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by sven
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First Computer
Replies: 83
Views: 3230

IBM PCjr :oops: My dad threw it away when I was young, after we got an old hand-me-down P133 Packard Bell. According to him it was garbage and useless. Now, there may have been some merit to that, but I wouldn't mind having what is recognized as one of the worst computers ever made on display in my...
by sven
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari ST vs Amiga - total sales figure ?
Replies: 62
Views: 3804

Who wouldn't want an Amiga over an ST with this kind of advertising campaign: Click You could open a fondue restaurant with that much cheese. This is the best ad ever. Hmm. If you overlaid that song on this video - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hUoJBerFDsA&feature=related - you'd have a winner on y...
by sven
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari ST vs Amiga - total sales figure ?
Replies: 62
Views: 3804

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/sales.html

North America 700,000
Australia & New Zealand 350,000
United Kingdom 1,500,000
Germany 1,300,000
France 250,000
Italy 600,000
Other European Countries 150,000
Rest of World 0

I think the ST sold quite a bit less than this.
by sven
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most atmospheric games of old???
Replies: 27
Views: 1661

Re: Most atmospheric games of old???

I remember jumping out of my skin with Another World on the Amiga and the original Alone In the Dark on the PC. What games do you remember as being atmospheric? Dungeon Master & Eye of the Beholder. Awesome games, incredibly atmospheric. Sierra's Quest-games - Hero's Quest particularly, but all the...
by sven
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari ST vs Amiga - total sales figure ?
Replies: 62
Views: 3804

The only one I've ever owned is the Amiga (which I've still got) and my best mate had an ST before upgrading to an Amiga . I'd say I knew a roughly equal amount of ST and Amiga owners, back in the day. I marginally prefer the Amiga, but only because of some of its exclusive games (like Superfrog), ...
by sven
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga - what package did you buy/receive when you got yours?
Replies: 47
Views: 2020

I was always jealous of the fun packs that I saw in the overseas mags. In Norway, there were no packs on offer, just the Amiga itself in a box. I bought my Amiga in 89 and bought three games - Double Dragon, the 3D Pacman game and Dungeon Master (which meant I had to buy a mem card as well, expensiv...
by sven
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Running out of topics?
Replies: 66
Views: 6756

Having now received and read the issue, and especially the whole Matthew Smith and Spectrum feature, I have to say kudos to a very well written and interesting piece. It really took me by surprise, and it raised the bar for the whole magazine for how you should cover stuff like this. In short, I wan...
by sven
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Running out of topics?
Replies: 66
Views: 6756

Why not wait and read the Matthew Smith piece first? I must admit that I groaned when I looked at the 'Next Month' page but Paul usually manages to coax some good anecdotes out of his interviewees and Matthew Smith is an, er, interesting character (to say the least!). Well, I guess I'll just have t...
by sven
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Running out of topics?
Replies: 66
Views: 6756

Stunt car racer is lovely and all, it's certainly oen of my favourites but there's much better multiplayer racers out there, several of the top 25 being examples. The null modem option was available to a very small number of people and even then really over a very small number of tracks since sever...
by sven
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Running out of topics?
Replies: 66
Views: 6756

Granted, you make some good points. But still, the topic of Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy has been so well covered, it seems unnecessary to ever bring him up again. It's like an obsession, this thing with Manic Miner. :wink:
by sven
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Running out of topics?
Replies: 66
Views: 6756

Running out of topics?

I'm asking since you're going to make yet another issue focusing on Matthew Smith and Manic Miner. If I weren't a subscriber, I'd never bother with the next issue. And Sunt Car Racer - the Amiga version, where you could compete head on with a mate via a null modem cable, should have made the top spo...
by sven
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gauntlet
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re:

kelp7 wrote:
Kaede wrote:Isn't this on Xbox Live arcade? :?
i can't play xbox live arcade at work :)
And you put up with this? :P
by sven
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUBSCRIBERS/RENEWALS
Replies: 73
Views: 15197

Re:

So you've got the option of only paying £2.50 an issue, yet you're deciding to pay by credit card for an entire year (which is £15 more expensive) and are complaining about it? People complained about a yearly sub, so we gave them the option of six monthly direct debit (which apparently enables u...
by sven
Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUBSCRIBERS/RENEWALS
Replies: 73
Views: 15197

Re: Important subs information

I second this suggestion. Darran, is there any email address we can use? According to the subs renewal letter from Imagine, you use the email address retrogamer@cisubs.co.uk to contact them. Thanks. I got my reply today... For those who want to know, I took out a sub after getting three free issues...
by sven
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why keep changing stuff that works...!? (Rant warning!)
Replies: 36
Views: 3443

Re:

Personally, I loved every up to and including Hot Pursuit 2, but then it suddenly completely urban and "cool" with Underground, and Most Wanted too. Most Wanted was a step in the right direction, but still too "urban" for my tastes. For me, Need For Speed was always factory-built supercars, like Co...