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by Zorrobandito
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How Much is Your Collection Worth?
Replies: 50
Views: 2312

Re: How Much is Your Collection Worth?

I'd say about $1000. Most of my consoles and PCs are unboxed (Vectrex, Virtual Boy, Apple2, Amiga etc), but it does mean I keep the machines on display. I have a lot of games but have never sought out the rare ones, so I have healthy, playable sets for most of the hardware I own. However I never pla...
by Zorrobandito
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A Break From Gaming
Replies: 42
Views: 1852

Re: A Break From Gaming

My primary hobby is gaming but it's not just about playing them. Emulation is a huge time-sink and to be honest it's more fun tinkering with the arcade machine or the Caanoo than actually playing them. My primary gaming machine is the 360 and even if I don't play single-player, I have two weekly mul...
by Zorrobandito
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 32045
Views: 794640

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

I bought Game Park's Caanoo a couple of weeks ago. It's an open-source handheld and for me is pretty much all about emulators. http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/retro-gaming/e5ef/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Caanoo The hardware: The console is well constructed, has an analogue stick with a ...
by Zorrobandito
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The best Intellivision games
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: The best Intellivision games

SexyWayne wrote:Astrosmash is pretty decent, I got addicted to it for a while on GameRoom
Thanks for the recommendation, just tried it for the first time and it's great!
by Zorrobandito
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The brothers bitmap
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: The brothers bitmap

Speedball 1 & 2. The first game has the memories of being played way too much by me and my friends back in the day but I still play Speedball 2 (have it on SMS, MD, Amiga and Xbox 360). Xenon 2 overrated? I think not. A great shooter, with some cool enemy waves and looked and sounded fantastic. And ...
by Zorrobandito
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games will/do you play with your children?
Replies: 22
Views: 995

Re: What games will/do you play with your children?

My five year old enjoys Little Big Planet and Ratchet & Clank on PS3 but he loves his time on the arcade machine - particularly, as others have said, Donkey Kong Country, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario World and, weirdly enough, Astroboy (which is pants). Super Monkey Ball was interesting because i...
by Zorrobandito
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Computer games better than their arcade counterparts
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Computer games better than their arcade counterparts

Silkworm on the Amiga, with its lightning load times, is better than the arcade version. I'm not sure what Sales Curve did to the gameplay but it just seems 'meatier' on the Amiga. Also Columns on Megadrive had the sublime 'Flash' mode that turned it from a Tetris variant into an entirely different ...
by Zorrobandito
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Issue 89
Replies: 84
Views: 4153

Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Raid on Bungeling Bay. It was unlike anything I had played before and to believe that the Sim City 'tiles' were island military bases required a leap of imagination so intense that it bent the fabric of space-time.
by Zorrobandito
Thu May 15, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Classic Remake of Classic Game
Replies: 32
Views: 2020

Super Stardust HD - awesome! The best game on my PS3! (so far)
by Zorrobandito
Wed May 14, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You realise that you're an aging gamer when.............
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

When some kids (10 yrs old) come over and see the arcade cabinet and say "What's that?"
by Zorrobandito
Wed May 14, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: My MAME arcade machine
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Hi Jock, I'm also based in Aus and have built two cabs so far. You might find some tips on the software configuration in my 'diary'. http://www.flashingblade.net/classics/arcade_machine/arcade_ii_intro.htm It's a bit disjointed but it might save you some hair-pulling. This is probably not the best f...
by Zorrobandito
Fri May 02, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: doom
Replies: 35
Views: 1739

Doom still rocks! It had so many features that we now consider standard: 4 player gaming via 'system link' 2 player gaming online A pantheon of gaming characters who were memorable (unlike its successor, Quake) The chainsaw The shotgun The rocket-launcher Timed speed runs Selectable difficulties Sel...
by Zorrobandito
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Games Quiz # 23
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

hydr0x wrote:what's up with the overall hi-score page? by my own count I should have a total of 230 but I don't show up!?
I'm working on this... the code is clearly limited to 20 quizzes and I now have 23! Trouble is, it's been so long my perl is a little rusty.
by Zorrobandito
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Games Quiz # 23
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

Elgin_McQueen wrote:Solid 7/12 Had to try several times before it accepted my answer for number 5 though.
An all rounder then? :-)

Elgin, out of bug-checking interest could you PM what you were trying?
by Zorrobandito
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Games Quiz # 23
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

RetroKingSimon wrote:
Zorrobandito wrote:
RetroKingSimon wrote: That's the two I can't get as well :shock:
9 is a Doom engine game from around the same time...
That's what I was thinking. Is it on PlayStation?
No it was prior to Playstation, developed by a studio that is still around - they have something big 'about' to come out.