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by ivarf
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Future acquire Imagine
Replies: 128
Views: 5696

Re: Future acquire Imagine

Future Publishing started publishing with Amstrad Action.
This is like Amstrads takeover of Sinclair all over again. :lol:
by ivarf
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1399

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

I never liked Gryzor on the Amstrad... the flick screen made me feel sick. On stills it looks great though. https://contrapedia.wordpress.com/contra-conversions-cpc/ "Gryzor for the Amstrad CPC is one of the earliest home versions of Contra (Gryzor, in particular). Licensed by Konami, this and a co...
by ivarf
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Five 8-bit Games You'd Still Play Today
Replies: 39
Views: 640

Re: Five 8-bit Games You'd Still Play Today

All of mine are for the CPC. Fruit Machine (Amsoft) - | still love firing it up nowadays. Of course, anyone epileptic near me would likely need serious medical assistance whenever I get the jackpot... I thought i was the only person who liked that game. Played it loads. Fruit Machine started the ga...
by ivarf
Thu May 12, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Worst quality computer/console hardware revision?
Replies: 26
Views: 427

Re: Worst quality computer/console hardware revision?

Anything produced by Sinclair, although cheap, they knew little about quality electronics. I am not saying that machines are a bad package, they just took shortcuts and bad design decisions that just didn't make sense. Much in the same way as many of the cheap unreliable Chinese products of today
by ivarf
Thu May 05, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?
Replies: 144
Views: 2119

Re: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?

paranoid marvin wrote: For every Kung Fu Master there's a Chase HQ.
So what does this mean then? For every average C64 game there is a crap one?
by ivarf
Wed May 04, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?
Replies: 144
Views: 2119

Re: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?

For every Kung Fu Master there's a Chase HQ. On my Amstrad CPC Chase HQ is by most people considered being an excellent game, the same on Spectrum. Still, I prefer Kung Fu Master choosing between the two on the Amstrad. I find it much more playable. Kung Fu Master on the C64 is a great conversion i...
by ivarf
Mon May 02, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?
Replies: 144
Views: 2119

Re: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?

That Atari 8bit Bomb Jack looks good - looks very C64 though! and the music still isn't as good as the original C64 version.(imho).... BUT - the Atari one was done in 2008 so only fair to compare it to the new C64 version that is indeed better looking and sounding that that version.... ATARI A8 200...
by ivarf
Mon May 02, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which was really better - 64 or ZX?
Replies: 144
Views: 2119

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 6:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A machine/s you just couldnt feel the love for?
Replies: 85
Views: 1326

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 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Yie Ar Kung Fu
Replies: 24
Views: 503

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 9:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Yie Ar Kung Fu
Replies: 24
Views: 503

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 6:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1399

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 8:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1399

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 4:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1399

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 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Safe to say, with hindsight that the CPC was the best
Replies: 84
Views: 1399

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