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Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:25 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
You've all got them, so let's hear them.

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:30 am
by lanky316
The first time I got every ship through. So so many times I got over excited thinking I'd done it and losing the last one, I'm sure the neighbours heard how pleased I was!

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:39 am
by Britnostalgic
The giant fortress, the last level if memory serves... you had to adjust the degree of elevation of your gun to wipe out the enemy. The fortress was bloody massive, armed to the teeth, but was slow to aim. I lost my first two tanks in awe of its structure.

With practice, and major loss of life, I eventually got the enemy to wave the white flag and surrender. Fantastic game!

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:16 pm
by Sputryk
Managing to blow the turret without loss of any tanks. Took many repeated plays to memorise all the trajectories, but it was worth the effort.

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:24 pm
by thevulture
Getting my ships through the cavern, was like taking my own life in me hands. Torpedo`s bloody thousands of`em, coming right at us!.

Used to find my body temp.would rocket struggling with this section.Sweating buckets by the end of it, i tell you! :lol:

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:32 pm
by ipmarks
The way the huge gun would slowly turn towards you, and the knowledge that if you slipped up too many times failing to shoot all the little squares then it would blow your bloody head off. Really edge of the seat stuff for it's day.

Really liked Beach Head.... it was also the first game I copied off a friend on a tape to tape recorder that actually worked (I'd better keep quiet about that one, or I'll get one of them solicitors letters that's going around).

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:32 pm
by jdanddiet
frantically trying to beat the cannon...

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:27 pm
by clarance
The nice big plops in the ocean when a shell struck nearby.

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:31 pm
by Havantgottaclue
No contest, the best moment was: the white flag. First game I ever beat.

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:47 pm
by paranoid marvin
Playing a much more exciting version of BAttleships!

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:07 pm
by yakmag
The sound of the attacking planes when they 'peeled off' after shooting your boats, sounded like the real thing!!

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:14 am
by sirclive1
The best moment for me was actually the " tank run " section , i was just so thrilled to finally get past the sea battle (i'd been playing it for over a year) . It was before the days wereby every detail of every level had already been shown in a magazine , so not knowing what was next was exciting and its a damn fine level as well.

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:40 pm
by Mayhem
The tank run, especially if you were trying to score censored and deliberately let them be wiped out by the gun at the end. The last couple of runs were always very, very tricky to get through without dying...

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:35 am
by Smurph
Has to be working out the perfect angle of elevation for your cannon to take out a battleship.

Re: Beach Head - Best Moment

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:12 pm
by Denny Haynes
The last level without a doubt, the tension this builds up is true marker as how retro games put to shame these so called megagames of today, and lets not forget all these levels within 64k, outstanding. Blowing up the bunker felt like a real achievement.