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by davyK
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: My year of PS2
Replies: 27
Views: 1033

Re: My year of PS2

RType Final is worth a look. It splits opinion in the shmup community but the sheer audacity of its scope means it's worth a try. There are over 100 ships to unlock and dozens of power up orbs to combine with them. Once you get the Score Attack mode then it's like Gran Turismo for shmups! :) Sky Od...
by davyK
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 1870

Re: Change one thing?

Saturn using cartridges.

Would have been expensive but I like it.
by davyK
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 1870

Re: Change one thing?

RGB SCART on N64.

Dreamcast - battery the same as Saturn.
by davyK
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Original Wii Shop Channel To Close
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Original Wii Shop Channel To Close

Since the Wii is blown wide open this isn't a huge deal - but I'll be backing up my Wii SD card nonetheless.
by davyK
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games genres that you just don't like
Replies: 49
Views: 1502

Re: Games genres that you just don't like

FPS (liked Doom though), RPGs, Open world style GTA etc. Also dislike any sports sim, inc. driving. Like arcade takes on sports and driving though. To be honest - anything with a narrative tends to put me off. Anything that requires me to keep playing to prevent me forgetting what I am supposed to d...
by davyK
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Re: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores

Aye. Rare pushed the hardware - but too far in some cases. As you say - iffy framerates were more acceptable back in the day. A lot of 3D that gen on all 3 consoles hasn't aged too well for one reason or another. But of course there are still some nice examples. On N64 - those that stick with simple...
by davyK
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your greatest gaming gamble
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: Your greatest gaming gamble

During the early days of internet gaming sites there was talk of a 2D shooter for the Saturn called Radiant Silvergun. There was a consistent good message about it. But remember back then you had text and the odd screenshot. When visiting a retro shop I spotted a cartridge that let me play imports o...
by davyK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Re: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores

Re draw distance etc. - yeah - the N64 was designed to play M64 and OoT - so that, plus the heft of its superior processor grunt - which people tend to forget about - would have meant doing a Zelda would have presented many technical challenges to Saturn and PS1 developers. It's grunt meant games li...
by davyK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Re: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores

I remember GTA 4, Bio Shock, MGS 4, Uncharted 2 and Kill Zone 2 being overhyped to hell and back by reviewers, turned out they were all quite far from the most shining examples of their respective genres. Ocarina of Time is another game that, while groundbreaking for the time and system it was runn...
by davyK
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Re: Controversial magazine Reviews/Scores

Maybe not quite so controversial at the time but in retrospect........ 2D shmups are demanding games - especially the more modern style of game. However if you are tasked with reviewing one you might at least make some effort or find someone else who is prepared to. Gunbird 2 and Gigawing are two ga...
by davyK
Fri May 12, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's Your Favourite Exidy Arcade Game?
Replies: 30
Views: 485

Re: What's Your Favourite Exidy Arcade Game?

I love paddle games. Even back then Circus was "just" a Breakout redux - but it was different enough to be worth a look and the little clown animations looked great at the time. One of my favourite arcades in the early 80s had a Circus machine that had the sound turned way up and the bass sound of t...
by davyK
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Games look best on a shelf.
Replies: 27
Views: 428

Re: Which Games look best on a shelf.

Boxed Atari 2600 - particularly the earlier 1st party titles with those lovely colours.

US Sega Saturn.

Japanese N64.
by davyK
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First games you played on each system
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

Re: First games you played on each system

Oric-1 : Centipede CPC464 : ??? can't remember - would have been one of the Amsoft pack-in games. 2600 : Combat NES : SMB1 7800 : Asteroids SNES : SMW MD: Altered Beast N64 : M64 PS1 : Parappa the Rapper Saturn : Darius Gaiden PS2 : Gradius V Dreamcast : VF3tb GC : Super Monkey Ball 360 : Mushihimes...
by davyK
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bad postal experiences with retro games?
Replies: 22
Views: 735

Re: Bad postal experiences with retro games?

I've had the direct opposite experience. I once bought a Super Famicom game from a Japanese seller (the wonderful Tetris Battle Gaiden) and the seller had carefully folded the empty game box flat and mailed it between 2 pieces of cardboard along with the insert (S Famicom games have a plastic tray i...
by davyK
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your go-to MAME games
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Your go-to MAME games

Phoenix
Moon Patrol
Bank Panic
Space Invaders Pt II
Asteroids Deluxe
Scramble
Time Pilot
Donkey Kong
Ghosts & Goblins
Mr Do

and play DoDonPachi via shmupMAME from time to time.