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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 15:57
Replies: 26
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Posted By gimbal
After a good 35 years of forming an opinion about...

After a good 35 years of forming an opinion about it ToD is my favorite because of Short Round and the fact that the movie balances humor and creepiness really well. It is the one movie of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2021, 15:17
Replies: 57
Views: 2,857
Posted By gimbal
Yup... Neither me or my parents really had the...

Yup... Neither me or my parents really had the money to pay for games at full retail price back then. So yeah what do you do when you get a 2nd hand Amiga on the cheap? You find a guy to supply the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2021, 13:45
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By gimbal
Hey!

Hey!
Forum: News 06 May 2021, 13:41
Replies: 76
Views: 3,752
Posted By gimbal
Yes... already linked earlier on this page.

Yes... already linked earlier on this page.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2021, 13:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By gimbal
In my memory I was very fond of at least one...

In my memory I was very fond of at least one version of this game, I think the C64 one. Except for the cart sections.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2021, 11:56
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By gimbal
I think your definition of easy is different from...

I think your definition of easy is different from mine; wrapping this inside MsAccess is what makes it really hard to use.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2021, 13:53
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By gimbal
It's the same people!? Oh dear...

It's the same people!? Oh dear...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2021, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By gimbal
I guess the reboot/HD remake sold well enough.

I guess the reboot/HD remake sold well enough.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2021, 10:00
Replies: 910
Views: 142,285
Posted By gimbal
It might be a tutorial thing actually, they may...

It might be a tutorial thing actually, they may only come up once.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2021, 16:31
Replies: 764
Views: 138,719
Posted By gimbal
Lookup Operation Bodycount. Everything that...

Lookup Operation Bodycount.

Everything that game does: don't do that :) So as an example a brown gradient for the floor: NO!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2021, 19:03
Replies: 910
Views: 142,285
Posted By gimbal
So yeah, now I have my answer to the bonus...

So yeah, now I have my answer to the bonus question: "which game should have been in there" - Splinter Cell, any of the pile but probably Splinter Cell: Double Agent would have been the most prudent...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 May 2021, 14:38
Replies: 46
Views: 3,743
Posted By gimbal
According to Lemon Amiga this is indeed the case....

According to Lemon Amiga this is indeed the case. Glad I never got that game then, that would have been a major disappointment. If I look on any of the box shots and the manual then there is no...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 May 2021, 23:22
Replies: 46
Views: 3,743
Posted By gimbal
The short version: it's not a given that it's a...

The short version: it's not a given that it's a better deal.

The long version:

https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/1119/what-is-the-benefit-of-increasing-amiga-chip-memory
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 May 2021, 15:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By gimbal
Only mods can do it as far as I know.

Only mods can do it as far as I know.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 May 2021, 01:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By gimbal
See, shit game time is really educational! ...

See, shit game time is really educational!

I've learned numerous colorful ways to say something is shit.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 April 2021, 14:57
Replies: 87
Views: 4,711
Posted By gimbal
ha ha :) Makes you wonder if it was a random...

ha ha :) Makes you wonder if it was a random thing or they deliberately broke the pattern as a puzzle on its own.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 April 2021, 10:44
Replies: 57
Views: 2,857
Posted By gimbal
id had something that most other game development...

id had something that most other game development studios at the time couldn't even dream of: fans that treated them like rockstars. That kind of atmosphere really opens wallets.
Forum: News 29 April 2021, 22:54
Replies: 76
Views: 3,752
Posted By gimbal
Powerslave did one thing better than all other...

Powerslave did one thing better than all other Build engine games: platforming does not suck. In fact the entire game revolves around it, rather than an FPS it's one large environmental puzzle first...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 April 2021, 20:58
Replies: 910
Views: 142,285
Posted By gimbal
I give up, it doesn't matter what searches I put...

I give up, it doesn't matter what searches I put into google or youtube, I'm coming up bupkis. It's going to be around 15 for me if I'm lucky...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 April 2021, 18:03
Replies: 97
Views: 7,405
Posted By gimbal
If only the player sprite's head didn't look like...

If only the player sprite's head didn't look like a toaster, it would have been a fine conversion (the original DOS version I mean) :)

The movement animation bothers me a little, there is a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 April 2021, 16:14
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By gimbal
I've never played it but I ran into Guardian in...

I've never played it but I ran into Guardian in HOL:

https://hol.abime.net/pic_full/dbs/2801-2900/2804_dbs1.png

Looks interesting.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 April 2021, 15:53
Replies: 910
Views: 142,285
Posted By gimbal
I actually found the "some in the last row" by...

I actually found the "some in the last row" by accident while scouring HOL for #19 (which I have not found yet...). Why did the Amiga need to have so many games.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2021, 17:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By gimbal
WHO!? What are you, an low?

WHO!? What are you, an low?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 April 2021, 15:47
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By gimbal
I see, according to wikipedia Xenon was released...

I see, according to wikipedia Xenon was released for the Atari ST first.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2021, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By gimbal
Yeah... I hope you learned to stay away from...

Yeah... I hope you learned to stay away from movie tie-ins that day :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2021, 16:28
Replies: 23
Views: 4,700
Posted By gimbal
Indeed, but the internet is good at diluting...

Indeed, but the internet is good at diluting these kind of things overtime.

Nowadays if it moves in third person and is hard it's instantly a "souls-like". No, it's not. A souls-like has a very...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2021, 16:15
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By gimbal
Doesn't look too bad overall except for the...

Doesn't look too bad overall except for the pixel-perfect jumping requirement... which for a platformer is an instant-mdk. Also it looks like there is a slight delay in the attack cycle.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 April 2021, 15:11
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By gimbal
No I'm too stupid to understand that.

No I'm too stupid to understand that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 April 2021, 14:24
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By gimbal
It fuels the fire to do the same to Captive :) I...

It fuels the fire to do the same to Captive :) I think the "outline humans" are a smart solution for not getting in each other's way.

It does make me wonder. These games are known for throwing...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 23:30
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By gimbal
I lost a lot of the old dos stuff. Not that it is...

I lost a lot of the old dos stuff. Not that it is useful, I just wish I could look back at it because it was some of the earliest stuff I ever wrote. I would definitely say keep it, for nostalgia.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2021, 23:29
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By gimbal
Cool. I wish I had any friends! (... that...

Cool. I wish I had any friends!


(... that even know what Dungeon Master is, never mind want to play it).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 21:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By gimbal
Certainly does. To be fair... that looks worse to...

Certainly does. To be fair... that looks worse to play than Thunder Blade.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2021, 18:11
Replies: 41
Views: 2,523
Posted By gimbal
There is, it's called "retrogaming general...

There is, it's called "retrogaming general discussion" :) Anything not Amiga still has a place there.

Question is with such a huge library of games to choose from, who would ever be able to make...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 18:02
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By gimbal
Ha ha yeah but my poor A500 ran out of memory...

Ha ha yeah but my poor A500 ran out of memory long before I could get anywhere close to something that looked like a game :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2021, 17:00
Replies: 910
Views: 142,285
Posted By gimbal
Good! (I'm stuck at 15...)

Good!

(I'm stuck at 15...)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2021, 14:07
Replies: 4,554
Views: 947,953
Posted By gimbal
Ha ha :) Mandatory Civvie11 review video about...

Ha ha :) Mandatory Civvie11 review video about it:

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

If you're looking for more obscure FPS games, it's a good channel to keep an eye on. "Singularity"...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 13:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By gimbal
Huh. I was completely unaware that this existed.

Huh. I was completely unaware that this existed.
Forum: News 20 April 2021, 17:49
Replies: 155
Views: 9,874
Posted By gimbal
Like I said; you stand still, you die :) Need to...

Like I said; you stand still, you die :) Need to keep moving like a ninja.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 April 2021, 12:14
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By gimbal
I only "hoard" what I have an emotional...

I only "hoard" what I have an emotional connection with, which boils down to the list of games and programs I had when I owned an Amiga. The rest I don't really care about.

Now most of those games...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2021, 17:20
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By gimbal
I always thought that the 4th level of Beverly...

I always thought that the 4th level of Beverly Hills Cop was quite alright in that "If I lie really hard to myself I can pretend this is somewhat like Wolfenstein3D" kind of way :)

It's more like...
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