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by Mighty_Zol
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Computer games better than their arcade counterparts
Replies: 47
Views: 1247

Re: Computer games better than their arcade counterparts

Renegade for sure, in terms of gameplay the ZX and CPC version are more enjoyable. Yep, Renegade was the first game I thought of too - while the CPC was an impressively accurate home port of the arcade version, the Speccy conversion changed the control system around to a genius 1 actionbutton layou...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stinkers you bought back in the day
Replies: 140
Views: 3879

Re: Stinkers you bought back in the day

While I can think of a few scrolling beatemup type games, I can't include Renegade 3 because thankfully I had the good sense to see that it looked crap in the reviews and not buy it. That good sense didn't apply for a few £45 a go mistakes later on - order by bitterDisappointment desc: Fighting Forc...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: soul calibur 3 corruption bug
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: soul calibur 3 corruption bug

I had this issue a lot with the original version, and my PAL PS2, I don't remember ever hearing about it being fixed for the platinum version. And TBH I doubt if Namco would have bothered implementing a patch by that time. I think that in the end I tried having a dedicated SC3 memory card, which red...
by Mighty_Zol
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favorite version of Final Fight's Soundtrack
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Favorite version of Final Fight's Soundtrack

Voted for Double Impact - possibly with a slight bias since its the only version I play now (except when my ps3 doesnt have internet connection, grr) I loved the arcade soundtrack and thought that the DI remix was a solid reworking while still remaining faithful to the original. TBH it's been a whil...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Civilization V
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Civilization V

Crikey, it's getting some pretty high review scores! I don't normally get too excited about new game releases, but for some reason I'm really looking forward to this one - I thought it was due out on friday though, I don't know how I'm going to get any work done this week, or for that matter finish ...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wow X-Com is amazing
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Wow X-Com is amazing

Funny to see this mentioned, I just started playing this again a few weeks ago, and am once again hooked - I've got 3 games on the go at the same time - one on the home pc (limiting myself to using rifles), one on my laptop and one on my mobile (there's a very good fan made port of the original to w...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Complete list of beat 'em ups??
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Complete list of beat 'em ups??

If you haven't seen it already, wikipedia has a pretty good list - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_beat_%27em_ups . It's not perfect as it doesn't list which systems the games were released for, but combining this list with a bit of googling, I discovered a few new games. Hope it helps, I'd als...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Alpine Games - Lynx
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Alpine Games - Lynx

Just out of interest, which of the winter sports games you've already played would you recommend? I think I've only ever played Winter Games on the spectrum, and briefly tried a ps2 tie in with the last winter olympics - have to say, i didn't much rate either, but with it being all that anyone over ...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games you quit playing without finishing...
Replies: 76
Views: 1857

Re: Games you quit playing without finishing...

I'm normally pretty good about finishing games, but I think that I've played every single grand theft auto game without completing any. Typically I get about 75-85% of the way through the story, it all starts feeling a bit samey, I get into a new game and never go back, it just sort of turns into so...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do you buy game strategy guides?
Replies: 43
Views: 980

Re: Do you buy game strategy guides?

I think I've bought 2 during the dreamcast days - one for soul calibur, and one for resident evil code veronica. They were both very well produced, but I can't remember why I felt like shelling out over a tenner on each. These days, having broadband and a laptop, i can't see myself buying another on...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon May 18, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Carry on movies
Replies: 32
Views: 6993

Re: Carry on movies

I liked the historical ones the best - although I'm not sure I remember the names right: 1) Carry on Don't Lose Your Head (French Revolution) 2) Carry on Up the Khyber (The Retreat from Kabul) 3) Carry on Cleo (Kenneth Williams' Ceasar 'infamy, infamy, they've all got it in fa me' then Follow that C...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !
Replies: 148
Views: 3179

Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Strategy games tend to be my biggest time vampires Added together, I think the civilization series has by far stolen most hours of my life. I've had some pretty epic sessions of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 over the years so that probably gets second place. I wouldn't be surprised if Tekken 2 was qui...
by Mighty_Zol
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: what Amiga game should i play ?
Replies: 104
Views: 2166

A couple more good ones that I remember are: Megalomania Syndicate - IIRC there was an expansion /enhanced version for the A1200? Last Samurai James Pond - Robocod Manchester United In Europe (it pains me to admit liking this game) I especially recommend the first 2. And if the missus starts nagging...
by Mighty_Zol
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you get for xmas?
Replies: 50
Views: 1450

Gadgetry wise, it's probably been the biggest xmas since I was a kid. The missus and I both quit smoking a few months ago and we'd agreed that we could go a bit nuts with presents if we lasted until xmas. So she got a Wii and Wii fit (her choice) it's quite a bit more more fun than I expected. It's ...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games are you looking forward to in 2009?
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Tekken 6, a great driving game (like gran turismo only with proper ai and some sense of game progression) for the ps3. Oh and The Sims 3 - it's for the wife, honest :oops: