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by BarbaricAvatar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games

Driller, Dark Side and Total Eclipse were all available in DVD box sized cardboard boxes. They all had very smart manuals and Driller came with a 3D map which you could create: http://www.deblauweschicht.nl/retrogaming/images/Driller_map.jpg The cardboard boxes for Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and N...
by BarbaricAvatar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: This is the worst game I've ever played
Replies: 74
Views: 2057

Re: This is the worst game I've ever played

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Easily. Other terrible games i've played at least have some variety, this has none: It's a 1 screen score chaser that's no fun whatsoever.
by BarbaricAvatar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 884

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Is this something Retro Gamer could do an article about? Pressure and all that. I bought a DVD from CEX recently, and on closer inspection, the cover is poor quality so maybe they printed that themselves. That's rather scammy if so. CEX accept reprinted cover items, as long as the item inside is ge...
by BarbaricAvatar
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fantasy F1
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Fantasy F1

The big question... Are Mercedes sandbagging in Friday practice?! I think yes.
by BarbaricAvatar
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fantasy F1
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Fantasy F1

I think 2018 was the first year i've played where i didn't forget to do my predictions for one weekend, so i put it down to that! It's weird, i'm less excited for this season than i have been for previous years. None of my favourite drivers are in "top" cars this year and of course being in the UK m...
by BarbaricAvatar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fantasy F1
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Fantasy F1

Oh alright, I shall attempt to defend my RetroGamer league title. :D
by BarbaricAvatar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 1509

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Games made specifically for the Amstrad were usually fairly decent, but most games weren't ; they were usually conversions (often from the Speccy) and suffered. Badly. Scrolling was awful (unless playing in a postage stamp window) graphics often blocky and overly colourful. This is what I was going...
by BarbaricAvatar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time
Replies: 110
Views: 3520

Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

NickThorpe wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:11 am
BarbaricAvatar wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:53 pm
I don't think i could have faith in the people who made that list's decision-making and advice-giving abilities.
Yeah, we're not big fans of democracy either. =P
That's okay, i'm used to being the only person in the room who can see clearly. :D
by BarbaricAvatar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 1509

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

To be honest I don't get these arguments. Yeah we all had fun as kids, but we're adults now, right? I had a speccy. I loved it. My mate had an Amstrad. He loved it. I admired some of the games, I always remember him playing tau ceti and marvelling at the crunching sound effects. We had a lot of fun...
by BarbaricAvatar
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time
Replies: 110
Views: 3520

Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Indeed. But that in turn makes the list misleading as it becomes not "what was the best for gaming" but more "who here owned one". With regards to the Spectrum and Amstrad debate, i'm genuinely intrigued. Does Spectrum still have an active fanbase in 2018? Are people still writing games for the sys...
by BarbaricAvatar
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 1509

Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Continued from "The Greatest Games Systems of All Time" topic. Indeed. But that in turn makes the list misleading as it becomes not "what was the best for gaming" but more "who here owned one". With regards to the Spectrum and Amstrad debate, i'm genuinely intrigued. Does Spectrum still have an acti...
by BarbaricAvatar
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time
Replies: 110
Views: 3520

Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Over twice as many people owned Spectrums than Amstrads, so it really shouldn't be that much of a surprise! I think the Atari 8-bit is superior to both but that didn't make the top 30, so the abilities of a system mean very little here. People voted on nostalgia, much as I expected. Indeed. But tha...
by BarbaricAvatar
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time
Replies: 110
Views: 3520

Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

The final list, for those of you that missed it: 1/ SNES 2/ Mega Drive 3/ PlayStation 4/ Dreamcast 5/ PlayStation 2 6/ Amiga 500 7/ N64 8/ Commodore 64 9/ Xbox 360 10/ NES 11/ ZX Spectrum 12/ Game Boy 13/ GameCube 14/ Saturn 15/ Game Boy Advance 16/ PC 17/ Atari 2600 18/ DS 19/ Master System 20/ Wi...
by BarbaricAvatar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time
Replies: 110
Views: 3520

Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

kiwimike wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:39 am
BarbaricAvatar wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:36 am
I'm heavily biased towards the PS2. :D Where did that come?
Off the top of my head from memory...about #5 I think :)
Hooray! Thanks. :D
by BarbaricAvatar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pick your own fantasy kart roster!
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Pick your own fantasy kart roster!

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Great set for me!