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by batman877
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 1614

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 2:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Resident Evil?
Replies: 30
Views: 554

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 9:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games
Replies: 7
Views: 261

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 1:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games
Replies: 7
Views: 261

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...
by batman877
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6163
Views: 148671

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Completed this week...

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (all three character playthroughs) on PS3 (so much content for an original PSP game - great hidden gem!)
Duke Nukem: 20th Anniversary Edition on PS4 (got the platinum)
by batman877
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini
Replies: 22
Views: 673

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

NickThorpe wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:58 pm
But it does have a reputation amongst enthusiasts as being a really good system...
I'm an enthusiast and it will be mine! :wink:
by batman877
Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wii soft modding help!
Replies: 31
Views: 637

Re: Wii soft modding help!

It's just an external Western Digital hard drive - USB powered via the Wii. Never had a problem with it.
by batman877
Fri May 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wii soft modding help!
Replies: 31
Views: 637

Re: Wii soft modding help!

I've soft-modded two of my Wii's... 1. The first has a 2TB hard drive which houses most of the Wii's essential catalogue (most of which have come from my own disc collection - just a few additional downloads on titles I couldn't purchase such as 'Kirby Anniversary Collection' and 'Data East Classics...
by batman877
Fri May 31, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 7915

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

So this PS1 classic was a great idea, just poorly implemented. The emulation, whilst not as poor as some people have described, is not as good as it should have been and in the inclusion of some PAL versions at 50Hz is simply not good enough. Do I regret paying full price at launch? Absolutely. But ...
by batman877
Fri May 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami Anniversary Collections
Replies: 30
Views: 1320

Re: Konami Anniversary Collections

Picked up the Arcade Collection the other day on PS4... the games here are well presented with some decent display options. I'd have liked an auto-fire option for the shooters and there's not that much content here for £15.99. The free e-book that comes with it is lovely, but this is exactly why I'd...
by batman877
Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 796

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

Amstrad CPC, hard to code for, but can do well in the right hands It's not hard to code for, the Oliver Twins for example loved to programme on it as their lead platform ('Dizzy', 'Grand Prix Sim' etc). 'Basic' is a great computer language to learn. The problem was that the Spectrum and C64 were mu...
by batman877
Fri May 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New highly impressive CPC game
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: New highly impressive CPC game

I'm very excited to play this - great to see the Amstrad back in the lime light with a new arcade style game. Also keep an eye out for the new impressive looking 'Toki' conversion (I believe a port was started back in 1991 but was cancelled along with the Spectrum version)... https://youtu.be/nIKF_G...
by batman877
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 7915

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

DPrinny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:14 am
Also Toshinden is pish
OK, fair enough, I’ll give you that one! :wink:
by batman877
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 7915

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

DPrinny wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:06 pm
And the mini has games nobody played recently because a lot of people remember them being pish
Don't really understand why you'd say that... the only pish game is 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six'. The other 19 titles range from good to excellent. Good mix of genres too.
by batman877
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 7915

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

Still got my pre-order... I just collect up all these mini consoles and I think the choice of games is very good. People are complaining about no Tomb Raider, no Crash Bandicoot, no WipeOut... yes, these games are the heart of the PS1 but we've all played them very recently with the HD remakes. It m...