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by AlleyKat
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If the Engine got its official release..
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: If the Engine got its official release..

Speaking as a rabid lover of the PCE, I dont think it wouldve really done the business over here, tbh. I think it wouldve ended up in the same situation as in the States. Some of the big name, high quality conversions wouldve maybe given it a decent start, but the very Japanese nature of some of its...
by AlleyKat
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wii - Ghost Squad - awesome SEGA gun game. + best wii gun
Replies: 35
Views: 951

Re: Wii - Ghost Squad - awesome SEGA gun game. + best wii gu

Great game, I think the combination of it being a bit archaic/on the Wii lead to it being fairly underrated, its still my favourite lightgun shooter on the machine by some distance. The dialogue and voice acting are charmingly naff: "We'll neutralise the terrorists! And rescue the hostages!" "MCCOY....
by AlleyKat
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The decline and fall of western game development
Replies: 48
Views: 1093

Re: The decline and fall of western game development

Have games developed in the west got that much better or has the world changed around them? Ten years ago western games were technical good, artistically poor and were dominated by FPs's and racers. Now.. well it's not that different :) Ok, there has been some diversification, especially with downl...
by AlleyKat
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fairlight 1 and 2
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Fairlight 1 and 2

I think I got pretty close to finishing the first, but Fairlight 2 was so bugged (alledgedly released unfinished due to the publisher scamming the programmer, Bo Jangeborg) it was unreal. IIRC there are invisible objects and a problem where you could enter a room, leave it by the same entrance and f...
by AlleyKat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gradius V
Replies: 45
Views: 1261

Re: Gradius V

....You get to the end, the final section after stage 7, go through what is actually a very cool section, and then you.... well, I wont spoil it for those that havent gotten there... it's a cool scene, actually... but there's no boss at the very end. I think I know of the scene you refer to -very c...
by AlleyKat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gradius V
Replies: 45
Views: 1261

Re: Gradius V

Stage 6 in particular. I think that's the one that just IRKED me the most. There's the "acid" section... you'll know THAT when you see it... which is annoying enough in and of itself... but then there's the BACKWARDS section... ...In all honesty I just dont really have the patience for the Gradius ...
by AlleyKat
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gradius V
Replies: 45
Views: 1261

Re: Gradius V

No shame in playing on easy in this game, dude.
by AlleyKat
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gradius V
Replies: 45
Views: 1261

Re: Gradius V

A 1cc takes some skill I imagine, but also a whole lot of stamina. My only problem with game is the length, it's just too long, I never really spent time playing for scores. I've come to think that this is the games flaw, actually. The first level alone is the equivalent to, what, maybe two-three l...
by AlleyKat
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are your favourite items in your collection?
Replies: 56
Views: 2272

Re: What are your favourite items in your collection?

- Spectrum 128k brand new in box. And the collection of ace speccy titles I've been slowly building since 1986 that still give me a warm glow. Nothing startlingly rare, but its nice to have complete copies of the likes of Antiriad , Split Personalities , Academy , Where Time Stood Still , Starglider...
by AlleyKat
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Graphic Novels - Complete newbie needs recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 1661

Re: Graphic Novels - Complete newbie needs recommendations

As far as depressing goes, I guess it depends where you draw the line-Maus is quite heavy, but not in the bad trip kind of way that ETHC and P&F are. Maruo is perverse and depressing, so that could be one to miss, actually.

Happy hunting :)
by AlleyKat
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Graphic Novels - Complete newbie needs recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 1661

Re: Graphic Novels - Complete newbie needs recommendations

So much great stuff out there and on this thread. Off the top of my head I'd recommend: Pim and Francie Al Columbia Bone/Rose Jeff Smith Ed The Happy Clown/I Never Liked You Chester Brown Black Hole/El Borba Charles Burns Maus/Breakdowns Art Spiegelman Batman Year One/City of Glass/Asterios Polyp Da...
by AlleyKat
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best games by genre - Spectrum
Replies: 20
Views: 427

Re: Best games by genre - Spectrum

Action: Rex Platform: Chucky Egg Shoot em up: Cybernoid Beat em up: Renegade Driving: Turbo Esprit. Enduro Racer and Chase HQ are probably the best racing/driving conversions. Platform adventure: Starquake Isometric platform/adventure: Head Over Heels Space: Micronaut One Puzzle: Spitting images/ Sp...
by AlleyKat
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 96
Replies: 54
Views: 3218

Re: From the forum issue 96

Split Personalities was a slick, witty puzzler and the spectrum 128k Empire Strikes Back was a great arcade conversion.
by AlleyKat
Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Feedback Issue 93
Replies: 172
Views: 8348

Re: Feedback Issue 93

Its a shame the Rastan feature, in criticising the sound/multiload of the spectrum 48k version, neglects to mention that the 128k version is single load with great AY interpretations of the arcade music. Easily the best 8 bit computer version. 8)
by AlleyKat
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 3DS Games discussion/Collecting thread
Replies: 2322
Views: 76431

Re: 3DS Games discussion/Collecting thread

Sold! Its already £26 on Amazon, soon as it falls under £20 I`m there.