oh shit, seems like im getting my arse slapped on this.
"PeeknPoke Arcade tit bits"
thanks for the kind comment, a titbit is a piece of news,maybe it reads wrong
again thanks for pointing out stuff, always helpful.
"PeeknPoke UK is your none stop look at the world of Retro Computer and Video games"
Is this the UK version of "non-stop"?
unsure what you mean, the Non-stop is what it is, the site looks at news coming in from round the world, your the first to question that quote, im sure its plain enough :wink:
You call the 2600 Donkey Kong graphics "feeble". Why? When I boot up 2600 DK, I see single-line resolution graphics, no flicker, and perfectly fluid animation. As for the "terrible" sound effects-- if they're so terrible, why has the 2600 DK jumping sound been appearing in TV shows and movies for years?
because its bloody terrible and i hate it - because it appears on tv and movies does not make the game any greater. You should not really argue against anyones elses view of game, its my look at it. you seem angry against it or something
Kangaroo was not a Nintendo arcade game
no, its by Sun electronics as i said, i guess the text below it did confuse it slightly as mentioned by other posts. my crap writing style i guess.
For Road Runner, you admit (indirectly) that it's very close to the arcade game, yet only give it a 5. Up to this point you give the impression that these numbers are a rank of how good a conversion the games are, not how much you enjoyed them
ok, fair point, maybe i should rate them 100% against the arcade game but that would mean stuff like Space Invaders and Battlezone would get poor ratings, and i feel they expanded on the experience of the original.
I love arcade battlezone and love 2600 Battlezone - you could not get a decent playable vector battlezone on the Atari (unless someone knows better ) I stand by that. I used to love RoadRunner arcade years ago, but dont enjoy it now. I guess i should state better that the final games are also rated against how much fun they are to me.
2600 Xevious is an unreleased prototype by Atari, not Parker. So yes, it IS "unfinished".
my fault, slapped wrists all round, I used the text from the last arcade to.. feature and this slipped in.
And it's "Phoenix", not "Pheonix".
my fault again, shit typo, shit me.
You have to remember that PeeknPoke is done in my spare time what little of it i have. I love the Atari range, as so do you but please try to remember that i dont re-read everything i put up - little mistakes will crop up from time to time, dont shoot me down on spelling, I am shite at it.
thanks for the kind comments
You state that you are evaluating games based strictly on closeness to the arcade version, but in the reviews you are going after the games on their own merit
maybe i should clear this up, The text describes how close it is and what is good/bad about it, the final score is a combined rating of closeness, how playable and how i enjoyed it. Yes, i should redo the starting text to say this, agreed. if i really did compare most arcade game conversions graphics and sound, most would get low and i didnt want the 2600 games to score that low, as most arcade games on the system were very good.
anyway, Did i go wrong with this? the last review segement did very well (got mentioned on slashdot even and the great atariage). I like writing it, and the emails i got really enjoy this sort of look into games.