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by Sureshot
Sun May 08, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Enemies you hate in games
Replies: 58
Views: 972

Re: Enemies you hate in games

Bosses that perform moves that suddenly make them invincible. Streets of Rage II has quite a few of them (R. Bear, Abadede, Shiva, etc.)
by Sureshot
Sun May 08, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games with unforgiving mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Games with unforgiving mechanics

Just thought of another one - Sonic 2 while playing with both Sonic and Tails as a single player. Doing this is fine for the regular levels as - while Tails is basically useless - he doesn't really affect your game. But for special stages, having Tails around means nothing but catastrophic failure a...
by Sureshot
Sun May 08, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games with unforgiving mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Games with unforgiving mechanics

EPIC on the Amiga. Looked great and moved well even on a standard 'miggy. Space to explore and worlds to fly around - but all within a stupidly tight time limit. The designers had spent loads of time making a game that looked great, but which no-one could take any time to see as there wasn't enough...
by Sureshot
Mon May 02, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LEICESTER...
Replies: 34
Views: 719

Re: LEICESTER...

Utterly insane. Would recommend reading these links if the gravity of it hasn't opened up a black hole in your brain already:

https://www.reddit.com/r/sports/comment ... ague_here/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35988673
by Sureshot
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega Drive Classics on Steam (What is this, exactly?)
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Mega Drive Classics on Steam (What is this, exactly?)

So, this was released: http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/28/11530338/sega-genesis-rom-hacks-steam-workshop-mega-drive-hub As promised, Sega released the Genesis & Mega Drive Classics Hub on Steam today, giving fans of the company's 16-bit console games a virtual game room to relive those classics. Sega ...
by Sureshot
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games with unforgiving mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Games with unforgiving mechanics

While enjoying some BBC games recently, it struck me just how unforgiving the mechanics of some of our favourites were back then. For example, there's Citadel. For the uninitiated, it's a flick-screen adventure game where you get to have to find and utilise various items in order to find the 5 cryst...
by Sureshot
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game music that *ahem* borrowed from popular music
Replies: 32
Views: 569

Re: Video game music that *ahem* borrowed from popular music

Had no idea it was in that, thanks! :)
by Sureshot
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game music that *ahem* borrowed from popular music
Replies: 32
Views: 569

Video game music that *ahem* borrowed from popular music

I always enjoy a good gaming music topic, so: what retro games had music that - subtly or blatantly - held some sort of resemblance to music by actual bands? I'm more talking about music by modern artists rather than classical, as otherwise this would be a looong list indeed. Also, games which inclu...
by Sureshot
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 70's films
Replies: 30
Views: 633

Re: 70's films

by Sureshot
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Quake Game
Replies: 24
Views: 299

Re: Favourite Quake Game

Tough one actually (well, apart from Q4 obviously). Q1 was one of the earliest FPS experiences I had, so definitely holds sentimental value. Q2 was probably the first FPS I tried playing properly online. I had to press the minus key as far down as it would go to get any sort of decent performance ou...
by Sureshot
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Sega Controller
Replies: 58
Views: 782

Re: Favourite Sega Controller

While I love the SMS/MD pads for their own reasons, the Japanese Saturn pad is definitely the winner. Great fit, great weight, great buttons, great layout.
by Sureshot
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What type of PC Upgrader are you?
Replies: 96
Views: 1375

Re: What type of PC Upgrader are you?

Matt_B wrote:
Sureshot wrote:I don't even know where to start with this...
Start by ignoring the trolls. We've managed pretty well so far.

By the way, I just had a quick game of JDoom. It was fun.
Yeah, I think I'm just gonna stay out of this thread for my own sanity.
by Sureshot
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What type of PC Upgrader are you?
Replies: 96
Views: 1375

Re: What type of PC Upgrader are you?

I know a few people who spend so much on gaming pcs (graphics, sound cards, bigger hard drives etc) they might as well have just spent the money on a new console. The only advantage gaming pcs have is less clutter but then again you can have an XBMC Xbox for older games, a cfw PS3 for the next step...
by Sureshot
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Interesting computer/console tips and tricks you might know
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Interesting computer/console tips and tricks you might k

SMS and Snail Maze:
Wikipedia wrote:Snail Maze is a 1986 video game by Sega, part of the Sega Master System. Instead of being released on a cartridge, it was built into the system's BIOS and could be played by starting the system without a game cartridge inserted and holding Up and buttons 1 and 2 simultaneously.
by Sureshot
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which machine had the best games per its overall output?
Replies: 61
Views: 964

Re: Which machine had the best games per its overall output?

No mention of the N64? Didn't have the quantity, but definitely the quality. In fact, must have been a couple of years at least after it came out, but I remember one magazine at the time ran an article comparing the average review score of the PS vs N64. N64 came out to be 70-ish%, and the PS was in...