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by RetroENZO
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who's the boss?
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Sorry you're right. Phoenix, not Galaxians. Must admit I never liked either game so mixed them up. But were they called bosses when they were made? I thought that the word "boss" when referring to a bigger bad guy was a more recent phenomenon. I defintely remember magazines just calling them end-of-...
by RetroENZO
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who's the boss?
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Who's the boss?

This month's complete guide to shmups shows us the very first "boss" in Galaxians. However... they weren't called bosses back then (were they?) I remember the term "boss" only starting to come about for the end of level bad guys in games like Renegade, when they were literally the boss of the gang y...
by RetroENZO
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You've got to be kidding.
Replies: 10
Views: 958

How do you transfer gamer points anyway? Or do they just give you a new gamertag?
by RetroENZO
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro games that need the Wii treatment
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Not retro but FIFA!!!!

I'd love to see how Nintendo will do a soccer game on the Wii. At least in keeping with the realistic aspects of other sports games (using the controller as golf clubs, tennis racquets, bowling balls, boxing gloves).

Strap your controller to your feet and kick it around?
by RetroENZO
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Can the PS2 be considered "Retro"
Replies: 84
Views: 3735

Isn't there a new special limited ceramic edition of the PS2 coming out too? Sony still make them, they're planning a new model. What's the problem? However, I would seriously like to hear the reasons for why the two people have said that the PS2 is retro. And if they were joking, I think the mag sh...
by RetroENZO
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The all new Red Dwarf thread
Replies: 58
Views: 5476

Good point. I got that DVD set too.

I have all eight series on the 2 or 3 disc sets. I didn't buy the "Just the shows" sets. I kind of wish that the first three series on DVD also had "Remastered" versions with CGI FX.
by RetroENZO
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The all new Red Dwarf thread
Replies: 58
Views: 5476

I thought Red Dwarf VIII was up there with some of the best episodes of the first six series. It certainly had some of the funniest lines ('the police don't like it when you get rat-arsed') and restored the bunk scenes. Red Dwarf VII is probably the weakest series of them all... BUT it's still more ...
by RetroENZO
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The all new Red Dwarf thread
Replies: 58
Views: 5476

Is that the annual Dimension Jump con?

I've never actually been but I went to the Trek Dwarf conventions in Leicester in the mid-90s.
by RetroENZO
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Can the PS2 be considered "Retro"
Replies: 84
Views: 3735

The PS2 still has a high percentage of games being produced on a regular basis. However, Retro Gamer has covered games produced on the machine - this month has got Crazy Taxi for instance. (Okay yes I know the magazine's referring to the Dreamcast version but the PS2 produced a good port). However.....
by RetroENZO
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Missing the point
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Missing the point

Any games played where you've completely missed the point of what you're meant to be doing? One to start you off: I never actually knew that Skool Daze had an aim. Maybe it was because I only ever had it on a C90 and never on an original cassette. I just thought you had to get to the end of the scho...
by RetroENZO
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Colin McRae Has Died
Replies: 27
Views: 1491

It's a shame. We have now lost both British World Rally Champions. More of a shame as he was meant to have been representing Scotland at the Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium this December.
by RetroENZO
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite HBO drama series
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Of those I only saw Carnivale... and that wasn't particularly brilliant. I abstain from voting.
by RetroENZO
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite British TV Detective
Replies: 27
Views: 1530

Sorry but I'd have to say opium addict Holmes too.

In fact, isn't he the only British detective?
by RetroENZO
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rugby World Cup on ITV
Replies: 2
Views: 389

VERY annoyed that I have to watch ITV London to watch the Italian Grand Prix today because the Wales v Canada match is on ITV1 in Wales.
by RetroENZO
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games cameoing in other games
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Games cameoing in other games

The thread about games/consoles appearing in films and tv series made me wonder if games/consoles have been mentioned in other games. Not simply sequels or mini-games or spoofs (such as GTA, Driver, Getaway and True Crime all taking the censored out of each other) but examples like this: Stuntman ar...