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by HdE
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nintendo shut down Emuparadise.
Replies: 58
Views: 1573

Re: Nintendo shut down Emuparadise.

I'm finding this whole situation kind of interesting. Got to say, up front, that I'll never stand up in advocacy of software piracy. But I do think the discussion surrounding Nintendo's aggressive actions against ROM sites throws a light on a lot of other stuff besides. The backlash against them fro...
by HdE
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31617
Views: 728454

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

^Dreamcasts aint that expensive Let me put it another way: They are if you want one that has an assured level of past care and isn't in danger of having the laser crap out literally who-knows-when. (Nice score on the GDemu, by the way - is that the real deal or one of the Chinese ones?) In other ne...
by HdE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 184
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 184

Snagged this over the weekend, mainly for the R-Type features. And I wasn't disappointed! Props for not only covering the sequel to one of my favourite EVER video games, but for doing so twice! It was really interesting to read about the challenges the Gameboy version presented. Also: who the heck c...
by HdE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: The first games you completed.

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:14 pm
I'm more surprised that you wanted to complete it rather than the fact it was easy, it's such a terrible game. I don't think I even bothered copying it when someone loaned it to me.
In my defense, I was young, and it was a rainy afternoon. It was that or do maths homework, I think.
by HdE
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1497
Views: 33505

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I'd think it goes to show that physical media is no guarantee of being able to play a game in the indefinite future at a point when the download services have been discontinued. That's long been true for the multi-player components of games, but it's also getting to be the case for single-player on...
by HdE
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: The first games you completed.

As far as I can remember that would be Monty is Innocent on the Spectrum, not the best of Monty games but the only one I completed. Isn't that the one where you play as a weasel or something? And you have to bust Monty out of jail - except your player character keeps getting hidden behind the foreg...
by HdE
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: The first games you completed.

I think the first game I ever completed was Back to the Future on the ZX Spectrum. I remember being reaally pleased with myself until it dawned on me how easy the game actually was.

I think the next game I finished was Space Harrier on the Atari ST.
by HdE
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6131
Views: 145825

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

The Order: 1886 on PS4. I played through this for purposes of putting a review together. Hard to do, considering the amount of negative press that's out there about it that's already worked its way into my brain. All I can really cogently say about it right now is that it was a fun experience, but n...
by HdE
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1497
Views: 33505

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

What are everyone's thoughts on games that require a download to play, even if you've bought the cart? I absolutely HATE the fact that this is a thing. To me, part of the appeal of having games on cartridge has always been the idea that tehy should be more durable and reliable than optical media. C...
by HdE
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23887
Views: 459380

Re: What are you currently playing?

I've got LOTS of fond memories of playing Auf Weidersehen Monty on my Spectrum Plus. It blew my mind when I got to the flying bits.
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 365
Views: 8118

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

That isn't a prototype, I had previously played on one of those and it was far better than this horrendous monstrosity. I have also had a play with an additional unit now too, which was the same as this but with an even more flickery screen. Wow - really?! That's insane! You have to wonder what exa...
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23887
Views: 459380

Re: What are you currently playing?

I realised today that I popped Skyrim into my Nintendo Switch a while back to check it out and have 'just a quick look at it' and I've been playing it in small doses daily ever since. And 'a while back' turns out to have been about a month ago! I was pretty much completely new to this game when I st...
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 185
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: From the forum: 185

If I recall correctly, it was on the Atari 2600 - in glorious black and white on a portable TV that my stepbrother owned.

I only recently clapped eyes on that version of Space Invaders in colour. I won't say it made me feel old, but... it made me feel old.
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31617
Views: 728454

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I didn't actually buy it in the end, but I came PERILOUSLY close to pulling the trigger on a PS Vita over on Ebay earlier in the week. I find the console a really attractive proposition in theory, and there are a good few games on the system that I'm interested in, but realistically, it just feels l...
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 365
Views: 8118

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

Here's the video you've all been waiting for! A full review and overview of the doomed Sinclair ZX Vega+ Handheld! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9i2aBPKiRw Watched that earlier and enjoyed (if that's the right word, given the circumstances?) seeing how dreadfully it turned out. If that isn't a p...