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Announcements and Feedback / Re: Forum Layout
« on: July 01, 2016, 02:46:32 AM »
Yup! I haven't been around for awhile - but life has settled down and I'm starting to lurk again - I think it's great as is.

General Retro Chat / Re: Meteor - an Asteroids Clone
« on: June 11, 2016, 06:28:21 AM »
Neat, thanks for posting this!  Years ago I used the ECS to access the sprites from the cartridge, but I never could get the 'reset' glitch to work. 

Now I know what I was missing :)

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Vector-based Arcade Games of the 80?s
« on: September 06, 2013, 00:48:56 AM »
Cool, thanks for the link!  I used to love those games, they felt so immersive and advanced.

Atari Chat / Re: Big Atari Jaguar News!
« on: September 05, 2013, 06:09:15 AM »
Awesome video, it's a shame these games never came out :-

Retro News & Chat / Re: Homebrew Heroes feedback thread
« on: August 31, 2013, 17:33:13 PM »
...and I'm an idiot, I just noticed it as a sticky on the Forums - I guess I missed it because I usually just look at New Posts.   I'll go there.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Homebrew Heroes feedback thread
« on: August 31, 2013, 17:32:17 PM »
This is the first I've heard about your publication, I'd love to check it out - can you shoot me a link?

Nintendo Chat / Re: The NES Thread
« on: August 30, 2013, 19:21:04 PM »
If I remember correctly Nintendo was suing those rental stores trying to get them to stop renting NES games.  A quick search found an article to back this up:

General Retro Chat / Re: Any Intellivision owner?
« on: August 30, 2013, 16:23:24 PM »
I wasn't aware he had passed on :-   Thanks for providing the link.

Introductions / Re: Hello All From A Loud Mouth
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:30:16 AM »
Welcome!  My brother is a big poster at NintendoAge, his handle is JHawkZZ.  Very exciting to have you here!

General Retro Chat / Re: Any Intellivision owner?
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:55:05 AM »
@Gorf - LOL yeah but I'm much scrawnier than I appear in the pic

@jdanddiet - I know exactly what you mean, hitting the ball the wrong way can result in serious laughter!  My dad used to love Sea Battle but at the time it was way over my head :-  Did you ever play bi-planes on Triple Action? That's another great 2 player one.

@TrekMD - Whoa cool I'm guessing it's a homebrew one?  I'll have to check it out.

Nintendo Chat / Re: The NES Thread
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:49:55 AM »
Quote from: "Gorf"
Quote from: "TrapZZ"
It's so weird to me that the NES wasn't well received over there, I just can't get my head around it!  I understand the reasons but it's so ingrained in U.S. culture I feel like I'm looking at a parallel universe when you talk about it. 

Similar to Back to the Future 2... :39:

Still scratching my head as to why it was ever well received over here.


Really?  Wow I'd love to hear your perspective.   Here's mine:
At the time I was playing an aging Intellivision and A8.  Once I saw the likes of Zelda and Metroid nothing in my current library could compare to the graphics or gameplay experience.  It was an affordable alternative to the awesome ST and Amiga computers which I would never be able to purchase.

SMS, 7800, and whatever else I'm forgetting hadn't arrived yet.  NES was the first one on the scene.

Retro News & Chat / Re: The Retro A-Z
« on: August 28, 2013, 23:12:25 PM »
[size=180]L[/size] is for Lethal Enforcers on the Sega CD!

Nintendo Chat / Re: The NES Thread
« on: August 27, 2013, 22:30:25 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrapZZ"
Double Dragon is one of the WORST offenders.

Indeed, Ninja Gaiden is another one of the worst suspects.

You will like THIS THREAD I think!

Ah yes, that's a great read - thanks!

Nintendo Chat / Re: The NES Thread
« on: August 27, 2013, 22:21:39 PM »
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
So, i'm looking at front cover of back issue of Retro Gamer, said cover story is:

The Untold Story Behind The Spectrums Infamous Port:

Now, what could it be? ZX Spectrum had sooo many ports, many of them superb, esp.for the hardware.Chase H.Q? R-Type?, Afterburner? to all those, it is of course...'GRADIUS'.

Sorry, who? ohhh you mean NEMESIS!!!

Which is exactly what the article is entitled inside:

Coin-Op Capers#4 Nemesis.

So a UK publication, dealing with a UK home micro and conversion to it, but front cover does'nt use UK name.

Like i said earlier, looks like someone keen to crack the markets other than UK, which, let me be crystal clear, is fine, i understand 100% the magazine, as does any other, needs to reach a mass market to survive, but please, a little honesty from the publisher please, say that.It's nothing to be ashamed of...unlike re-writing UK NES history.....


Wow that's really interesting.  Being a US reader I was surprised how many titles retained the name across both continents.  Now I see how mislead I've been!

Nintendo Chat / Re: The NES Thread
« on: August 27, 2013, 22:20:03 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
...I didn't have a NES until recently.  DC seems to think I'm some fanboy because of that!  LOL

Not so! I just had you down as a retro gamer with better taste!  :21:  Well, how did you propose I get a taste for the system?  Like I said, I never had one before.  Needed to get one to see what the fuss was all about!  ;)  So far I'm hating how arcade ports are not like the games they are supposed to be porting.  There are exceptions, of course, but it is clearly a recurring thing with the system.

Double Dragon is one of the WORST offenders.  Fortunately when it came out I had an SMS with a nearly arcade perfect (for the time) port.

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