Battle of the Ports

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

?

Which format would you prefer for Battle of the Ports?

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

    15.7%
  2. Voice over, only

    24.3%
  3. Voice over and text bar (for non native English speakers)

    60.0%
  1. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    One of my all time favourite laser disc games, Time Gal on this weeks Battle of the Ports.
     
    Jackhead likes this.
  2. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    An action RPG for the arcade? Cadash on this week's Battle oft he Ports.

     
    Syclopse likes this.
  3. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,630
    Likes Received:
    394
    I never get tired of this series. Always nice to take a look back at arcade games and their ports.

    By the way, it's awesome the show is getting closer to the 200th episode!
     
  4. Olschoolgamer

    Olschoolgamer Spirited Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2015
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    13
    I love this series. I saw that Snatcher vinyl video a little while back. Any plans to do a Snatcher battle of the ports?
     
  5. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    Yep, only another 20 shows before I hit that magic 200 episodes! Wow, I never would have thought the show would hit 200 episodes and even after that I have enough games on the current list to hit 250 shows.

    Battle of the Ports is a show about arcade to home conversions rather than home system conversions. Once I've finished with the arcade stuff I will move on to the home stuff such as Snatcher.
     
  6. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    A game many asked for and one I actually can't stand. It's Terminator 2: The Arcade game on this week's Battle of the Ports.
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,630
    Likes Received:
    394
    Wait, what?! I had no idea T2 - The Arcade Game had a Master System port!

    According to SMSpower, looks like it was an european only release. But not only that, it seems the Master System had four Terminator games! Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, T2: The Arcade Game and Robocop vs. Terminator.

    Ah, the era of licensed shovelware across all systems... :D
     
  8. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    hahaha, shovel ware indeed. To be fair though, Master System Robocop VS Terminator is pretty impressive. It really shows off the systems power.
     
  9. subbie

    subbie Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    91
    RvT for MS is surprising for a MS game and well worth people checking out.
     
  10. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    That's so true. Robocop VS Terminator is one of those games that really shows off the systems power. It even has some good speech from what I remember.
     
  11. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
     
    Jackhead likes this.
  12. Jackhead

    Jackhead Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,420
    Likes Received:
    452
    Another great video, thanks! My suggestion for a look on Psychic World (Master System, MSX, GG).
     
  13. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    I'm afraid it needs to be an arcade game to feature on Battle Of The Ports.
     
  14. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    Last week we had Captain Commando so it seems only fitting that this week we take a look at Captain America and the Avengers by Data East.

     
  15. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,630
    Likes Received:
    394
    Captain Commando was such a cool game in the arcades. Wasted a lot of money on it. Shame we don't have games like these anymore.

    To this day i'm surprised by the existence of the PS1 port, specially so late in the console's life. Wish i bought it when i first heard about it, prices now are ridiculous. Thankfully MAME exists.

    Captain America and the Avengers brings good memories as well. I really appreciated it's hand drawn style backgrounds and it was a cool 4 player game. Playing alone doesn't have the same feeling. And i totally agree, it's one of those really loud attract sounds just like Super Monaco GP and X-Men 6 player.
     
    Yakumo likes this.
  16. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    Johnny, you do like the games starting with Captain in the title but will you be a fan of next week's game? Yet another Arcade game begining with Captain :)
     
  17. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,630
    Likes Received:
    394
    [​IMG]

    One question though: Does it have a Master System port?
     
  18. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    Yes, and Famicom :) I think you know what it is.
     
  19. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,630
    Likes Received:
    394
    I think so. Specially if the Master System port has two versions. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    785
    Hehe, it sure does. Not sure which version Brazil got but the North American version is heavily cut.
     

Share This Page