Retro Diary – 8/1/12 – "He is okay, Wo-mon!"

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Dear Diary, I’ve had a busy week this week…

On Wednesday, my cousin, Steven, came over to fix a problem with my mum’s Paypal, so I can get a copy of one of the old McDonalds demo disc 1! I invited him up to my room to play a few games.

First, we had a few game of the infamous Rise of the Robots on the Amiga CD32, being that he was the 2nd player, he got to choose the opponent, I couldn’t. I had to stick with the Cyborg.

The first match, he went as the Sentry droid, a.k.a. “Rook”, he won that match.
The second match, he went as the Soldier droid, a.k.a. “War”, I won that match.
The third match, he went as the Builder droid, a.k.a. “Ape” or “Prime-8”, it turns out that Ape didn’t have any aerial attacks, and since the game usually consists of them to win matches, that was a bad thing, I won the match because of that.
The forth match, he went as the Sentry droid again, I won again.
It was 3-1 to me, yes!

Next we played World Tour Racing for the Atari Jaguar CD, it turns out that the control setting only apply to the first player, even if it’s the second player choosing them, that sucked! We raced in England, which didn’t look like England at all. However, we were amazed at the graphics, they were great for the Jaguar, it was a fully 3D textured-polygon game, which is rare for a Jaguar game.

Next, Steven had to help my brother in Portal 2, but as well as do that, he showed us a secret level, which was cool!

We then went on Garrys Mod on my PC, because I said to him the face poser in the game didn’t work, it turns out they didn’t work with the Team Fortress 2 characters.

We then had another race at World Tour Racing, nothing to say about that.

Then we had a game of wipE’out 64 for, what else, the Sega Saturn!… Wait, that’s not right…

2 player in the game was surprisingly smooth and fast, I might even go as far as to say it runs faster than single-player!

After that, he had to leave.

In short, here are the game we played:

    In the order we played them:

  • Rise of the Robots [CD32]
  • World Tour Racing [JagCD]
  • Portal 2 [360]
  • Garry’s Mod [PC – Steam]
  • wipE’out 64 [N64]

The next day, my sister came over, and she discovered that I had a Mega Drive, she had, what is called, a “Nostalgia-gasm”, which means, she got a memory triggered of something she remembers dearly, and get exited to play it again. She said for a joke that she wanted to move back into the house.

I popped in Sonic 2, and she pretty much played it all night.

It was probably the first time my Mega Drive had been booted up in years!

She said that she’s going to buy a Mega Drive off eBay, and asked me if she does, if I would go over to her house to help her set it up, I said I would, it wouldn’t be a problem.

She took a photo of the Mega Drive on Facebook, and said it was okay if I posted it here, so here you go:

She got to Zone 3 Act 2 before she had to leave.


Friday was an awful day, it was the day my Sega Saturn died, I was trying out Sonic 3D, and it didn’t read it, so I cleaned the lens, the outside, pushed the lens to the top, left it for a few hours, even opened it up to see if the drive was connected properly, but none of those worked, it wouldn’t read anything…

R.I.P. my Sega Saturn, 2008 – 2012… Oh well, time to find another on Amazon and eBay.


On Saturday, me and my cousin, Steven, were having a Robot Combat battle on Gmod, can can find more info on that here.


Today, at Grans, it was 3DO week, and it wasn’t as fun a I hoped, but I had a good time nonetheless.

We started off by playing Corpse Killer, which is one of those it’s-so-bad-it’s-good FMV games, my cousin, Steven got up to a fortress level of sort until it became too hard, not in the challenging way, they just threw too many zombies at him, most of which were invulnerable to bullets, which isn’t fair!

If you didn’t know, Corpse Killer is an FMV game that tried to be a rail shooter, but fails miserably, the main protagonist, apart from your character, is a one-dimensional stereo typical Jamacan man, who’s always saying stuff like “Foo-pah!”, “He is okay, Wo-mon!”, there’s a female character by the way, who has no personality whatsoever, at least not that I’ve seen.

Next, he played a race in The Need for Speed, not to much to say about it, except while he was playing it, we were writing that Gmod article I linked to above.

Then we played Twisted, we never finished the game, we had to leave before we could, but we enjoyed it.

In summary, here are the game we played:

    In the order we played them:

  • Corpse Killer
  • The Need for Speed
  • Twisted: The Game Show

I had a great week this week, next week was supposed to be Saturn week, but as we know, my Saturn died, so we’re skipping to Playstation (1) week!

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