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by Mighty_Zol
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most amusing thing in a second hand game manual
Replies: 23
Views: 950

The only strange one, and it as pretty strange was noticing human tooth marks on the manual for Star Gladiator on the PS1. The mind boggles...
by Mighty_Zol
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Greatest video game names
Replies: 101
Views: 2791

Smurph wrote:Gunforce: Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island gets my vote.
I've never heard of it, but I don't think there's any beating that for a name.

A few names from the Spectrum that I liked:
3D Deathchase
Rockstar Ate my Hamster
Advanced Lawnmower Simulator
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game save disasters
Replies: 39
Views: 1197

Soul Calibur 3 had an inbuilt game save disaster where saving your progress in chronicles of the sword mode would corrupt all your game data (unlocked characters, weapons etc). Pretty unbelievable that it got through quality control - it sounds like the sort of thing that I'd make. Not exactly a sav...
by Mighty_Zol
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Greatest scrolling beat'em ups?
Replies: 67
Views: 2417

Looking through the thread, I think most of the best per console have been covered (except River City Ransom for NES) But I can't think of a single contender for the Playstation 1... Does Fighting Force win by default? Oni maybe, if it counts. Have I forgotten something? IMO best on PS2 was God Hand...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Whats your favourite genre?
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Scrolling beatemups, or strategy (turn based or realtime). So a scrolling turn based strategic beatemup would probably be ideal.
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game Music
Replies: 61
Views: 1851

I could name a few but just because no-one's mentioned it, I thought the music in 720º totally rocked at the time. IIRC a tape version of the arcade soundtrack came with the Spectrum conversion (or was it on a magazine covertape?) anyway i think it was one of the first tapes I listened to on my wal...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Oldie TV programmes you remember
Replies: 95
Views: 7432

i remember watching The Boddington pea's on CBBC when I was like 4. Heh, it was Poddington Peas, and it was as close as that part of England (where I grew up) ever came to celebrity. Like everyone, there are so many TV shows that I have dim and distant memories of, and would love to watch again jus...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Basic skills in fighting games
Replies: 31
Views: 900

I'm truly rubbish at any StreetFighter game too, but AFAIK they introduced 2 basic move techniques that have since featured in about any other vs fighter ever. I'm talking about the 'dragon punch' and 'fireball' Basically these are moving the direction controller from down, to diagonally down & forw...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favourite fifth generation console?
Replies: 73
Views: 2105

That's all a bit of a mixed-bag of systems there! By what definition are you calling it 'Fifth generation'? I think it goes like this: 1st gen: Odessy, Fairchild 2nd gen: Atari 2600, Colecovision, Intellivison, Videopac 3rd Gen: NES, Master System, Atari 7800 4th gen:SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine, Ne...
by Mighty_Zol
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game do you feel addicted you beyond any other
Replies: 49
Views: 1717

Most addictive for me, X-Com: Enemy Unknown, picked up the Playstation version by chance in a 2nd hand store, I'd never heard of the game (had never even played Laser Squad on the Speccy) and it was quite unlike what I expected for a PS game, I loved it, played it way too much, completely lost track...
by Mighty_Zol
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Flight Simulators
Replies: 41
Views: 1179

Fighter Pilot on the Spectrum was the very first flight sim I played, unfortunately it was way too complicated for me at the time (I must have been about 7 or 8 years old) so I just thought it was boring. About a year or so later I gave it another try and I still remember the joy of just being able ...
by Mighty_Zol
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Side-scrolling beat-em-ups
Replies: 44
Views: 1361

Mootown wrote: Burning Fight would have been good if it was a SNES launch game.. As a contender to Final Fight though it fails on all levels and ends up being a laughable copy cat clone. It just doesn't feel like you're hitting anyone. Weak!
Exactamundo.
by Mighty_Zol
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Side-scrolling beat-em-ups
Replies: 44
Views: 1361

Are any of the Neo-Geo ones good? You know, Burning Fight, Sengoku and others... Burning Fight is apparantly pretty abysmal according to Neo Geo fans, I haven't had a chance to give it a go myself though! The Sengoku series on the otherhand are quite nice, I personally loved the 3rd one, looks fab ...
by Mighty_Zol
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Side-scrolling beat-em-ups
Replies: 44
Views: 1361

I've played pretty much all side-scrolling beat-em ups and the fact is - Final Fight is the best one. It plays the best, has those 'perfect' graphics that never seem to age and the character designs etc. I love Final Fight. It's ace. Forget the rest!! Cody and Haggar and Guy. Come on, how good are ...
by Mighty_Zol
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Side-scrolling beat-em-ups
Replies: 44
Views: 1361

one word: VENDETTA Several words: Vendetta - Asian version (its a whole lot funnier). And all these years I thought it was just me who rated Vendetta, don't know why it doesnt get more widespread recognition. Definitely the asian version has some very unusual extra characters/animations ;) I think ...