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by BellyFullOfHell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23836
Views: 454970

Re: What are you currently playing?

Some Joe & Mac Returns on Switch. Simple enough concept, hit enemies, grab as many of them as you can before they wake up, and the more you grab, the more the boulder you throw at the remaining baddies. Not quite as complex or secret-packed as, say, Bubble Bobble, but has a nice lick of pace that ma...
by BellyFullOfHell
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6126
Views: 144261

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Got the Rondo of Blood 1CC. Richter taking the lower route, then again with Maria for the crack. Really, really good game, far better than IV. Just want the 1CC on the upper route (ST4 is a roadblock at the moment), then I'll turn my attention to XX properly.
by BellyFullOfHell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31609
Views: 724267

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

Treated myself to Tempest 4000 for PS4, and Gain Ground & Joe & Mac Returns for Switch.
Didn't realise there'd been an arcade follow-up to J&M and I'm a sucker for single-screen platformers.
Looking forward to getting stuck in later.
by BellyFullOfHell
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23836
Views: 454970

Re: What are you currently playing?

Just another Mega Drive Monday... Road Rash ESWAT Pit-Fighter Columns E-SWAT was always one of those rose-tinted games for me that didn't match the memory - loved the box art and loading sequence, then the game never seemed to follow up! Some of the bosses in it are just unfair.. :D I wonder if the...
by BellyFullOfHell
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 19
Views: 419

Re: Tetris 99

I got the free week's online trial with the Splatoon demo, and thought I'd have a quick look at this. Had to prise myself away two hours later, it's ridiculously addictive. I've not played effect yet, but already I can't imagine bothering with single-player Tetris again. May actually push me into su...
by BellyFullOfHell
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1450
Views: 30393

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I know I like Robocod, I have it for my ST. I just don't like it £10 much when I've so much else to play on Switch already. Its a good game, better than a lot of the indie dross that clogs up the eshop. That's a tad sweeping.... there's so absolutely incredible indie stuff on Switch. I think the se...
by BellyFullOfHell
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1450
Views: 30393

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Two releases of interest on the eShop – Impossible Mission and Robocod. Impossible Mission looks like the version I had on the Vita, which was not as advertised. It was supposed to contain three versions – a new expanded game, the original game ‘enhanced’- original layout with the new graphics, and ...
by BellyFullOfHell
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami Anniversary Collections
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Re: Konami Anniversary Collections

Well the arcade collection is simply most of the titles already released under the Arcade Archives banner, so they're decent versions, but it's a bit galling for idiots like me that have bought them all at £7.00 a pop. The CV collection could be alright, though having just released CotN and Rondo as...
by BellyFullOfHell
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game series that got progressively better
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Game series that got progressively better

the_hawk wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Outrun < Turbo Outrun < Outrunners < Outrun 2

(All arcade, not counting console only spin off games like Europa & Battle Outrun)
I thought Turbo sucked balls when compared to the original. Still desperately hoping for an Ages port of OutRunners though. Amazing game.
by BellyFullOfHell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23836
Views: 454970

Re: What are you currently playing?

Cursed Castilla EX on PS4. An amazingly good Ghouls 'n' Ghosts rip-off that presents a decent challenge without being quite as frustrating as its inspiration. These guys are also responsible for Super Hydorah, which is an amazingly good Gradius rip-off also as above. Really impressed with both games...
by BellyFullOfHell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Shooting Gallery Games Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Shooting Gallery Games Recommendations

Funnily enough, I've just mentioned Virtua Cop on another board. Perfection in both its layout and scoring system, but not quite as manic as some of the later stuff.
by BellyFullOfHell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1450
Views: 30393

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Fast RMX - took me a while to get to grips with the speed must be my age :( - but it's a nice WipeOut clone. Stick with it! I picked it up not long after buying my Switch. I'd heard mixed reviews, which was off-putting, and it does truthfully take a while to get the hang of. But it really is good f...
by BellyFullOfHell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23836
Views: 454970

Re: What are you currently playing?

Just about to finish up on Yakuza 6. Absolutely superb game, though I'm not really sure why. I mean, 70% of the game is fighting, and the engine is serviceable at best, wonky at worst. Just one of those games where the various different aspects make come together to make something far more enjoyable...
by BellyFullOfHell
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Android handhelds
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Android handhelds

I was just looking at them myself, but I'm wondering if it's just easier to load up my phone with emulators and buy a decent controller? Due an upgrade soon, so I'm guessing the tech in them isn't really too far above what I'll be carrying around anyways. Do like the look of the 3DS-style GPD one th...
by BellyFullOfHell
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How big are you expecting the PS4 VR to be?
Replies: 273
Views: 5167

Re: How big are you expecting the PS4 VR to be?

Got one just before Christmas. Neat bit of kit that's unfortunately going to be used pretty infrequently by myself at least... Loving the Playroom. My kids (14, 9 and 4) absolutely love to join in with the dinosaur, cat and cowboy games, I'm already quite surprised how much play time we've had out o...