The Purple Parade is marching in full stride to the beat of that 'other' drum we all hear, but generally ignore.
Started by Nightcrawler, March 14, 2005, 08:52:16 AM
Quote(where is that missing bit? Is it used as a transparency flag?)
QuoteI'm interested in that Yinsu Feilong game (Sonic Flying Dragon, that one with the baseball bat kid). It looks like another sidescroller for me to devour. Sadly I'll probably never get to play it.
QuoteThe bit is simply ignored by the video processor. Same as any system. Transparency in palette based systems is done via palette entry 0, or whatever. There'd be no reason to have two transparency entries in one palette. Now a priority/alpha bit directly in the palette could be interesting... but I seriously doubt that's the case.
QuoteI hope I'm not breaking any rules by bumping this old thread The A'can system really is a neat item. I've got two of them (one boxed for display and one unboxed for use), and so far I've only been able to collect two games for the system, though I plan on getting more.As far as graphics go, of course it's more powerful than the Genesis and SNES. It was released in 1995 after all. Someone mentioned its power is around that of the Neo Geo, and I would say that's correct. However, I haven't seen a game yet that utilizes its true power. The closest thing is probably the starting sequence for the system, which is pretty impressive.The two games I have are Speedy Dragon and The Son of Evil. Speedy Dragon is a "Sonic Clone." Your main character is a fast running punk kid brandishing a baseball bat. The game itself is rather difficult, but it's ok. Nothing extraordinary. The Son of Evil is an RPG. A Final Fantasy clone, and when I say Final Fantasy, I mean Final Fantasy One. The graphics are VERY unimpressive for this title. It's a damn shame too, because they could have been SOOO much better. I haven't played it much though, because everything is in Chinese.If you have any specific questions about the system, just ask and I'll try my best to answer them.
Quoteawesome dude! i never heard of that system before. was it ever released in north america. honestly though, it looks likean awesome system.Mades
QuoteWell, the answer to that is yes and no. You see, the A'can wasn't a successful venture for Funtech, so when they hit rock bottom (or somewhere close) they tried to dump the system on the American market as scrap. They were sold through an electronics catalog, and from what I understand they were sold system only. Also, the cases were stripped of their screws, so there was nothing holding it together. So while there was no official American release (as far as I know it was only officially released in Taiwan), it was dumped on the US market, for really cheap to.
Quotecool.i wonder if i could find one around... mmm, i wonder if any shops sell games that go with it.Mades
QuoteIf you mean in a game shop in the US, the chances are about a million to one. You would have to buy it from someone online. Oh, and usually you will find A'can systems in the hands of collectors, who are usually unwilling to sell because the system is notoriously hard to get. If you do find someone who will sell, it will usually be very expensive.
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