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by mbd36
May 22nd, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Arctic Cavern in Battletoads.

The snow stage in Strider (arcade/Sega Genesis) has gorgeous scenery. I remember being blown away when I played the Genesis port when it came out.
by mbd36
May 19th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: if you only had ten minutes to play...
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

I was playing Mario Kart Double Dash before bed, and it got me thinking this. A lot of times I'll have ten minutes before I have to leave for work, or 15 minutes before the game starts. Some games like Duck Hunt or Mario Kart come to mind when I don't have much time. Obviously sports games usually ...
by mbd36
May 18th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Physical video games in stores
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Physical video games in stores

The transition from one media form to another is interesting. In music, cassette tapes co-existed with viny for a long time, then with CDs - which did seem kill off vinyl. Digital music downloads came along and really took over. In books, we see the digital ebook now co-existing with the physical b...
by mbd36
May 17th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Best video game feels?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Best video game feels?

Having played games since around 1994, I've had a few. The first time I played Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage were certified AWESOME moments. The first time I played Bioshock, I was captivated and couldn't look back. Also, the first time I played Quake II for PC. More recently, the first ti...
by mbd36
May 17th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Best video game feels?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Best video game feels?

Have you ever beaten a really tough level, or killed an infuriating boss, and gotten that awesomely satisfying feeling? This year I beat the original Adventure Island. That was a euphoric victory. It isn't as renowned for difficulty as other tough games such as Battletoads, but it should be. Some o...
by mbd36
May 15th, 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/5/11: Nintendo Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Bomberman R
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: 2017/5/11: Nintendo Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Bomberman R

Mario500 wrote:The way the Critic suggested a CPU difficulty setting for Super Bomberman R is not something I would ever read in front of friends and family of mine (doing so could possibly be detrimental to their perceptions of me and of my use of language).


My monocle popped out when I read it.
by mbd36
May 11th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/5/11: Nintendo Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Bomberman R
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: 2017/5/11: Nintendo Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Bomberman R

VideoGameCritic wrote:More Nintendo Switch reviews for you to leave feedback about!


Based on your reviews thus far, Switch games are split 50/50 between great games and duds. :mrgreen:
by mbd36
May 7th, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: "Mostly Gone" Genres
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: "Mostly Gone" Genres

FMV games.

"3D" games done with sprites eg. Space Harrier and Outrun.
by mbd36
May 5th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Video Games 1 (TI99)
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Video Games 1 (TI99)

Good review Scotland is the TI-99 worth exploring for us uninitiated ? Not sure if it saw a release in the U.K. So would probably go the emulator route. Thanks Sut. The TI99 has been relatively inexpensive to collect for here in the States. The biggest issue I was oxidized keyboard contacts. I ende...
by mbd36
May 3rd, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: MAME
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: MAME

I've not used MAME in along time, but recently fancied some arcade action. My PC is getting on a bit but really seems to be struggling to run some titles I would expect it to such as Scramble Spirits and Outrunners. Has MAME's system requirements increased ? If so what's the best MAME version for o...

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