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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2012, 23:48:26 PM »
I was looking at what Mega CD games there were that were not released in PAL and came across this game - Ninja Warriors



I remember playing both the Spectrum and arcade version of this. It seems strange that a game that was so popular in the arcades was never released over here. Wouldn't mind playing this Mega CD version even if it does look a bit boring and dated these days.

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2012, 13:59:52 PM »
Great version of an awesome theme!

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2013, 19:40:16 PM »
Surprised to see Zero giving good scores to 2 MCD games i saw slamned elsewhere:

Sol-Feace Overall 80%

Graphics, Sound, addictiveness+Playability all getting 8's.

Earnest Evans Overall 90% and a Mega Zone award.

Graphics 9, sound 8, addict.9+Playability 8.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2013, 20:20:19 PM »
Sol Feace is AWESOME! Who would slam that? I need to get into my Mega CD more soon, I have 20+ great games including Wolfchild, Terminator and Battle Corps to name a few
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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2013, 21:17:09 PM »
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
Sol Feace is AWESOME! Who would slam that? I need to get into my Mega CD more soon, I have 20+ great games including Wolfchild, Terminator and Battle Corps to name a few

I probably would have, had i been given it to review at the time.Never went much on it as a MCD owner, BattleCorps and Terminator S.E were both A)Fantastic and B)Exactly the sort of games i wanted from the MCD.

UPDATE:Looks like i'll be ordering a slice or 2 of humble pie for my table, C+VG loved it as well:

Frank O'conner reviewed it:

Graphics 86%, Sound 90%, Playability 87%, Lastability 88%.

Overall 89%.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 12:14:36 PM »
Heavy Nova MCD review/C+VG

Graphics 81%
Sound 90%
Playability 78%
Lastability 79%
Overall 80%

Reviewer (and i've forgotten who it was... :-( ), sais rumour had it, developer was told to treat development of game as nothing more than a MD Cartridge game, just with the bonus of huge amounts of storage space, so they threw in lots of:Levels, sprites, music etc, but made no use of the MCD custom sprite chips.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 13:49:54 PM »
It's a pretty crap game so that score surprises me

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 14:28:22 PM »
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It's a pretty crap game so that score surprises me

Given C+VG's history of scores given over the years, nothing surprises me.

Love getting feedback from people who played/own the games i'm bringing up on here and seeing how they differ in views to those the 'professional' reviewers had.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2013, 15:31:07 PM »
Do you have any of the console reviews Rogue Trooper? Curious to see what the rating for a Mega CD system was when it came out.

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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2013, 18:27:28 PM »
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Do you have any of the console reviews Rogue Trooper? Curious to see what the rating for a Mega CD system was when it came out.

Whilst i've several features looking at the Mega CD, be it on it's own or a VS (SNES VS MCD), UK Press did'nt rate it as such, after all the hardware is only as good as the games that used it, so 'best' i can do is continue to post game review scores from various UK Publications and you guys say wether you think they are 'fair' or not.

Hows that sound?-Not touching things like MEGA though, those muppets initally claimed the MCD had NO custom sprite hardware, Doh!.

2 EDGE review scores on MCD:

Slipheed 7/10 (graphically far more impressive than starfox, but not as involving, pathetic bosses).

Ecco The Dolphin 8/10.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013, 18:52:29 PM »
Is the Model I or II preferred more in some parts of Europe over other parts?

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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 19:03:09 PM »
Model 1 for Stereo sound  8)

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2013, 22:49:38 PM »
Found a few more odds n sods from the UK press:

C+VG in previewing it from Japan, talked of their being no reason not to expect SEGA to convert likes of Rad Mobile, G-Loc, Powerdrift (any of their Scaler based coin-ops) to MCD as hardware ideally suited (we knew that, C+VG knew that, SEGA however.....sigh.).

In their SNES VS MCD feature, they said MCD was a 'dead hard' bit of kit, only trouble was 1st few games were'nt really tapping into the hardware, Sol Feace-they said was a dissapointment in the graphics dept, no better than MD cart shooters like Thunderforce etc and could be mistaken for a cart game....and ' a little birdie' had told them Sonic 2 was appearing on MCD 1st.....


British games press eh? lol.