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Old 05-30-2010, 01:57 AM
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Mega-Bug.

This one's just for nostalgic fun. My very first computer was a TRS-80 Color Computer (and later got the COCO 3) or short name COCO. One of my favorite games was Mega-Bug. Found a cool site that will allow you to play it online (so long as you have Java installed). Click link below for instructions on how to use the site (Scott's site has the link too). Also added some screenshots for fun. Happy I am now. Brought back memories that are way over 25 years old. lol

Will warn you that the sound sucks (cool to hear the Weee Gothaaa sound effect though despite the sorry quality).

http://www.scottunes.com/main/megabug.htm
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:21 AM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

I get nostalgic once in a blue moon and play games on Commodore 64 Emulators.

In some senses, those were the days; games weren't as pretty as they are today, but they sure were time consuming!
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:50 PM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

LOL, fond memories of my first CoCo then the blazing speed and power of the CoCo3, I could do almost anythng the much bigger 1000 or any other pc at the time could do and some things they couldn't...... (sigh.... long,long ago!)
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:17 PM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

Thanks for the words folks. Found a way to get the sound to be a lot better. Just go to the setup controls and click the high quality audio option; duhhh. lol

Now back to playing Megabug.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:28 PM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

dont get me started on nostalgia and computer games. i dont recall this specific one, but i do recall one from a computer magazine where you typed in the program from the mag. it was a maze, eat the dots and dont get caught type also. fun stuff
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:49 PM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

lol; Mega-Bug is very similar to this one Craig. You eat dots and have to avoid the bugs (the game plays la cucaratcha by the way, so it must be roaches; lol). I remember spending much time typing code from magazines into my COCO and having a blast with what I felt was not that bad of graphics at that time. lol

Just as a side note, I can't seem to beat the game. I remember it took me literally months the first time to win. I only one a total of maybe 3 times at that time. I already played for nearly a week now and only got to a little over 2000 points and still had dots left. lol

Still, as simple as this game is, it's very addicting and I'm going to beat the maze one day. Also, as a side note, I'm now just using the JAVA consol and not my browser; lot better now.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:20 AM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

Photoshop for COCO (program was called COCOMAX). lol

We've definitely come a long long way. Sorry for milking this thread, but it's fun that we can now actually emulate these oldy but goodie machines. I've never seen this program before by the way since we were dirt poor even when I was in Highschool and Dad didn't buy me the Disk Drive (only had the cassette drive; lol) and this program came on disk.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:31 AM
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deluxe paint, i think it was, was my first graphic editor... on the amiga 2000. and i loved deluxe music 3, also amiga
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:41 PM
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I love Mega Bug so much I rewrote it for Windows! I call it Super MegaBug. You can download it from gamejolt.com. The maze is bigger, there are more bugs, the ability to wormhole (hyperspace) with upgraded sounds, music and of course the familiar "We Gotcha!". Works on all versions of Windows from XP up, 32 and 64bit. I wrote it in QB64 and with the source code you can compile if for Linux if you like. It's free.

http://gamejolt.com/open-source/game...-megabug/3016/
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:44 AM
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Re: Mega-Bug.

Cool; I'm a big fan of open source. Just downloaded it but haven't played with it yet. Don't wan't to register at gamejolt, but will post here my thoughts. I too am a big MegaBug fan, but I've been playing it for nearly 2 months (on and off) and still haven't won (only one 3 times in a 2 year period as I recall when I had my CoCo; lol).
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