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by dr_bob
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First Computer
Replies: 83
Views: 3129

Re: First Computer

Bit of thread necromancy here eh? ;) First computer I had was a Sord M5 which I was donated by my auntie when my cousins had given up on it , it wasn't a great computer but had a brilliant manual (taught myself BASIC with it ;)) , my first proper gaming computer though was an Atari 800xl (great mach...
by dr_bob
Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wonder Boy in Monster Land TAKE 2!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: Best version of Wonder Boy in Monster Land

The C64 version was a pretty decent stab at a conversion , but the SMS version is probably one of the best reasons to actually HAVE an SMS(that and its sequel Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap) .
The Megadrive one was Wonderboy in Monster World by the way ,
by dr_bob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)
Replies: 52
Views: 2432

Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

thevulture wrote:Looks like i`m late to the party here, Loads of you good folk nominated things that sprang to mind.But, cue shock horror :wink: No mention of:

>snip<

Draconus.

>snip<
Draconus was great but it was a full price game originally .(one of Zepplins first I think)
by dr_bob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Amusing" Shop names
Replies: 59
Views: 1328

Re: "Amusing" Shop names

Abrakebabra , heh , never actually eaten there sober , although the chip bagguettes are lovely. Anyway , theres always lino ritchie . http://www.linoritchie.ie ( a shop selling linoleum and carpets), but only on floors , if you're looking for something fitted for when you're dancing on the ceiling y...
by dr_bob
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.
Replies: 59
Views: 935

Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

I >think< I still had the atari 8 bit at the time , so from memory I got a copy of Gnome Ranger and ha! Cassette 50 (and I'd more fun breaking the games and tweaking the amount of lives etc in them actually) , may have got some more stuff as well (think I got a hi fi between myself and my brother)
by dr_bob
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The PlayStation Store
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: The PlayStation Store

Don't, please, get me started. I just do not get it. Sure I understand licensing issues, translation issues, copyright, etc., but why is Europe so utterly dumped upon with this kind of thing? Sony promised, as seem to recall, that there would be 100 PS1 games up on PSN by Christmas. Well here we ar...
by dr_bob
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 71 Feedback Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 12370

Re: Issue 71 Feedback Thread

Hey , I always love reading the Feedback thread , it's always chockful of righteous indignation and I always find that entertaining: Regarding the christmas cover , I couldn't give a fiddlers , maybe because the games mags I read back then didn't really do them , and I'm a bit of a scrooge when it c...
by dr_bob
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Atari Arcade Game
Replies: 32
Views: 538

Re: Best Atari Arcade Game

Gauntlet , no question! You cant beat it for 4 player fun with a few mates.
It's a pity the DS remake is in limbo at the moment though..
by dr_bob
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Gaming Hell
Replies: 57
Views: 1029

Re: Your Gaming Hell

Being on a forum full of Speccy fans who claim every arcade conversion was better on their ZX, oh wait ;) (>cough< I liked chakan on the megadrive by the way) I'm a Spectrum fan but I'd happily concede that there was no arcade conversion at all that was at its best on the machine. There are still a...
by dr_bob
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)
Replies: 52
Views: 2432

Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Zybex on the Atari 8bit (it had a release on the c64 and spectrum as well) For the atari it was probably the best horizontal shooter on the system , and one of the few "modern ones" i.e. powerups and bosses etc. It looked fantastic , sounded great and had an ingenious control system.It would have be...
by dr_bob
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Gaming Hell
Replies: 57
Views: 1029

Re: Your Gaming Hell

Being on a forum full of Speccy fans who claim every arcade conversion was better on their ZX, oh wait ;)
(>cough< I liked chakan on the megadrive by the way)
by dr_bob
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MIA
Replies: 554
Views: 18568

Re: MIA

More forum members that haven't posted for quite a while: .. dr bob ....l heya, I had a baby daughter (well my wife did ,I helped) at the start of the year ,she's taking most of our time ,(she's fantastic though!) I had to knock the retro stuff on the head for a bit . Also we'd moved into smaller a...
by dr_bob
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: irish subscriptions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

The larger Easons (Large newsagents chain in Ireland , Uk equivilent would be WHSmiths I guess.)in Dublin stock it , so if theres one remotely near you it may be worth seeing of they can have a copy sent down each month for you. I'd the same reasons for not subbing myself , its not the magazines fau...
by dr_bob
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I Want a Micro
Replies: 34
Views: 1019

a..t the risk of a thread hijack , that is pretty cool , I'd known of mmc/sd card based cartridge devices , but that seems to be a hell of a lot better. It is a pretty pricey though compared to the xe1541 cable though (which is about €15 or so on ebay. It is more expensive yes, but you don't need...
by dr_bob
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Deep Space 9 vs Babylon 5
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

markopoloman wrote:B5 back in the lead - where it should stay.
...boo:(