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The 73% Trials

Post by Dudley » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:59 am

Amiga Power determined that the lowest score you could give a game without incurring the wrath of the publisher was 73%.  The lazy score.  The "If you like this kind of thing you'll like this" score, the "I played this for 20 minutes" score.

So we're finding the 73% reviews and we're putting them, and the magazines on trial. One game at a time.
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Today's Game : Super Space Invaders on the Amiga, published by Domark, Converted by The Kremlin.
Today's Defendant : The One Amiga. Issue 38. November 1991.

https://youtu.be/8PV3wc8E_4E

Court is in session.
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Post by Dudley » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:55 pm

In 1994 there were two Mickey Mouse games in as many months. Is that why one of them got 73% in Super Play or were there shenanigans?

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Re: The 73% Trials

Post by Dudley » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:57 am

Gunstar Heroes is considered by many to be one of the standout Mega Drive games.  But Sega Power gave it the dreaded 73% on launch.  Do they have good reasoning or was this a reviewer who couldn't be bothered?  Court is in session.

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Re: The 73% Trials

Post by Dudley » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:18 pm

Tom Cruise's follow up to Top Gun could not have been more 80s, but to Total, the Game Boy spin off game was absolutely 73.  Was the review a podium winner or embedded in the wall at turn 2?

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Re: The 73% Trials

Post by Dudley » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:24 pm

The conspiracy unravels, the Magazine that uncovered the mark of the beast may be guilty of past crimes itself.  The trail of the century, in the season finale of The 73% Trials!

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Re: The 73% Trials

Post by Dudley » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:03 am

Time to put up or shut up, after an entire series of putting 73% reviews on trial, what would I personally give 7/10 to.

Well here's one, The Incredible Crash Dummies on Master System. I just hope I justify it well enough to avoid jail...

https://youtu.be/_6w0wxHDsTY
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