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    I have a question about Space Panic: is the reason for its limited appeal due to the horrendous sound effects of the original arcade version? The ColecoVision port released in early 1983 was the only home version of the official game (an unofficial port called Apple Panic was released for the Apple II).

    The reason the arcade version wasn't very good audibly: the sound that occurs when a monster falls in a hole you just dug, sounds like a telephone ringing. On the CV version, however, it sounds rather like a siren. Likewise, the sound that plays when your character dies on the arcade version is just an exploding "boom" sound while the CV version's resembles a farting sound, which also replaced the simpler beeping sound heard when your character runs and climbs ladders.

    Arcade version (1980):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTNG982glR8

    ColecoVision version (1983):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIoOGTCJ3R8

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    I don't know, but I freaking loved that game when I was a kid. It was hard as shit though. The corner store that I used to play it at also had Snap Jack, which was also tough as nails. I loved that game as well.

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    Oh wow, never heard of this game before. The first thing I thought of was Lode Runner. I was thinking that this game was a rip off of that, but this game came first. If I ever get a Colecovision I'll have to get this.

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    It quite impressed me. So much so that as a wee one I was too freaked to play it and would only watch. Even then I could pretty easily see the patterns the monsters used, though.
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    That game coined the 'platform and ladders' term.

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    I remember playing Space Panic here in the UK in a Fish & chip shop (diner) when i was a teen in the 80`s,i can only get a bit further on the game now than i could back then lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    It quite impressed me. So much so that as a wee one I was too freaked to play it and would only watch. Even then I could pretty easily see the patterns the monsters used, though.
    It freaked me out, too.

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