Search found 432 matches

by Kaptain_Von
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who remembers Soft Aid?
Replies: 50
Views: 5768

Re:

Did anyone actually work out how to play "Starbike" ? Yes, I did and managed to rack up a score of 26,000,000 plus. At one point I had so many extra lives I left it to go to the shops and have tea. There was one spot on one of the screens where if you stopped the bike the aliens would miss you and ...
by Kaptain_Von
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Games of Christmas Past
Replies: 32
Views: 2865

A few of the more notable ones: 1978 - I opened my main present from mum and dad to discover a handheld space invaders machine. It was the sort of thing that was advertised in the back of the Sunday mirror. It looked like a miniature arcade cabinet but in an unbecoming shade of poo brown with two tr...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bomb Jack
Replies: 93
Views: 8573

Apologies for resurrecting this but I have only just got here and yes, I'm a big Bombjack fan and have played a fair few of the home versions. Most recently acquired was the Tecmo compilation version and it is very good, probably worth buying the compilation for if you can get it cheaply as I did. T...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite Films Of 2005
Replies: 37
Views: 3977

My top picks would have to be: Brotherhood (Taegukgi) Sin City Batman Begins Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit In the case of Taegukgi it was quite an emotional film that absolutely outdid 'Saving Private Ryan' in every way. The battle sequences did not shy away from showing war how it trul...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas Day Plans - Reveal Them Here
Replies: 14
Views: 2301

Let's see: 4am: Woken by Mrs Von and daughter singing jingle bells and demanding to open presents. 4.01: Mutter something about fatal consequences of singing jingle bells at 4am to a man who has probably had a few beers with the next door neighbours on Christmas Eve. 4.02: Give in. 7.30am: Get own p...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Have you kept in contact with any of your school friends ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3614

I keep in contact with a couple of people from school and work across the road from another but on the whole have no great desire to meet up with the rest. As for bullying, yes I got picked on for a while because I was either considered one of the more academic kids or one of the strange ones but th...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Magazine program listings
Replies: 47
Views: 10781

Sinclair Programs and ZX Computing taught me the fine art of debugging which I use to this day. I used to spend hours typing listings for my ZX81 due to having very little cash to spend on games but just enough to be able to afford Sinclair Programs each month (which if I remember correctly was eith...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Great Christmas memories...
Replies: 45
Views: 8946

Christmas 1971. I woke up at the usual time of 6am on Christmas day asking to be allowed to open my presents which, fair play to my parents I was allowed to do. In amongst them was a dressing up outfit that my mum who was a fashion designer had spent ages making. It was a black knights costume compl...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Are kids of today missing out on good old fashioned 'fun' ?
Replies: 54
Views: 10948

I would have to agree that kids of today seem to be missing out on a lot of the fun we had back before video games truly arrived. Mrs Von and I try to get our daughter to think for herself a bit by making sure she has plenty of toys that stimulate her imagination much like we had such as Lego, dinos...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Computer
Replies: 93
Views: 13470

Definitely my 48k Speccy. I had other machines before and after but the Spectrum is the machine that brings back the most memories of good times. Without it I wouldn't have the warm fuzzy memories of finding a whole load of Ultimate games for £1.99 each in a rather obscure shop on a cold, wet Novem...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 141
Views: 17222

Bombjack from the Tecmo Compilation on the XBox. Alternating with Star Force from the same compilation. In fact, if I was to play Bombjack for a while, swap disks for the Capcom collection and play Commando, Vulgus and Exed Exes it would be just like being in one of the arcades I used to fritter my ...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If one game could be remade for today...what would it be
Replies: 81
Views: 10573

Possibly some slightly obscure choices but I would quite like to see the ST and Amiga game 'Time Bandit' remade. Quite a challenge at the time and I don't think I ever finished it. Okay, it wasn't graphically stunning but it was fun. Another would be the C16 game Jet Brix. So simple in concept (Jet ...