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by Cripper2
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Old turn based Strategy Games?
Replies: 21
Views: 2273

Re: Old turn based Strategy Games?

and it doesn't need to have the greatest graphics either How about really crappy graphics? :wink: Check this out: http://www.stickhead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/top50/colonialconquest1.png http://www.stickhead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/top50/colonialconquest2.png I've not played it much, but people who like ...
by Cripper2
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New generation console with most exclusive games
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: New generation console with most exclusive games

The original XBOX and the 360 are a poor mans PC without the mouse and keyboard. If you have a decent PC you eventually get versions of nearly all 360 games. FPS, simulation, strategy and especially RTS games are much better on the PC. PS3 exclusives like Uncharted 2, Little Big Planet, Valkyria Chr...
by Cripper2
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Any MSX collectors here?
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Any MSX collectors here?

You need a japanese Pioneer msx or any ntsc msx and a Pioneer Palcom ER-101 expansion module. You need to connect it to a Pioneer CLD-9000, LD-7000, LD-5000, LD-v500 or LDP-150 laser disk player. I don't have any laser disks. It would be an expensive proposition to import the hardware needed http://...
by Cripper2
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Any MSX collectors here?
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Any MSX collectors here?

I used to have a Sony MSX in the 80s. At the time my family believed the hype that it would be a standard like VHS was for VCRs. It was later sold to finance an Atari ST - a big mistakes as some of the Konami MSX games had better playability than anything on the ST. The Atari was better for work tho...
by Cripper2
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !
Replies: 148
Views: 3025

Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

1. Age of Empires 2
2. Civilization - I liked the first version best
3. Panzer General
4. Gradius / Nemesis - played it originally on an MSX then I spent alot of time playing the original arcade version
5. Space Invaders - I was easily pleased and played all the variations on the VCS
by Cripper2
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Genuinely iconic 8-bit games?
Replies: 48
Views: 778

Re: Genuinely iconic 8-bit games?

MSX - Penguin Adventure
C16 - never used one. I doubt it has one
BBC - Elite
CPC - most games were converted from other platforms or arcade. Sorcery looked good at the time
Atari 800 - Star Raiders
Spectrum - Knight Lore was a real step forward
C64 - Winter games
by Cripper2
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: best version? Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: best version? Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh

The Famicom & MSX cartridge versions come with a special dial controller. I think I have the MSX2 & Atari ST versions stored away. I will compare them if I have time.
by Cripper2
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: School Computers
Replies: 44
Views: 1813

Re: School Computers

At primary school there were no computers but we had a Speak & Spell. I remember we watched a TV program about computers once and the teacher passed round a plastic bag with some microchips in for us to look at Junior school had 4 BBCs one of which was a model A. I only ever saw these computers used...
by Cripper2
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Should I buy....an Atari ST
Replies: 55
Views: 1038

Re: Should I buy....an Atari ST

http://thejoyofsticks.wordpress.com/the-great-atari-st-game-survey-2008/ List of the best games on the ST http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14998 A partial list of ST games that were not released on the Amiga A few ST games have the option for much better sound if you connect to a MIDI ...
by Cripper2
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro references in modern games
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Retro references in modern games

A screen from the game Antarctic Adventure (released 1983 MSX, Colecovision and later Famicom) can be seen briefly in the introduction of Gradius ReBirth that has just been released on the Wii
by Cripper2
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone trying to get a complete game collection?
Replies: 69
Views: 1282

I am trying for a complete collection of Konami MSX games European and Japanese but it is becoming very expensive. The last one I was able to get was konami's Synthesizer that cost 200 euros. The ones i need are boxed copies of Frogger, Cabbage Patch Kids, A1 Spirit with Steering Wheel, Pooyan on be...
by Cripper2
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback Thread - Issue 60
Replies: 164
Views: 9235

I stopped subscribing to this magazine a while ago. I did not think the articles were well enough researched (and losing issues when the publisher went bust puts you off). More depth and less breadth would be the only way to get me back I bought this issue for the MSX coverage. My first computer was...
by Cripper2
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sharks in Videogames.
Replies: 44
Views: 1162

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Plenty of sharks in this one. I thought it was a good game at the time

http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/3041
by Cripper2
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Earliest gaming memories - first game, first computer and
Replies: 62
Views: 2612

I remember standing on a box playing Sea Wolf (you had to look through a periscope) in an arcade on the Isle of Wight.

The first home video game was Combat on the VCS. The first computer would be a Sony MSX and I played Antarctic Adventure on that
by Cripper2
Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Thinking of buying an MSX...
Replies: 11
Views: 508

playgeneration wrote:Get a cart of Pooyan if you can find it, love that game. Squish Em and The Goonies are quite nice too.
Pooyan comes on a Bee Card (Hu Card) so you would need a Bee Pack adaptor for your cartridge slot