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Post by JetSetWilly » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:52 am

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1942 was another. LOVED this game in the arcade and LOVED Elites arcade conversions back then but try as i might i thought this game was terrible and i couldnt believe Elite couldnt do a good version[/quote]

thats like quite a lot of Elite's conversions, then. bar Bomb Jack, of course.
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:02 am

Dont think thats true.

Commando was excellent and up with Bombjack as one of the best conversions.
Paperboy was very good and very playable
Space Harrier was surprisingly good on the Speccy
Bombjack was of course amazing
Ikari Warriors was an excellent 2 player Commando
Ghost n Goblins despite being hard was an excellent conversion
Buggy Boy wasnt bad at all


1942 for me was the worst of their arcade conversions.

Are you honestly saying the only good one was Bombjack ?

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Post by Tapey297 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:38 am

It absolutely has to be Double Dragon on the c64 yes it was only £1.99 but it was the worst thing ever.

A special mention goes to Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego on the megadrive (which had a stunning review in one mag) The most boring thing I ahve ever played.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:32 pm

psj3809 wrote:Dont think thats true.

Commando was excellent and up with Bombjack as one of the best conversions.
Paperboy was very good and very playable
Space Harrier was surprisingly good on the Speccy
Bombjack was of course amazing
Ikari Warriors was an excellent 2 player Commando
Ghost n Goblins despite being hard was an excellent conversion
Buggy Boy wasnt bad at all


1942 for me was the worst of their arcade conversions.

Are you honestly saying the only good one was Bombjack ?
You are spot on with you views on the games above PSJ.
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:43 pm

stvd wrote:
DanDare wrote:Soul Calibur II on Dreamcast.
:shock: WOW!


Mine would be Jet Set Willy II.
At the time I bought it I thought I was getting a brand new game and not the original with some extra rooms. :cry:
My sentiments EXACTLY!!

How on Earth can you say that about SC???

It betters it's arcade parent in every possible way.

Believe me, there must be about 5 people (if that) on the this planet that think the same as you. Seriously, people that DON'T rate SC on DC are few and far between.

Can I ask,

Do you speak to someone, on a personal basis....perhaps once a week or more.....in an air conditioned office......who listens to your feelings.....and tries to make sense of your thought process??

I could slap you right now! :evil:

(EDITED - I read Dudley's comments about the II prefix straight after I had posted) :lol:
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Post by bonerlaw » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:48 am

Atari Lynx.....hear me out! "Wow, blue lightning is amazing! what sound, what visuals, what gameplay, I cant wait for the second level..........wtf?!?!............what do you mean I need MORE batteries!"
A great system, belied by absolutely shocking battery life!!

Oh, and Lynx deodorant! Those adverts are toss! I never got any bow chicka wow wow! :lol:
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Post by Dudley » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:34 am

EvilArmourKing wrote: (EDITED - I read Dudley's comments about the II prefix straight after I had posted) :lol:
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Post by Arv » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:32 am

Dragons Lair - Spectrum

What was i thinking..
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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:28 am

A Nuon with Tempest 3000. £170 to play a game that turned out to be worse than Tempest 2000 in pretty much every regard, and a hefty great machine taking up a load of space under my telly to boot. I think I got about half a day's play for my money, although to be fair it came in handy when I needed to cover the Nuon-only Space Invaders game for next month's Definitive.

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Post by emkay » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:05 am

One Man & His Droid on the A8. The hugest crap I've ever seen and heared.
Crap gameplay aswell.
Particular the soundtrack could have been a cause for some "smart money indiction".

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Post by AlleyKat » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:59 am

Nemesis on the spectrum was a real stinker. I was one of the poor unfortunates misled by the Sinclair User review and YS preview which appeared to be based on mocked-up screens and nothing more.

Only the purchase of Head over Heels a few weeks later was able to sooth this monstrous affront to all that is great and beautiful.
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Post by pipoldchap » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:05 am

ANY sports games I've bought, I haven't enjoyed. I tried to get into the Madden Hype... No Go. Racing? No can do. Basketball/Footy/Hockey... No delight there. You'd think I'd learn NOT to buy them (even if they are shiny and new for £2... THERE'S A REASON)

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Post by northern_gooner » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:33 am

The biggest disappointment

The Playstation 3

Sony have a lot to do software wise before it redeems itself in my eyes

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Post by felgekarp » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:44 am

pipoldchap wrote:ANY sports games I've bought, I haven't enjoyed. I tried to get into the Madden Hype... No Go. Racing? No can do. Basketball/Footy/Hockey... No delight there. You'd think I'd learn NOT to buy them (even if they are shiny and new for £2... THERE'S A REASON)

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Post by russgalleywood » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:57 pm

necronom wrote:Probably Sanxion. I didn't like the game very much at all, but the picture and music were so good that it didn't feel quite so bad. To this day, I still call "The Montagues and the Capulets" the "Sanxion High-Score table music" whenever I hear it.
I agree about Sanxion!

Walked two miles to town up a bloody big hill to get that cause the bus fare went on it!

A really dull, generic shooter almost saved by the music :)

I found Bombjack II to be very dissapointing on the Speccy after the excellent Bombjack on the same.
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