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by paranoid marvin
Fri May 18, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games would you like to see remastered?
Replies: 39
Views: 2440

Re: What games would you like to see remastered?

I've been playing Arnhem, Desert Rats and Vulcan lately and think they'd all stand up well with a modernized user interface and graphics. I think what's particularly nice about them is that they find a middle ground between the unrealistic board game mechanics of games like Civilization and the rea...
by paranoid marvin
Fri May 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2017/18 Football season chat
Replies: 97
Views: 3724

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Season is barely over and already another two Premier League managers have gone. Sam Allardyce has been sacked as Everton manager and David Moyes has left West Ham. Atletico Madrid won the Europa League by beating Marseille 3-0. Moyes wss never the right fit at West Ham. Altbough he would do a good...
by paranoid marvin
Fri May 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open
Replies: 36
Views: 1366

Re: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open

merman wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:43 am
Third stretch goal reached - so for £15 you get the annual, a ZZAP calendar and an enamel badge.
Great news!. Any reason it's a Sizzler instead of a Gold Medal?
by paranoid marvin
Wed May 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which arcade game were you best at
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Which arcade game were you best at

I could do ok on Double Dragon using the backward elbow, and Euro Football Champ i'd usually get to the semis and Tecmo world Cup i could usually win every time. That's
about it though!
by paranoid marvin
Wed May 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zzap!64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Zzap!64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter

I think the content has already been decided, but it's something I could do... Sounds good, I'd certainly back it. We seem to have so many books now about games we've played and none about those games that didn't quite make it. And if the old Zzap! crew gave them reviews same as they did back in th...
by paranoid marvin
Tue May 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zzap!64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter
Replies: 11
Views: 651

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. I think the content has already been decided, but it's something I could do... Sounds good, I'd certainly back it. We s...
by paranoid marvin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open
Replies: 36
Views: 1366

Re: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open

I'm in with this, this is the first kickstarter campaign Ive decided to be patient enough for. :D just a liiitle bit disappointed that (as far as I can see) Paul Glancey wont be having anything to do with it as he was my favourite reviewer.. but admittedly havent looked all that closely yet. If you...
by paranoid marvin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

Re: games where the original was best

Much preferred originalVirtua Tennis to 2 as it was an easier more fun game, as were the mini games. Also The Secret of Monkey Island was better than all the sequels. I don't understand when people say Le Chuck is the best; it's much bigger but that makes it harder, Guybrush is meaner and not as muc...
by paranoid marvin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2017/18 Football season chat
Replies: 97
Views: 3724

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Not sure what Wenger's replacement is going to do. You need to spend £50m+ to get a finished article who will do well in the the PL, world class after the WC is gonna be min £80m probably £100m plus. Arsenal aren't going to win the league with the squad they've got, and aren't prepared to pay the ca...
by paranoid marvin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zzap!64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter
Replies: 11
Views: 651

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 3:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

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 3:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

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 5:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

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 5:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Discuss: Spectrum vs Amstrad Gaming
Replies: 49
Views: 2443

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 4:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

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...