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by tcdev
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Home Brew Section
Replies: 198
Views: 24611

Re: Home Brew Section

TRS-80 Color Computer 3 gets a perfect port of Apple II Lode Runner.
100% line-by-line, hand-translated assembler.
Final beta released - 10 playable levels.
<http://retroports.blogspot.com.au/>
by tcdev
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gamer CDs from Issues 3-18 Giveaway
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Retro Gamer CDs from Issues 3-18 Giveaway

I have the CDs from Issues 3-18 inclusive of Retro Gamer magazine. All in their original boxes.

Anyone want them before I toss them in the bin?

Location: Sydney, Australia.
by tcdev
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: What am I missing?

Name a few and we can try them out. Then we can decide if you're right or wrong! :wink: I'm trying to recall some "platform" games with similar gameplay to Manic Miner, but without much luck. Most games were shoot-em-ups and/or clones of arcade games. In any case, I've come up with a few examples o...
by tcdev
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: How to replace a SNES cartridge battery - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: How to replace a SNES cartridge battery - advice needed

Jeremiah Jones wrote:What's a bummer is a game like Super Mario RPG, which doesn't allow you to delete save files, and thereby conserve battery power.
Deleting save files will not conserve battery power. The battery powers the SRAM regardless of its contents.
by tcdev
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: What am I missing?

I wouldn't compare Manic Miner with SMB. MM released in '83 and SMB released in 87. Platformers on 8 bit machines they both may be but they're so far apart chronologically they feel like they're from different generations. Atari had the ST out before '87 and Commodore just about had the Amiga on th...
by tcdev
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: What am I missing?

I'd hate to say it, but most were quite frankly rubbish. Maybe it was because the initial wow factor of the graphics and sound now seem old hat and the gameplay was exposed for what it was - shallow. I also found the game play was now tired, probably due to having experienced it all before. The old...
by tcdev
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

What am I missing?

Let me lay some background; I owned a TRS-80 in the day, before transitioning to Coco & Amiga before the PC. And whilst I never owned an 8/16-bit console back in the day, I've since collected most of the mainstream ones, and played my fair share of 8-bit arcade games as well. I've read some 57 issue...
by tcdev
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Hard to read/see?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Going blind?

psj3809 wrote:Ohhhh you actually mean the numbers for those 'phone lines' in the back are hard to read dont you ? ;)
LOL! They do say it makes you go blind! ;)

I'm pretty sure it was an article on Castlevania that was particularly difficult to read - Issue #36 that would've been.

Regards,
Mark
by tcdev
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: TRS-80 Model I/III/4?
Replies: 1
Views: 480

TRS-80 Model I/III/4?

I'm currently reading issue 39 (yes, I'm behind, but I have read *every* issue from #3 quite literally cover-to-cover) and have just picked up issue #47 from my newsagent - but I'm still waiting for the in-depth 12-page article on the TRS-80 Model I/III/4 and the great games they had!?! I appreciate...
by tcdev
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Hard to read/see?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Hard to read/see?

Does anyone else find some of the colour schemes used for printing in the magazine difficult to read? In particular, some of the white-on-black articles are especially poor quality and I had a difficult time reading them. It's perhaps a quality control issue because I recall 1 article was terrible o...
by tcdev
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A Day In The Life Of Sir Clive Sinclair Computer Game!
Replies: 8
Views: 570

This is terrific news indeed, though waiting until Sept. for the release won't be easy... Still, it will give me time to do the original PCE DracX on my GP2X before looking at the PSP version, and they keep promising Metal Slug Anthology will arrive soon to help pass the time...