GBC First Person Shooter, Tyrannosaurus Tex Finally Gets Released!

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  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
    I've been waiting a very long time for this! There is a long history behind the development and issues the developer Slitherine had with getting this game out. At one point it was about to be released by Eidos (who canned it as they felt GBA was the way to go) and even Take Two were going to release it...they wanted it to be a Duke Nukem game but the devs couldn't change things in time. Then it was canned, and the developer just went to making "meh" strategy titles (and really bad ones for the DS) instead.​
    Now however after 13 years a prototype has been released!​
    I'm not going to directly link to the site though as I am unsure of the legality of the ROM but GoNintendo has linked it and if you follow their link and go to the very bottom of the site there is a download:​
    [​IMG] Linky
    That site also mentions a very nooby "Save T-Tex" Yahoo Group that I did myself with an ex of mine way back! God I was so young and naive back then!​
    NOTE: Only works with the emulator KiGB and Bung flash cards. I myself can't quite get it to go past the menu screen on KiGB but it works on my Bung card, runs OK but it is clearly not finished, it's quite buggy. This seems to be a very early version as I've seen video footage on IGN that looked smoother and showed the blasty bits on the guns. Maybe one day we'll see the full one appear.​
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  2. mechadylan

    mechadylan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 18, 2009
    United States
    - 13 single-player levels, with 7 completely playable
    - Multiplayer is missing from this build
    - The back-up file currently only works on the KiGB emulator and Bung Doctor GB Card flash cartridges

    :blink: Wait, wut? Meaning that this once had a multiplayer function? Or it should? Co-op or versus? In either case, I'm strangely attracted to this.
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
    Yep, it had deathmatch via link cable.

    IGN had a lot of coverage for this, they even had a very positive "hands on" with a more final copy but the link to that has now gone, same with a lot of footage that they had which looked very promising.

    I do recall that it once had 8-9 enemies on screen without any slowdown. In this prototype a lot of the enemies don't move at all, there is zero AI but it does kinda show the engine working well in such a early version.
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Oct 23, 2007
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    Waaay too confusing. I could see myself getting frustrated over that game a LOT.
  5. jimmyemunoz

    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 23, 2009
    United States
    It runs on no$GMB
  6. minexew

    minexew ayy lmao

    Mar 16, 2013
    inb4 commented disassembly
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  7. Attila13

    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

    Oct 11, 2010
    GOTY 2013! :creep:
  8. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    Still going to play this.
    I <3 this kind of stuff!
  9. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

    Apr 2, 2011
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    The Twilight Zone
    "Released" isn't quite accurate, as it implies a legitimate release. I'd say closer to "leaked", although that's not quite accurate either.
  10. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004

    Released is accurate.
  11. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    The "cutscene" backgrounds look surprisingly good for the GBC. The rest of the game looks more like what you'd expect though.
    Were there many FPS games for the GBC? Doesn't seem like the controls suit them very well.
  12. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    I could not get it to run on the KiGB, I'll try no$GMB. I only want to see the game over screen.
  13. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
    Only other one was Faceball 2000 for the GB, nothing else for GBC. This played very well, one button shoots, one opens doors and strafes when held. Controls just as well as Wolfenstein would which is cool for a prototype.

    In KiGB goto Options, Pallette and then change it from "Original GB" to NO$GB.
  14. XDel

    XDel Author of the Alien Breed Odamex Projekt.

    Jul 25, 2012
    United States
    I think if this were the 90's and Gameboy Color was still being sold in stores and we didn't have so many portable FPS options...

    I'd have fallen in love with this game! As of now, it's too little too late. A shame it never got a proper release.
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