Shot in the dark - X-Com

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  1. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    Does anyone remember this totally kick-ass game?

    I have a hankering for it, does anyone have any idea where I can find the original (X-Com - UFO Defense)

    All I can find is a PSX version and a new version of it that's a shooter or something lame like that.

    thanks, mark

    ick, sorry, i guess this prolly goes in Gaming Software. my bad
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I love X-com. Oddly enough, i have spread the addiction (that once dominated all of my friends lives) to a few people over this year-- one called me 2 days ago and left a voicemail saying "I finally beat x-com, greatest game ever"

    1) The PSX version of X-com UFO defense is identical to the PC version, it is not a "shooter". The PSX version plays almost identical to the PC version if you have the PSX mouse!

    One bug in the PSX version made it so it almost never lets you save your game during a a mission-- and what's worse if you try to save and fail, it overwrites your old saved game so you're SOL. The game only allows a single saved game per card, and has been known to do very bad things to mem cards (nuke every other game on a card for example!)

    2) X-com is available for PC still. In fact, there is a set called "X-com legacy" which contains UFO DEFENSE, TERROR FROM THE DEEP (cheesy sequel that is identical only underwater), and X-COM APOCALYPSE (a new, less turn based, more advance x-come game).

    I've seen the 3 disc set at KayBee toys for $14.

    -Vince
     
  3. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    I've never heard of KayBee toys, they must be american only?

    Do they have a website?

    i'll do a search for this X-Com legacy pack though, thanks

    mark
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Kaybee might be USA only:
    http://www.kbtoys.com/kbindex.html?
    Here's some on Ebay (not mine):
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1301124876
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1301594751
    I guess there is a European version which bundles all 3 games with X-com: Interceptor.
    Here are some other links:
    http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/x_com_main.asp
    http://disc.server.com/Indices/43249.html
    http://test.cdromshop.com/cdshop/des...930990803.html
    http://www.xcomenforcer.com/
    Hope that helps.
    -Vince
     
  5. BrianB

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    Something for XCom fans to keep an eye out for: Laser Squad Nemesis. It's by the Gollop team, the guys behind XCom, and will be a play by email game using a souped up engine, based around the Laser Squad world - the game they worked on before XCom. Very similiar in concept & execution.

    It's going to be self-published by them very soon.
     
  6. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    Hey vince thanks a lot man, I finally found a copy myself and I'll be tagging those aliens in no time [​IMG]
     

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