http://gamingtrend.com
July 30, 2014, 09:33:17 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: The should re-issue the Dark Tower board game  (Read 1983 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« on: April 20, 2010, 12:16:49 AM »

and maybe spruce it up a bit.  I'd love to be able to play it again without having to track down an old copy and possibly pay a high cost.  they could maybe make the screens mini-lcd's and have better quality sound effect.  I wonder if they could ever work anything out....
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Bullwinkle
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15484


Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat.


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 12:34:21 AM »

I think one reason they haven't is that it's one of the bigger board game collectibles.  It fetches quite a pretty penny.
Logged

That's like blaming owls because I suck at making analogies.
raydude
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1506


SPICE! Nomnomnomnom


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 02:06:47 PM »

Actually, some enterprising iDeveloper might want to create an iDarkTower app that simulates the tower and keeps track of the score chart with virtual pegs. All that one would need is a printable map and some fiddly bits for the pawns.

Maybe call it "Tower of Night" to avoid copyright infringement.  slywink
Logged

A Pew Research Center poll found nearly half of Americans hold the false belief that TARP was passed under President Obama, while only 34 percent know it originated under Bush.
"Oh yeah?" Bush replied. "50% of the people were wrong."
Isgrimnur
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8740



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 03:02:08 PM »

You could always just play it via Flash
Logged

Hadron Smasher on 360; IsgrimnurTTU on PS3

I'd rather be watching hockey.
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8536


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010, 03:05:06 PM »

I owned this game back in the day. Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of lost its appeal at this point?

I mean, you walk, get hit with a random battle, watch to see if you survive or not. Go to the bazaar. Get lost every once in a while. It had a cool gimmick at the time, but what kid would appreciate it for more than a few minutes these days?
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 03:27:18 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 20, 2010, 03:02:08 PM

You could always just play it via Flash

it's not the same as sitting around a table with friends and beer though.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
DamageInc
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2412


Starts with s and ends with litting their throats


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 05:33:46 PM »

Ah, you just brough back memories of my youth.
Spent many of long weekend nights playing that game.

Heck, the digitized sounds from the game still resonate in my head. (probably part of the problem  icon_wink)

Logged

The freaks come out at nine and it's twenty to ten
Isgrimnur
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8740



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 06:00:27 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 20, 2010, 03:27:18 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 20, 2010, 03:02:08 PM

You could always just play it via Flash

it's not the same as sitting around a table with friends and beer though.

Is anything?
Logged

Hadron Smasher on 360; IsgrimnurTTU on PS3

I'd rather be watching hockey.
kronovan
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7902



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 09:39:53 PM »

I played it once at a gaming con back in the early 80's and I can't say I was that impressed with it. I remember thinking at the time you could do better with a C-128, Apple II or PC sitting on a table linked in some meaningful way to a boardgame. I think it was 1 of the motivating factors though, for some college friends and I to create our C-128 DM screen programme for AD&D. My experience with people in my boardgame circles these days, is that they want to get as far away from computer tech as possible when they play. Even just using Excel spreadsheets to track SW Mini games has gotten me some unfriendly looks at LGS meets.  icon_confused
Logged
Rich
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 498


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 04:29:49 PM »

Last summer I saw how much the original was going for on eBay and called my sister up to see if she still had mine, back when I first moved out in '89 most of my childhood toys and stuff somehow got stored in her basement.  She told me that they had recently thrown it away in the last couple of years because it looked like the batteries had been left in it and it corroded the thing.  That was the second of two valuable games I thought I had in good working condition stored elsewhere that turned out to be ruined now.
Logged

SteamID - Rich-NauticaLNaughT
XBox 360 - NauticaLNaughT
PS3 - PTCynic
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.267 seconds with 42 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.015s, 2q)