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by GarryG
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2459

Re: Backwards Compatability

IMO it isn't backwards comparability unless you can stick the real media from the older console in and play it.
Buy-it-from-an-online-store backwards compatibility isn't compatibility at all,it's buy-it-from-an-online store!
by GarryG
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most wanted unreleased games?
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: Most wanted unreleased games?

I would have really liked to see the original concept (real) build of Spore made, instead of the nonsense EA made it into.
That, and any of the dropped Legacy of Kane games.
by GarryG
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 8130

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I probably still prefer older-style game-play, but some people wrote off the PlayStation to quickly IMO. Saga_MegaDive - Did you try games like, Wild Nine, Heart of Darkness, abe's oddysee/exoddus, or on import Umihara Kawase Shun for 2D - 2.5D platformers and still not like them? Or if you like SHM...
by GarryG
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?
Replies: 45
Views: 1474

What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

So we have got the Vega, and now a PlayStation, and various other Sega, Nintendo, and Atari (amongst others) 'Classic' systems bundles with X number of bundled games out there. But what systems would you like to see done? I'd love to see ether a Vecterx one with a proper vector screen, or a Japanese...
by GarryG
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Home Brew Section
Replies: 198
Views: 24474

Re: Home Brew Section

I'm a but confused as to what the argument is here?! I haven't had anything on steam, but did have a game on Desura for a while. I've also got a few Vectrex games out on multi-carts. All were written as a pastime on the same machine. So does that mean the Desure game is 'Indie' and the Vectrex ones ...
by GarryG
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 8130

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I know some people will disagree, and that's fine, but to me a PlayStation (I assume this is a PlayStation emulator and not specifically a PS1 emulator :wink: ) is just an old system and still not a 'Retro' system. I suppose it just depends on your age, but I still have two original PlayStations and...
by GarryG
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 9690

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

When you can buy a PI3 for a few quid, this looks stupidly expensive
And I know where I am with a PI and emulators.
by GarryG
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 1551

Re: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?

I only ever had cassettes or cartridges as an option until I got a 5.25" floppy drive for my Atari 800XL. Then it was floppies all the way. And then my Amstrad 1512 wouldn't take tapes anyway :D Actually, that's not strictly true. I also had a ZX Interface One and a Microdrive for a while. Although ...
by GarryG
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 43
Views: 1320

Re: The first games you completed.

The first thing I really remember completing was Ultima IV: Quest of the Avitar, on an Amstrad 1512, with a green-screen monitor, the next was Space Rogue, on the same machine. The first games ever would probably be early things that were meant to repeat like Smurf on the Atari VCS, GORF on the VIC-...
by GarryG
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 1597

Re: Which Dreamcast?

For vertical scrolling shooters I'd strongly recommend getting a VGA adaptor and an old PC monitor that flips to portrait mode, along with a decent set of speakers. The actual DC you get isn't all that important, for the reasons already given, although it is quite easy to change the regon. All you n...
by GarryG
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 1779

Re: Change one thing?

I'd like to change the VIC 20 to come with a bitmaped graphics mode as standard, which would probably mean more memory as well.
by GarryG
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?
Replies: 35
Views: 871

Re: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?

Well, as well as a Spectrum+ and a VIC 20, I also had a ZX 81and an Atari 800XL back in the day. I also got to try a Dragon 32, and C16, back when they were still relevant and supported. A few years later I acquired a BBC from work, so I would have liked to have tryed an MXS.
by GarryG
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quintessential Games
Replies: 35
Views: 895

Re: Quintessential Games

quintessential adjective: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. It would be interesting to see the difference between peoples 'Quintessential' list compared to their favourites file. I know mine wouldn't be the same, as a lot of the quintessential (MIO) games from ...
by GarryG
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are your top 5 Doom-Like or Clone games?
Replies: 6
Views: 178

What are your top 5 Doom-Like or Clone games?

No I don't mean FPS games, that came much later. Even the name 'First Person Shooter' wasn't coined when doom came out. I mean games that were directly 'inspired' by doom, like Heretic, Star Wars Dark Forces, or Rise of the Triad. My top 5 would be: 1) Hexen 2) Marathon 3) Heretic 4) Descent 5) Duke...
by GarryG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your fave FPS series
Replies: 27
Views: 844

Re: Your fave FPS series

I went for 'other' here, but i'm not a big FPS fan in general. I said other as the only FPS game I've ever put any amount of time/effort into is Team Fortress 2.