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by GarryG
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 215
Views: 11545

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 3:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 12016

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 6:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 2182

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 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 43
Views: 1954

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 9:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 2391

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 2:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2433

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 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

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 11:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quintessential Games
Replies: 35
Views: 1150

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 11:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are your top 5 Doom-Like or Clone games?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

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 1:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your fave FPS series
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

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.
by GarryG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quintessential Games
Replies: 35
Views: 1150

Re: Quintessential Games

1. Platformer - Lode runner, without this I don't know if the platform game as we saw it would even have existed. (I want to say Manic Miner, but it really isn't on a world level) 2. Shoot 'em up - Space Invaders, a no brainier, it was the game that brought the idea a SHMUPS into the public consciou...
by GarryG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1552

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

Manic Miner (Spectrum, there's just something about this game that makes it timeless) Boulder Dash (Atari, or C64, a classic that is timelessly playable) Bomb Jack (Arcade Machine, still brilliant) Heavy on the Magick (Spectrum, one of the best text/graphics adventure hybrids) The Pawn (Atari 8Bit, ...
by GarryG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First games you played on each system
Replies: 46
Views: 1273

Re: First games you played on each system

Pretty sure it was 'Blitz' on the VIC 20, and possibly 'The Lone Raider' on the Atari 800XL. Apart from that, iv'e no idea! Maybe 'Space Invaders Infinity Gene' on the PS3... maybe!?!? Oh, one I just remembered, 'Chuckie Egg' on the BBC, I remember cos I played this at college, years before I acquir...
by GarryG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24179
Views: 481695

Re: What are you currently playing?

Goat simulator, Life is Strange, and The Stanley Parable.

Are they retro yet?
by GarryG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6228
Views: 153368

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

I finally got around to playing 'Life is Strange,' and just completed episode one, had them on Steam for ages.
It's actually better than I thought it would be.