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by gunbladelad
Tue May 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Invaders V Galaxians V Gorf?.
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Invaders V Galaxians V Gorf?.

Time to throw a spanner in the works and say I preferred "The Galactic Plague" on the CPC... :D
by gunbladelad
Sun May 17, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games

Looking at your list of games, there's a couple that don't belong - Delta Force for example has no metroidvania or platform adventure aspects at all and has no backtracking at all. At best it's an open-world tactical shooter (and even then if one enemy is alerted, every enemy on the level becomes al...
by gunbladelad
Fri May 01, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games

You may want to include Aliens : Infestation on the Nintendo DS - the metroid games (which are a contributer to the phrase "Metroidvania") were heavily influenced by the Alien franchise and - while short - is a great example of the metroidvania style of games.
by gunbladelad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum - Issue 207: Lockdown gaming
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: From the Forum - Issue 207: Lockdown gaming

I'm on too many classic games to list - but I do plan in investing some practice time into Super Mario Kart - even though it's looking likely that the Play Expo Glasgow might not happen due to the lockdown - I've taken part in their yearly Super Mario kart tournaments (even though I never actually p...
by gunbladelad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lost game!
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Lost game!

Wrong series Retrobob, lol.
by gunbladelad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is there a way to get the old Windows games on a modern PC?
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: Is there a way to get the old Windows games on a modern PC?

I've actually kept my old XP system because most of the games I still have don't like working with my newer Windows 10 PC. Just because it's "obsolete technology" by many peoples' standards doesn't mean it isn't useful.
by gunbladelad
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are these knockoff disks? 3.5" Floppy PC Games
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Are these knockoff disks? 3.5" Floppy PC Games

Sometimes games get released as budget titles with very basic labels on the discs. I'm guessing that with Doom being just 2 floppies that it's the freeware version where they included the entire first episode (a third of the full game)
by gunbladelad
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum - Issue 204: The Nostalgia Effect
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: From the Forum - Issue 203: The Nostalgia Effect

I answered on the twitter feed - but it's only nostalgia if you actually stopped playing the games which are now deemed "Retro" at some point.
by gunbladelad
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best DS in 2019?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Best DS in 2019?

As others have said, a DS Lite is probably the best all-rounder you can get thanks to the GBA slot - but if you're not afraid of homebrew methods, you should be able to emulate most of them on any of the DSi or 3DS lines - but you'll need to look elsewhere for information on homebrewing those systems.
by gunbladelad
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given a 2DS XL
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Just been given a 2DS XL

I came across this video on youtube which seemingly generates a master key for you so that you can get around the parental controls lock.

https://youtu.be/oL69Zyz5OUQ

I've admittedly not tested this so I can't vouch for how reliable it is.
by gunbladelad
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 2434

Re: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release

For me Delta Force : Urban Warrior was by far the most disappointing game in that franchise I've ever played - it remains - to date - the only game I've traded back into a shop.
by gunbladelad
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31835
Views: 753399

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Red Dead Redemption 2 (As a bonus it had the code for the pre-order bonus in the case as well that I was able to use) - and Hydro Thunder for the N64
by gunbladelad
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: NHL retrospective?
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: NHL retrospective?

I rememberplaying NHL on the Mega Drive back in the day and found you could trigger fights every single time either side scored by simply shoulder-charging someone from the other team. Good fun...
by gunbladelad
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 - retro??
Replies: 37
Views: 1304

Re: PS3 - retro??

For me the PS3 doesn't fit my personal definition of "Retro" - which is at least 2 generations old with no support from the copyright holder.
by gunbladelad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31835
Views: 753399

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I picked myself up an Action Replay for the N64 and a neon green GBA - which now gives me 4 normal GBAs in addition to 4 SPs - so that I still have a complete setup for true 4-player 4-Swords, Crystal Chronicles and Pokemon even when the internal batteries for the SP eventually die.