Ttd And X-com
Posted 05 October 2003 - 05:00 PM
"What's the deal with the UFOs?
Several of TT's "disasters" involve UFOs. This raises the question, is Microprose trying to send us some odd, subliminal message? Were they out of ideas for disasters? Was Chris Sawyer abducted by aliens?
Actually, it appears there is an explanation for the UFOs. Chris Sawyer loves the game X-Com (also by Microprose), an alien defense game. The "top secret aircraft" that destroys the large UFO is very similar to the Interceptor used in X-COM.
This picture provides more proof of the X-Com connection. This scene is from a "scenario" on the TTD CD-ROM called "snowy peaks" (arctic climate). On the left side of the map is this island.
Also, the TTD CD-ROM contains the "crop" scenario ("Toyland" climate). Large letters along the northeast side spell out "UFO'S WERE HERE". In the center is a design similar to "crop circles" presumably left behind by alien ships."
amazing how being a big fan of X-Com can effect game making ::
Posted 06 October 2003 - 07:34 AM
Posted 13 September 2004 - 11:45 AM
Edited by Paladin, 13 September 2004 - 11:45 AM.
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:11 AM
In Transport Tycoon Deluxe. (Published/Developed by Microprose.)
Seen X-COM in other games?
Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:56 AM
[Edit, Zombie: topics merged.]
Edited by Zombie, 17 December 2005 - 07:05 PM.
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 12:01 PM
I have an old PS1 game called "Gunship" produced by Microprose in '96. Basically it is a shoot-em-up game with helicopters. During certain desert combat missions, you may see a billboard with X-COM on it. I usually get out my Hellfire missiles and blow the billboard to smithereens.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 04:53 PM
Edited by Sporb, 17 December 2005 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:28 AM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:38 AM
Then you should play with disasters on for a change
Strange, I've TTD aswell. I've never seen a UFO in it.
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