Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood (DOS)

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Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood
Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood - DOS - Germany.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1994
Developer: Freelance Development
Online: Download

Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood is a point-and-click adventure. During his vacation job as a courier, the student Lukas has to deliver a screenplay directly to the managing director of a film studio, only to find that he disappeared. As he searches the building for him, he notices peculiar mishaps.

The game was an advertisement for a German snack brand and freeware from the beginning. It was praised for its moderate length and humor, cracking many puns on famous films and stars. In contrast, the advertising is unobtrusive and said by a few gamers to have had no effect on them.

Screenshots

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The main menu.

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The options screen comes before the game.

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A cutscene recounts the story we are going to play out.

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Boy, can you be dishonest in adventures!

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An apple this day keeps no dentist away.

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Let's just stroll through the entire building!

Music

The music ranges from disco, over ominous and laid-back pop, to soft jazz, with a warm FM sound, complemented with digital drums, dominated by toms. Most songs are used in multiple rooms, either fitting, exaggerating or missing their mood. Though technically competent, it is unnoticed by reviewers and players alike.

If AdLib is selected instead of Sound Blaster, Silent Walking is heard with a very restrained drum beat and the other songs with no percussion at all. The game temporarily modifies the Sound Blaster 16 settings to match the volumes of the YM3812 chip and the samples.

The Amiga version has completely different, more detached music by Rudolf Stember.

Recording

All songs were recorded from the original game running on a Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Time for Action Jochen Heß 2:57
Download
02 Mucho Sombrero Jochen Heß 2:29
Download
03 Silent Walking Jochen Heß 1:59
Download
04 All of the Crew Jochen Heß 2:33
Download
05 Feeling Blue Jochen Heß 3:37
Download
06 Movin' Onward Jochen Heß 3:21
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07 Who's Afraid? Jochen Heß 2:01
Download
08 Swinging Ding Jochen Heß 2:17
Download
09 So Strange Here Jochen Heß 3:53
Download
10 What's Up Now? Jochen Heß 2:17
Download
11 Just a Melody Jochen Heß 3:21
Download
12 TFA Victory Remix Jochen Heß 3:29
Download

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Credits

(Sources: 1, 2)

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

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Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Blaster Pro.png Icon - Sound Blaster 16.png

Sound

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Releases

  Germany.svg   Germany
Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood - DOS - Germany.jpg
Title: Bi-Fi Roll - Action in Hollywood
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-0?-??
Publisher: Bi-Fi

Links


Bi-Fi Roll
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Notable Songs
Notable Personnel Rudolf Stember • Jochen Heß
Notable Companies phenomedia • Freelance Development