The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread

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Post by markopoloman » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:30 pm

Yeah but the abuse you get is good fun for the rest of us :lol: :lol:


I am doing another one at the mo - will post it fairly soon

ish.....

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Post by batman877 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:56 pm

EXOLON (1987) by Hewson


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Amstrad CPC version
At last we get an example where the Amstrad really comes out to shine. The graphics, whilst blocky as usual, are colourful and the animation is smooth with minimal slowdown. Surprisingly, the music and SFX are also brilliant, getting the most from the CPC's sound chip.


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Spectrum version
The Spectrum version has a charm of it's own. It maintains the Amstrad's large sprites and again the graphics are smooth and well drawn. Obviously they lack the spectacular colour and there is a small amount of slowdown when the explosions get hectic. Unfortuantely the title tune sounds underwhelming and is played too fast. The SFX are very good.


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Commodore 64 version
Before anyone complains that I've taken a poor screenshot of the C64 version, I haven't. The playing area really is that small! The impressive large graphics have gone from the other two versions, making this version loose it's charm. The playability is still there but it's such a shame the game is so ugly. The main character is monochrome and the explosions are very dull. The music, whilst better than the spectrum version, still sounds rather uninspired when compared to the CPC.


Overall

1. Amstrad
2. Spectrum
3. C64

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Post by khisanth » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:07 pm

good choice my man.
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Post by batman877 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:59 pm

khisanth wrote:good choice my man.
Thanks. Hewson were fantastic with making the most of the Amstrad versions. See also Cybernoid 1 and 2, Nebulus, Netherworld and Zynaps!

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Commando

Post by 1500graham » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:14 pm

Hi, i've just read the Commando comments & totally agree. Back in th'eighties when i saw the Speccy conversion i couldn't believe how good it was. I was really looking forward to the C64 version & although i loved the music (especially the loading tune) i was disappointed with the three levels. Give me Rambo II any day!

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Post by SirClive » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:46 am

1500graham wrote:Hi, i've just read the Commando comments & totally agree. Back in th'eighties when i saw the Speccy conversion i couldn't believe how good it was. I was really looking forward to the C64 version & although i loved the music (especially the loading tune) i was disappointed with the three levels. Give me Rambo II any day!
Cheers Graham, I tried not to let my Speccy bias affect my comments :D
Lazypoloman wrote:I am doing another one at the mo - will post it fairly soon

ish.....
Where is it Marko? That was 15th November when you posted that!!!!
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Post by markopoloman » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:24 am

Ooooops :oops:

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Post by SirClive » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm

We're still waiting!!!!
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:38 pm

Well, Having re-installed my PC and NOT backing up all of my docs.......... :oops:

BUT I will re-do it as the game is still stained on my brain :lol:

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Post by markopoloman » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:07 am

Hmmm - will get around to doing the other one again! BUT just re-installed my PC AGAIN!!!!!!

Got pi55ed off with my 2 sataII HD's - pain in the arse to set up - so got a cheap 160gb one (NOT SATA) :roll:


Only thing is - now I have 2x250Gb SataII HD's and a 160Gb HD in the pc and a 250Gb HD ans 160 Gb HD external!!!!! :lol:


Too much storage space!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:29 am

markopoloman wrote:Too much storage space!!!!!!
Just use a bunch of them for restore states and back-ups. I've got two internal 250 GB drives in my Mac, an external 250 GB drive that's a bootable weekly back-up, an external 200 GB drive that houses a 'clean' OS and applications install, and an external 160 GB drive that's for a daily user-folder back-up. I've also got a 200 GB drive in a drawer (to eventually house a clean install of my MacBook), and another 250 GB drive sitting on the floor (eventually for a daily back-up of said MacBook).

Information is important to keep safe! Now, get on with that comparison, you!
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:34 pm

And here I am with a simple 40Gb comp. :oops:
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:48 pm

Elgin_McQueen wrote:And here I am with a simple 40Gb comp. :oops:
Yeah, but my computer holds all of the data responsible for my livelihood, man. I've had two drive failures in four years (resulting in four days of panic-striken data-recovery), and there's no way I'm going through that again, hence the slightly paranoid and fairly bullet-proof automated back-ups.
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Post by GetDexter » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:52 pm

I have one internal 350GB hard drive and three external 250GB hard drives.

My internal drive is for modern games, Office documents, miscellaneous stuff.

Then I have

1 x external drive dedicated to retro gaming
1 x external drive dedicated to music storage (Mp3's, commercial albums, my own works in progress)
1 x external drive for digital photography (my own collections, commecial collections and e-books of photographs got off net)
As requested by the Tw@t himself - his account was Hijacked and has had a change of password.

Sorry Dexter!

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Post by markopoloman » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:00 pm

GetDexter wrote:I have one internal 350GB hard drive and three external 250GB hard drives.

My internal drive is for modern games, Office documents, miscellaneous stuff.

Then I have

1 x external drive dedicated to retro gaming
1 x external drive dedicated to music storage (Mp3's, commercial albums, my own works in progress)
1 x external drive for digital photography (my own collection OF ME NAKED, commecial collections and e-books of PORNOGRAPHY I got off net)

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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