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by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1166

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

I still think it would be a hell of a lot easier with left/right directional control on the stick, even if you keep the thrust button for speed control. Having a single button to flip directions just feels wrong to me. You can't map it to a stick, as it's a toggle, so two lefts = right etc. I map t...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1166

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

I think that you're a tad unkind there. Defender was, after all, the first scrolling shooter to hit the arcades and only subsequent games that established the stick as the control method for direction rather than it being the one to break away from an established mould. Conversely, most ports are s...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1166

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

Earthworm Jim. About twenty seconds of generally funny comedy wrapped up in three hours of aggravating pixel-perfect platforming made egregiously difficult by the awful controls. Shiny did so many better platform games, and I feel like I am massacring a sacred cow by posting this. But that's how I ...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1166

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

And if it's not that then it's definitely Golden fricking Axe.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1166

What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

I reckon it's Moon Cresta. That unforgettable and evocative fanfare as your ship appears onscreen, the great sound effects, the varied attack waves, the stylish and colourful graphics, the aliens with the cool names, the buzz of docking all three parts of your ship together and having a five-bullet ...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge

FOUND! Counter Run (arcade, 1990) by Sega.

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Want a job doing, do it yourself... :lol:
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Virtual Pinball
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: Virtual Pinball

I'm pretty sure that most of the people out there making tables would do it for you if you made it worth their while. It's just got to be a bit of an under-the-counter service, because the licensing restrictions for the emulators forbid bundling them with games and hardware, and most of the games a...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Virtual Pinball
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: Virtual Pinball

The result is a far superior experience, but you pretty much need a high spec modern gaming PC including the graphics card, hence the astronomical cost of cabinets that do it all. Would it help if you knew that most of that extra £800 was being spent on giving your cabinet brand new hardware rather...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge

No, definitely not that - funnily enough I was just playing it the other day, and Yuu Maze and the Atari 8-bit homebrew port. Raimais has a lot of freedom of movement, the one I'm thinking of plays much closer to the original Head-On. It's got a very Konami/Taito sort of look, bright and pastelly, b...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Virtual Pinball
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: Virtual Pinball

Yup, it cant run on a cheap-o PC, even if the prices of such a thing seem to be dropping. I was very surprised when they told me Visual Pinball was much more resource-greedy than Future Pinball, because many years ago when I first got into pinball emulation the reverse was true. But I didn't really...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Virtual Pinball
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: Virtual Pinball

You know me, been keeping quiet and making friends.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge

So this week I've been well into Head-On games, starting with the arcade original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYDrd9jE4WU But I'm going mad trying to find out the name of a remake that I (incompletely, clearly) remember. It would have been 1980s/90s, cute 16-bit Bubble Bobble-ish graphics, with...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Virtual Pinball
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: Virtual Pinball

I'm DYING to throw money at someone for a good one of these. I thought I'd found the perfect one here, nice and compact and ready to play: https://www.minivirtualpinball.it/prodotto/mini-virtual-pinball-complete-machine/ but it only comes with Future Pinball tables, whereas most of the ones I want a...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 138
Replies: 47
Views: 2404

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 138

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: It's funny you mention this because when the article was being compiled I told Nick to make sure it was in there due to the arcade conversions piece you ran. As it was a reader's vote it wasn't on the list.
Man, readers are MORONS.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 138
Replies: 47
Views: 2404

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 138

I am FILLED WITH OUTRAGE at the absence of Tempest from the ZX81 top 25. As I read I was wondering which position in the top 3 it would occupy (the only serious competition being 3DMM and Mazogs), but NOWHERE? I am cancelling my imaginary subscription.