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by batman877
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31839
Views: 753522

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Picked up (all PS4)... Darksiders Genesis (completed already - great fun, especially in 2-player) Hunt: Showdown (haven't tried it yet) Mortal Kombat 11 (best MK yet? Definitely going to get the expansion with Robocop - voiced by Peter Weller!) Need For Speed: Heat (got it because it was cheap - sti...
by batman877
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game Gear Micro Coming
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Game Gear Micro Coming

Great idea, but poorly executed. Why so small? Why only four games per machine? :roll:

I'll probably still buy one... :lol:
by batman877
Fri May 29, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Any news of the ports for the superior C64 and ZX Spectrum machines? It will be fantastic on those machines :lol: Still banging that drum? Seriously though, the Amstrad was a fantastic machine and these new games are proving that if programmers back in the day were able to spend more time with it (...
by batman877
Fri May 29, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Eugene Jarvis - Atari - Podcast Interview - Creator of Defender, Robotron & Smash TV
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Eugene Jarvis - Atari - Podcast Interview - Creator of Defender, Robotron & Smash TV

Welcome to the Retro Gamer forum Adrian. I've been listening to your podcast for a couple of years now... always a relaxing listen and is different enough from other retro pods so it stays fresh (love the constant Atari Jaguar banter!) How about a look at the Amiga CD32 in a future episode? Please ...
by batman877
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Thinking about getting an snes, or perhaps an nes?
Replies: 31
Views: 521

Re: Thinking about getting an snes, or perhaps an nes?

Buy a snes mini and hack it. Bollocks to that, get a Raspberry Pi, it can plug into a CRT Fair enough, a Pi would probably be better. Even better, get a Nintendo Wii and soft-mod it (cheap and really easy to do)... then set emulators to 240p (with no filters) and use an RGB wired scart cable throug...
by batman877
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11673
Views: 501840

Re: Screenshot challenge.

Assuming it's not a homebrew called 'Space Invaders 2: Blobs of Doom'... :wink:

From the colour palette it looks like a C64 game, perhaps time for a clue?
by batman877
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Aladdin and Lion King being Remastered for Consoles
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Aladdin and Lion King being Remastered for Consoles

Seen it on the online stores go for about £16-20 for the digital version. Might be awhile before the physical version seems a similar if not lower drop. Bought my physical copy on PS4 for £25.99 on launch... while the digital version may come down in price in the future, if you want the physical I'...
by batman877
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11673
Views: 501840

Re: Screenshot challenge.

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Nope. I'm assuming this is the CPC version, as it isn't the C64 one I'm familiar with.
You're right it is the Amstrad CPC version. It was also released for the Spectrum and C64.

A sequel came out on the Amiga, ST and DOS.

I think that will do for clues for now...
by batman877
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11673
Views: 501840

Re: Screenshot challenge.

Almost a year late (!) but the above is the arcade game 'Grobda' released in 1984 by Namco (part of the Xevious series I believe).

Here's another for anyone who still wants to keep this excellent thread going...

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by batman877
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini
Replies: 45
Views: 2259

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Still got my pre-order... hopefully we’ll have it by the summer. Can’t wait.
by batman877
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6233
Views: 153841

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Been going through my long list of unplayed games on the PS3 recently... just got Platinum on both ‘Cars 2’ and ‘Alone in the Dark Inferno’. Cars 2 is highly underrated... the handling of the cars is perfect and the licence is used well. There are some annoying shooting levels you have to drag yours...
by batman877
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 2436

Re: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release

'Gazza's Super Soccer' on the Amstrad CPC. Paid £14.99 for the disk version. Complete unplayable mess. Couldn't even take it back as I lost the receipt. Still gutted!
by batman877
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Resident Evil?
Replies: 30
Views: 950

Re: Favourite Resident Evil?

My choice is Resident Evil 2. It took everything that was great about the original and expanded it to almost perfection. The recent HD remake showcases how strong a game it was in terms of atmosphere and story telling in particular.
by batman877
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games

No problem. I should have also mentioned two games with soundtrack cassettes... ‘Out Run’ and ‘Xenophobe’ (full price versions).

‘R-Type’ had some amazing artwork on the big box version too.

‘Rick Dangerous’ and ‘Sacred Armour of Antiriad’ both had a comic books inside.
by batman877
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games

Nice to see someone else favouring the under-rated Amstrad. The trouble you'll find collecting for the CPC now is the ridiculous prices found on eBay. Car boot sales/retro fairs don't seem to have much Amstrad stuff anymore either. The quality of the packaging for each game depends on... a) the regi...