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Retro Chat / Re: Hardest games you've played
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:49:52 AM »
I guess there are two camps when it comes to shooters. This would extend to any genre but I'll stick with shooters as an example.
  • Skill and gratification in trying to 1CC or 1LC a game. I'd put games like Hellfire, R-Type, Cybernator, Raiden etc in this bracket. There is a running story and the achievement comes from beating the bosses and advancing stages.
  • Skill and gratification in trying to acheive a high score using game mechanics and chain multipliers etc. Stuff like DoDonPachi, GigaWing 2, Psyvariar 2, even Galaga etc fall into this bracket. Not too fussed about how far you get as long as you improve on your last score!
Clearly this can be elaborated on and there's elements of crossover, but you get my point lol.

Retro Chat / Re: Hardest games you've played
« on: November 08, 2017, 21:58:12 PM »
Yes! Hellfire is one of my all time favourite Mega Drive games. I've managed to reach the second loop but not much more. That was with a lot of attempts and practice though, doubt I could achieve it these days. Its an awesome game.
Gynoug (Wings of Wor) is another brilliant game. Two very good shouts there.

I had a thing for playing more modern bullet hell shooters a few years ago, particularly Giga Wing II on the Dreamcast. Thats a mental game thats hard as nails.
Psyvariar 2 was another one. Great risk and reward mechanic that made you play like a nutter for high scores.

Retro Chat / Re: Hardest games you've played
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:38:10 AM »
...Some of the most difficult games for me are the R-Type, Gradius, and Thunder Force style shoot-'em-ups. ...

The 4th level of R-Type has been a brick wall for me over the years. Perhaps I'm just crap at it rather than it being too difficult lol.
It has saved me buying the 2nd Hucard for PC Engine though. Maybe its a mental block to save me money.

Retro Chat / Re: Hardest games you've played
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:48:28 PM »
I've never played this but I've heard of it. Looks a lot like Galaga.

Retro Podcasts / Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:17:17 AM »
 ;D thats so shit. I love it.

Out of interest, are you using emulation for any of these reviews? Do you have any recommendations for one? Particularly for Raspeberry Pi;
or are you literally collecting originals as you go along?

Retro Podcasts / Re: AMIGArama Podcast Episode 2 - Jetstrike
« on: November 05, 2017, 21:01:50 PM »
I'm not familiar with this one but I see the Danger Zone link, however tenuous  ;)
I'll give it a listen and also try and load the game up at some point

Homebrew Games / Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« on: October 31, 2017, 22:35:18 PM »
Looks good.
Do you have recommended emulator to play it on?

Retro Podcasts / Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
« on: October 30, 2017, 21:17:49 PM »
Danger zone...? I've got Kenny Loggins rattling around my skull now. Did Top Gun ever appear on the Amiga?
One game a week should see you to retirement age! Whats your criteria for choosing them? Plucked out of a hat? From some sort of cerebral list? Listener requests?
I can understand your lack of co-presenter comment. I guess its difficult to rein yourself in when you get going. I'd be the same lol.

Retro Podcasts / Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
« on: October 30, 2017, 20:35:57 PM »
I quite liked it. Its well recorded for a start. Doesn't sound like you're talking through a plastic cup with string attached.
I reckon I could listen to you talking about games. Its sounds like it will be very casual, which is fine by me.
What are your plans for this? My suggestion would be to add a bit of structure to it. Stop you wandering off on a tangent and repeating bits of information lol.

Good luck and I'm looking forward to hearing what game(s) you start off with.

Retro Podcasts / Re: AMIGArama Podcast Launches!
« on: October 29, 2017, 22:01:50 PM »
I was looking out for a decent Amiga podcast just last week. I'll give it a listen.

Retro Events / Re: REVIVAL: Generation X 2018
« on: October 20, 2017, 21:09:22 PM »
I'm honestly considering it mate. Not been to an event for a few years and I've always liked the look of this.
Had a bit of a retro revival myself these last few weeks, fuelled by catching up on Retro Asylum podcasts.

Are you thinking of going?

Entertainment / Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
« on: September 20, 2017, 14:57:09 PM »
I must admit I'm with Saturn in regards to Wonder Women, I didn't thing it was particularly good.
After the good reviews, trailers, hype etc I expected it to be better. I thought I had missed something but it's not just me thankfully. It's just average.
Having said that I do believe Gal Gadot is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

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Announcements and Feedback / Re: New KS: Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works.
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
My word that looks incredible!
The Mega Drive one was the first thing I backed on Kickstarter and it's a fabulous book. That was £30 which is pushing it.
Can I justify £35......... 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Retro News Round up / Re: Capcom Releasing New Street Fighter 2 SNES Carts
« on: September 03, 2017, 19:45:11 PM »
Box is nice looking, shame about the rank cart colour, plus the fact its the American shape. Could be good for bonfire night, just play it outside for safety!

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That's sounds like a better idea rather than a huge expensive epic slab. It also gives the chance to refine details between releases. I'd certainly be interested in the ST/Jaguar volume. I think that's a great combination.

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