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Retroid
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Would seem to make sense to creat this! :)

So, this wednesday it was Geon. Gave it a bit of a play but frankly it seems slightly arse and not as deep as it would like to think it is.

Also; 800 points for this seems like terrible value considering I bought Space Giraffe & Geometry Wars Retro Evolved (my two favourite XBLA games so far) for 400 each.

Barely more than Ye Olde Mastertronic classics.
#1 at 01:10:30 - 20/09/2007
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I WANT SWOS
#2 at 01:15:18 - 20/09/2007
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Yeah, what the funk has happened to it? Wasn't it meant to be out late August?
#3 at 01:40:14 - 20/09/2007
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I reckon it's coming soon.

/Can safely ignore that one as it's football

XBLA has been hotting up lately with Every Extend Extra incoming and the announcements of Rez & Ikaruga.

/Rubs hands
#4 at 01:49:10 - 20/09/2007
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/complains about lack of ***'s in an "official" thread title.

;)
#5 at 11:25:15 - 20/09/2007
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My review of Geon.

It's a bit like pacman played with pieces of turkish delight.

#6 at 11:58:32 - 20/09/2007
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Ikaruga? o/
#7 at 13:02:01 - 20/09/2007
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Lutzie said:
/complains about lack of ***'s in an "official" thread title.

;)

Tits?

;)

@evilashchris: yeah, that's what I thought, really! Pity, as the screenies I'd seen made it look interesting. I was hoping it'd be a bit like Marble Blast Ultra.
#8 at 13:47:54 - 20/09/2007
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Retroid said:I was hoping it'd be a bit like Marble Blast Ultra.

Now that would have been awesome, a description that would never apply to a day-glo neon competetive pacman with an utterly irrelevant "emotions" theme.
#9 at 14:04:55 - 20/09/2007
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evilashchris said:My review of Geon.

It's a bit like pacman played with pieces of turkish delight.


Hmm, I don't even like Turkish Delight, so I think that's a pass.
#10 at 14:07:34 - 20/09/2007
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#11 at 18:00:24 - 20/09/2007
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The irony of course is that now the red-tops wouldn't let an advert like that pass without linking Fry's to terrorist funding from the sale of the stuff.
#12 at 18:30:18 - 20/09/2007
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I remembered the lass in that ad being lovely!

But now she's a facewrong.

You killed my childhood Retroid, i hope you are happy!
#13 at 18:30:19 - 20/09/2007
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Someone needs to link chris the face of the woman who voiced the Cadbury's Caramel rabbit.
#14 at 18:30:52 - 20/09/2007
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evilashchris said:
You killed my childhood Retroid, i hope you are happy!

/w1n

You mean George Lucas didn't get there first? :o
#15 at 19:12:19 - 20/09/2007
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ilmaestro said:Someone needs to link chris the face of the woman who voiced the Cadbury's Caramel rabbit.


:)

I think you'll find it was me that ruined a few boyhood dreams over on EG with that one.. Bwah ha haaaaaa!!

Oh, and i don't mind the Lucas thingies that much, my kids like them, and the lightsabre fight in Ep1 is still great!
#16 at 20:56:48 - 20/09/2007
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#17 at 21:21:58 - 20/09/2007
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Lest we also forget Speedball 2.
#18 at 22:29:06 - 20/09/2007
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I certainly haven't.

ICE CREAM
ICE CREAM

o/
#19 at 22:38:30 - 20/09/2007
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evilashchris said:
ilmaestro said:Someone needs to link chris the face of the woman who voiced the Cadbury's Caramel rabbit.


:)

I think you'll find it was me that ruined a few boyhood dreams over on EG with that one.. Bwah ha haaaaaa!!

Hehe, serves you right, then! :p
#20 at 23:52:09 - 20/09/2007
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#21 at 16:26:43 - 22/09/2007
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Retroid said:CALLING STEVAS: A few more shooters coming to XBLA!

My quick impressions from seeing them on partnernet ;-)

Exit's very slickly produced nad looks like a fun puzzle/platformer. Bit slow for my tastes though, but looks lovely.

Every Extend Extra Extreme is amazing :-D Awesome game and full of great touches (like the leaderboards have a high score bar graph that's on a logarithmic scale, as the high scores get astronomical!)

Omega Five is *really* nice - extremely well produced, looks great and a lovely sideways scrolling shooter. The character you pick makes it play a lot differently and one of them is a 4 armed alien guy that's holding a big green-liquid-firing gun at crotch level, so he looks like he's jizzing all over the enemy! :-o

Triggerheart Exelica is a more old-school japanese buller hell, but I'm glad it's there cos there jsut isn't enough shmups on XBLA, which is ideal for it! It's got a nice little twist in the mechanics in that you can "grab" an enemy with your tractor beam and swing it round your ship, wiping out enemy bullets as it swoops round. You can then release the tractor beam to fling the enemy at other enemies in a big fireball of death :-D

I haven't seena working version of Ikaruga on partnernet yet, so either it's a way of release yet or they're keeping it under wraps (like they did with Pacman C.E, which didn't get put on partnernet before it was released on XBLA).
#22 at 17:20:31 - 22/09/2007
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It's great to have a spy! o/
#23 at 23:11:15 - 22/09/2007
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djchump said:
Omega Five is *really* nice - extremely well produced, looks great and a lovely sideways scrolling shooter.

Jumpin' jehosophat, an original shooter?! :o
#24 at 23:18:49 - 22/09/2007
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ilmaestro said:
djchump said:
Omega Five is *really* nice - extremely well produced, looks great and a lovely sideways scrolling shooter.

Jumpin' jehosophat, an original shooter?! :o

Aye, and it's bonkers in the nut :-)

Some pics here - it's even slicker in motion. The 3 characters also play quite differently for a bit of variety.
#25 at 14:36:21 - 23/09/2007
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Any word if Sega are releasing any more MD stuff on XBLA?
#26 at 14:39:44 - 23/09/2007
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Lutzie said:Any word if Sega are releasing any more MD stuff on XBLA?

Not to my knowledge I'm afraid - I'll have a shufty on monday. I haven't really been keeping an eye on the "retro" titles - it's the newer stuff that really grabs my attention :-)
#27 at 15:11:41 - 23/09/2007
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Thanks, that'd be great.

/fingers crossed for Shining Force.
#28 at 15:15:07 - 23/09/2007
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djchump said:
I haven't really been keeping an eye on the "retro" titles - it's the newer stuff that really grabs my attention :-)

>:(
#29 at 15:50:43 - 23/09/2007
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