A video look at Daniel Bienvenu's new "Jeepers Creepers" for the ColecoVision (2007)

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Bill Loguidice
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Daniel Bienvenu's new "Jeepers Creepers" for the ColecoVision (2007)

The music is simply awesome (as are the graphics), plus, according to Daniel, in his own words:

"
I forgot to mention that, like the beta version of
this game, the game has two (2) digitalized sounds.

The two (2) digitalized sounds :

- evil laugh : when you die, the magician laugh at
you. 8)

- scream of death played in two different speed :
normal speed when you die, slower speed to make the
magician scream when you kill all the ennemieshe
casted to stop you.
"

I'm still trying to nail down whether this will be available directly from Digital Press only or also through Daniel. The price for just the cartridge and French/English manual appears to be around $30 at this time. As I get more information, I'll post about it.

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Well, it's sold out, and the

Well, it's sold out, and the experience to sell this game in Europe was a great success.
I've got many good feedbacks about this game. I wonder now if this game will be in the top list of someone's coleco favorite games.

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Ordering Jeepers Creepers

Joe at Digital Press has six left, and I just ordered one, leaving five. It was $35, shipped. The e-mail on the Digital Press page is the one you should use if you still want one and it's not as convenient for your territory-wise to order from Daniel...

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DP

I can't make it to the store anytime soon (it's about an hour from where I work, which is an hour+ from where I live), so I dropped Joe a line at the e-mail on the main page. I'll let you know when I hear back. I also asked if he'll be at the VGXPO this weekend at Philadelphia, as I could also buy one there.

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Cartridges are available
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Any word on when the official release will be available to purchase?

For US, Digital Press have some cartridges already for sale. The price is 30$+shiping... CND or US, they are almost the same these days.

Go to http://www.digitpress.com/ and contact Joe Santuli
Or go to their video game shop http://www.digitpress.com/store/

- OR -

You can request your cartridge by sending me an email to newcoleco@yahoo.fr

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Jeepers Creepers
newcoleco wrote:

Works only with some Coleco emulators, like BlueMSX v2.6.1

http://newcoleco.dev-fr.org/p3733/2007-10-23-coleco-jeepers-creepers.html

Great, thanks! I'll have to give it a try on a real ColecoVision with my flashcart. Any word on when the official release will be available to purchase?

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ROM file is available, Happy Halloween!

Works only with some Coleco emulators, like BlueMSX v2.6.1

http://newcoleco.dev-fr.org/p3733/2007-10-23-coleco-jeepers-creepers.html

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Making ColecoVision Homebrew Cartridges

On a related note, here's a great YouTube video on making a homebrew cartridge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTfXmCoipaw (also be sure to check out some more ColecoVision videos of works-in-progress to the right)

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just a few words...

Sorry, I didn't had an account here before now to answer your questions directly about this game.

I'm not a big company with a lot of ressources and cash, I'm just a programmer who still like this console enough to program new games for it. This year, I try to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ColecoVision game system by sharing some of my games with you. And this game, named first "happy halloween", is one of my masterpiece... long time over due, but finally release.

And for those who will not be able to play it on a real ColecoVision, a rom file will be available before the end of october. But first, I have to do the public version that will be a little bit different to the cartridge version to simply prevent (partially) the illegal copies of this game. But don't worry, the game will be fully playable.

I will annonce the link to the rom file in the colecoprogramming forum first and also in the "more info" link of this youtube video.

Thanks for your interest in the homebrew and the coleco scenes!

Best regards,

Daniel Bienvenu

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More info from Daniel via the ColecoProgramming mailing list

"
Please note that the narration and the music are added
for the video. Only the music at the title screen is
from the ColecoVision game. The classical music is a
midi file I simply played and added for the video, to
make it more enjoyable.

During the game, there is no background music... but
there is a heart beat, that change speed, like the
creatures to kill.
"

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TI/CV/MSX
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Indeed, the TI-99/4 and 4a, ColecoVision/Adam, MSX 1, Spectravideo SV-318/328 and Tomy Tutor are all extremely similar in audio-visual capabilities. The technology most commonly used in Tandy/Radio Shack's Color Computer line is also shared by several systems from different manufacturers, though not nearly as many as in the list prior.

Not just the same audio-visual capabilities, but the same chips! Well, nearly. the MSX/CV's usually had TMS9928 chips, which had composite/PAL video output over NTSC, which is what the TI's 9918 chip does. There's some discussion on the TI boards right now how to go about "upgrading" the TI with a 9928 for better video output. Personally, I'm all right with the NTSC signal... sure it's not sharp, but I can get sharp pixels in emulation if I'm really inclined.

Bill Loguidice wrote:

I never heard of that card for the TI. It would pretty cool if it worked properly, though more from a curiosity standpoint than a practical one (since it's probably cheaper and easier just to get the system that it's "emulating").

Yeah, it's a 3rd party creation. And it was actually for the Geneve 9640, the TMS9995 driven TI expansion system, which ran at around 12mhz. So it could perform as a classic MSX without any significant performance loss. I agree, though, I'd just get an emulator myself.

Adam

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