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)

    15.7%
  2. Voice over, only

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

    60.0%
  1. Johnny

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

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    It's indeed a cool and addicting game. I have memories of my older brother playing it a lot, during the short time we had a TK95 (ZX Spectrum clone). I don't think he even knows a MSX2 port exists. For me, I do remember playing it in one of my old phones, a Sony K750. Probably one of the best Java mobile games i ever played.

    Overall, i was surprised to know there weren't any major console releases for this. And i have to say, it was funny to see the Gameboy version pretty much destroying most of the european computers. Even the animation was better.
     
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  2. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, the GB version is really nice I was surprised by that port. The MSX 2 version has got to be the best though. Such a cool port even if it is unofficial.
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    A game I really don't like on this week's Battle of the Ports but since it was requested a million times, here it is.
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    Another classic from Tehkan this week with Star Force
     
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    batmitereturns Active Member

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    great vids as always
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks. Next week is a game I think is pretty crap but I'm sure it has its fans.
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    Drugs, Pimps and gore from the late 80's. It's got to be NARC.
     
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    Nice! I happen to really like NARC so I'm definitely on board there. Also why don't you like Arkanoid?
     
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    i like narc, thought the amiga port was good when i was a kid.
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    Man, you guys will not like my opinions on Narc. I think it's rubbish.
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    How many of you know about this classic from ADK?

     
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    batmitereturns Active Member

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    never heard of it in the west
     
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    Haha, why is that? It's a bit too short and somewhat unbalanced at times but I think there's a lot of fun to be had with it.
     
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    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a Western Arcade release under the name of Kyros but it seems to be quite rare.
    I just don't find Williams style of Arcade games fun. They truly unbalanced and in my opinion quite ugly. This is just my personal though though. It doesn't mean the game really is rubbish. I'm sure there are many games I like that people think are total crap :)
     
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    Blur2040 Game Genie

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    This week's entry surprised me as I hadn't heard of the game. I really like ADK stuff, but I suppose that I'm usually thinking of ADK Neo Geo games. What doesn't surprise me is how they always manage to screw things up ports on home computers in Europe.
     
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    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

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    It was surprising to me as well. The game itself, not the terrible home computer ports.

    I wonder how much the license costed, specially when these ports were sold for cheap. :D
     
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    Blur2040 Game Genie

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    You got me thinking. Apparently Desolator was 12.99 GBP on disk in 1988. Per a random Google, that would convert to ~30-33 2017 GBP...which is about 40 USD. 8.99 GBP tape version would equate to about 30 2017 USD.

    Doesn't seem cheap to me for the garbage they got...

    However, those $50 NES games from I was a kid, when adjusted, equate to about 100 2017 USD, apparently. Quite a bit more..but a much better quality product (usually) in my opinion.

    I imagine that it was fun that Euro home computer games were so cheap that kids could actually buy them...but unnnngh...what they got.
     

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