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Rise and Dump of the Robots
#296709 - 09/28/12 02:21 PM


Ordyne dumped the arcade prototype version of Rise Of The Robots by Bell-Fruit (roms and hard drive). When the owner contacted Bell-Fruit asking information about it they were surprised he had it and said they had thrown out everything to do with it after the location testing failed.







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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296710 - 09/28/12 02:25 PM


what hardware this game use



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: DjCasey]
#296711 - 09/28/12 02:27 PM


From the notes...
U5SX 486-33 cpu
NCR 53C700-66 SCSI Controller
TMS320C31PQL DSP
XILINX XC4010 FPGA ?
UC5601N SCSI Terminator
MACH210A PLD
ADV7120KN30 Video Dac ?
1x THM361020ASG-70 4mb SIMM



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296716 - 09/28/12 03:39 PM


Did somebody say Dump of the Robots?







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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296719 - 09/28/12 04:22 PM


I remember playing this on the PC years and years ago. And it really, really sucked.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Jred]
#296725 - 09/28/12 06:09 PM


> I remember playing this on the PC years and years ago. And it really, really sucked.

Yeah, it had flashy graphics but that was it unfortunately. One Must Fall: 2097 was way better



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296729 - 09/28/12 09:42 PM


I had this game for the SNES and PC. Didn't know the arcade version existed. That's a nice find.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: gamerfan]
#296730 - 09/28/12 10:16 PM


Ha, it's funny how despite the narrator's excitement over the game, while saying it's not just punches and kicks, the robots are doing boring jumps and kicks.

Regardless, great find and a worthy addition to MAME!



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296731 - 09/28/12 10:19 PM


The info I got from ex bell fruit guys was that ATD designed the board and they did the software. I'll post some pics of the machine when I get chance to take some.

Edited by Ordyne (09/28/12 10:42 PM)



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Ordyne]
#296733 - 09/28/12 10:29 PM


Props to you for finding and dumping it, I've been looking for this one to dump for a while, just Zool to go now.

Horrible game but I had assumed it was lost to time. Thanks again for the dump.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Jred]
#296734 - 09/28/12 10:43 PM


> I remember playing this on the PC years and years ago. And it really, really sucked.

Yeah. Terrible game, but a great rare find by Ordyne.

In case anyone's got any misconceptions, the emulation on this one's gonna be slooooow. H/W is a not-PC-compatible 486-33 with at least 1 DSP and some sort of sprite scaling h/w. Will be fun to see it running though.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296739 - 09/28/12 11:00 PM


> Ordyne dumped the arcade prototype version of Rise Of The Robots by Bell-Fruit (roms
> and hard drive). When the owner contacted Bell-Fruit asking information about it they
> were surprised he had it and said they had thrown out everything to do with it after
> the location testing failed.

Oh my god.

I don't know if I should be grateful or if the dumper should be executed for preserving this crap...

I kid, I kid. This is an awesome dump and I am very happy it's been preserved.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: XtraSmiley]
#296740 - 09/28/12 11:35 PM


If I was one of the robots in this game I'd do like in Fix-It Felix and find another game to jump into. Maybe a nice little italian Galaxian bootjob. At least I could say, you remember Galaxian right?

Which came 1st? the crappy NES & SEGA carts or the arcade?
I remember that game coming back to life with each generational jump. And it stunk on all of them.

Later...



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Bad A Billy]
#296742 - 09/29/12 12:29 AM


http://www.1up.com/features/money_22

The Best version it was MegaDrive only...
But a little better 0.1% from the other consoles.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296747 - 09/29/12 02:08 AM


Was this game as terrible as Tattoo Assassins?



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: keshbach1]
#296748 - 09/29/12 02:11 AM


I never played it but Tatt Ass is sort of in the so humorously bad it's good category while this just looks like the programmers didn't understand what makes games fun. Hard to compare the 2 I guess.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: R. Belmont]
#296775 - 09/29/12 11:03 AM


Somehow I imagined it would use PC hardware like a x86 processor. I guess the SIMM slots gave it away



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Naoki]
#296776 - 09/29/12 11:19 AM


This game will fit well in DosBox !
Rise of the Robots was the most hyped game at the time. I can remember the days when we all waited to pop-up on ours beloved Amigas; those early screenshots showed in advert. looked so promising... ...finally when the game came out - we were like ...and then we noticed that the developers forgot one little thing about the game : PLAYABILITY !!!



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: CTOJAH]
#296778 - 09/29/12 03:06 PM


> This game will fit well in DosBox !
> Rise of the Robots was the most hyped game at the time. I can remember the days when
> we all waited to pop-up on ours beloved Amigas; those early screenshots showed in
> advert. looked so promising... ...finally when the game came out - we were like
> ...and then we noticed that the developers forgot one little thing about the game :
> PLAYABILITY !!!

And history is still repeating itself today. Take Duke Nukem Forever for example.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: CTOJAH]
#296781 - 09/29/12 03:28 PM


> This game will fit well in DosBox !

Did you miss the part where I said the hardware is not PC compatible? Seriously, it has a 486 CPU but the rest of the h/w is relatively traditional arcade stuff, rather like how Seibu SPI has a 386 and will never run in DOSBox.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#296858 - 09/30/12 09:25 PM


Rise Of The Robots 2 Resurrection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kHdGjvOIy4

Engage Voice - Blood Storm?
Well is much better.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: XtraSmiley]
#296868 - 10/01/12 03:13 AM


I'm sure that this game really got thrashed hard in an old '90s magazine known as "CD-ROM Today". I'll have to delve into the back issues for confirmation.

Useless trivia: I also have the complete CD-ROM set for the discs that were bundled with that mag. So, more than likely, I also have a demo of the game.

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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Bekki Doll]
#296881 - 10/01/12 10:48 AM


Lol..this game even got an EDGE cover to itself way back in 93..much to their embarrassment when a few months later it scored 2/10 in a review.




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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Ziggy100]
#296895 - 10/01/12 08:35 PM


I had a subscription back then I think, definitely had that issue. I had a 3D0 at the time so...



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Ziggy100]
#296907 - 10/02/12 01:59 AM


> Lol..this game even got an EDGE cover to itself way back in 93..much to their
> embarrassment when a few months later it scored 2/10 in a review.

Well, I don’t think they’d be embarrassed, considering the line below the title: “Who cares about the gameplay when it looks this good? Edge does…” It hits that the game is going to be rated on gameplay no matter how good it looks, and suggests, right there on the cover, that it doesn’t come out that well.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: gamerfan]
#296910 - 10/02/12 03:16 AM


> I had this game for the SNES and PC. Didn't know the arcade version existed. That's a
> nice find.

neither did I, but i do remember how overhyped this was, including the mentioning that the music was done by Brian May of Queen.



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: figment1988]
#296919 - 10/02/12 09:08 AM


the "musci" by Brian may was just a couple of riffs at the beginning and that was it

the sequel was very good actually,i played the heck out of it back in the day on my Pentium 75



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Vas Crabb]
#296920 - 10/02/12 09:43 AM



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Well, I don’t think they’d be embarrassed, considering the line below the title: “Who cares about the gameplay when it looks this good? Edge does…” It hits that the game is going to be rated on gameplay no matter how good it looks, and suggests, right there on the cover, that it doesn’t come out that well.




By comparison, FX-Fighter kicked its butt and then some. At least with that game I picked it up in its full release with a comic book and stuff for around $5. :-)

The PC version of "Super Street Fighter II" was way cool as well. It even came bundled with not just a 6-button joypad but also a VHS copy of Raul Julia's/JCVD's "Street Fighter" movie. I only watched the VHS once.

Time Warner Interactive's "Rise Of The Robots" was nothing more than a pre-rendered mess. It just blows me away how an arcade version was aborted in record time. But those were the times: Fighting games were big back then.

Does anyone remember an obscure fighting game for the PC known as "Stick Fighter?" Picture stick figures fighting each other. It's more funny than it sounds. Think of attempting to render a fighting game in Fantavision and that's pretty much what it is. And it was much better than "Rise". :-)

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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Bekki Doll]
#296922 - 10/02/12 11:26 AM


> Does anyone remember an obscure fighting game for the PC known as "Stick Fighter?"
> Picture stick figures fighting each other. It's more funny than it sounds. Think of
> attempting to render a fighting game in Fantavision and that's pretty much what it
> is. And it was much better than "Rise". :-)

Haha I remember Stick Fighter. It was comically forgiving in accepting special moves – you could be like press down, wait a second, press forward, wait a second, press punch, and you'd do a fireball (that was rendered as an asterisk).



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Re: Rise and Dump of the Robots new [Re: Smitdogg]
#297424 - 10/11/12 07:59 PM


Just a quick message to Ordyne:

Would you be interested in selling your RotR board?

pm sent, cheers



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