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by smccd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum - Issue 204: The Nostalgia Effect
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: From the Forum - Issue 203: The Nostalgia Effect

The focus of my collection is changing towards games I used to play as a kid, away from games more generally considered cool.
by smccd
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: JSW guided tour (issue 201)
Replies: 21
Views: 1581

JSW guided tour (issue 201)

The Jet Set Willy guided tour (with Matthew Smith) is probably the best Retro Gamer article I've read, since I subscribed around issue 77. If not #1, it's definitely top 5! A fully-screenshotted walkthrough by the game's author is a great idea, and you should feature more articles as such. Or maybe ...
by smccd
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum Issue 203
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: From The Forum Issue 203

When I figured out the down-middle-up sequence by myself in castle 7-4 of SMB1.
by smccd
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 193
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: From the forum: 193

I like Kano. Is being a criminal not enough? Win inter-dimensional combat competitions too.
by smccd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 192
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: From the forum: 192

Tie between Cabal and New Zealand Story on the Spectrum. One felt like a fantastical voyage through a world of wonder and the other was a simple bullet-to-the-face endeavor. https://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/482939-the-new-zealand-story-zx-spectrum-screenshot-that-looks-like.png https://www.m...
by smccd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum 181_: Favourite Street Fighter game
Replies: 24
Views: 1111

Re: From The Forum 181_: Favourite Street Fighter game

Street Fighter 2: World Warrior, because it represented a colossal improvement over SF1. I also liked that the four boss characters are not available to the player, preventing their trivialization.
by smccd
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From THe Forum 179: Share your Pac-Man anecdotes with us
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: From THe Forum 178: Share your Pac-Man anecdotes with us

I was impressed by the richness of the design contrasted with how approachable the game was.

It felt somewhat like you were playing a cartoon.
by smccd
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 177 - 2018 retro wishes
Replies: 26
Views: 1693

Re: From The Forum issue 177 - 2018 retro wishes

A Neo Geo bookazine from the fine folks at Retro Gamer.

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by smccd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 176 - Favourite football game
Replies: 34
Views: 1685

Re: From The Forum issue 176 - Favourite football game

I played Match Day on the ZX Spectrum so much that I still whistle the "players entering" tune now, 25 years later.
by smccd
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 1712

Re: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary

By waiting patiently for a PAL television to be delivered over here, in Canada...

I have all other components (220v transformer, UK plug adapter, tape player), but still no suitable TV for it...
by smccd
Wed May 03, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 168 - Multiplayer scumbaggery
Replies: 23
Views: 917

Re: From the forum issue 168 - Multiplayer scumbaggery

In 2-player PC games, I would sometimes hold down "too many keys", blocking my opponent's controls.
by smccd
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss section - 167
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Discuss section - 167

In secret, I like to play Pac-Land, a game that looks like it was drawn by a child.


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https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_deta ... me_id=8955
by smccd
Wed May 25, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 156 - Game Boy Advance
Replies: 28
Views: 1099

Re: From The Forum issue 156 - Game Boy Advance

When my friend in university let me borrow his GBA, I would play it in class and receive glares from the professors and classmates.
by smccd
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 155 - Speedrunning
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: From the forum issue 155 - Speedrunning

While interesting to witness near-perfect play, tool assisted speed running trivializes video games to a mechanical sequence of steps.
by smccd
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 154 - Quake
Replies: 26
Views: 1103

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Quake 1 was the FPS game in which I felt truly free and maneuverable.

I thought I was very good until I joined a contest in Bucharest, and lost in the first round :D