Gravitrex Paratroopers Star Control (Sega Genesis) Golden Axe 2 (Genesis)
I had beaten and was done with the last one until the nephew came over the other night, then we gave it a shot for some two player simultaneous action. Had quite a bit of fun with that, which mom said when she was taking him home he was saying how much he liked it, and that when his mom/my sister leaves for a swim meet Wednesday "I'll have something to do then!" (Ok, he's 14 now, I don't think he has to spend the night here any more, but whatever.)
Well, I've now restarted playing Vectrex games for the purpose of doing reviews. I just played Web Wars, Sundance, and VecBoxing today. I'll play several other homebrews and once I have 10 done, I'll be sending the reviews for to post on RVG.
What're your early thoughts on Sundance and VecSports Boxing?
I'm still getting used to controlling Sundance but, when I was getting the hang of it, I liked it. VecSports Boxing really needs a 2nd player to be fun. Following your "coach's" instructions alone gets old fast. That mode is more to help you learn the control scheme so you can react fast.
I'm playing Hydra, Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters and Xybots on MAME.
Yeah I never played Robot Monsters either until MAME a couple of years ago, although it does show up at a gaming expo I've gone to over time. Xybots I played quite a bit of back in the day though...and at that gaming expo, back as recent as November actually!
Steel Talons looks like a good game but I haven't been able to figure it out (at all).
Make sure you've got all the controls down, as you have to fly forward through certain obstacles and all. It could be too complicated to do with just a keyboard (or too difficult, like with some guy whining about John Dondzila's Star Fire Spirits on a Vectrex emulator, which can't be very good with a keyboard!) unless you have a joystick, I'd imagine.
Anyway, right now I'm just going through some homebrewed levels on The Depths of Doom Trilogy, which I've been doing on and off (mostly off) for over 10 years now (it's got over 3,000 levels). I just don't have a modern day computer to play it on. No, you don't need a modern computer to play a game from '96 or so, but my personal computer is an ancient DOS-only computer that I can only do word processing on (obviously I use family members' computers for the more up to date stuff like the net and all). I'm not working so I can't go out and buy a laptop or anything but I'm supposed to have some money coming in eventually from something else, so until then I can't bother with that.
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2012 21:49:06 GMT -5 by VectorX