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by goldenband
August 4th, 2015, 9:17 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Anyone played "Kings Bounty" on Genesis?
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Anyone played "Kings Bounty" on Genesis?

I played through this one a year or two ago, and enjoyed it. I think it's well worth picking up. Don't expect a conventional RPG or SRPG experience -- it's definitely got a flavor all its own, but if you can tune into its wavelength it offers a good time. I wish the passwords recorded more than they...
by goldenband
July 31st, 2015, 12:09 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Return of the Typo Thread!
Replies: 109
Views: 21992

Re: Return of the Typo Thread!

In the Super Runabout review (Dreamcast), you write "Super Runabout encourages wonton destruction". Unless you're talking about annihilating Chinese dumplings ( :mrgreen: ), I think you mean wanton -- though you do mention food and Chinatown immediately thereafter: maybe you were hungry at...
by goldenband
July 18th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/7/16: 3DO: Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Re: 2015/7/16: 3DO: Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

There are a couple amusing quips from the narrator (or whatever you want to call the voiceover on the decision screens) that aren't in the YouTube version of PDWT, because they're only triggered after you choose an option, fail, and then choose a different one. But all the important stuff is there.
by goldenband
July 17th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/7/16: 3DO: Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Re: 2015/7/16: 3DO: Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

The thing about PDWT is that though, yes, it's an objectively terrible game (really a visual novel), my wife and I got a ton of amusement from playing it. And hey, it's pretty forgiving -- you never have to restart from scratch, IIRC, so you can pretty much play the whole thing in one sitting. I hav...
by goldenband
July 10th, 2015, 12:11 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Factual error thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Factual error thread

^Might help to specify the game you mean (Section Z for NES). BTW I loved that game -- I don't understand why it gets panned.
by goldenband
July 3rd, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Factual error thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Factual error thread

If omissions count as errors, then the Destination Earthstar review has a massive error: it doesn't mention anything at all about the shmup half of the game! A person reading that review would think it's just another clone of Star Voyager, Star Raiders, etc. But the whole gimmick of Destination Eart...
by goldenband
June 23rd, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: 3DO VR Stalker 'improved version'?
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: 3DO VR Stalker 'improved version'?

That's a great question. I've read the same thing and wondered that myself. I didn't expect to like VR Stalker, but a couple years ago I played through 4-5 levels and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The method of earning new planes is confusing, though -- I never did quite understand how it worked,...
by goldenband
May 31st, 2015, 2:20 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Bad Parts in Good Games
Replies: 27
Views: 2296

Re: Bad Parts in Good Games

The bats in El Viento.
by goldenband
May 30th, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: "It's terrible but I like it anyway" games
Replies: 24
Views: 2425

Re: "It's terrible but I like it anyway" games

I'll also throw in Sword of Sodan (the Megadrive/Genesis version), brutal and satisfying. It's flawed, it's choppy, it's very basic... it's fun. Nice to see someone else who enjoys Sword of Sodan! I've taken a lot of guff over the years for being fond of SoS, but mastering the game and working my w...
by goldenband
May 28th, 2015, 12:04 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/5/27: Atari 2600: Video Olympics, Mines of Minos, Death Trap
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: 2015/5/27: Atari 2600: Video Olympics, Mines of Minos, Death Trap

Very pleased to see these! I haven't played Mines of Minos much if at all, but I can attest that the other two are fair and accurate reviews. I can however attest that Death Trap is far from "impossible" on higher difficulties, having beaten all three settings. :mrgreen: The trick is to ti...

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