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by space_ace
Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Matthew Smith/Jonathan Cauldwell Developer Diary
Replies: 25
Views: 5145

OK, i'm not sure whether is was the main topic of conversation down their local but many were aware of the game because of the press, the publicity and their offspring raving about the game. Put it another way, if you asked 100 people in the 28-48 age range in the early eighties to name a popular ho...
by space_ace
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Matthew Smith/Jonathan Cauldwell Developer Diary
Replies: 25
Views: 5145

Re:

Is he actually working on a Speccy game though? I got the feeling that he only agreed to do it because of pressure from some people. Yes, indeed I got the feeling that he may only be doing it because a load of anoraks had been worshiping like a God. If Sandy White et al had vanished off the face of...
by space_ace
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Polybius Article?
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Polybius Article?

I've seen many Video Game Urban Legends over the years and there is always an element of truth behind them i.e. Combat II on the Atari, The Megatree, Skool Daze 3, Willy Meets The Taxman etc. Polybius is intriguing - I'm a hard-nosed cynic in many respects when it comes to this sort of thing but the...
by space_ace
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Polybius - The Truth
Replies: 163
Views: 45609

I have to say that I'm quietly fascinated by this Steven. Either you are being very genuine and honest or this is one of the most well thought out and intelligent additions to an urban legend that I've ever seen. I think I speak for everyone involved with Retro Gamer and the people who take part in ...
by space_ace
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Polybius - The Truth
Replies: 163
Views: 45609

Hi Marcopoloman,

Wikipedia and Klov.com should tell you everything you need to know about this game, or don't as the case may be. There is also some information on the Urban Myths/arcade bugs/cheats thread on this forum.

Opinion is quite divided as to whether there is any truth in it.


Dave
by space_ace
Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Polybius - The Truth
Replies: 163
Views: 45609

True - I'm finding it hard to give someone the benefit of the doubt when i've read so much cack in respect of this game but I have to say it is a very well written and intelligent theory/explanation.

I'd be very interested to see what the next response is, if we get one.



Dave
by space_ace
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Polybius - The Truth
Replies: 163
Views: 45609

To be quite honest, I really don't think people are going to accept what you claim without any sort of proof. On the Arcade Myths etc. thread, there are quite a few comments from people including myself who really don't see there was ever any truth or fact behind this supposedly-real game.


Dave
by space_ace
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade Game Urban Myths/Cheats/Bugs etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 5786

True - I agree but the description and theory recently posted on coin-op.org seems to be the most intelligent and plausible one i've heard so far, even though it could be still be a load of old cack. It also has an e-mail address for one of the supposed programmers so it may be worth finding out whe...
by space_ace
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade Game Urban Myths/Cheats/Bugs etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 5786

Funny how you mention Polybius - I hadn't looked up anything on the Internet about it for quite some time and I saw that Wikipedia seems to have sort of explanation towards the history of the game so it may not be a whole load of bully after all.

Dave
by space_ace
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade Game Urban Myths/Cheats/Bugs etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 5786

Completely forgot about The Last Starfighter. Although not quite on a par with the underground ramblings of Polybius, it certainly stirred up a fair bit of controversy as to whether it actually ever went into production. Klov.com does a great job in putting a lot of the rumours to sleep but it's a g...
by space_ace
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade Game Urban Myths/Cheats/Bugs etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 5786

If I hadn't seen your web page Mr Jammajup, I would have doubted your opinion on Mr Do! but I can't fault the insider knowledge that you have spread liberally over your website....! Loved Vanguard, particulary the Flash Gordon musical samples! Nice Avatar as well. I got outbid for a Karate Champ Tab...
by space_ace
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Arcade Game Urban Myths/Cheats/Bugs etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 5786

Arcade Game Urban Myths/Cheats/Bugs etc.

I once found a Moon Cresta with 86 credits in it in Margate. I was so pissed off with the game by the end of it, I taped over my pirated Spectrum copy with a Nik Kershaw song. Bomb Jack is the only video game ever made where you could gain an extra credit by collecting a special symbol. It used to b...
by space_ace
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games you shouldn't like but do...
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

As my monicker suggests, for me it has to be Space Ace and i'm flabbergasted that someone else has put it on here. I doff my electronic hat to you Mr Robbo. Why, I hear you cry? Well in terms of sound and obvious animation superlatives which knocked everything else into a cocked hat at the time (com...
by space_ace
Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Forgotten Arcade games that never received home conversions
Replies: 85
Views: 8119

Definately Astro Blaster. What a game that was - hard as a bag of proverbial nails but it spoke! Astro Fighter was another that could have been the easiest of conversions but to no avail. There were a plethora of games that borrowed liberally from it but none has the urgency and effects of the origi...
by space_ace
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Whats the first game you ever \"Had To Own\"
Replies: 37
Views: 4546

God, I remember Quo Vadis on the C64 - I was hugely surprised that it wasn't featured in the "Games where you could win prizes" featurette in Retro Gamer. It was fairly atmospheric but reasonably cack I agree. Personally it was 3D Starstrike on the Spectrum which was a blatant Star Wars Arcade rip-o...