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  1. I'm a huge Chris Butler fan and I always wanted to play Hypercircuit but again it was out of print by the time I got my C64. Lucky me, while this shows early promise it's jsut was too claustrophobic. A few 80's things I noticed. It reduces the play area with a huge status bar at the bottom of the screen. I didn't notice this too much back in the day but I'm noticing it a lot following your podcast. The setting of "inside the computer" is obviously inspired by Tron. That music? I think there's three reasons for classical tunes being so
  2. BC II - Grogs Revenge It was interesting listening to the confusion as to why anyone would care about BC. In Australia BC (and The Wizard of ID) were big. Not Garfield big. Not Snoopy big. But bigger than Andy Capp. And that was due in no small part to the Sunday Comics in the Herald and Telegraph papers. I followed the Wizard of Id and BC until his change of theme in the mid 80's when he started using the strip to proselytise his faith rather aggressively. Anyway BC's Quest for Tires was really popular among all my friends but I never saw this or BC II in the shops. Th
  3. Totally fair and playing them both again I could see how basic they were, but there was something about the enthusiasm of the adult who showed me this back in the day reminding me of the troubles some of the forum are having introducing their kids to their favourite things like Star Wars (one response being, "I remember my father trying to get me to watch and like Ben Hur.") So yeah, I wouldn't recommend these games to anyone but me remembering some fondness for someone now elderly or departed. It's a moment in time for me. It happens less as the years go on as the C64 be
  4. StarFire/Fire One. It's not your dad's videogame! Actually it is. Zzap had this right when they said "Old favourites but new disasters." But they had it wrong too because the game wasn't meant for them or for us. They were too young to be the target audience. You're also too young to be the target audience. Even I at almost 50 is too young to be the target audience. But I have some nostalgia for this. Not because of the joy it bought me. But because of the joy it bought someone else. My mother's boyfriend lived in a depressing bedsit in the inner west. And i
  5. Can't wait to listen, the only one I've spent any time with is StarFire/Fire One which I love but that's all down to nostalgia. Edit: I played a ton of Grog's Revenge! Interested to see what you both thought of it.
  6. Supremacy on the C64 was an impressive port back in 1991. All the more impressive as a single load game. Now a group of coders are looking to make a new version with all the missing bits of the Amiga version for disk and flash carts.
  7. This revelation makes no difference in this household as JK’s views have made led to us no longer spending money on the Harry Potter licence. What is of interest is that WB is apparently all good with this according to the lead producer (over at Reset they’re disputing that he’s the design lead.) That might make a difference as to what we spend our dosh on in the future.
  8. I loved Life is Strange and Before the Storm but I bounced hard off LiS 2. I think the first chapter is free now but I never got off the first chapter. I'll try again this year. I loved Tell Me Why eventually but I think you might very well hate it. But it's on gamepass so you can give it a try. I didn't even know Twin Mirror existed.
  9. If it's an original PSU you might want to look at getting a new one. Original ones 30 years down the track have a bad reputation. (I had one catch fire back in the late 90's.)
  10. Inspired by some of the talk around Theatre Europe in the Zapped to the Past thread I was thinking about a lot of the games that came out during the cold war, that time of existential dread when any day had the shadow of being instantly engulfed in a ball of fire or dying slowly in a radioactive hellscape. Missile Command was one of the earliest games in this genre and it felt pretty political in that whatever you did you would inevitably lose. It's hard to replicate the frantic nature of playing this with a trackball, modern iterations using a touchscreen or mouse make
  11. I haven't noticed any lag playing 1943 in docked mode. I don't like that I can't zoom the display like I could with the 360 version. $66AU is a wee bit expensive but when you break it down per game it's a fair price. Is this coming to any other platforms?
  12. And almost done. Warning for flashing lights during the loading sections.
  13. The games you couldn't persuade me to try (or more accurately warned me off.) Richard Petty's Talladega. It looks like the car itself is trying to escape. On Court Tennis. I actually played this a little back in the day. A little, not a lot because I found the dead eyed avatars in the game really unpleasant to look at. World Series Baseball. The magazines all went mad for this and I think it was all about the large screen in the middle magnifying the action. A great idea but one made redundant by a later baseball game.
  14. I was a a massive fan of International Soccer. It was a pack in with my C64 and at the time it was seen as a bit of a killer app. I really wanted to play this followup but I could not find it anywhere legally or otherwise at the time. I've had a quick go now and while I know my brother and I would have loved this at the time it feels very much like International Soccer only slightly modified. I love how polite the crowd are with their gentle clapping in stark contrast to the hissing static of the crowd in International Soccer. Um...that advert though. Lol.
  15. It was like the difference between Space Invaders and Defender. They seemed aware of you amd where really responsive. Also it was amazing how much personality was in those little sprites.
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