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Keystone Kapers II Proto

Posted: July 31st, 2018, 1:25 pm
by pacman000
https://youtu.be/2u60o2nYEXM

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/281377 ... try4082840

In this tech-demo, the Keystone cop runs along a train. The background has parallax scrolling to simulate movement, but it's still a flip-screen game. While the graphics are outstanding no game play elements have been implemented in this version of the prototype.

From AtariMania:

Also known as Keystone Cannonball.

According to programmer Dan Kitchen: 'I had also done a sequel to Keystone Kapers, which was the Keystone cop on a train. And that was actually a neat thing because I was able to pull off some interesting software kernels where I had eight rotating wheels on the bottom of a train where you could normally only have 2 or 6. It was a very cute game. From screen to screen, from boxcar to boxcar fighting and trying to defeat the character from Keystone Kapers, who was the runaway criminal. That was a very huge game as it had non-symmetrical play and had a really nice, large engine at the front of the game and a very large caboose at the bottom of the game.'


http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-26 ... 32930.html

Re: Keystone Kapers II Proto

Posted: August 6th, 2018, 1:06 am
by lynchie137
Of course, it's impossible to determine whether or not this would have been a worthy sequel to a really good game. But going by the video of the tech demo of the game posted on You Tube, it looked very promising. It's such a shame that it was never finished or released worldwide...

Re: Keystone Kapers II Proto

Posted: August 11th, 2018, 7:52 am
by AtariToday
wowzers! would love to see this finished so I can play it :mrgreen:

Re: Keystone Kapers II Proto

Posted: August 11th, 2018, 10:58 am
by VideoGameCritic
HOLY COW! Someone has got to make this happen. The fact that this stellar game never got a sequel is a crime.

Re: Keystone Kapers II Proto

Posted: August 11th, 2018, 1:23 pm
by pacman000
He plans to finish it, tho he's changing the theme. It'll be a runaway circus train; you'll have to run around the train dodging animals & collecting parts needed to stop it.

Re: Keystone Kapers II Proto

Posted: August 11th, 2018, 10:20 pm
by lynchie137
pacman000 wrote:He plans to finish it, tho he's changing the theme. It'll be a runaway circus train; you'll have to run around the train dodging animals & collecting parts needed to stop it.


Hmmm... Sounds very interesting. Hopefully, it gets done soon