When I saw the newsletter in my inbox, I thought two things:One, someone's a Speedball 2 fan.Two, Coop's going to love this latest but of epic trolling.Rumour has it that there's a Blood Bowl re-release on the way in 2013, so this is epic trolling indeed.
I'd get myself an Amiga emulator, expect I'd think it be horribly chastening to find out by just how much my reflexes had slowed over the years.
I tried to play Super Mario Kart not long ago. I smashed every record and unlocked every secret on that game back when it came out, but struggled to finish a race in the top four this time. I have never felt so old.
As somebody who plays old games regularly I find that a game you loved in the past will either be A - stunningly easy with the benefit of increased age and wisdom or B - shockingly difficult.
I find that I use the Wii more for its Virtual Console feature (loads of stuff from the NES, Master System, SNES, Megadrive, Turbografyx 16, Neo Geo, N64, and, amazingly, the C64) than for actual Wii games. It's a shame that all the Koei strategy and adventure games are only available in the US.Between that, Great Old Games, and the OSR, I'm totally retro.
Oh, no! I've just found out that you can get Speedball 2 on Xbox Live.
There's an iPhone version too, and it plays quite well.
I was going to make the Ice cream gag, but I din't think anyone would get it! Speedball for the win.
The Quickshot 2 was good. The Competition Pro 5000 was better. I developed blisters on my hands from playing Speedball and Speedball 2 to death. They were ace.
My biggest problem with Blood Bowl is the setting. Football in the medieval/rennaissance Warhammer World is very goofy, it belongs in sci-fi! If this really is a Speedball 2 for the tabletop...well, going to watch it closely.