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by Den
April 27th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Old Gaming Magazines
Replies: 38
Views: 1456

Re: Old Gaming Magazines

When I moved out of my parents' house in 1995, I had every Nintendo Power, EGM, GamePro and VG&CE published since the late 1980s. I threw them all out.

I regret it to this day.

Don't do it.
by Den
April 4th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What's your favorite game in your least favorite genre?
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: What's your favorite game in your least favorite genre?

To counter the initial post: rhythm games are my favorite genre. 95% of the games I own for consoles newer than the PSone are either rhythm games or have the word "Mario" in the title. But there are a couple of exceptions: God of War (and the first sequel), and Resident Evil 4. Literally t...
by Den
October 23rd, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Super Castlevania IV Retrospective
Replies: 38
Views: 6749

Re: Super Castlevania IV Retrospective

The music is subpar?!? I consider it to be the single best video-game soundtrack I've ever heard!!!
by Den
September 1st, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/9/1: NES: Goal!, World Cup Soccer, Totally Rad
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: 2017/9/1: NES: Goal!, World Cup Soccer, Totally Rad

I remember renting Totally Rad and being blown away by the multi-layered parallax scrolling in the first stage. It didn't take much to impress me back then.
by Den
July 31st, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Wii games to play with your wife
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: Wii games to play with your wife

Mario Galaxy 2. You can play normally and she can use the Wii remote to pick up stardust, grab items for you, freeze or kill enemies, etc. It's the only game my wife's ever requested that I play. And tbh, I'm not sure I ever would've finished the Grandmaster Galaxy Perfect Run without her freezing t...
by Den
May 23rd, 2017, 10:24 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/5/23: Commodore 64: Strip Poker
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: 2017/5/23: Commodore 64: Strip Poker

It's funny you say the AI is good because it bets heavily on bad hands and vice versa. This is EXACTLY how a novice player behaves, according to Matt Damon's pro poker player in "Rounders."
by Den
July 12th, 2016, 9:52 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Old game magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

Re: Old game magazines

EGM's reviews were a lot more respectable than GamePro's. EGM very rarely gave 10s. I remember when Super Monaco GP for Genesis got two 10s and it blew my mind. The tips were my favorite part of those old magazines -- the secrets, maps, codes, etc. Not needed today, of course, but the only way to ge...
by Den
July 6th, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Old games at the arcade
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Re: Old games at the arcade

My local D&Bs (two of them) have purged all their older games over the past few years. They have the Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga and Donkey Kong/DK Jr. multicabs, but that's it.

Fortunately there are like six retro barcades that have opened in the last five years to fill the gap.
by Den
June 15th, 2016, 9:26 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Deserving arcade games yet to be released on a compilation or digitally
Replies: 19
Views: 4947

Re: Deserving arcade games yet to be released on a compilation or digitally

I used to love an arcade game called Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters. Not sure if it's ever been released in a home version, but I've never seen it.

What about Sega's excellent racer Rad Mobile? I think it had the very first appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog.
by Den
May 28th, 2016, 5:21 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/5/27: NES: Karnov, Defenders of Dynatron City, Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

Re: 2016/5/27: NES: Karnov, Defenders of Dynatron City, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Entertaining reviews as always, although I do find it a bit frustrating when you criticise a game for being stupidly hard when you actually just haven't discovered a simple way of completing the part you're criticising. I think the same thing when I read VGC's review of "Revenge of Shinobi.&qu...

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