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Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:05 pm
Musha Aleste: Full Metal Fighter Ellinor for Sega Mark III

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:42 pm
Hmm... if it's real then it's very good. The graphics seem too good at first.
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:35 pm
I agree with what Maxim said: if this is true, then it's really awesome. On the other hand, such kind of videos are very easy to fake.
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:09 pm
Looks real to me, especially because of sprite limits. Very awesome !
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:27 am
TmEE wrote
Looks real to me, especially because of sprite limits. Very awesome !

Which could be faked.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:05 pm
The description says it's being played in Fusion, though.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:55 pm
Looks great. I hope that it's a real SMS/MK3 game and that they'll release it eventually.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:26 pm
I think it's real.
If not, how could it have been done?
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:15 pm
My only suspicion comes from unfamiliarity with other versions of the game, to tell if it's a hack on some other platform rather than an SMS original. The use of sprites for the score seems odd, as it leaves so few left for enemies in the top area of the screen. If the rest of the game is so proficient, how would that happen? The music seems pretty good and authentic to the chip, which is hard to fake.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:02 pm
Last edited by Kjell on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:08 pm; edited 1 time in total
Perhaps i should have mentioned that it's being developed by the programmer behind Blade Buster for NES.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:06 pm
Yes, it's may not be optimal to use sprites for the score. A good excuse is that the original Aleste games on GG and SMS do the same :)

If you look at the Mega Drive original, you'll see how it's tuned down in various ways. For example, the satellites are there, but the secondary weapon (bombs etc.) is missing. At around 1:10 the shooting direction of the satellites is changed.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:09 pm
Kinda feels like a partial hack of Power Strike 2. Looks great, tho!
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:45 pm
Maxim wrote
My only suspicion comes from unfamiliarity with other versions of the game, to tell if it's a hack on some other platform rather than an SMS original. The use of sprites for the score seems odd, as it leaves so few left for enemies in the top area of the screen. If the rest of the game is so proficient, how would that happen? The music seems pretty good and authentic to the chip, which is hard to fake.

How would you keep the score from scrolling with the background if not using sprites without giving up the right most 8 columns? I also think the music sounds quite authentic - especially with the restrictions (not enough channels to play all tunes of the music while the sound of huge enemies being hit is played)
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:11 am
Last edited by Martin on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:05 pm; edited 1 time in total
Right. I don't see any other (fast) solution...
Edit: You can have a single color bar at top or bottom of the screen with sprites on it for the score, with its own sprite table to clip off the sprites from the main playfield.
(Could it be possible to do some trickery with the old TMS modi? They don't do any scrolling.)
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:13 am
This seems to be FAW's website: http://www.aoi.sakura.ne.jp/~starparo/index.html

Blade Buster is available for download, Musha Aleste is not (yet?).
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:04 am
Maxim wrote
Hmm... if it's real then it's very good. The graphics seem too good at first.


Every Compile game I've played seems too good to be true. Their graphics and sound always seem to be a class apart from other SMS/GG games.

I'm no expert, but based on the Compile games I've played, it looks like the real deal.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:20 am
Okay, but this was not made by Compile. It's an unauthorized homebrew port of the Mega Drive game someone did in his spare time.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:54 am
On a shmup the top of the screen is pretty busy, and it's where most enemies enter so having partial invisibility up there is pretty annoying. The enemy patterns may make this not an issue, if they appear without overlapping. But I think using the bottom 8 pixels of the screen would work better.

I look forward to the release.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:45 pm
FAW has been busy this year, really impressive work!

http://www.aoi.sakura.ne.jp/~starparo/menu3.htm

Block Gal
TwinBee

Plus some demo rom releases;

Tatsujin Title Screen
Dragon Spirit Title Screen
Side Scrolling Demo
Yaksa Title Screen
Double Sprite Demo
Xevious Title Screen
tatsujindemo.zip (64.12 KB)
dspirit.zip (64.12 KB)
magicaldemo.zip (64.12 KB)
yaksatitle.zip (32.11 KB)
spritedoublertest.zip (32.12 KB)
xevioustitle.zip (32.12 KB)

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:28 am
the twinbee video is amazing!!
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:33 am
They seem really impressive!
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:17 pm
BKK wrote
TwinBee

Wow, this guy should go back in time and help SEGA save the Master System.

Now if somebody could help him implement FM music, that would be just perfect.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:34 am
Martin wrote
I think it's real.
If not, how could it have been done?

LOL, did anyone not notice the 2013 copyright on the title screen?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:18 pm
Sure, but a little text message is easy to make. =)
I think the question really was how much work and skill went into this, if it is based on existing work or completly his own (well except for assets adapted from MUSHA). So we took a closer look back then and I believed it's his very own work. I still agree to me on this. =)
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:43 pm
This guy should do kickstarters. I'll back it! Looks incredible.
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