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Beta test: BOB-B-Q
Posted By: GodotDate: 7/14/13 4:04 a.m.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
You'll be a Vidmaster my son!

Picture it…

You're low on health but you've managed to keep this single BOB alive… he runs down a dark corridor… seconds later he re-emerges followed by a horde of angry Pfhor. He screams… "They're Everywhere!" and heads towards YOU.

No this isn't a modern day game cutscene.. it's a random in-game event from a 1994 game by Bungie called Marathon.

They just don't make games like this any more.

Back in January 1995, when someone complained on Usenet that BOB-B-Q was too hard to Vid because there were no weapons, Jason Jones replied:

ah, grasshopper, the most accessable weapon of all is your own fists,
you must learn to lay aside your weapons of steel and use your flesh.

When asked if he could save enough Bobs to satisfy Leela, he replied:

on total carnage it was hard for me to get them before the pfhor, but
i was still largely successful. :)

has anyone noticed that unlike the aliens, bobs don't get any smarter,
stronger or faster at higher difficulty levels? same thing happens to
the defense drones. bobs are complete fodder on total carnage.

I'm trying to figure out some trick to finishing "Couch Fishing" (#4) in
this way, but so far I can only clear out the first wave and recharge.
Anyone tried (#16) "Pfhor Your Eyes Only" ?

later,
jason

I was able to save enough Bobs to satisfy Leela but only using this method. Doing so proved without a doubt that this level plays like the original, in fact even better. Fire fights are pretty much contained and traps sprung by the correct implementation of glue and super glue.

But why does it play better? Well for one simple reason… no more slippy platform. You know the one… near the end, which you have to jump on as it rises. 9 times out 10 in the original game you'd slip off and have to go all the way around the level again. A nightmare. Not any more. Rock solid footing.

Great level, great implementation, job well done. :)

Cheers
Hamish

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     Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QAntarctico 7/16/13 6:20 a.m.
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                                         Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QDr. John Sumner 8/8/13 1:29 p.m.
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                                   Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QGodot 8/9/13 3:11 a.m.
                                         Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QAntarctico 8/9/13 6:33 p.m.
                                               Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QGodot 8/9/13 10:46 p.m.
                                                     Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QBob-B-Q 8/10/13 7:54 a.m.
                                         Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QHopper 8/10/13 7:31 a.m.
                                               Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QGodot 8/10/13 7:48 a.m.
                                                     Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QAntarctico 8/10/13 11:36 a.m.
                                                     Pfhorte v2.0 (was Re: Beta test: BOB-B-Q)Antarctico 8/10/13 1:24 p.m.
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                                                                       Re: Pfhorte v2.0 (was Re: Beta test: BOB-B-Q)Godot 8/10/13 10:48 p.m.
                                                     Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QHopper 8/10/13 9:04 p.m.
                                                           Re: Beta test: BOB-B-QGodot 8/10/13 10:23 p.m.
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