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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Victor Mildew » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:59 am

Banjo Kazooie looks great, but I found it was really poor in the control department, where Mario 64 has it soundly beaten.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:11 am

Was there anything specifically about the controls that offended you, or just that they weren't as simple as Mario?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Victor Mildew » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:16 am

Drumstick wrote:Was there anything specifically about the controls that offended you, or just that they weren't as simple as Mario?


That's bait.

They didn't offend me, I just found them overly heavy and not very responsive.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:30 am

N64 Top 10, in no order:

Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Super Mario 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Banjo-Kazooie
Mario Kart 64
Goldeneye
Perfect Dark
Lylat Wars
F-Zero X

None of them in danger of dropping out either.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:33 am

Perhaps that could be attributed to Banjo and Kazooie having a greater variety of abilities/moves?

I remember occasionally getting some button combos wrong, i.e. using the talon trot instead of the wonderwing, but aside from that I didn't experience any problems.

That said, as I've said several times on here, I wasn't a fan of SM64 when I first played it in 2005, but I'm hoping I'll get the opportunity to give it another chance on the Switch if they release a remaster as is heavily rumoured.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:34 am

Drumstick wrote:Perhaps that could be attributed to Banjo and Kazooie having a greater variety of abilities/moves?

I remember occasionally getting some button combos wrong, i.e. using the talon trot instead of the wonderwing, but aside from that I didn't experience any problems.

That said, as I've said several times on here, I wasn't a fan of SM64 when I first played it in 2005, but I'm hoping I'll get the chance to give it another chance on the Switch if they release a remaster as is heavily rumoured.



To be fair, playing it in 2005 for the first time would be a very different experience to playing it in 1997 for the first time.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:35 am

Tomous wrote:N64 Top 10, in no order:

Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Super Mario 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Banjo-Kazooie
Mario Kart 64
Goldeneye
Perfect Dark
Lylat Wars
F-Zero X

None of them in danger of dropping out either.

DKR or MK64?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:36 am

DKR :cool:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:41 am

Tomous wrote:DKR :cool:

DKR supremacy squad.

PD or GE?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 am

That's a close one. Perfect Dark is objectively the better game but Goldeneye had so many childhood multiplayer memories for me I'd have to go for that.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:43 am

Tomous wrote:That's a close one. Perfect Dark is objectively the better game but Goldeneye had so many childhood multiplayer memories for me I'd have to go for that.

BK or SM64?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:45 am

BK

I don't think I've ever been more hyped for a game and they really delivered. For me, I found the levels much more interesting than Mario's.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Victor Mildew » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:45 am

Single player - goldeneye

Multiplayer - perfect dark

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:45 am

Tomous wrote:BK

I don't think I've ever been more hyped for a game and they really delivered. For me, I found the levels much more interesting than Mario's.

2/3 correct, you can stay.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by KK » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:47 am

Does anyone know if Parappa The Rapper 2 on PS4 is as good as the PS2 version? It’s currently £3.99 on PSN.

Would be nice to start replacing more PS2 games with PS4 alternatives, especially as they’ll (presumably) be playable on PS5 too. In some cases though they’ve done a poor job (Jak and Daxter is better on PS3 than it is on PS4 for example) whereas others are vastly superior on current gen (Shadow of the Colossus, Rez).

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:50 am

Tomous wrote:That's a close one. Perfect Dark is objectively the better game but Goldeneye had so many childhood multiplayer memories for me I'd have to go for that.


Invalid. Soz.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hypes » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:09 am

Drumstick wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Hypes wrote:Started Banjo Kazooie the other day. It's such a good game, I miss the days of Rare and Nintendo.

Is this also a first playthrough?

Just further to this, I was thinking about which games would make up my top ten N64 games (unordered).


Perfect Dark
Ocarina of Time
Donkey Kong 64
Banjo-Kazooie
Diddy Kong Racing
Pokemon Stadium
F-Zero X
Goldeneye
Mario Party 2
Mario Tennis

Half of those were developed by Rare. A proper golden period for a developer if there ever was one.


It's not a first playthrough for Banjo although it's probably only my second playthrough. I've never played Tooie so I might give that a go next. Nor Conker's. It's a shame they both came out quite late. I played to about halfway through of DK64 last year so I don't know that I can be bothered to start it all again for a while yet.
I've also just remembered I've not played Jet Force Gemini! These other games might not be as good as those above but that's an amazing output

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:11 am

Jet Force Gemini must've been great at the time but coming to it earlier this year I found it to be very hard to get into.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:15 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Jet Force Gemini must've been great at the time but coming to it earlier this year I found it to be very hard to get into.



It has not aged well, and was perhaps a victim of its own ambition at times.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:51 am

Tomous wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Jet Force Gemini must've been great at the time but coming to it earlier this year I found it to be very hard to get into.

It has not aged well, and was perhaps a victim of its own ambition at times.

Definitely. Just watching a review of it highlights this.

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