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by goldenband
June 2nd, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/31: Atari 2600: Basketball, Final Approach, X Mission (Europe)
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: 2020/5/31: Atari 2600: Basketball, Final Approach, X Mission (Europe)

VideoGameCritic wrote:goldenband - can you send me those ROMs?
Donald Duck's Speedboat sounds like a fun summer game.

Done! I've just sent them to your Gmail. And yes, Donald Duck's Speedboat is a nifty little game -- not necessarily one you'll play for hours and hours, but cute while it lasts.
by goldenband
June 1st, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/31: Atari 2600: Basketball, Final Approach, X Mission (Europe)
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: 2020/5/31: Atari 2600: Basketball, Final Approach, X Mission (Europe)

Nice treat to see a review of X'Mission. I rather liked the gameplay, and it's one of those PAL exclusives that was memorable enough to stick with me, along with a few others like Donald Duck's Speedboat, Time Warp, Mr. Postman, and Parachute.
by goldenband
May 20th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Light Crusader
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Light Crusader

I love this game. The music is absolutely out of sight, and the isometric gameplay is quality stuff. It's not the most sophisticated RPG out there, especially in terms of combat, but it's such a pleasure to play that it doesn't matter. Light Crusader also gets bonus points as the only game I've ever...
by goldenband
May 20th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/20: Atari 2600: Math Gran Prix, Panda Chase, Desert Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: 2020/5/20: Atari 2600: Math Gran Prix, Panda Chase, Desert Falcon

Always pleased to see new Atari 2600 reviews! You're slowly chipping away at the remaining North American games, while the review of a PAL-originating game is a nice treat. Desert Falcon has always been unappealing to me, though I'd hoped it had some hidden merit, but it seems like Zaxxon meets Ridd...
by goldenband
May 19th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/19: Sega CD: Sol-Feace, Lethal Enforcers
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: 2020/5/19: Sega CD: Sol-Feace, Lethal Enforcers

Are Sol-feace and Sol-deace basically the same game? Why the name change? Question #1: Yes, but Sol-Deace has had some cleanup done to the game's code and script, and also lets you continue from any stage. Sol-Feace only lets you continue from Stage 5 (of 7), making it rump-bustingly hard! It also ...
by goldenband
May 16th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/15: Genesis: Sol-Deace, Lethal Enforcers
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: 2020/5/15: Genesis: Sol-Deace, Lethal Enforcers

VideoGameCritic wrote:Thanks for the insightful feedback goldenband. The things you mentioned were subtle but interesting.

I learn a heck of a lot from these boards! I knew I came here for a reason...

Awww, thanks! Glad to do whatever I can. :)
by goldenband
May 15th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/15: Genesis: Sol-Deace, Lethal Enforcers
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: 2020/5/15: Genesis: Sol-Deace, Lethal Enforcers

There is one big difference between Sol-Deace and Sol-Feace: the Sega CD game only lets you continue from Stage 5. In other words, lose all your lives in Stages 6-7, and it's back to Stage 5 for you! There's also less sprite breakup in Sol-Deace -- I think they tweaked a few things to address that -...
by goldenband
May 9th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/9: Sega SG-1000: Bank Panic, Bomb Jack, Hang-On II
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: 2020/5/9: Sega SG-1000: Bank Panic, Bomb Jack, Hang-On II

Thanks for the reviews! And: If you find yourself slowing suddenly, it's probably because you accidentally slipped into low gear (perfectly normal for a man your age). Best VGC one-liner ever? I think so! :mrgreen: BTW what hardware platform are you playing these on? SMS hardware will exacerbate the...
by goldenband
May 7th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Best Roguelikes?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Best Roguelikes?

It's a very idiosyncratic roguelike, but I adore Tower of Doom on the Intellivision. Really fun and surprisingly deep game -- when you get a good item drop when playing as a weak character, it's like going from Clark Kent to Superman. I'm trying to think of what other roguelikes I've played extensiv...
by goldenband
May 6th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2020/5/6: Atari XEGS: Eidolon, The, Koronis Rift
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: 2020/5/6: Atari XEGS: Eidolon, The, Koronis Rift

Yeah I should probably qualify that in the review. It had been done before, but never this well. Have you played Dungeons of Daggorath? It's a truly magnificent game -- one of the most atmospheric and creepy I've ever played, and certainly the TRS-80/Tandy Color Computer's killer app. There's a DOS...

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