Readers Retro Shamer: Episode 3

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Which game would you like to see as the next Retro Shamer?

Superman 64 (N64)
Bionic Granny (C64)
Zoids (C64)
Captain America and the Avengers (SNES)
Total votes: 50

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Readers Retro Shamer: Episode 3

Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:54 am

You guys know the drill.

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Post by MikeHaggar » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:06 am

Another month voting for Superman 64 then.

I recently had another attempt to play Superman 64 too. And it's still as bad as I remembered :lol:

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Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:24 am

3rd time lucky for me I hope.....come on Bionic Granny!!
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Post by David » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:26 am

I have never played or even heard of Bionic Granny, but it sounds awesome :D

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Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:48 am

David wrote:I have never played or even heard of Bionic Granny, but it sounds awesome :D
If by 'awesome', you mean 'unmitigated crap', you're right. It's one of the worst games on the C64, although an interesting angle for a Retro Shamer would be that it's by the Darlings.
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Post by ShadowMan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:54 am

Another vote for Superman 64. Apart from all the fogging, cardboard cutout looking characters and gameplay which largely revolved around flying through rings should have been clear indications that it is a bad game. How it got through testing is still a mystery.
A nod goes to Captain America though. How one of my favorite Arcade games could get such dismal ports (the megadrive one ain't much cop either) is just sad. Glad I own the PCB!
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Post by mohicankid » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:33 am

i loved superman 64 :oops:

i think you should all bloody well leave it alone! :x

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Post by Titan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:39 am

Superman 64, having heard how epically bad it is :P

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Post by merman » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:52 am

The one you should NOT vote for is Zoids... it's not a *bad* game, it's just difficult to understand and not really aimed at the kids who bought the toys.
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Post by Dunjohn » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:31 pm

Superman 64's the only one I remember from it's time, and I only know about Bionic Granny from the last Shamer poll. I'm very tempted to vote for Granny just to see what all the fuss is about, but I'll go for Supes. Never played it myself, am keenly aware of its reputation though so I relish the thought of forcing someone else to play it for screenshots.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:52 pm

merman wrote:The one you should NOT vote for is Zoids... it's not a *bad* game, it's just difficult to understand and not really aimed at the kids who bought the toys.
I agree , it's also got fab music on the C64
I bought it and was still naffed off though , as it was virtually impossible to figure out

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Post by markopoloman » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:04 pm

Bionic Granny for the win!

ZOIDS :shock: Is that a joke option???? I loved that game - the graphics were not too hot - but graphics don't make the game good :roll:

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Post by yethboth » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:36 am

I had Zoids on the Speccy when I was little. This has got to be one of the worst, misleading and most dissapointing games I have ever played due to the fact that as a small boy, I was a huge Zoids toy fan and the front cover of the games cassette case looked excting and promising. How wrong I was! I did not understand the game whatsoever and could not get anywhere with it. In result, I quickly became bored and extremely dissapointed in it. :cry:
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Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:28 am

I voted for Captain America And The Avengers on SNES, my personal hatred of that game is pretty well documented. It's much, much worse than even the average Mega Drive version.

Superman 64 is a justified poll winner though (this time)....I only hope that Captain America hasn't been let off the hook and will be shamed at a later date though....
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Post by pantal00ns » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:17 am

I actually liked Zoids :shock:
Can't bring myself to vote for a superhero.

So Bionic Granny gets it up the chuff....


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