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@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.


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#1 DeadPigmon

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 02:53 AM

So today I got a NES since I always wanted one. I got Super Mario and Snakes Revenge but I need some more games so I was wondering..

anyone have some games to recommend?

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 03:01 AM

You can't go wrong with Castlevania 1 and 2.
I'm a fan of Strider as well.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:53 AM

Gradius. Go beat the third level. I hugging dare you.



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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Jul 12 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gradius. Go beat the third level. I hugging dare you.


Then get a SNES and buy Sexy Parodius.

Don't laugh at the 2nd level boss. I hugging dare you.

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#5 DeadPigmon

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:58 AM

is Gradius basically R-type?

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:58 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jul 12 2008, 08:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is Gradius basically R-type?


D= BLASPHEMY

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

NES.

Megaman. all of them.(though i'd specifically recommend 2 and 3).
Dragon Warrior 3 and 4. 1 and 2 are ok, but more grind heavy.
Destiny of an Emperor. similar to dragon warrior, but more interesting.
Final Fantasy
Faxanadu
Blaster Master
Metroid
Legend of Zelda, of course
Super Mario Bros 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1, 2, and 3.
Marble Madness
Little Nemo: The Dream Master


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:20 AM

Theres a lot of things you already know you need (Mario, Zelda, Megaman, etc.), but as far as games you might not think about...

Duck Tales
River City Ransom
Low G Man
Blaster Master
Batman
Deja Vu


#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:21 AM

Abaddox.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:45 AM

ooooohhhh, ducktales. an underrated classic. I can also suggest Kirby's dreamland.

Did you get any accessories like a light gun? Cus there's a bunch of great shooter games out there.
Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

Great call on Little Nemo! I loved that game and I still have it!

I'd also recommend Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage, I'm not so much a fan of the surfing side of the game, but the skating part was just SO darn fun when I was a kid!!! You keep playing similar boards, but they get longer and more difficult every time.

Have fun!

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:15 AM

Crystalis. It's a better Zelda than Zelda. Seriously. It has all the same gameplay aspects as Zelda but without any of the infuriating issues. You don't have to die in order to save, the mechanics of firing energy from your sword are MUCH better, there's an RPG-esque leveling system and you can interact with people in towns. It might seem a little ho-hum by today's standards, but the game was lightyears ahead of its time in the 80s. A shame SNK has forgotten it exists.

Street Fighter 2010. People hate it because it's called "Street Fighter", is made by Capcom and has *nothing* to do with the Street Fighter franchise outside of the main character being named Ken and shooting energy blasts out of his hands. But don't be fooled: this game rocks. It's basically just a series of boss battles, one after another with only a handful of platforming levels in between. So pretty much all the good stuff without the boring bits. It's one of the most graphically intense games on the system and you can pull off some really impressive moves once you get a handle on the controls.

Edited by DrSpengler, 12 July 2008 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:20 AM

Isn't Street Fighter 2010 for the Super Nes?

Or am I remembering stuff wrong here...

Anyway. North And South. Delicious comedy strategy is delicious. 2 Players are a must.

Chip And Dale Rescue Rangers. Fun, fun platform game with good graphics. In the same vain you need to play Ducktales.

Its amazing how Capcom made so many awesome liscense games on the NES.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:37 AM

My favorites were always:

Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Duck Hunt
Bionic Commando (though I never got far...)
Contra (you kow the cheat!)
1943 (king of top-down shooters)
Blades of Steel (great with a friend, especially when you get in a fight)
Excitebike
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Dr. Mario
Micro Machines (race through Cheerios mazes!)

It's really hard to beat an NES for simple, fun, pick-up-and-play games.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(Weremole @ Jul 12 2008, 10:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't Street Fighter 2010 for the Super Nes?

Or am I remembering stuff wrong here...


Nope. NES. I still own the cartridge! Though I can't get it to work anymore...

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:13 AM

This thread is SERIOUSLY lacking in a few AWSOME NES games:

Ninja Gaiden 1, 2, and 3. Seriously people. How am -I- the first one to mention them. Yeah they're kinda hard, but they're NINJA GAIDEN.

The Guardian Legend. Awsome zelda/space shooter hybrid.

Video of the first space level and Zelda style gameplay. (Ignore the short Lufia intro)

You can also pick up the first Metal Gear which ain't that bad a game.

People have already said Zelda, Metriod, Castlevania, and of course Megaman. So I won't go there.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games have been mentioned, but for THE LOVE OF GOD do NOT get The first game. Just get TMNT 2: The Arcade game and up. Skip the first one.

Another vote for Great call on Little Nemo. Awsome game.

Street Fighter 2010 is indeed on the NES. I own it. (PS: It's suppose to take place in the Street Fighter universe, or alternate one, as the Ken in this game IS the Ken we all know and love. There is someone else in the game from the street fighter franchise that I won't spoil. This game is basically called the black sheep of the SF franchise. Not that it makes it a bad game.)

Others you may want to try out:

Whomp Em - Great little 'megaman' style game. See it Here.
Wizard and Warriors
Zanac - Space shooter
Totally Rad - This game is TOTALLY RAD! icon-waspy.gif Seriously though you fight a giant corn on the cob punk rocker. Yes you read that right.

As for RPGs:
Star Tropics
Star Tropics 2: Zoda's Revenge
Ghost Lion - Ghost Lion is an interesting beginer RPG. That only I seem to own. >_<

Course their is always Uninvited and ShadowGate if you like the point and click type adventures.

Random:
M.U.L.E. - Can't really describe this. But it's an interesting game, and has an AWSOME theme song.
Pools of Radiance - If you can find this gem. I say pick it up. Great D&D sytle game. I wish -I- had a copy. >_<

Edited by videomaster21XX, 12 July 2008 - 10:17 AM.

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#17 Daith

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ Jul 12 2008, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This thread is SERIOUSLY lacking in a few AWSOME NES games:

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games have been mentioned, but for THE LOVE OF GOD do NOT get The first game. Just get TMNT 2: The Arcade game and up. Skip the first one.


Despite his hate for the game, You should try it out. It's a lot different then the rest of the turtle games. Being made before the Arcade game, it had its own look and feel. Being a one player game is it's main drawback. You control one of the four turtles at a time, switching between the four on the pause menu, between an overworld map and a side scrolling adventure game. It's got some weird normal enemies that have nothing to do with the TMNT, but bosses tend to be taken from the old cartoon series, like Bebop, Rocksteady, Metalhead (robot turtle version),and the Technodrome. The Damn level is frustrating as heck, especially in the swimming bomb diffusion part. The last fight with Shredder can also be frustrating but is easy to finish with Don if you know how to. I actually prefer it to the straight arcade sidescrolling beat em' ups, due to the variety of gameplay.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Jul 12 2008, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ooooohhhh, ducktales. an underrated classic. I can also suggest Kirby's dreamland.

Did you get any accessories like a light gun? Cus there's a bunch of great shooter games out there.


I'm ebaying looking for a zapper at the moment

however my import store has that little robot that plays with you.. is he worth getting? o-o


thanks for all the suggestions guys I just hope all of these came out in Aus...

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

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however my import store has that little robot that plays with you.. is he worth getting? o-o


Probably not. I haven't heard much good things about old R.O.B. Unless you just want it for collection reasons.

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Despite his hate for the game, You should try it out. It's a lot different then the rest of the turtle games. Being made before the Arcade game, it had its own look and feel. Being a one player game is it's main drawback. You control one of the four turtles at a time, switching between the four on the pause menu, between an overworld map and a side scrolling adventure game. It's got some weird normal enemies that have nothing to do with the TMNT, but bosses tend to be taken from the old cartoon series, like Bebop, Rocksteady, Metalhead (robot turtle version),and the Technodrome. The Damn level is frustrating as heck, especially in the swimming bomb diffusion part. The last fight with Shredder can also be frustrating but is easy to finish with Don if you know how to. I actually prefer it to the straight arcade sidescrolling beat em' ups, due to the variety of gameplay.


Actually I don't hate the game. I even own it, though I only do because it was a buck and my collection looked weird without the first game there, but even so. I've played the game and seen the reviews for this game. It's pretty universally agreed that it sucks. Even the Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed it.

Of course you SHOULD try it out yourself, and if you find it for cheap enough, go ahead. But I wouldn't pay a lot of money for the game.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jul 12 2008, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
however my import store has that little robot that plays with you.. is he worth getting? o-o

If you like strange little video game curios, sure. But it's hardly necessary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.O.B.

Get a light gun and Advantage joystick first.