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by OldSkoolCoolFool
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: MAME - what do you use?
Replies: 30
Views: 815

Re: MAME - what do you use?

I find android mame less of a struggle than pc mame, I spend more time setting up than playing. I've not used PC mame for years for this reason. The Windows one (MameUI I believe it was called) was great but it doesn't seem to exist anymore. For PC I mainly use Retroarch now, most games I play work...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 1887

Re: games where the original was best

Totally agree with Renegade (although I do still have plenty of love for Target Renegade) and Tenchu.
Xenon is the one that always come to mind for me, loved the original but never really rated the sequel.
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quintessential Games
Replies: 35
Views: 680

Re: Quintessential Games

Couldn't give an answer for RPG as I've never really played them but who no category for fighting game? 1. Platformer - Super Meat Boy 2. Shoot 'em up - R-Type 3. Adventure - The Secret of Monkey Island 4. Driving game - Metropolis Street Racer (or any of the PGR games as a substitute) 5. RPG - ? 6....
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gods Remastered.
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Gods Remastered.

As with most of the Bitmap Brothers games the original pixel art is fantastic. This looks horrific though, there are better looking free to play mobile games than this.

It does makes me wonder how these games would have looked if they had access to todays graphics technology back then...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best game in the world ever... by Hewson Consultants!
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: Best game in the world ever... by Hewson Consultants!

Uridium is the 1st game that pops into my head when I think of Hewson... As a Spectrum owner though I probably wasn't playing the best version. And it was just so hard. And I was crap at it... Technician Ted is my choice... Which is even harder. Much much harder. So hard you might even say its unfai...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Yie Ar Kung Fu
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: Yie Ar Kung Fu

I've always loved fighting games and back in the 8 bit days this was definitely one of my favourites on the Spectrum. I liked the variety of fighters with different attacks and I think it was pretty ahead of its time for that alone. As some have already commented, the gameplay definitely hasn't held...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Future game ideas
Replies: 28
Views: 429

Re: Future game ideas

Give me a GTA with a British setting, preferably not London. Madchester era would be good.
Give me an Outrun style arcade racer where I'm driving a Shelby Cobra 427.
Give me a Super Meat Boy Sequel and increase the difficulty x 10.
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best run and gun game?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Best run and gun game?

Why is Commando on this poll? Its weird when all the others follow the same basic format. I've always thought of it more as a vertical shmup than a run and gunner. Anyway, I opted for Green Bert, not necesarily because its best, but because its a favourite I've played more than most across several ...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Movie Licensed games
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Favourite Movie Licensed games

Nothing from me that hasn't already been mentioned here. Goldeneye is probably the best example there is, Batman and Robocop were good and Star Wars has done better than most movie based games. What I'd like to see is the Despicable Me/Minions characters used in games. They'd be perfect for platform...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best "Kart" racer?
Replies: 55
Views: 814

Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Another vote for Mario Kart here. All the Mario Kart games I've played have been great but the original just got it so right first time for me. Somebody mentioned earlier the 2 player mode didn't compromise anything at all and that just cant be said of many other racing games.
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: (Kickstarter) Shadow Gangs: 80's ninja arcade action revival
Replies: 74
Views: 1945

Re: Introducing "Shadow Gangs" an 80's arcade inspired ninja

My advice would be to stick to your guns and use whatever character design you see fit, the eighties were pretty camp anyway. If people want to play a super butch guy or a ninja they can play Crude Buster, Shadow Warriors or make their own game. 2 crude dudes looks manly enough, don't know about sh...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gaming 'Guilty Pleasures'
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Gaming 'Guilty Pleasures'

The ST and Amiga versions of The Blues Brothers. I believe most people regard these as average platformers at best but i think they're great. Also Rick Dangerous. It may be an unfairly difficult memory test with no regard for even half accurate collision detection or the basic principles of physics ...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Amiga game for category
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: Best Amiga game for category

Driving games, I don't think anybody has mentioned SkidMarks yet. I didn't play it much at the time but I liked it a lot.
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: (Kickstarter) Shadow Gangs: 80's ninja arcade action revival
Replies: 74
Views: 1945

Re: Introducing "Shadow Gangs" an 80's arcade inspired ninja

My advice would be to stick to your guns and use whatever character design you see fit, the eighties were pretty camp anyway. If people want to play a super butch guy or a ninja they can play Crude Buster, Shadow Warriors or make their own game. That said this game really does need a level based on ...
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that were the peak of their genre
Replies: 30
Views: 487

Re: Games that were the peak of their genre

Platform games... Its quite a modern game so its possibly a controversial choice but for me Super Meat Boy has absolutely no equal. It might not do anything new but it just plays so right and the controls are absolutely perfect . If this game had never been made then Super Mario World would probably...