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It Can't Be Done!

Postby Heavy Stylus » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:58 pm

Is there a full version of this game by psygnosis kicking around, or was only a demo version made?

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Postby unseenmenace » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:16 pm

The full version was released under the name "Anarchy" on the Psyclapse label.
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Postby Heavy Stylus » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:31 pm

Ah. Thanks!

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Postby Mug UK » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:39 am

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Postby Heavy Stylus » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:53 am

Just out of interest, why the name "It Can't Be Done"? I'm guessing that they are referring to the top-notch horizontal scrolling in the game compared to many other games...

Either that, or because the game is so bloody hard!

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Postby Mug UK » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:57 am

First answer was correct .. too many ST shoot-em-ups didn't scroll the whole screen horizontally as "it can't be done" (check out the early examples, none used the whole screen and had a huge HUD to mask the fact that the game wasn't scrolling the whole screen).

All he did was adapt demo-screen methods and use it for a game (I'm guessing here) as most game coders weren't demo-makers.

When you look at the standard of demo menus (when it was the fashion) it put many of the real game engines used to shame.
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Postby prog99 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:00 am

Or the protection..

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