Today I received my copy of Digger Chan in the mail.
It tells the story of a chinese immigrant escaping communism in the years of the great milk rush, trying to find his luck as a lowly handyman in a world of hard work and industrial sabotage. Just as he reaches the rank of top digger at M.O.O. Milk co he is cought up in the crossfire of his company and the evil competitors of Udder Juice Corp...
But I should not tell too much of the elaborate, highly dramatic storyline right now.^^
On a gameplay level Digger Chan proves to be a very simple, yet highly addictive game. I made it to level 5 in normal mode (the lowest difficulty) so far, and even that cost me some serious nerve. Obviously, playgen and Aypok are sadists, loving it to lure the player into traps with no chance of escape.
I must admit to have never played Mr Driller, but playing this game now I find the whole concept really cool; playing it makes it easy to understand why the two devs worked on this project on and off over 6 or so years for a cart release. It´s just a rock-solid game design and fun!
About the quality of the physical product: Indeed the stuff is like new. Just thinking of all the Power Strike II cartridges playgen butchers mercilessly to get the parts makes me wanna cry, but the result is worth it. The manuals are on nice glossy paper and an improvement over the ones used for his earlier reproductions.
All in all great work, and I really hope we will see another game on cart from you someday!
Post by playgeneration on Jul 5, 2011 14:01:47 GMT
The next lot of 25 copies has been finished today. However since more than 25 people have asked for the game, unfortunately some will still have to wait a while. I'll be replying to people with details on how to buy the game in the order they messaged me.
As they take a lot of time to do, I'll be making them in smaller batches from now on. I've already started the next 10, which should see me catch up with all the people who have asked about buying the game so far...
There are no used parts involved, everything is new.
I forgot to mention this previously - The text for the box insert, manual and game itself are all only in English. There's not much text in the game, so you don't by any means need to be fluent in English to play it.
And apologies for anyone waiting on a reply to their PM, I will reply soon!
This is cool! How in the world did you find new cartridge shells and clamshell cases? I imagine it would be crazy expensive to have new ones manufactured.
Congrats on the game, guys. I also had no idea about it, but it looks great. Kind of like a combination of Penguin Land and Puyo Puyo. Count me in for one too when you get the next batch done. I've sent you a PM, Playgen. Great to see the SMS still alive!
"Enduro" is a symbolic journey through life via the media of a race.
Awesome, god my copy today! I want to thank Estimated Prophet and whoever else may have chipped in for this game. I'm pretty strapped for cash at the moment because of crazy medical bills, and it was nice to get a 'get well soon' present in the mail. Thanks to him and anyone else involved, can't wait to play it!
It was 1998 my father was in the hospital waiting for a lung transplant and that is where i got my genesis/segacd i loved the way sega did games nothing can compare to the. genesis and what it did also my father died in the hospital waiting for his transplant
Currently Playing: Penguin Land, Phantasy Star, Tennis Ace Last Game Beaten: Parlour Games