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Edge Grinder   [2011]

Edge Grinder Released by :
Cosine [web]

Release Date :
18 September 2011

Type :
C64 Game

Website :
http://cosine.org.uk/products.php?prod=edge_grinder&4mat=c64

User rating:********__  7.8/10 (15 votes)   See votestatistics
********__  7.9/10 (7 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... The Magic Roundabout of Cosine, Nostalgia
Music .... Odie of Cosine, Sonix Systems
Graphics .... Smila
  STE'86
Linking .... The Magic Roundabout of Cosine, Nostalgia
Docs .... Heavy Stylus of Avatar, RGCD
Test .... Heavy Stylus of Avatar, RGCD


SIDs used in this release :
Edge Grinder(/MUSICIANS/C/Connolly_Sean/Edge_Grinder.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/99628/edge_grinder.zip (downloads: 734)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/99637/Edge Grinder - Cosine.crt (downloads: 324)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Skoe on 28 September 2011
Thanks for the CRT file! Just put it on one of the slots of my EF3 ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 22 September 2011
Nice game! Cool Coding, Gorgeous Gfx and Mega Msx!
User Comment
Submitted by Achim on 21 September 2011
Very nice game. There's only one thing missing: power-ups!
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 21 September 2011
Really nice, TMR! ;-) I quite like the gfx, some of the enemy ship anims are really good (and IMHO better than IO or Armalyte!). Unusual choice of Multicolors for the sprites, blue and white... The intropic-tune sounds really wrong, but ingame music is decent. nothing great, but decent...
User Comment
Submitted by T.M.R on 20 September 2011
@Skoe: added the CRT file for download.

@iAN: i LIKE the loader, so it went in... no better reason. =-)
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 20 September 2011
The game itself is byte identical to the cart version. This disk version adds a loader and Cosine intro.
Could have been onefiled w/o the need of a loader btw.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 20 September 2011
"is this the same game version as Genesis Project and Onslaught did release on the 2nd of August?"
those "cracks" are from the cartridge
User Comment
Submitted by Skoe on 20 September 2011
Would be nice if you could add the cartridge version too.
User Comment
Submitted by T.M.R on 20 September 2011
@Mr. SID: i got a box of second hand pixels from eBay that were sold as blanks so you might be right...

Sorry, couldn't resist. =-) The pipes are inspired by Io, here's what Smila had to say at Format War:

"Bob was one of my graphic heroes when i was young and IO was beutifull so wanted to include something from IO in the edge grinder tiles."
User Comment
Submitted by Mr. SID on 19 September 2011
Also a lot of pixels look like they once belonged to the graphics of IO.
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 19 September 2011
I had mixed feeling towards EG. It’s always good to see a new game released. I found the play area a little too restrictive.

The STE'86 Loading pic. looks good.

I had mixed vibes towards the background graphics and sprites. Sure there’s a lot of colour. Most of the time I sensed the artist maybe borrowed heavily from Armalyte.

The game rates higher than most PD shoot’em ups.
I liked the movie feel when the Cosine logo appears :)
User Comment
Submitted by Heavy Stylus on 19 September 2011
At last! Good work Jason, now to check that CPC version... ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 18 September 2011
Groovy retro blaster, presentation and overall production!. I just love those shooting spaceship games :)
User Comment
Submitted by St0rmfr0nt on 18 September 2011
Ah, got it now. Cheers.
User Comment
Submitted by MacGyver on 18 September 2011
Check the Summary - which unfortunately is pretty bad implemented into CSDb atm.
User Comment
Submitted by St0rmfr0nt on 18 September 2011
Nice one, really. But is this the same game version as Genesis Project and Onslaught did release on the 2nd of August? If so, why is the "Original" published here so late?
cheers
User Comment
Submitted by Mix256 on 18 September 2011
Really nice! Should have online hiscore and achievements lists through modem.
User Comment
Submitted by saimo on 18 September 2011
Intentionally simplistic, but well made. Nice graphics (although I don't like the design of backgrounds) and great music. Good for a some casual fun and especially for competitive players, who will certainly enjoy discovering strategies to accumulate points.
Finished on my second attempt - on the first one, my shooting hand got cramped :p
Thanks for making and releasing it!
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