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21. Posted:

Jetpac (ZX Spectrum/1983/Ultimate Play the Game)
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In this classic by the Stamper brothers, you play as an astronaut with a jetpac and your goal is to build a rocketship and collect fuel containers and go to the next planet. Hostile aliens inhabit the planets though and they don't like you, but fortunately you have a lazer gun to destroy them with. Collecting the treasures on the planets give you bonus points and each planet is one screen. Every few levels you must assemble a new rocketship to use.
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Now this is a simple game. Really everything about this game is simple. Gameplay, graphics, sound, everything. Whenever i first played this game, I really didn't know what to think about the color bleeding. After a while I was thinking, "Those graphics are even more primitive than the 2600's". (Bold statement, I know) I didn't care though because I found this game addicting as hell. It's the most basic of games, it seems, that are the most addicting. I also find it to be a good challenge too since the aliens get smarter as the game moves on. It can get somewhat irritating though when items fall at the edge of the screen where the enemies come out from. I find this a perfect example of an early Rare game that's fun to play. :)
(In case you didn't know, Ultimate Play the Game turned into Rare in the late '80's.)

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22. Posted:

Looks fun. :)

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23. Posted:

It is. In fact, just because I'm such a nice guy, here's a link to a flash version of the game that's pretty much the exact same as the original:
http://www.arcadeboss.com/game-69-7-JetPac.html

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24. Posted:

Thanks for the link, cheetah. It's quite fun, though hard. :)

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Parasol Stars(Turbografx-16/1991/Taito)
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In this game you assume the roles of Bubby and Bobby (Bub & Bob in human form) and the goal is to eliminate all the enemies, like on Bubble Bobble. You use an umbrella to hit the enemy with and when it's stunned, you can throw it and defeat multiple enemies at a time and discover secret fruit for bonus points. There are specials balls you're umbrella can pick up and pick up a whole lot and it turns into a giant ball that can shoot out stuff like lightning. The last level of each world is a boss where you use can make the special balls by floating and you use them to hit the boss with until it's dead and then you move on to the next world.
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I knew before I even played this game it would be good because it was a Rainbow Islands game. I was surprised whenever it resembled Bubble Bobble. I was expecting it to be another Rainbow Islands platformer. I guess that means change is good though because I like this game more than the original Rainbow Islands. It's not quite as good as the original Bubble Bubble though. I've never played it in two player, but I really don't care. For some reason the music reminds me somewhat of eight-bit music but I know it's not. Like the other games in the Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Island series it's addicting as hell, but that's typicial in any game like this. It was ported to other systems though, and I'm sure they're just as good as this'un.

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26. Posted:

It's Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands...with parasols! :D Looks incredibly good, and the music sounds cute and reminds me of something from the Master System or Game Gear. :)

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27. Posted:

I bought Parasol Stars earlier this year for the tg-16. It is a very fun game.

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28. Posted:

cheetahman91 wrote:

After a while I was thinking, "Those graphics are even more primitive than the 2600's". (Bold statement, I know)

Haven't seen a 2600 game in a while, have you? These graphics are well above what that console was capable of.

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Yeah, I later on played a 2600 game and a definitely knew that the Spectrum's graphics were crap compared to the 2600's. I can't stand the bleeding graphics. Now I find the statement less bold after thinking about it.

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30. Posted:

Flicky(Arcade/1984/SEGA)
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In this old arcade game, you assume the role of Flicky (a blue jay bird or something like that) and it's his goal to rescue all the chicks in the room and safely escort them out. However, a mean orange cat has other plans and mercilessly chases Flicky and the chicks down. Flicky can throw various things at the cats to defeat them as a sort of defense. Every few levels there's a bonus stage where Flicky uses a butterfly net to catch the chicks falling from the sky. Later on in the game, a lizard appears and also trys to catch Flicky and the helpless chicks.
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Let me say this first off, this game is a prime example of good old school arcade gaming at it's best. Simple premise, yet addicting as hell. There's also a fair amount of strategy as you get in the later levels whenever there is a lot of enemies to avoid and the layout gets tougher but that saves the game from being fairly easy, which is a good thing. I also find the main jingle stuck in my head every once in a while. I've played the Genesis (Mega Drive) version too, but for some reason I like this version better. Must be the different graphics and music, heck I don't know. What I do know though is that this game is a early example that SEGA can make good games you will keep coming back to multiple times. :)

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31. Posted:

Flicky was a good game on the MegaDrive, and I liked it. :)

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32. Posted:

I've played Flicky on a couple of Megadrive collections in the past. Fun game. Now why isn't it on VC yet?

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33. Posted:

I didn't think you'd said much I agreed with until JetPac. :D

That is a classic, but very old school. So old it has fallen into disrepair, been knocked down, and replaced with a Blockbuster store.

Dizzy, Manic Miner and JetSet Willy, btw, for some good Spectrum gaming.

You know JetPac is an unlockable game on Donkey Kong 64? And the Xbox Live Arcade game Jetpac Refuelled, a half decent remake, also has the original to play? JetPac with achievements...

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You know JetPac is an unlockable game on Donkey Kong 64? And the Xbox Live Arcade game Jetpac Refuelled, a half decent remake, also has the original to play? JetPac with achievements...

I have Jetpac Refuelled. It's pretty fun. The original being included is a plus too.

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Robotron 2084(Arcade/1982/Williams Electronics)
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In this classic, you play as a person thing, and his goal is to destroy all the robots and save as much of the members of the last family as possible. The game is played in arena type place. This game is played with two joysticks, one for moving and the other for shooting. Saving a family member gets the player bonus points. Each level is overcrowded with robots making this a game which may require a bit of strategy. New robots show up in the later levels.
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Oh joy, another difficult game. No really, it is hard. Robots are everywhere, but that's why I like the games controls. It helps out quite a lot. I remember whenever I couldn't even pass the third level without getting a game over. I never stop shooting in this game, because if I did, then that's just plain stupid. The game has a half million options you can configure, so all I do is set it to a very high amount of lives and set it to the easiest difficulty and see how far I can go. This game is on Midway Arcade Treasures, which is an awesome game complitation, but I'm not going to ramble on about that. Robotron is an awesome old school arcade game. :)

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36. Posted:

Ah! Robotron 2084. A fun, albeit hard, game. :)

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37. Posted:

Robotron is awesomeness! Brutally hard awesomeness! I actually enjoy it a little more than Smash TV.

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38. Posted:

Holy cow, I forgot all about this one. I think I'll get back to posting more thoughts. Expect to see more thoughts from me soon, just not as often. The link to this thread is in my sig.

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1943: The Battle of Midway(Arcade/1987/Capcom)
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In this overhead shooter named after the WWII battle, you control a P-38 airplane, and it's your goal to get to the end of the stage and destroy the Japanese battleship or the airplane. The P-38 has a life bar and when the life bar hits zero, kapowie, the plane explodes and another credit must be inserted to continue the game. The plane can collect items such as guns or health. An example of a gun is a three way shot. It only lasts a limited time, so use it to your fullest extent. The plane also has the ability to destroy everything on screen the downside being it drains some of the planes health. A bonus is calculated whenever you complete a stage and a little bit of the planes health comes back too.
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I must say that I am rather impressed with this game. In fact, it's one of my favorite Capcom games of all time. Shooting stuff is just plain fun, especially airplanes. Like most shooters, it's hard so I know what I'm getting myself into when I'm playing this one. The music is also fantastic, and the graphics ain't half bad neither. I like all the 19XX games, but this one takes the cake. :)

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I hate clowns but love Mr. Do! and MacDonald's french fries. Can't help it. Sonic 3D Blast looks great on Saturn. Only played the Genesis version and for some reason didn't care for it. I love games like Marble Madness and Snake Rattle & Roll. Go figure. Or do something else.

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