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Samuri/Star Angel - a Hummer Team plug & play console
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2011, 04:57:36 PM »
Does the zDog have The Hummer on it, and if so, is it a full game instead of split up into acts?

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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2011, 05:04:10 PM »
nope. here's a full game list:

1. Space Cruiser - a shooter, same engine as Air Combat from the Samuri
2. UFO Carrier - another level of the same game  
3. Space Fort - and another
4. Zdog Hero - basically the fighting game from the Samuri, only with Zdog, Hummer, Pink Jelly & Panda
5. Hummer Hero - same thing, play as Hummer
6. Jelly Hero - probably self explanatory by this point
7. Benthal - another variation on the shooter engine, starring a whale and set underwater
8. Sea Serpent - more underwater shooting
9. Octopus - and again
10. Submarine - single screen shooter, you can go underwater to avoid stuff
11. Diplopod War
12. Pterodactyl - crosshair shooting game, defend your house from pterodactyls to the aladdin theme tune
13. Duck Runaway
14. Space Ball - something with the sprites from Juggling Stunts but youre in the middle and you have to catch the ball thrown by the other two. in space!
15. Harpoon
16. Surfing - you control Pink Jelly on a surfboard, and you have to avoid sharks
17. Hunting - similar to the hunting games on the Samuri, but with multiple stages and different animals mixed in together
18. Fly Eater - Greedy Frog on Samuri
19. Seals
20. Knock the Roots - variation on Big Hammer etc
21. Puppy Saver
22. Cross Street
23. Cute Heads
24. Matching
25. Venice Mugs - variation on Tomatina from the Samuri but youre throwing mugs at people in Venice
26. Moose and Water
27. Honor Ribbon - Arkanoid clone
28. Mad Jumper - variation on Jelly Motor Boat
29. Shipwreck - Titenic level
30. Heroine - Titenic level
31. Cat vs Dogs - Pac-man clone
32. Pingpong
33. Foredeck - Titenic level
34. Double Decker - Titenic level
35. Elevator - Titenic level
36. Ocean Hero - Titenic level
37. Panda Hero - fighting game again
38. Mad Dogs - variation on Crazy Cats, actually appears in the Samuri's manual
39. Samurai
40. Butter Fly
41. Lobster
42. Lion vs Zebra
43. Monkey - basically like Moose & Water but with a monkey in a tree
44. Star Bank

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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2011, 05:17:01 PM »
Cool thanks.

I also had fun with the piece of paper. I used a similar way as Taizou but I made it a bit less dark:
http://www.hapoelshack.com/img/maxi/mapforpass5lcl.jpg

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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2011, 06:13:41 PM »
Well, to me now it looks like it says either "Suamer" or "Summer".

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« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2011, 06:41:31 PM »
I still think it looks like "Simmer"-- the second letter looks more like an "I" than a "U", especially if you line it up with Comic Sans in Photoshop or whatever.

Edit: http://cl.ly/1H0h1G0Z2m2w2i3P1G0Q - A comparison of "Simmer", "Summer" and "Hummer" typeset alongside the mystery text.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2011, 06:52:13 PM by codeman38 »

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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2011, 07:52:25 PM »
Yeah, you're right, it does look more like Simmer. but then the S doesn't look entirely like Comic Sans. hmm.

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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2011, 07:57:54 PM »
Yeah, now I see it a lot better.

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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2011, 09:05:44 AM »
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 09:05:59 AM by MLX »

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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2011, 10:51:45 AM »
Wow, I never thought things would get to this level of research. Simmer lines up a lot better, but... Due to the out of place S, it might just be a botched U. Either way, Summer team makes sense in the way that theyve always used that Sun as their logo. Maybe outside of what we see in the games, their company was referred to as "Summer Team" on their documentation/legal forms/order forms and whatnot.... But who knows.

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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2011, 11:39:59 AM »
I think I just found something rather interesting. While looking for info on the Abab Soft archive, it turns out that the author of the page was actually Handel Liao. I'm guessing he either worked at both Zechess and Abab Soft, or they were both the same company.

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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2011, 11:42:04 AM »
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1653/eyetvsnapshot4.jpg

Look at the H.

Anyway, I don't see why they would name themself Simmer or Summer if they put Hummer in the copyright of a console that was probably released after that (as Taizou said, it was probably never released). This paper would have been made at the same time of the zDog thing. They would use Hummer then Simmer/summer then Hummer again? No sense.
Can't believe I missed that when I examinated the source code of the page.
His complete Picasaweb account: https://picasaweb.google.com/liaohandel

Or maybe he was working in Hummer Team ?
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 11:49:27 AM by MLX »

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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2011, 07:42:11 PM »
just completed maps mode on the Zdog. and guess what!

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« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2011, 07:55:36 PM »
Well, from Titenic to that, Rebecca's gone but everyone else is there along with Handel Liao. I'm kind of curious if Panda Adventure has appeared on any of those plug-n-plays by any chance seeing how he pops up on the Samuri and on the ZDog.

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« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2011, 07:59:37 PM »
Yeah, Panda Adventure (or one of the 15 in 1's games on the same engine) is something i definitely expected to see on one of these, maybe with upgraded VT03 graphics. Maybe they just didn't bother because it kinda sucks.

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« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2011, 08:06:56 PM »
That or the levels were split into several games like The Hummer and Titenic and somehow formed back into one for the 4-in-1. (...although I think Hummer went from NES to VT03 so I could be wrong)
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 08:08:00 PM by KingPepe »