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by ncf1
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 200
Replies: 46
Views: 1070

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 200

I want to know what that machine Darran has in his collection that has a coin slot and Outrun running on it... never seen the likes of it before, is it a MAME setup of some kind??
by ncf1
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum Issue 201
Replies: 25
Views: 356

Re: From The Forum Issue 201

Super Mario Land on Gameboy hit that perfect point for me, in terms of playability, lastability and difficulty level, it just got everything right.
by ncf1
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 200
Replies: 46
Views: 1070

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 200

yes, haven't seen it yet but well done to the team, what an awesome effort to get to 200, huge achievement, and hugely grateful for your consistently great output. Well done guys, absolutely fantastic.
by ncf1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian

Galaxian was the first arcade game I ever played, it absolutely blew me away. I can still kind of remember the experience, the incredible sounds coming from the machine, the aliens sweeping across the screen in terrifying fashion; I was transfixed after that very first turn, a lifelong love for vide...
by ncf1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong

DK is a fascinating game - to me, the most rewarding of them all if you persist with it. I, like many others, found it too difficult, could never get off the first screen, couldn't get even near the 7500 'high score' the game initially starts out with and quite frankly, hated it for most of my life....
by ncf1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 1628

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

Cheers Matt, I mean I am glad there is the ability to 'remedy' the c64 mini but that's my point, why don't they do it in the first place, why not make a truly great joystick - its not like they don't have the ability, and surely the passion shouldn't be waning to undertake such a project in the fir...
by ncf1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 1628

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

Yeah, the bundled controller with the C64 Mini was a bit of a bust, but luckily it's got off the shelf support for a lot of alternates. Have a look on here, as you may already have something suitable to give it a new lease of life. https://gurce.net/c64mini/hardware_compatibility_lists As for the P...
by ncf1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 1628

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

I'm gonna to take a different angle and say the most disappointed I've been in a release in recent times is the PS classic mini console. From initial anticipation and pre ordering, to trepidation as Sony dragged the chain on the title list, to cancelling the preorder, then finding out what you'd ex...
by ncf1
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Review Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Retro Gamer Review Marks

I still haven't forgiven Darran for the 100% rating for Super Mario Galaxy 2... still waiting for an apology for that one! :D All that horrible jumping about, deserves no more than about 82% in my books. Funnily enough I got SMG-2 based on Darren's review of it, but haven't gotten round to playing ...
by ncf1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Review Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Retro Gamer Review Marks

I still haven't forgiven Darran for the 100% rating for Super Mario Galaxy 2... still waiting for an apology for that one! :D All that horrible jumping about, deserves no more than about 82% in my books.
by ncf1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 196
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Great to see you back Iain! Love the column!
by ncf1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master

This game, and Decathlon, were the first two ports I saw on the C64 that made me realise that my beloved Apple II had been surpassed in all ways, I couldn't believe how good even the C64 version was. And the arcade version of course is the best, still plays great to this day, love trying out all the...
by ncf1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master

The sequel that never was........ Kung Fu Master II / Spartan X II Arcade Prototype https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efr9EQkbCSQ Irem dumped it and went with Vigilante instead. Damn! That looks great, looks like a decent sequel, and I think Kung Fu Master was definitely a game that would have done w...
by ncf1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum: 196
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: From The Forum: 196

I don't want a PC Engine mini, I want a PC Engine Maxi! With Outrun! I cried buckets of tears in my youth knowing I had to settle for a dreadfully inferior 8-bit port whilst all those PCE kids were laughing merrily at my expense. I still need therapy to this day.
by ncf1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Zzap! Annual 2020 kickstarter
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Zzap! Annual 2020 kickstarter

Yep, you now get the keyring too! I did sign up, and got an earlybird special, which astounded me. Someone must have cancelled and I signed up at the exact right time as there was one sitting there. For good measure I decided to go and get the 2019 Crash annual, seeing I hadn't opted to buy the sec...