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by English Invader
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given a 2DS XL
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Just been given a 2DS XL

I still think he may be ok to delete it if MK7 came with the system when new, though obviously he'd do so at his own risk. Best to search the web for a definitive answer first. The console is black and green as you described earlier and, just to clarify, I always assume caveat emptor when seeking a...
by English Invader
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given a 2DS XL
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Just been given a 2DS XL

This was a very generous gift from my father and stepmother. It's used with 4 games (Super Mario Maker, Pokemon Ultramoon and Miitopia on cards and Mario Kart 7 on the Micro-SD card). The hardware seems to be working fine and I've had a lot of fun with it this afternoon. One drawback is that online ...
by English Invader
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 57
Views: 2390

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Yes, I'm just wondering unless you are a collector of mini systems, who is this aimed at? The casual retro fans probably already have the At games machines or a collection for another console...and Sega have devalued their own product over the years with the releases up until this, their own mini s...
by English Invader
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Less known retro computers to discover
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Less known retro computers to discover

Commodore VIC-20 - this is one I have personal experience of; I've been a member of Denial since 2009 and the proud owner of a Mega-Cart. One of the best systems around for small, single screen Atari 2600 style arcade games with exceptional ports, intelligent clones and original concepts; also has a...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: No Sign of RG in Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 162

No Sign of RG in Shops

None of the newsagents in my local area have received this month's issue of RG. My friend is a subscriber and has his copy but the news stand edition is nowhere to be seen (I believe it was supposed to be available on Wednesday?). What's the deal?
by English Invader
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad Speccy C64 - hit squad range
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Amstrad Speccy C64 - hit squad range

I'm more nostalgic about the Hit Squad games for the Atari ST (they also did them for the Amiga). Ghostbusters II and Super Hang On particularly stand out. I've since acquired others like Pang and Batman the Movie. They weren't as aesthetically appealing as the big box counterparts (Treasure Trap is...
by English Invader
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?

I actually played Sonic and Sonic 2 last night for part 3 and... well let's just say it's interesting. How long is it since you played Sonic 1? Those middle 2 are going to be a minor issue for the series since I'm not important to have an advance Mega Drive Mini but I agree, you've got to try those...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?

For me, it has to be a leisurely run-through of Sonic the Hedgehog. It's the game that came with the console back in the day and the first MD game I ever played. After that, I'll check out Tetris, Darius and Wonderboy IV
by English Invader
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 9650

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

But just a total mess. Not expecting to see any money back, if i do thats a bonus. I'll 100% be cautious of any kickstarter/indiegogo type things like this in the future. I'm just glad i backed out of the Elite keyboard one at the last minute.Crazy story !! You shouldn't tar Kickstarter with the sa...
by English Invader
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 - retro??
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: PS3 - retro??

I never even thought of looking at the digital store. Cash converters are selling 360s for £39.99. if they go under £20 I might get one. Maybe the price will dip again after Christmas. There are some real gems available for the 360 from the digital store - HD ports of Radiant Silvergun, Daytona USA...
by English Invader
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 - retro??
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: PS3 - retro??

I'll probably get GTA 5 and NHL 14 which will keep me happy for a long time. You could also do a lot worse than GTA IV, Liberty City Stories and Red Dead Redemption (which is like GTA only with a cowboy western theme - also made by Rockstar). Also check out Blur and Split/Second Velocity if you lik...
by English Invader
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 - retro??
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: PS3 - retro??

I was a latecomer to the 360 (May 2016) and I can't recommend it enough. The PS4 and XB1 are still out of my price range but I've had a great time playing everyone's cast-offs at a fraction of their original prices. It seems like you're about to embark on a similar journey with the PS3 - have fun!
by English Invader
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 815

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

the C64 that taught you to program in BASIC ... C64 BASIC was barely useable, you really needed to learn machine code/assembly to get anything decent from it. Compared to pretty much any other system it was by far the weakest, which is a shame considering the quality keyboard. I knew BASIC from TI9...
by English Invader
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 815

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

One of the things I most admire about the C64 is that the bog standard model held its own from around 1984 to 1993 and there was no need for any major hardware revisions or memory/processor upgrades. You bought a C64 and that was it. The C64 you bought for Impossible Mission was just as good for Ma...
by English Invader
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 815

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

One of the things I most admire about the C64 is that the bog standard model held its own from around 1984 to 1993 and there was no need for any major hardware revisions or memory/processor upgrades. You bought a C64 and that was it. The C64 you bought for Impossible Mission was just as good for May...