Wayne's World Pong
|Wayne's World Pong|
About The Game
Wayne's World Pong was a state-of-the-art two player only Pong clone written in AMOS by the 'programming genius' that is XtC. The only link to the actual film are a large collection of sound samples and a couple of digitsed pictures!
The project began early 1994, when a work colleague lent XtC an Amiga public domain Pong clone (not sure which) that was on a magazine coverdisk. XtC played it and claimed he could do better than that, and started work on writing his own Pong clone later that evening. A couple of days later he presented it to his work colleague to try out. Both she and her partner liked it, but a simple Pong clone wasn't enough for XtC!
Although XtC had seen the Wayne's World movie when it was originally released in cinemas in 1992, it wasn't to subliminally inspire him until later in 1993, when he purchased it on the amazingly crystal clear and not blurred at all VHS format. With phrases such as "Game on!" and "He shoots, he scores!" it wasn't hard to understand why XtC chose this movie for the speech!
So XtC began to watch the film again and made a list of useful quotes ready for when he would eventually sample them using his trusty old AudioMaster software.
AGA-only - Not!
The game was developed on an unexpanded A1200, which meant XtC had 2MB of Chip RAM to play with. By doing this, it possibly meant the game wasn't compatible with Amigas that had less than 2MB Chip RAM, but XtC was callous and didn't care. This is also the reason why some people thought that the game was AGA-only - which it isn't. I mean really, does it look like an AGA-only game?
Sampling the speech from the film was the easy part - getting them all to fit on one floppy disk was the hard part. The finished game contains 664,706 bytes of sampled speech! Each of the 28 samples was carefully resampled to the lowest frequency possible without making them sound too awful.
So proud was XtC, that he even incorporated a 'sound test' section!
The intro font was taken from a PD font collection, whilst the digitised images were taken from a Wayne's World slideshow using an Action Replay cartridge, oh and the drawing of the Amiga was taken from an MC Hammer demo!
The classic version of AMOS didn't support more than one mouse, so XtC had to find a way to let the second player use either a joystick or the keyboard so they could compete against player one's mouse. To control the speed of the bat, player two would have to press a fire button - a novel feature that seemed like a good at the time!
XtC's friends and work colleagues liked the game, it helped that they also liked the film. XtC was a happy camper!
They included it in their extensive library as: -
The only thing has got to do with Waynes World is the absolutely amazing quality samples accompanying the game. Basically its just a bat and ball game. But get to the sound test and there are TONS of extracts from the movie, and they all read from RAM too.
Screen Shot Gallery
XtC's first generic logo.
A lousy 2/5 stars from a reviewer who was showing their ignorance: -
- As mentioned above, the classic version of AMOS didn't support more than one mouse - so the game couldn't either!
- In the movie Wayne's World, the character Garth does an impression of Scooby-Doo. This is the sample heard in the game, and is not taken from the cartoon series.
80% - are we paying attention Amiga Power? ;-)
81% - Hey Amiga Power! Can we see a pattern forming here? ;-)
87% - And so, dear Amiga Power, I rest my case! ;-)
UnExoticA Music Files
Download archive Game/Skelly_Jason/Waynes_World_Pong.lha
Also included are all the ingame speech samples, which are also in IFF-8SVX format.
- Monday 26 August 2002 (XtC): Added to collection
- Saturday 22 March 2014 (Ronaldvd): Add external link.
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