The Rescue of Roger Wilco

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The Rescue of Roger Wilco

Post by Tawmis » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:00 pm

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Re: The Rescue of Roger Wilco

Post by notbobsmith » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:08 pm

This is very well done. Given the AGI look of the video, one thing I'd like to see is the music "downgraded" to Tandy 3-voice.

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Re: The Rescue of Roger Wilco

Post by Tawmis » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:16 pm

notbobsmith wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:08 pm
This is very well done. Given the AGI look of the video, one thing I'd like to see is the music "downgraded" to Tandy 3-voice.
The part of one of the Two Guys spinning on the floor when the boss is shooting makes me giggle quite a bit... :lol:

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:22 am

I liked the "newspaper" in the beginning. Here is what it says:

"THE DAILY XENON

ROGER WILCO IMPRISONED

ACTIVISION EMPIRE CLAIMS OWNERSHIP OF WILCO

Protestors are demanding the release of Xenons (sic) most famous janitor, Roger Wilco. The two guys from Andromeda have failed to license Roger out of his prison. CEO of Activision says, "If anyone tries to rescue Roger Wilco, I will personally shoot them in the face until they have no face. I don't even care if I go to jail!" The Andromedans refuse to comment. Also being held captive is the belowed Astrochicken, who is best known for starring in the hit"

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But yep, one of the Two Guys spinning on the floor is straight out of "The Three Stooges". :lol:

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:24 am

The pixels are square so it's more like EGA SCI, which makes the MT-32 music fitting. :P

Love the Death Star shot where the ship is being pulled in by the tractor beam. Except it's in that blue EGA palette. Makes me want an EGA Star Wars adventure! lol
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:31 am

Weird, MI - I just noticed that the first time we see the Death Star, it's grey. But when the tractor beam deploys, it's blue. :shock:

I find your lack of grey ... disturbing ... ;)

Check out his "Dovahbear" videos, too. If you've played Skyrim (and I presume most of you have by now), the "Dovahbear" series is very funny. :)

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:22 am

Shading and mood colouring in EGA is....quite an art. (no pun intended)
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Re: The Rescue of Roger Wilco

Post by Tawmis » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:30 am

Rath Darkblade wrote:
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Check out his "Dovahbear" videos, too. If you've played Skyrim (and I presume most of you have by now), the "Dovahbear" series is very funny. :)
Never played Skyrim - but comments suggested the Dovahbear is seen in the background (behind the two guys) - I spotted it because people pointed out where it was. But not familiar with the whole idea.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:15 am

Hmm. In Skyrim, your character is called the "Dovahkiin" (or Dragonborn). In the Dragon tongue, "Dovah" means "dragon race" - so you are kin to dragons. ;) Similarly, Dovahbear. :P

Bears are one of the most common animals you'll meet in Skyrim. This one is "Dovahbear" because he stole the Dovahkiin's helmet, and then went off and had his own adventures. ;)

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Re: The Rescue of Roger Wilco

Post by Collector » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:51 am

MusicallyInspired wrote:
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Shading and mood colouring in EGA is....quite an art. (no pun intended)
Absolutely. And Douglas Herring was its master.
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Post by Datadog » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am

I love this. Definitely a labour of love. Pixel art and animation looks great, and some of these expressions are top-notch. My favourite bit is the One Guy on the right at 2:07 dodging lasers on the floor. That made me LOL too early in the morning.
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Re: The Rescue of Roger Wilco

Post by Tawmis » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:18 pm

Datadog wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
My favourite bit is the One Guy on the right at 2:07 dodging lasers on the floor. That made me LOL too early in the morning.
Yeah I was saying the same thing. :lol:

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