Nice find. Given me an idea for a new thread for game remake links.
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Old 8th July 2007, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hehe I was thinking the same funnily enough
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Old 9th July 2007, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ohh wow i use to play this to!! cheers mate im gonna check this one out!
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Old 10th July 2007, 03:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Defiantly going to check this one out.
Good idea for a thread too, it would be cool to have a sticky in here with links to remakes or ports of classic games.
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Old 10th July 2007, 11:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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nice.. Loved that game..
I got the C64 version loaded on the PC
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Old 19th August 2007, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice one Wiz - loved that game as well
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Old 22nd August 2007, 01:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There are a couple of other Paradroid remakes I found a while back... one of them had done a "classic" version and was working on a RPG version...
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Old 22nd August 2007, 02:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Right! We need a TOG tag in the high score list I think!
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Old 29th August 2007, 09:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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stupid game anyway, I max out at about 3500! lol!

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