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by goldenband
September 30th, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/9/29: Genesis: Shadow Blasters, Risky Woods, James Bond: The Duel
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: 2016/9/29: Genesis: Shadow Blasters, Risky Woods, James Bond: The Duel

Shadow Blasters is just too easy, IMHO. Switching between the four characters makes it trivial to beat the game, and I had no trouble putting together a 1LC (completion with no lives lost). I think Risky Woods is more playable than it seems at first -- a couple finesses, the details of which I don't...
by goldenband
September 24th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Berzerk 2600
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Berzerk 2600

Berzerk on the Atari 2600 is a great port that suffers from one fatal flaw: if you stand still, a timer slowly counts down, and when it reaches a certain point the game automatically resets on you. The idea was to kick in a screensaver routine if the game goes idle -- but in a nasty mistake, the tim...
by goldenband
September 22nd, 2016, 10:08 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/9/20: Fairchild Channel F: Bowling, Pro Football, Video Whizball
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: 2016/9/20: Fairchild Channel F: Bowling, Pro Football, Video Whizball

Has anyone read Kevin Savetz's 2012 book, Terrible Nerd? The Fairchild Channel F was his first video game console , so he waxes on about it in a charming way. When you lose in Tic Tac Toe, it tosses a mild 1970s insult at you (you lose turkey), which Dave did not comment on. Interesting -- the Odys...
by goldenband
September 20th, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/9/20: Fairchild Channel F: Bowling, Pro Football, Video Whizball
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: 2016/9/20: Fairchild Channel F: Bowling, Pro Football, Video Whizball

Awesome! I love seeing new Channel F reviews -- I really want to get one someday. There's something special about that innocent 1970s approach to game design. You're actually getting close to reviewing the full set, especially if you skip the educational games (which you tend to do). Other than thos...
by goldenband
September 20th, 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/9/16: Turbografx-16: Monster Lair (CD), Genji Tsushin Agedama (Japan), Order of the Griffon
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: 2016/9/16: Turbografx-16: Monster Lair (CD), Genji Tsushin Agedama (Japan), Order of the Griffon

I agree that games for all the different hardware configurations should be kept together. The litmus test I generally use is whether the hardware add-on adds a CPU or not; if it doesn't, it's not a new system. Some games, e.g. Bonk 3 and Altered Beast (any others?), are even available in both CD and...
by goldenband
September 20th, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Return of the Typo Thread!
Replies: 109
Views: 16838

Re: Return of the Typo Thread!

Correct me if I'm wrong -- I'm a newcomer to the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 -- but the review labeled as "Nightmare Creatures" for the TurboGrafx-16 should really be Night Creatures, no?

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by goldenband
September 16th, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Most Worthless Console You have Ever Owned?
Replies: 40
Views: 3338

Re: Most Worthless Console You have Ever Owned?

Funny, the 3DO is the fifth-gen console I play the second-most, after PlayStation. A lot of those 3DO > PS1 and Saturn ports were botched to varying degrees: Psychic Detective has big cuts, Star Fighter has graphical downgrades, etc. I don't do PC gaming so I wouldn't know much about those, but I've...
by goldenband
August 31st, 2016, 11:26 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Old game magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Old game magazines

Old game magazines? I don't think you youngsters know what "old" gaming magazines are. I am talking about Electronic Games magazine back from the early 80's. I still have several issues. Dirk the daring, Miner 2049er, Mario, and many others graced the cover of these issues back when they ...
by goldenband
August 7th, 2016, 1:57 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Things in Video Games you Hate?
Replies: 57
Views: 8959

Re: Things in Video Games you Hate?

A few pet peeves: ⋅ Games that don't offer an instant "Retry?" option when it'd clearly be appropriate, but instead force you to go back to the main menu and re-input all your options/navigate a bunch of menus ⋅ Games where success or failure depends heavily on randomne...
by goldenband
June 28th, 2016, 3:37 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Olympic Games Special?
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Olympic Games Special?

He's planning one! See here for details.

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