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#101 Lost Dragon

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:21 AM

That's all i ever look for in a YT video, blog post, magazine article etc is people look at the game or hardware objectively..

 

Amiga Shadow Of The Beast was an audio/visual Tour de Force..but not much fun to play.

 

Sega Master System version whilst an understandable down grade in those areas, made improvements to the gameplay.

 

The Lynx version did Atari owners proud (ST version i felt would of been better off avoided, hardware just not going to compare to Amiga's), however there's no escaping the areas it was COMPRIMISED:Missing the flying sections and didn't have the true ending and it simply wasn't designed as a hand held game..shortcomings like this need to be brought up for those new to that version.

And as you rightly say..if you want the very best version of SOTB..you need the Turbo Duo version.

APB i loved, but it's not upto the ST version in terms of closeness to the coin-op as it lacks the prisoner confession sequence.

Lynx Pac-Land far superior to ST/Amiga versions, but not THE best version out there in terms of home conversions.

 

Double Dragon..missing moves, weapons etc.

 

Ninja Gaiden missing coin-op intro, traffic level, Rampage:Music straight from C64 Movie Monster.

 

Whats missing/been taken from other versions makes for a great disscussion point as does fact just because a game is a technical wonder, doesn't make it fun to play.

 

 

Hard Driving is a key example-designed as a pure money grabber for arcades with custom cabinet, you convert that to a small, low resolution screen with a D-Pad and buttons as controls, no hope of sterring wheel and pedals or even Mouse support..your talking a massive downgrade in the experience before you start and the over sensitive controls just cripple what hope there is of enjoying it.

 

 

Then if you over come these hurdles, you cannot escape fact game has limited depth with only a few tracks.



#102 Lost Dragon

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:32 PM

I'm also of the mindset Stun Runner was best left in the arcades, no matter how great Lynx version is, technically, best home conversion etc..fact is the coin-op relied heavily on being housed in a flash cabinet, amazing visuals etc to cover up the fact the game itself isn't that hot and soon gets repetitive.

 

Regarding Hard Drivin..Lynx didn't have the luxury the ST did, by having an improved sequel (H.D Ii:Drive Harder) which tightened up the controls, had less over steer and a track editor) so it came off very poorly in comparison i found.



#103 btbfilms76

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:52 AM

Here it is gang, what do you think about this Arcade port on the Lynx?
http://www.atari.io/...ri-lynx-lounge/
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

4 players, huge sprites, amazing sound... Rampage. Who did you like to play as?
Check out the blog for the deep cut of the episode.
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#105 btbfilms76

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:59 PM


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#106 Justin

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:59 PM

Great game, great sound! If you look at the credits for the game, so many of the same great names appear! LX Rudis and Bob Vieira on Music and Sound. Pete Wierzbicki and Susan G. McBride on Art and Animation. We've seen those names before on Lynx and they give these games their distinctive character.


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#107 atarilbc

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:27 PM

Great review! The Lynx version of Rampage is one of the best, due in large part to the "Atari Twist." ;)

I think that Atari really leveraged the best qualities of the Lynx for this title. It's right up there with Xenophobe, XY Bots, RoadBlasters, STUN Runner and Joust as among the great Lynx arcade ports. Well done!
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#108 btbfilms76

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:09 AM

What's better then one Dragon? How about two?
Bimmy and Jimmy... I mean Billy - thats right we got the real Billy on this version.

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#109 atarilbc

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:52 PM

Great stuff, BTB! As this was a third-party game, it is a bit on the rare side. Telegames still makes them in limited quantities but it comes at a premium ($80). Fortunately, I was able to load it onto my Lynx SD card and try it out. I don't know if it's worth the current asking price, but it is a lot of fun and a solid port. I love how big the sprites are and you are absolutely right about the music. Great motivation for the grind!

Keep up the great work!

#110 btbfilms76

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

Almost as good as the TG-16 version... almost

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#111 btbfilms76

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

And then take the deep dive and look over the beautiful work on the blog
http://www.atari.io/...ri-lynx-lounge/
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#112 Clint Thompson

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

Just picked up a Lynx again for the first time in a long time so I can do the McWill mod and having a run down through these great videos. Thanks for making them! Really enjoyed the Xenophobe and Checkered Flag episode. Learned quite a bit from them and even about the Ms. Pac-Man. Looking forward to some more when you make them, especially now!


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:36 PM

Just picked up a Lynx again for the first time in a long time so I can do the McWill mod and having a run down through these great videos. Thanks for making them! Really enjoyed the Xenophobe and Checkered Flag episode. Learned quite a bit from them and even about the Ms. Pac-Man. Looking forward to some more when you make them, especially now!

Glad to hear that Clint. The mod is amazing and the picture quality will blow you away. Glad to hear you're discovering new things because of the show.
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

Any kind of Joust is good... How about a portable version? Yes please.

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