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by badda
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-up
Replies: 42
Views: 1444

Re: From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-

There's lots I like in this (nearly dead) genre. Target Renegade (Amstrad CPC version) was ace. Six-player version of Konami's X-Men (Arcade) was a revelation with a bunch of people playing it together. I'd like to mention Mechner's Karateka and Barnett's Fist 2 The Legend Continues, but both seem c...
by badda
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games
Replies: 74
Views: 2600

Re: From the forum issue 127 - Favourite arcade games

Double Dragon , and not just because other readers have mentioned it. I love it despite the atrocious slowdown, the 'cheap' back elbow move, the useless reverse spin kick, and all its plethora of flaws. The arcade version has a great atmosphere, catchy tunes, and a rarely bettered "OUUUUFFF!" facto...
by badda
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 100 Most Influential Video Games of All Time
Replies: 71
Views: 2282

Re: Top 100 Most Influential Video Games of All Time

thebear wrote:Surely you kinda have to go by default with Tennis for 2, Space War or Pong at number one
I tend to agree.
by badda
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most important industry legends
Replies: 43
Views: 1380

Re: Most important industry legends

Some important women:

ROBERTA WILLIAMS
CAROL SHAW
DONA BAILEY
by badda
Tue May 29, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!
Replies: 199
Views: 12178

Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

There's lots of dos gaming in the magazine. Dos stands for disc operating system, and were found in many computers (Atari, Commodore, Acorn, Sinclair, and more) throughout the '80s. Dos was a generic term relating diskette-based home micros. Of course, I know you mean MS-DOS / PC-DOS x86 computing. ...
by badda
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Game Room (2000 game reviews on Youtube)
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Classic Game Room (2000 game reviews on Youtube)

It has a good sense of fun, but it is not without its failings. Far too few retro computer game reviews. Many reviews aren't very deep. But on the plus side, Mark reviews some REAL arcade machines and pinball tables. CGR does come across as enthusiastic, which is great, and sly humour plays a major ...
by badda
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 101 Feedback Thread
Replies: 210
Views: 16001

Re: Issue 101 Feedback Thread

fanboys are annoying, but isn't this a more of an opinion piece by a enthusiastic collector of nintendo stuff? i thought people wanted more opinion stuff in the mag? Having opinions is fine ("game X was an absolute favourite of mine"), but parlaying certain opinions as objective facts is not fine. ...
by badda
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation 4 codenamed Orbis
Replies: 49
Views: 1920

Re: PlayStation 4 codenamed Orbis

Talk about a frugal opening post Steve. Care to add your own substantive opinion rather than just tossing out a link and running?
by badda
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 101 Feedback Thread
Replies: 210
Views: 16001

Re: Issue 101 Feedback Thread

What's with this month's 'The Collector's Guide'? * " Upon its US launch... the NES, refuelled the country's dying videogame industry. " - Implies Nintendo did this alone. See martyg's fine article in RG 100 for what actually happened. * " Prior to the console's European release, gamers had been dr...
by badda
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 101
Replies: 67
Views: 4503

Re: From the forum issue 101

joefish wrote: There was one other game that I don't recall the name of. It was a side-on (possibly horizontally scrolling) quest platformer with a character looking something like the Knight from Atic Atac. Anyone any ideas?
Camelot? Baron?
by badda
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 101
Replies: 67
Views: 4503

Re: From the forum issue 101

Birdstrike (Firebird) Blagger (Alligata) Blast (Audiogenic) Boffin (Addictive Games) Bonecruncher (Superior) By Fair Means Or Foul (Superior) Chuckie Egg (A&F Software) Citadel (Superior) Clogger (Impact) Codename Droid (Superior) Danger Uxb (Micro Power) Dunjunz (Bug-byte) Exile (Superior) Firetra...
by badda
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 101
Replies: 67
Views: 4503

Re: From the forum issue 101

Mayhem wrote:Repton is a poor man's Boulder Dash.
This really is utter hogwash.

As someone familiar with both, Boulder Dash is most definitely inferior to Repton. The Repton series is far more puzzle-based, with cleverer maze layouts.

Both Repton and Boulder Dash derive from Centuri's "The Pit", by the way.
by badda
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RG You've got some nerve.
Replies: 75
Views: 5563

Re: RG You've got some nerve.

These kind of rants prove the old adage true: "A little information is a dangerous thing." Too many fanboys (or greying middle-aged fanblokes now) who can quote some cursory tech specs (cpu speed, kilobytes of ram), with little insight into anything deeper. From a technical standpoint, only if one i...
by badda
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Some articles I would love to see in the magazine.
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Some articles I would love to see in the magazine.

An article about cartoons?

How about an article about games!
by badda
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum - Retro Gamer turns 100
Replies: 95
Views: 4748

Re: From the forum - Retro Gamer turns 100

Retro Gamer has been consistently good for 100 odd issues. Naturally I wouldn't find every article to my interest, but each issue has always had a number of topics well worth a read. And that it doesn't ignore Spec/BBC/Amstrad and other European home computer 80s gaming platforms is a BIG plus in it...