The Retro Years Reviews
Description:"Basically, anything that's been and gone. Including but not limited to Sega: Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear; ... more
The Retro Years ... Nintendo: Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES); PC Engine (remember that one?); Atari ST; Amiga and all the other platforms and games that just aren't contemporary, but still beloved by many.
Tell us why you think they couldn't carry on. Was it due to advances in technology, or were they poorly marketed? Do you still play them? Can they compare to today's machines? What's your opinion?"
Newest Review: ... the Sega Master System and the Sega Mega Drive consoles. The game gear has a similar key layout to that of a Nintendo Game Boy, having two buttons on the right hand side for game play, and a typical up, down, left, right, navigation pad for movement. The Game Gear is quite bulky and wide, and is held horizontality rather than vertically. Overall I'd say the Game Gear was a good console, had ... more
Customer The Retro Years Reviews (34)
by - written on 07/09/10 (Useful, 14 readings)
The Sega Game Gear is an old handheld console from Sega released in the 90's. It features similar style graphics compared to that on both the Sega Master System and the Sega Mega Drive consoles. The game gear has a similar key layout to that of a Nintendo Game Boy, having two buttons on the right hand side for game play, and a typical up, down, left, right, navigation pad for movement. The Game Gear is quite bulky and wide, and is held horizontality rather than vertically. Overall I'd say the Game Gear was a good console, had good games, a fantastic TV adaptor could also be bought, which can still be used now. Until they turn analogue TV off on the switchover ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/06/03, updated on 04/06/03 (Very useful, 336 readings)
(Note: I have *no* idea why the first bit of this is coming out in all lower-case. It looks fine in the DY submission box. Honestly, I haven't forgotten how to write in the time I've been away!) Those of us who started school in 1980 or so are really very lucky indeed. It's true. On the one hand, we just missed the lunacies of the National Curriculum, Records of Achievement, SATs and so on. But on the other, we got to do GCSEs with major coursework components, have a proper choice of Options at 14... and experience computing as [insert deity's name if you like, 'cause I haven't got one] intended it. Caning was abolished in the 1980s as ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/03, updated on 18/02/03 (Useful, 43 readings)
Dear all, Before Amiga 2000 models came out, I remember the Amiga 500 were released. Most of my friends had these back in the late 80's, early 90's - but for me it was the original and the first released - the A1000. I dunno about you guys but, I can remember leaving school during the lunch break (actually acting out a 007 escape scene) with my mate with the deranged passion to play on the Amiga, for an hour or so, and then sneak back through those school gates before teh lunch break was over - we left no trail behind us... what did we play? Speedball 2. ice-cream-ice cream ... anybody ice-cream? Actually I had a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/02/03, updated on 07/02/03 (Very useful, 55 readings)
This game was made by Taito and came out in 1988. Its a one or two player adventure game. It has passwords. I think its one of the greatest games ever made. Theres two charcters in this game which are Bubble and the other Bobble. You can play either one or if playing two players both are used. Your weapon is blowing bubbles and to kill your enemy, you have to blow a bubble over them and then jump on them. The idea of the game is to kill all the baddies and you do this for one hundred rounds. Each round has around eight baddies. Theres different kinds of baddies such as little robots, ghosts, a drunken monster etc. Make sure you complete the round ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/06/02, updated on 20/06/02
See retro tv console at http://www.paramountzone.com/megajoy.htm - Advantages: fun, cool, 80's!! - Disadvantages: bad graphics