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by JamesC
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 4 officially announced!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

Re: Streets of Rage 4 officially announced!!!

Really glad that Streets of Rage has been remembered and I'm sure it will play well if the Wonderboy remake is anything to go by.
I have to say though, I'm not crazy about the art style. It looks too manga inspired - too cartoony - where the original games had a grittier, 80s action movie feel.
by JamesC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 43
Views: 1812

Re: The first games you completed.

Bruce Lee on the ZX Spectrum. That game was dead easy to complete though, I just used to go round and round completing and starting again. Great game! I wasn't much of a 'completer' generally - something new would come along and I'd start on that. Later on I completed Super Mario Bros. on my NES and...
by JamesC
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 11609

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

I'm a Spectrum Next backer and I think the way the campaign's run has been exemplary. There have been quite a few delays but communication has been excellent - there have been regular emails explaining exactly what's happening. In fact, confidence in the product is so high that if backers get cold f...
by JamesC
Thu May 31, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's Your Favorite Driving/Racing Game Ever?
Replies: 320
Views: 10306

Re: What's Your Favorite Driving/Racing Game Ever?

The last racing game that really did it for me was Criterion's NFS Hot Pursuit. An excellent, arcadey racer with plenty of variety and replayability. I don't like 'open world' in racing games, I'm not interested in tuning cars, I'm not interested in cinematics about rebelious road racers. On the oth...
by JamesC
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation game banned
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: PlayStation game banned

You just know that the ban will result in massive demand for the game - just like it did with Manhunt 2 - Nothing guarantees inflated prices and demand than a ban on a game :lol: Seriously though - I have to wonder how this kind of game gets developed without someone stopping and saying "Hang on, a...
by JamesC
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation game banned
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: PlayStation game banned

Um, I like that kinda style, but it wouldn't corrupt my mind to the extent I want to see something like that for a real life person, that would be completely wrong. I'm fine with fictional ecchi/whatever but if it was strongly based on or was real life, I'd be against it. Maybe it's just me being s...
by JamesC
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation game banned
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: PlayStation game banned

I'm not a huge fan of censorship in general but this game has been banned because it's been deemed likely to cause harm. I haven't played it but if the article is accurate and gameplay indeed involves the sexualisation of children and particularly if these two descriptions are true: Many of these ch...
by JamesC
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 2042

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

The only game I can think of which was noticably bad on the Amstrad was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade which seemed to have a bug meaning it was impossible to get past the first level (I had the C64 version which was good). It wasn't that bad... just ported straight from the Spectrum version (h...
by JamesC
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 2042

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

No one wanted to use a green screen monitor for games though. When people are comparing games across systems it's the colour version of Amstrad games people are looking at, not the monochrome. You didn't have to use the green screen for games. If you wanted to plug a CPC into a colour TV set in the...
by JamesC
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 2042

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Also by Christmas 1984 the 48k Speccy was down to about £80-£90, the C64 about double that. That still made the CPC almost double the price of a C64 and quadruple that of a Speccy. The 80s were hard times for many parents and £350-£400 for a CPC was simply beyond their reach. You're way off with th...
by JamesC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mini Sega Megadrive anyone?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Mini Sega Megadrive anyone?!

But for the people its aimed at (casual gamers) they probably wont pick up on bad emulation/bad sound. To them its a great throwback to their youth with some of their favourites This makes it even more important to put the very best games on it. You want them to play games that have aged well and a...
by JamesC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mini Sega Megadrive anyone?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Mini Sega Megadrive anyone?!

These projects are only as good as the curation of the games content. The At Games machines have far too much rubbish on them. The later models are adding loads of shovelware titles that have nothing to do with the Megadrive - let's hope this new project doesn't go down that route. There are more th...
by JamesC
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bubble Bobble - The Perfect Game?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Bubble Bobble - The Perfect Game?

I like Bubble Bobble (always been rubbish at it though) but my favourite game of this type is Snow Bros. which I really love. In terms of quitessential video-gameness I'd go for Ms Pac-Man (a bit more variety than the original and doesn't have the bug). Okay, you can't play it cooperatively (unless ...
by JamesC
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite Toaplan arcade game?
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: What's your favourite Toaplan arcade game?

I've gone for Snow Bros. but I do think they made some excellent shmups.
by JamesC
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games would you like to see remastered?
Replies: 39
Views: 2031

Re: What games would you like to see remastered?

I'd like to see remakes of Hidden and Dangerous and Conflict: Desert Storm 1 & 2.
I really enjoyed these squad command/third person shooters - it's a genre that seems to have died off.