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by Ritchardo mkII
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games we HATE but secretly LOVE
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Lord of the Rings on the SNES. Boring plod about to many but I still keep going back.
by Ritchardo mkII
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 9149

if the tables had been turned and he launched his machine two years after the direct competition then he'd have been blown away. Still who am I to judge? But isn't the point that one was a visionary and came up with the idea 2 years before the other, so obviously deserved the success more? He also ...
by Ritchardo mkII
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PSP Questions
Replies: 274
Views: 16927

For people having trouble with the SNES emulator: Which one are you using? I've noticed there's around half a dozen different ones that vary wildly in quality but all have very similar names. The first two I downloaded were absolutley gash but the one I'm using at the minute has been great. I'm usin...
by Ritchardo mkII
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 9149

I think I can speak for the majority of the CPC fanbase when I say that he was a tosser. .... sadly, I think you'll find the majority of Amstrad owners have a signed colour photograph of him in a gold frame adorning the wall above their bed (with Alan Sugar pillowcase and quilt set), and regularly ...
by Ritchardo mkII
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 9149

Going back to Amstrad users feelings towards Sugar: I think I can speak for the majority of the CPC fanbase when I say that he was a tosser. The relative success of the CPC (for a Z80 based machine launched two years after the Spectrum had already got a foothold on the UK market) was in spite of Ams...
by Ritchardo mkII
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 40
Replies: 122
Views: 14729

First game I paid my own money for was Jon Ritman's Batman on the CPC.

Still a favourite.


And completely wiped from memory that abortion of a game Er*Bert that I bought a couple of weeks earlie... oh buggeration....
by Ritchardo mkII
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: TRON
Replies: 70
Views: 23068

Its all about the visual. Its a unique style that's never been replicated. The story itself is pretty hokey, particularly nowadays where the whole 'sucked into the computer' concept isn't just a cliche, its a dated one. Think about the first time you saw The Matrix. That's sort of like Tron was in ...
by Ritchardo mkII
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Best Doctor Who
Replies: 59
Views: 10342

Blink was great (especially when you consider the Doctor was barely in it) but the last two were brilliant as well (Human Nature/Family of Blood) - one of the best Doctor Who stories ever. Character wise it was tremendous. Building nicely for the finale... I voted Davidson by the way - vastly underr...
by Ritchardo mkII
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Your Fav Indiana Jones Film
Replies: 37
Views: 6386

Temple of Doom gets a bit of a rough ride I think and it's mostly because it is, understandably, compared to Raiders and Crusade. It's a completely different animal to the others and you can see Lucas and Speilberg's thinking in trying to emulate Empire and making it a little darker. Raiders is an a...
by Ritchardo mkII
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What’s the best arcade machine you’ve played and why?
Replies: 62
Views: 7181

Paperboy with handlebars! First clapped eyes on it at the Magnum Centre in Irvine. Loved the premise, the music, the sounds, the graphics, the controls everything! If only the missus would let me chop up her old exercise bike and try and create some monstrous controller hybrid. That'd be cool/insane...
by Ritchardo mkII
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11741
Views: 523417

Fourth Protocol?
by Ritchardo mkII
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4632
Views: 126989

Erm... OMD's Greatest Hits. Reasons for which escape me.
by Ritchardo mkII
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Class Retro Clocks on Ebay
Replies: 78
Views: 5765

If it was up to me I'd strap a lock on this thread
by Ritchardo mkII
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Class Retro Clocks on Ebay
Replies: 78
Views: 5765

These puns are really winding me up
by Ritchardo mkII
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cheap Hosting
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Thanks guys - I'll have a closer look at them when I'm in work tomorrow (easy to palm that off as real work)