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Topic: Did you buy any of the Mini systems without having nostalgia for them?

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Matt_Barber

@KingMike Cybernoid was originally a ZX Spectrum game, and I'd think that's the best version. The C64 port is generally decent, but I could raise a lot of nitpicks about how they changed the graphics, there are no sound effects, the music is different although still good, your ship is somewhat bigger than its hitbox, etc.

I'd guess that the NES port was based on the C64 one - both machines share the same CPU after all - and yeah, it's pretty much worse in all respects. It's still not awful but not exactly one you'd have rushed out to buy in 1989.

Most 8-bit computers supported loading from tape, which sometimes took several minutes, although disks usually only took seconds and were the power user format. The upside of this though was that games were generally much cheaper than on cartridge and were also extremely easy to copy. The people who I knew with a NES back in the 80s maybe had ten or so games for it, but those with a home computer would have had hundreds.

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Zeldafan79

Anybody got an idea what the issue is with Turrican on my Commodore mini? I can get the title screen to come up and then the game loads into the first level and just stops. No music, the character isn't visable and it just sits there. I tried pressing every button on the controller and keyboard but nothing. What the ever loving hell is going on here? Man this thing can be a pain in the ass!

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kerr9000

I have owned a lot of consoles in my life , with the mini consoles though I got the NES, SNES, Megadrive, Playstation and TurboGrafx-16 ones. I had owned all of these apart from the TurboGrafx-16, I had played on one here and there over the years but never had one in the house, I think I like it a little more than the others because it kind of shows me a world I never fully got into.

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