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by Antiriad2097
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tiger Road - US versions?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Tiger Road - US versions?

There is at least a US cover variant for the Amiga, though the screenshots on the back appear to be the same as the EU release: https://www.mobygames.com/game/tiger-road/cover-art There is one of these on ebay, but it's sealed, so you can't just ask the owner to pop the box open to check the manual ...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43131

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Optimisation how? I read ages ago that SD card access is faster than the Nintendo card access. It'll save some memory using a card, but it'll be slower to read the data.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aaaaaaaaaargh! HOME takes you to the Web Site!
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Aaaaaaaaaargh! HOME takes you to the Web Site!

I only ever visit using the 'new posts' link, then Ctrl-click the red unread posts bit on each thread I want to read to open them in new tabs. Saves faffing about going through the different sections of the forum to find new posts and I don't have to wait for pages to reload by going back to a main ...
by Antiriad2097
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6173
Views: 149335

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Which version did you play? They’re all decent, but I particularly like the motion controls of the Wii version. It feels like you’re doing force pushes and big slams, so despite the lower quality visuals and physics it’s more fun. It is for me one of the great Star Wars games.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Tales of The Dot Eaters
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Tales of The Dot Eaters

Thanks for the reply. It's fine that the site is US-centric, since that's your experience and inevitably what interests you, but good to know you do accept the wider world view and acknowledge the crash wasn't global as so many US sites ignore that.

Great site by the way.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43131

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Amazon has regular sales on SD cards, I picked up a 400GB card for around £65 a couple of months back. That offer floats around for a day or two every month or so, I kept missing it, but seems to be the best size/value at the moment if you can catch it. Usually Nintendolife flags when the sales are ...
by Antiriad2097
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Samurais & Ninjas
Replies: 23
Views: 317

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

c0nfu53d wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:52 am
Also Shadow Warriors on GB.
Also on Spectrum now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl213Z34wVM
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami shoot 'em ups
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Konami shoot 'em ups

It's a balance though, getting that point where a player feels they can progress in the game and get value for money, versus overwhelming numbers and accuracy of enemies/bullets. Some games get it right and thus encourage repeat play, and so more money coming in. Some games get it wrong and are ridd...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Tales of The Dot Eaters
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Tales of The Dot Eaters

Quick question on The Dot Eaters. Reading the 'about' page, it says it "chronicles the history and progression of video games from early pre-PONG systems up until the big video game crash of 1983-84". Since this is a common bugbear for non-US readers, does it also acknowledge that the 'crash' was re...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: The history of time killers – arcade documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: The history of time killers – arcade documentary

I didn't watch it all, just skimmed it as it's not a favourite genre, but the text below the video says "The history of the first weapons based arcade fighting game", that was what prompted my comment.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 271
Views: 9609

Re: The Star Wars thread

Disney have been pulling their content from various providers over the last couple of years in preparation for launching their service, so I doubt it's that. It may just be a phased rollout to iron out any issues and avoid overload. Can you imagine trying to deal with a global rollout of a subscript...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 271
Views: 9609

Re: The Star Wars thread

Same here. Been waiting patiently to subscribe to Disney+ but they won't take my money, so I have to resort to piracy.

Not watched Mandalorian yet, but grabbed it last night for the weekend.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Samurais & Ninjas
Replies: 23
Views: 317

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

On a more modern gaming note (though it could easily have been an 8 bit game), there's One Strike on the Switch. Cheap as chips, often on sale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaDBvAXQe08
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: The history of time killers – arcade documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: The history of time killers – arcade documentary

It's not even close to being the first weapons based arcade fighting game.

There's an old vector game, I forget the name, with a top down view of two knights(?) that sword fight. That's the earliest I remember offhand.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Asteroids
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Asteroids

Mine Storm on the Vectrex is an excellent variation on it, starting with standard asteroids patterns then adding things like homing mines. Shame the built in game is bugged, but the sequel patches that if you can get it (or have a flash cart).