loading Retro


  • Rub3z - September 7, 2013 2:28 a.m.

    Umm... yes. Or just gigantic loading bars. Ask Dave H. about Wipeout HD, he'll tell you what I mean.
  • scott-regitz - September 6, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    Yes, cause that is what we need...We need more interactive loading screens to keep the ADD, ADHD children interested enough for 45 seconds...brilliant!
  • mafyooz - September 6, 2013 4:07 a.m.

    I know it's not interactive before I get savaged by pedants, but I quite like the way the loading screens on Spec Ops: The Line gradually go from showing the usual "push up to move" kind of tips, to saying things like "Can you even remember why you came here?"" and "This is all your fault". Fits nicely with the themes of the game :)
  • GR_AndyHartup - September 6, 2013 4:42 a.m.

    Completely agree with you. Spec Ops is filled with smart ideas, and the way that even the loading screens carry the message of the game while subverting the loading screens from nearly every other shooter is a fantastic touch. Well observed.
  • garnsr - September 5, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    It was sad to pound buttons on the PS3 version of Okami's loading screens and have nothing happen. It was fun to make the loading letters warp around in Symphony of the Night.
  • shawksta - September 5, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    Budakai's loading was neat and damn right on Rayman Origins/Legends But now reminding me about Budakai/Tenkaichi reminds me of how awful Ultimate was
  • awesomesauce - September 5, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    NFL Blitz's/Mortal Kombat's cheat code loading screens. how'd that not make the list
  • n00b - September 5, 2013 5:20 p.m.

    God damn it Henry why you so raciest about Japanese Moe. You come off like such a prick sometimes, just come out of the otaku closet. Also there are no enemies on Bayonetta loading screens.
  • GR_HenryGilbert - September 5, 2013 5:36 p.m.

    I'll have you know I'm the otaku-iest otaku on this site. I was likely watching subbed VHS tapes of Urusei Yatsura and Bubblegum Crisis before you could read. You got me on Bayonetta though. Touche
  • n00b - September 5, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    I was watching those in Spanish dubs because 3rd world problems. But in all seriousness its kind of weird how you frequently bring up comics, anime and games having sexy/moe characters in them. (I listen to your podcasts and stuff)
  • n00b - September 5, 2013 5:11 p.m.

    iDOLM@STER in my gamesradar?
  • Frieza - September 5, 2013 4:54 p.m.

    I wasn't expecting the Budokai games to make this list, honestly. Maybe Raging Blast with the Nimbus collecting the capsules, but not the button mashers of the Tenkaichi games... And why is Mass Effect on the last panel? I didn't notice any loading screen games, at least in the first one.
  • J-Fid - September 5, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    Always enjoy counting how many pushups I could do with Vegeta before a match.
  • StrayGator - September 5, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    Assassin's creed? sure, it's a weakeer implementaion of the bayonetta schtick, but it predated bayonetta by 2 years. that ought to count for something?
  • FAT47ITY - September 5, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    I particularly like the AC3: Tyranny of King Washington load screens. Instead of just walking about like you regularly do, this version if the load screen has an Apple of Eden which you can run into, causing it to dissappear and reappear somewhere else. It's a challenge into itself to see how many of these Apples you can collect before the next area loads, and I believe you can earn an Achievement/Trophy for grabbing a certain number of them.
  • JarkayColt - September 5, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    I was hoping to see Budokai on this list and you didn't disappoint, haha. I loved those loading screens. Also one of my personal favourites used to be Crash Tag Team Racing. The loading screen was otherwise totally innocuous until you got impatient and started mashing buttons, at which point you were treated to as many belching and/or farting noises as you pleased. Anybody passing through the room would be totally clueless lawls. Great gag.

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