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  1. Thread: Dragon Wang

    by goldenband
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    This one really plays poorly, and the further you...

    This one really plays poorly, and the further you get the clearer that becomes. Lots of cheap and/or unresponsive moments.

    Kung Fu does much better job at designing challenging-but-fair boss...
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    It depends on your definition of "fully 3D" too....

    It depends on your definition of "fully 3D" too. Dungeons of Daggorath is a real-time wireframe RPG from 1982:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQKQHKdWTRs
  3. Sticky: Beautiful. :D Thanks for posting that, per our...

    Beautiful. :D Thanks for posting that, per our conversation in the other thread. 28 North American Genesis games left!
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    Oh, awesome! If you could post a link to it in...

    Oh, awesome! If you could post a link to it in the thread, we'd be very pleased to add that to the beaten list. :)
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    It is different on Expert, but only slightly....

    It is different on Expert, but only slightly. Here's the ending on Hard:

    https://youtu.be/utYsHZQBQSs?t=1h13m52s

    And here's the ending on Expert:

    https://youtu.be/56NQ6j17WvI?t=2h57s

    You...
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    Nice one! Judging from the ending screen, that's...

    Nice one! Judging from the ending screen, that's a playthrough on Hard mode, right? Assuming it was 100% legit (i.e. no savestates or cheats), could you post it to the beat-'em-all thread here? We've...
  7. Niiiiiiice. :D

    Niiiiiiice. :D
  8. Sticky: These other reviews by the same author appear to...

    These other reviews by the same author appear to have taken down as well:

    Gain Ground
    Twinkle Tale
    Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyo Toitsusen
    Robo Aleste (Sega CD)
    Starblade (Sega CD)
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    It looks like the following reviews by the same...

    It looks like the following reviews by the same author were also removed:

    Gain Ground
    Twinkle Tale
    Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyo Toitsusen
    Robo Aleste (Sega CD)
    Starblade (Sega CD)
  10. Sticky: Fantastic stuff, RvR! Quite a hard-fought win --...

    Fantastic stuff, RvR! Quite a hard-fought win -- it must feel so satisfying to have it knocked out -- thank you for persevering. :D

    It also puts us in an interesting statistical position:

    PAL...
  11. Sticky: It'll feel great, I'm sure, once you finish this...

    It'll feel great, I'm sure, once you finish this one off. :) I hope you're able to do it before you completely hate the game -- I know that feeling, believe me! -- and that the victory, when it...
  12. Sticky: That is how you tame a Cliffhanger. :) Good luck!

    That is how you tame a Cliffhanger. :) Good luck!
  13. Sticky: "You must spread some Reputation around before...

    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to RvR again." :)
  14. Sticky: Heh, it has stuck around, hasn't it? The good...

    Heh, it has stuck around, hasn't it?

    The good news with The Punisher is that I think there's no reason to require Expert difficulty, just Hard. At the time we first investigated this, I don't...
  15. Sticky: Oof. But think of how heroic you'll feel when you...

    Oof. But think of how heroic you'll feel when you finally pull it off! :D
  16. Every race definitely starts out that way. :) The...

    Every race definitely starts out that way. :) The trick is to wait a moment when the race begins, and let everyone smash into each other ahead of you, then cut around them and compete with the...
  17. Sticky: Nice summary, RvR (and nice recent wins from you...

    Nice summary, RvR (and nice recent wins from you and Raistlin)! I can add a few bits and pieces, with games not mentioned above in bold:

    Cliffhanger - I think the way to approach this is probably...
  18. Of the games I've beaten on 32X, I'd rank my...

    Of the games I've beaten on 32X, I'd rank my enjoyment as follows, going most to least:

    Night Trap
    Metal Head
    Fahrenheit
    Motocross Championship
    Mortal Kombat II
    Kolibri
    Blackthorne
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    Battle Golfer Yui finally got that fan...

    Battle Golfer Yui finally got that fan translation. Goati rates it very, very highly! I guess the story is bonkers, and the gameplay quite good.
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    User JCubed needs to get squared away with...

    User JCubed needs to get squared away with access. Kindly help this user!
  21. Thread: Sega Chess

    by goldenband
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    Oh, yes, I should have mentioned that Chessmaster...

    Oh, yes, I should have mentioned that Chessmaster was a very early -- and, I suspect, rushed -- title for the SNES. I suppose it stands to reason that a chess title, with its inherent lack of visual...
  22. Thread: Sega Chess

    by goldenband
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    Ah, that sounds like a dead drawn endgame in all...

    Ah, that sounds like a dead drawn endgame in all likelihood.



    Thank you very much for this! I input the game into Stockfish, which supplies an easier (though English-language-specific) format...
  23. Thread: Sega Chess

    by goldenband
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    Interesting -- did Sega Chess have a knight and...

    Interesting -- did Sega Chess have a knight and rook (and king) against a lone king for Chessmaster? If so, that should be a quick win, and it'd be very weird if it couldn't find the checkmate.


    ...
  24. Thread: Coronavirus

    by goldenband
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    A few points: I'm not sure whether that 0.9%...

    A few points:

    I'm not sure whether that 0.9% figure (or any figure) for China is accurate, but note that it's the rate for people "without pre-existing conditions", not the overall mortality...
  25. Thread: Sega Chess

    by goldenband
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    Ha, it's interesting to compare how the old...

    Ha, it's interesting to compare how the old Intellivision game USCF Chess handled this. From the manual, page 4:

    Levels 5 & 6 are for very serious chess players and the computer may take hours to...
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