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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Sir Hilary Bray » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:22 pm

I had a Master System as a kid, my favourite game being Sonic.......then I played on the Megadrive for the first time, and yep it was with
Sonic, the graphics were better, music was better and louder! just everything about it.

Oddly enough, I now play the Master System version a lot more, and don't really hold the Megadrive in such high
regard as a lot of my fellow retro gamer fans.

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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:25 am

When even the schools had to bin their Beebs. Seeing 486s and Archies in IT class was the real nail in the coffin.

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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by bounty bob » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:59 am

Has to be around 1990 / 91 when I got a new VGA card and sound blaster for my PC. I never played my Atari 800 XL for another 10 years and then found for some strange reason Smiths had stopped selling 8 bit games. Bastards!

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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Dunjohn » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:04 pm

Even now I can't pinpoint a moment when 8-Bit "died." My first real console was a Megadrive and my mates' Master Systems and NESes were just other consoles that had different games on them. And they were still being played years after they'd vanished from shops.

Ask me the same question about 16-Bit, though, and I can easily say Sonic 3D. It wasn't crap or anything but I kinda knew it was the Megadrive's last swing.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by bsg » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:54 am

TickledPink wrote:Almost as soon as I'd got my Atari 800XL setup in 1985. Atari had launched the ST and there just wasn't the support in the UK for the 8-bit Ataris. I knew that the ST was the future (for me). Had to wait 3 years for one, though.

Still love me Atari 8-bits - all half dozen of them.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Fred83 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:05 pm

Master system had EU releases up until about 1996 :shock:

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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by learnedrobb » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:29 am

Probably the day I walked into WH Smiths and realised that there were no 8-bit format magazines left on the shelves.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:11 pm

For me, when I walked into Software Plus and they knocked all their Spectrum, Amstrad and C64 games knocked down to next to nothing, and in their place were Mega Drive games :(
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by ivarf » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:18 pm

JetSetWilly wrote:For me, when I walked into Software Plus and they knocked all their Spectrum, Amstrad and C64 games knocked down to next to nothing, and in their place were Mega Drive games :(
For me moments like that has always been a buy buy buy moment. Its nice to get loads of old great games for next to nothing :) :)
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Garry » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:39 am

When I went in to my local games emporium and asked when Batman Returns was coming out for the C64, and the sales assistant said ' Go the F*@K home and play Halo like everyone else!'
A sad time...
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Kai » Mon May 02, 2011 6:48 pm

learnedrobb wrote:Probably the day I walked into WH Smiths and realised that there were no 8-bit format magazines left on the shelves.
Wow, that must've been a very sad day... :(
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Seadog74 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:00 pm

When I could read through Amstrad Action in under half an hour :(

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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by Old Skool 75 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:33 pm

I changed from 8-bit to 16-bit when I saw Sonic the Hedgehog in full flow! Seeing this little blue wonder effortlessly sprinting and jumping across the screen at a rate I had never seen before made me go out and buy a Sega Megadrive right away. As much as I adored (and still do) my Spectrum plus I realised that it was time to have some Sega fun. The one thing I did not miss was the long tape loads. Pop in a cartridge and off I go x

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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by ChipTune » Fri May 06, 2011 11:28 am

There are too many to list really (but Im going to have a go anyway)

Seeing the C64 cassettes disappear from John Menzies and WH Smiths, The Amiga taking up more magazine space than the C64.

Playing Castle of Illusion on MD at my friends house.. going back home to my Master System after that was a bitter pill to swallow.. the experience wasn't even ruined by the other game he had on MD.. Altered Beast

My little bro getting a SNES for xmas with Mario World (the SNES died on boxing day for some bizarre reason and we had to wait until the shops reopened to return it.. that was devastating..) On the plus side we got the Street Fighter 2 pack instead and the played that until our retinas and thumbs pleaded for mercy..

Getting a PC.. my dad bought me a PC with a Cd-ROM drive and Day of the Tentacle.. after experiencing that I was a PC gamer for life!
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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Post by joefish » Fri May 06, 2011 12:04 pm

For me, I didn't really notice the death of 8-bits. I saved up, bought an ST and moved on, whilst new titles were still coming out for the Speccy. Though I could see by then that my 48K was old hat as the +2 was where all the 8-bit action was.

I suppose I really noticed it was dead when people started hawking CDs of emulators and bundles of Speccy games for PCs, in the latter half of the 90s. I'd already noticed the end of 16-bit home computing as all the small, local computer shops stopped selling big-box ST/Amiga/PC cross-platform games and just sold canibalised ex-office PCs and crap fuzzy wrist-rests.

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