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by ncf1
Sun May 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which arcade game were you best at
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: Which arcade game were you best at

I love DK, although I'm pretty crap at it. Must give it another go. Games I tended to go well at were Elevator Action, Pooyan, Gyruss :) Ive got to the point on DK where its more a matter of endurance, I wanted to see what a kill screen was like so I put cheats on for the first time on mame and pla...
by ncf1
Fri May 04, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Areas of games you could never get past
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Area's of games you could never get past

*I spent a hell of a lot of my childhood time trying to work out the bit in Hitchhikers Guide where you have to get the babel fish. And you thought you were getting so close.. until you give up and decades later when you read the walkthrough and realised there were still even more steps you would ha...
by ncf1
Thu May 03, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Technical Marvels!
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Technical Marvels!

Yes some programmers used such ingenious techniques, and they kind of had to back in the day. I remember reading only a few days ago - and have forgotten which programmer and system it was - but they used all the monitor ram up to speed up the game.. or get more sprites or something, was it the C64?...
by ncf1
Wed May 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which arcade game were you best at
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: Which arcade game were you best at

Donkey Kong is such a great one because with persistence you get rewarded, and keep getting rewarded. I actually hated it until I saw King of Kong and then thought what the heck I'll give it another shot and since then have found its one of my very favourite arcade games, it becomes so addictive. On...
by ncf1
Wed May 02, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which arcade game were you best at
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: Which arcade game were you best at

Virtua Striker 2. I won the championship on my second go, it was the first arcade game that I really clicked with immediately.
by ncf1
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Games that are better on inferior hardware
Replies: 28
Views: 805

Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Salamander on the C64 in my opinion beats even the arcade, in terms of playability and soundtrack. The graphics on the arcade win, but I definitely believe the C64 trumps the arcade version!
by ncf1
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Billy Mitchell high scores wiped
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Billy Mitchell high scores wiped

Still watching my way through King of Kong- now the bonus features. I think one guy that comes out of it with integrity intact is Steve Sanders- who admitted cheating very early on as a kid obviously, but has since gone on to be a pretty upstanding bloke by the look. He's the calm middle ground try...
by ncf1
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open
Replies: 36
Views: 797

Re: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open

I'm in with this, this is the first kickstarter campaign Ive decided to be patient enough for. :D just a liiitle bit disappointed that (as far as I can see) Paul Glancey wont be having anything to do with it as he was my favourite reviewer.. but admittedly havent looked all that closely yet. If you...
by ncf1
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open
Replies: 36
Views: 797

Re: Zzap64 Annual kickstarter now open

I'm in with this, this is the first kickstarter campaign Ive decided to be patient enough for. :D

just a liiitle bit disappointed that (as far as I can see) Paul Glancey wont be having anything to do with it as he was my favourite reviewer.. but admittedly havent looked all that closely yet.
by ncf1
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Billy Mitchell high scores wiped
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Billy Mitchell high scores wiped

Billy's been sending his hot sauce to various Youtubers who have been posting news about him... clever! Good opportunity, so he takes it. But it does go in stark contrast to when he has maintained that he still has yet to see King Of Kong. I'm starting to get the feeling he is a bit of a pathologica...
by ncf1
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Billy Mitchell high scores wiped
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Billy Mitchell high scores wiped

Dug the King of Kong DVD out again, haven't watched it for a while. Hahaha me too! I had to look for "clues" throughout, and in retrospect indeed Billy is a complete narcissist who just cannot take being second at anything. Look how he "cheats" hiding his competitors sauces, listen to when the Q-Be...
by ncf1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 180
Replies: 35
Views: 1342

Re: Retro Gamer issue 180

Wow, great edition, loads of stuff I'm interested in, Powerdrift, Renegade III, C64 games system, Ken Williams interview.. just started reading, first thing I started reading was the Powerdrift conversion capers and the Amiga port always seems to get a bad rap but I personally think they did a great...
by ncf1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 2109

Re: games where the original was best

Outrun is definitely better than Turbo or Outrunners, and the 8/16 bit console/handheld variants....but Outrun 2 is just in a league of its own in the series (even though i still enjoy and love the original). Outrun 2/Coast to Coast 2006 on Xbox, PSP and PS2 are immense, and I can't believe I only ...
by ncf1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Movies that never got games
Replies: 54
Views: 752

Re: Movies that never got games

I reckon The Lawnmower Man would be a great one to make on VR. It came out on PC and was horrid, but in VR could be more in tune with the movie.. could be a good one if done properly!
by ncf1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 2109

Re: games where the original was best

I would say Robocop, Outrun, Double Dragon, Tetris and Lemmings. Outrun is definitely better than Turbo or Outrunners, and the 8/16 bit console/handheld variants....but Outrun 2 is just in a league of its own in the series (even though i still enjoy and love the original). Outrun 2/Coast to Coast 2...