Bombjack is one of a few arcade games , where the likelihood is that most people never actually played it in the arcade , they played it on their home system . Invariably the first version of a game you become accostumed to remains your favourite , irrespective of flashier graphics on a version you'd never played previously.GarryG wrote:So (for example) why do many people prefer the spectrum version of Bomb Jack above all others then, including the original?Dudley wrote:Forza 2, Viewtiful Joe, Jet Set Radio, Shadow of the colossus. All would be massively compromised on machines with less power and worst graphics. Graphics are not a replacement for gameplay, they're part of it.
IMO it's because of the smooth game-play, yes the graphics are good for the Specie, but other versions (especially the Arcade board original) had better.
And don't just say 'fanboys' that's a cop-out not an answer
Many people like 'Blue Stinger' on the DC, more than similar games with much better implemented graphics. They site the game-play of this as the primary reason for liking it more.paranoid marvin wrote: I'm still waiting for someone to name a game with poor , jerky graphics (takng into account the capabiliies of the machine) but which has great gameplay. There are very few that I can think of , where you battle against the graphics because the gameplay is so captivating
The opposite end of this coin would be the top notch graphics implementation of the Shenmue games, again some people don't like these because of the game-play, while others love them!
BTW there's nothing wrong with the graphics on the Speccy version - considering the hardware limitations , the quality of the graphics , and their smooth movement , I would class this as top-notch. If , however , the graphics had been poorly drawn , and Bombjack jerked instead of floating , then perhaps people wouldn't have played it so much