[Coco] rogue

Bill Loguidice bill at armchairarcade.com
Mon Sep 24 20:33:58 EDT 2012

Yep, Epyx released all of the versions of Rogue (though they did the
co-publish thing with Tandy, as was the norm for CoCo stuff, but it was
still in the standard Epyx packaging), though there was a PC version prior
to Epyx picking up the property. What was neat about all the different
versions for all the different platforms was that each game was implemented
differently. While the basic cores were the same, of course, they each took
a different approach to the visuals. The CoCo 3 had perhaps the most
interesting approach in that there wasn't the type of difference between
the 128K and 512K versions in terms of visuals. It just basically swapped
in a fancier character set. Contrast that the Amiga and ST versions, for
instance, which had full sprite-based graphics. You can see a few of the
different implementations here:

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On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Allen Huffman <alsplace at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Sep 24, 2012, at 6:21 PM, Robert Hermanek <rhermanek at centurytel.net>
> wrote:
> > Anyone know if any Rogue-like games were ever made for the coco?  Think
> text based dungeon maze games like Moria... if one exists, I wanna play it.
>  If none exist, might be a fun project for me.
> Rogue was made for the CoCo, and sold by Radio Shack. It was disk based
> and for the CoCo 3. In 128K you had text characters, and with 512K it had
> graphic representations of the characters (maybe just a different font).
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