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WanderFan91

1. Posted:

Nintendo, Atari, and Namco weren't the only ones that made great arcade games back in the early eighties. Bally Midway made some exceptional titles back then as well. This included. :)
Timber, a game from 1984, has you control a logger who more than vaguely resembles Mario and that guy from Tapper, Bally Midway's other arcade classic. But anyway, moving on: the object of the game is to cut down many trees that magically sprout from the ground. However, don't think it's gonna be easy, 'cause you have to cut them all down before the timer ends, or else you lose a life and have to start that stage over again. You also have to beware of bears throwing beehives at you, which you chop for 1000 points if you stand and execute at the right moment! :3 But if you fail to avoid the beehive, the bees will tear out all your clothing until you're left in nothing but your underpants (and lose a life while the stage is still functioning)! In some trees, you'll see a bird which, if fell down from said tree, you can catch for extra points (unless it escapes your vicinity). The controls are rather simple: you move the logger around North, East, South and West. To chop down trees, you have to press one of the couple of buttons (chop East or chop West). You can't chop North or South. The graphics are some of the most amazing ever seen from a 1984 arcade game, and they're still amazing to this day. The logger's walking animation is exceptionally fluid, and I love said logger's idle animations. :3 After every two stages, you'll find yourself in a bonus stage, in which you have to try to stay on a log as long as possible without falling in the water before the short timer runs out. What's great about this game is that the more stages you progress, the more trees you have to chop down. The more trees you have to chop down, the less time you have to complete the task. And the less time you have to complete the task, the more challenging it gets. I love challenge from an arcade title every once in a while (if done right). This is a very fun arcade game, and one I find myself playing every once in awhile. It was fun playing it at the Funarama Arcade at Hampton Beach, NH years ago; and I have just as much fun playing it on Midway Arcade Treasures 2.
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Please stop forum advertising. This kind of stuff is getting a bit insane on Nintendo Life. I don't mind you loving a game, but it's completely unnecessary if you're just going to say that you love that game. Please just get a blog for this stuff.

P.S. Sorry if I'm being harsh.

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WanderFan91

3. Posted:

I'm not advertising, I'm just sharing my thoughts. Although, you do make a point. I guess I could take a break from thoughtboxing for awhile.

P.S. That's okay, V8.

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StarBoy91 wrote:

I'm not advertising, I'm just sharing my thoughts. Although, you do make a point. I guess I could take a break from thoughtboxing for awhile.

Thanks. ;)

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Adam

5. Posted:

I have no idea why this keeps getting labeled as "advertising." There seems to be a bizarre misunderstanding of what the word "advertising" going on. If the Retro forum is not a place for discussing retro games, I don't know what it's for. I have enjoyed talking in these threads about the games I have played before and would like to continue to do so. The frequency of thread creations is a bit more rapid than discussion can keep up with, granted, but I see nothing wrong with the nature of the isolated topics.

Anyway, about Timber... I just watched a video on Youtube, and... um... are you serious? This is good? It doesn't show. I guess I'll have to take your word for it. :D

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WanderFan91

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Now, I do still want to talk about classic games (either on VC or Retro section) a lot, I do. But if certain people are convinced that it's nothing but an advertizing ploy, which it clearly is not, then I'm not sure I want to continue. :(

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OldBoy

7. Posted:

You carry on Starboy dude. There is nothing wrong with your threads and in no way is this advertising.So unless your selling copies of the games (which your not,and which seems to be allowed on the forums anyway) then your doing nothing wrong. As for the game, I've never heard of it ,I'll check out some footage of it (perhaps you should post a video of the game in question when you create your threads to generate discussion as you seem to like obscure games and some of us are usually too lazy to look them up ;) ). Anyway you carry on :D

@V8 _Ninja You don't have to read his threads dude. Let the guy be..... :)

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WanderFan91

8. Posted:

Thanks, Luigi78.
Forget the last thing I said on comment 3; I will keep thoughtboxing, and limit myself as well. :)
I can see what CoolAdam meant. I could barely find a decent gameplay footage for Timber.

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7th_lutz

9. Posted:

You did nothing wrong StarBoy91.

I played Timber on Midway Arcade Treasures 2. It is a fun game.

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Adamant

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V8+Ninja wrote:

Please stop forum advertising. This kind of stuff is getting a bit insane on Nintendo Life. I don't mind you loving a game, but it's completely unnecessary if you're just going to say that you love that game. Please just get a blog for this stuff.

Were you dropped on the head as a kid, or something? God forbid people talk about games on a video game forum.
Please stop this nonsense, you keep clogging up Starboy's perfectly fine threads with this crap even after people have told you it's not "advertising".

As for Timber, I haven't played it, but I picked up Midway Arcade Treasures 2 the other day, so I'll give it a go soon.

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WanderFan91

11. Posted:

I forgot to mention this, but I like how this game has a two-player mode, one on one. It's fun competing to chop down trees. :D

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Sean_Aaron

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Didn't we have a thread about this one? Anyway I really enjoy this game and regard Midway's other oddball game Domino Man as equally fantastic (though sadly absent from Midway Arcade Treasures Volume 2). It truly is a great example of the goofy stuff that came out in the arcades in the 80s.

And I like these threads, if V8Ninja has a problem he can report it and see his report ignored. You don't like the thread don't read it and definitely don't bitch about it in the thread.

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longtimegamer

13. Posted:

V-8: He's not selling anything, so how can it be advertising?

@Starboy: I have actually played this (the actual arcade game if i'm remembering right). It was entertaining. I played it in either NH or Vt ( Don't know which as it was awhile ago and I live near NH. Might have been in Quechee VT. Not sure completly.)

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14. Posted:

Starboy keep it going. Its not advertising. Was an enjoyable read, you went into detail too which is good so quite justified.

I need to take more notice of american retro games as well.

I loved gauntlet and still to this day rate it as one of the greatest american video game inventions.

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