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by goldenband
September 5th, 2015, 10:26 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/9/4: Odyssey 2: Volleyball, Traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: 2015/9/4: Odyssey 2: Volleyball, Traffic

Great to see new (and "new") Odyssey² reviews! Unfortunately I haven't played either game, but I'm glad to hear you liked Chris's game. He's programmed for quite a few systems, and I think the Odyssey² is an especially good fit for him. Will we be seeing more reviews? You're pretty close t...
by goldenband
August 29th, 2015, 10:54 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/8/29: NES: Goonies II, Kabuki Quantum Fighter, Big Nose Freaks Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: 2015/8/29: NES: Goonies II, Kabuki Quantum Fighter, Big Nose Freaks Out

Giving The Goonies II an F grade is pretty harsh, but I could've guessed that the Critic wouldn't go for it. It's the kind of game where you have to be willing to do some pretty meticulous mapping, wall-testing, and/or route planning to succeed. It's also got a couple of nasty "gotcha" mom...
by goldenband
August 26th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: In defense of 'bad' disparaged games
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: In defense of 'bad' disparaged games

I had Star Voyager for Nintendo. My uncle gave it to me for Christmas. He is a big Star Trek fan so I bet he was thinking along those lines. Critic hasn't reviewed at it, but Questicle gave it an F, and it deserves it. Yet I poured hours into it and need to have a copy in collection just because of...
by goldenband
August 23rd, 2015, 12:21 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/8/21: Intellivision: Pitfall, Zaxxon
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: 2015/8/21: Intellivision: Pitfall, Zaxxon

Great to see more Intellivision reviews! I hope it's the beginning of a trend. :) BTW small factual error -- Zaxxon was published by Coleco, like the Atari 2600 version. I have the blue box sitting on my shelf, along with all the other Coleco releases for Intellivision (except Lady Bug, I still need...
by goldenband
August 18th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: In defense of 'bad' disparaged games
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: In defense of 'bad' disparaged games

I find -- with remarkable consistency -- that I'm as likely to enjoy a "bad" game as a "good" one, if not more so. At the very least I enjoy mastering a "bad" game and overcoming its quirks and flaws. And oftentimes there's very little out there about how to really play...
by goldenband
August 17th, 2015, 1:10 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sega SG-1000
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Sega SG-1000

The limitation is that there isn't a way to insert original SG-1000 cartridges into the SMS, which is where the SMS Everdrive cartridge comes in. This reprogrammable multicart allows you to run SMS and SG-1000 rom images, bypassing that physical limitation. It's not just a physical limitation, thou...
by goldenband
August 8th, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Thanks for the info (and picture) regarding the J-cart. I never knew about that, but it certainly does back up my review! Looks like I need to pick up MM2 now. Pete Sampras Tennis and Sampras Tennis '96 are J-carts too. Do a Codemasters triple! :mrgreen: BTW Sampras Tennis '96 is a PAL import but w...
by goldenband
August 5th, 2015, 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Game Review Recommendations?
Replies: 49
Views: 5020

Re: Game Review Recommendations?

^Some solid recommendations from Wallyworld. Reviewing Genesis shmups is always worthwhile, and I'd love to see Atomic Robo-Kid get a proper review (though I suspect you won't like it). Like several others, what I'd most like to see is for you to finish off some of the near-complete sections, especi...
by goldenband
August 4th, 2015, 9:17 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Anyone played "Kings Bounty" on Genesis?
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Anyone played "Kings Bounty" on Genesis?

I played through this one a year or two ago, and enjoyed it. I think it's well worth picking up. Don't expect a conventional RPG or SRPG experience -- it's definitely got a flavor all its own, but if you can tune into its wavelength it offers a good time. I wish the passwords recorded more than they...
by goldenband
July 31st, 2015, 12:09 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Return of the Typo Thread!
Replies: 109
Views: 16876

Re: Return of the Typo Thread!

In the Super Runabout review (Dreamcast), you write "Super Runabout encourages wonton destruction". Unless you're talking about annihilating Chinese dumplings ( :mrgreen: ), I think you mean wanton -- though you do mention food and Chinatown immediately thereafter: maybe you were hungry at...

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