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by goldenband
August 10th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

What's staved this off for me is a combination of two things: having specific, defined goals when I play -- for example, beating all the games in a series, or in a certain genre -- and actually logging all my gameplay time. The former puts limits on my play and creates a sense of purpose; the latter...
by goldenband
July 17th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/7/16: Intellivision: Sub Hunt, Commando
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: 2018/7/16: Intellivision: Sub Hunt, Commando

Pleased to see Commando get a positive review -- I've always thought they did a nice job with that one. Haven't really played Sub Hunt though it's been on my list to explore more.

And, of course, I'm always happy to see new Intellivision reviews! :)
by goldenband
July 13th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: RBI Baseball 95 (Sega 32X)
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: RBI Baseball 95 (Sega 32X)

Nice -- really glad the new cart worked out for you! Some 32X games are notorious for problems on certain systems, especially Knuckles Chaotix, but I'd never heard of RBI '95 causing a problem.

Looking forward to the review!
by goldenband
July 6th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/7/1: Sega CD: Stellar-Fire, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: 2018/7/1: Sega CD: Stellar-Fire, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

^Cafeman's post matches what I've read from other folks who know P:TMA well. The Sega CD version has the extra levels that are also present in the 32X version, but without the framerate issues that plague that version. (The 32X cart updates about half of the onscreen elements at 30fps, the rest at 6...
by goldenband
June 30th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/6/29: Genesis: Calibur 50, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: 2018/6/29: Genesis: Calibur 50, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Nice reviews! Two notes: "Calibur" in the review title? I think you've got a certain Dreamcast game on the brain. :mrgreen: The title of the game is Caliber .50 AFAIK, with a period (decimal) before the 50. And I'm not so sure about the claim that the Genesis version of Pitfall: TMA is wid...
by goldenband
June 26th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate

What's kinda funny is that this snippet is in a commercial version of the Star Trek Text Game written in BASIC. The game is a version of the original BASIC game that was written around 1971 by MIke Mayfield and friends, and was in no way authorized to use the Star Trek franchise. The game was porte...
by goldenband
June 7th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: new book! Going too fast?
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: new book! Going too fast?

It's difficult to overstate just how much of an improvement your second version is (in other words, it's huge!). The opening of the first draft would, if I were an editor, get an instant rejection; the opening of the new version is infinitely more intriguing and would at least get my attention.
by goldenband
June 1st, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

I seem to recall having fun with Super Cobra on the Atari 2600, but I'm not sure whether I'm confusing it with the Intellivision port, or even the Vectrex version of Scramble. Still, I doubt it's a game I'd think deserves a grade as low as F, but that's just me. Speaking of the Intellivision port, a...
by goldenband
May 12th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/12: Arcadia 2001: Doraemon (Japan), Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: 2018/5/12: Arcadia 2001: Doraemon (Japan), Monaco Grand Prix

Yes, great to see more Arcadia 2001 reviews -- keep 'em comin'! :mrgreen:

BTW I think Monaco Grand Prix wasn't released in the US -- right? If so it deserves an import icon.
by goldenband
May 1st, 2018, 12:15 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Worst Fighting Game Ever Is Back..?
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: The Worst Fighting Game Ever Is Back..?

Shaq Fu isn't that bad, especially on the Genesis (the SNES version is definitely worse, though at least it's also shorter). The concept is silly and the gameplay is laggy, but at least some effort clearly went into it and the music is decent. There are tons of fighting games that are far worse, lik...

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