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by Mr Mash
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Xmas console help
Replies: 34
Views: 1478

I voted PSP. Mainly because its power and capabilities allow it to cover most of my requirements for travelling - arcade and other retro compilations, the odd recent title, music, films, internet access (as a last resort), etc. I'm also really interested to see what it can do in the way of emulating...
by Mr Mash
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 2 Virtual Console questions (well, kinda!)
Replies: 12
Views: 866

I quite like the N64 controllers! I understand if the desire to change over is a space saving thing etc, but I wouldn't get rid of the original hardware and software unless I absolutely had to! I've not yet experienced the virtual console, but I find it hard to see how it could compare to the 'real ...
by Mr Mash
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 8921

Likewise, Winape does a fair representation of the CPC (according to my memory only, no other 'proof').
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bad Gaming Habits
Replies: 67
Views: 2571

That is funny though!! It reminds me of when a group of us used to play multiplayer micro machines and I used to knock people off the bridge/ ledge every time to start in the same place and promise not to do it the next time until someone got proper p1ssed off. I totally understand how annoying that...
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bad Gaming Habits
Replies: 67
Views: 2571

The one that I do the most is playing far beyond the realm of comfort. If my eyes are stinging and running, my head is pounding, I've broken three of my fingers, I'm up in three hours time but I've nearly beaten the boss, I'm staying put until the job's done. Another one I'm ashamed to admit to (but...
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was the very pinnacle of 16-bit gaming for you?
Replies: 74
Views: 5543

Uh-oh... Why do I get the feeling that it will be crap?!

Is it really all that bad? I haven't played it in years.
I will give it a go when and if I can find it, but I suppose given that it was pioneering technology etc etc the odds are it would be pretty rough by todays standards.
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was the very pinnacle of 16-bit gaming for you?
Replies: 74
Views: 5543

It has to be Starfox/wing for me, closely followed by SF2 and SMW. Me and my brother just sat there amazed when we first saw it and played it. We just could not believe that such an amazing experience was in our livingroom. Granted it was largely due to the graphics but I recall it was very playable...
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Most Disappointing Purchase Ever?
Replies: 86
Views: 6681

When my Amstrad was at the end of its initial lifespan (or my attention span) I was often disappointed because my expectations would be stupidly unrealistic - I remember buying Golden Axe and WWF Wrestlemania for the CPC in the early 90s (as just two examples) and hoping upon hope that they would be...
by Mr Mash
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 8921

Am I in the right thread? This is "Let's try and p1ss everyone off by turning any topic into C64 fanatical b0ll0cks" isn't it? :shock: Seriously, can you not get a grip?! Or at least start a new thread?! Or join a C64 fan site? Don't tell me, don't tell me - you're the webmaster for the top 20 searc...
by Mr Mash
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 8921

The problem with Amstrad games.... There is no problem with Amstrad games, other than the perception of those who didn't have a CPC as a kid. I enjoy all three of the main competitors (C64, Spectrum, CPC) from that period, and it is obvious that the computer you either owned first or had the best ex...
by Mr Mash
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer
Replies: 38
Views: 2149

I voted Amiga. The Atari ST was my first taste of the next level of gaming via sessions at a mates house, but the Amiga had so many great games and I was genuinely proud when we finally got a 1200 - a great computer. The archimedes looked alright, but they were our school computers and weren't for s...
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Top Three Consoles
Replies: 49
Views: 2530

1. Dreamcast

2. Snes

3. Master System


I would include the GX4000 and the C64GS, but they were rubbish.
by Mr Mash
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Outrun is Rubbish! Flame On!
Replies: 158
Views: 9464

Hi everyone, First time post etc etc. I think Outrun is a great arcade game for all the usual reasons - the music and visuals are brilliant and when I first played it I tended to forgive the occasional frustrating corner because of these. It just grabbed me more than most of the competition at the t...