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sunteam_paul

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Super Deep Blue!
« on: April 19, 2009, 05:25:33 AM »
After reading the slow progress on Aaron's Lords of Thunder remake, I decided to raise the stakes for him by creating the ultimate PC Engine remake that will make grown men weep with joy. Two whole days in the making, once you play this, your life will never be the same again.



Download it here.

Super Deep Blue Special Stage Moderator Edition


Introduction
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It's the moment everyone has been waiting for. One of the best loved and most celebrated PC Engine games of all time now comes to your home PC with all the excitement and non-stop underwater thrills that made the original such a classic.


Starting the Game
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From the title screen you have two options to begin the game.
If you wish to use joystick control, just press fire for the normal mode.
But everybody knows that real men use the keyboard to play games. That's why there is now a new hard mode, which can be selected by pushing the left Ctrl button. Whereas normal mode allows rapid fire of weapons, hard mode does not, so you'll have to keep bashing away on that key if you want to get the high score.


Gameplay
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The gameplay of the original Deep Blue has been taken and refined as much as is possible with today's technology. The original game just 'seemed' to go on and on forever with no end. Now, this flaw has been resolved and Super Deep Blue now DOES go on forever. The number of enemy types has been greatly streamlined for this version, meaning faster recognition and a more satisfying gameplay experience.


Power-Up Weapons
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If you have mega skills, you might find that destroyed enemies will release 'power bubbles'. Collect a 'power bubble' and you will gain one of three amazing new weapon systems.

Redifer - Harness the power of the ninja to destroy all who stand before you.
Keranu - Dispatch your foes with squads of powerful muscle-men who will wrestle them to the ground.
Nat - Release the imprisoned foes that tried to conquer Fantasy Land with this devastating attack.

These special weapons will not last long so use them wisely.


Health Warning
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If at any time you experience eye strain or hand cramps after prolonged periods of play, you are just weak and should go and play a girls game instead. 
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 06:03:44 AM »
LMAO! sunteam_paul, you have created the greatest...THING I've ever seen on this forum!

So, who wants to try to beat my high score of 1,132 points? :twisted:
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 06:07:36 AM »
1592.

Eat that beatch.
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 10:17:27 AM »
Classic :)

Game maker is a fun toy.

wheres netplay!? >_O
[Fri 19:34]<nectarsis> been wanting to try that one for awhile now Ope
[Fri 19:33]<Opethian> l;ol huge dong

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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 01:05:41 PM »
I haven't played it yet, but clearly this is awesome :)
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 03:28:54 AM »
I haven't played it yet, but clearly this is awesome :)

Indeed.  Downloading now.  :D
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 05:15:22 AM »
I just aced my high score, so now it stands at 1931.  :D
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 05:38:46 AM »
I hit like 2200-something last night.  My goal is to hit 3K, I'll get a snapshot if I do. :D

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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 05:21:31 AM »
I hit like 2200-something last night.  My goal is to hit 3K, I'll get a snapshot if I do. :D

I just got 2713 and my thumb now aches! Not quite the 3k mark but getting there slowly.


I've been wondering what to do next in Game Maker. I remember seeing a hack someone did that put Thunder Force 2 sprites into Gate of Thunder, maybe a proper mix of the two games would be interesting.
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 05:55:01 AM »
haha Awesome! I'll try this out when I get home. Now, where the hell is nat? Oh, I know - playing his heart out on this game. lol  :mrgreen:


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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009, 06:19:01 AM »
Got up to 2102 last night.  Die fishies, die!
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 06:43:49 AM »
Got up to 2102 last night.  Die fishies, die!

I'll give you a little gameplay hint here...the special weapons are not timed, but they run out after a certain number of shots fired. So sometimes it can be an advantage to hold back a second or two before letting it rip (especially if it's a Nat, as that's a pretty destructive one).
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 06:58:07 AM »
Thanks for the tip.  Now my goal is to hit 3000 or at least 2714.  :twisted:
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 07:12:02 AM »
Muhahaha 3110!



A rough start with some Keranus (really not very good) but I made it up with deft dodging and a few Nats in a row!
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Re: Super Deep Blue!
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 11:03:56 AM »
I have to admit I still haven't tried this. Mainly because I use a Mac, and this is a Windows program. One of these days when I'm using the Windows partition for something (which is really only like once a month) I'll give it a try.