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by Bobinator
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Giana Sisters - Kickstarter project
Replies: 58
Views: 1334

Re: Giana Sisters - Kickstarter project

I think it still looks worth giving a miss based on that video. Care to say why? It's not one of the best platformers I've played, but I'd say for the price, it's definately worth getting. My issues with it is that the difficult spikes up WAY too high near the end, and some more enviroments would b...
by Bobinator
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Injustice: Gods Among Us - DC universe fighting game
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Injustice: Gods Among Us - DC universe fighting game

The whole camera thing is just them trying to 'cinematic' and 'dynamic'. It won't happen in the actual game. A regular match looks more like this. I still think this'll be the best fighting game of the year. And the next. Street Fighter can suck it. :P I said it! I ain't unsayin' it! Like, I still d...
by Bobinator
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Double Dragon 2 remake
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Double Dragon 2 remake

I dunno. When they actually had gameplay footage of this, it looked pretty... generic, honestly. I mean, it didn't look terrible, but it didn't really look like something anybody would have missed too much if it got cancelled. I mean, there's the chance that the gameplay will be good, but I still th...
by Bobinator
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: All about scrolling fighters.
Replies: 60
Views: 1681

Re: All about scrolling fighters.

I'm gonna second all the love for Violent Storm and Cadillacs & Dinosaurs. They're two of the best beat-em-ups you can find in the arcade, in my book. If we're allowed to mention modern games, I'd like to put up Double Dragon Neon. Everything about it just works so well for me, I love the music, and...
by Bobinator
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 114 Platformers
Replies: 138
Views: 7815

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

I'm kind of worried you're getting the impression that I like the way newer platformers do things. Trust me, it's not like that all. You can take all your Limbos and your Braids and your Super Meat Boys. For one thing, I miss that the concept of 'lives' has basically quit being a thing since... I du...
by Bobinator
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Memorable Continue Screens? (A Lost Art??)
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Memorable Continue Screens? (A Lost Art??)

I don't think anyone will agree, but I quite like this one from Mortal Kombat IV: http://youtu.be/Ts-i3D8GNuw What happens if you continue? Nothing, actually. I like to pretend that there's a giant trampoline at the bottom that the game doesn't bother to show you. It's not strictly retro, but would...
by Bobinator
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 114 Platformers
Replies: 138
Views: 7815

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

About Manic Miner I can't say I agree with your points, but I do appreciate the fact that you put the effort into explaining why you enjoy the game. This isn't the first time I've wondered to myself what people see in Jet Set Willy and all the times people have ripped it off, and from what it sound...
by Bobinator
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 114 Platformers
Replies: 138
Views: 7815

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

I swear, I'm never going to get any of the love Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy get. At all. I've tried it, and all I ever saw were annoying messes with terrible jumping controls and entirely too many poor design decisions. It's like trying to play Donkey Kong, only you have absolutely no idea where t...
by Bobinator
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Possible Apogee article?
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Possible Apogee article?

Really? I thought in some ways, Rise of the Triad was better than Doom. I liked a lot of the weapons better, I liked all the traps and such, and, to be perfectly honest, I thought the music was better. Sure, the engine wasn't QUITE as fancy, and the level design started to get pretty brutal the furt...
by Bobinator
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: DOOM - 20 years on and still going strong
Replies: 95
Views: 2267

Re: DOOM - 20 years on and still going strong

So, I love Doom. Always haved, since I was... oh, 4 or so. (Yes, I've been playing Doom since I was 4. Hasn't made me into a murderous psychopath at all! ...That I know of.) It's amazing for so many reasons, which I'm sure have all been covered here, so let me get to the point. I like Doom mods. I l...
by Bobinator
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favourite 32+ platformer
Replies: 49
Views: 1009

Re: Your favourite 32+ platformer

For me, I think it might be Crash Bandicoot 3. I think I've beaten it 3 or 4 times by now.
by Bobinator
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favourite 8-bit platformer
Replies: 69
Views: 1616

Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Kirby's Adventure, for me. Since it was one of the last NES game, it really felt like they had pulled out all the stops. It almost felt like a culmination of everything the NES went through, highs and lows, for one final, showstopping game, and for that, even though I don't have much nostalgia for t...
by Bobinator
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Animal mascots and the games that starred them
Replies: 22
Views: 500

Re: Animal mascots and the games that starred them

Harsh on Robocod, I thought it was great Sorry, I just still think Operation Starfish beat it out in every way. More levels! Secret levels! Multiple endings! (Well, two, but still.) More speed! Run across ceilings! Woo! Robocod... all right, I admit it's not an awful game. But there are a lot of le...
by Bobinator
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Animal mascots and the games that starred them
Replies: 22
Views: 500

Animal mascots and the games that starred them

So, with all this recent talk of Superfrog going on, I figured it'd be a good time to discuss the sort of thing that popularized the 90's: Cute animal mascots. Every console and computer had them, unless you were... I dunno, the Acorn Archimedes. They all ranged in actual game quality, so why don't ...
by Bobinator
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Thoughts on Super Frog
Replies: 35
Views: 806

Re: Thoughts on Super Frog

Depends on how the remake ends up. The original game was trying to be Sonic without realizing every thing that made Sonic so enduring. An appealing main character, cohesive level design, mechanics like the spin jump that worked WITH the speed, not against it... Super Frog had none of that. And makin...