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by PlodMadLoon
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition
Replies: 37
Views: 814

Re: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition

It also had look spring on that kinda spoiled the game Nintendo took out the boobies and added gore Classic Nintendo. Replace the adult store with a shop that sells guns :? I always took that as being the porting team (British developers Eurocom) making an ironic joke about censorship in video game...
by PlodMadLoon
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition
Replies: 37
Views: 814

Re: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition

Very true it's not like there is a shortage of ports out there. Still for the saturn it is a cracking conversion I just think fan boys have tried to make out it was much better than it really was. Well I've never been much of a PC gamer so decent console ports are sort of a holy grail for me. I'll ...
by PlodMadLoon
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Worst consoles/computers of all time
Replies: 69
Views: 1394

Re: Worst consoles/computers of all time

Yeah, when I read the thread title I thought of Commodore C64gs and the Plus/4. I've gotta lotta affection for the Plus/4 as it was the family home computer for a little while back when I was 3 years old, and my memories of things like Manic Miner are linked to it. But I'd be lying if I said it wasn...
by PlodMadLoon
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anti piracy methods
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Anti piracy methods

Lucasarts' code wheels were always good value. :D I always used to like the way Sierra used to handle copy protection as well: sometimes by integrating it into the gameplay itself, for example the manual for a Space Quest game might present itself as a fictional in-universe travel guide to the plane...
by PlodMadLoon
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari 2600 Graphicsl/Playability
Replies: 76
Views: 1894

Re: Atari 2600 Graphicsl/Playability

2600 Pac-Man has got it's problems, but it's nowhere near as bad as people often make out.

It's not actually 'good', mind you. But it isn't an unplayable mess. ;)
by PlodMadLoon
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Instances where games were remade/dual versions
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Instances where games were remade/dual versions

I suppose on some level Super Mario Bros 2 and Doki Doki Panic are different enough in general gameplay to qualify as seperate games (SMB2 definitely "Mario's Up" the gameplay of Doki Doki, with Mario series staples like the super mushrooms and the starman being added, etc). They were both distribut...
by PlodMadLoon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PSN is hacked again!
Replies: 124
Views: 2004

Re: PSN is hacked again!

So has it always been. Some PC gamers like to pretend that the "true" power of their machines are being held back by lame ports of games that are built around being playable on "inferior" console technology. I heard similar complaints all the time back in the day from Amiga owners lamenting all the...
by PlodMadLoon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PSN is hacked again!
Replies: 124
Views: 2004

Re: PSN is hacked again!

So has it always been. Some PC gamers like to pretend that the "true" power of their machines are being held back by lame ports of games that are built around being playable on "inferior" console technology. I heard similar complaints all the time back in the day from Amiga owners lamenting all the ...
by PlodMadLoon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Gaming's Greatest Icons
Replies: 39
Views: 5367

Re: Gaming's Greatest Icons

Roberta Williams - The woman behind Kings Quest, the first graphic adventure game. She basically created the genre. Definitely. While adventure games with static graphic screens illustrating the setting had already kinda sorta pre-dated King's Quest , what Ken and Roberta Williams brought to the ta...
by PlodMadLoon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that make you feel epic
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Games that make you feel epic

Anything in the Ghosts n' Goblins series.

One man, facing insurmountable odds... battling the very hordes of hell with only a suit of armour and a pair of y-fronts to protect him.

If that isn't epic, then I dunno what is. ;)
by PlodMadLoon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was the best "computer console" ?
Replies: 99
Views: 1784

Re: Which was the best "computer console" ?

It was the mid-80s Atari asthetic. There's a part of me that really wishes the Tramiels hadn't gone for that look, and instead kept the branding of it being black with bright red buttons. Maybe with a little woodgrain for tradition's sake. ;) But I will admit, the XEGS looks neat sitting next to an ...
by PlodMadLoon
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari 2600 Graphicsl/Playability
Replies: 76
Views: 1894

Re: Atari 2600 Graphicsl/Playability

Double Dragon is one of those 2600 games where everytime I look at it I wonder if it's a just one of those crummy bootlegs -- except I know it was actually licenced, of course. :P ;)
by PlodMadLoon
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was the best "computer console" ?
Replies: 99
Views: 1784

Re: Which was the best "computer console" ?

Yeah, under the hood the hardware was identical to the computers from the CPC+ range, right down to GX4000 cartridges being playable on a CPC+, and the CPC+ "system cartridge" being bootable on a GX4000 (not that you can do anything with it, given the lack of a keyboard and the inability to jack in ...
by PlodMadLoon
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was the best "computer console" ?
Replies: 99
Views: 1784

Re: Which was the best "computer console" ?

On a technical level it's the CD32, no question. But I voted for Atari's XEGS, for it's functionality. It shipped with a detachable keyboard, and had the full functionality of an Atari XL computer right out of the box, something you had to basically force a CD32 to do with outside pheripherals and s...
by PlodMadLoon
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari 2600 Graphicsl/Playability
Replies: 76
Views: 1894

Re: Atari 2600 Graphicsl/Playability

Track down "Snoopy and the Red Baron" . I think it's one of the Atari 2600's forgotten gems, a game that uses the capabilities of the console to their very limits: fast paced action, some excellent graphical trickery, and superb use of sound all equals up to a cartridge that is one of the console's ...