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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #250 on: 15:49, 14 April 18 »
Well I liked it.  :)

It's not like I don't understand or see what people are complaining about though.
But I remember, as a kid, thinking the bad scrolling was part of giving the player the tension.
(I also remember two mates laughing at it though).

I do recognize that the controls aren't the best - but since I didn't try out the original Arcade game, I just assumed that's how it was. And I enjoyed the game a lot.  :)

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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #251 on: 17:15, 14 April 18 »

It’s bad, sluggish controls, crappy sprites, crappy jingle like tune, decent background graphics, gave the CPC a bad name, definitely harmed sales as everyone from that point forward believed the CPC couldn’t scroll. I’ve completed it many times as I was stuck with it as a kid, my mum paid over a tenner for it from memory. I don’t believe anyone was that blinkered back to not know that the CPC version had major issues.


No way is it that bad.  I got it as part of a Konami 6 hits pack, my main issue at the time if I recall was just how damn hard it was.  I never once saw it in the arcade (and still haven't) nor played it on any other format so had/have nothing to compare it to.

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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #252 on: 18:14, 14 April 18 »

No way is it that bad.  I got it as part of a Konami 6 hits pack, my main issue at the time if I recall was just how damn hard it was.  I never once saw it in the arcade (and still haven't) nor played it on any other format so had/have nothing to compare it to.

Oh well it appears as if people really do live under rocks


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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #253 on: 19:18, 14 April 18 »
Green Beret?  One of my least fave games I own for CPC though I got it on the Ocean Top 20 compilation for 99pence so it wasn't a bad buy since there were so many great games on those tapes too.  But yeah crappy game, but I never liked the arcade game much to begin with.

recently I been playing Stryker in ye olde crypts of trogan, magica, Island of Dr Destructo and Back to the Golden Age.
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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #254 on: 21:00, 14 April 18 »
Well I liked it.  :)

It's not like I don't understand or see what people are complaining about though.
But I remember, as a kid, thinking the bad scrolling was part of giving the player the tension.
(I also remember two mates laughing at it though).

I do recognize that the controls aren't the best - but since I didn't try out the original Arcade game, I just assumed that's how it was. And I enjoyed the game a lot.  :)

Meh, fuck the haters. I enjoyed Green Beret as well *and* I played it in the arcade first. People who obsess about scrolling in 8bit video games clearly need to get out more, I'm sorry, but it was a 64k with limitations. At least it didn't blend in with the background! Plenty of games had similar treatment Ghosts N Goblins, and nobody complains about it there, despite that game also being marred with dreadful flickery sprites and missing half the game!

The controls weren't the worst either, but the collision detection was my biggest gripe in the game. Sometimes it didn't recognise your stab and you ended up colliding with someone you thought you hit.

On topic:
Just finished a 72 hole game of the original Leaderboard after getting used to the faster putting compared to Leaderboard Tournament.
Novice level, but managed 72 holes with 23 under par, which I didn't think was all that shabby. Some of those courses are a real nightmare to navigate!
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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #255 on: 15:12, 15 April 18 »
Ok so more from recent sessions.

Pub Trivia Simulator - First got this in the Quattro Coin-Ops collection around 1992 and was hooked on this due to the music and showbiz questions. The sports ones can take a running jump though, was never into sitting in watching people run around fields. Managed a score of 3850 (Average), I'm ok with this.

Donkey Kong - I keep coming back to this one, didn't do so well this time around. Got to 75mm on level 2. I usually do better than that, didn't bother noting the score.

Chuckie Egg - One of our esteemed posters here showed me a screen grab of his score with a message saying "Beat that, Buster!" Of course, what he didn't know was I got a good practice run about two weeks ago, and his score had only topped mine by about 500 points. I gave it another run, and topped his by about 15,000 points, totalling mine to 89,890 points.

Not bad before Sunday lunchtime, if I do say so myself.
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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #256 on: 23:11, 15 April 18 »
Pub Trivia Simulator - Made it to Bright! Score = 5750. Again due to the Showbiz and Music questions


Donkey Kong - Better today! Level 2, 100m. Final score: 43800.


Paperboy - Despite the inexcusable lack of sound, I still loved this one and still do today. It's still very playable. Probably the most playable out of all the 8bits. I think I made it to either 13 or 14 days and racked up a score of 99,250. Was gutted that I didn't make it to the 100,000 mark but it just got trickier the further I got on. It's not bad for a game that essentially loops.
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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #257 on: 21:09, 16 April 18 »
Rampage - Was always a fan of this in the arcade. One of the first multiplayer games, I think it even predates Gauntlet but don't quote me on that. It's also criminal that the budget and compilation versions changed the loader and removed the two awesome loading screens.


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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #258 on: 00:21, 19 April 18 »
They rushed Pang, I’m not saying it isn’t good, but in later levels it’s bugged as hell, balls get trapped, collision detection is way off and it just serves to ruin what should have been a great game playing experience. I find it almost impossible to progress without cheating, I don’t have this issue with the Amiga or arcade version. So I know it’s not me. I think people like to claim it’s great without fully experiencing it to its fullest, it would be good to know how many people have actually completed it without cheating?


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I completed it without cheating whilst at uni. (not many games I can say that for)

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Re: what are people playing on their cpc's this week ?
« Reply #259 on: 00:32, 19 April 18 »
I completed it without cheating whilst at uni. (not many games I can say that for)

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