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by goldenband
April 14th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Teddybear wrote:In the spirit of keeping a comprehensive checklist, you can also add Lady Bug for the Intellivision and Zenji for the Atari 5200.

Ooh, good call. I've edited the OP accordingly, though apparently that makes the post temporarily disappear (!) until the edit is approved.
by goldenband
April 13th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

The "Top 10 games the VGC didn't review (yet)" thread got me thinking that -- since the VGC is close to completing reviews of the US library for a bunch of systems, and I've posted lists in various places of the games that are left -- I ought to post them all in one place. So, here are the...
by goldenband
April 11th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Best decade for television?
Replies: 24
Views: 2367

Re: Best decade for television?

For "serious" TV, I'd say my favorite era is probably the 1970s. TV got a lot more conservative and "safe" in the 1980s, substituting empty violence for genuine engagement with controversial issues and depiction of three-dimensional, morally complex characters. For humor, it's ea...
by goldenband
April 8th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/4/7: Odyssey 2: Smithereens, Mission Impossible
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: 2017/4/7: Odyssey 2: Smithereens, Mission Impossible

Please note that the Smithereens I had originally on my multicart was not as complete as the version on the actual cartridge. What was missing were the three rounds (with scoring), the victory animation, and some voice effects. I'm not sure what drove me to get the actual cart, but glad I did. Whoa...
by goldenband
April 7th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/4/7: Odyssey 2: Smithereens, Mission Impossible
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: 2017/4/7: Odyssey 2: Smithereens, Mission Impossible

Nice re-review of Smithereens. While I can imagine that additional features could be fun, it's still the standout Odyssey² game for me, especially with The Voice.
by goldenband
April 4th, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Fantasia (Genesis)
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Fantasia (Genesis)

Is this game horrible or am I playing it wrong? Platforms blend into the background. Controls suck. Collision detection sucks. Seems to me bad design all around! It's a very poor game, and I say that as someone who's usually pretty tolerant of such things. It's playable -- I've beaten it on Hard --...
by goldenband
April 1st, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/4/1: Virtual Boy: Strip Poker II
Replies: 23
Views: 2134

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

ESauce wrote:Would you trade it for a live seal, sealed?

Ah, but the live seal once sealed is no longer a live seal sealed but a dead seal sealed. Now, send me seven of those, and you and I and Ingmar can talk. (It's a little-known fact that the original draft had Max von Sydow playing strip poker with Death.)
by goldenband
April 1st, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/4/1: Virtual Boy: Strip Poker II
Replies: 23
Views: 2134

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

I have this new sealed VGA graded 90 NM+/Mint. Owned by a chain smoker who lived in a smokehouse. Asking $5000. Serious offers only. Will also trade for Stadium Events sealed, Air Raid sealed, The Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed" sealed, Seal's "Seal" sealed, or an Atari Falcon seel...
by goldenband
March 30th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/3/29: Vectrex: Space Wars
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: 2017/3/29: Vectrex: Space Wars

This and Rip Off are my two favorite 2P games on the Vectrex (which is an underrated 2P console, no doubt in part because the controllers are so rare). It's tons of fun, moves along at a nice clip, and always allows for a late-game comeback.
by goldenband
March 27th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/3/26: Playstation: Primal Rage, Snowboarding
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: 2017/3/26: Playstation: Primal Rage, Snowboarding

I haven't played Snowboarding, but I'd like to check it out. I have a soft spot for those D3 Publishing/A1 Games/Agetec releases that were originally part of the Simple 1500 Series in Japan, like Tennis and RC Helicopter. They're very no-frills, but that's exactly what I like about them -- no compli...

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