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Posted 12 May 2003 - 06:16 AM

I got an email from an old friend and colleague this morning, it contained the following line.

"it seems XCom isn't quite dead officially either... I've also heard its being ported for the GBA... A natural I would have thought."

X-Com GBA! I've had no luck finding any confirmation at this time, though I'll keep looking.

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 07:06 AM

Some while back there was a guy at the gamefaqs.com boards who said "Would'nt it be cool with a GBA port?!".

Other than that i've heard nothing about it.

Maybe your dude just snapped that one up? It's a little far-off but hey :D
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 02:00 PM

Would this be UFO being ported?

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 04:57 PM

Hey -

I'm showing my ingnorance, but what is GBA?!

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 06:24 PM

If you do a Google Search of XCom GBA you get this:

EuroGamer - serving you a fresh slice of gaming morning, noon and ... - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... [hahakid] - 23-May-2002. Could'nt eurogamer start spreading rumours about
an GBA port of XCom or UFO ? ... The Xcom franchise is coming to the GBA! ...


But the page is gone. Sounds like the rumour is in several places...

By the way: GBA means GameBoy Advance...

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Posted 13 May 2003 - 02:28 AM

I figure it probably is a rumour. but If only it was true.

It would be a great fit for the hardware.

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Posted 13 May 2003 - 09:39 PM

And I would certainly go buy a GBA (probably the newer backlit one) just to play the game.....

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 09:07 PM

OMG. i am not a fan of gb at all. i own a gb color but that was from the pokemon era. i would be playing it everywhere. ^_^
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Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:49 PM

If it was for Game Boy Color I would definitely start playing it again. I also have two of the REALLY old Game Boys...screw the pocket kind ^_^

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:54 PM

I don't think that a gb color has the hardware necesary to play a game like xcom.
Now a gba (which I convientely have :D) would fit xcom perfectly. Ive already heard of other old games getting ported to the gba, so wouldn't xcom be natural? I mean, atari could make a huge amount of money, and no one would notice how bad the graphics look because it is on a gba instead of a computer! Heck, the graphics would look better on a gba due to higher resolution! I hope they port it.

If anyone from atari reads these boards, could you please make an xcom 1-gba port? Please? :sorry:
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:56 AM

hmmm......if it was just a rumor, could'nt we do that after Xenocide????

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 01:03 PM

Do you know how to manufacture Gameboy cartridges?
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 03:58 AM

You can buy empty ones. You'll need to buy a development kit too.
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 05:30 AM

Including kit to transfer the data onto the cartridge. Uni's in England are now being given this kit to develop games on their various systems, apparently all the kit they are given mounts up to a couple of million :o

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 03:14 PM

ok, so we will go broke if we wanted to do it ^-^

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:41 PM

It would be cheaper to make xcom on a graphing calculator.Supsuper is doing that.
By the way, If there was a gba xcom, it should have the first 2 games. gba probably cant support apocolypse, yet.
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Posted 17 December 2003 - 04:32 AM

Just a thought but does a gba has a mouse. If not how will u play x-com without a mouse ?? Do u even want to play the old x-com without a mouse ? I rather try to play the game on a 1000ghz proc or make a new version myself then play it without a mouse.

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Posted 17 December 2003 - 04:56 AM

Well I thought PS1 was playable with the gamepad too.. I could be wrong though but if this is the case, what's so different with gameboy controls?
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Posted 17 December 2003 - 06:03 AM

x-com on a Playstation ?? I have not seen that one. A gamepad != a mouse so it will be a lot slower. I have a game where the mouse is somethimes disabled and u have to use the keyboard instead. And that is not really nice playing. Since the arrowkeys are about the same as a gamepad so the game will be nog nicely playable without a mouse. I thought that PS1 had a special mouse but im not sure about that one.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 10:28 AM

Yes, the playstation version is the one that has those fancy demos you can download from xcomufo download page..
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Posted 30 December 2003 - 04:34 AM

you can easily make a game not need a mouse in GBA. example? most FPS and scrollable games that were released for it :P

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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