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by Matt_B
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sinclair Programs Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 449

The big question now is...

Do you still like those games? :)
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Probably a very dumb question about Ultimate...
Replies: 15
Views: 752

I'd think an important factor was that, whilst there was money in it, a lot of ports at the time were slow, buggy and rather unfaithful to the original versions. Ultimate were a company that took a lot of pride in their products, and didn't want to see this happening to their games. At least that th...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Sega Console?
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Love everything Sega but don't see the point really - what could it possibly offer that the Xbox, PS3, Wii doesn't? Well, it's a portable so it's up against the DS (woefully underpowered) and the PSP (terrible ergonomics) so with a suitable CPU and an ability to load games in seconds rather than mi...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Overrated Arcade Classic?
Replies: 219
Views: 6928

C=Style wrote:
woody.cool wrote: I've always thought that the characters in Double Dragon look like girls.
....and Ken doesn't? :)
Well, at least you didn't suggest that Chun Li could pass for a girl. :wink:
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pizza Hut to Pasta Hut eh?
Replies: 21
Views: 913

I'm shocked. Their pasta has always been terrible. I guess the pizzas aren't the most healthy things ever invented, but I can usually get around sixteen slices down on an empty stomach.
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Overrated Arcade Classic?
Replies: 219
Views: 6928

Dragon's Lair - Quite a nifty technical achievement, and some good animation in parts too, but completely lacking when it comes to gameplay. How many people praise Dragon's Lair as a game though? Everybody says the same things you just did - so how can it be overrated? Tabe I suppose it's not so mu...
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Overrated Arcade Classic?
Replies: 219
Views: 6928

Dragon's Lair - Quite a nifty technical achievement, and some good animation in parts too, but completely lacking when it comes to gameplay.
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top five systems?
Replies: 33
Views: 1065

Basically, the ones I grew up with: 1. ZX Spectrum Best game: Lords Of Midnight 2. Atari ST Best game: Carrier Command 3. Amstrad CPC Best game: Head Over Heels 4. BBC Micro Best game: Elite 5. ZX81 Best game: Black Crystal I don't think I'll bother with worst games; memory tends to fade away the tr...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What makes a great game!
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Originality The first good game you play in a given genre is generally going to be the best one you ever see. You might find others that have a few small incremental improvements, but nothing is ever going to wow you as much unless it similarly defines its own genre. By way of example there are seem...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Asus eeeeeeeee PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Damn that seriously is a good price. I've got the 4211, if that ones down to 200 quid thats a true bargain. I had a quick peek on the website and it's still £279.99 there. So it's either a special to that particular store or some other product. As Overheat said, Advent is just the DSG (Dixons, Cur...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Asus eeeeeeeee PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

I'd say that the Eee PC 1000 is the one to go for at the moment, if you've got the money. It's got a spec pretty similar to the Advent 4211 but with the addition of a battery life of up to 7 hours which is about twice as long. That said, it costs a fair bit more and if you don't need that much time ...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: DOSBOX games
Replies: 23
Views: 920

Actually no it isn't, several of those were released by the publishers for distribution from their own site only. The Codemasters ones for a start. From the licence agreement they even supply. YOU SHALL NOT: * Copy the Program. * Sell, rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer or make ...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best UK-made 8-bitter, games-wise
Replies: 37
Views: 1302

Re: Best UK-made 8-bitter, games-wise

Price was certainly a factor. In 1982 a 48K Spectrum cost £175, and the Commodore 64 and BBC Micro were around £400. Even the VIC-20 cost around £200 and that was for a machine with 5K RAM and very limited graphical capabilities. The Commodore 64 came down in price over the years and picked up a ...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 3782

From what I can gather, they took a deliberate decision not to build any complete prototypes as one-offs of some of the components cost nearly as much as a full production run of them. I'm sure that this saved a ton of money, but fingers crossed that they don't run into any unforeseen problems at th...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best UK-made 8-bitter, games-wise
Replies: 37
Views: 1302

Alternatively, go to MySpeccy.com and you can play online using a Java emulator and compete against other people for high scores on a whole bunch of Spectrum games.