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cheesedude

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#2

cheesedude commented on Picross 3D:

I have finally had one of my designs picked as a winner in the monthly contest! Nice.

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#3

cheesedude commented on Review: Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar (DS):

Picked this up on import a few days ago. It's certainly a bit different from regular HM, although the town does feel very small in comparison to some of the other titles. As always the character conversations are fairly uninteresting and take an age to progress. All in all, not a bad HM title but if I had to choose I'd get Sunshine Islands over this.

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#4

cheesedude commented on Picross 3D:

Been playing this non-stop for the last few days. Possibly a game of the year contender for me. Also really not as hard as you might imagine from looking at screenshots.

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#6

cheesedude commented on First Impressions: Handy Mahjong:

I know it's for a different platform altogether but I would strongly recommend that people check out 4 Winds Mahjong, possibly the best pc mahjong game ever made. It has a ton of different rules sets for different version of mahjong (Japanese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, European etc)

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#7

cheesedude commented on Review: Pipe Mania (DS):

Picked this up a few months ago when it was first released. Also got the pc version as well which was super cheap. I prefer the retro style game to the levels with the trains etc. It is not as difficult as I remember it on the C64 (or was it the Amiga?)

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#11

cheesedude commented on Review: Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Dee...:

Picked this one up a few days ago and have been enjoying it so far. It really is more of the same, albeit with much more structure and objectives than before. There's around 350 species to collect and, as far as I can remember, about 500 objects to be collected and salvaged. Graphics look a bit aliased over component but it's certainly one of the better looking Wii games.

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#12

cheesedude commented on Review: Eat! Fat! FIGHT! (WiiWare):

Downloaded this yesterday and it's great fun, especially if you remember the channel 4 sumo programme from the early 90s. So far I've fought 165 bouts - 99 wins and 65 losses. My best performance was in Mongolia - 10 wins and 5 losses. I'm loving the game so far. At first it seems to be a real button masher and you don't really know what you're doing, but after a while a surprising amount of depth is revealed. It's difficult to consistently produce the same finishing moves (of which there seems to be loads, as a certain amount of waggle is involved and the precise controls for different moves are not explained) but apart from that things are well done. Oh, and tournaments are fought over 15 bouts, not 10 as it says in the review. I can see that the game may become repetitive after a while as all you do is fight and then train, over and over. Still, there's a long list of achievements to be attained, which should give the game some longevity.

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#13

cheesedude commented on EU VC Release - 23rd May - Paradroid:

I think that, while the quality of C64 games may vary enormously, it's important that we rediscover classics such as Paradroid. These games are part of our gaming heritage - for me, it's nostalgia. I remember playing this game when I was 13 or 14 years old, and have always hoped over the years that the game would come back in some format or other. It's a good game and well worth playing.

I think for younger gamers, checking out old games is very worthwhile. Sure, you may have a different perspective on things, are much harder to please where graphics and sound are concerned, but by playing these game you'll understand much more about gaming's evolution and how games have come to be what they are now.
If you want to be knowledgeable, a game buff rather than just a player, make sure you take the time to check out these titles from the past. I really hope Morpheus will show up on VC some day. That was a great game.

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#14

cheesedude commented on World Games:

I can't remember if summer games had the sprint, but daley thompsons decathlon was a real joystick destroyer. Back then I had a konix speedking, what an excellent stick that was. I certainly broke more than my fair share of sticks during my 64/amiga days. Happy times indeed.

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#15

cheesedude commented on World Games:

I think this got a gold medal rating in ZZAP64 magazine when it first came out. I used to love this game and played it all the time. The sumo was always really hard to win.

After downloading it, I think it's safe to say that some games are best left as fond memories...