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Re: Space Cyclone progress
05/03/17 11:28 PM

>> When first seeing the flyer many years earlier, it gave appearance that it was a
>> game with player flying a ship in space.....not shooting an anti-aircraft gun from
>> the ground. The flyer doesn't appear to show grass/ground on bottom of the monitor.
> *flyer link*
>> When three Bems come down to earth, ....

>maybe there are other versions, maybe the flyer is a mockup

Those could be possible scenarios. Too bad we won't find out even though it is minor thing compared to preserving the game which is the bigger thing anyway.

>>The name Space Cyclone should have been "Shoot the Bems" as a title instead. It
>>might have piqued (ie: peeked) more interest, but marketing departments then thought
>>all games need the word "space" in order for game to sell which was dumb.

>It kinda makes sense, the enemies come down in a spinning pattern, moving from one cloud
>to another before reaching the ground, it also has the lightning so I guess there are
>meteorological themes at least.

That explains the cyclone name. If I were in marketing group, I would have given opinion of game name: "Shoot the Bems" or better yet if name required the "space" prefix... "Space Bems"

Of course I still believe "Don Bear Near" (mistranslation of Dunk Mania) would have been a great arcade name for a video game. A cab that looks and operates like Atari's Triple Hunt in woods setting where player tries to shoot at a bear (almost always hiding behind the trees) as the bear tries to work its way closer to approaching and finally going after the hunter.

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* Space Cyclone progress Haze 05/02/17 10:45 PM
. * Re: Space Cyclone progress gregf  05/03/17 07:45 PM
. * Re: Space Cyclone progress Haze  05/03/17 08:05 PM
. * Re: Space Cyclone progress gregf  05/03/17 11:28 PM
. * Re: Space Cyclone progress B2K24  05/03/17 08:49 AM
. * Re: Space Cyclone progress Brian Deuel  05/03/17 12:10 AM

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