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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 23:59
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By gimbal
If you want to see awful, look at the DOS version...

If you want to see awful, look at the DOS version of Horror Zombies from the Crypt. That is awful. Moonstone DOS is just shy of the Amiga version, they actually made an effort.



The usual...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2022, 12:37
Replies: 5,067
Views: 1,364,143
Posted By gimbal
Having an element of mystery in your game is good...

Having an element of mystery in your game is good game design, IMO. It keeps the game alive even after you've completed it.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2022, 18:05
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By gimbal
HOL lists a review score of 65% for the Amiga...

HOL lists a review score of 65% for the Amiga version... that does not bode well. As history has shown numerous times over: sometimes a C64 game should just be a C64 game.
Forum: News 24 November 2022, 17:47
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By gimbal
Chaos Arena. That should have been the name of...

Chaos Arena. That should have been the name of Chaos Engine 2.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2022, 11:52
Replies: 174
Views: 7,626
Posted By gimbal
Yeah me. Once you know the answers it almost...

Yeah me. Once you know the answers it almost feels like cheating so there is little point in keeping them on.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2022, 18:10
Replies: 174
Views: 7,626
Posted By gimbal
* JOTD will remember that.

* JOTD will remember that.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2022, 18:32
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By gimbal
If you try to go to the HTTPS site you actually...

If you try to go to the HTTPS site you actually get a login prompt :)

Google Chrome trick: it'll block you because the certificate is not trusted. But if you type the cheat code 'thisisunsafe'...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 18:29
Replies: 174
Views: 7,626
Posted By gimbal
What's not to like? You get a choice of which...

What's not to like? You get a choice of which version you want to play.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2022, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By gimbal
Ok.

Ok.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 11:43
Replies: 174
Views: 7,626
Posted By gimbal
Hater.

Hater.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 01:06
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By gimbal
Well not Miggy but if you use a PC and you want a...

Well not Miggy but if you use a PC and you want a casual throwback soccer game, Tiny Football might be worth a look.

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=112456
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 00:31
Replies: 217
Views: 18,770
Posted By gimbal
Has Beavers not been mentioned yet? It makes you...

Has Beavers not been mentioned yet? It makes you choose between music and sound effects on the main menu. Which is a crying shame for a game released so late in the lifecycle. It must have been part...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2022, 21:45
Replies: 174
Views: 7,626
Posted By gimbal
If it had a good framerate... I think it would...

If it had a good framerate... I think it would have been a well-received game. I got pretty good at it back in the day, but playing it with a (bad) controller nowadays... just no.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2022, 16:06
Replies: 986
Views: 227,355
Posted By gimbal
Crazy that most of the buildings in that street...

Crazy that most of the buildings in that street are black & white, just how old are they.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2022, 15:44
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By gimbal
Battle Chess reminds me: Othello Killer would be...

Battle Chess reminds me: Othello Killer would be a favorite quickie passtime for me, you can squeeze a couple of rounds into an hour. I can't help it, I like the "say" voice and the "patience I am...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 November 2022, 12:43
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By gimbal
Just goes to show just how on the money the...

Just goes to show just how on the money the designers behind Among Us were. Such a simple concept and it lends itself to just about anything you can think of. I mean Lemmings replaced with among us...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 November 2022, 12:33
Replies: 371
Views: 15,993
Posted By gimbal
No Wolf3D. Carmack saw the demo and figured he...

No Wolf3D. Carmack saw the demo and figured he could do a much faster one. And the bastard did.

With corner cutting of course, Wolf3D is still a 2D game actually but with clever trickery to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 November 2022, 12:26
Replies: 371
Views: 15,993
Posted By gimbal
It's more that people got these crazy ideas to do...

It's more that people got these crazy ideas to do 3D games after the specs were already set in stone, specs designed to do Super Mario World :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 November 2022, 12:22
Replies: 64
Views: 2,748
Posted By gimbal
Allow me my poetic freedom, calling things as...

Allow me my poetic freedom, calling things as they are is boring!



That kind of proves my point if you have to reach for Roger Rabbit :) They had to put that under Touchstone Pictures to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 November 2022, 11:25
Replies: 64
Views: 2,748
Posted By gimbal
Disney did not draw buttons like that though :)...

Disney did not draw buttons like that though :) They knew very well what would get players drawn to the arcade machine and keep spending all their pocket money to master the game.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2022, 10:45
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By gimbal
Technically I have a room to spare now to do some...

Technically I have a room to spare now to do some retro setup in...

I'm not going to do anything related to the Amiga though, my personal opinion is that only people who are willing and able to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2022, 16:17
Replies: 5,067
Views: 1,364,143
Posted By gimbal
Yeah I also got it because it is frequently...

Yeah I also got it because it is frequently discounted 50%. I need to mentally prepare to play it again though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2022, 00:12
Replies: 5,067
Views: 1,364,143
Posted By gimbal
Police Quest 1 SCI version. I always go for the...

Police Quest 1 SCI version. I always go for the AGI version since that is my nostalgia so I thought I'd give it a spin for a change. I like how the "improved driving interface" is even worse than the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 November 2022, 18:16
Replies: 371
Views: 15,993
Posted By gimbal
A self-fulfilling prophecy, if ever I've seen one.

A self-fulfilling prophecy, if ever I've seen one.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2022, 16:31
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By gimbal
Essentially you are talking about games designed...

Essentially you are talking about games designed to be completed in an hour, because quite a lot of Amiga games are completable in an hour if you're good at them. But their epic difficulty turns an...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2022, 22:21
Replies: 1,490
Views: 277,807
Posted By gimbal
Okay because of hint 4 I now know what the game...

Okay because of hint 4 I now know what the game is, but ... I still don't see a game in that blurry abstract amalgamation of a screenshot :) If you tell me that's Mario Kart, I would believe you.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2022, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By gimbal
Two positive things. First: I like the...

Two positive things.

First: I like the backdrops, especially the mountains.

But the thing I like the most is that epic game over message. "It amazes us how badly you did!" - the developers are...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2022, 17:22
Replies: 42
Views: 1,456
Posted By gimbal
Cool. Early adopters always pay through the nose....

Cool. Early adopters always pay through the nose. I will wait.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2022, 21:58
Replies: 62
Views: 1,950
Posted By gimbal
Jesus is right.

Jesus is right.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 November 2022, 11:30
Replies: 42
Views: 1,456
Posted By gimbal
I actually do want such a universe. Just not...

I actually do want such a universe.

Just not one run by social media corporations, they've already poisoned themselves too much and have no intention of maintaining a good reputation so they...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2022, 00:41
Replies: 62
Views: 1,950
Posted By gimbal
It has to be Dark Seed for being full talky....

It has to be Dark Seed for being full talky. Which is... an experience. If you're going to play that game you need the goofy narrator and the deadpan delivery of the rest of the voice cast, the CD32...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 November 2022, 00:32
Replies: 64
Views: 2,748
Posted By gimbal
I don't know, you are the only one using the...

I don't know, you are the only one using the terms "whore" and "slut" here. I kind of wonder why you think you had to go there.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2022, 23:22
Replies: 371
Views: 15,993
Posted By gimbal
What kind of grinds my gears is that you need to...

What kind of grinds my gears is that you need to even say that. Nobody is that short on time.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2022, 12:34
Replies: 146
Views: 44,074
Posted By gimbal
Yes but its the same with PCs. You don't buy the...

Yes but its the same with PCs. You don't buy the hardware for the games of that day, you buy hardware to play the games of the next year(s).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2022, 11:29
Replies: 371
Views: 15,993
Posted By gimbal
Nope, just self-censorship by pretending to have...

Nope, just self-censorship by pretending to have a cold.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2022, 00:26
Replies: 554
Views: 225,465
Posted By gimbal
Because Petty Thievery. It's like gospel to me.

Because Petty Thievery. It's like gospel to me.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2022, 00:09
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By gimbal
Well no because SWF is closer to an application...

Well no because SWF is closer to an application than to an image format. That thing might have some interactivity to it, otherwise what's the point of making it an SWF even back in the day.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 November 2022, 21:48
Replies: 174
Views: 7,626
Posted By gimbal
Oddly specific. Just don't eat 40 eggs....

Oddly specific. Just don't eat 40 eggs. Regardless of cooking method :) You'll overdose on omega 3 fats so you'd need to eat sources of omega 6 to counterbalance it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 November 2022, 21:35
Replies: 554
Views: 225,465
Posted By gimbal
MVG did a good video on Dragon's Lair for the...

MVG did a good video on Dragon's Lair for the Amiga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyiwHF67Gvg

One of those videos that sparks a bit of vicarious pride.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 November 2022, 21:32
Replies: 371
Views: 15,993
Posted By gimbal
Jebus, what walls of text. You lot have too much...

Jebus, what walls of text. You lot have too much time on the weekends :)
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