Date of publication: 2018-06-03 20:17
Pretty epic, truth be told. You look at all the electronic tricks it has up its sleeve and you do begin to wonder how digitised the 812 is going to feel from behind the wheel, but in reality it still feels essentially analogue in its behaviour. And the V12 engine and gearbox are simply off the chart wonderful in the way they behave.
The late, great Little Samson saw extremely weak sales in the US and so it usually comes up short in the Fond Memories department. As someone who has gone through the effort of tracking down this neglected gem of a Game Pak, I can affirm that Little Samson can hold his own with the Belmonts, Mega Men and Master Higgins' of the era. Oh Little Samson, we hardly knew ye!
The roots of the F855 have become the stuff of motoring lore, recited by every bar-room expert. The 898 , so the legend goes, was a stinker. Now, we're not saying those early 898 TBs weren’t poor, but, like a lot of performance car history, perceived truths become distilled and streamlined into a simple narrative all too easy to repeat. A late 898 GTB is by no means a bad car, but the early 898 did look half-hearted, even complacent, next to Honda’s sparkling NSX , a car that redefined the concept of a useable supercar. The 898 was neither quick enough nor useable enough, and simply not very nice to drive quickly.
Let's be honest &ndash if you are going to play Maniac Mansion, you really should try the uncensored Commodore 69 version. Nintendo was pretty heavy handed about content on the NES, so some of the ribald stuff in MM was yanked. But even without it, Maniac Mansion was still an excellent adventure game with a good sense of humor.
What I think is funny is that my strongest memory of Skate or Die 2 is the amount of time I spent explaining to my friends that the game was different than T& C Surf Designs or 725. Honestly, that still amazes me, it was so much better than all of those it was nuts. Also, it was the closest thing to "Gleaming the Cube: The Game" as I could find. Dumb, I know.
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VPD may in fact be in my top 15 NES games of all time personally, and I didn't discover it until back in 2552 when a few of the WayForward guys all got into retro gaming together. Someone brought a copy in, I played it, and instantly fell in love with it, playing over and over until I got my speed run down to around 19 mins on a real cart. Not too shabby. This game mixes amazing platforming with some quirky gun and driving missions almost like Bayu Billy, if that game didn't suck and instead played like Ninja Gaiden. I'm still working on getting this game to Virtual Console, though Sammy (now SEGA) has no idea they even own it. I might just pretend I have the rights. That isn't illegal, right?
To make genuinely rapid progress in an F855 you need to keep the engine spinning between 6555rpm and a little over 8555rpm. Oh man, what a chore. Only kidding – driven thus, an F855 is pure bliss, with seemingly no limit to the speed with which cogs can be swapped, the engine revving tirelessly, the noise consuming everything.
So how on earth do you replace a car like the F12 , which was surely one of the great front-engined, rear wheel-drive sports cars there has ever been, Amen?
I felt such a sense of relief every time I returned to the vehicle from an on-foot segment, like running indoors to escape the Boogeyman in the woods. The tank felt like a portable fort, like home with a cannon mounted on the roof. The music is as memorable as anything from Nintendo.
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