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by killbot
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Oh, I also picked up Levels+, a new puzzle game that's only a fiver on the eShop. I hadn't seen a review but gave it a go for the low price and was pleasantly surprised. It's a tile based puzzler that involves levelling up your characters, collecting treasure and fighting enemies and is REALLY addic...
by killbot
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Has anyone picked up Implosion? It's a Switch exclusive on console (though it did start life as a mobile game) and is reviewing really well. It's a mash-up of a fighting game and twin stick shooter, with some light RPG elements. It stands out in the eShop for looking and feeling vaguely like a 2017 ...
by killbot
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Never mind GTA, what about the Red Dead games? I'd love a portable Red Dead, Gun on PSP was ace (being the nearest approximation). With iOS/Android ports of the old GTA games, it's odd we've not seen Red Dead yet, even more surprising we have no Nintendo GTA beyond Chinatown Wars on DS. Table Tenni...
by killbot
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Sorry, when I said Table Tennis and Bully were available on Nintendo systems I meant the Wii, not the Switch.
by killbot
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: James Bond Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1058

Re: James Bond Games

Having thought about it, I think the issue all Bond games face is the nature of the character. Bond's time in the films is more-or-less equally divided between being a detective, following clues and solving puzzles, and being an action hero who gets into fist fights, shootouts and car chases. While ...
by killbot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: James Bond Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1058

Re: James Bond Games

I had the James Bond Collection on the Amiga, which consisted of Licence to Kill (fun, but very hard), Live and Let Die (fun, but far too easy) and The Spy Who Loved Me (fun, and just about right difficulty wise). I didn't play any of the other early Domark games, though I do remember hearing that A...
by killbot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

News on Super Mario Oddysey: You cannot get Game Over! http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/05/nintendo-says-there-are-no-game-overs-ever-in-upcoming-super-mario-odyssey/ They've obviously been taking lessons from the Lego games which employ a similar mechanic. If it's like that, you'll get rewards f...
by killbot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

News on Super Mario Oddysey: You cannot get Game Over! “If Mario’s health drops to zero, or if he falls down a bottomless pit, you’ll lose 10 of your coins. But…! No matter how many times you’ll mess up, there’s never a game over.” And yet coins are, quite clearly, present in abundance in Super Mar...
by killbot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Double post
by killbot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Rumours now that we're getting the remastered version of LA Noire. Table Tennis, Bully, LA Noire... why will Rockstar bring so many of its games to Nintendo but not GTA? Aside from a few hand held spin-offs we've never seen a GTA title on Nintendo, and the Switch could run any of the titles in the s...
by killbot
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: SNES Mini Announced
Replies: 138
Views: 3594

Re: SNES Mini Announced

I already own a SNES and most of the games included so this isn't really on my radar; a good thing, given how hard to get hold of it's bound to be. The killer app, of course, is Star Fox 2. Hopefully that'll get a release as a downloadable title on Switch so that the rest of us get a chance to play ...
by killbot
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite videogame adaptations of books
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:49 pm
I don't think The Dig was ever a movie.
IIRC the story for The Dig originated in an unmade episode of the TV series Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories.
by killbot
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Switch is having a good E3, with plenty of first-party games and great indie stuff like Rocket League being announced. Ubisoft seem to be quite supportive too, with Mario x Rabbids, Rayman, Steep and... er... Just Dance all getting confirmed. Still nothing much from the other big publishers, though....
by killbot
Wed May 24, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1509
Views: 34755

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

If anyone has an 8BitDo controller, then with a firmware update they can now be used on the Switch! The website says 'any' of their controllers can be used in this way, but fails to mention that the Zero and the N64 controller don't get the update. I bought a Zero last year for my Windows phone, bef...
by killbot
Sun May 07, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Has Competing Hardware simply become an annoyance?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Has Competing Hardware simply become an annoyance?

TBH gamers are their own worst enemies here. They moan that the Xbox and PlayStation are interchangable with largely identical libraries, but when a genuine alternative is available such as the Ouya or Wii U they don't buy it because they can't play CoD and FIFA on it. I do remember the days when co...