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by goldenband
March 10th, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/3/10: Genesis: Twin Cobra, Hit The Ice
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: 2017/3/10: Genesis: Twin Cobra, Hit The Ice

I think I agree that the gameplay on the Turbografx-16 version of Hit the Ice is a bit better. I remember that once I got a lead in the Genesis version, I could just play keep-away from the CPU and run out the clock. :) Oddly enough I don't remember ever seeing the octopus in the Genesis version, bu...
by goldenband
March 8th, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/3/8: Turbografx-16: Darius Plus (Japan), Hit the Ice
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: 2017/3/8: Turbografx-16: Darius Plus (Japan), Hit the Ice

Very pleased to see these, and thanks for reviewing Hit the Ice! Very fair review, and while I'd give it a somewhat higher grade, I agree that the game goes on far too long -- it should've had passwords, for one. Does this mean a review of the SNES version is coming too? If so I look forward to seei...
by goldenband
February 15th, 2017, 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Movies You Like That No One Else Does
Replies: 30
Views: 4203

Re: Movies You Like That No One Else Does

scotland wrote: I read that after Dragonslayer did poorly at the box office

I'm sorry to hear that it did poorly, as I like Dragonslayer a lot! It's very much in the vein of other late-1970s/early-1980s fantasy movies, which was a rich period for the genre (e.g. Excalibur).
by goldenband
February 5th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/2/5: Jaguar: Barkley: Shut Up and Jam, Rebooteroids
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: 2017/2/5: Jaguar: Barkley: Shut Up and Jam, Rebooteroids

Cool, and great to see Jaguar reviews! Haven't played either of these but Rebooteroids sounds fun. Do you have a "prototype" icon, BTW? It's easy to overlook the sentence where you mention the game wasn't officially released. BTW you're very close to completing the official Jaguar release ...
by goldenband
February 4th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Best Game Titles?
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Best Game Titles?

I think Hit the Ice is a good title: short, direct, to the point, and well-matched to the kind of game it is. BTW speaking of Hit the Ice, I'd like to see the Critic review the SNES and TurboGrafx-16 versions of the game, which are very different from each other and from the Genesis port (which I th...
by goldenband
January 12th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: NES games I need to review?
Replies: 29
Views: 3920

Re: NES games I need to review?

I'm going to be a slightly dissenting voice here and say that I don't really come to this site looking for yet another review of the games everyone already worships (or hates). We don't really need a Final Fantasy or Dragon Warrior review from someone who doesn't especially like RPGs, or at least th...
by goldenband
December 19th, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/12/13: Philips CD-i: Christmas Crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: 2016/12/13: Philips CD-i: Christmas Crisis

The thing I always say about the CD-i is that it's basically like playing CD-ROM games in the early 1990s on a Mac Performa. (It even has many of the same titles: Myst, Kingdom I & II, etc.) If that evokes fond memories, it's a good shot you'll like the CD-i. If you're expecting the equivalent o...
by goldenband
November 30th, 2016, 7:01 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite "Guilty Pleasure" Video Game
Replies: 25
Views: 2121

Re: Favorite "Guilty Pleasure" Video Game

ET is bad in the respect it was a commercial failure and disappointed kids of tbe day who expected a very different game. I must say, this has always mystified me because I was a kid at the time and enjoyed E.T. quite a bit! I had zero problem making sense of it. But then, I've always been more int...
by goldenband
November 30th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite "Guilty Pleasure" Video Game
Replies: 25
Views: 2121

Re: Favorite "Guilty Pleasure" Video Game

To be clear, I think anyone has the right to dislike any game they want, and there are always going to be unpopular games (regardless of their quality) whose appeal is very narrow or limited to a small audience. That's beyond argument on both counts. My comments about "social signaling", t...
by goldenband
November 29th, 2016, 8:08 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite "Guilty Pleasure" Video Game
Replies: 25
Views: 2121

Re: Favorite "Guilty Pleasure" Video Game

I can almost see where you're coming from with a lot of those, but... Sword of Sodan ? I genuinely want to know what appeals to you in that game. I've written extensively about it elsewhere so I don't want to go on at great length here, but basically I think it's a lot more playable than people giv...

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