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Post by Dudley » Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:51 am

I'm not sure where this comes from.

Dangerous Streets was reviewed by The ONE back in its EMAP days by Simon Byron.

He gave it 22%.

Maverick did a cheat thing on it but I can't find a review.
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Post by chinnyhill10 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:43 am

Amstrad Action and the GX4000 version of Navy Seals. In the review they admitted it was so hard that Ocean gave them a cheat so they would see later levels. In reality no normal gamer would get off level 1.

Good game, looked and sounded lovely but the hardness would (for me) relegate it to around 70%.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:58 am

chinnyhill10 wrote:Amstrad Action and the GX4000 version of Navy Seals. In the review they admitted it was so hard that Ocean gave them a cheat so they would see later levels. In reality no normal gamer would get off level 1.

Good game, looked and sounded lovely but the hardness would (for me) relegate it to around 70%.
Well imho , any game where the vast majority can only play 1 level deserves less than 10%
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Post by chinnyhill10 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:42 am

paranoid marvin wrote: Well imho , any game where the vast majority can only play 1 level deserves less than 10%
It's not that bad! And the first level is quite big and it is possible to feel a sense of progression. But it is rock hard.

I think C+VG gave it about 75%.

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Post by sirclive1 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:24 am

Nemesis on the spectrum was a terrible conversion - recieved a sinclair user classic award in issue 60 .

Critical Mass by Durell again on the spectrum was awarded a crash smash at 90% in issue 12 , very overated.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:26 am

sirclive1 wrote:Nemesis on the spectrum was a terrible conversion - recieved a sinclair user classic award in issue 60 .

Critical Mass by Durell again on the spectrum was awarded a crash smash at 90% in issue 12 , very overated.
agreed about Nemesis , although I always liked Critical Mass.
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Post by psj3809 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:44 am

Yep totally agree about Nemesis, dire game that was. Same with Jailbreak. Sad as theyre two great arcade games.

I always liked Critical Mass back in the day, think i was a huge Durrel fan back then but playing it again its boring as anything. Nice idea but dull

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Post by mikeb » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:13 pm

Same with Jailbreak. Sad as theyre two great arcade games
Ack.. the god awful C64 conversion had been purged clean from my memory until I read this ;)

Which leads to yet another good feature idea.. tracking down the people responsible for the worst arcade conversions ever and beating them with a big stic.. eh.. I mean talking to to them about what went wrong..

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Post by chinnyhill10 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:13 pm

sirclive1 wrote:Nemesis on the spectrum was a terrible conversion - recieved a sinclair user classic award in issue 60 .
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IIRC Sinclair User had an entirely different version of Nemisis to everyone else. One that never existed.

Videogames journo (and founder member of the Queen appreciation society) Stuart Campbell exposed this criminal deception on his website. However I now can't find the article.

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Post by psj3809 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:21 pm

Great article, forgot about this.

Yep those original screenshots looked so good. The real version was dire, just terrible. Keep trying to give it another shot and like it but its just so so poor.

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Post by mikeb » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:29 pm

The best bit was the loading screen :shock:

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Post by TMR » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:58 pm

mikeb wrote:The best bit was the loading screen :shock:
That's dumped from the C64 version, i think?

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Post by NorthWay » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:51 pm

mikeb wrote:Which leads to yet another good feature idea.. tracking down the people responsible for the worst arcade conversions ever and beating them with a big stic.. eh.. I mean talking to to them about what went wrong..
Yes!

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Post by thl » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:09 pm

Don't know if Mega Drive's Strider II (aka Journey from Darkness: Strider Returns) would be in contention for being a rather overrated sequel.

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