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by Limbrooke
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Japanese Sega Saturn shoot-em-ups
Replies: 65
Views: 1229

Re: Japanese Sega Saturn shoot-em-ups

Thanks a lot for your extensive and insighful analysis Mootown, never knew you were such a Thunder Force (or Thunderforce as you like to write it) fan. I have the Saturn version and unfortunatelly have only dabbled into it, but after such a passionate description of how good it is I'll be sure to c...
by Limbrooke
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Japanese Sega Saturn shoot-em-ups
Replies: 65
Views: 1229

Layer Section (Galactic Attack/RayForce/Gunlock) is a fine shooter with a good difficulty curve and a neat scoring mechanic. The more uncommon sequel Layer Section 2 is also not as bad as one might hear, if anything is inferior by a large margin it's the sound, when talking about the difference betw...
by Limbrooke
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 72 feedback thread....
Replies: 163
Views: 4748

Re: Re:

It's not an error. Shadows Over Mystara saw a limited release in Asian territories thanks to a company called MCB Interactive. Play-Asia has an entry for the game , but it's long since gone out of circulation. I did include a scan of the cover of the PC version when I supplied images for the featur...
by Limbrooke
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 72 feedback thread....
Replies: 163
Views: 4748

It struck me as odd that this guy, Joe Martin, was claimed the world record holder in Nemesis(Gradius arcade). I doubt he is number 1 when comparing the Japanese scores, even MARP has better scores. http://replay.marpirc.net/r/nemesis (Gradius - http://replay.marpirc.net/r/Gradius) Twin Galaxies is ...
by Limbrooke
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 70 Feedback thread
Replies: 185
Views: 5887

Re: Issue 70 Feedback thread

I believe the case was addressed a few issues earlier but I'd like to say it's nice to finally see in wide articles such as the Top 25 Dreamcast games the developers and the publishers getting credit/being listed. I expressed this gripe a while ago so it's a change for the better and one that better...
by Limbrooke
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rare PS2 games
Replies: 62
Views: 1988

Re: Rare PS2 games

Yeah, I would call Psyvariar rare... I see it all the time for a couple of quid in CEX, GS etc. I never see it over here in Ireland ok? OK ? ok! It's relative to the market. Your situation in Eire is not too dissimilar to our situation here in Canada. Being smaller, independent markets next to larg...
by Limbrooke
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: Thunder Force 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Thunder Force 3

Mootown, RKS, surely those scores are from Mania difficulty as even the world records for a Normal mode clear barely manage 1.4mil.
by Limbrooke
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best version of Slap Fight
Replies: 49
Views: 1270

Re: Best version of Slap Fight

Just went for the Amstrad version as appart from the Arcade (which I play quite often now) it was the only version I played as a kid on my CPC464 with the green screen!, just a question though...on the Arcade version as you first start if you don't do anything and get killed by the first shot you g...
by Limbrooke
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best version of Slap Fight
Replies: 49
Views: 1270

Re: Best version of Slap Fight

BTW what ever happend to Toaplan? After development of Batsugun was completed the company went bankrupt and had all it's assets confiscated. Technically the last official Toaplan game was Batsugun Special, a modified version of the original, but it was only ever shown at a trade show in 1994. Yes, ...
by Limbrooke
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wolfenstein DOS BOX help
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Wolfenstein DOS BOX help

Sorry to dig this up but my advice is to avoid the whole Dosbox issue altogether and just use Windows Virtual PC with an install of Windows 95 or 98 at ones disposal. Makes for much more accurate running as it's not emulation on the same scale.
by Limbrooke
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Recommend me some Gameboy games
Replies: 49
Views: 2650

Re: Recommend me some Gameboy games

Bionic Commando (GB) - this is a terrific game and more akin to the arcade BC than the NES game in some ways (mainly concerning the art direction). Only problem is finding a copy since otherwise it's quite enjoyable thanks to solid controls and nice music. Apart from that I'd recommend; Operation C,...
by Limbrooke
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dreamcast recommendations
Replies: 74
Views: 3765

Re: Dreamcast recommendations

I'm first to mention Sega Rally 2, that's quite odd. Despite having a frame-rate issue (possibly due to being rushed towards completion and running on the WinCE platform) it's superior to the arcade in all facets otherwise. It has lots of replay value too and for the usual price it goes for, you can...
by Limbrooke
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Super Aleste on the Super Nintendo - 1992
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Super Aleste on the Super Nintendo - 1992

Super Aleste is a bird's eye view/vertical scrolling space shoot'em up that was released on the Super Nintendo in 1992 by Toho. This was a Super Nintendo update version from the Aleste series. The game itself is very action packed with loads of enemies with some tough bosses and a variety of cool w...
by Limbrooke
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 61
Replies: 63
Views: 2496

Figures, the one time I actually catch one of these topics early it's about a topic I have no clue of. Thank you EST!
by Limbrooke
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 59 feedback
Replies: 104
Views: 6089

Not a bad issue although I didn't expect the isometric top 25 list, which was nice. I am sorely disapointed given the timeline covered that Age of Empires didn't make the cut nor Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon (or Deluxe). The latter might be more understandable since it's not as popular but AOE wa...