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by scotland171
April 1st, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Banner Requests
Replies: 30
Views: 520

Banner Requests

I really enjoyed the April Fools banner of notable calamaties.  I miss having the Atari 2600 version of Pac Man on there. How about some other famed games that make gamers groan, although far less well known, such as Alien Invaders Plus on the O2, or Cheetahman on the NES, or Scud on ...
by scotland171
April 1st, 2013, 1:28 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Ever beaten an arcade game on one quarter?
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Ever beaten an arcade game on one quarter?

I fondly remember the golden age of the arcades, where as a rule there was no beating a game, just bragging rights for high score. I don't remember hearing about things like the Pac-Man level 256 'kill screen' glitch, reachable only by true Pac-masters, until years later. Generally to extend ar...
by scotland171
March 25th, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2013/3/24: Genesis: Lethal Enforcers, Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters, Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Replies: 6
Views: 210

2013/3/24: Genesis: Lethal Enforcers, Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

I do enjoy the old light gun games.  I agree they can be repetitive, which is why the variety in the Point Blank series is so fun.   Its funny how the 16 bit era is so well loved for its 2D platformers and RPGs and sports games really making strides, while light gun games seemed to ha...
by scotland171
March 21st, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Super Cobra on the 2600
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Super Cobra on the 2600

This does seem to divide up people who love it or hate it. Dave is certainly not alone in being disappointed, while Ethan Nobles at Atari Times considers it a misunderstood gem. http://www.ataritimes.com/article.php?showarticle=510
by scotland171
March 20th, 2013, 6:43 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Jesus... Anyone notice the increase in game prices lately?
Replies: 45
Views: 3140

Jesus... Anyone notice the increase in game prices lately?

Things like comics do have standards for grading, but not sure if there is an agreed on standard for video games. If someone has a CD game that has no scratches at all, in a perfect box, but lost the instructions, isn't still in very good shape?<BR><BR>For Ebay, I notice that if a game does not sell...
by scotland171
March 20th, 2013, 10:49 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Jesus... Anyone notice the increase in game prices lately?
Replies: 45
Views: 3140

Jesus... Anyone notice the increase in game prices lately?

Over 200 for Raid on Bungeling Bay? That game was in everyones C64 collection. If this is for review, there has to oodles of copies on floppies out there. Maybe not from broderbund...
by scotland171
March 19th, 2013, 4:27 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Jesus... Anyone notice the increase in game prices lately?
Replies: 45
Views: 3140

Jesus... Anyone notice the increase in game prices lately?

Irenicus has hit the big points quite well.  Any bubble is unlike comics or baseball cards in the 90s though, as that was massive buying of new product (and multiple copies) in the false expectation that they would be valuable in the future.  When everyone has ten copies of issue #1, it wo...
by scotland171
March 10th, 2013, 9:57 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Atari 2600 Street Racer
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Atari 2600 Street Racer

Even if you retain the D, it should get some nice words for what it tried to do.  In some ways, street racer epitomizes the Atari 2600 days as like being like the Golden Age of Radio to video games...you really had to use your imagination.  Think of a title like "street racer" on a more mo...
by scotland171
March 10th, 2013, 8:32 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Atari 2600 Street Racer
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Atari 2600 Street Racer

The Review Spotlight brought up a game Dave reviewed almost 14 years ago -- back when we were all worried about the Y2K bug and the upcoming Sega Dreamcast release...those were the days.  I do like to cut games from 1977 some slack, so the D seems a bit harsh if it is just compar...
by scotland171
February 22nd, 2013, 8:21 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2013/2/21: Sega CD: Cliffhanger, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Replies: 15
Views: 520

2013/2/21: Sega CD: Cliffhanger, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

I read all the Sherlock Holmes short stories about the time this game came out. I too really wanted to like it, but gave up. Guess I will never solve the mystery of the mummys curse. As for Cliffhanger, is it rated relative to other 16 bit versions, or against other Sega CD titles? Is it an improved...

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