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Re: Rampancy Shake It!
Posted By: GodotDate: 7/20/13 3:42 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Rampancy Shake It! (Narcogen)

: Well, there was comp.sys.mac.games and I think alt.games.marathon if memory
: serves. I don't think I knew about the HyperArchive until much later.

Aye, there was:
comp.sys.mac.games
alt.mac.games.marathon
alt.games.marathon

The later two were created in late Nov '94 because comp.sys.mac.games was literally flooded with Marathon posts. When the game shipped at the end of Dec '94 it just got worse. If you were waiting for your copy to ship over Christmas (like I was) you had to be very careful when reading posts since they were full of people's Marathon experiences, tips, hints, secrets etc.

: The spoiler guide, I think, also already assumes a player is pretty
: familiar with the level, and a lot of times its instructions really
: aren't helpful unless you are.

Absolutely. The Spoiler Guide does exactly what it says on the tin. It's not a walkthrough per se but it can get you through most of the difficult spots. However, it does contain errors and omissions.

The only true walkthrough for Marathon is Tuncer Deniz's Official Strategy Guide. Rare as hen's teeth now. But it contains a step by step, run down the corridor, turn the corner, flip the switch, kill the bad guys walkthrough. Can get very repetitive... only so many ways you can say "Kill the bad guys". ;)

Most YouTube play throughs use the original M1A1, for example.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7yupdYhoQE

Though there are some exceptions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWomsGlld2o

One day someone might do one with the new Aleph One. ;)

Cheers
Hamish

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Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/19/13 4:09 a.m.
     Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/19/13 6:09 a.m.
     Re: Rampancy Shake It!PerseusSpartacus 7/19/13 11:35 a.m.
           Re: Rampancy Shake It!Antarctico 7/19/13 12:16 p.m.
                 Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/20/13 1:50 a.m.
                       Re: Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/20/13 3:42 a.m.
                       Re: Rampancy Shake It!Antarctico 7/21/13 2:14 p.m.
           Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/20/13 1:57 a.m.
                 Re: Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/20/13 2:41 a.m.
                       Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/20/13 6:41 a.m.
                             Re: Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/20/13 7:18 a.m.

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