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by Tepid Snake
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The N64 was a HORRIBLE console
Replies: 393
Views: 8217

Re: The N64 was a HORRIBLE console

The N64 wasn't that bad. At least it had good games (aside from the obvious Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time, there's also F-Zero X, Mischief Makers, Sin and Punishment and Jet Force Gemini, to name a few). My only problem with it is the memory pack (the one to save games on) as it's not nearly big enou...
by Tepid Snake
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The best remakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: The best remakes?

One of the best commercial remakes is on the Sega Classics Collection for the PS2, a compilation of the Sega Ages remakes. Although a lot of them are pretty bad, the Fantasy Zone remake is excellent- although the graphics are 3D, it looks completely faithful to the original, and adds in several new ...
by Tepid Snake
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What burns your flame about games?
Replies: 43
Views: 541

Re: What burns your flame about games?

Hurrah for mame, emulation in general and the classics that are revived for xbox live arcade. Damn straight! Without MAME, I never would've discovered such awesome games like Night Slashers and Atomic Runner, or rediscovered favourites like Lucky & Wild and Gun Frontier. It's a tool no retro gamer ...
by Tepid Snake
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Hardest game you've played recently
Replies: 82
Views: 1891

Re: Hardest game you've played recently

I have found the original Legend of Zelda to be very difficult.If not for the help of http://www.zeldadungeon.net/ or youtube,I would be constantly lost and miss out on the power ups.Don't get me wrong,though.Its a classic game but you can see the game for what it is(A groundbreaking infant of a ga...
by Tepid Snake
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What burns your flame about games?
Replies: 43
Views: 541

Re: What burns your flame about games?

I just don't get excited about going into game shops anymore. I used to love seeing shelves and shelves full of games I was interested in and now there's very few (either that or I just can't see them amongst the rubbish!) Yeah, this is how I feel about it these days too. You have to spend ages sif...
by Tepid Snake
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24235
Views: 487550

Re: What are you currently playing?

I'm playing more Saturn games, or I'm at least attempting to. Bug! - I'm desperately trying to enjoy this game. Every now and then, I pluck it from the shelf and try to like it, because the concept is pretty neat- it's one of the earlier 3D platform games- but I just can't. This game is horrible, wh...
by Tepid Snake
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31901
Views: 758476

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Got kind-of lucky at a game shop today... Alisia Dragoon - £5 (cool Mega Drive platformer by Game Arts) Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha - £10 (first 3D Street Fighter, it's strange playing this after Street Fighter IV!) Cleopatra Fortune - £1!! (PS1 Taito puzzler, I've never seen this before... And pro...
by Tepid Snake
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Mega Drive moment
Replies: 83
Views: 1267

Re: Favourite Mega Drive moment

Oh, just thought of another one- playing an import copy of Splatterhouse 2 (complete with the amusing warning on the front of the box about how the game isn't for children) at a cousin's house. Such an over-the-top game... The boss on Stage 3 still makes me laugh today- when you kill it, the entire ...
by Tepid Snake
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Mega Drive moment
Replies: 83
Views: 1267

Re: Favourite Mega Drive moment

Back in the day, we had one of those strange Asian Mega Drives that plays games from any region- I can't remember the specifics, but we got one really, really early, with a couple of US titles. The NES and Speccy were then ousted from their spot in front of the TV, and countless hours were spent on ...
by Tepid Snake
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games that make you want to beat the designers up
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Bug! on the Sega Saturn. The fact that the game is pretty awful isn't why the developers need a stern talking-to. No, it's the fact that every stage in the game (that I've seen, anyway, I can't stomach anything past the third level) is really high up in the air, so when you slip up and fall, your ch...
by Tepid Snake
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Master System Basketball game.....
Replies: 19
Views: 411

There's only two other basketball games on the Master System. One of them is Pat Riley's Basketball, which was never released.

The other one is this which, I fear, probably doesn't play as good as it looks.
[EDIT - Damn, beaten to it!]
by Tepid Snake
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Proudest gaming acheivement?
Replies: 24
Views: 322

Just a few here... Beating Metal Slug on one credit a few times, and eventually one life (I've yet to repeat this feat, though). I can only do this on the first game, though, the others get a bit too hard... Completing Donkey Kong Country in 49 minutes (skipped on the bonus levels, though) Not much ...
by Tepid Snake
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone trying to get a complete game collection?
Replies: 69
Views: 1341

I tend to stick to making lists and targets to get every game worth playing for each console, this is certainly enough to keep you busy for a while. Actually, I do this as well, it's a pretty good way of doing things. The only problem is my list is a bit big, and there's some games on there I know ...
by Tepid Snake
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Scrolling Brawlers?
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Have to mention Growl . A brilliant beat em up with tons of weapons. And there is also an excellent Megadrive conversion. I second this, Growl is amazing! This one also shows up on Taito Legends 2, alongside Arabian Magic, another scrolling brawler (which is alright, I guess) but Growl, with 4 play...
by Tepid Snake
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How many games do you actually finish?
Replies: 42
Views: 606

I've only finished about what, 5% of my collection, but then I've only had a proper play of less than half of them... These days though the games I do get into, I make sure I have a good crack at completing till the credits. Yeah, this mostly applies to me as well. Haven't beaten enough games I own...