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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:54 am

Holy crap. That's on Sega Classics Collection, isn't it? Totally forgot. Looks like I have three versions to try out.

Played some on TG16 this evening. I am terrible. The "flying into the screen" perspective is rough. Everything happens so fast. I just end up trying to avoid enemies while shooting blindly.

Three lives. No continues. Of course.

I dig it though. And the music is awesome. I just need a ton of practice.

Reminds me a lot of Burning Force. Another awesome game that I haven't come close to completing. Guess I should say that Burning Force reminds me of Space Harrier.
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by CFFJR Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:29 am

I took the Master System version for a very quick spin tonight. Made it to stage 3 before dying like a chicken.

This version is kinda choppy, which takes some adjusting since I'm used to the arcade. On the other hand, it sometimes made it easier to dodge.
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by alienjesus Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:04 am

I gave the game a quick whirl on Sega Mega Drive collection on 360 last night. I still think it's not very fun. I don't think I'll be joining in any more this month. :lol:
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by dsheinem Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:50 am

alienjesus wrote:I still think it's not very fun.


You monster
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by Niode Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:06 am

This is one of those games that I love but don't actually own in any shape or form apart from on Shenmue. Sadly my Dreamcast is lovingly packed away (in original packaging) at my mums house :(
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by Blu Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:41 pm

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1 credit, c'mon and catch me! Lucasia (Stage 7) is where I was mortally wounded flying into a one-eyed mammoth. Also, I love the bonus stage where you fly around on a fuzzy centipedish-marmot of some sorts.
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by alienjesus Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:23 pm

dsheinem wrote:
alienjesus wrote:I still think it's not very fun.


You monster



The best part of Space Harrier is when it says 'Welcome to Fantasy Zone' and reminds me of a far superior Sega Arcade game I could play instead :wink:
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by ExedExes Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:59 pm

alienjesus wrote:The best part of Space Harrier is when it says 'Welcome to Fantasy Zone' and reminds me of a far superior Sega Arcade game I could play instead :wink:

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There. Split the difference.

Here's a recent score.

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I believe that was on Stage 10.
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:20 am

Playing the arcade version now. Unlocked it on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection. Had to play Super Thunder Blade for a bit to do so.

(Can be talk about how friggin' terrible that game is sometime? Because holy shit.)

Anyway, the original Space Harrier is infinitely better than the TG16 port. The way it sucks you into the center of the screen is kind of odd though.

Soundtrack sounds splendid.

Surprised to see it has respawn continues, as opposed to checkpoints or 1cc-or-gtfo or whatever. May end up credit-feeding my way through this eventually because I'm shameless.

I still have the Sega Ages PS2 version to check out.
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Re: Together Retro: Space Harrier

by ExedExes Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:32 am

Be sure to check out the YouTube video that I linked to in the article, it's a good watch if you're still deciding which port is best.
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