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by ivortheinjun
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: the Hi-Fi thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: the Hi-Fi thread

I’ve always wanted a standalone MiniDisc separate, but to be fair I’ve got three portable MD recorders, which is probably overkill as it is.
by ivortheinjun
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: the Hi-Fi thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Cambridge A1Mk3 amp Sherwood PM9800 and Sansui FR-D25 turntables Technics SL-PG480A CD player Traxdata Traxaudio CD recorder Sansui D-X310W tape deck JPW ML510 bookshelf monitors Also have a Sony PS-J10 mini turntable, bought for £1 from a car boot fair, hooked up to my PC using a B-Tech B26 phone s...
by ivortheinjun
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 2048

Re: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores

Towards the end of my interest in Sega Power, the book was getting thinner, and reviews were getting lazier. Sonic Chaos got a score well in the 90s, which suckered me in and left me forking out for a real dud of a game. There was an MD Disney tie-in - possibly the Jungle Book - where the review was...
by ivortheinjun
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: what is your biggest disappointment in gaming
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: what is your biggest disappointment in gaming

Sonic Chaos on the MS. Just rubbish. Reviews at the time were glowing, saying it was some kind of technical marvel, but it was just sinfully easy, and really not all that impressive to look at. Having been obsessed with the 8-bit Sonic II, Chaos was one of the few games of the era I bought in the we...
by ivortheinjun
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 25 Master System Games
Replies: 64
Views: 1332

Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Land Of Illusion - absolutely stunning. Improved massively on the original and at a time when every other release seemed to be a platformer, it showed up everything around it on every system. Alex Kidd In Miracle World - the perfect bundled game. Bags of character and variety, loads of replay value ...
by ivortheinjun
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mario Kart 8
Replies: 114
Views: 2630

Re: Mario Kart 8

I'm really disappointed with it so far. Some nice touches, but it just hasn't grabbed me in the same way MK Wii did. Lots of incredibly average tracks as well, including both Rainbow Roads. Lack of Team Battle mode is a bummer as well, and as mentioned elsewhere dripping the ability to drag a second...
by ivortheinjun
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Insane Magazine Reviews
Replies: 36
Views: 753

Re: Insane Magazine Reviews

Loads in Sega Power, from the point that they cut the pagination drastically, stopped trying to cobble words together and just crammed in as many screenshots as possible to save on work. There were several games getting 90% plus around 1995/96, with more or less no explanation why. Loads of reviews ...
by ivortheinjun
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: End-of-game bosses that are rubbish
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: End-of-game bosses that are rubbish

The end of Halo 4 is abysmal.

Last boss in Alex Kidd In Miracle World is pretty underwhelming as well.
by ivortheinjun
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your one favourite game. Any format. Ever.
Replies: 81
Views: 1916

Re: Your one favourite game. Any format. Ever.

The original Link's Awakening on the Game Boy.

Gaming with soul.
by ivortheinjun
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pitch a gritty reboot
Replies: 64
Views: 851

Re: Pitch a gritty reboot

Pac-Man: Rehab Edition, where ol' Paccers has finally got the monkey off his back.

Each board starts blank, but gradually pills start appearing at random, becoming increasingly hard to avoid.
by ivortheinjun
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 25 Game Boy Games
Replies: 64
Views: 2024

Re: Top 25 Game Boy Games

1. The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (by some distance)
2. Wario Blast
3. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
4. Tetris
5. Soccer (aka Elite Soccer)
by ivortheinjun
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Game Memories........DUKE NUKEM 3D
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: Classic Game Memories........DUKE NUKEM 3D

I think Doom was maybe the fifth FPS i ever played, and that made a huge difference to how I viewed it. First I ever played was Zero Tolerance on the Mega-Drive, which was limited but had bags of atmosphere. I still think it's a hugely overlooked game. Next i saw was Wolfenstein 3D, which I found pr...
by ivortheinjun
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wait this is a boss battle?
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Wait this is a boss battle?

The last "battle" in Halo 4 barely qualifies.
by ivortheinjun
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Film and TV licences
Replies: 49
Views: 999

Re: Best Film and TV licences

Speaking of the Alien films, Alien: Resurrection on the Playstation was absolutely superb, and remains sadly overlooked by many. Leagues ahead of the (I imagine bigger selling) Alien Trilogy, and one of the tensest gaming experiences I've ever had. I recently revived it on my PSP, and playing it la...
by ivortheinjun
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Film and TV licences
Replies: 49
Views: 999

Re: Best Film and TV licences

T2: The Arcade Game blew me away at the time. Completely immersive. Time hasn't been the kindest to it, but it was both impressive and bloody difficult. More overlooked, Terminator: Future Shock on the PC. It never figures in anyone's top FPS lists, but it was pretty impressive and had some excellen...