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Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

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Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Nerrad72 » Wednesday April 18th, 2012 9:10am

My first computer was a C64, I wanted a NES but I had to share with my sister so my parents went with the C64 so my sister could play typing.

It was second hand (C64 being slightly ahead of my time) and I had 100's of games. My favourite was this..
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I must of played it for hours but I never did pass that swamp :cry:
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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Nerrad72 » Wednesday April 18th, 2012 10:28am



Wish youtube was around back then
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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Goblin-King » Wednesday April 18th, 2012 1:43pm

Looks pretty good. Think I'll see if I have it on disk somewhere.
Reminds me a little of Firelord. At least as far as graphic goes.

And Nerrad72, getting a C64 was the smart choice! The kids with Commodores had tons of (copied) games and learned programming and sh1t. The Nintendo kids had to settle with a few expensive games on rigid cartridges. The NES was great too, but if I had to choose...

Are you keeping up with the Commodore? Cuz the Commodore's keeping up with you!


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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Nerrad72 » Thursday April 19th, 2012 3:23am

I've still got a shoe box of C64 tapes. My C64 is still in my dads garage and I sure his no looking after it. I plan to go up and save it this weekend.

I think so to. It was a great introduction to computers and the fact you could get hold of 100's of games (some copied) was great for my then short attention span. I used to load a game, go out play football, come back and play. My friend did have a C64 cartridge which had no load time at all.

I was too young to learn the programming and also next xmas I did get a NES. I did dig it out when I was 14 and learn some programming. I did a continuous count loop thing and left it on to see how high a number I could get. The power pack got so hot it almost went thermo-nuclear. Gonna check out Firelord.

Yeah NES games were a gamble. I would save up your birthday and xmas money to bye a game, i have to admit based on the cover, and 4 out 5 the game would be completely pants! I re bought a NES some years ago and have slowly rebuilt some of my childhood game collection.

Lol, I still do the salute

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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Goblin-King » Thursday April 19th, 2012 5:39am

Back in the day you had no way of knowing if a game was good or not except the cover. and games weren't getting much attention in medias except dedicated magazines - which most kids didn't buy.
To top it off, the marked were over-flooded with quickly-made low cost production games of... how to put it... less than satisfying quality. Even big N fell victim to this trend.
It's much easier to make a "retro" game collection today, because you know pretty much which few good games to get.

This rhyme also explains some of the gameplay in CoS:

For fire protection you must amass
Werewolves fangs and a Scrying glass
Then travel through the misty wood
To take them to the Witch of Good

From the man of solitary means
A parchment guide is what you need
Without it you may go astray
And in the forest lose your way

To buy the means to safety walk
A firey monster you must stalk
He holds the price with precious metal
Convey to the hermit without much fettle

A silver cross must be found
Before you feel safe and sound
On the pentagon it must be dropped
And the portal of evil will be stopped

Clutching the parchment you hurry back to the camp to find
Robin and his men surrounded and fighting for their lives.
You are their only chance, you must follow the clues and
destroy the source of evil before it claims its final
victory.


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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Nerrad72 » Thursday April 19th, 2012 6:48am

You must of heard about the less than satisfying quality ET The Movie Game for the NES.



Where did you find that rhyme? Is it with the game cause it sounds familiar.
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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Nerrad72 » Thursday April 19th, 2012 6:57am

opps Also, I've watched a few vids of Firelord, your right, the graphics look exactly the same.

The game seems more difficult tho. Is there an impassable swarm like CoS?

Marble Madness is another classic game, simple but has the ability of 2players playing simultaneously. Very competitive. Wasn't one of my original classics but an excellent find.
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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Goblin-King » Thursday April 19th, 2012 7:17am

I once read an interview with Howard Scott Warshaw who made the ET game.
When asked how he felt about having made "the worst game in the world" he felt pretty proud.
He singlehandedly burst the bubble of the gaming industry! What an epic troll! :D


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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby Thrawn » Saturday April 21st, 2012 12:36pm

Loved my C64. When I got bored with games, I could write my own. Was writing games in basic including graphics and sound at 8 years old. Still programming (not in basic) almost 3 decades later.


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Re: Did anyone else play Curse of Sherwood for the C64?

Postby torilen » Monday April 23rd, 2012 4:20pm

I started learning basic only a couple of years before windows came out - and then it wasn't
worth keeping with, since DOS was going the way of the unicorn. Wish they had kept DOS...
I think I would've been a great programmer.

Never had the chance to learn how to program for windows...I wish I had...I have tons of ideas
for games...nice simple ones that would probably be easy to program and play.


Have all of you seen the emulator for NES for windows? I have zelda for it...its awesome.


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