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by WoodyCG
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss - 169
Replies: 40
Views: 1643

Re: Discuss - 169

Retro - Quickshot V - the one with the big red fire button. Lovely for playing Commando on the Amstrad.

Modern - Xbox One wireless - pretty close to perfect ergonomics I reckon.
by WoodyCG
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss Time! Issue 139
Replies: 41
Views: 1658

Re: Discuss Time! Issue 139

I havea half decent collection of Nintendo handhelds - Game Boy Color, Advance, SP, DS, DS XL - but never really spent that much time using them to be honest. Picked up a PS Vita last year (oled screen) and this has seen more game time than the rest put together. Current favourites are TxK and Eveyb...
by WoodyCG
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss 135: Do you emulate and why do you do it?
Replies: 45
Views: 1810

Re: Discuss 135: Do you emulate and why do you do it?

Absolutely love emulation - I know it doesn't give you the 100% authentic feel of using the original hardware but it is certainly good enough for my needs. Still remember my tentative steps onto the internet - using an AOL CD and 33.6k modem - and discovering MAME for the first time. Totally blew me...
by WoodyCG
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss Issue 134 Do you collect games (and why do you do it
Replies: 33
Views: 1478

Re: Discuss Issue 134 Do you collect games (and why do you d

No, not really - but I can appreciate why people do collect, especially for older systems. All of the games I own have been acquired because I wanted to play the game in question - even if the game may have only got 10 minutes of play before being stored away somewhere and never used again. Back in ...
by WoodyCG
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 133
Replies: 46
Views: 2451

Re: Issue 133

Really enjoyed the Simon Nichol article. Never had a C64 back in the day, but used to love playing Crazy Comets round at a friends. Prior to reading the article I had no idea that there were sequels, so spent some time at the weekend investigating these through the joys of emulation. There is even a...
by WoodyCG
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your own arcade
Replies: 74
Views: 1286

Re: Your own arcade

Bubble Bobble
Star Force
1942
Space Harrier
Super Sprint
Ghosts n Goblins
Operation Wolf
R-Type
Nemesis
Star Wars
by WoodyCG
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24465
Views: 510226

Re: What are you currently playing?

Spent a couple of hours yesterday watching my two young daughters playing Donkey Konga on the Gamecube. They have little respect for well kept gaming gear, and proceeded to bash the hell out of the bongo's whilst trying to defeat each other in battle mode to the tunes of 'Louie Louie' and 'September...
by WoodyCG
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Andrew 'Star Fighter 3000' Hutchings
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Questions for Andrew 'Star Fighter 3000' Hutchings

Spent hours playing Stunt Racer 2000 and Star fighter 3000 on the old A3010.

Were these games written in pure ARM assembler? How does this compare to writing software for non-risc processors? (68000, 80x86 etc..)
by WoodyCG
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 132 - Favourite first-person shooter
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: From the forum issue 132 - Favourite first-person shoote

Motion sickness pretty much kills most of these games for me - the irony is that the prettier and smoother the game the worse it is - but I do recall enjoying Medal of Honor - Allied Assault and the original Call Of Duty games on PC. Also spent a lot of time playing Time Splitters 2 on the Gamecube ...
by WoodyCG
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Space Harrier!
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: Space Harrier!

Remember first playing the arcade version at an arcade in Paignton. Amazing experience at the time, especially having just read all about it in C&VG (I think..) Brought the Amstrad version as soon as it was available. Initially disappointed with the wire frame graphics but once you get over this it ...
by WoodyCG
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Did you ever get an expensive disaster for Xmas?
Replies: 38
Views: 894

Re: Did you ever get an expensive disaster for Xmas?

First home computer was a CPC 464 with green green as a Christmas present..

Christmas morning arrives and the green screen is well and truly dead.

Alan Sugar has a lot to answer for... :lol:
by WoodyCG
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 32009
Views: 783074

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Wii Players Choice 1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 2. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3. New Super Mario Bros Wii On Steam (I really should learn not to look when there is a sale on..) 1. Dishonored 2. Company of Heroes 2 3. Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams Bundle ( really liking this, sort of like a platform versi...
by WoodyCG
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 130
Replies: 74
Views: 3791

Re: Issue 130

Bit late to the party as I didn't get chance to pick up a copy until Friday evening.

Really enjoyed the Crazy Taxi, Yie Ar Kung Fu and Amstrad articles.

Plus, I made it into the 'from the forum' section! :D

Looking forward to some TRS-80 stuff in the next issue..
by WoodyCG
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game
Replies: 57
Views: 1950

Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

I can recall playing Firefox and Dragon's Lair in the arcade, but my most fond memories are of Rebel Assault 1 and 2 on the PC.
by WoodyCG
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Best Type-In Progs by Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1892

Re: Best Type-In Progs by Machine

I also recall typing in a little program by Andrew Braybrook for the C64 from Zzap 64 magazine.

It was a clever little piece of code that promised to double the speed of the the cpu.

Amazing stuff. Well worth trying in my opinion: http://www.zzap64.co.uk/zzap24/mental2.html :wink: