Issue 48's Retro Shamer: Bad Street Brawler

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Issue 48's Retro Shamer: Bad Street Brawler

Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:47 am

First, a caveat: I've never played the NES version of Bad Street Brawler, better known as Street Hassle, but this Beam Software effort was a reasonable, if somewhat limited, beat 'em up on the Speccy and C64, typically scoring around the 7/10 mark. Perhaps the NES version is significantly worse, but I was quite surprised to see it in the 'hate zone' in the current issue.

Um, that's all.
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Post by yethboth » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:00 am

Looking forward in reading Issue 48's Retro Shamer game. :)
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Post by merman » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:39 am

I have to agree with Craig - it's not Rise of the Robots bad, even with its tabloid-baiting violence... I've only flicked through issue 48 so far, but there's some nice stuff in there...
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Post by psj3809 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:50 am

Its arrived !

Need a thread for issue 48 !!

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Post by Mayhem » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:57 am

The guy who wrote it on the C64 (not sure if he did the NES version) was Andrew Davie, who is actually more well known today in 2600 circles for producing excellent homebrew games such as Qb (and is working on, I kid you not, getting Boulderdash running on the 2600!). He also wrote the (unpublished) conversion of Exploding Fist for NES, the ROM of which I still need to write some words for and get "published" on Frank's site at some point! :roll:

According to GB64 he also wrote Mugsy's Revenge (a deffo stinker) and Asterix for Beam Software, and two very good Pac-man conversions for Thunder Mountain.

As for the game itself, I have to concur. It's not great but it's way, way above being RotR/Last Battle badness...
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:32 am

They're opinion pieces...
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Post by The Universal » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:38 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:They're opinion pieces...
Arguably :P
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:42 am

The Universal wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:They're opinion pieces...
Arguably :P
You can't see but i'm sticking two fingers up at you. Can you guess which ones.
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Post by The Universal » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:56 am

Heh, I hope you washed em 8)
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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:12 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:You can't see but i'm sticking two fingers up at you. Can you guess which ones.
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Post by LeeT » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:13 am

It seems that last months intro to the 'Rubber Beermat' website has been used again on the WOS piece.

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Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:51 am

As we've said in the past, the Retro Shamer pieces are merely a bit of fun-poking and opinion.

Admittedly, I've never played the C64 version because my love for Bad Street Brawler ended two minutes into playing the NES version. Parting with the best part of forty quid for a dull, repetitive game where you play a man in yellow pants fighting gorillas and grannies is (in my opinion) shameful :wink:

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Post by The Universal » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:20 am

Arguably shameful ;)
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Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:33 am

Of course :D

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Post by psj3809 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:36 am

Stuart@retrogamer wrote:Parting with the best part of forty quid for a dull, repetitive game where you play a man in yellow pants fighting gorillas and grannies is (in my opinion) shameful :wink:
Was it really 40 quid ? Suppose games were back then when they were released, ouch !

I used to be in tears if i had spent 7.95 on a dire Speccy game !

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