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by planetmatt
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 5 retro purchases of 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

Got an immaculate Atari 20 in 1 DTV for £1 at a car boot. Missile Command is too adictive.
by planetmatt
Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I miss Turrican
Replies: 37
Views: 3881

Turrican is an amaizing game, had it on the C64 and ST but Turrican 2 didnt do it for me.
by planetmatt
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game series / franchises that stopped before their time
Replies: 42
Views: 4216

Cant see Dizzy working in 3D. If everytime you moved, the whole screen rolled round to simulate Dizzy's tumbling moving style everyone would be doing a technicolor yawn.
by planetmatt
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FMV games, what happened to them?
Replies: 36
Views: 5028

Need for Speed: Most Wanted seems to be bringing FMV back to the fold. It uses FMV albeit in a hyped cleaned up saturated look to give its cutscenes a unique look that sits between gritty old skool FMV and shiny clean rendering. Unusual but I like it.
by planetmatt
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PC Strategy games
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Not on the PC, but have you played Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the DS?

I'm not a huge strat fan but this game is addictive. Very adictive. It's like turn based crack.
by planetmatt
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that made you want to take hammer to computer/console
Replies: 77
Views: 6873

Metal Gear Solid 3 for me. I breezed through number 1 but I recently tried to play 3 and got killed over and over. Only got through the first few screens and gave up. I think coming at it right after finishing RE4 didnt help. I wasnt down with the zen of stealth and just kept wishing for a shotgun. ...
by planetmatt
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that made you want to take hammer to computer/console
Replies: 77
Views: 6873

Re:

andy vaisey wrote:
The final level on the Playstation's "Driver" and "Time Crisis" were, frankly, impossible in my opinion...

ARGGGHHHHHH.....

[head explodes...]
I actualyl finished Driver. The last level is a matter of playing over and over and over until you get lucky. Very tough tho.
by planetmatt
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: how about a dedicated Adventure/Strategy/RPG section
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

I've got nothing against RPGs but why is this genre more deserving of others in needing it's own section? Equal coverage is best.
by planetmatt
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: More Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 3787

Technical is good. Some of the technical achievements with the hardware are just as noteworthy and interesting as the stuff the games designers did.
by planetmatt
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 8-bit graphics that really made you go 'wow' at the time
Replies: 90
Views: 8382

Strider - MD It was the arcade

Links - PC As photorealistic as MCGA would allow
by planetmatt
Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 21
Replies: 79
Views: 10801

The first time I stepped into the sitdown cab of StarWars when I was about 8 down the local travelling carny. I was IN the film. Nothing came close to the imersion you felt flying the trench with Obi Wan speaking to you; and the music, fantastic. Opening the front door of the Resident Evil mansion a...
by planetmatt
Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: retro quiz
Replies: 107
Views: 14749

You're going to need to give us a clue, I know only a handfull of isometric speccy games.
by planetmatt
Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: retro quiz
Replies: 107
Views: 14749

Nightshade?
by planetmatt
Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: retro quiz
Replies: 107
Views: 14749

Didnt have a Spectrum so a guess:

Knightlore?
by planetmatt
Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lucasarts's adventure games
Replies: 71
Views: 7099

IMO, they are some of the best games ever written. I love Monkey Island 2 and Day of the Tentacle. Fantastic scripts.