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by djc
October 15th, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: End of Xbox?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: End of Xbox?

I am probably one of the few people who do not yet own an XBox One (or PS4 for that matter). My XBox 360 is still supported and I can find new games (I just purchased NBA 2K18). I am not really an avid enough gamer to really go for the latest and greatest. As a collector (and I do have an extensive ...
by djc
September 5th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/9/1: NES: Goal!, World Cup Soccer, Totally Rad
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: 2017/9/1: NES: Goal!, World Cup Soccer, Totally Rad

It's almost an unfair comparison but if you are looking for 8-bit soccer action, you can't do much better than the Sega Master System port of FIFA. Plays basically like the Genesis version. The late (e.g. mid-90's) SMS releases in other countries; notably Brazil, are pretty good.
by djc
August 6th, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Hyperkin Smartboy for Smartphones
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Hyperkin Smartboy for Smartphones

Okay I own an N-Gage (two actually) and a number of games. The games look great in screenshots and videos but on the device itself, they play terribly. The issue is two-fold. First the phone is severely under-powered and running the (even then) sluggish Symbian 2 OS. Second, the controls on the phon...
by djc
June 18th, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/6/11: Sega Master System: Quartet, F-16 Fighting Falcon
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: 2017/6/11: Sega Master System: Quartet, F-16 Fighting Falcon

As noted, F-16 is a SG-1000 game and will actually run on the real hardware. Why it was ever released for the Master System is a mystery but probably had something to do with being a cost-effective means of filling a genre.
by djc
June 11th, 2017, 12:08 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Retron 5 Death Grip?
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Retron 5 Death Grip?

There are two versions of the Retron5. The original gray/off-white version held the games tightly. The newer (black) model is significantly improved.
by djc
June 8th, 2017, 11:59 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Playing Game Gear on TV
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Playing Game Gear on TV

I know a lot of people take issue with Hyperkin for the use of the emulation stack in the Retron5 but it really is a very good console. I personally love having one as it makes it significantly easier for quick plays for a number of my systems without having to hook the actual consoles up. The three...
by djc
May 28th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/5/14: Sega 32X: Afterburner
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: 2017/5/14: Sega 32X: Afterburner

While playing this in my gameroom, I looked over at my Master System games and realized I already owned Afterburner...I was kicking myself, until I looked up the Critic's review and saw he gave the Master System version an F. So at least I judged the game off the right version. An 'F' for the Maste...
by djc
May 19th, 2017, 12:09 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/5/14: Sega 32X: Afterburner
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: 2017/5/14: Sega 32X: Afterburner

One of my absolute favorite games and the 32x version is pretty much arcade perfect. You should check out the PC-Engine version as well (Afterburner II). It is equally good and shows off the capabilities of the system nicely.
by djc
April 2nd, 2017, 1:03 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games you like that everyone else hates?
Replies: 23
Views: 2548

Re: Games you like that everyone else hates?

One of my favorites is Double Switch on the Sega CD/Saturn. Sure it's shallow and not much replay value after you beat it - but it's an enjoyable time and the acting is hilariously terrible.

-DJ
by djc
April 2nd, 2017, 1:01 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/4/1: Virtual Boy: Strip Poker II
Replies: 23
Views: 2158

Re: 2017/4/1: Virtual Boy: Strip Poker II

I actually forgot about the real Strip Poker game I used to play on my C64. Brought back some memories with this review. The sequel on the Virtual Boy looks great. Just be sure to lock your door when playing it because you can't see who is standing around you. :D

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