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by paranoid marvin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zzap!64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Zzap!64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter

Good, this needed to happen. Crash! was done really well. I'd really like to see some of the 'games that weren't' reviewed rather than homebrew, and the c64 has a number of those.
by paranoid marvin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 1879

Re: games where the original was best

Also OutRun as a racing sim? It was definitely an arcade racer, pure and simple. I'm not saying it was a sim racer; aside from a few isolated early examples like Chequered Flag and Revs - which weren't likely to have much influence on Japanese arcade manufacturers - sim racing as a genre didn't rea...
by paranoid marvin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 1879

Re: games where the original was best

it helps that the cab is a dual cab, allowing you to race a mate (another thing that makes 2 better) It isn't just a dual cab, you can link cabs too! Our local arcade used to have a row of 3 or 4 cabs all connected for link play. Its one of the few cabs I've seen Mrs Ant really enjoy. Yes there was...
by paranoid marvin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 1879

Re: games where the original was best

I agree that it's an unfair comparison to compare OutRun and OutRun, but the OP is asking which games have the original as best, and OutRun ain't better than OutRun 2. And I can't agree that 2 is a remake because apart from being able to choose the same car and the same music it's completely differe...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Sorry yeah you're right, I was thinking Christmas 1985 prices. No doubt Sugar was astute selling machines with everything bundled in, appealing to parents , esp those who knew little about the computers and what was required to run them properly. Did you really want that nightmare scenario where li...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 1879

Re: games where the original was best

I would say Robocop, Outrun, Double Dragon, Tetris and Lemmings. Outrun is definitely better than Turbo or Outrunners, and the 8/16 bit console/handheld variants....but Outrun 2 is just in a league of its own in the series (even though i still enjoy and love the original). Outrun 2/Coast to Coast 2...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Also by Christmas 1984 the 48k Speccy was down to about £80-£90, the C64 about double that. That still made the CPC almost double the price of a C64 and quadruple that of a Speccy. The 80s were hard times for many parents and £350-£400 for a CPC was simply beyond their reach. You're way off with th...
by paranoid marvin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Don't forget as well that the CPC only came out in 1984. For other kids you would hang around with (usually your year and the one above) would already have had Christmasses 1982 and 1983 to get computers. By this stage we pretty much all had got Speccies and C64, so by the time Christmas 1984 came a...
by paranoid marvin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

I'd think that the CPC sold well to people who were looking to get into the more serious aspects of computing. Without any official support for monitors and disk drives, the Spectrum was a bit of a non-starter in that department, and Commodore's options were somewhat underwhelming (no 80 column opt...
by paranoid marvin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

PostieDoc wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:07 pm
This thread is irrelevant as we all know that the Commodore Plus/4 was the best.
Any computer named after a pair of pants gets my vote!
by paranoid marvin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

It is amazing how things could change though. If my best mate had an Amstrad that Xmas then i would have followed him months later and got one for my birthday (or next xmas). Back then computers were new as anything, instead or parents buying their kids a £20 Tomy and a few star wars figures sudden...
by paranoid marvin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

I had mates who had a Speccy; they played ace games like Atic Atac, 3dAnt Attack, 3d Starstrike and read a great mag called Crash! So I got one. I then saw the C64 in WH Smith and was blown away by the speech in Impossible Mission, the music in Wizball and the graphics in games like Labyrinth and Re...
by paranoid marvin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming

Doesn't matter what the technical abilities of a system are, or how many 'bits' it has. Doesn't matter if it was great at word processing or was useful to museums. All that matters is 'where the games any good?'. Games made specifically for the Amstrad were usually fairly decent, but most games were...
by paranoid marvin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy moments that have really made you laugh
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Comedy moments that have really made you laugh

There's not much that makes me laugh out loud, but 'Bottom' episode 'Gas' always does. That episode was good but there are a ton of other episodes I find funnier. Smells (the sex spray episode), Richie's Birthday, the Christmas Episode, the camping episode. I could go on forever. WOMBLES!!!
by paranoid marvin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy moments that have really made you laugh
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Comedy moments that have really made you laugh

There's not much that makes me laugh out loud, but 'Bottom' episode 'Gas' always does. Also some bits from Allo Allo, esp 'Flick the Gestapo' and the 'Gestapo Dance' scenes