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by mbd36
June 5th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

I once fixed a Crash Bandicoot disc by smearing toothpaste on it. That was the only time that the toothpaste trick worked for me.
by mbd36
June 4th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games you where shocked the critic gave high grade despite it reception and/or controversy surrounding it?
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Games you where shocked the critic gave high grade despite it reception and/or controversy surrounding it?

What other people think about a game should have nothing to do with your own score. Hivemind sucks. What does Hivemind mean? You know, like a beehive or ant colony where the group takes precedence over the individual. It's another term for groupthink where your stance is influenced by whatever is t...
by mbd36
June 4th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games you where shocked the critic gave high grade despite it reception and/or controversy surrounding it?
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Games you where shocked the critic gave high grade despite it reception and/or controversy surrounding it?

My vote is Yooka-Laylee where despite getting mixed to somewhat negative reviews, namily the infamous Jim Sterling 2/10 review, but he also is not a fan of the Unity game engine and calls it a crappy engine thanks to shovelware junk that comes from it, and the now infamous JonTron situation controv...
by mbd36
June 4th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games you where shocked the critic gave high grade despite it reception and/or controversy surrounding it?
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Games you where shocked the critic gave high grade despite it reception and/or controversy surrounding it?

My vote is Yooka-Laylee where despite getting mixed to somewhat negative reviews, namily the infamous Jim Sterling 2/10 review, but he also is not a fan of the Unity game engine and calls it a crappy engine thanks to shovelware junk that comes from it, and the now infamous JonTron situation controv...
by mbd36
June 4th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Very hard games that were intended for young children
Replies: 13
Views: 851

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 mbd36
June 3rd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Very hard games that were intended for young children
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Very hard games that were intended for young children

CaptainCruch wrote:nearly all 8-bit games... (Mega Man, Super Mario Lost Levels etc)


I'm thinking of games that are more specifically intended for younger children, such as based on children's movies and TV shows. But they're surprisingly hard given the intended audience.
by mbd36
June 3rd, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Very hard games that were intended for young children
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Very hard games that were intended for young children

This post was inspired by the Critic's review of Despicable Me for the Playstation 2. I find it hilarious that it has the "suitable for children" teddy bear right next to the Arthur award for extreme difficulty. Can you think of other similar examples?
by mbd36
June 3rd, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: In Praise of Short Games
Replies: 13
Views: 758

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 mbd36
May 20th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/18: NES: Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Desert Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 694

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

Was Barker Bill's Trick Shooting a licensed game? I ask because a very similar character was created by Terrytoons to introduce their cartoons on TV. http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/terrytoons-barker-bill-2/ He even has the same name. https://cartoonresearch.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/barkerb...
by mbd36
May 15th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Best Sports Video Games of All Time!
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Best Sports Video Games of All Time!

Is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out a sports game?

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