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by ivarf
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: IKARI WARRIORS!
Replies: 37
Views: 1593

Can anyone that have played BOTH the Amstrad CPC version and C64 version on real machines let us know what they think about how these versions compare?
by ivarf
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which version of Commando looks best of these two?
Replies: 58
Views: 3336

I ended up voting for the Spectrum-version. Mono gfx can be ok, although I think it would have looked better with less colour - just black on top of the background colour. Green threes, blue men, man that look bad. When the extra colour isn't used for shading it actually make the game look worse
by ivarf
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 27904

I do not know about Roland in Time, but most of the Roland games were converted from other platforms. Take a look at Fred on the Spectrum: http://i2.turboimagehost.com/t/373087_fred_screen.gif looks a lot like Roland on the Ropes on the CPC doesn't it? Roland on the Ropes CPC http://cpcgamereviews.c...
by ivarf
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 27904

What were the launch prices of the CPC 464? I believe £249 for the greenscreen version and £349 for the colour one. Can anyone confirm this? BTW, in keeping in the spirit of this thread: Did you know that Frogger orginated on the CPC+ and that CPC+ motherboards were used in the early 1982 coinups?...
by ivarf
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 27904

Confusing the Amiga and the Atari ST are we? The Amiga do NOT have an AY sound chip. If I wanted to tell the world how great my CPC is, the AY wouldn't be on my brag-list...
by ivarf
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Keeping mint things mint
Replies: 229
Views: 8180

If I buy an ultrarare game that noone noone else have and no image of it exists on the net, I would definately open it to make an image, preserve the game and probably share it with the rest of the community. I might have kept the game or sold it before making the code public... What would you have ...
by ivarf
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which version of Commando looks best of these two?
Replies: 58
Views: 3336

When I started this thread, my bias was pro the C64-version. When I saw the videos, I became unsure. I am all CPC, so I am used to seeing both C64 and Spectrum resolution graphics. My vote is still pending.

Videos from the BBC version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4HUWcFREKY
by ivarf
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which version of Commando looks best of these two?
Replies: 58
Views: 3336

Which version of Commando looks best of these two?

The superb gfx from the Spectrum version A video of it can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOk2uYP03fE http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7193/111119326803md7.png or the c64 blocky mess gfx a video of it can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDAhixO2t5w http://img231.imagesha...
by ivarf
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: dreamcast review
Replies: 118
Views: 9171

A machine is retro when some people due to the machines presumed very low secondhand value, do not bother to sell it but rather throws it in the bin or gives it away. Of course some time later their value may increase again
by ivarf
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ive turned my wife into an amstrad retro gamer!
Replies: 42
Views: 1903

There are too many trolls and thread-jackers on this forum. Please grow up
by ivarf
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ive turned my wife into an amstrad retro gamer!
Replies: 42
Views: 1903

Here are the best games on the Amstrad CPC as voted by the users of this board. Read the full thread here http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6267&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=amstrad&start=0 5 votes Barbarian Head over heels Renegade 4 votes Arkanoid Ikari Warriors Rainbow Islands...
by ivarf
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11659
Views: 497282

A Spectrum-game from Micro-Gen?
by ivarf
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: The IBM PC, as a videogame platform.
Replies: 109
Views: 8352

Other platforms may have better games than PCs of the early ninties, who cares? Well I don't, I returned my Amiga 600 after a week ;p The point is, for some the Spectrum, c64 or Amiga is the retro-platform of choice, others love CPCs, old PC games or MSX I look forward to more coverage of old PC games