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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2021, 17:13
Replies: 294
Views: 45,703
Posted By gimbal
A game where a dragon needs parachutes. It does...

A game where a dragon needs parachutes. It does not sound like when that game was initially designed, the main character was a dragon :)

Original entry, that's for sure!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2021, 16:15
Replies: 406
Views: 47,177
Posted By gimbal
At some point you just have to stop making...

At some point you just have to stop making multicomment posts... but you are doubling up even. It just isn't this important.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2021, 13:37
Replies: 1,092
Views: 179,498
Posted By gimbal
I have a week off next week, that's when I'm...

I have a week off next week, that's when I'm going to be doing my scouring :)

"Title 11 is one of the most successful Atari 2600 games and sold millions of copies."

I think I even owned it, but...
Forum: News 21 October 2021, 14:58
Replies: 70
Views: 5,504
Posted By gimbal
I need to play... again.

I need to play... again.
Forum: News 21 October 2021, 13:46
Replies: 70
Views: 5,504
Posted By gimbal
A man of culture. I don't remember the Elvira...

A man of culture. I don't remember the Elvira reference though. Probably my favorite reference is this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5O6_xvr7OM

So obscure :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2021, 15:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By gimbal
I can imagine, although I'll already settle for...

I can imagine, although I'll already settle for the no disk swapping. I played Dune 2 without a harddrive, brrr....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 11:38
Replies: 294
Views: 45,703
Posted By gimbal
I'm glad I'm not the only one. The rate of enemy...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. The rate of enemy spawning is insane IMO.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2021, 10:19
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By gimbal
So you made a typo while making a typo. That's...

So you made a typo while making a typo. That's dedication right there.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2021, 20:42
Replies: 4,621
Views: 1,058,166
Posted By gimbal
I played Lotus 2 first, and that is therefore my...

I played Lotus 2 first, and that is therefore my favorite :) I'm still impressed by how bloody fast it moves.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2021, 21:25
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By gimbal
Missed opportunity with that typo to make it...

Missed opportunity with that typo to make it "poogrammers".
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2021, 21:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By gimbal
No that's Fallout 2. I'm ready to fight you over...

No that's Fallout 2. I'm ready to fight you over than one. I'll lose, but I'm ready.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2021, 15:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By gimbal
It's the type of game where I say: use modern...

It's the type of game where I say: use modern technology, WinUAE save states FTW ;) You don't need to play ALL games like you're part of an imaginary gaming elite :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 October 2021, 17:23
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gimbal
Blame Twitter.

Blame Twitter.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 October 2021, 15:05
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gimbal
Of course, the trend to create a "simulator" for...

Of course, the trend to create a "simulator" for every topic imaginable. I'm not keeping track of every low effort asset flip that is put out there either to be honest.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2021, 09:54
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By gimbal
Technically it is impressive yes, but it doesn't...

Technically it is impressive yes, but it doesn't really look like you do a whole lot in the game. Fly around, shoot some stuff, fly around some more... Fly around some more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 October 2021, 18:14
Replies: 4,621
Views: 1,058,166
Posted By gimbal
Been playing Ion Fury again because a 2.0 update...

Been playing Ion Fury again because a 2.0 update came out which added better controller support.

Playing a 2.5D build engine game with a controller. It's a... it's an... experience.

If you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 18:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By gimbal
Chuck Rock, one of my more favorite platformers....

Chuck Rock, one of my more favorite platformers. Love the humorous style, plays smoothly. There is something to say for platformers with really precise collision detection, in this game I never felt...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 14:17
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gimbal
The 90's was basically more 80's but with less...

The 90's was basically more 80's but with less synth.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 14:15
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By gimbal
Scorpion is pretty much as close as you can get...

Scorpion is pretty much as close as you can get to Unreal Engine for the Amiga, yeah :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 12:33
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By gimbal
Let's define an example of where something could...

Let's define an example of where something could be contributed to a software engine. The engine being a piece of logic which is isolated from the game itself, it can be reused without having to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 12:17
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gimbal
God I love the 80's. I wish I had been born a...

God I love the 80's. I wish I had been born a decade earlier so I would have been able to experience it a little more myself, it kind of passed by unnoticed on child-me :) The only thing from the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2021, 15:34
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By gimbal
The "engine" you speak of in that description is...

The "engine" you speak of in that description is the machine itself - the Amiga or the arcade cabinet. It supports a number of colors, a size for sprites and a graphics resolution. And in that...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 October 2021, 14:39
Replies: 98
Views: 9,187
Posted By gimbal
The "on an island" question needs more details...

The "on an island" question needs more details though. Is it an island with a magical electricity socket, or are you going to be without a computer once whatever battery solution you have runs out?
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2021, 21:15
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By gimbal
I double dare anyone to put that in a game today,...

I double dare anyone to put that in a game today, I need to know if it'll cause a disturbance in the force.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2021, 23:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,631
Posted By gimbal
Captive on the Amiga comes to mind with a good...

Captive on the Amiga comes to mind with a good shop, but that's not a shooty mctooty :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2021, 19:18
Replies: 116
Views: 19,549
Posted By gimbal
Woah, what were they thinking

Woah, what were they thinking
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2021, 19:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,631
Posted By gimbal
I like Raptor but it has one major design flaw:...

I like Raptor but it has one major design flaw: it overcrowds. The enemy sprites are rather large and more often than not the game likes to send waves at you where 4 are flying next to each other -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2021, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By gimbal
Another one-hit-death game. Really. Why was that...

Another one-hit-death game. Really. Why was that so often a thing in retro games.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2021, 17:04
Replies: 1,092
Views: 179,498
Posted By gimbal
#20 looks... nightmarish. This is going to...

#20 looks... nightmarish.

This is going to be a hard one. Except for the two Amiga classics which have been snuck in there of course. I'm at 4 positive and 4 maybe's...

Puts me in the mood to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2021, 12:15
Replies: 46
Views: 3,411
Posted By gimbal
I hear you, King's Quest 3 (and Larry, and Police...

I hear you, King's Quest 3 (and Larry, and Police Quest, and Space Quest) I saw for the first time at a friend's house and they were games unlike all others I had seen until that point. Death around...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 08 October 2021, 10:35
Replies: 50
Views: 4,425
Posted By gimbal
Another way to say that is that there is no...

Another way to say that is that there is no engine, only a game. You can copy over bits and pieces of it to a new game.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2021, 13:33
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By gimbal
Not bad indeed, but still not fun to play Quake...

Not bad indeed, but still not fun to play Quake at those framerates :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2021, 16:54
Replies: 23
Views: 2,631
Posted By gimbal
Don't know if Cannon Fodder was "too hard". The...

Don't know if Cannon Fodder was "too hard". The later levels were surely a kick in the teeth but aren't last levels supposed to be like that? :) It had a good difficulty ramp-up, and you could save...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2021, 09:24
Replies: 1,092
Views: 179,498
Posted By gimbal
Yeah but that doesn't imply that I have played...

Yeah but that doesn't imply that I have played all the mediocre games :)
Forum: Amiga scene 04 October 2021, 17:31
Replies: 160
Views: 20,634
Posted By gimbal
I like the cacodemon, looks more...

I like the cacodemon, looks more menacing/devilish than the original Doom palette.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 October 2021, 10:44
Replies: 46
Views: 3,411
Posted By gimbal
Yeah or using say for the first time. The...

Yeah or using say for the first time. The computer can speak!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2021, 10:42
Replies: 1,092
Views: 179,498
Posted By gimbal
Now for the wagging finger: What, no Chrono...

Now for the wagging finger: What, no Chrono Trigger!?

Yay, at least all the guesses I had were correct again :) Man oh man I searched and searched for #11, but at no time did Timesplitters come...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 October 2021, 20:45
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By gimbal
Yep, single hit death games. Gua-ran-teed fun.

Yep, single hit death games. Gua-ran-teed fun.
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 01 October 2021, 17:49
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By gimbal
Always liked it's quirky style. And also the fact...

Always liked it's quirky style. And also the fact that it was always free :)

Even my parents spent many nights going to bed very late trying to beat the harder levels... My mother called the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 01 October 2021, 17:28
Replies: 29
Views: 2,969
Posted By gimbal
It's ellipsis fever.

It's ellipsis fever.
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