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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: 791

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: 791

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: 1067

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: 1067

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: 1067

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: 990

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: 862

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: 1775

Re: Best Sports Video Games of All Time!

Is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out a sports game?
by mbd36
May 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/7: Dreamcast: Space Channel 5, Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire?
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: 2019/5/7: Dreamcast: Space Channel 5, Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire?

I looked up some gameplay footage of Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire? , and the graphics are so insultingly bad that I'm not sure how I'd be offended by the "violence" even if the characters were all starving orphans. It looks like you're beating up a rubber clown. The faces are the wo...
by mbd36
May 1st, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What systems do you want to see more reviews for?
Replies: 37
Views: 2226

Re: What systems do you want to see more reviews for?

For systems that you done reviews for, I'd like to see more for the SG-1000. And for systems that you've yet to do a review for, I'd like to see an overview for the TI-99 followed by a few game reviews. I would love to see TI 99/4a reviews! Such a fun system with many unique games on cartridge. Als...

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