Was there ever a G1 video game?

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  1. Csolowalt

    Csolowalt Well-Known Member

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    I know I had read sometime ago about a transformers G1 video game- but I have never seen it- or heard anything after that. Anyone know anything about it?
     
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    there were 2 G1 games that I know of. One for NES and one for PS2, both of which were only released in Japan. The NES game is really terrible and barely resembles Transformers at all. I heard the PS2 game looks cool but doesnt play well
     
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    i had it for the commodor 64. it was very cheaply made,
     
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    i remember it being for the commodore 64.
     
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    the NES Game I'm talking about isnt the same as the C64 game. According to wiki:

    "In 1985, Ocean Software Ltd. released a video game based on the Transformers. It was available for ZX Spectrum [1] and Commodore 64 [2]. It was rated slightly above average in the reviews. In 1986 Activision also released a Transformers game for the Commodore 64 [3].

    Takara released a Famicom game named Transformers: Convoy no Nazo, which controls mainly Ultra Magnus. The game was poorly received in Japan and was not released overseas."
     
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    There was one in Japan called Transformers Tatakai but it was never released over here. If you have a way to play import games you can import it. The game allows people to switch to English text and voice actors. I haven't played it so I don't know how to rate it but it got a 5.2 press average on IGN and a 7.2 average by readers.

    Not trying to be rude but questions about games should be posted in the games and anime section next time.
     
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    I think you mean it looks like one of the crappiest games on the PS2, and plays just as badly.

    For some reason ALOT of people attempt to import the game despite all warning from others. Some dude in this very forum did so after an entire thread of warnings, got the game, realized we were telling the truth, and demanded his money back from the seller. What a tosser.
     
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    Transformers Tatakai sucked big time
     
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    I've only played the NES version...Ultra Suckage.
     
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    I also have "played" the NES game. It was awful. At least it was free, for me (rom).
     
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    Yeah, same deal here. At least that way we don't have to feel like we just got gyped out of some $$$, you know?
     
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    I played the C64, it was dumb. I also played NES emulators for the Ultra Magnus game, it was okay for it's time. Best by far though not G1 is the PS2 Armada game.
     
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    yup, played the nes rom. and still have it *wink*
     
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    I have the Ocean C64 one. Wasn't bad for it's time.
     
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    Got the NES rom of the Magnus game, as well. Don't even waste your time- it's virtually unplayable. Takes the cake (in my book) from Super Pitfall as the worst NES game of all time. If you want a decent "Transformer" game (although not actually Transformers), try the following MAME games:

    Side Arms
    Transformer (by Sega, not related)
    Superdimensional Spacefortress Macross (Top-down shooter)
    Superdimensional Spacefortress Macross 2 (Side scroller shooter)
    Macross Pluss (Top-down shooter)
     
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    There is also a Famicon Disk System game based on Headmasters. It's about as bad / good as the other Famicon game - you run through the level blasting cassettes and stuff in vehicle mode, then the second level you're in robot mode in some sort of fortress.
    Tatakae is the best "G1" game in my opinion, at least it has entertaining cutscenes. The Armada PS2 game rocks much harder, though.

    I also heard at one stage there was a SNES game in development, that would have used the Super FX chip. I'm guessing it might have played a little like the game "Vortex", which featured a transforming mech as the main playable character. It had four modes, jet, racer, robot and tank I think. Not an amazing game, but fun enough to mess around on and imagine what a TF game in the same design could have been.

    The Movie game, hopefully, will go down well enough to spawn a G1 or Heroes game down the line. TF with a little imagination could make some excellent games, Armada proved that.
     
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    There's going to be a movies game?
     
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    I still have the original Commodore 64 cassette for Ocean's Transformers game. Most disappointing.
     
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    Have you guys ever played the TF conversion for Quake 2? The controls aren't the best, but you can actually TF and fight as a vehicle or bot. I can't remember exactly which TFs were in it, but I do recall Jetfire (you can fly around in jet mode).
     

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