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Offline TrekMD

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Let's Compare NARC
« on: June 11, 2014, 00:21:23 AM »
NARC is a 1988 arcade game that was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism of the arcade game industry. The object is to arrest and kill drug offenders, confiscate their money and drugs, and defeat "Mr. Big."  The game was ported to a few home systems like the NES but mostly to home computers.  I have to say some of these are some brave ports.  This would have done well on the Jaguar.  Let's have a look at the various versions...

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Re: Let's Compare NARC
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 16:07:34 PM »
I was always a big fan of NARC in the arcades but the home versions are a mixed bunch. Out of the 8-bit computer versions only the 128k Spectrum version gets it right. The Amstrad version is far too slow and the C64 version is far too fast, both are lacking in the number of enemies on screen. The NES version actually looks pretty decent considering the hardware. The Amiga and ST versions are both great.

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Re: Let's Compare NARC
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 20:52:14 PM »
I agree, the Amiga and ST versions really do look good and they seem to be the most accurate in the bunch.  The NES version does not look bad either but it is missing elements of the game.

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