The official Retro Core / Battle of the Ports thread


#41

A loved Gain Ground back in 1990 on the Mega Drive. I’m surprised it’s taken me 205 show to finally get around to covering it.


#42

Gain Ground is a great game. I recommend it to anyone looking for something other than a platformer, shmup or beat ‘em up. Same goes for Soldiers of Fortune


#43

It sure is. It’s one of those games you look at and think “That’s so dull” but once you start playing it you become hooked.


#44

That’s so true. I remember looking at the Genesis box on the shelf at EB and being like, “Man, that has to suck.” When I finally played it I was like “Wow! This is awesome!”

Similar in that way to Rambo III on Sega Genesis. Another game I ignored til a friend raved about it.


#45

I don’t think I’ve ever played Rambo lll on the MD. I should give it a try.


#46

QBert? What’s a QBert? Find out what and how many on this week’s Battle of the Ports.


#47

The new Cool Baby X9


#48

Qix was a pretty fun but not really a looker of a game so Taito followed it up with Volfied.


#49

Whoa, I never heard of this game!


#50

I think in the US is was called Ultimate Qix or something like that.


#51

“Quicks” lol

I’ll keep watching the video despite that.


#52

So how do you say the game title? In Japan that’s how it’s pronounced - クイックス


#53

I’m aware it’s widely pronounced ‘kicks’, but I’ve always called it ‘quicks’ myself. As an Italian person, I find pronouncing a ‘q’ the same way as a ‘k’ quite unnatural. ^^;


#54

Thanks for watching Resident Dante.
In answer to your question, I live in Japan but do return to the UK once a year for a few weeks.


#55

#56

It was sold as an all new game and in some ways it was due to the new hardware but just how good were the ports of Race Drivin’? Let’s take a look on Battle of the Ports.


#57

My only experience with this game is the horrible SNES version, which I got from my uncle as a child. I still have that cartridge. Your video brought back some horrible memories lol. At least I also got Street Fighter 2 from him at the same time. That game got played a bit more often. :joy:

Edit: Oh right, and I was playing the US NTSC version on my PAL SNES with an adapter at the time… so the frame rate was even worse than normal!


#58

Oh man, that must have been agony playing the US Race Drivin on a PAL SNES. at least your uncle was kind enough to also give you Street Fighter :+1:


#59

This time it gets modded


#60

Capcom made so many great games that were’t fighters. Let’s take a look at a true gem.