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2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 26th, 2014, 2:00 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Here are two brand new Arcadia 2001 reviews for your enjoyment.  Comments?

I think that "hands over ears" icon would have come in handy for these.

2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 26th, 2014, 10:36 pm
by jake34921
How did you not compare the Arcadia version of Turtles to the excellent Odyssey 2 version???!

2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 26th, 2014, 11:56 pm
by goldenband1
[QUOTE=videogamecritic]I think that "hands over ears" icon would have come in handy for these.[/QUOTE]

Ha, I'm glad that's becoming a thing! [biggrin]

I wish there were a decent gameplay video of Hobo out there, as I can't help but be curious after that description of the last stage. The only one on YouTube is played by someone who can't complete the first stage, and the other one I found elsewhere cuts off at the end of the second stage.

2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 27th, 2014, 8:13 am
by Orion1
I love how the last two sets of reviews posted are 30 years apart in terms of original release dates.  In that time we've gone from Turtles and Hobos to life simulation.

It would be hilarious if a modern video game company like EA released a game called Hobo today.  They wouldn't have the guts though.  

2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 27th, 2014, 11:52 am
by VideoGameCritic
If EA released Hobo today, it wouldn't be any fun.  They would use true-to-life graphics which would be really bored.  Next they would make it a 3D game, where you'd have to constantly adjust the camera.  Finally, they'd force to you play on-line with other people even though it's obviously a one-player game.

I'd take the Arcadia version over that any day.

2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 27th, 2014, 9:30 pm
by Rev1
Hey good reviews, nice to see some for such a forgotten system (seriously... I've never even heard of it outside of your site). I did notice an awkward sentence that might need correction:

In the Turtles Turpin review your sentence reads "You must touch all the boxes while avoiding several trucks are in hot pursuit." I don't know if that is an actual error but it is a bit awkward to read. Throwing in "that" after "several trucks" would make the sentence easier to read.

2014/9/26: Arcadia 2001: Turtles Turpin, Hobo

Posted: September 28th, 2014, 1:53 am
by crimefighter1
They aren't actually supposed to be trucks...they say beetles, but you can call them Voltswagon Beetles.  And oddly, there are two versions of the marquee, one with the bug and one with a car.

Also of note -

Stern's version called it Turtles
Sega's version called it Turpin
Komani's version called it 600.