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by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: SMS vs NES
Replies: 32
Views: 2343

I voted NES - I find the catalogue of games is simply AMAZING for the system...

I sold the SMS at the store I ran, but the games were just not that compelling for me (except maybe the PS ones).

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by Jetbootjack
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hardware rarity guide
Replies: 18
Views: 3725

So what - at least give each system the same quality of entry :roll:
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

Now I fully agree the SCUMM games were awesome (rumor has it an A8 version of Maniac Mansion was begun)... I also said "I'm not denying that there were some quality games released post '87 " I admitted there were SOME great games released post 1985, but by 1987 things were tailing off. As to the gam...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

er, I was commenting on your " NES must have been an istant extinct hit according to you, being 8 bit " comment actually :) As for your NES statement - it rather kills creativity. c64 made 2 generations of ppl into working with computers todays, how much did the NES Most everyone I know who works in...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

oswald - if you care to read my posts you will see I said: From my perspective "8bit" original development only lived on in consoles (like the NES) post 1985 and And if you really look around the global market the NES had been active since 1983, and that was REALLY changing the world of video games ...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hardware rarity guide
Replies: 18
Views: 3725

I'd like text and infos for the Atari 8bit series to be updated, it reads like the Hitchhikers entry for the Earth "Mostly Harmless"... C'mon "Series of old 8-bit Atari home computers" - and then to list Zybex and Thrust as key games - was it an off day in the office the day that copy was written......
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

Well of course it was a " bit contentious " :D It's a simple matter of where you are looking from, if you got your Atari 130XE or C64c in 1988 your memories of fine fun times are bound to not find any corollary in my statements. However if you had your Atari 800 in 1980, like me, then perhaps you mi...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

I am NOT denying the release of games post 1985 - I never have. Bub&Bob - I have always said IN MY OPINION, not said that what I am expressing are facts. They are not facts, but to me after 1985 there was no point staying with the 8bit systems, there were all new places to explore with the new machi...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

Perhaps I should have said " From my perspective "8bit" original development only lived on in consoles (like the NES) post 1985 " And whilst that is a broad generalization and sure there are a few exceptions, substantially 8bit computer game development was in rapid decline - and at best survived lo...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

Oh, no - it's not the post 85 fate of the C64 and the A8, it's all 8bit computers IMHO - speccy, CPC, BBC, etc... I'm not singling out the C64 at all, I think the 800 line really died out in 1984 as a creative force (Dropzone, Bounty Bob, Encounter, Bruce Lee, Boulderdash, Jetboot Jack :P ) From my ...
by Jetbootjack
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

I'm not denying that there were some quality games released post '87, just that the computer world was embracing 16 bit technology and the hints of what was to come, the amazing games of that era, were starting to appear. The world was changing and the market was moving on - both the C64 and the Ata...
by Jetbootjack
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Sam Coupe in a future issue
Replies: 27
Views: 3705

I stocked the SAM when it was released - got 2 machines in stock - sold one to one of the lads who worked at the store (John I think) - the other one never did sell, just gathered dust and eventually went back to "the warehouse"... Never saw any software support, at the time couldn't order any softw...
by Jetbootjack
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

TMR - no denying the porting of ST/Amiga games to the 8bit systems - and successful conversions many were, but what is significant is that the original development was moving platforms... Now I know there are plenty of 8bit games released after the 16bit systems became prevalant (around the end of 1...
by Jetbootjack
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

My recollection of the Enterprise was that it was not as powerful as promised, certainly no threat to the other machines out there - hence it was a total flop... TMR - I know people love these old machines, and love the fact people still do cool things with 'em... But in reality, like all changes in...
by Jetbootjack
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 154331

This really is a heated wee discussion innit? Facts are the C64 lacks a good palette of colors, and in a few instances of games EXPLICITY designed around the A8's hardware appears inferior... However for the other 95% of the games the C64 is much more suited, and results in games that are very visua...