Search found 329 matches

by goldenband
January 21st, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What was the challenge you just couldn't beat, no matter how hard you tried?
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: What was the challenge you couldn't beat?

There aren't too many games I've really tried to beat and haven't been able to. Usually if I can sense that a game's expectations are unreasonable (and I'm not just missing something), I just bail out and play something else. The only two I can think of are Qbillion for Game Boy and Shadow of the Be...
by goldenband
January 20th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: New Game Boy Review Trio
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: New Game Boy Review Trio

Maybe you're covering the Q's, with Quarth, Qbillion, and Qix? That'd miss out on Q*Bert, though.
by goldenband
January 20th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Great Scott! The Critic has never reviewed a Back to the Future game?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Great Scott! The Critic has never reviewed a Back to the Future game?

So where do I begin guys? The most obvious place would be with the original/first NES game, which has the virtue of being quite short. The other NES game (which is basically two games in one) is much, much longer and infamously tedious. The Genesis version of Back to the Future III is also extremel...
by goldenband
January 19th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Great Scott! The Critic has never reviewed a Back to the Future game?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Great Scott! The Critic has never reviewed a Back to the Future game?

As the subject says, I just noticed that the Critic hasn't reviewed any of the Back to the Future console games, i.e.: Back to the Future (NES) Back to the Future II & III (NES) Back to the Future II (SMS, non-US release) Back to the Future III (Genesis; also a non-US release for the SMS) Super ...
by goldenband
January 17th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Commander Keen (GBC)
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Commander Keen (GBC)

It seems like the GBC may have been a target platform for ports of old DOS and 8-bit games. Shamus is another one that got ported to the GBC, though I haven't played other versions enough to say how much it got butchered. My favorite DOS > console port is probably Captain Comic on the NES -- probabl...
by goldenband
January 11th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/1/10: Turbografx-16: After Burner II (Japan), Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest (CD)
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: 2020/1/10: Turbografx-16: After Burner II (Japan), Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest (CD)

I love the Turbo reviews. Keep them coming! Seconded! A nice surprise to see Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest get reviewed. Do you think you'll review other games in the series? The first one is on SNES in English, and there's a later Sega Saturn game that looks really interesting but sadly hasn't be...
by goldenband
December 31st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite Game Over Screens
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Favorite Game Over Screens

The one for Missile Defense 3-D on the Sega Master System is pretty badass:

Image

"THAT'S ALL IT TAKES." So matter of fact, so chilling.
by goldenband
December 2nd, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: your favorite FMV game?
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: your favorite FMV game?

I recently found out about Kingdom: The Far Reaches (originally the almost-unreleased Thayer's Quest on Laserdisc). I'm not sure that it looks good , but it seems intriguingly ambitious for an FMV game. I've been trying to get the Critic to review that game (and its sequel) for ages! My wife and I ...
by goldenband
November 30th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Thrill Kill (unreleased PS1)
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Thrill Kill (unreleased PS1)

Oh, man, I can just imagine the awkward, stiff clanking of those buttons. If it's not cheaply-made and janky as hell, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
by goldenband
November 30th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/11/26: Philips CD-i: Arcade Classics
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: 2019/11/26: Philips CD-i: Arcade Classics

So I tried what you said and sure enough, the memory was empty. So the first thing I ask is, how easy is it to replace the battery? So I looked up a few YouTube videos and it appears that you CANNOT replace it. Apparently it's embedded in one of the chips? So it requires major surgery to install a ...

Go to advanced search