Did Oric ever have a mascot?

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Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by Pengwin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:27 am

I was thinking about this today, and I can't seem to think of a single character, from a game, that could possibly be described as a mascot for the Oric.
On the Spectrum, there was, at first, Hungry Horace, then they had Miner Willy, followed by Sabre Man, and finally Egghead... each of which could be described as a mascot for their respective era's.
More obviously, Nintendo had Mario and Sega had Sonic, even Amstrad had Roland.
So I was wondering, what about the Oric?

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Re: Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by ibisum » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:29 am

Doggy? Xenon? The Hunchback?

I always wondered this as well, in the 80's .. like, where was the identity for Oric users?

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Re: Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by Dbug » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:00 am

In Micr'Oric there was a (ugly) cartoon involving some 'Captain Tanex' and some weird giant dog called Oric Omega that could talk.
You can read it in the 6 first issues starting there http://www.defence-force.org/computing/ ... oric-1.pdf.

Else I could think of the hero of Zorgon's Revenge:
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Re: Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by Symoon » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:23 pm

There was a lion but I suspect it was just added by the French seller of the Oric:
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EDIT: oh, sorry, you meant from a game! No idea, except maybe the bird from the Atmos demo...

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Re: Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by Pengwin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:37 pm

Symoon wrote:No idea, except maybe the bird from the Atmos demo...
The bird is the only one I could really think of.

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Re: Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by Symoon » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:40 pm

I also love the character from Don't Press The Letter Q. Funny and cartoon-like.
But I'm not sure it would be the most popular.

Edit: the Zorgons could be good also, although not really happy mascot. They were, I think, Oric-only, and in 4 games at least (Xenon 1, Zorgon, Xenon 3, The Hellion). The character from l'Aigle d'Or maybe... The one from Space 1999, or from Le Secret du Tombeau?

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Re: Did Oric ever have a mascot?

Post by ibisum » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:44 pm

I vote for the Hydra character:

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With our helmeted super-hero as the second. Zorgons Revenge:
http://www.oric.org/index.php?page=soft ... um_log=545

Or, yeah, our pal from Don't Press The Letter Q.

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