From the forum question for Issue 33

Want to air your opinions on the latest issue of Retro Gamer? Step inside...

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
felgekarp
Posts: 9351
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 11:47 am
Location: Earth 3

Post by felgekarp » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:57 am

Renegade on the Spectrum, infinitely more playable than it's arcade parent.
Splink!

User avatar
Opa-Opa
Posts: 4304
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:35 pm
Location: Kent UK
Contact:

Re:

Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:58 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:Um, Super Mario Kart. Bunch o crap that the arcade is. I really enjoyed it, then realised it was another pound for a second race.
SuperMario Kart was converted FROM the home version TO the arcade machine, surely that don't count...?

User avatar
Shin_Gouki
Posts: 1462
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:11 am
Location: Shadow Moses Island, Fox Archipelago

Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:59 am

Parasol Stars. No, hang on a minute... :wink:
真・豪鬼

User avatar
Mayhem
Posts: 4741
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Post by Mayhem » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:03 am

Buggy Boy for C64. How can I compare I hear you scream when the game isn't available in MAME? Simple, I was able to play it a few times one summer in the arcades, and then compare to the conversion. And the conversion was better imo, lot more playable!
Lie with passion and be forever damned...

Image

User avatar
Smurph
Posts: 2905
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:18 pm
Location: Co. Antrim
Contact:

Post by Smurph » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:07 am

The humble Master System version of Rastan I found to be vastly more fun than the arcade: it wasn't prohibitively hard, so I finished it, and I thought the music was better too, no mean feat from the MS' weak sound chip.

Street Fighter II Turbo for the SNES: amazing conversion. I could play it seated, on ten star speed with the code, on pads that were perfect for that game, with more or less arcade perfect graphics. Shame it cost, like, £439 or something to import.
Antiriad2097 wrote:There is no in or out, just a constant state of retro gamer.
Nowloading.co.uk My Retrobate Profile

User avatar
Ash
Posts: 624
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:52 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Post by Ash » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:08 am

Kiki Kai Kai on the SNES! That was the first version I played, so I was shocked just how better it is when I recently played the original on Taito Legends.

User avatar
revgiblet
Posts: 2247
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:46 am
Location: Canowindra, NSW

Post by revgiblet » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:28 am

The home version of 'Colossal Caves Adventure' was much better. Have you ever tried inputting "THROW AXE AT DWARF" with an arcade stick? Nightmare.
"He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies."

Tertullian

User avatar
Sega2006
Posts: 6246
Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:29 pm
Location: Stevenage

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:30 pm

After Burner 2 and Street Fighter Alpha. After Burner although not being thrown around in a large cockpit cab, is that bit more enhanced by the Saturn, dont ask me how. Street Fighter alpha as I found it more comftable to use a pad. And of course both were a one off price :D
Watching you sleep since 1990

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Post by thl » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:59 pm

Street Fighter Zero III on the PlayStation.

User avatar
MikeHaggar
Posts: 4787
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:02 pm
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re:

Post by MikeHaggar » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:08 pm

thl wrote:Street Fighter Zero III on the PlayStation.
Pfff... Much better on Saturn

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Post by thl » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:18 pm

Space Harrier for the Sega 32X was another brilliant conversion.

The Mega Drive version of Strider and Rainbow Islands worked really well.

User avatar
woody.cool
Posts: 8809
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:29 am
Location: Northampton, UK
Contact:

Post by woody.cool » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:43 am

Street Fighte II on the SNES cos I could afford to continue without breaking the bank!

User avatar
Opa-Opa
Posts: 4304
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:35 pm
Location: Kent UK
Contact:

Re:

Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:21 am

woody.cool wrote:Street Fighte II on the SNES cos I could afford to continue without breaking the bank!
Yeah right...!!! After Spending a weeks wages on one cart...

User avatar
Elgin_McQueen
Posts: 6745
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:08 am
Location: Elgin, Scotland

Re:

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:50 am

Opa-Opa wrote:
Elgin_McQueen wrote:Um, Super Mario Kart. Bunch o crap that the arcade is. I really enjoyed it, then realised it was another pound for a second race.
SuperMario Kart was converted FROM the home version TO the arcade machine, surely that don't count...?
I don't see any rules. This is a stop gap before I think of anything better than Power Drift, driving along in a sea of yellow's and, er, yellow's, just wasn't the same rush as the arcade.
TMR wrote: And you wonder why you're being labelled as elitist... you couldn't be any more elite if you were a wireframe.

Image
Image

User avatar
Opa-Opa
Posts: 4304
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:35 pm
Location: Kent UK
Contact:

Re: From the forum question for Issue 33

Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:05 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:I don't see any rules.
Szczepaniak wrote:It's here again:

Which home ports were better than the arcade originals?


The clue is in the Question... ;)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest