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by Spector
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18380

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: 18380

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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...
by Spector
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18380

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Yes. And? Well plenty of old games were written by one or two people and had bugs in. One of my favourites, Frankie Goes to Hollywood can't be completed on the Spectrum either. These days a one-man game wouldn't even get a release. Quite true, but my point is that surely it's nonsense to call a gam...
by Spector
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic games that were not so great!
Replies: 196
Views: 18380

I played Galaxian recently having really enjoyed all the various console versions (Atari 2600, Colecovision, Gameboy) and couldn't stand it! I found the movement of the baddies to be annoying as hell as I kept missing the buggers when I shot at them. It seemed to be pretty unforgiving computered to ...
by Spector
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Acetronic MPU2000
Replies: 2
Views: 431

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I have a boxed one sitting on my shelf along with around 15 boxed games. It's a crap machine with crap games.... but I like it... :lol: What famous console does it share most in common with, in terms of games and graphics? Is it an Atari 2600 cash-in, or is it more like a copycat Intellivision but ...
by Spector
Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Acetronic MPU2000
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Acetronic MPU2000

I saw one of these beasts in Gamestation today. From what I've read, it's some old console from circa 1979. It had a few cartridges with it like Space War, which looked interesting in a Fairchild Channel F sorta way. Pretty obscure looking.
Has anyone here played this "games" machine?
by Spector
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GP2X handheld retro game machine
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

I've heard some people say that it's a bit awkward to use with emulators, that to play a different game you have to restart the whole emu. Sounds a bit annoying, but if it could play Pc Engine and SNES games full speed, then I would be impressed. So does it?
by Spector
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gamestation ain't so bad
Replies: 64
Views: 4482

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Interesting reading Paranoid Marvin's comments on The Great Escape earlier in this thread. The Spectrum/C64 game proves that games old and new are like all other entertainment, in that nothing beats a good idea. Remember the original game from 1986? Remember what happens when you lose? It would have...