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Offline smolchocobo

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choco's maps (also hi)
« on: July 15, 2022, 06:11:44 pm »
Hiya! I've been lurking this forum as a guest for YEARS, anyways:

Started work on:
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom- link to Chapter 1 map in reply, would appreciate feedback since I'm a bonafide newbie!

Considering:
Grim Fandango

I'm also super interested in potential TWEWY maps (I've got access to Android and DS), but there's a lot of parallax in background parts, and the Android port has some locations with a fisheye filter.

(smh I let this post before I was done, you'd think I'd know how to use a computer better)
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Offline smolchocobo

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Re: choco's maps (also hi)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 06:23:42 pm »
((This is the map. Had big problems with getting all of the text in, because I've got the jankiest setup with Krita of all things. It doesn't look too pretty, but the map bit is all there, and I can always modify the look + feel.))

https://imgur.com/a/UQ0l4my
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Offline JonLeung

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Re: choco's maps (also hi)
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2022, 06:55:10 am »
Welcome, smolchocobo!

This is cool.  I've always thought there is charm in Princess Tomato In The Salad Kingdom (the in-game title omits the "The" which is weird).  Tomatoes are my favourite food, and in my youth I was particularly obsessed with them and even wrote stories about myself and my superhero persona of "Dr. Tomato" (who threw "tomato bombs" but had no other tomato-based theme other than fighting tomato-product-themed villains for some reason) - I was a strange kid - and classmates had sometimes joked "have you found your Princess Tomato yet?"

I don't think I ever finished it, though.  On a rental I got pretty far and got to some hallway where you can see the shadow of someone there, but I couldn't figure out how to get past.  This was before the Internet and GameFAQs so that was it.

[EDIT: Found it, it's here in this longplay video at 1:45:44 if you are curious, but I myself won't watch (much) further because of spoilers.]

I should try again some day, as I've always liked point-and-click games.  The ones on the NES have always been clunky but it has my preferred version of Maniac Mansion.  Maybe also the three MacVenture games (Shadowgate, Deja Vu, Uninvited - which also haven't been mapped yet).  Hmmm, I guess that's already most of them.  Maybe it's just King's Quest V where I prefer it on PC.  Princess Tomato In (The) Salad Kingdom has only been on the NES, so no question there... the fact that it wasn't a port/conversion of an existing computer game makes in interesting, that Hudson would take a chance on a totally original game in a genre that this platform didn't have many of.

I am always happy that there are new mappers, and for one of the games on my personal map requests list to be worked on!  Looking forward to it, hope you can complete it, and one day I'll get past that shadow in the hallway!
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