[Coco] Demaking Computer Games

Bill Loguidice bill at armchairarcade.com
Tue Feb 25 12:25:29 EST 2014

It's hair splitting I know, but I wouldn't classify Halo 2600 as a demake.
While it's a great game (I have it on cartridge), it's not a first person
shooter. It's a completely original action game that just happens to use
Halo universe themes. I would consider, for instance, the recent Doom demo
for the Vic-20 (of all systems) as a demake, because it keeps it as a first
person shooter and is reminiscent of the Doom graphics. That to me is the
definition of "demake," otherwise it's just another new game in the same


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On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Steve Ostrom <smostrom7 at comcast.net>wrote:

> I just read a fun article in the most recent (March 2014) issue of The
> Smithsonian Magazine.  It explained that a remake of a game is taking an
> older game and making it play even better on the newer hardware available.
> But "demaking" a game puts that into reverse.  They mentioned that the game
> Halo, one of the most popular series of games of the past few years, was
> recently rewritten for the Atari 2600, and is called Halo 2600.  One
> reviewer called it "probably the best video game ever crammed into a meager
> 4KB of memory".
> Hmmm...   The Coco3 and Assassin's Creed or Starcraft II ???
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