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Retro News & Chat / Re: Let's Compare - Adventure Island
« on: May 22, 2015, 22:49:07 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I'm with you there.  The TG version I think may be the best of the bunch.

Wii version is by a country mile.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Positives & Negatives
« on: May 22, 2015, 22:48:21 PM »
Quote from: "vandro"
Sonic negatives? Erm perhaps not enough of tails?

Woah there brother, step yoself back. Not ENOUGH Tails?!

That's crazy talk.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: May 22, 2015, 22:46:05 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Is the PSP retro enough?  Good question!

Well, no, it isn't - yet - but the game sort of is being a remake.

In other news, I completed Exed Exes (PSP compilation of arcade games on the Vita) and it's one of the worst games I've ever played.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: May 21, 2015, 17:32:44 PM »
Is Mega Man Maverick Hunter X for the PSP retro enough yet? It gets a bit of a pass being a remake of Mega Man X.

Sadly, it isn't a patch on the original. Terrible voice acting, soulless 2.5D graphics, and the music is boring and generic. Boo!

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Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:52:59 AM »
I suppose it is a lot when you write them all down :)

I've completed 34 so far this year, which is on for a record.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: May 03, 2015, 20:53:33 PM »
Since my last post...

I've finished up the previously started Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS and Mario 64 (Wii U). I then moved onto new-but-retro-feeling Titan Souls (Vita) and completed that.

Then I went back to two games I started a while back but never got round to finishing: Shantae (GBC on the 3DS), which looks fantastic and if it wasn't for a painful backtracking would be nigh on perfect, and Mega Man 7 (SNES on the Wii U) which didn't start well but was at least as good as some of the NES games in the end - don't know why it gets so much stick.

Non-retro, I've also been playing Yakuza 4 (PS3, completed), the two new 3DS StreetPass games, Zombies and Fishing (which are both ace), Bernband (Mac, PC version available) which is very retro looking and not really a game, rather a fun diversion (it's free - you should try it), Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) with it's new DLC pack, Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (Wii U) which is very much like Gauntlet, and the new Free to Play Pokemon Rumble World on the 3DS.

Oh, and I've rediscovered Boxer, so have played a bit of DOS Lemmings, and this evening played Morkin II (a clone of Chaos, but is so old itself now it's well retro) with my 6 year old daughter, who has decided this is all we're going to do tomorrow.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Super Hero Games
« on: April 15, 2015, 19:16:09 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
While reading Classic Console Magazine I noticed a game for the Genesis/MD that I had not seen and that is based on superheroes from the Malibu Comics universe - Ex-Mutants.  Anyone familiar with these heroes?  Many feel they are a rip off of Marvel's X-Men.

[align=center:ch3h79l6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InSKqnks_2c[/align:ch3h79l6]

I remember the game. It was pretty good too. Knew it was based on a comic (Megatech mentioned it!) but never read them or seen anything else about them since though.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Super Hero Games
« on: April 15, 2015, 19:01:51 PM »
Oh, and I should mention the great Scott Adams (no, not the Dilbert one) text adventures. They had some... odd... puzzles (I think to break out of some ropes as Bruce Banner you had to BITE LIP to turn into Hulk!?) but I loved them.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Super Hero Games
« on: April 15, 2015, 18:55:46 PM »
Then came some crap games based on later films, and the less said about Batman Begins on the Xbox, the better. Thankfully, they picked up again with the incredible Arkham Asylum (and to a slightly lesser extent, City and Origins), and of course the three brilliant Lego Batman titles. Especially 2 and 3.

The same success story can't be said of any other hero, although Spider-man did reasonably well (few of them are truly bad, but most are pretty average).

Superman, though? He's not had a good game since the Atari 2600 :)

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Super Hero Games
« on: April 15, 2015, 18:51:50 PM »
The film tie-in Spider-man 2 for the Gamecube. It's probably disappointing these days, but I loved swinging round New York.

Of all the heroes (though not technically Super...) though, Batman is the one with the highest hit to miss ratio. Of course there's Jon Ritman's Batman for the Spectrum, which was fantastic. Batman The Caped Crusader graphical adventure game (games, really!) was innovative as well as excellent. Loved the comic panel graphics in that. Batman the Movie (Spectrum again) was one of the best 8bit film licences too.

Batman for the Megadrive was one of my most played import titles (and I loved the small box it came in), and Batman Returns for the MegaCD had some incredible driving sections. Sure, the platforming levels from the MD version that peppered them were duff, but you could turn them off :)

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Do you play new games as well as retro games?
« on: April 11, 2015, 14:03:56 PM »
I mostly play old games on my new consoles :)

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Nunchuk Controller Mod
« on: April 11, 2015, 14:00:28 PM »
Quote from: "dot.fyre"
Always look forward to seeing your new mods but not sure about this one.

I don't doubt it works as it should but I couldn't imagine playing any games with it.
I don't mind using a Megadrive pad with my Atari but it really needs a joystick IMHO.

Also, mixing one of my favourite consoles of all time with a controller from the least favourite....... ;)

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Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: April 06, 2015, 21:08:10 PM »
Been a while since I posted in this thread, so a little catchup...

In January, I played some Whoa Dave! (Vita), which isn't a retro game, but looks like one and feels like one. I did mention it at the time, but it's well worth picking up. I also played a bit more Duke Nukem 3D (Vita) but have yet to finish it. One day... Another not retro retro game from January was Rock Boshers DX (Vita), which has lovely Speccy graphics (and this week got an update to give optional NES-ish graphics too). Then there was Steamworld Dig (Wii U), also not retro, but definitely in that vein.

In February, I finished off Rock Boshers and and worked through Shovel Knight (Wii U). Again, not retro but it is definitely trying to be. Fans of Mega Man and Duck Tales really need to play it. After that, was Another World 20th Anniversary (Wii U). Never completed it back in the day, but managed to this time. Restart points seem more frequent, which is helpful!

Then, one of the best games I've played this year, 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS). Was not a fan of the original, but I OWNED this port. M2 have done some staggering work on these 3D 3DS ports, by the way. If you have a 3DS most of them are well worth picking up. Compled 3D Afterburner II (3DS) too. Had a two-player run through the Teenage Mutant Ninja|Hero Turtles arcade game (360) which was fun, but one life per credit (and can't be changed?!) was a bit of a pain.

March saw me playing a bit (a lot) of GBC game Shantae (3DS), which is difficult, has lots of painful backtracking, but is lovely. Oh so lovely. Not yet finished, but I'm 75% there, I think. Another M2 special - 3D Out Run (3DS) took up a lot of March. The 3D is STAGGERING. Since they were on offer, I got 3D Shinobi III (3DS) which was awesome, and it turns out I'd not played it before (I thought I had!) and 3D Altered Beast (3DS) for the LOLs. No LOLs were had. It's not even a port of the arcade version! Boo. Still, it was a pound or something.

Mighty Switch Force 2 (3DS) is another not retro but could be title I completed in March. It's excellent, but then so is most of Wayforward's output, so not really a surprise. At the end of March I finally finished off the nigh-on-impossible but utterly superb Castlevania: Spectral Interlude (Speccy) which was all kinds of woo and yay.

April so far has seen me complete Mighty Gunvolt (3DS), an 8-bit style variant of the already retro-ish Keiji Inafune (Mega Man!) project Azure Striker Gunvolt (which it comes free with). It's bloody great, but a bit short. Feels really like Mega Man too. Also completed the retro-looking Box Boy! (3DS) platform puzzler, and started on the very Mega Man X/Zero Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS). I've also been working through Super Mario 64 (Wii U) as that appeared on the Virtual Console last week.

And all this around the not even slightly retro games of Assassin's Creed Rogue (360), Lego Batman 3 (Wii U) (which does have a lot of 60s Batman TV series references, so is actually vaguely retro!), Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious (360) (fuhtwopuffandff), Touch My Katamari (Vita), Yakuza 4 (PS3), Pokemon Shuffle (3DS), The Swapper (Vita), Proteus (Vita), Kick & Fennick (Vita), Papo & Yo (PS3), Mario Golf World Tour (3DS), Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS),  Picross e5 (3DS), Super Smash Bros U (Wii U) and various others for not much time each.

Oh yes - and some crap games submitted to the CSSCGC 2015. You can see them here: http://www.sqij.co.uk/csscgc2015/

Phew eh?

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Review of the Week - Donkey Kong 64
« on: April 06, 2015, 20:40:54 PM »

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Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: January 17, 2015, 23:19:49 PM »
An hour or so on Duck Hunt on the Wii U. Bought it on Christmas Day, then forgot about it.

When you press the B button you get the Zapper gun trigger click and tinny spring noise come through the remote's speaker. Awesome!

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