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by SpockIOM
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Proudest Gaming Achievement?
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Your Proudest Gaming Achievement?

Beating Gamesmaster magazine's best time on the original Rainbow Road by 3 seconds.
by SpockIOM
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best handheld game for long periods.
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Best handheld game for long periods.

For me any of the GB Zelda games and Mystic Quest. Maybe the DS Castlevania games as a backup option.
by SpockIOM
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Charity Shops
Replies: 734
Views: 29252

Re: Charity Shops

Nice little find the other day - Castle of Illusion (MD) boxed with instructions. Cost me one whole pound. I'll probably put it on eBay sometime soon though - I don't actually have a Mega Drive but I just can't resist a bargain!
by SpockIOM
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When did you find out...
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: When did you find out...

I didn't realise that Probotector and Contra were the same game/series until I'd played Super Probotector and seen Contra 3 as a challenge on Gamesmaster. Even back then I thought the censorship idea was being really soft.
by SpockIOM
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do you prefer Mario 2D or 3D games?
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: Do you prefer Mario 2D or 3D games?

2D wins by a mile for me. The 3D games are good, but the 2D ones are generally just more satisfying and I find them more user-friendly. The same goes for Metroid, Castlevania and Zelda.
by SpockIOM
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's this I found?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: What's this I found?

Looks like a token from SegaWorld - a big Sega arcade in London. I doubt it's there any more, but in about 1997ish I went on a school trip to London and a visit there was part of the itinerary. You got given tokens like that one for the entry fee which counted as a credit in the machines. I can't re...
by SpockIOM
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: You Most Fave Game Of All Time.
Replies: 30
Views: 697

Re: You Most Fave Game Of All Time.

no-one's gone for Rise Of The Robots yet :wink: Ah, 'tis a fine game to be sure, but it falls into insignificance when compared with Catfight :wink: I'm not aware of Catfight enlighten me. You'll probably have a whole new appreciation of and lamentation for your former blissful unawareness of this ...
by SpockIOM
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: You Most Fave Game Of All Time.
Replies: 30
Views: 697

Re: You Most Fave Game Of All Time.

gman72 wrote: no-one's gone for Rise Of The Robots yet :wink:
Ah, 'tis a fine game to be sure, but it falls into insignificance when compared with Catfight :wink:
by SpockIOM
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: You Most Fave Game Of All Time.
Replies: 30
Views: 697

Re: You Most Fave Game Of All Time.

Very tough question! I think it's probably Super Metroid, but there are a LOT of games nibbling at its heels.
by SpockIOM
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23835
Views: 454838

Re: What are you currently playing?

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, and I've picked up my savefile of FF7 after about 8 months off.
by SpockIOM
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I want a list of 5 general platformer SMD/GEN games
Replies: 33
Views: 632

Re: I want a list of 5 general platformer SMD/GEN games

Ristar
Fantasia
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
Toki
Krusty's Funhouse
by SpockIOM
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Console Wars Memories
Replies: 91
Views: 1197

Re: Console Wars Memories

I remember that me and my mates had a pretty good spread of consoles between us and we'd spend weekends at each others' houses often bringing consoles (and occasionally a spare portable telly) with to play whatever we fancied. We all had our faves and there were many friendly arguments, but on the w...
by SpockIOM
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best "rolling ball" game(s)
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Best "rolling ball" game(s)

TheDude18 wrote: What about that Sonic Game on the Megadrive that used an isometric perspective? Does that count?
In the same category of does that count, I'll pitch Kirby's Dream Course
by SpockIOM
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How often are the "best" games your favourite games?
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: How often are the "best" games your favourite games?

Great question! My list is also quite a mix, but I find I tend to enjoy more "best games" on older systems. For example, on NES my list includes some obvious "best" titles like LOZ, Mario, Metroid, Castlevania etc, a few undisputed classics (great games but not in the best of category) like Bubble B...
by SpockIOM
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite crazy or psychotic characters in games?
Replies: 14
Views: 265

Re: Favourite crazy or psychotic characters in games?

Face McShooty from Borderlands 2 is one nutter who deserves a mention. Always makes me laugh!