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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 February 2021, 15:18
Replies: 98
Views: 5,518
Posted By Dastardly
Apparently, the guy who invented the word...

Apparently, the guy who invented the word pronounces it SIG-NO-SIS

https://youtu.be/Trikbj--xsg?t=322
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 17:11
Replies: 423
Views: 67,954
Posted By Dastardly
Good to know I'm remembering it right. I couldn't...

Good to know I'm remembering it right. I couldn't think of an unfair examples, but it's been a while since I've played past the second level. Got to the dragon recently, but I couldn't remember how...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 February 2021, 20:16
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Dastardly
Still one of the most original games I’ve ever...

Still one of the most original games I’ve ever seen.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 February 2021, 18:01
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dastardly
That’s great to see, thanks! I’m going to have to...

That’s great to see, thanks! I’m going to have to try and see if it’s possible my way. I hadn’t considered that is might also be something to do with your players stats as well, as you mentioned...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 15:54
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Dastardly
Nice. Looks like Beast 3 sold. I wonder where it...

Nice. Looks like Beast 3 sold. I wonder where it ended up.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 February 2021, 23:45
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dastardly
Great, thanks for the info. I’d love to see a...

Great, thanks for the info. I’d love to see a video of this technique. This isn’t the way I had in mind though. As I said in my first post, I have a recollection (I think) of lighting all the stars...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2021, 16:25
Replies: 423
Views: 67,954
Posted By Dastardly
Not trying to put you on the spot :) You could be...

Not trying to put you on the spot :) You could be right.

Is this the area you mean? If so, you do get teleported there (optionally), but even though you're right next to the spike, it's not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2021, 15:06
Replies: 423
Views: 67,954
Posted By Dastardly
Can you give an example? I’m not saying you’re...

Can you give an example? I’m not saying you’re wrong, but I can’t think of where the game does this.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2021, 16:45
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Dastardly
I realise that a lot of the artwork used on...

I realise that a lot of the artwork used on covers was not created specifically for the Amiga, but I'm mainly interested in those that were and what happened to them. It would be cool if some of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 February 2021, 14:05
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Dastardly
Original Artworks from Game Boxes

Does anyone here own any of the original pieces of art that went to on be used on Amiga game boxes? It’d be great hear the stories behind their creation, to see what has happened to them and where...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 February 2021, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dastardly
Cool. I wouldn’t want to have the job of drawing...

Cool. I wouldn’t want to have the job of drawing it though. Good luck with the project.

@DamienD the example of John Lowe’s there looks a bit funky. The angle is too much and looks wrong. Probably...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 February 2021, 17:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dastardly
Looks great. The board looks excellent. Just one...

Looks great. The board looks excellent. Just one suggestion and feel free to disregard - it would be nice if when the dart has been thrown it is displayed at more of an angle so you can see more of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 18:02
Replies: 64
Views: 1,942
Posted By Dastardly
I think it’s like reading a book. The more your...

I think it’s like reading a book. The more your imagination has to do to fill in the blanks, the more interesting and immersive it seems. Modern games look great but leave me thinking “meh”. Not to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 17:09
Replies: 64
Views: 1,942
Posted By Dastardly
Era 1 for me as I mainly play C64 and Amiga...

Era 1 for me as I mainly play C64 and Amiga games. As incredible as modern games are visually, they are less and less interesting to me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 16:05
Replies: 423
Views: 67,954
Posted By Dastardly
Yeah, there's realistic and then there's...

Yeah, there's realistic and then there's realistic. It a type of 'realism' that grounds it more in real life to suit the theme than that of say Mario where no attempt at realism is needed or made...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 14:49
Replies: 423
Views: 67,954
Posted By Dastardly
That's cool to see the main character moving more...

That's cool to see the main character moving more smoothly :cool, although I think the amount of character control while in the air is fine as it is. When you jump you are commited to that jump and I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 February 2021, 14:14
Replies: 88
Views: 4,220
Posted By Dastardly
My mate got the Screen Gems pack not long after I...

My mate got the Screen Gems pack not long after I got the Batman Pack. I always felt like he got the worse deal. Beast II was the highlight and the 'ten pints' cheat definitely made the game more...
Forum: Member Introductions 02 February 2021, 01:25
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Dastardly
Welcome aboard Stumpi.

Welcome aboard Stumpi.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2021, 15:02
Replies: 479
Views: 27,417
Posted By Dastardly
Excellent video and done in a way that is easy to...

Excellent video and done in a way that is easy to understand.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 14:18
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By Dastardly
Dislikes I particularly dislike QTEs. It may...

Dislikes

I particularly dislike QTEs. It may look flashy, but just pressing a button to advance an animation is not fun.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2021, 17:40
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dastardly
Speedball 2: Bonus Stars

Is it possible to light up all the bonus stars with a single throw of the ball?

I have a memory of doing this, but I don't know if I'm imagining it, I read about it or someone told me about it....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 January 2021, 16:57
Replies: 98
Views: 5,518
Posted By Dastardly
I'm glad I'm a native English speaker. I haven't...

I'm glad I'm a native English speaker. I haven't had to go through learning it as second language. On the down side I've never needed to learn another language beause everyone learns English.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 26 January 2021, 17:50
Replies: 59
Views: 3,636
Posted By Dastardly
This looks great. The graphics and animation are...

This looks great. The graphics and animation are really nice. My only comment would be those copper gradients. Too many Amiga games go overboard with them and it looks garish and ugly. Keep them...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 January 2021, 16:27
Replies: 88
Views: 5,693
Posted By Dastardly
It would be in the worst list :laughing

It would be in the worst list :laughing
Forum: project.EAB 25 January 2021, 17:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dastardly
Likes It's a very friendly, welcoming and...

Likes
It's a very friendly, welcoming and extremely knowledgable forum. If I ever need to know something that goes beyond what I know then you can guarantee there is someone here who can help.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2021, 15:20
Replies: 137
Views: 17,083
Posted By Dastardly
I agree. On a purely visual level I think Beast...

I agree. On a purely visual level I think Beast is better looking than Lionheart. There's something about Nieborg's art style that doesn't appeal to me. I can see how talented he is, but I don't like...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2021, 16:34
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
I just have the original because budget...

I just have the original because budget rereleases are dirty :laughing
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2021, 15:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
Yes I have and I like it. Definitely more...

Yes I have and I like it. Definitely more representative of the game, although I don't dislike the original.



:laughing
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2021, 15:44
Replies: 88
Views: 5,693
Posted By Dastardly
1. Chaos Engine - By the time this was announced...

1. Chaos Engine - By the time this was announced I was already a big fan of the Bitmaps and so read everything there was about its upcoming release. The wait seemed excruciating, but the wait was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 January 2021, 21:31
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
Not sure I agree with Speedball 2. It’s...

Not sure I agree with Speedball 2. It’s definitely a stretch, but it does represent the game IMO.

Xenon 2 - Yeah, I do like it, but doesn’t have much if anything to do with the game. Strange one,...
Forum: News 11 January 2021, 00:52
Replies: 37
Views: 2,738
Posted By Dastardly
Nice work. Looks great on mobile.

Nice work. Looks great on mobile.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2021, 00:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
Cadaver always seemed a strange box to me. Main...

Cadaver always seemed a strange box to me. Main character is a short, fat bearded dwarf with a mean grizzled face. Who's this caped dude? The rest of it fine.

The box for The Payoff seems much...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2021, 19:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
I take it there are no T rex in the game then?...

I take it there are no T rex in the game then? That does seem odd!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2021, 19:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
I was aware of the worst box art thread. I didn't...

I was aware of the worst box art thread. I didn't have the same thing in mind with this. It's more about a disconnect between what the box art shows and what appears in game. Regardless of whether...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2021, 18:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
OK cool. Happy for it to be merged with the...

OK cool. Happy for it to be merged with the existing thread then.
@Cherno Yes, Phalanx occurred to me as well. I'd love to hear the thinking behind that one.

EDIT: Can't seem to find the other...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2021, 17:42
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
Ah ok. Feel free to nuke this then and I'll go...

Ah ok. Feel free to nuke this then and I'll go look for it. Thanks
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2021, 17:38
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dastardly
Boxart that bears little/no relation to its game

Something that I always noticed about games back then is how some of the box art seemed to have very little resemblance to the game or anything in it. I appreciate that back when gfx were more...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2021, 21:20
Replies: 50
Views: 2,572
Posted By Dastardly
What's a grame? Plays on words usually have some...

What's a grame? Plays on words usually have some kind of clever double meaning or something. Why change games to grames?

As it is a French company then lilalurl's description is probably right.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2021, 19:08
Replies: 50
Views: 2,572
Posted By Dastardly
How is Infogrames pronounced? Never could work...

How is Infogrames pronounced? Never could work that one out.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2021, 16:42
Replies: 54
Views: 3,752
Posted By Dastardly
All the more reason why the hideous background is...

All the more reason why the hideous background is a shame. It could have had the best of everything. I see junior designers make the mistake of throwing the kitchen sink at a layout just because they...
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