From the forum issue 111

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by stvd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:05 pm

Has to be Photograph Boy.
A truly unique game with great graphics and full of genuine humor.

I wish I never sold mine. :(

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by fulgenzio » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:18 am

Parasol Star: Perfect controls, gorgeous level design, a very deep mechanic, great graphics and great gameplay.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by thl » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:00 pm

R-Type. This was the closest to arcade perfection and it's definitely a must-have port. It was so unique when you compared to other 8-bit conversions and it plays really well. Great graphics, smart gameplay and incredible boss battles.
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Vigilante, used to love this in the arcades and it had a great conversion on the PCE
Brilliant game. I used to play it on the Master System too.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:35 am

kiwimike wrote: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!
This... completely.. The C&VG feature lite a fire in me for the PCE, that I still carry today. Never owned one, never played on one... played a bit of emulation, it has to be R-Type. When you match it up against the Spectrum, c64, Amstrad and the like, it was a leap into the future.

And I curse the fact it never came to the Uk...
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by Mire Mare » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:38 am

Thanks to the Virtual Console on the Wii I got to play PCE versions of R-Type, the Bonk games, Adventure Island series and a few more. My head says Super Adventure Island 2, but my heart says I have to go for the 'one more go' gameplay of the first Adventure Island game.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by Mayhem » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:43 am

I have a soft spot for Galaga 88, a nice update to the franchise.
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:21 pm

The conversion of SFII: Special Champion Edition is frankly astonishing considering it's all on one lil' HuCard. Easily the equal of its Mega Drive and SNES brethren and you can put in a wallet!

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by ChipTune » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:35 pm

I'd go with New Adventure Island. It captures the original Wonder Boy formula perfectly. Retro platforming at its best!

Gekisha Boy (photo Boy) deserves a mention.

I look at it in depth on my blog today actually.. ... oy-pc.html

Volfied is also a brilliant game.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by adippm82 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:07 am

Has to be R-type I for me, because when I saw it on a screen in an import shop in 1989, I could not believe a console of that size was running a game that looked and played this good, and knew I had to have the console, much scrimping and saving later, and they were both mine.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by van » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:41 pm

Cosmic Fantasy 2 is my favorite by a country mile. Generally all of the Working Designs efforts were great fun (even though frustrating at times).

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by Hiro » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:22 am

R-Type conversion was awesome. It just edges Outrun and Strider, both fantastic on the PC Engine too.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by ArcadeMYK » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:52 pm

Have only played a PC-Engine once! At ByteBack in Stoke-on-Trent in 2009 - Naturally R-Type was on display so I gave it handful of runs and it just blew me away how close it was to the Arcade version I'd played so much before
From Game&Watch to PS2 and Arcade in between, its been so much fun every single step of the way.

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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by Tabe » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Devil's Crush - easily my favorite pinball game from that era.


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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by thompson9980 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:52 pm


I can't get passed level 4 so I've only ever needed the first HuCard...
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Re: From the forum issue 111

Post by nokgod » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:40 pm

I've never played on a PC Engine :( I feel inadequate.......
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