15/08/2018

๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป‍♂️๐ŸšจThe Video Games Hall Of Shame - #2: "Dylan From Arcade Attack Comes Clean On His Video Gaming Crimes" ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป‍♂️๐Ÿšจ @arcadeattackUK #Retrogaming

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Dylan's "Where the hell were you?" top 5 games of shame...

It's hard to top Rich's list that he kindly did for Arcade Attack but here goes!

1. Legend of Zelda (NES)

Those of you who checked out Rich's list may notice that this is exactly the same as his number 1!

I can hear Adrian wailing in the background "Dyl, but whhyyyyyyyy??".

It's because I owned a Master System in the late 80s, that's why!


And, to be honest with you, in spite of a Mini NES hopefully coming my way this Christmas I've no intention of actually checking it out. It's not an RPG, it's not really an action game, it's something in the middle. I'm getting on now and my games need to give me an instant hit or if they require a lot of time need to be easily saved and worth the effort. I just cannot see it. I appreciate what it's done for retro gaming and there's no doubting the quality of the franchise but like I'd never touch a Master System RPG these days, I'd never touch Zelda. Sorry Princess.

2.  Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
I really hope Rob and Adrian aren't reading this but I've never played the game which we've argued about in one podcast and will soon feature in a pod about Mario Kart 64. 

My opinion on it historically isn't actually an opinion at all. Although Adrian has me enthused about it, I'm yet to ride the kart, car, aeroplane or whatever in Diddy's world.

I like Rare, I think they've done some really good work and I'll always be thankful for Killer Instinct, but the fact it isn't a Nintendo kart game puts me off trying it.

I wonder if this would have been the case had it been Donkey Kong Racing?

3.   Phantasy Star (Master System)
Or any of the Phantasy Star games, including the renowned Phantasy Star Online. RPGs (apart from FF7) don't appeal to me, which I find flabbergasting as I loooove Dungeons and Dragons. We've been labelled SEGA fanboys but what SEGA fanboy hasn't played a Phantasy Star game???

4.  Ninja Gaiden (Any Platform)
Yup, the ninja game that's taken millions of scalps is yet to take mine, but boy do I love me a ninja game. The Ninja, all the Shinobi games, Tenchu - I've tried them all. So why no Ninja Gaiden. I hate difficult games, and all the Gaiden games have this reputation for being hard as (Jimmy) nails. Is that right? Is there a Gaiden game that even I could get to the last level on? You know where I am!

5.   Kick Off (Any Platform)
Kick Off was slightly before my time, although if I'd had swapped my Master System for something more powerful I could have sampled its delights rather than World Soccer (amazing penalty mode aside). Yes, I've tried Super Kick Off on the MD but it just doesn't compare well with the original FIFA or Sensible Soccer and that's probably what puts me off trying the original. Its place in gaming folklore will always be safe, but for me, I lay my soccer hat elsewhere.

Phew! Felt good to get those off my chest. 

Why not share your top 5 games of shame with myself @ArcadeAttackUK or at the Games Freezer (where it's always chilly???)

Dylan