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January 2020 - Blood Money
« on: December 30, 2019, 08:22:31 am »
OCS/ECS Game of the Month for January, 2020, is Blood Money!

Blood Money is a horizontal side-scrolling shooter that uses 2D computer graphics. Players move through four stages on the planet, taking control of a different vehicle in each level: a helicopter in the metal world, a submarine in a water world, a spacesuit in an ice world, and a fighter jet in a fire world. Each vehicle features unique weaponry, which players use to attack all advancing enemies. Players can upgrade their vehicle with power-ups, which grant them additional weapons and upgrades, such as support missiles and neutron bombs. The vehicles' energy acts as players' health, and is depleted when the vehicle makes contact with enemies and walls. When all energy is lost, players lose a life; three lives are provided at the beginning of the game, and additional lives can be collected as players progress through the levels. When all three lives are lost, the game ends and players are sent to the title screen. The first two levels may be selected from the beginning of the game; after one level is complete, players can select any remaining world without restrictions. At the end of each level, players must defeat a boss.

From the manual:

Star Date 21.32.2121

Dear Mom,

Thanks very much for the postal order for 200 credits. As soon as these lazy Thanatopians open the post office I'll go and cash it. I really need it as well. Everything here is much more expensive than back on Venus - I had to pay 60 credits the other day just to have my blood changed (the atmosphere here means I have to do it twice as often as home). And yes, of course I won't waste the credits on anything stupid like an Alien Safari where you try to conquer four planets full of the most amazingly nasty alien creeps-and pay with your life if you fail. You know me mum - I certainly wouldn't do anything as dangerous as that.

The desk clerk at the motel gave me a brochure for the Safari the other day, and boy, did it look mean! Lots of people try it, but nobody has ever come back alive. And they make you pay 200 credits for the privilege of trying! And while these happy holidaymakers are desperately trying to kill monsters and stay alive, ASP are charging people here to watch them on live video relay. I spent a few credits (just a few, honestly) watching them yesterday. It was tough. Really tough. But very exciting too...

But as I've said, I'm far too sensible to try anything like that. I mean, if I didn't come back I'd never be able to take the Venusian Accountants examinations, spend the rest of my life going between the office and the house, marry my beautiful fiancées Flip and Flop (how are Flop's zits by the way? and is Flip back in one piece after the operation?), have 96 beautiful little children like you and Dad, and then retire to the Sunny Skies Senior Citizens Planet to doze away the remaining 246 light years of my life....

No, I wouldn't want to give up all that just for the sake of the most exciting quest a Venusian could make, travelling through four strange and frightening planets, changing from submarine to helicopter to jet pack to rocket fighter, earning credits and buying weapons to slaughter the evil monsters attacking me. No, you know you can count on me to do the sensible thing, mommy dearest.

Your loving son,
Spondulix

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  • Amiga Hardware: OCS/ECS
  • Release Year: 1989
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  • Players: 1 or 2 (simultaneously)
  • Publisher: Psygnosis
  • Developer: DMA Design

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Please refer to the 'Game of the Month Rules and Participation' post for information on how to participate!  Good Luck!

To qualify for the game of the month, you must play single player, helicopter (metal world) only.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 08:32:43 am by NinjaKat »
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 06:41:38 pm »
I'll kick it off with my first effort of 8700.  I feel like this is not a great score...  so will keep on trying!
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 02:21:14 am »
Well it is bloody hard (pun intended) My first try was at 5750 points, will take another go at it later !
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 01:27:57 pm »
Going to do my best to get on the score board with this one! Not had much luck so far!  :)

I'll kick it off with my first effort of 8700.  I feel like this is not a great score...  so will keep on trying!
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 10:40:39 am »
Geeze this is a hard one.

Only 5600 on first go  :o


edit: 7000 on second at least...still a ways to go though!
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 10:53:04 am »
Got a little further... damn this is a hard one!
9300


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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 10:56:38 am »
Last nights best
12900
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 11:12:16 am »
Well done! The best my daughter and I could manage last night was 6750!

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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2020, 03:36:34 pm »
Last nights best
12900

nice one! I'd better get practising :)

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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2020, 06:05:43 pm »
after many attempts, managed to squeeze a bit more last night.  new high - 15400.
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 10:55:40 am »
after many attempts, managed to squeeze a bit more last night.  new high - 15400.

I tell you! Danielle and I are never going to make it onto the charts!  ;)


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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 09:11:06 am »
i remembered why i never played this game much back in the day.

best i did was 8500 or something. Gave up, played something else :)

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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 10:00:18 am »
Super effort! Thrashed us!

i remembered why i never played this game much back in the day.

best i did was 8500 or something. Gave up, played something else :)
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 10:09:32 pm »
With a mighty effort from Intangybles today - 27750!!!!!  Great work!
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Re: January 2020 - Blood Money
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2020, 09:17:27 am »
Thank you! Had my helper (daughter) barracking me on! Still does not even make the high score chart in the game! I don't think my thumb is ever going to recover!  ;D

With a mighty effort from Intangybles today - 27750!!!!!  Great work!
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