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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2019, 23:10
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By dreamkatcha
Foebane - Yep, I wanted to go out on a high and...

Foebane - Yep, I wanted to go out on a high and thought that would fit the bill. It's amazing something so simple is this effective.

I actually had to reconstruct that because I couldn't capture...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2019, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. Time-stamped game titles are now in place...

Thanks. Time-stamped game titles are now in place in the video description for any you're not familiar with if you're curious.

Yep, I'm fairly sure it's the one place you can die in Monkey Island...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 16:45
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By dreamkatcha
malko - Yep, I can see how that would have helped...

malko - Yep, I can see how that would have helped - I did start doing this as I’ve done in the past. The plan was to create a strip of black space underneath the video and put the text there, but it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 12:36
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By dreamkatcha
Some of the Amiga’s most memorable death/game over animation sequences

In honour of all the incompetent gamers around the globe I present…

https://youtu.be/IZE1yDVW_GY
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 February 2019, 00:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By dreamkatcha
That's depressing news. I tried to get in touch...

That's depressing news. I tried to get in touch with Steve a while back to ask him about the Fright Night adventure game that wasn't. I found him, only nothing came of it in the end. A bit of a...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 31 January 2019, 20:59
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By dreamkatcha
One of the biggest differences between FS-UAE and...

One of the biggest differences between FS-UAE and WinUAE is that WinUAE can capture video natively, while you'd have to use separate software to achieve the same thing with FS-UAE. Worth keeping in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 December 2018, 15:23
Replies: 20
Views: 2,461
Posted By dreamkatcha
So that'll be the aftermath of the Predator...

So that'll be the aftermath of the Predator detonating! I love this kind of long lost trivia, thanks.

The Amiga version is still missing the bit where Arnie drops the tree trunk counterweight on...
Forum: OT - General 27 December 2018, 12:20
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By dreamkatcha
I forgot to leave my 'Santa please stop here'...

I forgot to leave my 'Santa please stop here' sign outside my house this year. Christmas was a write-off! ;)

Hope you all had a fabtastic one.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2018, 12:27
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yes, movie conversions do tend to lean towards...

Yes, movie conversions do tend to lean towards the wrong end of pitiful. There's no getting away from that. I don't think it matters so much though from a gaming historian point of view. I still find...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2018, 12:06
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By dreamkatcha
Untouchables and Die Hard 2 movie scenes vs Amiga game levels

To illustrate the text reviews I've been working on I've compared game segments to the movie scenes that inspired them. Much harder to do than with Roger Rabbit to condense them into short clips,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2018, 10:50
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By dreamkatcha
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Amiga game vs movie

I've been snagging snippets of the movie and synchronising them with the same scenes in the Silent Software game to supplement my latest text review (as well as seeing how many words starting with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2018, 21:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,786
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. This is Nintendo's 2005! (when YouTube...

LOL. This is Nintendo's 2005! (when YouTube started)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2018, 12:53
Replies: 42
Views: 2,505
Posted By dreamkatcha
Me too. Definitely nice to see something a bit...

Me too. Definitely nice to see something a bit off-piste source material-wise. I've got a vague recollection of a Christmas Carol game being in the works in the Amiga days, but then nothing came of...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 December 2018, 16:14
Replies: 42
Views: 2,505
Posted By dreamkatcha
Looking good. Just need to get official...

Looking good. Just need to get official endorsement from Charlie now. I'm sure he'll love it. ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 December 2018, 18:17
Replies: 31
Views: 2,844
Posted By dreamkatcha
Hope you manage to get over this setback. The...

Hope you manage to get over this setback. The likenesses are unmistakable - amazing given these are tiny pixel art sprites.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 01:22
Replies: 243
Views: 12,377
Posted By dreamkatcha
Watch some dude eat stuff and forget to 'react'...

Watch some dude eat stuff and forget to 'react' while he watches the AVGN CD32 episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsGBxOZNR28

Some dude's nasal passageway reacts to the AVGN CD32 episode
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 08:39
Replies: 243
Views: 12,377
Posted By dreamkatcha
I love a lot of movies that pre-date me, but like...

I love a lot of movies that pre-date me, but like you I do find that I have a rough cut-off point where if I rewind too much I just can't connect with a movie because it's too far removed from what I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By dreamkatcha
Sierra/Disney could have worked harder on the PR...

Sierra/Disney could have worked harder on the PR train then. Oops. :laughing

I'd imagine it's quite a confusing game for anyone who hasn't seen the movie because it follows it so closely and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 November 2018, 02:15
Replies: 243
Views: 12,377
Posted By dreamkatcha
Oh right, I didn't know it was an audience...

Oh right, I didn't know it was an audience participation thing. I don't know if I should be grateful they're not all James' ...erm, excretions, or worried that other people think along the same...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2018, 15:47
Replies: 243
Views: 12,377
Posted By dreamkatcha
It's been a while since I've seen an AVGN...

It's been a while since I've seen an AVGN episode. I wasn't at all surprised that James bashed the CD32 within an inch of its life... that goes without saying. What I can't get over is that all the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2018, 15:01
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By dreamkatcha
The Black Cauldron - game versus movie

Right on the cusp of the A500's arrival the game of the movie of a series of books was released. I think for that reason it's thought of more as a DOS/Apple game than an Amiga adventure so it doesn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 November 2018, 21:56
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By dreamkatcha
I used to have it on while I was getting ready...

I used to have it on while I was getting ready for school, but don't remember any sort of Lemmings collaboration either. Maybe they did all the magazine PR work then forgot to actually include the TV...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2018, 12:40
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. It was never going to win any awards, but...

LOL. It was never going to win any awards, but given the Total Recall game’s disastrous development path I think it could have been much worse. It’s definitely not as bad as Ocean’s Terminator 2.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 20:36
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ah ha, great detective work! Mystery solved. ...

Ah ha, great detective work! Mystery solved.

I have to say these weren't amazing deals considering it was three years after the initial release of Lemmings.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2018, 20:29
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By dreamkatcha
Me too on the whole (I actually enjoyed Jingle...

Me too on the whole (I actually enjoyed Jingle All the Way!), although this one was way down the re-watch soon list. Even so, it does have some quirky meme-moments that are worth checking out... for...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 18:27
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By dreamkatcha
Interesting bit of nostalgia. Just a promo...

Interesting bit of nostalgia. Just a promo collaboration thing for the morning TV show, Big Breakfast, though I think. Chris Evans might remember if anyone has his number? :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2018, 17:21
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By dreamkatcha
Christmas has arrived early... the sequel is...

Christmas has arrived early... the sequel is here! :D

https://youtu.be/UIyJbzxRU1I

I couldn't find any decent quality footage of the Super Cauldron scene (well frame), and my attempts to get to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 November 2018, 20:55
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. You'll have to save it for your desktop...

LOL. You'll have to save it for your desktop wallpaper. Not a lot of people know that Danny Devito is in Red Heat. ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2018, 15:25
Replies: 56
Views: 4,166
Posted By dreamkatcha
Wow, that's certainly been a labour of love!...

Wow, that's certainly been a labour of love! Amazing work. It's so surreal seeing 2D Chaos Engine in 3D out of the blue like that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 November 2018, 12:36
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By dreamkatcha
Red Heat – the movie and Ocean’s gaming adaptations (video retrospective)

It’s landed, the Heat is on etc. etc.

I had a nightmare getting this one past the copyright police so that explains all the weird video filters. If I was starting again from scratch I think I’d...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 November 2018, 23:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By dreamkatcha
I can't find any reference to how this is done....

I can't find any reference to how this is done. No cheats listed on HOL or Lemon and the Illustra cracktro doesn't have any options. Nice to hear the Blood Money music again though. :D

I can't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2018, 01:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By dreamkatcha
The nudity in the sauna level of Red Heat was...

The nudity in the sauna level of Red Heat was taken straight from the movie. It's homoerotic to the core with some really awkward references to male genitalia, yet also features plenty of topless...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2018, 20:59
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yeah, Dreamweb is pretty extreme, even in pixel...

Yeah, Dreamweb is pretty extreme, even in pixel art!

Gzeg, I totally forgot to look for the Super Cauldron example and include it after you'd pointed it out the other day. I could have done...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2018, 11:52
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By dreamkatcha
Unexpected Amiga game nudity

I think this was a good idea... or was it? I don't know anymore. It's too late now anyway. I've tried to keep it tasteful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOi2_ZLUocA
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 November 2018, 21:14
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dreamkatcha
Cheers. :) Good point. If you strictly...

Cheers. :)

Good point. If you strictly followed the plot from the movies there would be no surprises and presumably you could solve the puzzles based on your existing knowledge. That wouldn't be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 November 2018, 15:26
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yes, someone of the sound effects were...

Yes, someone of the sound effects were unexpectedly good too. For instance in the New York streets you'll see a train in the distance and actually hear it rumble by as well. Later there's faint...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 November 2018, 22:26
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for checking it out both of you. :) ...

Thanks for checking it out both of you. :)

It's an odd one this because it got tonnes of coverage in the Amiga mags at the time of release, even stretching to 4 page reviews in some cases, yet...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 November 2018, 11:52
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dreamkatcha
Video retrospective re: US Gold's Godfather game

Here's something no-one has really delved into before so I thought I'd take on the challenge, re-watch the 9 hour trilogy and compare the two.

It's part celebration of Pete Lyon's fantastic art...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2018, 13:53
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By dreamkatcha
Cheers, that will make it easier. Gamer does look...

Cheers, that will make it easier. Gamer does look like a great game - it was really frustrating only booting up these images for a few seconds and forcing myself not to actually play them.

If it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 October 2018, 19:07
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By dreamkatcha
Nice attention to detail there from the devs....

Nice attention to detail there from the devs. Shame that wasn't carried over in the Amiga version. Well not in that dept. anyway. It seems like a decent Boulderdash clone otherwise.
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