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  1. Well I'd only really had experience with Dropzone and that weird Strangeloop story. Maybe it's for the best the place was razed to the ground when I got there. The compilation it was on had these other games. Arabian Nights Brian Bloodaxe Falcon Patrol II Lords of Midnight Pyjamarama
  2. The last two...I remember Chickin Chase and Ole by Jawx causing quite the stir in review mags with reviewers saying they were in bad taste. François Lionet, one half of Jawx has the following on his wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/François_Lionet But he also has so it's all good. I tried it but couldn't work out what was going on. Lovely chunky sprites though. As for Knockout I can't comment. I don't think I played boxing games post the 2600 days.
  3. wasn't a big fan of the Forbidden Forest games so when it was mentioned that Amazon Warrior was that but not as good I decided to pass. It's uncanny though looking at this video, makes me wonder if the coder had reversed engineered Forbidden Forest somehow.
  4. No but the soundtrack is great and there's a lot of enjoyment to be had from the 80's nostalgia.
  5. Oh no. Just watching the video was enough to put me off Circus Circus. A cut rate Blagger clone. Imagine spending your pocket money on this! You'd be gutted!
  6. I couldn't bring myself to play Ciphoid 9. It's not often you see a C64 game with no v-synch! One of those games that looked amazing in static shots.
  7. Kikstart was amazing value for money as well. I don't rate it purely because I came in at the second instalment which made the first a bit redundant. 1985 was a great year for couch co-op wasn't it.
  8. Strangeloop was another game I desperately wanted to buy. I came close but missed out. Short diversion. Starting from 1984 I had some incredibly bad times stemming from school. But in 1987 things looked up. We'd moved to a new suburb and I had a new start at a new school. A few days after moving in I explored some of the surrounding suburbs and found the most amazing computer store. It was an Aladdin's cave of C64 software. And they had Strangeloop! In a bargain bin! (I think it was $8, it might have even been part of a compilation.) So I scratched around at home for some change an
  9. Roland's Ratrace. This is one I didn't play in the day as it just never came out here. And to me he's as much of a mystery as BC is to the podcast. I'm a sucker for arcade adventures usually but I couldn't get on with this at all. Partly because I just had no connection to the character, partly because the sewer maze is way too samey to navigate. Um, anyone else got anything nice to say about it? The use of hi res sprite overlay for the main character is neat I guess.
  10. Dropzone is excellent and I couldn't wait to get a copy. It was going to be one of my first purchases as a C64 owner. I had spent hours playing the Atari 2600 version of Defender which had some "unique" features. Such as the player ship disappearing every time you fired a bullet. The 2600 version was pretty basic. The C64 version of Defender was workman like but acceptable. Dropzone by comparison looked amazing. The jetman in Dropzone (and Jetpac) was most likely inspired by this guy. He was everywh
  11. I'm so happy you've released this. Some great games and not so great ones. -Dropzone -Roland Ratrace -Cyphoid 9 -Kikstart -Knockout -Chicken Chase -Strangeloop -Amazon Warrior -Circus Circus I have some thoughts on a couple of these which I'll share soon....however now I have an excuse to replay Dropzone. I might be some time.
  12. To be fair I only dipped into two of the videos and read an interview by a pro-gater site but decided life was too short to watch dozens of hours of videos made three years ago. I don't get a good feeling about this game given some of his views from them and some of JK's views. I personally think banning talk of the game is counter productive though. And I think it wasn't worthy of a news story. Let's see the sales figures on the day. To address some of your points though I think some will care about this enough to not buy this. I think WB doesn't understand t
  13. I've just played both back to back and it's a nice port but there's something about the colour of the 2600 version I like more. It feels a little smoother too, I'm not sure you could get the speed much faster on the C64 version. Worth checking out though. 2600 version below
  14. https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/24/22299095/harry-potter-jk-rowling-hogwarts-legacy-wb-games-troy-leavitt-youtube-resetera? There you go. If anyone complains about the modding here they might want to look at the above.
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