Battle of the Ports

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Yakumo, Jul 3, 2013.

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Which format would you prefer for Battle of the Ports?

  1. Text bar (like I've had since the first show)

    15.8%
  2. Voice over, only

    23.7%
  3. Voice over and text bar (for non native English speakers)

    60.5%
  1. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    I've started a new show to fit in-between Retro Core shows. It's called Battle of the Ports and is basically a look of various ports of arcade classics. The show has no voice over, just game footage of many different ports. There has been quite a lot of people on YouTube asking for a voice over though so I may do one for the 2nd show.

    Anyway, the first show features 12 different ports of Space Harrier plus the arcade original.

    For those who like the high quality, I will be adding them to my site at some point in time when I finally get around to redesigning the Retro Core site.

     
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  2. sabre470

    sabre470 Site Supporter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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    Nice one mate :encouragement: I liked your feature on Power Drift on RetroCore BTW.

    The Spectrum port looks very interesting given the power of that machine. I didn't know it came out on the NES as well, learn something new every day ;)
     
  3. 7Force

    7Force Guardian of the Forum

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    Eww, is there some kind of filter on the PC Engine version?
     
  4. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Thanks :)

    I think the Spectrum version is pretty good too. It's far closer to the arcade than the other 8 bit systems in terms of stage layout and graphics. It does sound like crap though.

    Yeah, sorry about that. There won't be any on the next video.
     
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  5. 7Force

    7Force Guardian of the Forum

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    Disregarding the filter, the PCE version looks very disappointing. The MS and GG versions play relatively well IMO despite being really slow.

    Nice video, although I was hoping for some commentary on the controls/gameplay of the different versions...maybe next time?
     
  6. MangledLeg

    MangledLeg Peppy Member

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    Awesome - I'll hold off for the hi-res download version and am looking forward to your usual (awesome) commentary from the next volume as well!
     
  7. Garlo

    Garlo Peppy Member

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    I love this type of video that compare the same game on different consoles and computers. Well done!
     
  8. television2000

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    The ZX Spectrum looks like if it was made for insects...
    All that buzzing and colors... EWWWW !!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Unknown-Organization

    Unknown-Organization <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    Yakumo

    I love your Video and I watched it all the way ! which quite rare for me to do so.

    I didn't know that Space Harrier has so many ports over the years. While I wasn't born when Space Harrier was exist, first time I got to know this game and first time I played it is on Dreamcast - Shenmue game at Arcade shop :)

    My opinion, Sega Mega Drive Version looks better to me. Sega CD 32X and Sharp xb8000 looks pretty similar. Original Nintendo version looks pretty good for it own age and console spec. Your video is great ! You could add the year date when it was release for each console ports. I assume that Space Harrier port is in order or mix up in your video ?

    Good video by the way Yakumo.

    Grow up..sigh people like you just can't appreciate how these games were made back in those days. Back then is all what they had. I wish assembler banned those stupid unnecessary animated Giff, wasting the thread page.
     
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  10. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Its an idea to put the release date along with the version shown. Ill think about it for the next video. Actually the next video is almost finished. Im just having issues getting a joystick to work on the Amstrad, Amiga and Spectrum. I'm going to try a different stick tomorrow.
     
  11. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    Yes. I remember renting Space Harrier and my only complaint was the slow pacing. Still it looked pretty impressing back then.

    Anyway, nice video as usual Yakumo. Are you planning on doing this Battle of the Ports for most of Sega arcades?
     
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    No pressure but it would be great ! It just makes it little bit more interesting especially for newbies like me. Are you the one who have done the video Battle of the Ports between Playstation and Sega Saturn comparison ? - Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and Die Hard ?
     
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  13. goldenband

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    Great video! The 32X really wins IMHO, but I was pretty impressed by the Spectrum port. The Amstrad looks particularly bad by comparison!

    I was wondering whether the recently completed Atari 8-bit version would be included, but since it's a fan-made port I understand the omission. Another version I discovered recently is the Sharp MZ-700 port, which is completely nuts since the system is character-graphics based. Here's a video, though unfortunately it has overdubbed sound.
     
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  14. television2000

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    Wut ?
    That post was kinda of a joke. I owned an Atari + MSX back then as well,
    so I know a little more than you do on how these games were made and what we had.

    I changed my mind, That gif is directed to you now.
    /ignore


    Oh Yakumo, I forgot to thank you for the nice video. :)
     
  15. Unknown-Organization

    Unknown-Organization <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    Sure you do. Space Harrier was first debut in 1985 right ? So it five years older than me. Dreamcast ? Yes, Have you ever play a game called Shenmue ? (exclusive to Sega Dreamcast) during In the game, you notice that you can play Space Harrier and Hang on GP in that little Arcade shop and that how I know about Space Harrier for the first time.

    So I assume that you are around what.. 30 years old now and you said "wut ?" I guess my English is really bad. Saying you know more and how these games were made and what they had back then ? That case I don't see the point why you have to bash it in the first place. bashing stuff is what kids do.

    Nevermind, I believe this Giff is originally belong to you, so it back to you now.

    Have a nice day !
     
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  16. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    Ah good old lets compare Game X and miss out half the versions.... I am surprised you did not mention the

    Sharp X1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUad5VrOQsY

    Fujitsu FM77AV
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX7nhdesPE0

    NEC PC-6001MkII
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WYEpH-bKDs

    NEC PC-8801
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHm30hty98

    Especially as they are programmed by Dempa (aka Micomsoft...)

    There is also...

    MS-DOS (VGA)...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heKuTuHr9Ig

    Gameboy Advance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-DSa0V2dgc

    Tiger Handheld...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pr9MEmcFBE

    God awful Playstation 2 version before they just converted the various arcade ones...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V_TDw_YDw4


    Fan versions...

    Atari XL/XE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Oi3zgpGu8

    MSX 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvRSYo5tKW0

    And the best is left to last. The mightly Sharp MZ-700. Bow to it's mighty power....
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/embed/cs-4Zu0DN2g[/video]
     
  17. sabre470

    sabre470 Site Supporter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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    Try an msx controller if you can get hold of one (should be easy in japan)
     
  18. sabre470

    sabre470 Site Supporter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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    Ah good old criticism ;p

    How does on play the MZ-700 version??? amazing!!!
     
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  19. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    I never said I was going to feature every version ever made :p

    Good idea. Got a stick to work in the end though. Thanks for the tip.
     
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  20. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    I know but if you are going to do a big game like Space Harrier then there is no reason to look at all the versions that are available, especially with a title like "Battle of the ports...." as it seems half hearted. Any fool can compare the main versions but it is nice to look at the versions that maybe people might not have seen like the squint and it looks fantastic Sharp MZ700 version.
     

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