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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2021, 20:45
Replies: 73
Views: 5,316
Posted By gimbal
Nice, I find those deconstruction videos...

Nice, I find those deconstruction videos fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2021, 20:42
Replies: 921
Views: 143,628
Posted By gimbal
7, I just remember #23 :) A game I just couldn't...

7, I just remember #23 :) A game I just couldn't manage to like.

#5 and #22 are driving me nuts, I've played both those games I am absolutely positive... but my mind is a black hole trapped inside...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 May 2021, 14:49
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By gimbal
---> that way.

---> that way.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2021, 14:48
Replies: 31
Views: 1,600
Posted By gimbal
Still BS, the fact that Indy is there in the end...

Still BS, the fact that Indy is there in the end makes the ark fall into the hands of the American government so it can be locked away. If he hadn't been there, who knows whom would have gotten their...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 May 2021, 14:44
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By gimbal
I played it quite some with my brother, but no...

I played it quite some with my brother, but no far removed from the most played game :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2021, 14:36
Replies: 42
Views: 1,841
Posted By gimbal
The worst change of all IMO: Banjo...

The worst change of all IMO:

Banjo Kazooie... Nuts & Bolts. They turned one of the best platformer franchises I have ever played it into something of an undefined genre that does weird things with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 May 2021, 10:13
Replies: 109
Views: 8,283
Posted By gimbal
Even back then people couldn't stick to the rules...

Even back then people couldn't stick to the rules :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 May 2021, 10:07
Replies: 47
Views: 1,701
Posted By gimbal
Yep. My precious second hand A500 stopped...

Yep. My precious second hand A500 stopped functioning and since at that time the PC had taken over and Commodore had gone bankrupt, we tossed it rather than see if it could be repaired. To be fair at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2021, 10:03
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By gimbal
Exactly, this channel is an eye opener. I...

Exactly, this channel is an eye opener.

I especially like this reaction video that he did to a piece of garbage hyped up "reporting" about unrepairable kit because there he can really show truth...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2021, 09:55
Replies: 921
Views: 143,628
Posted By gimbal
Oh dear... only 6 without searching...

Oh dear... only 6 without searching...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By gimbal
Existing High Score discussion starts here:...

Existing High Score discussion starts here: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1424856&postcount=126 but its only referenced intermittently so you'd have to dig a little to find all the material...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 16:04
Replies: 42
Views: 1,841
Posted By gimbal
Well speaking of Flashback... Flashback and Fade...

Well speaking of Flashback... Flashback and Fade to Black. I had a hard time trying to like Fade to Black. I'm still trying to this day :)

Toejam & Earl is another example; a topdown exploration...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 15:57
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By gimbal
Plenty of Youtube channels which will show you...

Plenty of Youtube channels which will show you that this is not true; the only thing holding them back is the fact that they can't actually get the replacement components because the manufacturers...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2021, 15:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,600
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: 59
Views: 3,589
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: 2,988
Posted By gimbal
Hey!

Hey!
Forum: News 06 May 2021, 13:41
Replies: 85
Views: 5,274
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: 31
Views: 1,600
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: 261
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: 497
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: 497
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: 921
Views: 143,628
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: 784
Views: 142,571
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: 921
Views: 143,628
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: 4,204
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: 4,204
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: 31
Views: 1,600
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: 31
Views: 1,600
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: 5,163
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: 59
Views: 3,589
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: 85
Views: 5,274
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: 921
Views: 143,628
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: 99
Views: 8,613
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: 2,988
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: 921
Views: 143,628
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: 1,634
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: 3,002
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: 631
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: 4,817
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: 631
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.
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