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Post by stvd » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:25 pm

Can I vote for Dragon's Lair (Arcade)

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It was a ground breaking arcade machine.
It looks amazing.
It sounds amazing.
It made $32m in it's first 8 months.
It cost 50p a go (which equates to 50p per 30secs)
And it was a bloody nightmare to play.

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Post by Demonblaze » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:34 am

Am I allowed to vote for 2 games as I hate them both equally. I know I'm going to get flamed for this but I'd have to say Golden Eye on the N64. This game was hyped and worshipped and when I played it I was seriously underwhelmed. The fogging was bad, the colours were garrish, it was based on Peirce that tw@t from Mrs Doubtfire Brosnon and for me extremly boring as far as 1st person shooters go.

My 2nd choice would be pacman on the Atari 2600, probably the 2nd worse game on that console having just been overtaken by ET. It's so bad that the clone that you can play at the starting bar in Prey for the Xbox 360 is much better! :shock:
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:16 am

Demonblaze wrote:Am I allowed to vote for 2 games as I hate them both equally. I know I'm going to get flamed for this but I'd have to say Golden Eye on the N64. This game was hyped and worshipped and when I played it I was seriously underwhelmed. The fogging was bad, the colours were garrish, it was based on Peirce that tw@t from Mrs Doubtfire Brosnon and for me extremly boring as far as 1st person shooters go.

My 2nd choice would be pacman on the Atari 2600, probably the 2nd worse game on that console having just been overtaken by ET. It's so bad that the clone that you can play at the starting bar in Prey for the Xbox 360 is much better! :shock:

The rule is one nomination per person. And Pac-Man on the 2600 has been picked already..

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Post by stvd » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:13 am

The chances of Golden Eye being included are zero, I expect.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:07 pm

If he nominates it, it's in.
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Post by Get_in_Gear » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:14 am

stvd wrote:Can I vote for Dragon's Lair (Arcade)

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It was a ground breaking arcade machine.
It looks amazing.
It sounds amazing.
It made $32m in it's first 8 months.
It cost 50p a go (which equates to 50p per 30secs)
And it was a bloody nightmare to play.
Damn - there goes my choice.
I'll have to think of another now...
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:00 am

As for Goldeneye... I guess it depends on whether Demonblaze made a case for it actually being a really bad game, or just one he didn't like as much as everyone else. What do you think Craig?
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Post by MikeHive » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:53 am

Back in the day, I used to bloody hate Ecco the bloody Dolphin. That really was a godawful game.

I don't know if I'm just a 'Tendo fanboy or what, but an awful lot of stuff on the Mega Drive/Genesis seemed to be godawful... perhaps I was just unlucky and picked all the crap stuff.
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Post by Confessor » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:32 am

did anybody already mention Friday the 13th on the Speccy ?

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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:10 am

The Penultimate Ninja wrote:As for Goldeneye... I guess it depends on whether Demonblaze made a case for it actually being a really bad game, or just one he didn't like as much as everyone else. What do you think Craig?
The idea for the thread was to produce a list of turkeys, not games that were a bit of a disappointment. Even if someone didn't like Goldeneye that much, it'd be bloody hard to make a case for it being utterly utterly rubbish.
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Post by Get_in_Gear » Tue May 01, 2007 7:37 am

I think I'm gonna go with Transformers on the Speccy - simply because it should have been a dream license:

Giant robots that turn into vehicles, war machines and, erm, cassette recorders, wreaking carnage on planet Earth?
A massive, already established, fanbase gripped in a merchandise frenzy?
How could it go wrong, even taking into consideration the limitations of the 8-bit age?

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Instead we got a load of wimpy little stick men, who, for some reason, had decided galactic domination was achievable via mincing around on a load of ramps.
A disappointment in every way as far as I was concerned...
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Post by khisanth » Wed May 02, 2007 6:45 am

I have to agree with Bridge It on the CPC, awful!

But SuperGran is THE worst ever.
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Post by Sega2006 » Wed May 02, 2007 12:42 pm

khisanth wrote:I have to agree with Bridge It on the CPC, awful!

But SuperGran is THE worst ever.
I have Super Gran beleive it or not but it dosent seem to want to load on my speccy, then it is of course old
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Post by khisanth » Wed May 02, 2007 12:44 pm

Thats the Universe stepping in to make sure you DONT have to play it.
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Post by Sega2006 » Wed May 02, 2007 12:45 pm

Well at least I have more sling shot ammunition then :wink:
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