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Presenting: GHZ Adventure

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  1. Overlord

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    Nov 30, 2010 - #retro:
    I did think about this a few times over the next week or so, before sitting down just before Christmas and drawing out a room plan over Green Hill Zone Act 1 (that I brought with me, along with some room mapping data, to the Xmas Barcade that month). Not a lot happened after that for a couple of months, until just under 2 weeks ago when I sat down and finally started coding Python. 1 night in a hotel room during an overnight stay at work got the room descriptions done, and the rest of my free time outside of work for the last 2 weeks has gone into this - my first (and likely last) fangame:

    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG IN: GREEN HILL ZONE ADVENTURE

    Yes, it is the entirety of Green Hill Zone Act 1 - as a text adventure game. It's somewhat of a joke game, hence the time of release, but I assure you it's 100% genuine. =P A couple of (in-development! teh baeaeaeaeata!) screenshots:

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    Your task is quite simple - get Sonic to the end of the level and get the highest possible score. Collect rings, break open itemboxes, defeat badniks, fly into a massive pile of rings - it's all here, with a few tiny alterations to make it workable as a text adventure game. OK, you're sold? Well, here's where to get it:

    * If you're on Windows and don't have Python installed, you'll want this one: http://overlord.digibase.ca/ghza-100-exe.rar - download the RAR, extract the contents, and run the ghza.exe. Don't extract the zip that's inside the RAR - this will stop the interpreter working. It runs on Windows 7 with no issues I could see on the machine I tried it on - however if you're on an earlier OS you may need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) - there's a link on this page to the SP1 version, don't get that one. It contains the wrong version of MSVCR90.dll for this. I wouldn't bother with this unless you see a MSVCR90.dll error, though.

    * If you're on Windows and DO have Python installed, are running Linux, or are a Macfag, you will want/need this one: http://overlord.digibase.ca/ghza-100.rar - download, extract all, run ui.pyw. It's built against Python 2.6, also note you will need wxPython installed.


    OK, that's it! Enjoy, and let me know what you think. Bugs & comments welcome! =P
     
  2. stormislandgal

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    This... This is the greatest thing I've ever witnessed. Well, out of this community at least. I was fully expecting a massive trollish joke. I may not have gotten to it yet, but I must say I'm surprised at how genuine this seems.

    Overlord wins a gold star.
     
  3. Polygon Jim

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    All the bitches.
    I just beat the first level with over 50 rings and there was no Special Stage. I am disappoint.
     
  4. Shadow Hog

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    You are in a field of twisty grassed hills, all alike.

    > KILL EGGMAN

    With what? Your bare hands?

    > YES

    Congratulations! You have just vanquished Eggman with your bare hands! (Unbelievable, isn't it?)
     
  5. PsychoSk8r

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    That was entertaining actually. Finished with these details:
    =P
     
  6. Overlord

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    While I find this amusing, note I don't use "Eggman" anywhere in the game. =P
     
  7. Chris Highwind

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    >Go to the end of the level
    "Please use one or two words only"
    Oh, so you want two words? Ok, I'll give you two words, >FUCK YOU
    "Don't know how to "FUCK" something"
    *facepalm*[/AVGN]

    Had to :v:
     
  8. Effexor

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    MORE! I DEMAND MOAR! :v:

    This was a very interresting way to play Sonic. I can imagine Labyrinth Zone being like this. Having to carefully choose what to get, or else you'll drown.
     
  9. 0r4ng3

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    You wander onto a slope, lined with 10 RINGS. A large collection of flowers dance in the wind, either side of a totem pole. A platform moves up and down. Exits are UP, LEFT or RIGHT.

    > run up

    This isn't Sonic 4!

    :v:
     
  10. Effexor

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    >walk up

    This isn't Sonic 06!

    :v:
     
  11. Overlord

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    I was wondering how long it'd be before SOME of the Easter Eggs started being posted. =P
     
  12. ArcticLeopard

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    MARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    :v:
     
  13. 0r4ng3

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    > spin up

    This level has gravity!

    I had as much fun finding these just as I did pigging around the level. I think I've come across the most obscure one though @.
     
  14. JDAdams

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    EDIT: Disregard, failed to notice there is a box for typing in rather than just mashing Enter to start, herp derp!

    EDIT2: Removed "eggman" result as it pales in comparison to some others :ssh:
     
  15. Lyrica

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    since it was already bumped:

    Score: 2000
    Time Bonus: 4000 (1:23)
    Ring Bonus: 4400 (44 rings)

    Final Score: 10400

    I did terribad
     
  16. Sith

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    Lol nostalgia. This reminds me so much of those old C64 text adventures. There were plenty.
    Nice initiative.
     
  17. Overlord

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    I'm actually considering a bugfix release for SAGE whenever that is with a few misc things touched up, now the topic's momentarily active. =P Probably won't have anything major though (there's no way I'm doing an entire new act, for example).
     
  18. Shadow Hog

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    Is there a point to "spin <left, right>", by the way? I attempted that such that I would spin through a Motobug in my way, killing it, but I might as well have written "walk right", since I still got hurt. :\

    For that matter, if I walk into an enemy while invincible, I can't progress - I don't get hurt (I mean, invincibility), but a Motobug on the ground is apparently a phenomenal force of nature that can only be circumvented with "attack Motobug".
     
  19. You enter Mystic Cave Zone. It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

    I hate myself for missing this first time round. Just about to start playing.
     
  20. gold lightning

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    Since this thread is active again I guess I should say that I'd like this to be continued. I had a surprisingly good time playing this. + - The physics were absolutely amazing.