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by aschamberlain
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Flashback QFI - Best Version?
Replies: 30
Views: 1822

Re: Flashback QFI - Best Version?

I loved Flashback on the Mega Drive and enjoyed Fade To Black on the PC. I've only played Another World for a few minutes on my cousin's Atari ST. They're some of the best games ever IMO, but have only played the versions quoted above. I don't think there's a game on the Mega Drive that I enjoyed mo...
by aschamberlain
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Game...When You Were Half Your Current Age
Replies: 60
Views: 699

Re: Favourite Game...When You Were Half Your Current Age

I was 14 in 1996 and I think I was mainly playing Command and Conquer on the PC as well as going back and messing about with Shadowrun on my Mega Drive. I might have been playing Civ 2 if that was out around then. I was on a strategy games kick at the time.
by aschamberlain
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Follow that game : forum game
Replies: 414
Views: 2868

Re: Follow that game : forum game

crimson skies. biatch!
by aschamberlain
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ever bought a console for 1 game ?
Replies: 92
Views: 1981

Re: ever bought a console for 1 game ?

I bought a PS2 acouple of years ago with the vague intention of trying lots of games, but the specific intention of playing GTA: Vice City. Still rate it as amongst the top three games ever made
by aschamberlain
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 10 Worst Games of All Time List
Replies: 66
Views: 1733

Re: Top 10 Worst Games of All Time List

I think the 8 bit micros definitely had the largest quantity of genuinely appalling games. I can't remember playing anything on any console that can match up to Doctor Who: The First Adventure on the Beeb for example. I can't believe that the BBC would palm this crap off on an unsuspecting public. I...
by aschamberlain
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that pushed a system to the limit
Replies: 239
Views: 11546

Re: Games that pushed a system to the limit

SimCity on the BBC Micro. They squeezed pretty much the whole game into 32K of RAM, which is surely one of the most impressive bits of programming on any 8 bit computer. Also, Firetrack pushes the Beeb to the limit with colourful graphics, lots of sprites, fast scrolling and a catchy theme tune. I r...
by aschamberlain
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite gaming magazines
Replies: 136
Views: 2488

Re: Favourite gaming magazines

Sadly, not even PC Zone is up to the standards of 90's PC Zone. Arcade had a go a few years back, but that died pretty quickly. Online is a different story though, I find rockpapershotgun has the same sort of humour Thanks for that. I've bookmarked rockpapershotgun - it's got the right feel to it. ...
by aschamberlain
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite gaming magazines
Replies: 136
Views: 2488

Re: Favourite gaming magazines

Are there any current gaming magazines that are up to the standards of nineties PC Zone, Sega Power or Your Sinclair?
by aschamberlain
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite gaming magazines
Replies: 136
Views: 2488

Re: Favourite gaming magazines

The only magazine that I've still got a reasonably large number of issues of is Acorn User. My Dad used to buy them in the mid-80s on pretty much a monthly basis. They tend to only have about a page of games reviews per issue. The full page adverts for Repton were more interesting to me as a games d...
by aschamberlain
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PCZone (and other classic mags)
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: PCZone (and other classic mags)

The Spectrum magazines were one of the key reasons why I wanted a Spectrum back in the day. Also, Sega Power was a great magazine in the early nineties. It had a comic strip with a comedy superhero in it whose name I've forgotten. The reviews were pretty funny too. I wish we still had the copies of ...
by aschamberlain
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 35
Views: 616

Re: Flashback

I loved Flashback on the Mega Drive. I never owned it but rented it out of the video shop a couple of times and played it continuously until I finished it. I'm not going to look at the move through walls cheat as I might want to play through it again at some stage. The cut scenes at the time seemed ...
by aschamberlain
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24107
Views: 477468

Re: What are you currently playing?

Just completed Prince of Persia on the PS3. The fact that you can't die definitely takes the edge off compared to the PS2 games but I still quite enjoyed it. Good ending.
by aschamberlain
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pandora shipping in weeks!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Pandora shipping in weeks!!!!!

I've been keeping an eye on the Pandora for the last couple of years. It's one of the main targets for the port of Acorn's RISC OS operating system to OMAP3 hardware. I might have bought one anyway for the emulators, but I'll definitely get one now that RISC OS is on the way.
by aschamberlain
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konix Speedking
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Konix Speedking

We had a Voltmace joystick for the BBC Micro which was the only joystick I can remember owning that actually worked quite well. None of the PC joysticks my Dad bought worked with the games we tried them on. Apparently Voltmace made a games console in the early '80s. There's a picture here - http://w...
by aschamberlain
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Living Without Sony
Replies: 207
Views: 2537

Re: Living Without Sony

Street Fighter Zero 3 on the Saturn is better than Tekken or Virtua Fighter, IMO. It's a shame everybody just wanted to play 3D games back in the day. I once read that in Japan they sold more Saturn games than Playstation games on account of the fact that Japanese hardcore gamers tended to prefer 2D...