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UPDATED DEC.01.2007
MICHAEL CRICK INTERVIEW
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Name Michael Crick
Profession Programmer
NES Reference Freelance (American Video Entertainment)

Here's a small interview with Michael Crick who wrote two games for American Video Entertainment, Dudes with Attitude and the sequel to that game, Trolls on Treasure Island. He hasnt done anything videogame related since then, but who knows we might wee a PC version of Dudes with Attitude sometime? :)

INTERVIEW
MICHAEL CRICK:
I worked for Taito of America in 1990-91 and designed the NES version of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" so I got a good working knowledge of the NES.

I knew Richard slightly when I was at Microsoft so when I left Taito I contacted him and I told him a game I wanted to program -- and he said go for it. Then later I saw the Trolls craze emerging so I suggested we revise it with new levels with Trolls as the players. My daughter Cam helped me with both the design and the animation for both these games. She is now at Harvard majoring in Computer Science.

At that time one of Cam's friends was Masayo Arakawa (granddaughter of the head of Nintendo) so the lawsuit was an embarrassment to me. I tried to mediate a few times but the parties were antagonistic. There was a TV segment done on AVE that would be worth your while tracking down altho I have no idea where to start looking for it.

These are two of my favorite games and one day I hope to adapt them to another machine. The timing is so critical that doing it on the PC would be very hard.