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(video to come)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-10-06 00:56:32   Reply
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Fun game - although possibly a bit of a dissapointment if you were expecting a straight up continuation of the original star fox. Bonkers of Nintendo not to release it though. 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-10-01 23:50:55   Reply
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What kind of game doesn't include a highscore table!? (oh a cheap £2.99 hi-tec game of course!

 

photo of the title screen,

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-07-13 15:44:15   Reply
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(begins at 0.30, ends at 16.45)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-06-12 23:47:36   Reply
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FULL VIDEO HERE: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/146793017

I forgot to take a shot of the console/screen. :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-05-24 00:05:47   Reply
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@jmaio: Yes! Speccy rulllleeeeesss :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-04-23 02:44:20   Reply
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"We have to go back marty!"

"Where Doc, where?"

"to the other side of the screen. Again."

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-04-19 23:44:47   Reply
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@jmaio: Oh ok! It might be worth looking at OBS studio - i use it and it's great. No time limits AND yoh can capture easily from both emumator/pc game windows and capture cards.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-04-16 12:41:49   Reply
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@JML101582: Voted yes - though it woukd be great to see gameplay in the future :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-04-16 01:59:07   Reply
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Think i forgot to keep my vid of this :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-04-04 15:53:10   Reply
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(video coming! I thought it had uploaded but apparently its still going)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-03-31 13:16:09   Reply
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@Larquey:

Yes! and from the same guy who brought us Elite as well! Gawd save the queen and all that.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-03-27 23:21:35   Reply
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score @ 5.10

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-03-26 03:04:49   Reply
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@Larquey:

Yeah it's a Pie 3 in a lego box (so if you see me post any MAME scores you know where they came from :D )

 

(I also have a PI Zero controlling my lighting. Cuch amazing things)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-03-26 03:00:01   Reply
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sscore @ 36:00

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-03-26 02:28:42   Reply
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(mouth moves, no sound. Half a second later:)

"Voting legit!"

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-03-20 00:39:49   Reply
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Played at the miser mecanique in San Fran :)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-02-10 19:22:34   Reply
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TWITCH VID HERE: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120445720

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-02-08 00:42:22   Reply
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grr! no hioghscore table so here's a shot of my PCE in action

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-02-08 00:35:53   Reply
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Grr! I hate games with no proper high score table! Here's a shot of my PCE in action

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-02-08 00:28:35   Reply
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@omargeddon:

Cheers! It's a fun little game.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-26 23:44:24   Reply
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This is an inoffensive sort of sequel isn't it? Mind you, i'd like it a bit more if it didn't spam you with so much stuff.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-26 23:40:10   Reply
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(It's all about the total score rather than the strength! Shame score has to be an integar. I want my .5 ;) )

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-26 23:35:25   Reply
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(Life lost at around the 12 minute mark)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-25 23:54:35   Reply
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@DuggerVideoGames: Heh I think Sega's Crazy Taxi is the direct antecedent of the Simpsons. I have no idea if either had played this though. I'd love to know for certain
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-25 12:00:27   Reply
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@omargeddon:

yes it is here now! My wife is amazing and found one for the original price just before christmas.

I've put a few extra games on mine :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-25 00:53:40   Reply
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heh i was going from the vid rather than the screenshot. Custom fonts have a downside when it comes to legibility

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-25 00:52:28   Reply
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is it me, or is the 360 pad terrible for fighting games?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-25 00:50:28   Reply
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Wow! Not b ad going at all, Benzi

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-24 15:50:27   Reply
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Lets try again, shall we? :D

 

Twitch vid: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/116852837

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-24 15:39:05   Reply
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Lol cheers guys. Apparently it's not just my daughter who needs help with numbers ;). I'll resubmit.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-24 03:02:16   Reply
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Twitch vid: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/116852837

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-23 23:37:14   Reply
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score @ 6.03

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-23 23:30:41   Reply
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(i have no idea what happened in the driving section)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-03 23:55:22   Reply
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@TRACKSTARTER: Err no! Sorry old chap :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2017-01-01 11:27:19   Reply
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@derek:

"try it on a higher difficulty"

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-23 15:40:31   Reply
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heh, I see you got a telling off from Capcom ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-23 14:53:52   Reply
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@Giorvam:

For a system that didn't have a massive fan base, there's a LOT of modern development isn't there? :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-23 14:49:54   Reply
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sorry, pictures a bit crap - but you can see the megadrive's comforting red LED :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-23 14:43:27   Reply
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I had to reconnect so i lost a few seconds near the beginning.

 

Casio eh? Now there's a name you don't hear often in a VG context!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-23 14:33:52   Reply
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score at 36:39.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-23 14:29:06   Reply
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Brave port Sega...But this is a terrible, Terrible game.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-18 03:57:25   Reply
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annoyingly my stream failed while i was switching games, so me loading this/showing dip switches is missing.

 

However it's not really that impressive a score.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-14 15:44:58   Reply
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Good show old chap. Heh, i've got a new score in on Hellfire. One in one out ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-10 01:41:32   Reply
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(can't believe I had to put a request in for this one!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-08 23:27:37   Reply
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score visible at 11:56. Sorry - picture didn't turn out as well as i'd hoped.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-07 15:36:11   Reply
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time @ 22.40

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-07 15:31:39   Reply
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score @29:21

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-07 15:29:25   Reply
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Score @ 55.04

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-06 15:49:30   Reply
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score at 15:05

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-05 15:53:06   Reply
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score at 1:30:50

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-05 15:43:17   Reply
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Score at 1:15:09

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-05 15:35:03   Reply
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score at 1:03:44

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-12-05 15:31:41   Reply
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Score at 13:22

 

This is a terrible game,

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-28 15:50:17   Reply
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Yeah, I see what you mean. It makes sense to have a defined starting point. NUKED.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-28 15:31:00   Reply
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@derek: Yes! I used a continue, button continuing everything resets including all power ups and the score (so the score is based, in effect of the score of a single credit) Happy to delete and resubmit if my interpretation of the rules doesn't fit with everyone else :)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-28 04:20:37   Reply
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( i forgot to photogrqaph my final score - here's an earlier version of what's clearly an older version of the score table :) )

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-25 15:13:19   Reply
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@DarrylB:

Gadzooks! Right you are. I had mugged myself!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-25 15:10:59   Reply
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Always traps. I hate traps.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-25 14:52:59   Reply
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what a numpty! I forgot to photo the final score (i have, however, included a picture of an older version of what it is clearly the same high score table.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-25 14:49:02   Reply
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score at 1:03.41. It wan't my first continue BUT the score resets when you continue (so it still counts, right?)

This game is testament to how easily you can royally screw up a tried n tested formula.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-25 14:38:42   Reply
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Partial twitch vid here: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/99705617

Alas, it cut out before i reached the boss :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-25 14:33:14   Reply
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@DakotaKid:

It's a good 'un, but there was at least one other port: Sega released it for the SG-1000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mwImYFTj7g

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-21 00:00:42   Reply
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(Skill 4 from 11.30 in video)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-16 00:47:30   Reply
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score @11.24

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-16 00:45:33   Reply
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man, the PC engine version is HARD.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-10 23:46:18   Reply
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(AKA Cho Jiku Yosai Makurosu Kaun Daun)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-11-07 15:41:54   Reply
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"look buddy - we don't care if the city IS sinking into the depths of hell. A deadline's a dead line and we want our money!"

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-31 14:38:53   Reply
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@OriginalGamer: Heh, if it works out our local politics isn't much better at the moment! Thank goodness for videogames, eh?
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-28 11:44:31   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Heh no, There's definitely a big generational divide. Maybe it will all work out for the best, but i'm not holding out much hope!

I've just had a look and there's a couple of reasonable condition ones on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sega-Master-System-Master-of-Darkness-Boxed-Retro-Game-Complete-Cleaned-Manual-/142161513474?hash=item21197c8c02:g:0QMAAOSw8w1X6Wgl

Might be worth messaging and asking if they'd consider sending to the US. I got my GX 4000 on the cheap because i messaged a 'collection only' guy and asked if i could send a courier. Apparently i was the only one who thought to!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-27 13:53:16   Reply
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@OriginalGamer: Have you considered importing from Europe? It's reasonably cheap (£30 boxed ) and since our vote for economic suicide the exchange rate is very good(practically 1:1)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-27 12:04:15   Reply
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Supernatural platformer starring a Dracula hunter? Now there's one i haven't seen before...

 

>_>

<_<

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-26 15:34:03   Reply
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well done! voting yes

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-20 15:25:23   Reply
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as long as you can withstand the relentless blue ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-19 23:24:04   Reply
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haha, Not good for me. Playing Project Gotham after the pub was the best advert not to drink and drive ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-18 15:50:59   Reply
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TWITCH LINKS: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/95653134

https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/95653471

Unfortunately my internet connection dropped halfway through. OBS studio successfully buffered most of it hough - can reccomend!

 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-18 01:04:23   Reply
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THERE IS A VIDEO!

 

TWITCH LINK: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/95654088

 

(sorry for darkness - it's one of those games that flashes the high score up for a couple of seconds!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-18 01:00:26   Reply
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Such a good game!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-17 13:41:16   Reply
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@WonderBoy: A provisional yes, though video would be better in the future. Mostly because of dip switches etc.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-17 11:17:59   Reply
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@JES: How polite! I shall have a look old bean
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-17 11:13:55   Reply
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Oops! Wrong video first time round :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-10-02 05:22:53   Reply
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NO bloomin scoreboard.Grr. There's the title screen instead!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-23 15:58:26   Reply
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Score at 11.03

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-23 15:48:31   Reply
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@Mantalow: I did indeed! Got a yes vote already as well :S
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-22 03:40:41   Reply
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Score at 11.03

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-21 23:24:46   Reply
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sorry! ignore first picture

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-17 08:10:46   Reply
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@S.BAZ: It's an awesome collection - by far the most generous Saturn collection I've seen. The scores I have here don't even account for the half of it (Just waiting on a flash cart for my REAL MSX)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-10 05:34:38   Reply
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10 year old me is unimpressed with 30 year old me.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-02 00:22:11   Reply
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@OriginalGamer: See comment above :) Picture is more of proof of system/cart/setup. Unfortunately I managed to delete my original photo proof - thought I was just deleting from my phone when in fact I was also deleting from the link I put them up on!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-09-01 07:49:36   Reply
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This one's an absolute must-play for anyone who's a fan of Star Fox!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-31 15:37:22   Reply
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@derek:

It was a pretty brave line up in some respects "Sega have thr latest arcade games. What do we have?" "Well, we have this slow, gentle flight simulator..."

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 23:29:57   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

There was a...small administrative muck up on my part. Turns out that sharing pictures on a link via google photos doesn't actually upload them straight to your account, so if you delete them from your phone they're gone for good >_<

I've uploaded the picture to show i have actually got the game/console, because i know the upscaled RGB capture could just as easily come from an emulator.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 23:26:40   Reply
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score at 34'45"

I am a prat and managed to delete my evidence while tidying up my phone. I've included a picture of a later stage so you can see my console/cart setup.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 15:58:36   Reply
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I am a prat and managed to delete my evidence while tidying up my phone. I've included a picture of a later stage so you can see my console/cart setup.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 15:55:29   Reply
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score at 20"37'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn79_mZT2QI

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 15:55:14   Reply
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score at 12'46"

I am a prat and managed to delete my evidence while tidying up my phone. I've included a picture of a later stage so you can see my console/cart setup.

 

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score at 7' 59"

 

I am a prat and managed to delete my evidence while tidying up my phone. I've included a picture of a later stage so you can see my console/cart setup.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 15:52:21   Reply
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score at 1 hour 40 minutes

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score at 41'08"

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score at 23' 18"

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score at 7'38"

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-30 15:42:27   Reply
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score at 41:21 - initials from a slightly different table (one of those stupid games that only gives you a second to look at the score!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-23 16:09:05   Reply
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Sore right at the end of the vid...

i've uploaded my initials from another table (didn't get a HS for this one. Sob)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-23 15:52:12   Reply
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i actually had a go on an intellivision the other day - bloody hell they're big beasts!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-10 15:45:16   Reply
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i get the impression that this is sort of considered the ugly step child of the Super FX family, but it went down well at the time AND i think it still holds up fairly well today.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-10 15:43:35   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

PArt of me wants to say i actually preferred the SG1000 version.

The other part REALLY likes the thought of space penguins

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-10 15:42:32   Reply
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time @ 15.51

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time @ 15.51

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time @ 11.47

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time @ 11.47

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time at 6.51

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time at 3.22.

 

Sorry not the best pic - it at least corroborates the vid!

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time at 3.22

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time at 19.49

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-09 15:27:29   Reply
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Always found this game a-maze-ing...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-05 13:53:01   Reply
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it's one of those annoying titles that flashes your score up and then gets rid of it forever. bah. there's a nice pic of the title screen!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-08-04 15:41:25   Reply
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@GTibel: Yes! I was impressed with the quality of the huge console passion stand (minty or what?)but it was definitely expo prices all around. Think we got away lightly with an £8 Donatello!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-28 16:02:05   Reply
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@GTibel: Ha yeah it's Tito's house band (I didn't even realise taito HAD a house band till the other day.) They have masses of stuff on iTunes - they're called Zuntata
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-27 12:39:51   Reply
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@GTibel: Pro might be a bit strong, but yes - I went straight for it :D bit of a sore point actually - I got to the end of the fourth stage and scored 7m, bit couldn't photograph the screen in time! Did you score any loot from upstairs?
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-27 12:38:02   Reply
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Thanks original gamer! Definitely explains the size of the bugger. It was good wasn't it GT? I was distracted by a slightly grumpy 4 year old, but the rare stuff made me smile :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-26 17:28:11   Reply
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Thanks original gamer! Definitely explains the size of the bugger. It was good wasn't it GT? I was distracted by a slightly grumpy 4 year old, but the rare stuff made me smile :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-26 16:31:11   Reply
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Sorry no video - played live at the Replay Margate retrogaming event (my camera woman doubled as babysitter!) Anyone know what the Famicom system (on the right) is?
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-24 13:57:25   Reply
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Ahh, what a game

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-21 23:12:24   Reply
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Oh, a good excuse to post this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzg9M6IG7Xc

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-21 23:09:49   Reply
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The original computer version is so good...I have no idea why they tried to make it more like double dragon

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-20 15:44:09   Reply
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@GTibel:

Certainly: http://www.retrocollect.com/News/c4cpc-flash-cartridge-for-amstrad-cpc464-plus-6128-plus-gx4000-now-available.html

 

It's very small scale - you have to get in touch with a guy called Gerald over at the CPCWiki Forums. That's not quit as dodgy as it sounds: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-19 15:38:37   Reply
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yep yep! There's a flash cart available. 

In fact, there's a relatively healthy scene for it - they've hacked a load of CPC games so that they work without a keyboard. It's fun, for the price.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-19 14:50:19   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

nosy ;)

That's my...GX4000! https://mechafatnick.co.uk/2015/05/14/fatnick-has-a-gx4000/

Sadly it doesn't play anywhere as epic as it looks. I have some scores up on here if you want to see it in action

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-19 07:36:59   Reply
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@starsoldier1:

ha yes. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some toasters out there somewhere running Q*bert!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-19 07:34:14   Reply
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THANK YOU

I was playing the original on the train not so long ago and couldn't remember what to do with the drink!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-19 07:33:24   Reply
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@derek:

No no! It's a bit more versatile than that, however as a machine it was designed more to be something that COULD play games, rather than something specifically for gaming.

 The spectrum has a palette of 15 colours (black, 7 'dark', 7 'bright.')The screen is divided into blocks 8x8 high, with a maximum of two colours usable in each 8x8 block. This means that, if the blocks don't come into contact, you can have loads of colours on screen - check out speccy R-Type:https://retrollection.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/r-type-zx-spectrum.gif

If the blocks touch, however, things get a bit messy and their colour attributes clash - hence Dizzy's head turning brown here: http://www.tzxvault.org/Spectrum/Screens/FantasyWorldDizzy.png

Consequently, if you have a particularly busy scene (or needed to ram something together in a hurry) the easiest way was to just to do everything in monochrome - then everything had the same colour attribute

(Worth noting that the spec was relatively high res for the time display was - 256 × 192, as opposed to 160 × 200 pixels for a normal C64 game) 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-19 07:32:33   Reply
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@derek:

Yep! Zilog Z80 - Same as the Master system, Amstrad etc.

Loading from an original tape was an even bigger head ache - took an age to load the opening, then an age to load the first level, then you had to load some more if you wanted to change character.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-18 15:48:02   Reply
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score at 9:45

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Score at 8 mins

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-14 15:28:26   Reply
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No no - all I modded was the case. And even that ended with a trip to hospital... There's a Canadian chap who makes them - it's a powerbase mini fm by db electronics
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-07 09:19:59   Reply
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@derek:

Welcome to the club! It's a great investment. You wouldn't think upgraded sound would make as much difference as it does.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-06 23:16:10   Reply
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@starsoldier1:

Ahh yes, the slightly dodgy 'boogie walk'

I quite like the soundtracks (both arcade and CD.) I actually used a speech sample from the game on one of my own: https://open.spotify.com/track/0FZwoUzl5nbbHzVVseHvT3

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-01 15:44:16   Reply
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i love this game. Even if it does make my eyes go a bit wibbly!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-01 15:37:37   Reply
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I am officially a numpty.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-07-01 00:26:30   Reply
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@JessePorter: Haha, it's PC Engine port of a terrible Sega-published arcade game called Riot City. You should give it a go in Mame. You'll be amazed that SoR turned out as well as it did!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-26 02:40:48   Reply
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@JessePorter: Haha, it's PC Engine port of a terrible Sega-published arcade game called Riot City. You should give it a go in Mame. You'll be amazed that SoR turned out as well as it did!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-26 02:25:44   Reply
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FULL FM POWER

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-23 00:50:22   Reply
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@DarrylB:

ITs an awesaome thing isn't it? I'm hopefully going to create my own Pico-8 game sometime this year.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-14 15:49:49   Reply
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@mechafatnick: Please check the twitch link above before voting ;)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-13 16:11:09   Reply
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TWITCH LINK: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/7226303

I was only supposed to be testing the disk.Ill come b ack to this one later...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-13 15:39:18   Reply
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I've misplaced my screenshot of this :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-13 00:25:21   Reply
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So when you get a game over you automatically continue from where you left off. Interesting.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-11 04:04:30   Reply
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@JessePorter: Fair enough! My apologies. I've never seen that bug before. We've recently had some people (or, most likely, some sock puppets) posting some scores backed with highly-ropey material. Welcome aboard! Dismantling the cart shows a certain amount of...dedication.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-10 08:38:47   Reply
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Nice try old bean - if you watch from 11 mins blaze clearly takes a hit without any energy coming off the life bar.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-10 04:01:38   Reply
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Quick test of my new DIV MMC Nano :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-09 00:39:31   Reply
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score at 16.36

What an awesome game.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-01 00:27:30   Reply
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Score at 5.20. 

Turns out I am not very good at bubble bobble :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-06-01 00:26:21   Reply
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@ichigokurosaki1991: I saw this when taking my daughter to an amusement arcade. Had to be a good dad and resist the urge lol. It looks good fun!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-05-30 09:19:02   Reply
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I effing love Taito. So many weird and wonderful classics
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-05-29 03:09:27   Reply
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as in "Not as good as" :)

I liked Codemaster's random budget 'simulators'

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-05-28 08:37:58   Reply
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It's no fruit machine simulator ;)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-05-22 14:53:48   Reply
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Score is clearer in the video. Sorry!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-05-22 09:49:15   Reply
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Switches at beginning/scores at end. This game is bonkers. I think it might be my favourite arcade machine.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-05-10 08:02:24   Reply
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Score should be 49.5, but HS doesn't account for decimal points. It wanted to round up to 50, but some people might have considered that cheating ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-23 09:06:27   Reply
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Hello! I don't suppose you have a video or something to go with the screen shot?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-23 09:01:40   Reply
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No table and a score that can become OBSCURED by the scenery!?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-23 08:56:48   Reply
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No table and a score that can become OBSCURED by the scenery!?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-23 08:56:40   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Veey true! I'd hazard a guess that presentational like high score tables only made it in very late in the day, and that a lot of the time testers weren't playing complete code with all the elements intact.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-16 10:13:15   Reply
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I hate games without a proper high score on the game over screen...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-15 00:45:57   Reply
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BEFORE VOTING THAT THE SCORES DON'T MATCH:

 

This is a v unusual game, so it has a v unsual scoring system! The way it's been balanced is 10000 points for each letter lit, plus the game's score on top of that, which is why there's a discrepancy.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-14 01:14:35   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Yeah, in pretty much all departments! I love all of the little attention to detail (like the scanline effect)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-05 00:12:47   Reply
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recorded on a Droid phone connected to an ipega game pad

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-05 00:10:57   Reply
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@Frankie:

i don't want to tell you because you'll beat my score :P

Up: shoot the door on the far left

buttobn 1: Shoot the middle door

button 2: Shoot the door on the right

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-03 02:37:31   Reply
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i have absolutely no idea wht the picture came out all blurry. You can just about make out that it's the same screen as the video, anyway.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-02 08:56:37   Reply
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I can't spell my own name, apparently.

 

The name of this entry should probably be changed to Robocop [Serve The Public Trust] as it would be quite hard to prove any of the other difficulties.

Also, played on a mastersystem pad! If you have a +2 than an atari-to-sinclair adaptor is the best £6 you can spend.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-04-02 08:14:39   Reply
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BTW: This should be compatible with the Kempston interface on the Speccy. If the only interface you have on the SPeccy is the Sinclair II, there's a cheap cable you can get from ebay to make them compatible. 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-25 03:00:04   Reply
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Sorry! Vid is a bit smaller than expected, but if you put it in fullscreen everything is clearly visible :)

Played in Spectaculator on a Nexus 5 with an ipega gamepad

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-25 02:58:14   Reply
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a pox on the head of those who programmed games with no high score tables!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-24 02:50:30   Reply
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@Frankie:

it is - just a proof of the score rather than a vidof my mad pac mania skillz

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-24 02:03:00   Reply
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yes - in the week its 99p to! 

Fried bread is litterally just bread fried in a pan. Noone should have it as it is probably among the worst things you could probably eat...but man is it good.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-21 01:39:39   Reply
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Weird...sorry chaps, Youtube seems to have created two videos and this one was set to private! You should be able to see it now though.

 

Slightly worried that i got 5 yes' with a private video. I like to think i'm a trustworthy sort of guy...but no evidence at all? :S

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-21 01:23:43   Reply
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@Frankie: Good question! In looking for the answer I found this:https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/33miniatures?ref=s2-header-shopname Excuse me while I empty my bank account! (I've already beaten this score. Sorry!)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-20 13:34:00   Reply
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@Frankie: Yay! I like having an excuse to revisit a title like MS pacmania. One of those games I only originally got to play round at friends' :) I don't mind the stick, have no idea why it's setup for the right hand though. South paws must love it!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-20 07:21:56   Reply
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@derek:

I have completed it before! I csan't seem to do it on camera though. Damn it :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-20 01:43:49   Reply
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@derek:

Ha! We've got the white one in Mini-MechaFatnick's room, to store her books in. It is a bit crazy that everyone in the world has Swedish Furniture

(I think we get the better breakfast plate in the cafe over here though! mmm...fried bread)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-20 01:32:33   Reply
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@derek:

Ha! We've got the white one in Mini-MechaFatnick's room, to store her books in. It is a bit crazy that everyone in the world has Swedish Furniture

(I think we get the better breakfast plate in the cafe over here though! mmm...fried bread)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-20 01:32:29   Reply
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@MangiaBoy:

Have you worked out how to blow up the Death St...Space Mountain?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-19 09:55:12   Reply
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TWITCH LINK HERE: https://secure.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/55353298

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-19 09:54:38   Reply
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ha! yes. It was a major win: it holds a lot more than our last dedicated tv unit did AND doesn't extend quite as far from the wall.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-11 23:56:39   Reply
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@LarcenTyler: Blody/Brody(?) Slower speed BUT a more controllable handling model.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-11 12:56:50   Reply
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@derek: Heh, your score zooms up much faster on hard mode BUT no nitro. Ooh eck.
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-11 10:47:22   Reply
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ive become a bit obsessed with this.

the target at the end of stage 3 is a £"&*£

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Twitch link: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/53702181

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TWITCH VID: https://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/53702576

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-11 00:37:01   Reply
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@Mantalow - ha, i wish it was a tiny screen - Phones are so large these days the screen is actually bigger than that of a DSI XL! My controller clips onto the phone making for quite a decent little gaming setup.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-11 00:26:11   Reply
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@derek: Close - Nexus 5 with an ioega gamepad attached. Who needs a portable console? :D
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-10 15:08:25   Reply
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Sorry! My screen cap app failed This is a pretty mean game though - no difficulty level, no continues. Blimey!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-10 14:10:05   Reply
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Score 4.16
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-10 14:07:09   Reply
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@Frankie: Blooming auto correct! MEGADRIVE pad :)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-08 09:46:20   Reply
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@Frankie: Thanks Frankie! You made me realise ID forgotten to post my own score for this! Did you know that the negative pad is fully compatible with the ms? It's a MUCH nicer pad to play with (don't use it with your C64 though!) I've recently picked up an interfaceII to Atari converter. Looking forward to playing speccygames games with a controller!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-06 14:09:20   Reply
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I was an idiot and selected the wrong background! As can be seen from colour and soundtrack, this is most definitely the ms version
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-06 14:04:59   Reply
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Only through the mic sadly!
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-03 09:09:14   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Heh, in my opinion GMK is the best of the lot! There are plenty of other good ones though so you're in for a treat. You have to check out the original Gojira and Godzilla Raids again though. They're VERY different (and much darker) movies. The Western versions were also HEAVILY edited because of their political content. My background is the French poster for Godzilla :)
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-03 06:15:03   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Thank you! :D It was a bday present from Lady Fatnick last year. Hard to see from the picture, but it's signed by Godzilla himself (well, Haruo Nakajima but close enough!) Is the anniversary edition still floating about? I love the space-themed Godzilla films. My fav is definitely the original vs Mechagodzilla
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-03-01 14:27:07   Reply
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Score right at the end! What do we think of game capture from android emus?
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-29 08:05:04   Reply
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score right at the end of vid! this game is hard

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-26 00:56:34   Reply
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screenshot of capture card window! I was booted off my tv by a small person :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-26 00:54:48   Reply
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@LarcenTyler: I really quite like it! As a big fan of chase HQ I was surprised that I made it through the PS1 years without hearing about it. Definitely a hidden gem. Have you played Felony 11-79? That's son larly short but sweet
-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-22 01:52:21   Reply
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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/47509782

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-20 08:57:08   Reply
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score at 9.54

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-20 08:41:23   Reply
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@Frankie:

I know what you mean there's something...unfamiliar about the rhythm of the combat.

Still I completed Hard Drivin' which i'd pegged as impossible, so it's not all bad.

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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/44720149

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-13 17:12:53   Reply
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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/43838920

(aieee my stream failed before the key moment!)

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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/43432245

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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/43432379

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-02-11 01:24:40   Reply
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Sorry - no vid for this because mrs fatnick was on the computer :( such a shame as it was an epic run. Check my Outrun 3D score if you want to check my Outrunning skills!

 

Played on a megadrive through a powerbase fm

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-01-16 11:43:20   Reply
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difficult game for trophies this one. although it dows have a score, it resets if you level up after reaching the maximum rank!

Photo is of the end game sequence :D

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TWITCH VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/35359620

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2016-01-14 01:17:46   Reply
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@mechafatnick:

I'm also not quite sure how i completed the second boss...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-29 10:38:44   Reply
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Picture to follow...Game being played on a megadrive through a Powerbase mini FM

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-29 09:40:11   Reply
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Photo to come...Game is running on a megadrive through a POWERBASE FM

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-29 09:37:52   Reply
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@MangiaBoy:

Thank you! 

All 3 actually have a common source - Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom was an arcade game released by Sega in 1982. I wonder if they'd loat the license before releasing the SG version

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-27 13:48:12   Reply
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@17chan:

Heh seems a waste if you've gone to all thst effort old bean :)

Perhaps request a nee entry with "any tactics allowed" in the special rules?

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@17chan:

Lets just say that Girl's Garden and i are best PALs ;)

I should probably get my MS modded at some point

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@Dumple:

I knew the name, but i'd never actually played it before this! He isn't a very friendly fellow is he?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-22 00:41:30   Reply
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Recorded at the same time as the midway stuff. I couldn't stream because Mrs was on the computer :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-12 00:07:31   Reply
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No video because Mrs Fatnick was on the computer!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-06 13:31:49   Reply
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No video because Mrs Fatnick was on the computer!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-06 12:34:50   Reply
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No vid - mrs fatnick was on the computer at the time!

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@DarrylB:

They were bought out by midway between us/eu releases :)

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No video because Mrs Fatnick was on the computer!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-12-06 10:58:43   Reply
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@derek:

Holy crap! Was actually getting a slim to replace my PS1! Seems you're quite right though. Who'd have thought an over-clocked PS2 would have enough grunt for perfect ps1 emulation?

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@GTibel:

Had this on the speccy! What a game :D

Bettee than the 16bit versions as well

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-11-01 12:22:58   Reply
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Video to come - youtube acting oddly :(  

reposted because i posted it into the wrong cat

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-11-01 02:45:22   Reply
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Video to come, but youtube is acting VERY strange all of a sudden :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-11-01 02:43:51   Reply
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Yep - No emulation at all! It's a bit like the PS1 and the PS2 (Only slightly more awesome - Megadrive games actually get to use both the FM sound chip exclusive to the megadrive AND the original PCM chip from the MS)

Take it you aren't a fan of the new boss on stage 6 either, Derek? ;)

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Ooh this is an interesting one: Astro Flash looks like it's exactly the same as Transbot, so I'm guessing the latter was just a name change? Should the two entriues be merged?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-11-01 01:05:05   Reply
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Yes! I was originally put off by the fact its so different from the arcade, but it's definitely a good title in its own right.

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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/23124808

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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/23125022

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TWITCH LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/23124924

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TWITCh LINK: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/23125133

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-10-30 01:47:06   Reply
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Like this one, they're a couple of collections of early sega arcade games (Like the Samurai and the original Monaco GP.) 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-10-28 00:14:20   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

Absolutely! This and the Sega Memorial collections can be picked up relatively cheaply.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-10-27 14:50:10   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

@mark: well done old chap! I MIGHT concede defeat, as this game is bonkers ;)

@LarcenTyler: the Master System is actually the third revision of the SG (hence the name mk3 in Japan) processor's the same but the video hardware was much more limited (just compare the different versions of Hang on or Wonderboy.) 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-10-27 14:41:11   Reply
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@TheTrickster:

heh i think that might be more down to me I'm afraid :) It's not too bad at all - VERY hard though. It's one of those titles where the folks doing the conversion seemed to have forgotten that it doesn't cost 50p a go anymore!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-10-20 00:34:17   Reply
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(youtube vid is being perculiar, The original is here: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/17489440)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-24 00:43:56   Reply
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(youtube vid is being perculiar, The original is here: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/17489440)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-24 00:43:56   Reply
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Last minute blur. Bah humbug.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-24 00:42:54   Reply
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VIDEO: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/17489287

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-24 00:37:05   Reply
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heh, look at5 that! Picture taken JUST as it was going back to the sega screen

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-24 00:36:36   Reply
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VIDEO: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/17341821

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-23 01:23:57   Reply
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VIDEO: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/17341518

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-23 01:21:15   Reply
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Also, this is the JP Version of the game (called Space Invaders 90 rather than 91)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-23 01:09:04   Reply
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VIDEO: http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/17341119

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-23 01:06:26   Reply
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-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-22 00:39:05   Reply
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score appears at about 5:00 in the video! This is a pretty tough port - the controls are VERY slippery

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-17 00:55:49   Reply
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@TheTrickster:

Actually its not a port! Ovean bought the rights early (from the story boards, i think) and sub-licensed the arcade :)

I like the speccy cersion best, myself.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-11 06:38:01   Reply
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@GTibel:

Yes it is incredibly annoying. On the brightside the route stays in memory though, so you can run the same route without reloading.

The last stages do serm a bit cheatey thanks for spawning a load of cars in space which is literally too small for overtaking.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-10 07:17:57   Reply
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Sorry Mark!

 

cant help but think the flippers are way too short for the gap on this one...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-09-04 00:37:10   Reply
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I Love Jeff Minter games. Even if they do call me Barry Manilow :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-22 08:44:08   Reply
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@vigorousjammer:

Yeah i love VO - its definitely in my top ten saturn games. That last boss is a bit of a strange one isnt it? Considering how the rest of the game has you in fighting game mode, its weird to have to switch to 2d shmup at the last second.

Mark, voted!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-22 05:25:50   Reply
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I forgot how stingy Sonic 1 is with the points!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-18 00:51:57   Reply
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Bloody labrinth boss...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-18 00:45:44   Reply
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An EX Cap - normally works like a charm, but it froze after a couple of mins yesterday. After a restart it was fine for outrun.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-04 23:15:26   Reply
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there IS a video! It won't let me link it as evidence for somereason. Can be found here:

http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/9634622

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-04 00:55:22   Reply
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played on a wii! My capture card cut out, but i still have half a video for this. I keep getting an invalid host message when posting it as a twitch vid though. Any ideas? Video is here: 

http://www.twitch.tv/mechafatnick/v/9634335

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-04 00:51:25   Reply
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My capture card failed. Sob :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-08-04 00:47:16   Reply
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Heh, you should try the speccy version!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-31 07:47:23   Reply
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Yes! It really is a very neat solution isn't it? Shame that nintendo didn't formally accept it once the writing was on the wall for the Wii.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-25 08:06:46   Reply
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Sory for the short video...I was only supposed to be giving the rom a quick check (playing on the wii :) )

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-25 08:02:55   Reply
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@TheTrickster:

@trickster - sorry i forgot to reply to you. It's jolly good fun, but a bit weird to play as a console game (you have to do a funny diagonal down movement to enter caves above you in the art!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-23 07:43:10   Reply
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Playing on soft-modded wii

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-23 07:36:02   Reply
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Played on soft-modded wii

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-23 07:32:46   Reply
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Emulated on soft-modded wii :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-07-23 07:30:23   Reply
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-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-19 13:29:50   Reply
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@GTibel:

76% from crash, 85 from YS. :O

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-12 14:19:38   Reply
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Half naked Arnie punches nurses in the face!

Screenshot to come tomorrow :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-12 12:30:26   Reply
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all was going well..BUT THEN THE GAME RESET ITSELF FOR NO REASON. Argh. Pic included of subsequent game over :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-06 08:48:43   Reply
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@phillv85:

ha yes. "I can almost beat senior, i can easily beat beginner i'll just beat Juni...HOLY %$%£^£^%^££5"

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-05 01:01:10   Reply
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Well played old chap

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-04 14:36:21   Reply
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Yes, I agree with Derek -  The rules do say 'Play with default settings unless otherwise specified.' It wouldn't be so much of an issue if there weren't already scores present, but all the other scores on this leaderboard hae the difficulty set to normal.

Still, if you request an easy category and resubmit, you'll get the first AND worldwide trophies :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-04 01:18:05   Reply
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Score at top of the screen (and stramgely segmented into two sections!?)

I've made the photo black and white to make the scoremote legible

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-03 13:52:18   Reply
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The youtube link contains just my single highest runthrough, twitch video contains entire session (so difficulty levels aetc are clear)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-06-02 01:45:48   Reply
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Score at bottom of table!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-25 11:52:04   Reply
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Managed to cut the score kit of my tv shot (prat)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-25 10:55:08   Reply
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@GTibel:

I expected so much more from that name :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-24 06:04:07   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

Its a lot of fun - in terms of gameplay its identical to the MegaCD game Sol Feace (which was a pack-in here in europe.) the mega cd version just had animated cut scenes and a redbook soundtrack

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-23 03:31:46   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

@thedarkbanshee

Rightey ho, ive wacked the contrast up, resized and totally desaturated and its now legible!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-23 03:28:38   Reply
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@GTibel:

Ahh! sounds like you need to update your flash player. 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-16 07:27:37   Reply
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@GTibel:

bizarre! is it a mobile browser, may i ask? vid is a twitch link

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-16 06:56:16   Reply
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close thing Mark! I hate that bloomin first level.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-16 06:40:00   Reply
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Sorry a bit blurrier than it appeared on my phone - thanks sega for putting the score in incredibly light writing on a white background

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-16 06:35:36   Reply
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Go home S.Baz's web cam - you're drunk ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-13 01:45:10   Reply
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Sorry - no video for this one!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-12 00:32:57   Reply
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@Frankie:

Yeah those spanish devs seemed to like their ganes extra hard! Had this on the speccy as well

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-04 14:29:14   Reply
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PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL

Ahh i love this game..

 

I'll just leave this here:

https://mechafatnick.bandcamp.com/track/chase    :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-03 13:42:45   Reply
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@minah:

You've givenme an excuse to get stuck back in to the MS version of Outrun. Thank you :D

Have you ever tried Outrun 3D? The name's misleading - its actually a different (and improved) port.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-03 07:14:54   Reply
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@Frankie:

Yeah its s tricky one. You can pick up hames relatively cheap, but so many of them are identical (literally) to the speccy version.

The green screen can stand forever as testament to Amstrad's corner cutting :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-02 06:16:01   Reply
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Oh Amstrad, What were you thinking with the Green Screen?

I won a copy of their games console on ebay at a super cheap price. Ha!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-02 00:46:43   Reply
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@derek:

Surely the category should be Gynoug [Hyper, Drunk] ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-02 00:45:12   Reply
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2 Mastersystems for TWICE THE POWER? ;)

How well does it play? Does it suffer in comparison to the MD?

Legit!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-02 00:41:24   Reply
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If you plug the scart into the TV, that leaves the RF port free to go into the computer (say , a cheap RF tv unit!)

Unfortunately it looks like my modulator is dead. Sob :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-02 00:39:01   Reply
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Tough score to beat Minah! I got a faster time though :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-05-01 01:14:43   Reply
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Achieved on a md outputting via rgb scart. No vid im aftaid. Mrs fatnick was on the computer

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-26 04:12:47   Reply
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Sorry no vid - Mrs Fatnick was using the computer!

This was played on a Megadrive outputting via an rgb scart lead. Cannot reccomend it enough.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-26 04:08:51   Reply
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@Frankie:

Ooh! There should be one. Odd! For such a graphically detailed game, its not always obvious what you can interact with

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-20 13:39:10   Reply
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@derek:

That's just my twitch ident - based on the 128k speccy. My Sega setup is a boring old pal md1 (hence the slow music!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-15 15:59:22   Reply
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i like gloc as much as the next man, but 4 mins of gameplay from a 15min vid!?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-15 01:00:56   Reply
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No camera picture for this one i'm afraid - its one of those really annoying 'blink and you'll miss it' scores.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-15 00:45:13   Reply
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@Frankie:

Heh, picture refresh maybe? The joys of crt tvs!

I found out something interesting when it comes to the Plus 2a/3: the original 128s and plus 2 output a composite video signal. For some reason, Amstrad altered the design so the same pin in the plus 2a carried a potentially tv-destroying +12v charge instead? :s

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-07 07:10:02   Reply
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Haha! A fully functional tv :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-04 13:38:30   Reply
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@BarryBloso:

Thank you! :)

Thats simething thats always surprised me really - us PAL territories generally come as a package, dont we?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-04-03 13:25:35   Reply
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@Mark:

Its ok. V hard - feels like the character speed is slightly off and the enemies move faster than they should.

Now the original MS Streets of Rage...that IS amazing (though 1p only)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-30 12:37:14   Reply
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it looks like my tuner card is officially kaput :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-21 08:38:16   Reply
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I think my tuner card might be dead - No RF signal at all now. Sob :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-21 08:35:03   Reply
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Sorry! The score got slightly overexposed in the photoh of the actual TV. I think you can still see what it is though!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-16 01:59:50   Reply
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You should have renamed all the characters after highscore members ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-14 13:21:52   Reply
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Also! This was the first tome i managed to finish it with the goid ending! Hows that for lucky timing?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-14 09:15:58   Reply
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@Mark:

I was quite familiar with it to begin with. Its definitely among the MS' better driving games (even if the controls a re a bit wonky)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-14 08:53:33   Reply
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@Mark:

I was quite familiar with it to begin with. Its definitely among the MS' better driving games (even if the controls a re a bit wonky)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-14 08:53:20   Reply
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@Mantalow:

I was lumbered with a non functioning version of the Megadrive version, so ivoponed up the cart! The chip running the 3D was a beast. It even had its own heat sink in the case!

I like the saturn version - holds up better than most textured games

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-12 09:00:41   Reply
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One of those 'blink and miss it' game overs I'm afraid! All i ended up taking a picture of was the game over screen.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-12 00:40:49   Reply
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I submitted the Zx pectrum version of Chase HQ at almost the same moment!

SCI  REALLY feels like it could do with an extra button.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-12 00:34:53   Reply
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Sorry - silly twitch failed to record the first part of the attempt :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-12 00:27:37   Reply
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I also love the way it's right next to the cart slot too - perfect recipe for a game freeze!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-11 01:18:41   Reply
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Slightly better quality stream this time!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-09 01:43:00   Reply
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argh, no score on game over! I took a screen shot at scrap brin (fearing that everything was abnout to go south) and have a screen cap of my score before the final boss (208600 + 1000 for the rings + 10000 for the time)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 06:26:12   Reply
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Sorry for the poor quality pic!

I wrote about this game here: http://mechafatnick.co.uk/2015/02/26/im-sorry/

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 03:12:17   Reply
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i couldnt quite get a pic of the score. Here's game over instead >_<

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 03:06:08   Reply
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forgot to highlight stream. What an idiot.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 02:55:44   Reply
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forgot to highlight my twitch stream for this. what a plonker!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 02:52:28   Reply
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score number 4 on the table

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 02:44:14   Reply
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Score number 3 on the table

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 02:41:40   Reply
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score number 2 on the table!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-07 02:39:28   Reply
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Getting there on the video front - currently proof of gameplqy (and glorious loading action!) than anything else. Amplification needed!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-06 00:54:51   Reply
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@SHiNjide:

Oh its very complicated! You need a soldering iron, some resistors, a length of...

Nah only joking. all the ones after the original 16/48k's had a monitor plug. You can get a cheapish cable at http://retrogamingcables.co.uk

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-04 07:12:18   Reply
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@Frankie:

The original didn't have the dinplug connector unfortunately (Amstrad added connectors for pretty much everything under the sun! I need to test the midi-out at some point)

An interesting point is that the 48k actually outputs a composite video signal (which is why the connector is an RCA plug!) If you're feeling brave, there's a no-solder mod you can do to bypass the RF Modulator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dbNowKZ00g

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-04 01:20:54   Reply
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@Frankie:

FRom here: http://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/sinclair-zx-spectrum-2a-2b-3-128-rgb-av-scart-cable-tv-lead-cord-for-sale.html (theres a different lead for the earlier/non amstraf versions) plug in and you're off!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-03 12:20:38   Reply
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Also, the ombination of a Zx Spectrum and an RGB Scart lead is an amazing one

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-02 23:53:49   Reply
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@Frankie:

DOH!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-02 23:52:51   Reply
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Again, sorry for the lack of video - Im still thinking fthrough a streaming process for the spectrum. (games like outrun are doubly hard as i couldn't even use my phone in gameplay: That's where I'm loading the tape from!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-02 00:40:47   Reply
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Again, sorry for the lack of video! I'm still working on a streaming setup for the spectrum.

Looks absolutely gorgeous over an RGB scart lead :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-02 00:35:31   Reply
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Note score is on the LEFT not the hi on the RIGHT :)

Sorry it's just a pic - working on getting some sort of streaming setup going for my speccy

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-03-02 00:32:22   Reply
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@Frankie:

It's quite cool that coders could do whstever they wanted to back in those days. You probably wouldntvhave so many risky characters today! We could never work out whether it was possible to beat the queen back in the day...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-24 07:27:37   Reply
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Technically it should be called Spitting Image ;)

This was another one based on a (highly-irreverant) UK TV program

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-24 01:24:11   Reply
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@Frankie:

Heh its your sanity ;)

There are quite a few duffers on the Spectrum, but i really cant think of a worse game than this. It's painful isnt it?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-23 13:14:00   Reply
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@Frankie:

Crumbs! I never wanted this trophy to be cracked. And not to keep the trophy ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-23 13:07:19   Reply
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Bit harder than the 16 bit version isnt it? Did you know Yuzo Koshiro did the score?

(As you made it to Bridge Zone, it might be worth listening to the Janet Jackson song Together Again, if you've never heard it!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-21 12:47:25   Reply
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There definitely should be! Maybe the 48k version is the only rom available? Im 100% certain my cassette cooy haf music

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-14 13:50:05   Reply
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@Mark:

i've got three versions up on here. The MS version is probably the best (i have the cart too!) along with being more simplistic, the difficulty curve spikes really quickly. The Spectrum knock-off (called West Bank) is interesting but a bit different: you get a lot more time to shoot the bad guys, but the pay off is there are a lot more false positives!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-14 08:11:06   Reply
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Damn it! "getting a higher score than me" isn't a legit reason to vote no ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-13 00:56:55   Reply
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@SHiNjide:

Yeah! Very indicidual as flip screen shooters go. Just dont crack my trophy, damn it ;)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-12 14:50:38   Reply
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Definitely think i prefer the MS/SG versions of this!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-12 00:29:11   Reply
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Score at around 2:28!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-11 01:40:27   Reply
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sorry for the lack of sound!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-11 01:35:22   Reply
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Such a good port!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-11 01:27:45   Reply
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@BarryBloso:

@BarryBloso 

I already have a score up for Golden Axe. The collision detection and controls make the Speccy port REALLY hard to play.

Not quite as hard as thhe speccy version of Final Fight, mind you...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-07 07:28:04   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

I use Fuse, as it seems pretty accurate to me (havent used a genuine speccy in about 20 years!)

In fact, it emulates the many speccy variants as well.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-06 02:57:37   Reply
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Ive never heard of the! I use ff split so i can stream to twitch at the sane time. Any probs with the vid are likely due to my net connection - we get shafted with rubbish upload speeds in the uk :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-05 14:01:21   Reply
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Fair enough! With the amount of stuff mess can run you cant really complain at thd emulation not being 100%! Id love to see how jt would handle one of the 3d titles

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-05 13:58:40   Reply
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which emulator is that, sorry? it seems REALLY fast!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-05 00:59:33   Reply
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The name entry went all wibbly for me for some reason. Lucky the vid is in its own custom frame :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-02-05 00:58:08   Reply
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Worth noting that this isn't even a 48k Spectrum game - this would work on a 16K speccy! 16K!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-30 12:19:08   Reply
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Good news: it's harder to die than the Megadrive version

Bad news: You'll REALLY wish it were easier to die

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-29 01:08:33   Reply
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Perhaps the game title should be Centipede: Novice for clarifictation?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-27 23:17:33   Reply
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When using the GG, perhaps take a picture of the "no cheats will be applied" screen?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-25 01:58:14   Reply
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Yes - I think this is one of those games that's only easy if you know EXACTLY what you're doing

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-25 01:52:41   Reply
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if you want a laugh you should try giving the MS version a go :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-25 01:48:05   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Id love a genuine SG, but they really arent very practical to obtain (unless you have a spare £300 hanging about somewhere)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-24 12:29:30   Reply
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Mission from 16:00 - 23:46

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mission from 9:05 - 14:22

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mission from 2:56 - 8:05

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@S.BAZ:

Its n irritating one. The JP SG/MK3/MS carts used the same pins, but in a different order. There are converters you can buy to use western carts on jp MS, but not the other way around so you'd have to make it. On top of that, the SG games will only load with the JP BIOS, so you have to pull out and replace the bios chip. Or you can buy an Everdrive :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-23 04:47:06   Reply
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I was just yanking your chain because the score doesnt start at 0 ;)

A yes over here!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-20 14:44:34   Reply
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Do all 3 still cost $39, i wonder? I remember downloading the demo from a B.B.S!

What happened to the rest of the vid? :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-20 14:12:44   Reply
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@Sixx:

Familiar with the Source material? I used to watch it when i was little, and my daughter is now hooked on it too!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-20 12:45:23   Reply
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Doh! my stream stopped working between Starjacker and MOnaco GP for some reason!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-19 00:57:35   Reply
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I'm not sure why the picture went sideways :(

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-18 01:27:29   Reply
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Played on a pc with xbox pad

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-17 09:12:20   Reply
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Fun shooter this. Played on a pc with xbox pad

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-17 08:28:21   Reply
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Played on pc with a trusty xbox pad

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-17 08:24:08   Reply
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Running via backwards compatability on a SMS

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-17 08:13:24   Reply
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No vid for this one im afraid - it was achieved on my iphone ising the port of mame that appeard on the app store for a short amount of time.

Its wuite a basic port though - no hacks or save states or anything. Ive posted a screebgrab of the options screen.

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@SHiNjide:

You can definitely do a lot worse! I really like it :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-17 01:26:27   Reply
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@derek:

Heh, JP only. Guessing it doesn't have the same connotation!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-16 14:45:49   Reply
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Pc on the big tv with an xbox controller. Woo :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-16 14:27:47   Reply
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As the non-jail briken port of MAME isnt widely available (it was released over christmas a few years back and taken down very quickly once apple realised their mistake!) i thought id postcthe iption screenscto to show there's no capacity for save states/cheating

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@BarryBloso:

Heh, my romset doesn't bave that, sadly!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-08 12:38:15   Reply
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No vid for this 'un - played on my iphone!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2015-01-08 02:39:46   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

 

*ahem*

Fixed

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@uNi73:

You lnow what, i dont know! Perhaps they just liked the phrase. They go together in weirdness stakes, at least

 

 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-15 12:54:33   Reply
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@DarrylB:

Can reccomend it! Pac moves automatically and you swipe to change direction, which works surprisingly well. Not sure of the pricing structure gorcthe full version though!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 12:39:01   Reply
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Sorry! Picture duplicated, not as clear as id hoped and accidently posted speccy vid!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 12:34:27   Reply
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Sorry! Pic is all i have for this - you can see the Megadrive's red cylon light at the bottom of the pic though

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 12:21:57   Reply
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SOrry! had a cam on my hand to show i was playing, bu it got cropped

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 12:12:29   Reply
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i used to be able to complete the entire game without breaking a sweat :(

I had a camera fixed on my hand to show i was playing, but its been cropped out for some reason! you can just about see my hand moving

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 12:02:06   Reply
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if you're wondering, i'm not drunk! the steering doesn't auto center. I had a camera on my hands to prove i was playing, but it was cropped out for some reason? (you can see a bit of the camera footage right at the top of the vid)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 11:54:30   Reply
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WELCOME TO THE FANTASY ZONE

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 11:34:09   Reply
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How do you know I didn't use a continue?

Simple! I'm to cheap to unlock the full game (with unlimited continues) as proved by picture 2 :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-12-14 11:32:32   Reply
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@derek:

Im not sure! Perhaps start a thread in the forum and get some opinions?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-23 10:52:14   Reply
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@derek:

"Hmmm.. I dont know how the console would change the game being that it is played on an orignal cartridge, wich is the software." Its tricky. it may be official from the perspective of running the cart, but these consoles don't necessarily contain the original hardware (i know that none of the various Megadrive consoles do.)

Because of this some games do run slower/quicker than on the original hardware. Im not sure if that gives any advantage, mind you. 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-23 02:56:40   Reply
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Ooh, what console is that, sorry? 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-22 10:33:24   Reply
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I thought I was the first! 

and to think that, on the original spectrum, I could make it through to the third level!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-15 09:20:27   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Unfortunately not i'm afraid :(

Weirdly, Bank panic isn't a light gun game. Instead you have to use the controller - eah button shoots at a different door (with up shooting at the far left.) This is how the original arcade machine worked too. Sorry to be the barer of bad news (its still quite fun once you get into irt)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-11 00:24:12   Reply
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@Fr0st:

That's really interesting - the spectrum was so prevalent on this side of the Irish Sea (and in spain, weirdly.) Your plugs/tvs are the same aren't they? I wouldn't think it would be to expensive to buy one and have it shipped over :) I'm gutted my current tv won't play nicely with the real hardware

 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-07 12:19:18   Reply
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@Fr0st:

No way! The Speccy was awesome. The C64 may have had extra colours and the SID chip, but as long as you had a 128k specify you didn't have to choose between having music or sound effects AND the games tended to play a lot better as well! The Speccy was also better at 3d too - check out the Speccy and C64 versions of Carrier Command.

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@Fr0st:

No way! The Speccy was awesome. The C64 may have had extra colours and the SID chip, but as long as you had a 128k specify you didn't have to choose between having music or sound effects AND the games tended to play a lot better as well! The Speccy was also better at 3d too - check out the Speccy and C64 versions of Carrier Command.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-06 07:14:29   Reply
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As  with the other versions of SF2, the final two zeroes in the score indicate that no continues were used (would be 01 if they had been)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-11-03 01:09:46   Reply
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Not sure a score challenge is the best fit for Hard Drivin, but what the hell :D

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-31 01:45:51   Reply
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score at 4:58! Reuploaded because i mistyped my score last time. Duh!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-31 01:45:21   Reply
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@Congslop:

If I were a woman, I would be the megaest of fat chicks.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-28 13:57:54   Reply
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sorry - the video cut out before the end :( 

I am having streaking issues. At least i had the camera handy.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-27 01:39:32   Reply
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sorry about picture quality - having some streaming issues of late!

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@OriginalGamer:

It's my first ever no vote! I didn't think this was controversial in the least! If you can get passed the graphics there are some really good specify conversions - Narc and R-Type are good places to start!

 

 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-17 11:17:33   Reply
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NIce Score! Hate that blooming fourth level...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-16 01:00:30   Reply
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A generic £5 EZ cap clone from Amazon. The sound doesn't work, but I just line in to the sound card instead (for the mega drive this is preferable as I can take the sound from the headphone port!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-13 07:12:20   Reply
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(Yes that's Dave Perry as in Earthworm Jim Dave Perry)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-11 11:37:06   Reply
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@derek:

Yes - irritatingly i was using a bog standard S-Video, which could either be plugged in to the TV or my capture card, so i had to play it via an FF Split window. Less than ideal! I've fixed this now though. Picture attached!

 

 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-09 01:20:30   Reply
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I didn't anticipate that this was going to be a high score run, so was a little bit unprepared!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-04 08:20:33   Reply
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ha! I like the textual 'lets play' style!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-03 00:53:44   Reply
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Getting the score? That's the easy bit - the hardest hting is reading the score on the screen!

I've uploaded an original picture above and one with the contrast turned up. The character on the far right isnt part of the score - the 1 is hard to make out, but if you look at the 4th and 3rd characters from the right you can see the 5 and the 8. Yay for red on blue!

(i bet someone emulating wouldn't have had this problem!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-03 00:47:55   Reply
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Cool! I shall follow back. South London here - near Tooting, Croydon and a couple of nifty Retro games shops!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-02 07:11:01   Reply
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If you listen through headphones you can hear the hum from the same dodgy jack lead used in my Megadrive/MS videos - especially at the beginning  (I do need to get a new jack lead!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-01 23:21:22   Reply
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Argh! My Twitch stream crashed before the end of the game, so it didn't get the full video Aieeeeeeeeee.

(Sorry in the confusion failed to enter N at the end of my name. If you were wondering if it came from an actual saturn, please note the 'Video capture device layer' :) )

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-10-01 07:26:50   Reply
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Yes! Sorry - the Master System version was (sensibly) just called Galaxy Force, where as the Megadrive version kept the arcade's "II" designation.

As far as consoles go, there is only one Galaxy Force game. Like Afterburner, the "II" is a bit misleading - it's more akin to 'Version 2" than a true sequel: The original Galaxy Force arcade was missing a couple of levels found in the final version and had a couple of bugs.

You most probably did play it on the Amiga - true to form it was ported to everything. Even the C64 & Speccy.

 

 

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oops! cut the video off SLIGHTLy too soon!

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@S.BAZ:

Ahem. You've spotted my...deliberate...mistake there s.  baz. Will stick with youtube from now on!

 

 

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-21 12:29:52   Reply
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@OriginalGamer: Yes, i wonder if the designers had a bit of a problem with women?

Does Fuse not work with Xsplit? If works fine with freebie FF Split (which is what i use)

 

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Thank you! It's actually just taken through a cheap generic ezcap knowck off, believe it or not!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-20 04:57:44   Reply
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Annoyingly, you can't see your own score after you get the Game Over! argh! 

 

Although i missed the score, i thought i'd take a picture of the game over process to demonsrate i was playing it on a real master system on a real tv!

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OOh, this has made me want to play Beach Head!

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@Nognir:

It's really impressive considering the amount of detail they managed to fit in...just a shame they couldn't produce something playable!

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(Yes, I can't type my own name!)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-18 07:13:05   Reply
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Yeah - I really like it. Clever use of the system's limitations (and managing to be not-quite star wars too!)

 

But yes Frankie, I agree it's not quite the best!

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Yes - it looks like a dodgy type-in job doesn't it? It is a 16k game, but that's no excuse when you consider that Deach Chase was a 16k game too!

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This looks like it may be an ambitious homebrew, but it was a contemporary port - I owned it!

Very unusual for a spectrum game - its a 128k multiload - and the collision detection makes it slightly unplayable, which is a shame.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-17 23:47:37   Reply
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If you think 20 seems a low score, you should try playing it...

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-17 07:23:00   Reply
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The Speccy version of Ghouls'n'Ghosts was much better - and had nifty music to boot. (Still tough as old boots though :)

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-13 02:57:09   Reply
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Yes, it's a tad slower than Airbuster AND its the PAL version to, which i'm imaging doesn't help matters.

Sixx is indeed correct: The slightly wavey/jumpy picture, combined with the slight sound distortion you'll hear if you listen through head phones, is my evidence this is genuine.

Who thought you could be saved by a cheap dodgy capture set up, eh?

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-12 11:59:44   Reply
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Surprisingly yes! Because everything goes up in hundreds, the developers made the cunning decision to use the first two digits of the score for the number of continues (so, Had i continued once, the score would be 673,501.)

Its a very elegent system - almost like they coded the game with this site in mind! Love the Avatar Banshee.

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-12 00:55:57   Reply
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Hello! Easy IS the default setting for this. I don't know why.

 

What a soundtrack!

-- Posted by mechafatnick on 2014-09-12 00:38:51   Reply
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Sorry - I was a little unprepared as this wasn't originally a high score attempt! Took me reaching Vega to realist a) I was on the default settings b) I hadn't continued c) I'd hardly dropped a round and had perfected all the bonus stages!

Lost to Bison 2-1. Not bad on a 3-button pad though!

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Thank you :D

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