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Missing the point

Post by RetroENZO » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:05 pm

Any games played where you've completely missed the point of what you're meant to be doing?

One to start you off: I never actually knew that Skool Daze had an aim. Maybe it was because I only ever had it on a C90 and never on an original cassette. I just thought you had to get to the end of the school day without incurring too many lines. I kept wondering why I kept ending up going to lunch several times during the day.
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Post by sscott » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:44 pm

One man and his droid...
Just seemed to be a bunch of crazy sprites flying around the screen, didn't know what was going on and after 30 secs I didn't want to know.
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Post by SirClive » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:45 pm

Paradroid. Where's the fun :?
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Post by bonerlaw » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:49 pm

Pokemon.......just cant seem to find the point! (Strangely though, I love the SNK vs Capcom card game!)
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Post by sscott » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:55 pm

Pacman
Do you have to eat those dots or something?
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Post by * » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:36 pm

I never understood the point of the light and medium kick and punch buttons in Street Fighter style games.

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Post by ShadowMan » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:41 pm

* wrote:I never understood the point of the light and medium kick and punch buttons in Street Fighter style games.
I know what you mean! when I got Street Fighter Alpha 3 I only really used the Heavy attacks, it was only when I started learning to combo properly did I get the point as light attacks are great ways to follow through to bigger combos.

I never really got the point of collecting all of the upgrades in any Metroid game knowing as soon as I started the next one I would have to start from square 1 again!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:52 pm

Zoids - what.the F**K is going on?!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:58 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Zoids - what.the F**K is going on?!

Same goes for Tir-Na-Nog , Dun Darach , Marsport and One Man And His Droid
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Post by Xesh » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:56 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Zoids - what.the F**K is going on?!
*In a Marvin the paranoid android voice* I could say the same about life. :lol:

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:29 pm

Yar's Revenge. It took until a fellow member of this forum explained it before I could play it!
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Post by Sureshot » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:53 pm

Fruit machine simulators. Why the hell?

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Post by bigfreakypossum » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:55 am

I don't understand half of the games on the 2600. I thought this would be a great idea for a game show, where you race against other players to determine the objective of the game. If you guess the theme of the game you get double points.

contestant: 'Ok... lessseee here.. there's a yellow bar that moves back and forth at the bottom of the screen. a white square on the right. A number in the upper left hand corner. An orange dot keeps bouncing around. Oh I get it.. if you bounce the orange square towards the white box the number goes up by two. That's your score!'

host: 'Correct! You get 100 points and advance to the final round. But you missed the bonus points, the game is 'Basketball'.

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Post by Xesh » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:39 pm

Sureshot wrote:Fruit machine simulators. Why the hell?
Add to that train simulators, fishing games and football (soccer for our US members) games.

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Post by * » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:13 pm

I didn't realise you can launch the Force Pod in the R-Type games until about 2 years ago.
When I was younger I must have spent hours of my life trying to kill the level 1 boss with the charge beam before it squashed my ship. Of course, I never succeded. :lol:

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