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Another unreleased CV game found and preserved!


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Yes, despite the name, it's not a Quiz at all

It plays similar to Qix with a puzzle twist

The game can also be played 2 players simultaneously

 

Looks very simple, but it's quite fun actually

I'm kind of disappointed it's a videogame rather than an energy quiz.

 

The cartridge looks more like a developer's copy than something delivered to their client. Do we know the original source of the cartridge.

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I'm kind of disappointed it's a videogame rather than an energy quiz.

 

The cartridge looks more like a developer's copy than something delivered to their client. Do we know the original source of the cartridge.

Well, not a quiz but there's a kind of ''learning'' twist to it

 

The cartridge was found off a flea market in Montreal (Canada) in the early 2000s (Toby found it)

Wich makes sense since it was made (commisioned) for the Canadian Government

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1983 would be have been the first Trudeau. Funny that it was programmed in the Father's time as Prime Minister and now it's finally coming out to the masses in the Son's time as Prime Minister. Well, if he doesn't find himself kicked\voted out in the meantime that is :P :grin:

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I'm not going to get into the Canadian economic system, but many great video games came out of Canada.

 

Wow! O.O

 

All publishers from this time are Atari. CBS, Sierra, Activision, Imagic, Coleco and others are all americans.

 

Unless Synapse Software is canadian.

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There's many early Canadian video game companies. My favourite might be Distinctive Software Inc, which came from Sydney Development Corporation in Vancouver.

 

This. 100%.

 

Add Nice Ideas (France) to disprove the notion, even narrowly limited to just '80s ColecoVision software, that all notable game development houses were solely based in the United States.

 

However, this whole subthread is veering off-topic (the only subthreads to which I respond, it seems).

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Illusions is one of my all time favorite games on Colecovision so I admit to being partially wrong.

And in all honesty, when I seen a title that comes from Sydney Development I thought it came out of Australia.
This coming from the last time I even gave this a thought was back in the early 80's, no internet or care to look at an instruction booklet with an address.

And yes, we are off topic with nonsense.
Politics can destroy the best of friends and brothers.

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I don't care if the programmer gets paid or not, but the notion that a nationwide political direction would somehow inflict the creative juices of the people is a bit much. For that matter we didn't get to see a video of the gameplay for Energy Quiz yet, so only a few people know if it is fun to play or not.

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Why is it that when it comes to socialist countries their inspiration for computer games are so lackluster.

 

As a good party member make sure that your farming to feed the masses is as dreary as your personal life.

Have you been to Canada?

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Why is it that when it comes to socialist countries their inspiration for computer games are so lackluster.

 

As a good party member make sure that your farming to feed the masses is as dreary as your personal life.

 

You're kidding me right?

If you're going to post this kind of sh*t, please do it elsewhere than here

 

I just don't care about your political views

 

 

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if it plays kind of like Qix, then it's hard to say (If it's fun or not)...Hopefully it's fun...I agree To each his own.

 

Speaking for Myself, I find Ultimate Qix (AKA Volfied, Neo Qix, etc.) to be one of the most fun games in the Universe! However I only barely like regular Qix....Kind of like comparing Breakout to Arkanoid, if you catch my drift.

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if it plays kind of like Qix, then it's hard to say (If it's fun or not)...Hopefully it's fun...I agree To each his own.

 

Speaking for Myself, I find Ultimate Qix (AKA Volfied, Neo Qix, etc.) to be one of the most fun games in the Universe! However I only barely like regular Qix....Kind of like comparing Breakout to Arkanoid, if you catch my drift.

 

It's certainly not a AAA games

It's also not the most fun game I've ever played

 

But still cool nonetheless to have preserved this piece of history

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I think this game has an educational purpose.

 

Not a quiz but playing it might show how the electricity works in qix like-game.

 

I wonder if energy quiz is supposed to be released in schools.

Well, I would say VERY minimalist educational purpose.

I think it's a weird concept if you ask me :P

 

I don't think it was used in schools, I would rather think it was used in an event or something similar to this.

 

That being said, that's a great piece of ColecoVision history, that's for sure and I'm really happy we were able to preserved it so everyone can finally enjoy it! :)

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When I was a young boy, I remember going on a school trip to Ottawa, where we visited some kind of technology museum. It was a long time ago and my memory is fuzzy, but I do remember playing simple video games set up as kiosks, and these games were created specifically for this museum's exhibit. I believe this Energy Quizz game was made for such a kiosk setup, but I'd have to play it to be sure. If it doesn't use the keypad at all, it means you could plug Atari 2600 controllers into a ColecoVision hidden inside the kiosk, or even build a tabletop controller (built into the kiosk) with arcade machine parts.

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