Choices for issue 67

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Choice for issue 67

Axelay - SNES
12
8%
Metal Slug 3 - Neo Geo, Wii etc
9
6%
Banshee - Amiga 500
12
8%
Streets of Rage 2 - Mega Drive
32
22%
River Raid - Atari 2600
14
10%
Gods - Amiga, Mega Drive, SNES etc#
5
3%
Pilot Wings - SNES
10
7%
Beach Head - C64, various
21
15%
California Games - C64, Mega Drive, various
12
8%
Rainbow islands - Arcade various
17
12%
 
Total votes: 144

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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:43 am

Just to let you know the next game will be going up on Monday. So be sure to vote if you haven't already.
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Smurph » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:58 pm

You really should just go with Moonwalker, Darran. Streets of Rage 2 is a great game, but has everyone not played it about 14 million times already?
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by SirClive » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm

Smurph wrote:You really should just go with Moonwalker, Darran. Streets of Rage 2 is a great game, but has everyone not played it about 14 million times already?
I agree.
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Team Alfie » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:46 am

I wouldn't mind SOR2 so much if it weren't for the fact that I (and probably many others) already replayed it on the Ultimate Mega Drive Collection thingy on PS3 a couple of months ago. To be fair, I've also replayed Moonwalker two times this year, including once since MJ's death, but I could listen to that music for at least 150 more playthroughs.
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:40 am

Right then. Based on feedback both in this thread and elsewhere on the forum I'm going to do two things.

Moonwalker will be the next game we play.

A new poll will be done, to ensure that featured games are popular, but not ones that have featured quite heavily in the magazine. I appreciate that this will no doubt annoy some, but I want to try and create something that as many people as possible will join in with.

While Streets of Rage 2 would have been cool (because it's accessible to so many gamers thanks to recent compilations) it's going to feel like covering the same ground.

I'll set up the next lot of threads in the next day or two.
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Geese » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:20 am

Its got to be Metal Slug3,i know its not the best one by a long way,but the artwork is cool and would look real prety in the mag!

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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Megamixer » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:09 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: Moonwalker will be the next game we play.
Well, that's me out then :cry:

Won't catch me trying to get that one on ebay at the moment!

No doubt I'll look forward to reading about it in the mag though - I'll make sure not to read this bit of the forum in the meantime :)
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Grizzly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:23 pm

Megamixer wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: Moonwalker will be the next game we play.
Well, that's me out then :cry:

Won't catch me trying to get that one on ebay at the moment!

No doubt I'll look forward to reading about it in the mag though - I'll make sure not to read this bit of the forum in the meantime :)

i did offer to lend it. the offers still there! ive played it to completeion many times so i dont mind playing through via emulation this time around.


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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Roo » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:28 am

I voted for California Games. Streets of Rage 2 is too obvious, Rainbow Island & Pilotwings are good but were never my favourites, and MS3 is gash.
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by marius » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:16 pm

Streets of rage was a great game, but I had already played other similarly themed games. Beach Head felt innovative and was a game you would continue to play even after finishing it.

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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Zetr0 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:16 pm

even though I recently beat Streets of Rage 2..... I dont mind playing again.... (thank god it wasn't gods.... such an appauling game!!!)


@marius

I have to agree, Beach Head is indeed an Awesome game, never before and seldom since has a collection of different games felt like a whole package.... with shooting at planes from the boat, getting your landing craft in position, destroying landbased turrest... such a game... what tied it together was the reliance of the previous (missions) gamestypes ...

yes lost a few days/weeks/months as a child to that one..... I felt though Beach Head 2 was missing that same somthing.... did you know there was a Beach Head 2002 ?

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(this is all looking Familiar..... hmmmmm.... )

hmm from those screens it seems more an Operation Wolf clone than that of our Dear Beachy Head!
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by marius » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:07 am

Ah, that's right...I had completely forgotten about the 2002-release of beach head. Is it any good?

And yeah, beach head was bloody brilliant...at least for it's time:)
Hmm, perhaps its time to give it another spin...

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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by monty still running » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:03 pm

Has to be cal games............. i remeber playing it for hours on sms. and once getting 9.5 on surfing!!!!!!!!!
never been able to do it again.

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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by ']['enacious » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:57 pm

So when does polling start for issue 68?
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Re: Choices for issue 67

Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:47 am

']['enacious wrote:So when does polling start for issue 68?
68 is already in the shops!
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