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by Matt_B
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best UK-made 8-bitter, games-wise
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

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

Without getting into a big debate as to what was the best system, the Spectrum was a lot cheaper than the other two and sold a heck of a lot more. As such, there was much more game development for it, and almost all the best BBC and CPC titles were ported to it, whilst the reverse was a lot less com...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

Re: Yeah

I`m seriously with you on the Amiga/C64 emulation.. Notaz is doing those :) and seeing as he`s got Ubuntu running on it ( latest video blog ) things are looking tasty indeed!! Don't get too excited about Ubuntu on the Pandora. Whilst it's an impressive technical achievement to get it running at all...
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When did you first hear your computer speak?
Replies: 28
Views: 1022

The first I heard was Meteor Storm on the Spectrum in '82. It was a bit too distorted to hear what it was saying clearly, but it was definitely speech.
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum games
Replies: 49
Views: 3308

Do not play Lords of Midnight or Legend of Avalon I wouldn't go that far. Whilst they've probably not got much instant appeal, they're a couple of the most epic Spectrum games in scope and thoroughly recommended to anyone who is prepared to spend the time getting to grips with them. On the other ha...
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum games
Replies: 49
Views: 3308

Re: Spectrum games

Atic Atac: Its okay but what the hell am i suppose to be doing? You've got to collect three parts of a key to get out of the haunted house using the door to the right of the start screen. There are several other small keys that let you open other doors elsewhere in the house and a bunch of other it...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

Hmmm, I think it's mainly that she heard it came in pink ;) Haha. That doesn't surprise me. Perhaps you should tell her that the Eee PC comes in pink too and looks rather less like a toy? Web surfing (Re, shopping!) and E-mail, chat, facebook etc, and some basic notes/spredsheets are about all she ...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Top 50 - The Great Atari ST Games Survey
Replies: 109
Views: 11755

I'm surprised Civilization didn't rate higher; I think it's one of the best games on any format and the ST version is quite respectable apart from a few irritating bugs. I also played Populous 2 quite a lot, but I wouldn't really put it in the same league; it's more about out-clicking your opponent ...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

Has anyone got an Elonex One? I was thinking of getting one of these as part of christmas for the wife. I've not got one but I've had a go on it and, whilst it's certainly not bad for the money, I don't think I'd be inclined to give one to my wife as a present; it's bug-ugly, slow and very much the...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

Befor I type this I'm going to say I know nothing about how a computer actually works other than the very basics (so don't all flame me to death :) ) If the Pandora has roughly 256 times more RAM than the original Amiga 500 did, does this not mean it has more than enough to serve it's purpose? Sure...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

Right, I've just looked up eeePC specs. Its very close at that price point. Around £200 for a Pandora with 600Mhz CPU Vs £170 for an eeePC with a 630Mhz CPU. Yes, there are eeePCs of higher spec, but at much higher cost so you're looking at laptops for competition, not Pandora. Just looking at th...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

I'll rephrase (because I like the screen size on eePC). How does Pandora compare to one of those in performance and spec terms? In terms of spec, it's not even close with only a 600MHz CPU and 128MB RAM, although it might give some of the lower end netbooks (e.g. Elonex One, OLPC XO-1) a run for th...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

The Master wrote:It's smaller.
A lot smaller.

Let me put it this way: I wouldn't replace my Eee PC with one, but I might consider replacing my Palm TX with it.
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4456

I really don't like the way they've tried to cram both a joypad and a keyboard into the limited space on the machine. Either one or the other with USB support for what's missing would have been much preferable to me. That said, all handhelds are going to be a compromise of some sort and if it proves...
by Matt_B
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Top 50 - The Great Atari ST Games Survey
Replies: 109
Views: 11755

Both Lemmings and F1GP would be in my top ten. :) I'd guess it's easy to look back harshly on F1GP, and old 3D games generally, given that we practically expect a 60fps or better framerate for similar games now. However it was always a compromise between speed and quality of graphics on the limited ...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The best arcade conversions on the 8 bits 16 bits and 32 bit
Replies: 26
Views: 1028

How the hell is the PC Engine 8-bit? Well, the main reason is the 8-bit CPU at the heart of it; the MSX range from the MSX2 onwards (and certainly the Turbo R) and Amstrad CPC Plus series are both 8-bits as well despite being able to lightly toast the NES, SMS and the "big three" home computers on ...