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by Lagamorph » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:12 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:They were a pretty horrible producer of games on many levels. They had the idea of putting adverts for the Shadowman on actual gravestones.

They also offered $10,000 to parents to name their child Turok and then it came out that the 'winners' were just actors.

Didn't Acclaim make a lot of the early successful Wrestling games though? Including the ones on the N64 with the insane character creators that let you make some truly monstrous creations?

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Ironhide » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:24 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Pretty sure I knocked one out to that Jo Guest one back in the day :datass:


I certainly did.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:54 pm

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Corazon de Leon wrote:They were a pretty horrible producer of games on many levels. They had the idea of putting adverts for the Shadowman on actual gravestones.

They also offered $10,000 to parents to name their child Turok and then it came out that the 'winners' were just actors.

Didn't Acclaim make a lot of the early successful Wrestling games though? Including the ones on the N64 with the insane character creators that let you make some truly monstrous creations?


Yeah, disastrous one that. I think they published the Warzone and Attitude games, not sure about WM2000 and No Mercy, or the WCW/ECW games.

I looked this up a while back. They were I think the second biggest N64 publisher behind Nintendo themselves, but their output varied wildly.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:56 pm

Yes, Acclaim had the WWF license until 1999, took over the ECW license until the promotion folded in 2001, and then launched Legends of Wrestling in 2001 until 2004.

The ECW games however - especially Hardcore Revolution - were basically nothing more than quickly reskinned versions of WWF Attitude, and by 2000 the gameplay already felt antiquated next to WWF SmackDown and WrestleMania 2000.

War Zone will probably best be remembered for the pioneering Create a Wrestler mode and natural sounding commentary, something THQ never once got right, and 2K to this day still struggle with. Electronic Arts also nailed the commentary on their first attempt in WCW Mayhem.

Talking of cash-ins, Acclaim also had the South Park license. And what a load of strawberry floating gooseberry fool that was.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:21 am

Ironhide wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Pretty sure I knocked one out to that Jo Guest one back in the day :datass:


I certainly did.


Did you see Victor over your shoulder?

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 am

KK wrote:Yes, Acclaim had the WWF license until 1999, took over the ECW license until the promotion folded in 2001, and then launched Legends of Wrestling in 2001 until 2004.

The ECW games however - especially Hardcore Revolution - were basically nothing more than quickly reskinned versions of WWF Attitude, and by 2000 the gameplay already felt antiquated next to WWF SmackDown and WrestleMania 2000.

War Zone will probably best be remembered for the pioneering Create a Wrestler mode and natural sounding commentary, something THQ never once got right, and 2K to this day still struggle with. Electronic Arts also nailed the commentary on their first attempt in WCW Mayhem.

Talking of cash-ins, Acclaim also had the South Park license. And what a load of strawberry floating gooseberry fool that was.


I'm not having that, the South Park Turok clone was great and so was South Park Rally.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:26 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Pretty sure I knocked one out to that Jo Guest one back in the day :datass:


I certainly did.


Did you see Victor over your shoulder?


Something certainly went over his shoulder.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:27 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Pretty sure I knocked one out to that Jo Guest one back in the day :datass:


I certainly did.


Did you see Victor over your shoulder?


Something certainly went over his shoulder.


:datass:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:31 am

Someone dig out the Melinda Messneger F197 adverts :datass:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:40 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:I'm not having that, the South Park Turok clone was great and so was South Park Rally.

Even Gamespot's 1.4/10 was too lenient for that plop! https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/south- ... 0-2549391/

Sounds like what you need is Melinda Messenger...

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Balladeer » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:45 am

I’m guessing nobody (straight and male) looking at that advert got as far as her face because dearie me that is not a smile. Looks like she’s sneering in disgust.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:49 am

N64 magazine gave SPR 88%. Horses for courses I suppose. I loved it. Might have to pick it up and do a let’s play stream...

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:55 am

In truth I think the N64 versions of South Park and Rally were better than their PlayStation counterparts. SP on PS1 was just a repetitive turkey shoot in fog.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Balladeer » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:02 pm

Pretty sure the N64 shooter was dogged by fog too.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Lagamorph » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:13 pm

I recall enjoying South Park on the N64 back in the day, never tried the PS1 version.
There was a Gameboy Colour platformer planned as well but it got scrapped. Think it was basically a reskin of an existing platformer but I forget which, and why it was cancelled.

I had Chefs Luv Shack on the Dreamcast as well which was just a trivia game.

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by KK » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:27 pm

"Asses in space"

I ignored both OPM and PlayStation Power's reviews and got all three for my birthday. It was not a good birthday.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:57 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I recall enjoying South Park on the N64 back in the day, never tried the PS1 version.
There was a Gameboy Colour platformer planned as well but it got scrapped. Think it was basically a reskin of an existing platformer but I forget which, and why it was cancelled.

I had Chefs Luv Shack on the Dreamcast as well which was just a trivia game.


I had some good 4 player fun with South Park N64. Still have my boxed copy. Probably worth thousands.....

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:29 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I recall enjoying South Park on the N64 back in the day, never tried the PS1 version.
There was a Gameboy Colour platformer planned as well but it got scrapped. Think it was basically a reskin of an existing platformer but I forget which, and why it was cancelled.

I had Chefs Luv Shack on the Dreamcast as well which was just a trivia game.


I had some good 4 player fun with South Park N64. Still have my boxed copy. Probably worth thousands.....


£40-50 if it’s in good nick I’d say.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:16 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I recall enjoying South Park on the N64 back in the day, never tried the PS1 version.
There was a Gameboy Colour platformer planned as well but it got scrapped. Think it was basically a reskin of an existing platformer but I forget which, and why it was cancelled.

I had Chefs Luv Shack on the Dreamcast as well which was just a trivia game.


I had some good 4 player fun with South Park N64. Still have my boxed copy. Probably worth thousands.....


£40-50 if it’s in good nick I’d say.


I'm holding out for thousands :simper:

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PostRe: The Videogame Adverts and Commercials of Yore Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:24 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I recall enjoying South Park on the N64 back in the day, never tried the PS1 version.
There was a Gameboy Colour platformer planned as well but it got scrapped. Think it was basically a reskin of an existing platformer but I forget which, and why it was cancelled.

I had Chefs Luv Shack on the Dreamcast as well which was just a trivia game.


I had some good 4 player fun with South Park N64. Still have my boxed copy. Probably worth thousands.....


£40-50 if it’s in good nick I’d say.


I'm holding out for thousands :simper:


:lol:

Well come back to me if you ever lower your standards, I wouldn’t mind a boxed copy of SP.

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