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by Spector
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pac-Man 2600 - is the flak justified?
Replies: 61
Views: 4974

The best Atari 2600 games have just about infinite playability, and I keep coming back to them. Circus Atari, Super Breakout, River Raid, Enduro... too many others to mention. The musical analogy suits it best: modern gaming is like overblown progressive rock, while the 2600 is like the blues. Most ...
by Spector
Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pac-Man 2600 - is the flak justified?
Replies: 61
Views: 4974

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DK is indeed not hot on the 2600. Neither is Defender. hell of a lot more playable then Pacman, at same amount of on board ram. either way, you at least get my point. correct? 4k is not an excuse. Yeah, you're right. 4K is not an excuse for Pac-Man being the way that it is, and not an excuse for th...
by Spector
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pac-Man 2600 - is the flak justified?
Replies: 61
Views: 4974

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I'm also not disliking it because it isn't arcade perfect like some people are saying. I was a realistic 2600 owner. I realised that I wasn't going to get a perfect Donkey Kong on my humble VCS but Coleco did an exellent job of making an enjoyable game(4k I might add), with DK Jr. being even better...
by Spector
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No Pac Land on Namco 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Pacland isn't so hot, it has to be said. It's alright, but it never made me want to go back and play it again and again like Ms Pacman did. The PC Engine version is meant to be pretty damn close to the original though, and I'd like to play it just for comparison.
by Spector
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game should I play next?
Replies: 41
Views: 2080

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So...you like the story, find the gameplay 'refreshing' and your sole argument for it being 'broken' is that you control the FPS sections with the analogue sticks. Hmmm. An intriguing and ultimately pointless argument. Add it to the list of broken games like Half-Life and Timesplitters 2 then. I th...
by Spector
Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 133
Views: 12220

I'm playing:

Raiden (MAME)
Time Pilot (MAME)
River Raid (Atari VCS)
Ladybug (Atari VCS)
Mr Do! (Atari VCS)

Soon: Farmer Jack In Harvest Havoc (Spectrum)
by Spector
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: current gen > retro. Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2239

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preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
No, they're on XBLA because people remember them being really good. Then they play them and realise that they're actually not.
Well, that's your opinion, fair enough, but that's quite a patronising thing to say. I've played these games quite recently and thought they were great.
by Spector
Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: current gen > retro. Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2239

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Graphics don't make a game, gameplay does. However, technically it's possible to do things now that weren't possible before and nobody can deny that there have been great new ideas and advancements in gameplay over the years, try playing pac-man or galaga on XBLA to see how pants they actually are....
by Spector
Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: current gen > retro. Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2239

In general, games twenty years ago were based more on pure skill and strategy than today, and that's why I prefer them.
by Spector
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pac-Man 2600 - is the flak justified?
Replies: 61
Views: 4974

I think just one guy was responsible for it all, and he was paid a cool $1m on finishing the product.
by Spector
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pac-Man 2600 - is the flak justified?
Replies: 61
Views: 4974

The 2600 version of Pacman is still very playable, and on game variation 6 with difficulty level A, it's pretty tough too. I still fire it up from time to time, but it isn't as good as Ms Pacman.
by Spector
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18487

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Gaming is a form of entertainment, no more or less so than the likes of movies, music and reading books. Each one is completely different, but much like a movie with no ending, a song which ends before the chorus, or a book with the last five pages unprinted, a game that promises a conclusion but f...
by Spector
Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18487

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Have to say I'm with revgiblet on this one. It's just plain common sense when you take the time to see from the angle we're looking at it from. JSW may be a good game to play, but without the possibility of reaching the 'GOAL' or in other words, completing the game, how can it be classed as a true ...
by Spector
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18487

In the old days, it would not be an exagerration to say that it was perceived as a weakness if a game could be completed! It's so different now, as games are basically interactive movies. JSW is not one of those - it was great because of the locations. Seeing the new screens and what was in them was...
by Spector
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18487

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GGGNNNHHHHH! JET SET WILLY IS NOT A HIGH SCORE GAME! That's a fair enough comment for games that were about setting a high score, but as a blanket attitude to a game because it was made in the 80s it's a ridiculous thing to say. Jet Set Willy had a clearly defined goal. Making it impossible to reac...