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by kelp7
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 1-UP / 2-UP
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Yep, thought i was being dense. Also found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1-up
by kelp7
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 1-UP / 2-UP
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Yeah, that might be the case, but WHY? :) What is U.P.? In a lot of old arcade games I remember seeing the text "1-UP" at the top of the screen for instance, so it wasn't always when lives were collected...
by kelp7
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 1-UP / 2-UP
Replies: 8
Views: 455

1-UP / 2-UP

Just wondering (and I'm probably being dense here) but does anyone know what the history behind "1-UP" is in games? What does 1-UP actually stand for? Or does it just mean "You're up next" sort of thing? Obviously I knew that if 1-UP was displayed then player 1 was having their go and 2-up meant pla...
by kelp7
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Retro Gamer Forums Musicians Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 1278

Re: The Retro Gamer Forums Musicians Thread

Yeah? Then you listened to the techno track I just uploaded to sound cloud and realised your mistake :lol: :) Haha.... well, I did listen though! Nicely produced, slightly cheesey but in a good way (filmic sounding). Not a bad production really. Yeah, I'm more into detroit techno and stuff like LFO...
by kelp7
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Retro Gamer Forums Musicians Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 1278

Re: The Retro Gamer Forums Musicians Thread

gman72 wrote: Nice and experimental... a bit Aphex Twin a bit SquarePusher... cool.
Thanks ! :) For a minute I thought maybe you were gman - one half of techno artists LFO!

Trying to do my own thing but inevitable to be influenced by the folks you mentioned i guess!!
by kelp7
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Retro Gamer Forums Musicians Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 1278

Re: The Retro Gamer Forums Musicians Thread

Always feel bad about spamming but seeing as there seems to be a thread for it (in a way):

Our label:

https://shinobicuts.bandcamp.com/

my own stuff (recent stuff is more mucking about but hoping to get back into things properly soon):

https://soundcloud.com/kelp7
by kelp7
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss Time! Issue 141 Your first gaming purchase
Replies: 58
Views: 1776

Re: Discuss Time! Issue 141 Your first gaming purchase

Most early stuff was bought for me by parents & older brothers. The first game I actually remember spending my own money on was Space Quest 1 for my CGA Amstrad PC. I remember even phoning the Sierra hotline when I got stuck a couple of times, back when you needed a helpline number as games were act...
by kelp7
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ed Milliband / Manic Miner
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Ed Milliband / Manic Miner

haha.... same here!
by kelp7
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Archimedes
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Archimedes

Ah, thanks for that. Longer ago than I thought (thought was just a few months ago), will track it down in my archives
by kelp7
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Archimedes
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Archimedes

Was there a minority report on the Archimedes recently or am I going mad? I was sure it had been covered in a recent issue (but can't remember which one)...
by kelp7
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mario Kart 8
Replies: 114
Views: 2630

Re: Mario Kart 8

Played it today on on a store set-up, it's decent enough I suppose but it's clearly trying (and failing to be) Sonic Racing Transformed. A long way from being the game to save the Wii U. It has a better frame rate than Sonic though, that's for sure. (Sorry i'm late to this thread). If it had the fr...
by kelp7
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Epic crashes
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: Epic crashes

Awesome replies, thanks all :) Just had another Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed the other day where I hit my boat on another player and then on the side of the wall in such a way that it flipped me over and so high into the air that I missed the 'transform' hoop you usually pass through just as...
by kelp7
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Epic crashes
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Epic crashes

Just wondering, after experiencing a particularly nasty crash of Sonic All-Stars on the Wii U the other day (whole screen turned to corrupt screen memory / white noise and the sound was a continuous very loud tone sounding a bit like a constant Atari 2600 crunchy noise), anyone remember any particul...
by kelp7
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wii U
Replies: 73
Views: 1509

Re: Wii U

Does anyone here own the Wii U? I really want to play Bayonetta 2 and am trying to work out if it is worth getting a Wii U for. It is available for £240 on Amazon which seems like a good price (32GB, controller and a game). Is 32GB standard or does it come with more or less? The Wii U gets a lot of...