Search found 283 matches

by goldenband
June 22nd, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Merge Game Boy Reviews?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Oh, to be clear, I very much enjoy the VGC's portable reviews, and my post was in no way meant to discourage more! I've just always considered them as a pleasant surprise when they show up, if that makes sense. But I'd love to see more Game Boy and Game Boy Color reviews, and would particularly love...
by goldenband
June 22nd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Merge Game Boy Reviews?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

I'd request that you keep them separate. GBA definitely shouldn't be combined with GB/GBC -- they're as different as the Master System and the Genesis, or the 2600 and 7800, or PS1 and PS2. All backwards-compatible but all distinct. I personally strongly prefer having GB and GBC separate, because th...
by goldenband
June 21st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sg-1000 console review.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Sg-1000 console review.

Despite the SG-1000's shortcomings (which basically boil down to it being a ColecoVision without the keypads), it had some good games, and occasionally beat the NES/Famicom. Its port of Chack'n Pop is much, much better than the Famicom version, for instance, and IIRC the Elevator Action port is bett...
by goldenband
June 9th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Very hard games that were intended for young children
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Very hard games that were intended for young children

The original The Smurfs on the Sega MegaDrive/Genesis was pretty hard too, too hard for children in my opinion... I didn't think that one was so bad, but Smurfs 2 was quite difficult. More than anything, it was a hassle to play, and would be pretty tricky for a younger kid to figure out. Heck, it w...
by goldenband
June 4th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Very hard games that were intended for young children
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Very hard games that were intended for young children

There was a really good article a few days ago on Kotaku, I think, about how Sega tried to get more girls involved in gaming in the early Genesis days. Just found it -- it's on Polygon: https://www.polygon.com/features/2019/5/27/18526122/sega-girls-task-force-female-players Speaking of the Genesis ...
by goldenband
June 3rd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: In Praise of Short Games
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: In Praise of Short Games

Now that I think of it, I'm surprised the Critic has never reviewed a version of Shadow of the Beast, though I don't expect him to like it much. The Genesis port gets a lot of guff for running faster than intended (a 60Hz vs 50Hz issue) but I found it completely playable and even addictive. I'd exp...
by goldenband
May 31st, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: In Praise of Short Games
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: In Praise of Short Games

As I've gotten older I've discovered a real fondness for short but difficult games like Pitfall! or Shadow of the Beast, or the higher levels of certain puzzle games like Tetris and Dr. Mario -- in short, games that can theoretically be completed in 10-15 minutes without glitches. You can make a bun...
by goldenband
May 26th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: River Raid (Intellivision)
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: River Raid (Intellivision)

It's true that River Raid is a fairly uncommon game on the Intellivision and commands a higher price than most of the other Activision games (I don't remember whether it or Worm Whomper costs more these days). Glad you're having fun with it and looking forward as always to more Intellivision coverag...
by goldenband
May 26th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Sega CD or 32 X?
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Sega CD or 32 X?

The Sega of America strategy for the Sega CD pushed FMV pretty hard, and that seems to be its legacy -- but if the Japanese library for the Sega CD/Mega CD had been localized (or fan-translated) into English, it would really change this equation. There are tons of RPGs and other interesting titles t...
by goldenband
May 18th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/18: NES: Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Desert Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: 2019/5/18: NES: Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Desert Commander

Awesome -- I love seeing reviews for strategy/war games like Desert Commander. I've never really played it myself but have always been intrigued by it ever since seeing it in Nintendo Power. It's also got an interesting backstory since, from what I understand, the original Japanese version makes it ...

Go to advanced search