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1 hour ago, Richardhead said:

Also said he could beat Bert… We all know how that went. Dude just gave up🤷🏽‍♂️

I would probably give up too if I ended up in some sort of 8-bit vendetta vs. bert sampson. He isnt human. Like challenging the rainman to game of blackjack or a toothpick counting contest. Ill advised as it may have been, I genuinely miss the rivalry as a fan

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11 hours ago, NESfiend said:

I would probably give up too if I ended up in some sort of 8-bit vendetta vs. bert sampson. He isnt human. Like challenging the rainman to game of blackjack or a toothpick counting contest. Ill advised as it may have been, I genuinely miss the rivalry as a fan

I've just had too much going on in the real world to give it a solid effort. Hopefully things will improve soon and I can get back into it.

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12 hours ago, Krunch said:

I had a few runs and if I had to sum it up I'd say this game is vicious by the megaton & brutalitarian brickwall-meet-face lipsplitting savagery on super duper knucklebuster chumpmaker difficulty toast

I have gotten to watch the timer run out right before the finish line on track 4 like 10 times. Not to mention all the times I have crashed before getting there. But those don't bother me. If I crash that's on me and I am happy to start anew. But goddamn, when you put together what feels like one near perfect run after another to watch them all end like 100 points (1 second maybe?) before the finish line, it is quite the kick the in the teeth. And I have had several. I really wanted to get to the final race. Not even necessarily get through 2 laps there, but at least see the damn thing and try to get close to 40k mark. I don't think its going to happen though. My posted score may very well be the best I got, so the win is out there for someone to grab (looking at you @Krunch and @PII). 

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16 hours ago, Krunch said:

I had a few runs and if I had to sum it up I'd say this game is vicious by the megaton & brutalitarian brickwall-meet-face lipsplitting savagery on super duper knucklebuster chumpmaker difficulty toast

I was completely in the dark until you hit it home with "difficulty toast."

...  This game is kind of fun once a degree of "fluency" is reached for any of the given skill levels.  

It's sort of like if you love to eat skittles so much that you're willing to walk a mile for a bag of that juicy delight and then, when you get there all sweaty, panting and tired you receive one... perhaps as many as five skittles, and they are all green.

It almost doesn't feel like I'm playing a racing game at all.  It's more like a strict exercise in enemy avoidance with zero forgiveness for error.  No thrilling speed and very little thrill as far as figuring out the perfect line and speed at which to enter a turn and then cutting it by the skin of my teeth.  Also, a difficult game to git gud at quickly.  It has a high burnout rate.  If I turn it on and don't get anywhere after several runs at most, I may as well turn it off for a while.  Twenty or Thirty Minutes away won't do it. 

Still, it's kinda fun.

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1 hour ago, PII said:

 

It's sort of like if you love to eat skittles so much that you're willing to walk a mile for a bag of that juicy delight and then, when you get there all sweaty, panting and tired you receive one... perhaps as many as five skittles, and they are all green.

This is cracking me up hard even though Im only like 38% sure I understand it. I definitely agree that green is the worst of the original flavored skittles

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38 minutes ago, NESfiend said:

This is cracking me up hard even though Im only like 38% sure I understand it. I definitely agree that green is the worst of the original flavored skittles

That's all I was really going for, lol.  Wow! 38% is a really specific number.  What I've always wondered though is how come there has never been a blue skittle? (original flavor bag)  It's taste the rainbow, right?  Last time I checked, blue was definitely part of the bow.  I mean, how good would a blueberry and/or raspberry skittle taste?  Who in the heck is on the board of directors over there anyway?  Are they waiting until their back is completely up against the wall and some other new candy is poised to deliver the death blow and then they'll be all, 'wait, wait, wait... just wait a minute; HYAH!, It's blue skittle time, MungerFungers!!!

I took a break from racing to play some Double Dragon just in case it wasn't totally apparent from the direction that this comment went...

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43 minutes ago, Richardhead said:

Wait, what?

We seem to have relatively few contenders at present and I'm having to take breaks from playing a lot more frequently than usual sos I'm takin' the liberty to nonsense-up the thread as I see fit.

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1 hour ago, PII said:

I mean, how good would a blueberry and/or raspberry skittle taste? 

Wild berry, aka the purple bag of skittles, has exactly that. The pink ones in there are extraordinary as well. The purple bag is the obvious choice with skittles. Blue is good in its own right, but purple reigns surpreme

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2 minutes ago, NESfiend said:

Wild berry, aka the purple bag of skittles, has exactly that. The pink ones in there are extraordinary as well. The purple bag is the obvious choice with skittles. Blue is good in its own right, but purple reigns surpreme

Ya, thanx for the word.  I had some "island skittles (I think they were called)" once and didn't think too much of them.  I kinda figured someone would mention another variety, which is coo, and why I put that (original flavor bag) in there.  Idk, maybe it's just an ocd thing; whenever I see regular skittles I feel like sumthin's missin.'

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2 hours ago, PII said:

I took a break from racing to play some Double Dragon just in case it wasn't totally apparent from the direction that this comment went...

Too late, man; mbd39 has already won Double Dragon - he just hasn't posted his score yet.  Just wait for about the third or fourth post down on page one when the thread is made...

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1 hour ago, Dr. Morbis said:

Too late, man; mbd39 has already won Double Dragon - he just hasn't posted his score yet.  Just wait for about the third or fourth post down on page one when the thread is made...

I've caught a quip or two regarding mbd39's DD skills before now.  I'm certainly looking forward to getting a peep at 'em.  Right now, I'm just curious what the rules will be...

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15 hours ago, Dr. Morbis said:

Too late, man; mbd39 has already won Double Dragon - he just hasn't posted his score yet.  Just wait for about the third or fourth post down on page one when the thread is made...

Morbis, you been racing on this thing? Been curious to hear your assessment of it

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When I was starting out I thought the worst thing was having to wonder how many times I'd accelerate into the back or side of the very first car.  I think it's a number I would rather not know, and if I did know that number I would not want to share it.  But the real worst thing has to be doing everything "correct" on a given race and coming up short right in front of the damn finish line...  At least in the Rad Racers you get to milk whatever speed you've built up when the timer runs out.  In this one it's as if you've just driven into an impromptu tar pit, you practically stop on a dime.

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I just rolled about 98% of the way "into" a goal line at the end of a race for game over.  Apparently those posts on either side that read "goal" are quite literal.  It ain't a football end zone.  It's a fucking hockey goal.  All the way through, or fuck you. 

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