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by mrmessy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From THe Forum: Issue 170
Replies: 27
Views: 893

Re: From THe Forum: Issue 170

Dropzone. I did not play it back in the day. I first played it about 10 years ago. To me, it is THE stand-out game on the C64.
by mrmessy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss - 169
Replies: 40
Views: 1170

Re: Discuss - 169

I thought this conversation felt familiar....

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1591&p=27476#p27476

2006!?
by mrmessy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss - 169
Replies: 40
Views: 1170

Re: Discuss - 169

Worst goes to the Kempston Joystick on the Speccy 48k. Ridiculous adapter in the back - all you had to do was look at it and it'd reset the computer!! I don't think there was an actual Kempston Joystick, was there? Wasn't it just the Kempston Joystick Interface - which supported all Atari-style 9 p...
by mrmessy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: World of Spectrum down?
Replies: 54
Views: 1517

Re: World of Spectrum down?

I didn't even realise there was any sort of brew-ha-ha regarding the Vega+ until a couple of weeks ago, and I found that out on the Facebook page, not the forum. There were some people mouthing off about "all this Vega sh1t". I thought the Vega+ had been scrapped last year! Never liked the look of i...
by mrmessy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: World of Spectrum down?
Replies: 54
Views: 1517

Re: World of Spectrum down?

I'm worried this could be a significant nail in the WOS coffin. The forums never really recovered properly after they went down and switched forum provider a couple of years back.

Having been a regular reader and occasional poster since 2002-ish, I am finding it's decline quite saddening.
by mrmessy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If You Could Choose One System
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: If You Could Choose One System

Some of the best games on the Amiga were the ones which DID involve lots of disk swapping. I'm thinking Secret of Monkey Island and Secret of Monkey Island 2. Wasn't that on 11 disks or something? Great game! I didn't mind the disks too much because I had two disk drives, which helped a LOT. Lucky me!
by mrmessy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If You Could Choose One System
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: If You Could Choose One System

I mean I even conceded the point by admitting Mrmessy was correct in calling me out. I think that comment was missed due to outdated_gamers memoirs that directly followed... Indeed. Pick one system, it said... OG pretty much listed them all! Although I stopped reading a couple of paragraphs in.
by mrmessy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If You Could Choose One System
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: If You Could Choose One System

Amiga - far better games than any of the consoles at the time This is the correct answer. Not really comparable, but whatever helps you validate your opinions and helps you sleep at night. Sez the bloke who started all those largely non-comparable console battle threads! ...which I quite enjoyed. K...
by mrmessy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If You Could Choose One System
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: If You Could Choose One System

Without having to think about it...
And by a country mile...
Hands down, without a shadow of a doubt...
etc.

Amiga. No, Spectrum! Damn, forgot about the SNES.

Amiga then. Deffo.
by mrmessy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss - 169
Replies: 40
Views: 1170

Re: Discuss - 169

Back in the 8 bit and 16 bit days, it was the Competition Pro 5000. I used to hate the look of them and stuck with the Quickshot type joysticks to start with, but when I finally used one, I was rather amazed. Joypad-wise my favourite for many years was the Dualshock 2, but I now prefer the Dualshock...
by mrmessy
Tue May 16, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games
Replies: 23
Views: 707

Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Star Wing (Star Fox) on the SNES was the first non-arcade based 3D game that really amazed me. It felt like a new era of smooth and fast moving 3D games was finally taking shape... Probably a triangle.
by mrmessy
Mon May 15, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Highly rated games that you do not like.
Replies: 60
Views: 1562

Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

The majority of the top-selling multi plat titles. Battlefield, COD are two particular series that I find rather dull (save for the recent COD in space, which was pretty cool). Yes, that space based COD that all the hardcore COD fans were apparently "disliking" was the only one that has ever looked...
by mrmessy
Mon May 15, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Highly rated games that you do not like.
Replies: 60
Views: 1562

Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

All the Battlefield games (although I haven't played Battlefield 1 yet, and probably won't). To me, they don't seem to offer any actual fun. In fact, probably all real war style FPSs. Never played COD, and don't really feel any desire to. Bioshock Infinate - got a couple of hours in, and found it st...
by mrmessy
Thu May 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: console battle QUARTER FINAL R4 NINTENDO Wii VS XBOX 360
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Re: console battle QUARTER FINAL R4 NINTENDO Wii VS XBOX 360

I hate using the wiimotes in the steering wheel thingy for MarioKart. Umm, don't. There are loads of control options for Mario Kart, whether the default wiimote, classic controller, GC pad/wavebird... it probably has more options than any game on any system. It was the purple shells that ruined Mar...