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by Celebaglar
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics Or Game-play?
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

I thought it was the gameplay and not the graphics that mattered? :wink: I don't think anyone claimed that. Graphics do matter, but gameplay matters more. Without great graphics gameplay can still get people playing the game, but great graphics without gameplay means you lose interest after about f...
by Celebaglar
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics Or Game-play?
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

I'm still waiting for someone to name a game with poor , jerky graphics (takng into account the capabiliies of the machine) but which has great gameplay. There are very few that I can think of , where you battle against the graphics because the gameplay is so captivating Elite on the C64 comes to m...
by Celebaglar
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics Or Game-play?
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

The way the question is asked the answer is obvious. It's true though that graphics shouldn't be entirely discounted as sometimes they are an integral part of the game. OTOH, very frequently they are the only thing of note on otherwise very mediocre games, and a lot more focus and expense goes on gl...
by Celebaglar
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The classic that you hated; the rubbish that you loved
Replies: 4
Views: 473

The Double , from Scanatron on the C64, a football management game with horrible flickering stick figures for players and presentation which made it look like it was programmed in C64 BASIC. Oh, and it was slow ! Yet for some reason I played it to death. I even used a freezer cartridge to edit the ...
by Celebaglar
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What PC operating system do you use?
Replies: 53
Views: 4015

I've used several Linux distros over the years and settled for Ubuntu in recent times (Ubuntu of the laptop and Kubuntu on the desktop, to be precise, though both are Ubuntu with different default desktops, that's all). The reason? Good software selection available, decent hardware compatibility and...
by Celebaglar
Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most er... indirectly characteristic character line-ups.
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: The most er... characteristic character line-ups.

REVS: Jeff Crammond's superb Grand Prix simulator, that took more than a little mastering to be able to enjoy fully. Nevertheless, at least you had a cool cast of characters to accompany you as you spun off into the chain-link fence for the umpteenth time. Most of these names were racing related, a...
by Celebaglar
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11740
Views: 519913

SirClive, I owe you one, so I guess that makes it your go mate.
by Celebaglar
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11740
Views: 519913

That panel looks an awful lot like the one in Elektraglide. The Atari version this time?
by Celebaglar
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11740
Views: 519913

Yep - that's the one. Puffin released C64 and Speccy versions of it, but it was a clumsy interface, slow to play and I don't think they made any others. Apart from Forest of Doom they also made Citadel of Chaos. Did they? I never knew they made that one as well. See? You learn something ever day. :...
by Celebaglar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11740
Views: 519913

Yep - that's the one. Puffin released C64 and Speccy versions of it, but it was a clumsy interface, slow to play and I don't think they made any others.
by Celebaglar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Shoot-em up term
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

CraigGrannell wrote:Shoot 'em up was definitely in existence pre-Zzap!, but that mag coined the contraction 'shmup'. See this link > linky for the Zzapspeak article from issue 3.
That's what I thought too, but I wasn't sure enough to post. :roll:
by Celebaglar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rose-tinted glasses - you chose the 100 worst retro games
Replies: 233
Views: 32217

woody.cool wrote:I was commenting on presentation ... NOT on the quality of the game - I've never played it before !!! I'm just saying it looks like it could of been wacked together using BASIC in about five minutes !!!
:lol:

It probably was. I think it was a full-priced game too.
by Celebaglar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11740
Views: 519913

Blast! Didn't think I'd recognise any - now I have think of one of my own. :lol:

Right, here goes:

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by Celebaglar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11740
Views: 519913

Knockout on the C64?
by Celebaglar
Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What home micro had the best version of Basic?
Replies: 43
Views: 3758

CraigGrannell wrote:
C64 18% [ 7 ]
Man, the loony bin's going to be full tonight.
:lol: