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by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 8th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The GBA is basically the love child of SNES and the Sega 32X hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: The GBA is basically the love child of SNES and the Sega 32X hardware?

It does look like GBA ARM 7 CPU where way easier to develop for then the 32X SH2 CPUs. Not helped that it need to co-work with the outdated Mega Drive/Genesis 68000 did no favorites either. Also the GBA ARM 7 is more powerful then the 3DO ARM 6 even though 3DO had better GPU and CD storage advantag...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales
Replies: 25
Views: 890

Re: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales

When I look at the screenshots, I'm appraising the developers' skills at making the most of the limited hardware. Often, they had to make severe compromises around pixel counts. Especially for ports. Exaggerating those compromises to the point of parody? It really makes it difficult to appreciate wh...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Very hard games that were intended for young children
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Very hard games that were intended for young children

Western developers were always the worst offenders, back in the day. When Ghouls N' Ghosts, designed to humiliate the player while stealing their quarters, still offers the player more power fantasy than Simba's big "I can't wait to be King" musical number? It's a clear inability to unders...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The GBA is basically the love child of SNES and the Sega 32X hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: The GBA is basically the love child of SNES and the Sega 32X hardware?

It's always fun to compare these two, because they represent two very different approaches to budget hardware. Sure, the 32x clearly wins in raw color count and screen resolution, but overall? One way way to describe it, is that the GBA is a better designed 32x that requires just half the cpu power ...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales
Replies: 25
Views: 890

Re: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales

Agreed on the stretched screenshots, and I've complained about it before, but we seem stuck with them.

I really miss the days when the screenshots were still useful.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: NEW Intellivision Amico E3 news
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: NEW Intellivision Amico E3 news

This isn't helping your case. It just tells me that you might be able to compete with the Switch, mobile, and PC as a place for indie quality titles in an already overcrowded market, but right now, there's not enough complete to where you can trust the public with a reveal. Not answered: Questionabl...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Google Stadia is Dead on Arrival!
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Google Stadia is Dead on Arrival!

So, it's a streaming only gaming device meets Netflix meets the E-shop, with the worst aspects of each and a triple dip pricing scheme?

That's adorable. The cynical little trolls more than deserve their failure.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 7th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/6/4: Atari 2600: Super Challenge Baseball, Treasure Island (Europe)
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 2019/6/4: Atari 2600: Super Challenge Baseball, Treasure Island (Europe)

I'm just happy to learn there's another 2600 game where they just drew a duck and didn't realize it.

It's such a bizarrely specific problem.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
June 1st, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Berzerk or it's sequel Frenzy?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Berzerk or it's sequel Frenzy?

They both feel like almost half of a better game. One day, I'd like to play that game. But in the meantime, I play more Berzerk, just because of the immediacy. And because I'm old enough to remember a time when the sight of a green stick man being electrocuted was the scariest thing I'd ever seen. B...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
May 31st, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales
Replies: 25
Views: 890

Re: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales

This was a pleasant surprise. Most controversial opinions on the internet lean towards the negative. And it's good to see Super Mario Land finally getting its due, instead of being bashed by people who confuse the offbeat minimalist charms with poor design. It's just long enough to be a breath of fr...

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