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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2022, 08:33
Replies: 96
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Posted By manossg
Some people think that RPGs are for kids. Well, I...

Some people think that RPGs are for kids. Well, I bet they haven't seen Hired Sword 2, a 2020 game for the C64!

https://youtu.be/RAfoRE3GZdM
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 January 2022, 08:17
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
In another astoundingly exciting review of yet...

In another astoundingly exciting review of yet another text adventure game, this time Gnome Ranger for the Commodore Amiga. Let's see if this one is any good...or not.

https://youtu.be/Rt4RPL1kI4w
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 December 2021, 18:18
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Double the action! Triple the excitement! (NOT!) ...

Double the action! Triple the excitement! (NOT!)
It is time for yet another text adventure game, this time for the Amstrad CPC, the Hobbit, considered one of the most successful and accomplished...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2021, 16:39
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for another semi-obscure Amiga adventure...

Time for another semi-obscure Amiga adventure game title, Ween: the Prophecy.

https://youtu.be/s2_MitD8alE
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2021, 13:43
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
After a (prolonged) summer vacation, here we are...

After a (prolonged) summer vacation, here we are again, this time with the Sword of Ianna for the Amstrad CPC. This is a Prince-of-Persia-ish game with an interesting RPG twist. Let's find if it's as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2021, 17:10
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for the glorious Street Hassle, one of the...

Time for the glorious Street Hassle, one of the best Amiga stinkers, a game with an awful premise and a brilliant art style!

https://youtu.be/QFc8wiJ_asM
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2021, 11:47
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for yet another classic game, Oids for the...

Time for yet another classic game, Oids for the Atari ST.

https://youtu.be/0nTQipKNHWI
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2021, 17:55
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
For this review we will be taking a look at...

For this review we will be taking a look at Pushover, my favourite Amiga puzzler of all time (yes, even more than Lemmings).

https://youtu.be/gFEFVCMU8YA
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2021, 11:04
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Returning to the wonderful world of the Amstrad...

Returning to the wonderful world of the Amstrad CPC, putting an absolute classic game to the Rant Test, Bruce Lee.

https://youtu.be/Tjzws7udDgY
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 June 2021, 11:06
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for yet another recent Amiga release,...

Time for yet another recent Amiga release, Magica, a 2020 port of the 2016 Amstrad CPC single screen platformer by Juan Martinez. Is it a worthy addition to Amiga's library or not?
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 13:06
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for a retro styled modern point 'n' click...

Time for a retro styled modern point 'n' click adventure game, Kathy Rain from 2016. This is a game that takes place in the 90ies, in which you control a badass biker that investigates the death of a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2021, 11:33
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for James Pond - Underwater agent, a beloved...

Time for James Pond - Underwater agent, a beloved Amiga platformer...let's see if it was truly a gem or if it was (sea) garbage.

https://youtu.be/eTa2qjrkB9I
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 11:11
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
It is time for the next part of my Amiga totally...

It is time for the next part of my Amiga totally sacrilegious top 100 games!
https://youtu.be/Ix1kqA-XJls

Here is the playlist with the videos so far, in case you have missed any:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2021, 11:27
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Licensed games on the home micros were a mixed...

Licensed games on the home micros were a mixed bag back in the day, so let's take a look at one such game on the Amstrad CPC, Blues, Brother, which got a whopping 95% from Amstrad Action.

PS. Not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 April 2021, 12:08
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
This is Heart of the Alien, the sequel to Another...

This is Heart of the Alien, the sequel to Another World. A 1994 Sega CD exclusive that didn't come out for the Amiga until 2016. So let us see if we missed out on a great sequel back in the day!
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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 April 2021, 12:27
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Yeah, this game is quite astonishing, a true feat...

Yeah, this game is quite astonishing, a true feat for an 8-bit computer! Imagine having games of such quality back in the 80ies!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 April 2021, 11:03
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
It is time for some speccy goodness, reviewing...

It is time for some speccy goodness, reviewing Castlevania: Spectral Interlude, an unofficial addition to the franchise from 2015. We shall see in this review, in typical Retro Rant fashion, if this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 April 2021, 08:57
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
It must be the nostalgia speaking, but I found...

It must be the nostalgia speaking, but I found the game very playable and enjoyable when revisiting it now.

Cheers, Niko, thanks for watching!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2021, 16:03
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
This is an interesting viewpoint, I have never...

This is an interesting viewpoint, I have never thought about it that way. For me, I spent all the time focusing on the close-up screen, scanning the various pixels. o_O

You should complete it,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2021, 11:47
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
This review deals with a controversial...

This review deals with a controversial point'n'click adventure game, Dreamweb, one that gets equally negative and positive marks. We will deal with all these here and determine whether this is a game...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 April 2021, 18:49
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
It is time to review a classic Amstrad CPC game,...

It is time to review a classic Amstrad CPC game, Boulder Dash, putting it to the Rant Test (TM) and determining if it is worth playing in the 21st century!

https://youtu.be/qOBgt13AWiw
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 March 2021, 11:27
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for one of my all-time favorite Amiga games,...

Time for one of my all-time favorite Amiga games, Brutal Sports Series Football. In this review I will explain why I love this game and I hope that you will also give it some love!
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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 March 2021, 11:27
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for yet another 8-bit adventure game, Caren...

Time for yet another 8-bit adventure game, Caren and the Tangled Tentacles (Thank You edition)! This is a C64 point 'n' click title that looks very promising, but, as we have already seen in Retro...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 March 2021, 12:29
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Do not try this at home. Common side effects...

Do not try this at home. Common side effects include falling/graying of hair, temporary insanity, compulsive greetings and incessant nitpicking over adventure games. :D

@Niko

Thanks, mate! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 March 2021, 09:56
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Thank you for watching, mate! I totally agree...

Thank you for watching, mate!
I totally agree with you and I still cannot believe that this was commercially released. I had a YT comment with very interesting details about the life of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 March 2021, 17:15
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
It is time for another stinker review and what a...

It is time for another stinker review and what a game we have for you this time! Miami Mice, a game that has to be seen to be believed, one that, astonishingly, was commercially released. So be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2021, 19:04
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Returning to the Amstrad CPC for another...

Returning to the Amstrad CPC for another promising title, Doomsday Lost Echoes, a 2016 text adventure in a sci-fi setting. Armed with bad typing skills, we set off to see if this is another gem for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 March 2021, 16:05
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
This is a special review, taking a look at In...

This is a special review, taking a look at In Shadow of Time, an unreleased point and click adventure game by Shadow Elks. The developers have generously allowed the release of the unfinished product...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2021, 21:33
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Lol, this is some poor naming indeed!

Lol, this is some poor naming indeed!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2021, 16:48
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
For the 50th review we have Alien Thing. This is...

For the 50th review we have Alien Thing. This is an Atari ST exclusive, a blatant ripoff of Alien Breed, that came out quite late in the Atari ST's run. Let's see if it's any good or not.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 18:00
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
I am very happy you liked the review, Niko! ...

I am very happy you liked the review, Niko!

Getting a 2-button option for this one would be fantastic, great idea to ask the WHDLoad wizards!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 09:30
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
For this review, we will be taking a look at...

For this review, we will be taking a look at Spindizzy Worlds. This is an isometric puzzle/action game that I feel doesn't get much love from the Amiga community. It is time to set the record...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2021, 13:04
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for an obscure Amstrad title and we have...

Time for an obscure Amstrad title and we have here Zap 't' Balls, an impressive-looking Pang clone. But is it any good or is it only graphics and no gameplay?

https://youtu.be/nVN0Ausl2DM
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2021, 11:02
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
This time we are taking a look at Bridge Strike,...

This time we are taking a look at Bridge Strike, a recent River Raid clone for the Amiga. Do we have here a good attempt or are you better off playing the original?

https://youtu.be/ypWOL4fZMvM
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2021, 12:36
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Here is the third part of my Top 100 Amiga games!...

Here is the third part of my Top 100 Amiga games!

https://youtu.be/NQPfxTGOBkU
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 January 2021, 12:52
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Well, after reviewing the remake of King's Quest...

Well, after reviewing the remake of King's Quest I, it is time for the sequel. This one has an expanded storyline and extra puzzles. Were they successful in their attempt to remake this historically...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2021, 11:15
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Starting the new year with Arazok's Tomb, an...

Starting the new year with Arazok's Tomb, an unsung Amiga text adventure from 1987! Is this any good or does this belong to the obscurity from which it came?

https://youtu.be/-oZ-TnaCxPE
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 December 2020, 17:45
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Well, it is time for a christmassy stinker...

Well, it is time for a christmassy stinker review, taking a look at the notorious BMX Ninja for the Amstrad CPC! Is it truly a stinker or just a moderately bad game?

https://youtu.be/AFpBRILz8g4
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 December 2020, 19:06
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
All new World of Lemmings is the 3rd installment...

All new World of Lemmings is the 3rd installment in the Lemmings series and one that is, sadly, forgotten by Amiga gamers. I have included this one in my top 100 Amiga games of all time and I hope I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2020, 15:53
Replies: 96
Views: 22,050
Posted By manossg
Time for some adventure gaming on the speccy,...

Time for some adventure gaming on the speccy, with a 2016 release, Sam Mallard: the case of the missing Swan! Do we finally have here an 8-bit non-text adventure game that doesn't control like a dog?...
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