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From the forum issue 111

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:54 am

This month we'd like to know what your favourite PC Engine game is

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by The Laird » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:06 am

Has to be Blazing Lazers (known as Gunhed in Japan), for me this is pretty much the perfect vertically scrolling shooter. The graphics are superb with tons of sprites on screen, no slowdown and huge bosses. The soundtrack is also my favourite of any HuCard game.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by the_hawk » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:50 am

Ah, a machine I would have absolutely LOVED to have had back in the day, so many brilliant shoot-em-ups.

The best of which that I've played is Gate of Thunder, an absolutely fantastic shooter.
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by ncf1 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:48 am

Drunken Master. I remember being incredibly intrigued by the title and seeing massive sprites my C64 could only dream of in some mag. In my head it became the ultimate game, for many years, until finally I got to play it on emulator. I found that it was actually rather crap but, see, I'd fantasized over it for so long that it became established firmly in my head as my favorite PC Engine game ever, and nothing - lord, NOTHING - was going to change my mind about that.

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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:06 am

Vigilante, used to love this in the arcades and it had a great conversion on the PCE

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:51 pm

Possibly Sega's OutRun - a game that showed what a sprite scaling graphics monster the PC Engine could be when simulating Super Scaler technology far more impressively than Sega's very own Mega Drive subsequently did. TurboGrafx indeed!
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Post by gman72 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:04 pm

I always loved Bloody Wolf because it was a great, little action game.
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by r0jaws » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:06 pm

The PC Engine has great schmups, I love Gunhead and Super Star Soldier. But TBH my favourite game is Bomberman 93. I know it's not a system exclusive but the PC Engine does it so well.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by deadpan666 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:24 pm

So far, I've only played two! Ghost Manor and Makai Prince Dorabochan...Makai Prince being my favourite! It's a great little platformer!
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by pantal00ns » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:30 am

Gradius, also one of my favourite shoot-em ups.

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Post by themightymartin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:51 am

There's so many great games, but gun-to-my-head I'd have to choose Bonk's Big Adventure.
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by lavalyte » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:03 am

The screenshots for R-Type showed me that consoles were screaming ahead of of my C-64. I still knew I could never convince my parents to buy one.
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by Japster » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:31 am

Ahh.... The PC Engine - awesome console, and managed to get one on import when CentreSoft started doing them - a MASSIVE amount of top quality titles, FANTASTIC quality arcade conversions (Afterburner, Space Harrier, etc), and awesome graphics and sound - my mate even created a couple of great 'PC engine' tribute mods, he was so influenced by that unique sound... :)

Hard choice between Gunhed, which blew us away (and the way you evolved the 'field of thunder'!), or Dragon Spirit, both with superb music, and in Dragon Spirit's case, looked, played and sounded even BETTER than the arcade - the hidden 'rotate your screen 90 degrees' and play TRUE vertical mode was genius!....

But I digress... normal.... it's gotta be Gunhed - my favourite memories from my PC Engine owning days - massive gaming sessions playing that with my mates!...

Also, my mum absolutely LOVED Chan & Chan, loved the (immature, but hey!) humour in it, and was awesome at it! - you don't get games like that anymore... ;)

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by AmigaJay » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Loved the PC Kid series and Devil Crash games, but the most enjoyable has to be Bomberman...pure fun at its simplest ... And sporned many sequels across countless formats, a true Classico!

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by kiwimike » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:27 pm

God I wanted a PCE. The C&VG feature at the time just blew me away, the visual quality of the games combined with the physical size of the hardware and software was just jawdropping and made it debut on every kids 'want one' list at number one! :)
Never got to even play one, but it was R Type that stood out to me in the feature line ups!

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