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by paranoid marvin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Renting videotapes
Replies: 161
Views: 13836

Re: Renting videotapes

I'm currently in the process of downsizing my Blu-Rays, HD-DVDs, DVDs and VHS to a more manageable level. My master plan is to have the lion's share of films in Blu-Ray and keep the legacy formats for films that are either unavailable on BR, have special features that are unavailable on BR, have a ...
by paranoid marvin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 215
Views: 16771

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

As for value for money; you're getting a machine plus controllers plus 20 games for about £100. In this day and age, that really is not a lot of money and good value at around a fiver a game (with a 'free' machine). Obviously it depends on what games are there as to whether you would want it, but en...
by paranoid marvin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 215
Views: 16771

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I doubt they will make a CD drive add-on officially available as A.it would kind of go against the whole 'mini' thing (you may as well just have a slimline PS one) and B. It would mean less sales from the Sony store. This machine - like the others before - will be targetted at the MAINSTREAM audienc...
by paranoid marvin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?
Replies: 45
Views: 2745

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

A Vectrex would be amazing! Other than that I'd quite like an Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx and a Gamecube with additional Gameboy Player content. Problem with Vectrex is that once you take it out of it's dedicated cab it loses at lot of what makes it worth playing. The only way to properly play the sys...
by paranoid marvin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?
Replies: 45
Views: 2745

Re: What System would you like to a 'Classic' console for?

The only one I want is Mini N64. Pilotwings, Waverace, Mario 64, Mario Kart, Blast Corps, Orcarina and Majora plus another dozen or so classics? Yes please. In fact the N64 only has about two dozen really great games, with many of the rest being stinkers, so if they include the best 20-25 Nintendo a...
by paranoid marvin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 3434

Re: Which Dreamcast?

Yeah Space Channel 5 is aces. Also worth checking out Crazy Taxi 1 and 2, Virtua Tennis (though i don't like the sequel so much) Jet Set Radio, 18 Wheeler, Star Wars Pod Racer and Soul Calibur.
by paranoid marvin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 3434

Re: Which Dreamcast?

For scrolling shooters there's Ikaruga, but cheaper and (imho) more fun Gunbird 2.
by paranoid marvin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 3434

Re: Which Dreamcast?

The lightgun was fairly poorly supported with games. Virtua Cop 2 only came out with the US Sega Smash Pack; I'm not sure if a UK gun is compatible?

House of the Dead is about the inly decent UK game, and that's really fun. As is Typing of the Dead if you get a keyboard.
by paranoid marvin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 325
Views: 16444

Re: The Star Wars thread

Jedi was badly written, badly directed...just bad. Here's me think Disney were getting it right with Force Awakens and Rogue One, but this film is an utter mess. Poorly written, poorly directed. Yes the Leia scene is really bad - on a par with squeezing Jabba in to re-mastered ANH. And why have a p...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 325
Views: 16444

Re: The Star Wars thread

Jedi was badly written, badly directed...just bad. Here's me think Disney were getting it right with Force Awakens and Rogue One, but this film is an utter mess. Poorly written, poorly directed. Yes the Leia scene is really bad - on a par with squeezing Jabba in to re-mastered ANH. And why have a pl...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 3434

Re: Which Dreamcast?

The thing that killed the DC for me was that they didn't get Madden or FIFA ; in fact they got little from EA who were arguably the top third party publisher at that time. The Dreamcast didn't get anything from EA but the SWS and NFL games Sega released in their place were good and more than made u...
by paranoid marvin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 3434

Re: Which Dreamcast?

The thing that killed the DC for me was that they didn't get Madden or FIFA ; in fact they got little from EA who were arguably the top third party publisher at that time. The lack of a DVD player was also a mistake, even if it would have added another £30-£50 to the cost. They also seemed to want t...
by paranoid marvin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14839
Views: 267087

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Raiders of the Lost Ark. Absolutely years since I've seen it, but still as good. The nunchuck/coathanger scene is still as memorsble!
by paranoid marvin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: top 12 martial arts games
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: top 12 martial arts games

Ye Ar Kung Fu Way Of The Exploding Fist Budokan I remember those with particular fondness! :D Yie Ar was great fun (iirc C64 was best as it had all the badies inc the brillo Chain) but most of the time was spent jump across the screen and mashing the stick; there didn't seem much strategy to it lik...
by paranoid marvin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: top 12 martial arts games
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: top 12 martial arts games

For me Renegade should be on the list as it's equal to DD. In fact with 1 player, it's better. Much more gritty and violent. Also Shadow Dancer is better than the original Shinobi. As for WOTEF being a copy of Karate Champ; same could be said of all 2d one-on-one fighters. But although Fist is VERY ...