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by jazzmaverick
Sun May 27, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Civilisation 2
Replies: 31
Views: 1670

Does anyone know anything about CivNet? This came free with a PC my mum bought way back but I was too young to appreciate the finer points of strategy games and never installed it. It doesn't seem to be listed on the Civ Fanatic site.
by jazzmaverick
Sun May 20, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discovering your inner geek.
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Not sure if this is widely known, but:

The samples in the ST version of IK+ sound like they were ripped from Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon.
by jazzmaverick
Sun May 13, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite board game conversion?
Replies: 36
Views: 3770

I plumped for Space Crusade. I loved the original board game, and the video game version made it more accessable. It was quite atmospheric too. I did like playing Monopoly on the ST, though. Not having to work out the money side of things makes it a different experience. The Pac-Man board game was g...
by jazzmaverick
Sun May 13, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games ruined by cheat knowledge
Replies: 55
Views: 2255

Never, i repeat NEVER cheat! It's soul sucking, and will destroy your games! You are only cheating yourself, ripping yourself off, shortening your game's life-span and going to hell.

I should clarify that www.gamefaqs.com is most definitely NOT in my bookmarks... definitely. :shock:
by jazzmaverick
Sun May 13, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Fave Magazines (Past or Present)
Replies: 65
Views: 5386

Zero : This magazine was hilarious! Or at least it was back then, I'll have to re-read one to see if still has the same charm. Anyone remember Giles' Jolly Jumpers? ST Format : Without doubt the best ST magazine, covered all facets of a versatile machine. Edge : It's nice to be treated with a bit a...
by jazzmaverick
Sat May 12, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: N64 + GBC Gen Gaming... =3
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Hehe, body chocolate. It's funny how great multiplayer games always throw up their own idioms. In our games Siberian Special Forces was known as Siberian Special Bastard because he would blend in to the background on some levels. Licence to Kill was 'License to Kev' after a friend of ours who pionee...
by jazzmaverick
Sat May 12, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game deaths - What's your favourite?
Replies: 109
Views: 12978

IK+ on the Atari ST I loved the sound you make when you receive a flying kick to the bonce at the end of a bout! Used to make me crease, even when it meant game over! I may be wrong on this, but the sound effects sound very familiar. Sampled from Enter The Dragon? OH-W-OH-W-OH! Lemmings Slightly sa...
by jazzmaverick
Sat May 12, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: N64 + GBC Gen Gaming... =3
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Yup. I had similar thoughts when I discovered N64 Goldeneye. It may have been impressive for a console game, but it paled in comparison to many PC games. I hope your talking about technical achievement and not gameplay here, sonnyjim!! Goldeneye was an awesome game. I hated third-person shooters un...
by jazzmaverick
Tue May 08, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite retro chip-tune/game music?
Replies: 76
Views: 8542

Bubble Bobble This music was just a repeat of about 8 bars of music and went from initially cool, then totally head-doing, then so far ingrained in your brain that if you turned it off you would still hear it... but, somehow... I actually like it. Also: International Karate The Last V8 These were i...
by jazzmaverick
Tue May 08, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mac Games
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Can your system play Shufflepuck Cafe? It's supposed to be great on the Mac. I had it on Atari ST and it was something really different at the time. The pong style gameplay is really timeless too. It was featured recently in a RG, I believe. Sorry if this information is all totally irrelevant, I hav...
by jazzmaverick
Tue May 08, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: shoot em ups
Replies: 38
Views: 1553

I love a good shooter too... But I also suck :cry: Ikaruga rocks my world, but when the screen starts to fill with bullets of both colours my brain hurts and just gives up the ghost. I sweat, freeze and die... repeatedly. I'm better off sticking to the real old-skool shooters were hardware limitatio...
by jazzmaverick
Tue May 08, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Best Street Fighter?????
Replies: 46
Views: 4081

I can't get SFIII: 2nd strike to work on my version of MAME, so I'll have to stick with good old Street Fighter II: Turbo
by jazzmaverick
Tue May 08, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega Drive game recommendations
Replies: 49
Views: 5001

Cyborg Justice This game was so cool! Ripping off arms and sticking them to yourself, stunning robots then sawing them up. Ha ha! I played it recently and was a little disappointed (rose tinted spectacles and all that) but nothing can take away the memories. I would recommend: Gunstar Heroes ; the ...
by jazzmaverick
Sun May 06, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega Saturn or Sega Dreamcast?
Replies: 84
Views: 5532

Sega2006 wrote:And Just hope the Old bill dosent turn up as Im under 18
ahem.... As I said, let the Vimto and the bombs flow free!
by jazzmaverick
Sun May 06, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega Saturn or Sega Dreamcast?
Replies: 84
Views: 5532

Sega2006 wrote:I may buy it for myself at some point and invite a few mates round
Let the beer and bombs flow free!