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by Emperor Fossil
Fri May 04, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 151280

What is the deal with the CPC and scrolling? I've heard about it having some kind of smooth scroll capability, but just about every CPC game I've seen has jerky scrolling. Did it have some kind of hardware scroll feature that most programmer's didn't use or didn't know about?
by Emperor Fossil
Fri May 04, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega or Nintendo?
Replies: 33
Views: 2634

Had to vote Sega.

I always thought the master system games looked better than those on the nes, and although most megadrive games weren't as colorful as most snes games, they tended to be able to scroll faster and use parallax layers and what have you.

Both great contenders though.
by Emperor Fossil
Fri May 04, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 151280

Light Force, though... urk. I'd never call that a game with tons of color I'm afraid. Plus it has color clash. Any yellow parts of the enemies turn cyan or purple as they move over the planets. It's just that it's hard to notice because everything moves so jerky. Come on it does have tons of colour...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu May 03, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 151280

The first time I tried a spectrum emulator, it took me a while to realise that the way the colors of moving objects affected the background colors (or vice versa) wasn't an emulation bug. And I tried a bunch of emulators in search of smooth scrolling. Still, the speccy is wining the poll, so I gues...
by Emperor Fossil
Wed May 02, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 151280

Is there anybody here that had both at one time or another and therefore don't really have a bias.? What do these people really think.? I can't say I owned both, but I play both through emulation and try to view them through harsh, nostalgia-free eyes. I realise this isn't the same as living the ma...