2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

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2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 9th, 2021, 2:22 pm

You probably thought my next Bond game was going to be a PS2 title, didn't you?
Feel free to post your thoughts on these two new Atari XE(GS) reviews.

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby BlasteroidAli » February 9th, 2021, 4:07 pm

Superb review of two XEGS games that I did not play on the Atari computer. Matterhorn looks great. It is a shame I did not play it back in the day.

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby Cafeman » February 9th, 2021, 9:30 pm

When I saw it was James Bond 007 for XEGS, I thought for sure it would get an F from VGC. Or F-. But graciously it has been given a D!

Now personally, I found some fun with the 5200 version of the game but only because of an AA forums HSC where I was forced to play it and figure it out. But first impressions are terrible with this crappy game to the point it is (as I think the review said) embarassing!

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby GeoX » February 10th, 2021, 6:56 am

Sooo basically all Bond games from this era sucked!

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby ASalvaro » February 10th, 2021, 1:08 pm

i remember downloading Matterhorn in 1985 with my 300 baud modem lol

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby BlasteroidAli » February 11th, 2021, 2:52 am

GeoX wrote:Sooo basically all Bond games from this era sucked!


We are looking at these games 40 years later. I think Parker Bros did some amazing things with so little memory. What is the size of this cart? 16k? So the game itself is actually okay. I was thinking of the living daylights game on Xegs. Great game but it was too hard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU2VMQLkSu4&t=120s&ab_channel=Ra%C3%BAlHPCGamePlay

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 11th, 2021, 8:04 am

Living Daylights on the Atari XE? Another Bond game for me to track down??

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby DaHeckIzDat » February 11th, 2021, 8:05 am

Just a suggestion, but I think you should edit the line about birds in the Matterhorn review so you don't say "deadly" twice in the same sentence.

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 11th, 2021, 8:09 am

DaHeckIzDat wrote:Just a suggestion, but I think you should edit the line about birds in the Matterhorn review so you don't say "deadly" twice in the same sentence.


Good catch DaHeck - that was clearly not how I had intended.

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Re: 2021/2/9: Atari XEGS: James Bond 007, Matterhorn

Postby Breaker » February 11th, 2021, 4:59 pm

I haven't played any of these really old Bond games, and it doesn't sound like I need to! I don't have an Amiga, Atari ST, ZX or Commodore 64, so I'll have no way to play them (ignoring emulation) anyway.

But being the huge Bond fan that I am, I'll probably try to collect them just for the conversation pieces they will be.


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