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by ivarf
Mon May 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?
Replies: 144
Views: 2612

Re: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?

You do have to wonder how this is still an argument though, there was one game which defined 80s 8-bit gaming. It sat in the charts for, well basically forever. And that game was Robocop. As to the Atari 8-bits.... *tumbleweed blows past... :wink: Please tell me more about the Atari 8-bit version.
by ivarf
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A machine/s you just couldnt feel the love for?
Replies: 85
Views: 1540

Re: A machine/s you just couldnt feel the love for?

I don't feel the love for the ZX, I more pity it. Even more so for the 128K models and how they were paraded around as upgrades. Why do you 'pity' it ? Are you an upset Amstrad fan ? ;) Back in the early 80's it was huge to go from 48k to 128k. Granted some games were 'lazy' and just added music to...
by ivarf
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Yie Ar Kung Fu
Replies: 24
Views: 815

Re: Yie Ar Kung Fu

I remember we played it a lot, but I can't remember if it was the C64 or Spectrum version we played most, since we played both. I know it wasn't the CPC version that runs at half the speed of the others. Try to PLAY both the C64 and Amstrad version. Then come back and tell us which versions speed g...
by ivarf
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Yie Ar Kung Fu
Replies: 24
Views: 815

Re: Yie Ar Kung Fu

This is one of the games where the Amstrad CPC version is the best. Such a lovely game. The only versions to beat it are on modern machines that are running the game in emulation. It's interesting to hear such an early game that speaks - Chinese! Che che You can find a video of all the versions here...
by ivarf
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1453

Re: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best

With the title you've got for this thread i doubt you'll get many neutral fans agreeing. Again the Amstrad was a very good machine, just for the majority in the UK it arrived a fraction too late, people were already dipping their toes into this new 'computer' stuff and buying their kids a C64 or Sp...
by ivarf
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1453

Re: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best

Those colours are plain horrible. They'd look nicer on the green monitor! When I got my Dreamcast 15 years ago, I felt like coming home, the same good shiny saturated colours. They shine even more on a real monitor, we all had RGB monitors. The composite sh it used on the C64 and Spectrum was just ...
by ivarf
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1453

Re: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best

On the vector graphics front, you forgot Space Harrier ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: There will always be good and bad ports. But in my opinion the CPC has more good arcade ports than the C64 and ZX Spectrum That's my recollection too. Although I'd have killed to have the C64 version of Bu...
by ivarf
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1453

Re: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best

joefish wrote:On the vector graphics front, you forgot Space Harrier! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:
There will always be good and bad ports. But in my opinion the CPC has more good arcade ports than the C64 and ZX Spectrum
by ivarf
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1453

Re: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best

Head Over Heels is a good example. It uses high resolution comparable to the Speccy version, runs at a decent speed like the Speccy version (unlike the C64 which is slow), but has more colour without sacrificing detail. Don't know about sound, but on the other evidence, CPC wins. Interestingly the ...
by ivarf
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1453

Re: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best

slacey1070 wrote: The best game on the Amstrad was Steve Davis snooker... spent way too long playing that at work.
Is this a joke? The game isn´t anything special, but not very bad either
by ivarf
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spanish version of Retrogamer mag?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Spanish version of Retrogamer mag?

Gibberish Driftwood wrote:Do you have any plans on publishing material from the spanish Retro Gamer?
That article about Livingstone for example.
Or from the French one?
by ivarf
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Were Atari really any good at making home consoles.
Replies: 121
Views: 2214

Re: Were Atari really any good at making home consoles.

RodimusPrime wrote:That's even worse though, to constantly have the most powerful hardware yet still not be able get on top is really really bad management.
That sounds like Commodore after Traimiel
by ivarf
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum: sales numbers for the different models
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Spectrum: sales numbers for the different models

The Spectrum is loved by many on this forum. Can anyone give sales estimates for the different Spectrum models?

Sinclair 16k , 48k, 128k, rubber and non rubber models, +2 and +3. Any more?
by ivarf
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone still refusing to play a rival system from childhood
Replies: 81
Views: 1647

Re: Anyone still refusing to play a rival system from childh

Bomb Jack on the C64 is criticised because it plays just wrong. You cannot collect the bombs in order and get a 50 000 bonus Amazing how nostalgia overcomes all of these issues. The C64 version of Bomb Jack is the one I grew up with and absolutely adored. I occasionally play it today via emulators ...
by ivarf
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone still refusing to play a rival system from childhood
Replies: 81
Views: 1647

Re: Anyone still refusing to play a rival system from childh

Bomb Jack on the C64 is criticised because it plays just wrong. You cannot collect the bombs in order and get a 50 000 bonus Amazing how nostalgia overcomes all of these issues. The C64 version of Bomb Jack is the one I grew up with and absolutely adored. I occasionally play it today via emulators ...