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by ivarf
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If You Could Choose One System
Replies: 81
Views: 4110

Re: If You Could Choose One System

c0nfu53d wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:57 am
I want to say Amstrad CPC but if I'm honest and remove my rose tinted glasses then this is the easiest question ever.

Super Nintendo.
No way I would have chosen a Nintendo. I may have gone for an Amstrad CPC, but I think in the end the best choice is a PC Engine with the whole library of games
by ivarf
Mon May 01, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS

C64GS has some great games too... Navy Seals, Pang :lol: Seriously, the GS helped create some amazing carts that also work on the standard C64. Whereas the GX4000 and Plus range were a bit of a dead end... Seriously though, compare Navy Seals and Pang on the two systems and you will see that the re...
by ivarf
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "
Replies: 66
Views: 1675

Re: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "

Katzkatz wrote:Was getting the famous "green screen" monitor for the CPC, the wrong horse?
Probably for gaming, but the good resolution of the green monitor made it much better than the colour one for 80 character screens, ie serious work and coding
by ivarf
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "
Replies: 66
Views: 1675

Re: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "

I assumed this discussion had turned into a discussion about cheap and expensive computers and the British class system by now... 8)
by ivarf
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "
Replies: 66
Views: 1675

Re: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "

RodimusPrime wrote:
We all know Amstrad is the best really.

I wonder how many of them went on to well paid jobs compared to the Speccy and c64 users. In other words did the Amstrad users get something extra from their machines that give them extra personal value in the work market even today?
by ivarf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q6 ATARI 7800 VS ACTION MAX
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Console battle Q6 ATARI 7800 VS ACTION MAX

I couldn't remember anything about the Action Max, but a a VHS vibe... Googled it now, thanks for the memories. Haven't heard about that one for many many years.
by ivarf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console Battle Q2 COLECOVISION VS INTELLIVISION
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Console Battle Q2 COLECOVISION VS INTELLIVISION

I have only tried these through emulation, my memory of them were two equel machines, to the point that I felt that one was a clone of the other. Back in the days I longed for the Colecovision and the impressive unreleased add-on that would make it a real computer. Very nice looking machine
by ivarf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q7 SUPER NINTENDO VS MEGADRIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 771

Re: Console battle Q7 SUPER NINTENDO VS MEGADRIVE

RodimusPrime wrote:
ivarf wrote:Would have voted for the Megadrive as I never got much fun out of my SNES. Sega is always better ;)
Would have? is it not letting you vote anymore.
I think it had closed when I posted that
by ivarf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: console battle Q10 SEGA SATURN VS PLAYSTATION 1
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: console battle Q10 SEGA SATURN VS PLAYSTATION 1

I love everything Sega, but still voted Playstation 1
by ivarf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: console battle Q14 XBOX 360 VS PLAYSTATION 3
Replies: 22
Views: 599

Re: console battle Q14 XBOX 360 VS PLAYSTATION 3

Xbox 360, it's not by Sony or Nintendo, so it's obviously the best choice
by ivarf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: console battle Q12 SEGA DREAMCAST VS PLAYSTATION 2
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: console battle Q12 SEGA DREAMCAST VS PLAYSTATION 2

For people that have played both systems a lot, I can't see why they voted PS2
by ivarf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q7 SUPER NINTENDO VS MEGADRIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 771

Re: Console battle Q7 SUPER NINTENDO VS MEGADRIVE

Would have voted for the Megadrive as I never got much fun out of my SNES. Sega is always better ;)
by ivarf
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS

Should this not be in the main section? Anyway, GX4000 is definitely the better machine, at least it improved the hardware. What were the different specs? Did they make the GX4000 more powerful than the standard 464? Repost of my previous post in this thread! :shock: Even the bog standard Amstrad C...
by ivarf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS

Even the bog standard Amstrad CPC can do things like what are shown below Pinball Dreams http://youtube.com/watch?v=AUnwb-Ujzh8 Batman Forever demo http://youtube.com/watch?v=QadPMxfQxS4 The GX4000 has hardware sprites, better hardware scrolling, DMA sound, 32 colours onscreen before any tricks are ...
by ivarf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Console battle Q4 AMSTRAD GX4000 VS COMMODORE C64GS

Best hardware? No discussion, the Amstrad GX4000, except for sound.
Best games? Discuss! My guess, if you pick only a handful games, the Amstrad wins