Well tom, Dk 64 was unfortunately 3D again and thus unplayable for me, however I also know it starts the dk country crew, batling against the Kremlings, ---- in fact it's almost a best of game sinse you get to play as almost everyone from the previous ones.

As regards golden axe, well the amazons in the game weren't particularly greek at all, just women with armour and axes that clobbered you (you can find a description in the faq i mentioned).


I think they just called them Amazon as to mean female warrior and give a bit of back story to Tyris flair, rather than having any set myth in mind.

In fact Tyris is probably more like a valkyri, sinse she uses a longsword.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
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Hi Dark,
I guess i was thinking of DK 64. That's one you didn't mention below.
Not sure if Mario was in that or not, but I thought he was.
In any case I know what you mean by the different environments etc.
We've got a long way to go in the ag market in even producing a
side-scroller on par with the NES, Super NES, and Nintendo 64
platforms let alone anything more modern.  That's why I am working on
my fantacy game that will be something like Golden Ax, but not an
exact clone. Conceptually the same, I guess, but will have its own
story, characters, and unique style of game play.
For example, instead of Greek Amazons my  female villains will be
German valkyries  which, by all accounts, were very ruthless fighters
in combat historically. There will be enemy knights and foot soldiers,
skeleton warriors, and of course the ocational giant or two. Still
hammering out the rest, but it is part way through the conception
stage.

On 6/4/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
Actually Tom, a miner correction. Marrio's first game was indeed the
original Donkey Kong, ----= apparently he began as a carpenter working on
construction sites and was renamed from his japanese name of Jumpman to
appeal to Americans as a nice italian sterriotype! of course, with nes
graphics the way you make someone Italian is to make them fat, ---- ie,
round, ---- thus causing the double pun sinse maru is Japanese for ball
shaped, and give them a mustache, ;D.

Also, apparently his original gf in the donkey kong games who he rescued was
called pauline.

then, in the 2nd donkey Kong game, you actually played donkey kong
jrrescuing a caged dk from the evil mario (yes! he was the villain in that
game).

In the third, for some crazy reason, apparently mario got lost entirely and the main character became Stanley the bug man, who had to stop donkey kong
descending onto potted plants in a greenhouse by, ---- mmmm,  spreying
insecticide up his behind!

The only one of these I've actually played is Dk Junior (the one with evil mario), sinse once my sister was in hammersmith Hospital having some tests
done and they had a nes with super mario bros and that game.

I am however very! familiar withe the Donkey Kong country games on the snes
Released in 1994 onwards, ---- in fact I remember using the games as
revision breaks for my gcse's when I was 14 ;D.

A company called rare got the rights to donkey Kong, and actually completely
revamped the series. You now played as Donkey and his litle friend diddy
kong, running through their own platform game on Kongo island trying to stop
a bunch of evil crocodiles called Kremlings who'd pinched their banana
hoard!

I love these games! the environments, music, and gameplay are fantastic, in fact some of tarzan jr rather reminded me of dk country sinse they involve a
lot of swinging across vines.

Also amusingly enough, they feature the original Donkey Kong, now known as Cranky Kong, who turns up, gives hints, and goes on about how the young kids should be lucky to get all these fancy shmancy colour graphics and how when
he was young he was lucky to get a single shade of grey! ;D.

Btw, how I know all this is a combination of said mario character faq, and
in fact playing the dk country games myself.

I'd love to see some audio platform adventure games with the sort of variety
of environments and ambience (not to mention music), which dkc has.
Everything from jungles to mine cart riding to factories, pirate ships and
wimming through caves, and at least two hidden bonus rooms per level!

beware the Grue!

Dark.



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