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by toot_toot
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Reviews/reviewers that trashed your favourite games
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Reviews/reviewers that trashed your favourite games

What does everyone think of the fairly average reviews JSW 2 got? OK, so it's just JSW with extra rooms but personally I enjoyed it just as much. I think the problem with JSW2 was that it wasn't really Jet Set Willy 2. People were desperate to play Miner Willy Meets the Taxman, it had been talked a...
by toot_toot
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: V - Visitors (Ocean, 1986)
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: V - Visitors (Ocean, 1986)

I think I saw it advertised as coming soon on the freeview channel ForcesTV, which seems to show a lot of 80s stuff.
by toot_toot
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Reviews/reviewers that trashed your favourite games
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Reviews/reviewers that trashed your favourite games

YS gave the full price release of Rock Star Ate My Hamster 35%, they redeemed themselves slightly by giving the budget re-release 64%. I know it's not the most in-depth games, but I think 35% is a bit harsh. You think that's bad? In issue 26 of Your Sinclair (Feb 87) they gave Salamander by Konami ...
by toot_toot
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Reviews/reviewers that trashed your favourite games
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Reviews/reviewers that trashed your favourite games

A fair few budget re-releases of classics got a bit of a drubbing. The £1.99 Ricochet re-release of Jet Pac got a 6/10 from Sinclair User with the headline "A classic blast from the past that perhaps has no place alongside today's shoot em ups" in the same issue that Konami's (thankfully) long forgo...
by toot_toot
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Computers as prizes on game shows
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Computers as prizes on game shows

I was watching Bullseye a few months ago and a Spectrum +2 was one of the prizes.
by toot_toot
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Nearlies
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: The Nearlies

Spindizzy for me. I know I'm probably in a minority of one (back in the day all my mates loved it) but there's just something missing for me that makes it an average rather than a good game. Can't quite put my finger on what it is - just something about it doesn't float my boat. Personally I think ...
by toot_toot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Nearlies
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: The Nearlies

I'll nominate Roller Coaster . I *loved* that game -- or at least the promise it held -- but I only ever got to see a handful of screens, because it was so damned hard. Periodically now I find myself staring at the game's colourful, varied and generally just glorious map . and wondering why the dev...
by toot_toot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Nearlies
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: The Nearlies

Thanatos This game looks good but feels unresponsive and controlling the dragon is awkward. It also feels like the dragon is overly huge and takes up too much of the screen area. I guess it looked good in the magazine adverts. Perhaps if the dragon was a bit smaller and easier to control this would...
by toot_toot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Nearlies
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: The Nearlies

Another one came to mind, although it doesn't fulfil the original criteria of nearly being an amazing game. It's a game that's 5/10 at best - despite Your Sinclair giving it 8/10 at the time. Miami Vice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrmrG3p4cN0 I got this with when I upgraded from the rubber key ...
by toot_toot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Nearlies
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: The Nearlies

I know that this might sound like heresy, but I think Jonathan Smith's later games would all have been elevated from 7/10 to 10/10 if they had some minor tweaks or gameplay focus. Hyperactive is a good example, it was given away on a cover tape by Sinclair User (twice!) and was clearly inspired by D...