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by Chinnico
Thu May 26, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11688
Views: 506051

Re: Screenshot challenge.

'Looks like a port of the C64 Game 'Atom Ant: Up and Atom'. I'd say Spectrum, by the look of it.

As a child I used to watch the cartoons, so I recognised the character. Not that I had ever played the game.'

Damn... beaten by the second.... :mrgreen:
by Chinnico
Wed May 25, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was your first "wow" moment
Replies: 61
Views: 1417

Re: What was your first "wow" moment

Easy!!
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by Chinnico
Wed May 25, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Small or silly things that can turn you off a game.
Replies: 92
Views: 2331

Re: Small or silly things that can turn you off a game.

I agree with the comment about games supposedly putting the player under pressure and then allowing them to browse around for ages, without doing anything about the situation they should instead be facing. This is particularly silly in RPGs and massively in MMORPGs. Another thing that puts me off is...
by Chinnico
Sun May 22, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Cheats engrained in your memory
Replies: 74
Views: 2118

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

OOH! And MOTHERF___INGKIWIBASTARDS in New Zealand Story on Amiga also.Infinite lives I think. It actually was MOTHERF__KENKIWIBASTARD. I learned to type it at the speed of light, definetly improving my typing skills. Another quick typing string was SYS64738 on the C64, but hey... that wasn't really...
by Chinnico
Thu May 12, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Other people's save files
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Other people's save files

Yeah, in fairness using an obscure button combo is better than the game just asking you if you want to delete it. One slip on the d-pad and you've blown weeks of hard work. When my then-5-years-old nephew 'accidentally' deleted my save with 92 collected stars from my Mario64 cartridge ('Uncle, what...
by Chinnico
Tue May 10, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: TOTAL ANNIHILATION....
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: TOTAL ANNIHILATION....

I loved every single bit of Total Annihilation. Watching the intro sends chills running down my spine still today and the soundtrack has secured a firm place on my mp3 player a long time ago.
by Chinnico
Tue May 10, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Board game versions of arcade games
Replies: 17
Views: 1787

Re: Board game versions of arcade games

I had the PacMan board game too, when I was a kid! I knew of a few others from MB, such as Frogger and Donkey Kong, but I really didn't realise there were so many out there until I saw Stu's picture. Amazing. I definitely look forward to some coverage in the mag. I believe the readers can 'sustain' ...
by Chinnico
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The best Intellivision games
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: The best Intellivision games

Intellivision was a great console for multiplayer. Snafu is indeed very funny, but also many of the sport series games were IMHO excellent, in particular Soccer, Hockey and Tennis. I seem to remember that both boxing and basketball games were good enough games too. Mattel games aside, almost anythin...
by Chinnico
Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: King's/Space/Police Quest
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: King's/Space/Police Quest

Space Quest II was the first Sierra adventure game I ever played, back then on my Amiga 500. Although the graphics was a direct port from the PC version (in 16 colours, fortunately) and the sound was just as bad (blip! blop! buuuuzzzzz!...), I was completely blown away by the gameplay. It was a drea...
by Chinnico
Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Zelda Love
Replies: 62
Views: 3238

Re: From the Forum Zelda Love

I haven't played many Zelda games, but those I did, I played them to the very end. Both A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time were in my opinion practically flawless. So I'd pick Ocarina of Time as a favourite for it being able to bring perfection to a further dimension.
by Chinnico
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mis-information
Replies: 62
Views: 1628

Re: Mis-information

647 wrote:"hey peter, it's me, John." "What do you need help with?" "That system you gave me won't work!" "That was a controller" "oh"
I suppose you were talking about Steel Battalion... :D
by Chinnico
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Issue 90
Replies: 82
Views: 4943

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

I really didn't realise the difference untill quite late. Actually when I went through C64 to Amiga 500 in 1988, for me it was just another transition to a 'better system', just as the previous ones from Atari VCS to Coleco to C64 had been like. Then the italian edition of Zzap! (which at the time h...
by Chinnico
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mis-information
Replies: 62
Views: 1628

Re: Mis-information

The counter girl at the local game shop (yes, a girl...) was trying to convince me to buy one of their last 3Dfx Voodoo cards (with reduced prices), so that when in the next couple of months the new 3Dfx Voodoo 2 cards would come out, I could buy one of those too and put the both of them in SLI mode...
by Chinnico
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Old Cabinets
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: The Old Cabinets

I wish I could have played one of those: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers
by Chinnico
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for next castaway - Ian 'Psygnosis' Grieve
Replies: 13
Views: 2433

Re: Questions for next castaway - Ian 'Psygnosis' Grieve

Thanks chaps - some good lines of inquiry there. I'm speaking to Ian 9pm tomorrow night (tuesday) so get anything you'd like asking in before then. Ta all. So I guess it's too late to ask if we'll ever see a sequel to Drakan. The game was absolutely great, but the ending (actually a 'what will happ...