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by Tabe
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega Saturn Collecting
Replies: 45
Views: 1424

Re: Sega Saturn Collecting

merman wrote:Finding boxed games in good condition is getting tougher - those stupid cardboard covers!
In the US we got hard plastic boxes.
by Tabe
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Greatest Apple II games
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Greatest Apple II games

My top 5: 1) Ultima IV - such an incredible revelation of an RPG with its emphasis on being virtuous and not a thieving, killing machine. I spent hundreds of hours playing this one and my story or dedication to it appeared in issue 50. 2) I.O. Silver - an overlooked classic, this action-puzzle take ...
by Tabe
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Proudest Gaming Achievement?
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Your Proudest Gaming Achievement?

Two: More than doubling my all-time high score on Time Pilot at a pinball convention after more than two decades of not playing an actual arcade game of it. My other came in college in the early 90s: I beat a friend of mine in NHL 93 or 94 - playing the entire game without a goalie. It was great!
by Tabe
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game documentaries?
Replies: 185
Views: 6290

Re: Video game documentaries?

Timothy Redux wrote:
Prof Mango B Coconut wrote:Tetris: From Russia with Love is a pretty good watch.
this would have actually made a good drama I thought. (But not from the GTA drama people please)
I need to find this one. Been on my list to watch for a long time now.
by Tabe
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fave pinball games?
Replies: 27
Views: 434

Re: Fave pinball games?

Man, so many favorites over the years... Night Mission Pinball (Apple IIe) Pro Pinball - all four different ones, but especially the first one ( The Web ) (PC) Pinball Fantasties (PC) Eight Ball Deluxe (PC) Pinball Adventure (PC) Pinball Arcade (PS3/PS4) Zen Pinball 2 (PS3/PS4) Crystal Caliburn (PC)...
by Tabe
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fave pinball games?
Replies: 27
Views: 434

Re: Fave pinball games?

goldenone wrote:Williams Pinball Classics is a fantastic collection.
Then you'd love Pinball Arcade. Same developers but significantly improved.
by Tabe
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fave pinball games?
Replies: 27
Views: 434

Re: Fave pinball games?

The Laird wrote:If you like pinball games you will LOVE the article I just wrote for the mag. 8)
AWESOME! I've easily bought more pinball games for various systems than any other Probably a hundred or more - at least.
by Tabe
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The twilight years of your favourite magazine
Replies: 43
Views: 659

Re: The twilight years of your favourite magazine

For me, the sad one was the loss of Next Generation magazine. I don't feel like it ever had "twilight years" or even a dropoff in quality. It was, far and away, the highest-quality videogame magazine available in the US during its entire run. High-end interviews, in-depth, intelligent articles, the ...
by Tabe
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No more TxK
Replies: 157
Views: 2511

Re: No more TxK

Interestingly, it looks like Atari let the Tempest 2000 trademark lapse, so Jeff might have a case if he's prepared to be dragged through the courts. That said, I wouldn't blame him for folding; it'd be a massive distraction and could cost him very dearly if he wasn't ultimately successful. Ah well...
by Tabe
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If you could buy an arcade machine..
Replies: 56
Views: 862

Re: If you could buy an arcade machine..

Time Pilot
Mappy
Ms. Pac-Man
by Tabe
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No more TxK
Replies: 157
Views: 2511

Re: No more TxK

Interestingly, it looks like Atari let the Tempest 2000 trademark lapse, so Jeff might have a case if he's prepared to be dragged through the courts. That said, I wouldn't blame him for folding; it'd be a massive distraction and could cost him very dearly if he wasn't ultimately successful. Ah well...
by Tabe
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Biggest Arcade Credit-Suckers
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Biggest Arcade Credit-Suckers

Definitely Gauntlet with its constant damage and draining of your characters. Great game though and one I was happy to drop five dollars worth of tokens into on many an occasion.
by Tabe
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: 'Bedrooms to Billions' film project - how you can help!
Replies: 296
Views: 16384

Re: 'Bedrooms to Billions' film project - how you can help!

Watched this over the weekend. Is it possible to think something is well done and yet still be disappointed? If so, that's where I am. In terms of production, the movie is well done, with better production values than I've seen in similar documentaries. As for the rest... I am a US gamer. 99% of my ...
by Tabe
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game documentaries?
Replies: 185
Views: 6290

Re: Video game documentaries?

Thanks for all the great suggestions in this thread, guys. I've added a bunch to my "need to watch" list that I'd never even heard of previously.
by Tabe
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: shmups
Replies: 249
Views: 9745

Re: shmups

Katzkatz wrote:Has anyone played the old DOS games : Raptor : Call of the Shadows and Tyrian? Did anyone have any memories of them?
Played and beat Raptor back in the day. Liked it a lot. Very classic gameplay. Liked Tyrian a lot as well, though I never beat it. Great graphics for the time.