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by The Loafer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Planet Harriers.
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Planet Harriers.

Wasn't it running on DC type hardware? I'd love to see an article on the series, one of my fav Sega games.

On that note, maybe would be a good regular column, to introduce people to games they're not aware existed "arcade classics you've never played". Planet Harrier was pretty scarce!
by The Loafer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hot Topic - Best Shadow of the Beast game
Replies: 34
Views: 1850

Re: Hot Topic - Best Shadow of the Beast game

I never found the series to be that bad gameplay wise. Sure they were tough games but so were capcom games of 80's/90's. Anyway, I know I'm in a minority here but IMHO sometimes graphics are important and yes, part of the overall experience. IF this wasn't true, we'd still be playing on our Atari 26...
by The Loafer
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Getting this off my chest: unbalanced content
Replies: 185
Views: 5364

Re: Getting this off my chest: unbalanced content

Hmmm, the PC has covered such a large era, it's probably a smart idea to start identifying particular "eras", because without doing that, probably most fans will feel they still haven't had it covered. Case in point, the original poster probably became a fan during the early/mid 90's, which is a ful...
by The Loafer
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game
Replies: 45
Views: 2371

Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

The original. 30 years later, it's still being played and is very relevant. Will we be able to say the same for the others after 30 years?
by The Loafer
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hot Topic - Best David Braben Game
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: Hot Topic - Best David Braben Game

Elite: One of the best games ever, never mind “Best David Braden game”. Space exploration: check; open world gameplay: never seen that before and check. A true classic and all for the right reasons.
by The Loafer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Colecovision games
Replies: 26
Views: 1383

Re: Best Colecovision games

What a great thread. :) The Colecovision had such great arcade conversions, it was also the first console that caused me to form an addiction to buying almost every release at the time (even got me to buy the Adam computer!). Really tough to pick a top 5 but here goes. 1 - H.E.R.O. 2 - Time Pilot 3 ...
by The Loafer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Martyn Brown
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: Questions for Martyn Brown

Although you've shifted to digital downloads, if the series is a success, will there be consideration for releasing a disc version once the episodic releases are complete? (ie: Alien Breed Evolution episodes 1, 2 and 3 are all released).

Any other series you are contemplating as a re-imagination?
by The Loafer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 72 feedback thread....
Replies: 163
Views: 5040

Re: Issue 72 feedback thread....

I live in Canada, signed on for the subscription (along with Gamestm) and I got my issue #72 yesterday. For the record, Issue #71 is still not available in the local stores :). Not finished yet but it looks like another solid issue. Great article on the Fallout franchise, well written and good to se...
by The Loafer
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum question for issue 72
Replies: 53
Views: 2117

Re: From the Forum question for issue 72

Well, I know I'm going to be quite in the minority here, but the first AD&D game I really liked was Slayer on the 3DO, probably because it was the first (I think) to put the game into a 3d environment.
by The Loafer
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Should I buy....an Atari ST
Replies: 55
Views: 1254

Re: Should I buy....an Atari ST

Haven't checked out that link but I did own one fun Atari ST Game that was not released on the Amiga: 10th Frame Bowling from Access software (makers of Leaderboard / Links golf). Great game. Also, I preferred the Atari ST version of Chestmaster (2000 I think?) as the Amiga version used the speech s...
by The Loafer
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Old Vs New: After Burner 2 Vs After Burner Climax
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Old Vs New: After Burner 2 Vs After Burner Climax

I voted for After Burner II, another Sega classic that brought attention to the use of hydraulics in arcades. It was one of the first to bring motion to a non-racing game, right? It’s too bad. I like these types of polls but After Burner Climax just wasn't in enough arcades for most of us to have ev...
by The Loafer
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Atari Arcade Game
Replies: 32
Views: 681

Re: Best Atari Arcade Game

If Star Wars would have been on there, I think it would have won easily :) Bacl to the poll: Asteroids FTW. Aside from being ground breaking with its design, it probably has the best use of vector graphics to date. If anyone lived through its initial release, no one, I mean no one, could resist pump...
by The Loafer
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Big Trouble In Little China.
Replies: 31
Views: 1138

Re: Big Trouble In Little China.

The Angry Jock wrote:Kurt Russell + John Carpenter + 80's = WIN

Big Trouble, Escape from NY and The Thing are all gold!!

You forgot one... Elvis the Movie, which was actually damn good! (ok, so it came out in '79... ;) )
by The Loafer
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Backup Unit / Copier retrospection
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Backup Unit / Copier retrospection

Whenever I think of Backup software and the morality behind its use, I think of an old Amiga Developer named “Discovery Software”. Why? These dudes were making one of the better software based backup program called “Marauder II”. It could back up almost every game released at the time. Then came Mar...
by The Loafer
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Does anyone use Apple II's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Re: Does anyone use Apple II's?

I used to own an Apple II+ a long time ago. Not sure if my memory will be helpful but what do you want to know?