The Grid Zone Remix -
(Compo site, set
up by Richard Bayliss)
Sumbmissions have now closed.
We have found a winner!
The New Dimension and Cronosoft has
launched a new compo for you C64 fans out there. After the success of
the Higgledy Piggledy compo for the Spectrum, TND & Cronosoft have
both agreed to set up a competition where you can win "Grid Zone" and
also Cronosoft's latest C64 addition "Grid Zone Remix".
What is Grid Zone Remix?
Grid Zone Remix
is a sequel to the original Grid Zone game, for the Commodore C64/128
and more enhanced, hence the same kind of story line, but you'll spot
the differences anyhow. Grid Zone Remix has more abilities compared to
the original "Grid Zone" game. It features up to 16 levels of madcap
mayhem, where you guide Ned the Dog around each arena of the Evil
Taxxonian's Grid Zone, collecting gems. One problem though. Each zone
is heavily guarded by a cyberdroid guard, and also two hover-lazer
cannons. Ned must take a safe path across each zone, collecting enough
gems, so that he can proceed on to the next level, and so on. However,
he has to avoid contact with those nasty enemies, and avoid falling
through the black holes. After each level is complete, you recieve a
bonus score. The higher the skill level you choose, the more points you
gain. So, can you help Ned defeat reach the exit of the deadly Grid
Zone, before it is too late?
the difference between Grid Zone and
Grid Zone Remix?
There are some
similarities to the original Grid Zone and GZ Remix, but there are also
differences. Grid Zone consists of only 8 levels and Grid Zone Remix
consist of twice the no. of levels. Grid Zone hardly has any proper
animations with enemy sprites, and the graphics sprites are quite ugly.
GZ remix consists of more colours and nicely animated sprites. The
scroll system in the original Grid Zone was very rough, but GZ Remix
has a more smoother and nicer scroll for the main game. Making Grid
Zone Remix more appealing. There are also a variety in attack waves,
nicer presentation, etc and a better end sequence too. The tape version
of this game uses a nice loading system, which plays music and displays
a loading picture (Freeload V5). Now let us take a look at the
screenshots of both of those games.
So, would you like to win an original tape/disk to add to your
collection instead of buying the game? Well, Cronosoft and myself have
agreed to launch a new compo for the Cronosoft C64 people. If you
remember the Higgledy Piggledy compo, which was launched by Cronosoft,
we're doing the same thing here for Grid Zone Remix. The idea of this
compo is to design/draw the front cassette/diskette inlay picture for
"Grid Zone Remix" using
either hand-drawing, or any PC applications of your choice. You don't
have to draw the whole inlay itself, logo, etc (as Cronosoft does that
themselves) just the picture artwork, like with the Higgledy Piggledy
compo :) There are
no restrictions for this compo, apart from, don't rip off other
people's images. Your submissions can be emailed to either Cronosoft or Richard Bayliss,
and we both decide which cover is the best for the game. The lucky
winner will win Grid Zone Remix tape/disk (depending on choice) :)
The result of the compo will be judged, by using a voting poll. Voting
commences 24th July 2005!
Entry #1 by Lee/Peek 'n poke - Uploaded on 21/06/2005 (3rd Place)
Entry #2 by DK Tronics - Uploaded on 08/07/2005 (Second Place)
Entry #3 by Herve Piton - Uploaded on 23/07/2005 (The Winner)
Congratulations goes to Herve Piton for his winning masterpiece, voted
through the voting poll. A free mastered copy of the game will be sent
to you from Cronosoft ;)
Comiserations to the rest of the entrants. Thanks for taking part ;)
but the closing date has expired. Many thanks go to all those of you
who entered this compo.
*** Good luck to you all ***