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by JamesC
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Castlevania
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Castlevania

I recently did a playthrough of some of the 8 and 16bit Castlevanias. Castlevania 1 is excellent. Really good simple fun and a good difficulty curve. Definitely recommended. Castlevania 2 - Simon's Quest is excellent as long as you use a walkthrough to get you through the incomprehensible puzzles. T...
by JamesC
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: XBox Series X
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: XBox Series X

The design looks okay but it will be really inconvenient to find a place for. It's not going to fit on a shelf in a TV cabinet. Why not? It isn't a huge box, it's only the size of 2 or 3 joypads. Smaller footprint than something like a PS3 or 360, it isn't something on the scale of a PC tower thoug...
by JamesC
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: XBox Series X
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: XBox Series X

The design looks okay but it will be really inconvenient to find a place for. It's not going to fit on a shelf in a TV cabinet.
by JamesC
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami shoot 'em ups
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Konami shoot 'em ups

Also worth noting - the controller makes a huge difference to games like this. I can't play shmupps with a PS4 controller - I've tried a few and I can't get on with the d-pad or (shudder) the analogue stick. Ideally I like a nice loose d-pad like you get on a Megadrive or Saturn. Failing that, an ar...
by JamesC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Konami shoot 'em ups
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Konami shoot 'em ups

Gradius is a classic for a reason. It's hard, and the checkpoint system is a pain in the arse - as is the reliance on keeping hold of power-ups. It's still a fun game though - certainly not trash! I actually prefer Salamander/Life Force though - i reckon that's the best game on the collection. Yeah,...
by JamesC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Samurais & Ninjas
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

There must be hundreds of Ninja/Samurai games out there but some of the obvious ones are Shinobi (personal favourites are Revenge of Shinobi and Shinobi III on Megadrive, but you can't really go wrong with Shinobi in general), Last Ninja on various home computers and the Tenchu games on PS1/PS2. I r...
by JamesC
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 52
Views: 1742

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Well officially speaking it wouldn't be a place to break copyright because legally licensed re-issues do exist. Unofficially it would be an obvious place to put items if you don't want customers to return products or report you citing that 'I thought this was an orginal printing'. This would hopeful...
by JamesC
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 52
Views: 1742

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

This may be a really bad idea but... How about if Ebay actually had a reissue/reprodutcion category? Not necessarily to condone unlicensed copying (there are some legal re-issues after all) but the idea being that creating an intentional grey area may have the benefit of creating a white area. I wis...
by JamesC
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 2077

Re: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release

I was most disappointed in Rebel Strike. Rogue Squadron was really good on the N64 and then Rogue Leader on the Cube surpassed it in every way and was, at the time, mindblowing. Rebel Strike isn't a terrible game but so much of it just doesn't really work. The on-foot sections added nothing and were...
by JamesC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega SG
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Mega SG

As someone who has more CRTs than is sane I'd say don't rule out a 14" portable. We've become conditioned to thinking bigger is better regarding screens but a Megadrive is eminently playable on a decent 14" tube (it's how most of us played them back in the 90s in our bedrooms after all) and you can ...
by JamesC
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega SG
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Mega SG

Yes, I have one, along with the 8-Bit Do wireless pad. It's a lovely, well made, machine and when I first hooked it up to my big HD TV I was amazed by how good the games looked. Having said that, I somehow find the games more difficult to play on this than on my original MD hooked up to a CRT. I'm n...
by JamesC
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum: 198
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: From The Forum: 198

Darius. I have most of the games anyway so it will be nice to try something 'new' that wasn't released at the time - and a fast paced shooter seems like just the ticket to try the system out! After that I'll be diving into Monster World IV.
by JamesC
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: TheC64!
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

Re: TheC64!

They really need to look at the joystick. I have the mini and I like it, there are some good games on it, but the joystick is incredibly unresponsive which spoils the whole experience.
by JamesC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24060
Views: 474775

Re: What are you currently playing?

Sunset Riders is great!
by JamesC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1770
Views: 48481

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

They need to apply the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality - that'll stop bad games getting on the system! :lol: