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Avoid a Retro Game

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:59 am
by 3DO Experience
Recommend an older game to stay away from for any platform (nothing current).


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2 - Write a 2 line review. War and Peace will be deleted.

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Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:19 am
by Austin
Tetris for the CD-i.

Often it's seen as a title that should be owned on the platform, but don't let the pretty visuals and soothing porn music (erm, wait, what?) deceive you. One-button flip controls mean you can only flip your pieces one way, and double that with sluggish control response with a gamepad, the game is pretty much impossible when you get the stage nine. Even playing with a mouse (which responds much better) doesn't help things at all.

An otherwise pretty game, there are many other less broken versions of Tetris out there to play.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:17 pm
by Jones
Frost Byte for Amiga.

You control a -IDontEvenKnowWhatIt'sSupposedToBe- in
a... ehm... "confusing" but definitely cold world.
You're objective is to... I never really got it.

The best thing about this game is:
a) the sound effect when you jump.
b) the 880kb of storage space you get
after erasing the game disc's original data.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:37 am
by Trev
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine for Sega cd - I do like fmv games, and wanted to like this one also. Sad to say, it didn't happen. :( The game proved far too frustrating, w/difficult controls and hits that were impossible to avoid. The game clearly has some decent production values, but they are wrapped in a challenge that doesn't seem fair imho. I didn't have fun trying to progress in this game, and eventually grew to regret buying it. Stick w/Sewer Shark & avoid this frustrating copycat.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:17 am
by Trev
Global Defense for the SMS - The reviews I've read for this one are all over the map, good & bad ... sadly, I gotta fall in the latter camp. I can see how nostalgia can influence this one ... it looks & sounds pretty good. But the needlessly awkward control (seperate controls for moving your ship & moving the aiming cursor :? ... it's bad), the very repetitive nature, and the feeling of frustration (only 1 life) even when I advanced killed it for me. No matter how hard I tried, it simply was never fun, so unless you've fond memories of this one I say pass on it for better SMS games.

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:58 am
by FrumpleOrz
Ninja Gaiden for Atari Lynx. A port of the original arcade game. It's a poor Final Fight clone that's just not exciting to play. I was disappointed playing it in the arcade and I was disappointed playing it on my Lynx. It's not worth anyone's time, especially when the late games in the series are so much better.