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by JamesC
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Did you ever have to call a gaming helpline - and if so why?
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Did you ever have to call a gaming helpline - and if so why?

In the days before the internet many games used to have a helpline number printed in the back of the manual. Did you ever call one? If so why? - I think the first time I ever used one was for Super Metroid. I think I had to use the X Ray beam on a bit of wall somewhere but I'd got totally stuck and ...
by JamesC
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Recommended games for 3 or more simultaneous local players
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: Recommended games for 3 or more simultaneous local players

It depends on how far back you want to go. Gamecube era there are loads of 4 player racing games and also the likes of Super Monkey Ball and Zelda: Four Swords. N64 had obvious ones like Turok and Goldeneye. More generally, racing games tend to be a good bet (things like Super Off Road tend to suppo...
by JamesC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Shooting Gallery Games Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Shooting Gallery Games Recommendations

I really liked the shooting gallery bits in the Robocop game. I thought it looked really cool how the lines moving along the X and Y axis formed the crosshair.
by JamesC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Shooting Gallery Games Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Shooting Gallery Games Recommendations

Depends how strict you want to be with the Shooting Gallery theme.
I'd suggest Safari Hunt (basically an animated shooting gallery) and Marksman Shooting (more a shooting range than a gallery) both on Sega Master System.
by JamesC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked
Replies: 36
Views: 2611

Re: Minor or lesser known Arcade Coin-Ops you really liked

A few 90s ones (from my student union days): GTI Club - A brilliant arcade racer with nimble handling, hidden shortcuts and handbrake turns. We used to get quite competitive at this - loved it. Radikal Bikers - Basically a Crazy Taxi rip off but possibly a bit easier and very fun. Title Fight - Sega...
by JamesC
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Happy Christmas!!
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Happy Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!
by JamesC
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?
Replies: 36
Views: 1907

Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

I think if current games are still being published for a console in physical form it can't be retro. So the Wii isn't yet retro and neither is the PS3. Once the Fifas and Just Dances stop the consoles can begin their gradual slide towards retro.
by JamesC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Ninja Series
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Best Ninja Series

We all know ninjas are ace - but which ninjas are ace-est? Ninjas chop stuff, slice stuff, hide in the shadows, chuck stars and - most importantly - never talk about brexit. But which games translate the Ninja experience better than any other? I’ve included all Ninja series I can think of but surely...
by JamesC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Club RG
Topic: Super Castlevania - It's not for me
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Super Castlevania - It's not for me

I've always found SC IV to be disappointingly slow and boring. It's not that I mind the linear gameplay - I don't demand 'Metroidvania' style exploring and exploration - the game just doesn't get the adrenaline pumping. My favourite Castlevania is probably New Generation/Bloodlines. A controversial ...
by JamesC
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Consoles
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: New Consoles

Games take so much time to develop, it feels like the current gen has only really just hit its stride.
If new consoles are launched in 2020 I very much doubt I'll be buying anything day one. It'll more likely be 2022 before a decent software library is available (and it'll probably be download only).
by JamesC
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where did you get yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1399

Re: Where did you get yours?

I actually really liked that EB shop. In general I much preferred them to Game but they didn't do much in the way of trade ins at the time. I was a skint student so had to go for the cheapest deals. I bought the odd game though and would often pop in.
by JamesC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where did you get yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1399

Re: Where did you get yours?

Definitely the old cinema.
I don't think it was EB as that was further up in the Arndale at the same time (opposite Debenhams I think). I almost bought a Neo Geo Pocket Color in there but couldn't really afford it.
by JamesC
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where did you get yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1399

Re: Where did you get yours?

My brother had a 16k ZX Spectrum which I believe was bought in The Micro Shop in Great Yarmouth. He later had it upgraded to 48k at the same place. I believe my C64 came from Comet. They used to have some pretty good deals. My NES (TMNT edition!) came from either Dixons or Comet I think. My Gameboy ...
by JamesC
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 215
Views: 13655

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I think Wipeout was the game which really changed people's perceptions. Not just the game itself but even the packaging design (and by extension the graphic design of adverts etc) looked more like something from a dance music CD than a game. Add in the soundtrack which essentially amounted to a cult...
by JamesC
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Five Celebritys Id Like To See Appear In Video Games
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Five Celebritys Id Like To See Appear In Video Games

Rod Hull & Emu in Street Fighter.