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by The Polar One
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga Platformer Games Recommendations
Replies: 48
Views: 1338

Re: Amiga Platformer Games Recommendations

I can't believe no one has mentioned Turrican!? And still no one has mentioned Turrican II !!! All my other favourites have been mentioned. A few underdogs that I've a soft spot for are Lethal Weapon, Robocop 2, and Rolling Ronny. Worth a look after you tried the best. Leander is a beautiful game b...
by The Polar One
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that should have had a sequel.
Replies: 49
Views: 1432

Re: Games that should have had a sequel.

The Chaos Engine. Oh, hang on... :evil:
by The Polar One
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Alien Breed for iOS - split screen sshot
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Alien Breed for iOS - split screen sshot

This almost feels overdue but I'm not complaining. Looks great and I'm intrigued by the mention of different dual stick controls. How about some new levels too.
by The Polar One
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How long did you spend in......Arcades ?
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: How long did you spend in......Arcades ?

9 hours a day, 6 days a week, for the 2 months I worked as a cashier in an arcade. This was back in the late 90s, in a fairly uninspiring place but still mostly game focused considering the rise of fruit machines. Every lunch break I would spend about an hours worth of wages on quick games like Soul...
by The Polar One
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Possible Taboo subject...but could you be...
Replies: 71
Views: 2003

Re: Possible Taboo subject...but could you be...

But I can go weeks without playing a single game sometimes. So no, maybe im a binge gamer :lol: That's the one. There's definitely people with an addiction but I'm a binger. I played a lot of GT5 during the first 3 months, and when I wasn't playing it was left on with the B-spec drivers racking up ...
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 'retro' films you think people should see...
Replies: 94
Views: 5522

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Good calls on Vanishing Point, Destroy All Monsters, Star Crash, Watership Down, The Warriors, Eraserhead, The General. Return of the Living Dead (1985) - My favourite zombie flick, fast, gorey, mucky, and with a decent punk soundtrack. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) - Classic bit of sword and s...
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2488
Views: 145025

Re: Introduce yourself

May as well. My first computer was a Plus/4, soon followed by my longest serving friend an Amiga 500 till it's final guru. These days I'm probably more of a retro gamer than modern one, but only for lack of time. I try to play a bit of everything. Have a PS3 for my HD fix. I'm a long time member of ...
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Most Desirable 8-bit Micro?
Replies: 25
Views: 646

Re: Your Most Desirable 8-bit Micro?

I've no technical know-how to speak of and yet sometimes I find myself longing for a Kaypro II. Much like a young boy who has discovered his dads 'magazine' collection. I've no idea what I'll do with it, it just looks right and I want to touch it.
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: most ridiculous MEGA RARE on ebay?
Replies: 2304
Views: 84116

Re: most ridiculous MEGA RARE on ebay?

If you don't mind another amazon link I've been stunned by these before. For the pleasure of 240 pages of BBC Micro Programming Goodness. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventure-Games-B-C-Micro/dp/0003830802/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340126532&sr=1-9 And that's with 2 copies available - competition ...
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: textadventures.co.uk
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: textadventures.co.uk

Not had a chance to go through this site yet, but am loving the advancement of text adventures getting online over the past few years.

Surely the game 'Sutekh Is Hiding In Your Priory' is a blatant Dr Who reference. Made me chuckle.
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that gaming time forgot...
Replies: 66
Views: 2091

Re: Games that gaming time forgot...

Do many people remember Bug Bomber? Don't hear it mentioned often. Spent a lot of time on that over the years, people generally write it off as an inferior bomberman but I also thought it's better, faster, more complex. Four players gets seriously frenetic.
by The Polar One
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6199
Views: 151856

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Completed Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 70s TRS-80 adventure. Short, average, amusing enough. Absolutely nothing to do with the book other than having broken down whilst on the way to the centre of the earth and messing about in a bizarre cave trying to fix it. Not as catchy a title though.