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MobyGames -- New Trivia



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Trivia for the game Tai Chi Game

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:17:54 +0000

Cash prize

The makers of the game proposed a contest with a prize of up to $300. However to make the contest fair they needed to do further work on the game to make it independent of the graphics hardware speed. The plan was to announce the contest with the release of version 1.1 of the game. -- piltdown_man (131239)



Trivia for the game Armikrog.

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 16:24:02 +0000

Retrospective

Douglas TenNapel on Armikrog., in a 2017 interview with The Gaming Ground:
Armikrog was a great opportunity that got about 90% there. Sadly enough though, we ran out of resources to put the polish on it. So those final 10% is a lot of where the smoothness and stability of a game comes from, and the bottom line is we were stretched too far with too little resources. Every dime and then some went into that game. It’s difficult when it doesn’t work out as well as we wanted. I’ve played it with my kids and there is a lot of fun to it.
-- JudgeDeadd (17786)



Trivia for the game Jeu d'Henri

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 14:30:18 +0000

Why 'Jeu d'Henri'?

The author named the game after a Frenchman he met while working for The Peace Corps, this is the story he tells in the game's documentation.

This game was taught to me by old expatriot Frenchman in the country of Chad (Africa) while I was being trained to be a teacher with the Peace Corps. Apparently, Henri used to play this game with the Italian roadworkers who had come to build a road system in Chad (a hopeless proposition). After several years of having played him, the Italians still could not figure out why he never lost. -- piltdown_man (131239)



Trivia for the game Drazen Petrovic Basket

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:14:14 +0000

More On Dražen Petrović

Dražen Petrović was a Croatian basketball player who played in a few European clubs (including a season with Real Madrid) before moving to the USA and start a second career in the NBA. There he played for the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Jersey Nets, before returning to Europe and dying in a traffic accident in Germany in 1993.

The reason behind the game carrying his name is probably his popularity in Spain at the time. During his only season in Real Madrid the team won a Copa del Rey and the 1988–89 FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup. -- Neville (2755)



Trivia for the game Loretta no Shouzou: Sherlock Holmes

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:14:13 +0000

Unique Features

Lorreta no Shouzou is distinct for: 1) being the only adventure game on a platform mostly populated by various arcade ports; 2) having the largest game cartridge size for that system at 1Mbit or 128 Kbyte; 3) being the second to last game released in the SG-1000's life - the last one was The Black Onyx, released a month after Loretta. -- Virgil (7251)



Trivia for the game Game Over in Machinimation

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:14:13 +0000

Relation To Sidrial

This game is actually a somewhat-modified version of Fountainhead's original Machinima project, "Sidrial." Not long after the concept of "machinima" (creating animated films using real-time game engines instead of traditional animation) started to take off, Sidrial was to be the first completely original animated feature to be created from scratch on the Quake III Arena engine. While the feature-length film idea never got off the ground, the assets were compiled into a total conversion mod for Quake III which can still be downloaded from the Internet Archive.

It seems Game Over in Machinimation is built on top of the assets for Sidrial, with some characters replaced and a few extra features added. Even the ridiculously elaborate Sidrial HUD is still present! -- wildweasel (29)



Trivia for the game Mobile Suit Gundam 2.0

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:14:13 +0000

Commercials

In the game's option menu is a "special movie" option that has commercials for the then-recent Mobile Suit Gundam Perfect Collection models and the laserdisc release of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team. -- Lain Crowley (6107)



Trivia for the game Undefined Fantastic Object

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:14:12 +0000

Ransomware

In April of 2017, a ransomware program called Rensenware was released. The only way for affected users to recover their files is to reach a minimum score of 200 million in this game's Lunatic mode. The malware program is able to detect when the game's process is running and reads its memory to determine whether or not the criteria have been met. The developer, an anonymous student from South Korea, created Rensenware as a joke and didn't expect it to spread very far. After he and many others became infected, he released a tool to undo the damage his program caused. -- Harmony♥ (17174)



Trivia for the game Ignition

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:03:37 +0000

Game Engine

Runs on a custom-built engine called LISA (named after one of the team member's, Kalle's, cat). -- Daedolon (3442)



Trivia for the game Don't Panic

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:03:37 +0000

Marvin, is that you?

The game's title derives from Douglas Adams' The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. -- Pseudo_Intellectual (53649)



Trivia for the game Rentakill Rita

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:03:36 +0000

Game Title

The game's title is a pun on the pest control brand Rentokil. While the spelling in the game alludes to the idea of renting someone to kill bugs, the company's name was intended to be 'Entokil', with 'Ento' referencing the Latin for insect, however this name was already copyrighted. -- Martin Smith (62937)



Trivia for the game FreeStrike

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:03:36 +0000

A Second Helping

FreeStrike was intended to be the first of three games. The second game, Quest: Fight for Freedom was under development in October 2001 and saw cadet John Blake still patrolling his seven zones and finding that in each there is an enemy mothership preparing for an attack on Earth. The third game was to be called PlanetStrike: Final Conflict but neither game appeared.

This game has been around

Perseity Entertainment folded sometime around 2001/2 but the developers took FreeStrike with them and released later versions under different company names with the latest release probably being FreeStrike v1.6.0 issued in 2004

Computer Shopper

The magazine Computer Shopper included the shareware version of this game on it's UK cover disc for March 2002: issue 169

-- piltdown_man (131239)



Trivia for the game Transformers: Human Alliance

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:03:34 +0000

Wrong plot on official website and information sheet

The official website and information sheet states: ‘Players must battle their way across America, Africa and Europe destroying the Decepticons before they find the All Spark, a material capable of bringing any mechanical or electronic object to life.’ The All Spark however is not present in the game and the device Jake is caring is later revealed to be the cause of the earthquakes. -- Flapco (10588)



Trivia for the game Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 20:59:50 +0000

Canceled Wii version

A version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II was considered for release on the Wii as a WiiWare title, but was ultimately scrapped due to the size of the download it would be. The game's cutscenes and 3D visuals would cause the download to go over the 40 MB limit of a WiiWare title. -- Alaka (46384)



Trivia for the game WipEout: Omega Collection

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 20:59:49 +0000

Classic PlayStation Sleeve Cover

Online UK retailers Base and Shop.To offered a Classic PlayStation sleeve and four PlayStation 4 themes, when a pre-order was made for the game WipEout: Omega Collection on their respective sites. -- Kam1Kaz3NL77 (42144)