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by Bluce_Ree
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Handheld Games Consoles - ranked
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: The Greatest Handheld Games Consoles - ranked

The best handheld is my old Vodafone 1615. It's my phone from probably 15 years ago and the only old phone I've kept. I've kept it for one reason. One game. Kings Bounty. A better than perfect port of the old Amiga classic. It's the exact same game but with a few useful interface improvements (such ...
by Bluce_Ree
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade 1ups THREAD!!
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Arcade 1ups THREAD!!

Luckily I don't play any arcade games from the last 20 years! :)

Yep, it did have a riser. Was okay though.
by Bluce_Ree
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 109
Views: 2200

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

So far the best game I've played on PS5 has been Miles Morales. It looks and plays so good but it is just another Spidey game. I've not played Demon's Souls but I'm not a Souls guy. I hear it is great though. The only real issue so far is that Astrobot showed off all the features of the excellent co...
by Bluce_Ree
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade 1ups THREAD!!
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Arcade 1ups THREAD!!

I tried one of these at Costco a year or so ago. It was the Pac-Man one and it really is a perfect size. Short of sticking a Pi in one of them, the only one I'd really be in the market for would be a Donkey Kong one. Obviously Nintendo would never allow it but if they could get that sorted out it'd ...
by Bluce_Ree
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 97
Views: 2998

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

Bluce ! Sabre Wulf ! You break my heart ;) Not saying i'm right but let me defend it ! Back in 1984 you had so many pretty poor games on the Speccy, at the time they were like 'woah' as many of us had this brand new computer which allowed us to try all these different games and as a kid we imagined...
by Bluce_Ree
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 97
Views: 2998

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

Space Invaders. It's hard to see how this sparked any kind of life into video gaming at the time. It is just so dull. And I thought that in the early 80s when I first saw it.

Also: nearly everything by Ultimate but especially Sabre Wulf.
by Bluce_Ree
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: XBox Series X
Replies: 24
Views: 1751

Re: XBox Series X

The stupid shape has pushed me a little further towards getting a PS5.
by Bluce_Ree
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2070
Views: 87002

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

The whole Fortnite thing is a bit of a shame. I've got friends who have been gamers since the '80s and we've all played so many different types of games across so many systems. But for the most part their kids only care about Fortnite and FIFA. It's so dull. Not what gaming is about (in my opinion)....
by Bluce_Ree
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6310
Views: 168165

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Ghost Recon Breakpoint - it's technically ropey, it's yet another Ubi open world game but it's actually a lot of fun. That said, I've been playing it in co-op most of the time and that generally improves everything. I recently finished Need For Speed Heat which is exactly what you'd expect it to be....
by Bluce_Ree
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami shoot 'em ups
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Konami shoot 'em ups

I don't even know how making games too hard makes them profitable. I once pumped in about a fiver into Double Dragon and got through the whole game. I didn't know the elbow trick back then. Thing is, I enjoyed it and I got to see the whole game. Put me in front of Haunted Castle with a fiver and I'l...
by Bluce_Ree
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami shoot 'em ups
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Konami shoot 'em ups

Great info, Shinobi. That definitely rings true that they made the changes at the expense of gameplay to get more money. I'll give the Japanese versions a go to see how they compare. Those suicide bullets are absolutely awful and if you get hit by one, you're basically doomed because of how hard the...
by Bluce_Ree
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami shoot 'em ups
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Konami shoot 'em ups

I've always thought pretty highly of Konami's arcade output but I just played through their recent PS4 shoot 'em up compilation and it would seem that it's all rubbish. You've got the following; Nemesis - starts off okay. Gets stupidly hard. The first boss thing (a couple of volcanoes) seems to be i...
by Bluce_Ree
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Samurais & Ninjas
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

There was a game called Samurai for the Speccy. It was a top down turn-based strategy game. A bit like Rebelstar but not as good, or as nice looking. But it was still pretty decent.

Ninjas were in it too as the ranged units you could hire.
by Bluce_Ree
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked
Replies: 43
Views: 3910

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

Bongo by Jetsoft.

It doesn’t play great and it looks worse but I always enjoyed it.
by Bluce_Ree
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Favourite Five Spectrum Games
Replies: 35
Views: 1977

Re: Your Favourite Five Spectrum Games

PostieDoc wrote:
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:18 am
Back To Skool
Turbo Esprit
Death Wish 3
Vulcan
Amaurote

Bet no-one matches my top 5.
Amaurote pretty much guaranteed you are right.