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by goldenband
July 10th, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica

Critic, you're killing me! I have been waiting for years for you to finally review what I consider to be the pinnacle of classic Prince of Persia! It was Konami's take on it, from 1992, that was released on SNES! It a beautiful game that has fun, well-designed levels, killer music, and happens to b...
by goldenband
July 9th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica

I enjoyed this, thanks for posting! I almost didn't watch it because I thought it'd be one of those hour-long interview videos, which certainly have value but take a huge chunk of time. But this is a well-packed 20 minutes and has some thought-provoking moments and interesting technical details.
by goldenband
July 7th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Atari Collections and Licensing
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Atari Collections and Licensing

Not many of us were playing Human Cannonball, Solaris, Crystal Castles, or Canyon Bomber Speak for yourself, I played the heck out of Crystal Castles! Would have done so with Solaris too if I'd known about it -- I certainly played a lot of Starmaster. Canyon Bomber and Human Cannonball we didn't ha...
by goldenband
July 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?

Meanwhile, here's a list of all the Critic's F- reviews as of this writing, with consoles sorted in chronological order (and portables at the end): ------------------------- Atari 2600: Double Dragon Karate Sneak 'n Peek Space Chase Star Fox Bally Astrocade: Star Battle Sega Master System: Great Ice...
by goldenband
July 6th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?

Thanks, that does make me feel better. When you have a scam of a game that offers unlockable nudity for a couple of younger actors it's hard not to be cynical, but I'll take her word for it. Yeah, it would really take the fun out of it if Jeanne Basone (the actress in question) had felt exploited, ...
by goldenband
July 6th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?

So I was going through the F- reviews, thinking SOMETHING might stick out. I saw Pit Fighter for the SNES, and I didn't think it could be that bad. Then I went back and read the review. It's bad. At least Plumers can be fun in a MST3K way. Pit Fighter is not fun to me on any system, though quite pa...
by goldenband
July 6th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?

I've watched the AVGN video and a couple of other playthroughs of Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. There is something amusing about how inept it is and how little effort has been put into it, but there's a sleaziness to it that keeps me from getting the full MST3K effect from it. It feels like a few actor...
by goldenband
July 6th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?

Panic is amusing, until you realize that there is no rhyme or reason to the buttons or jokes, and you can get lost fast, which causes the frustration and boredom to set in. It's one of those games you have to be willing to map out to get the most out of it (or to complete it at all). Without that, ...
by goldenband
July 6th, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Critic, your "favorite" F- game?

Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is abysmal as a game, and I'd feel cheated if I paid full price for it. But as an incredibly goofy visual novel, it was a blast -- like watching the kind of movie they'd put on MST3K. My wife and I still quote it to each other. Of all the Critic's F- reviews (of which there ...
by goldenband
July 2nd, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Fourth of July games?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Fourth of July games?

sixam wrote:For a game about American politics, the is Campaign '84 for Colecovision. It is really more satire than serious.

I'd love to see the Critic take that one on (and more new ColecoVision reviews in general)! For some reason I can imagine pairing it up with Rolloverture, or maybe Fortune Builder.

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