Thursday, February 4, 2016

Coleco Chameleon Launch Lineup Part Four: Thunder Castle, Tower of Doom, Utopia, Dorke and Ymp

Here at Nintendo Love Affair we certainly love Nintendo, but we also have a special place in our hearts for all things retro and nostalgic.  Welcome to the beginning of our post series covering the upcoming Coleco Chameleon (more info here) launch titles.  We researched each game and brought together box art, game footage, and game play summaries from all across the interwebs!

Click for part 1part 2part 3 and part 5 of our ongoing series.

Thunder Castle (Intellivision)

"The object of the game is to grab an item that gives the player temporary invincibility and use it to kill enemies."  (source)

Tower of Doom (Intellivision)

"Tower of Doom is a dungeon-crawling adventure game released for the Intellivision. Originally planned as the third AD&D game on the Intellivision, Tower of Doom was eventually released as a non-licensed game late in the Intellivision's life. It is, however, one of the deeper and more complex games to appear on that early system. The premise of the game is rather simple, as are most other similar games: you explore a dungeon, kill monsters, collect loot, and avoid traps." (source)

Utopia (Intellivision)

"Utopia is a two-player game in which the two players each control one of the game's two islands. It lacks an AI opponent, although a single player can play to achieve a high score and ignore the other island. When starting the game, the players may choose howlong each turn lasts (60 seconds being the default), and how many turns the game lasts (15 turns being the default). The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game."(source)

Dorke and Ymp 

"Originally developed by an independent two man studio in Stockholm, it was announced in 1993, with a release date that would have made it the first Scandinavian platformer released on the SNES. It was announced with an interview with the developers and a first look at the game in the now defunct 90's Swedish magazine Interface." (source)

Click for part 1part 2part 3 and part 5 of our on going series.

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