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by paranoid marvin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: top 12 martial arts games
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: top 12 martial arts games

WOTEF gets into any list, as does IK+ (Both C64 natch). No fireballs, no 6 button multi-combo moves, just 1 stick with 1 button and your own skill.

Others include Saboteur (speccy), Kung Fu Master (arcade and c64).
by paranoid marvin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 30 Years! Atari ST from Evesham Micros.
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: 30 Years! Atari ST from Evesham Micros.

My first ST was a new one, it came with a huge game bundle of about 20-30 games (think it was called the 'Power Pack') which comprised mainly of 8 bit games which had been updated to 16bit. Was a great machine, and I loved it until I saw that some of the newer games (particularyly from the likes of ...
by paranoid marvin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari : A Visual History Book
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Atari : A Visual History Book (Concept Project)

This looks very nice. If you're thinking of putting it on Kickstarter, I for sure would back it. Games at that time had some fantastic artwork in adverts and on boxes, which really fired the imagination where the in-game graphics could not, so hopefully that will come through in the book; certainly ...
by paranoid marvin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 5404

Re: games where the original was best

Dungeon Master. Chaos Strikes Back was more of the same, but stupidly hard and didn't have the 'feel' of the original; and the less said about other sequels the better. The first one felt so right, with brilliant atmosphere, and superb use of the torch/food/spells system, meaning that you were const...
by paranoid marvin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2018/19 Football season chat
Replies: 51
Views: 4135

Re: 2018/19 Football season chat

Title is there for the taking for City. Whilst Liverpool clearly have the edge over them in head to head, they won't have the ability to beat everyone home and away that Man City do. Spurs may struggle - you can't leave it down to Kane every season, and no signings is bizarre - and God alone knows w...
by paranoid marvin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 5404

Re: games where the original was best

I'll swear Afterburner, Outrun and Space Harrier were only 50p a go in my local arcade. 10p for the really old games, 20p for the new stuff in standard cabs, then the big moving cabs were 50p. £1 would give you 3 credits on the big games. Yep, that's what it was round my way too. Remember Dragons L...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Doctor Who Community Buzzing With Rumours
Replies: 684
Views: 22995

Re: Doctor Who Community Buzzing With Rumours

Haven't really watched Who 'properly' since Davison. Colin Baker didn't really fit and whilst really put the effort in, the scripts weren't up to much. Have I missed much since then? Well, there are so many Tom Baker, Pertwee and Troughton classics to get through that there is no need to watch any n...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 43
Views: 2935

Re: The first games you completed.

Yeah in Monty Is Innocent you played Sam Stoat - who also had his own game (Safe Breaker). It was actually a pretty short, neat game, and you could win it fairly easily - and end up not seeing half the rooms in the game. Totally different from the original and a little unfairly maligned imho. First ...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 5404

Re: games where the original was best

Outrun - for those like me who saw it in the arcade when it first came out- was a revelation. The graphics were amazing, the sound like nothing we'd heard before. It was £1 per go in a hydraulic cab. May not sound like a big deal now , but back then top games were 20p a go and 'classics' 10p, so you...
by paranoid marvin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 5404

Re: games where the original was best

Galaga was a sequel! Galaxian is the original! I would say Robocop, Outrun, Double Dragon, Tetris and Lemmings. I think yes to all of these. Yes to all, aside from Outrun. If it weren't for this forum, I'd probably have never have tried (and bought) Outrun 2 and Coast to Coast. Its vastly superior ...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Europe's largest arcade - in Bury !
Replies: 142
Views: 4466

Re: Europe's largest arcade - in Bury !

Arkanoid arcade has a great, heavy, metal dial controller that works really well. Can't say I ever saw it with buttons (other than home conversions) and certainly not with a trackball.
by paranoid marvin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for David Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 1558

Re: Questions for David Jones

What did you think of your Magic Knight games (after Finders Keepers) only coming out on budget; especially when they were often better than much of the full price stuff out there?
by paranoid marvin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 2004

Re: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?

Tetris is not a puzzle game, there's nothing to solve, it's a twitch reaction arcade game. But in term of "Tetris style" games, there's been like a billion clones each trying to add their own (Dr) Spin to proceedings. Although there are some interesting variations, most of the gimmicks are pretty u...
by paranoid marvin
Sun May 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 5404

Re: games where the original was best

Jack The Nipper Rolling Thunder Golden Axe Toejam & Earl Grand Theft Auto (Original 1997 PS1 release) In and of themselves I rather liked the sequels of these games - Except Jack The Nipper II, which I just never got into - but the originals were certainly better than their sequels. Same here , esp...
by paranoid marvin
Fri May 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 181
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

A 'Where's Willy'?