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Old 24 February 2015, 20:56   #1
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Games you used to be good at but now... not so good!

I've just been replaying Sensible World of Soccer after it arrived in the post recently. I cannot score a single goal and I don't think I can muster the 'twichiness' necessary to do so again. Amazing the reflexes I must have had as a teenager!

How about you lot?
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Old 24 February 2015, 20:59   #2
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I'm definitely more rubbish at Speedball 2 than I was 20 years ago. Your not on your own there!
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Old 24 February 2015, 20:59   #3
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I still play pretty well with swos... It's more shufflepuck cafe which is hard for me, it needs more reflexs.
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Old 24 February 2015, 21:02   #4
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Give it ten more years and that will change!
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Old 24 February 2015, 21:43   #5
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I used to be a competitive game player in my youth, especially with multi player stuff, gravity power, speed ball 2, lords of chaos, the lotus series and countless others..

These days I`m billy no mates so my skills have faded somewhat. Can still kick ass on turrican and robocod though
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Old 24 February 2015, 21:48   #6
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Give it ten more years and that will change!
Surely, we are more and more old.
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I've just been replaying Sensible World of Soccer after it arrived in the post recently. I cannot score a single goal and I don't think I can muster the 'twichiness' necessary to do so again. Amazing the reflexes I must have had as a teenager!

How about you lot?
Yeah I agree
Iam not as good.....I used to be able to score from just past the half way line
Regular..
But I put this down not having my favourite joystick of all time
The bug!!!!!
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Old 24 February 2015, 23:05   #8
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Swos you could easily score from the center circle. I used to do it all the time. I wouldn't even dare try now. I'd probably kick my own goal lol.
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Old 24 February 2015, 23:09   #9
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Give it ten more years and that will change!
hehehe Must rememeber that when I'm well into retirement and need a positive spin on all that twitching

I can still clear Batman the Movie on one life so I'm not a total waste of space. My seven year old doesn't like to play the Amiga games because they're so hard compared to what she's used to play on phones etc. But she loves watching Soccer Kid, Batman and Sensible Soccer and often demands that I play them. I'm more than happy to oblige of course
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I've just been replaying Sensible World of Soccer after it arrived in the post recently. I cannot score a single goal and I don't think I can muster the 'twichiness' necessary to do so again. Amazing the reflexes I must have had as a teenager!

How about you lot?
I was a Kick Off 2 God! But now 20 years later when I played it got beaten by the computer, lolz.
Also I have Tetris DX "40 lines scores" that were out of this world, now I cant understand how the hell I could achieve those scores. Im not even close ;-)
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Old 24 February 2015, 23:38   #11
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For me it is Robocop. Not the Amiga version, but the coin op arcade. Me and a friend of mine would be able to complete the game on 1 quarter. I tried mame and could not even get off the first level.
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Sensible soccer.

Played it last weekend. Uncontrollable.
I used to be an ace at it.
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For me it is Robocop. Not the Amiga version, but the coin op arcade. Me and a friend of mine would be able to complete the game on 1 quarter. I tried mame and could not even get off the first level.
In most arcade games you can set difficulty level in service mode, just try different settings.
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Old 25 February 2015, 01:25   #14
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I could finish dragon's lair 2 timewarp blindfolded. Just by hearing the sounds of the game. Aaaah those were the days. When you just had too much time on your hands.
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Can't think of a particular game but I'm certainly not as good at games in general as I was when I was younger. I get confused with all the buttons and I have even less patience than I used to.
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Can't think of a particular game but I'm certainly not as good at games in general as I was when I was younger. I get confused with all the buttons and I have even less patience than I used to.
We have too much available for game to understand them better ie Youtube/Internet etc etc. Savetstates. etc

Back in the early 90's I remember finishing Operation Stealth on my own, I would sit there stuck on puzzles for ages until I figured it out myself. Gone are those days, No one has patience.
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Old 25 February 2015, 09:32   #17
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It's always tempting to go online and search for help when you're stuck in a game. But it's much less rewarding if you do not complete it on your own.
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Old 25 February 2015, 09:36   #18
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I'd definitely agree with SWOS. That or I was always terrible at it.
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Old 25 February 2015, 09:55   #19
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This thread is giving me a deja-vu. We had a carbon copy of it just last year I think

Impossible to find of course.
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Old 25 February 2015, 09:58   #20
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Nah! That's age related memory loss that is.
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