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by MattC
Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 55
Replies: 73
Views: 4472

3 Weeks in Paradise - great music (for a speccy). 3 Weeks In Paradise was the one I was going to choose. I had it for the Amstrad CPC and it was the first game I ever completed with no (or at least very little) assistance from pokes or walkthroughs. I actually preferred it to Herberts Dummy Run - p...
by MattC
Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favoutire gaming mags of yesteryear.
Replies: 122
Views: 8652

No mention yet of Computing with the Amstrad? That and Amstrad Action were the magazines of choice for the discerning CPC user back in the 80s. I occasionally bought ACU too but felt the layout was clumsy and the proofreading often poor. Later on, with the arrival of my new toy (an Amiga 500+), I st...
by MattC
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: One for graphic/text adventure fans
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Computing with the Amstrad CPC gave nearly every Infocom game 100% in across the board (with the exception being, for some reason, Lurking Horror). They are wonderfully atmospheric but often quite difficult to solve. My favourite classic text adventure is a CRL game (The Very Big Cave Adventure), bu...
by MattC
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Top Gear Reliant Shuttle Launch, best thing on the BBC!
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

That show just keeps getting nuttier. It's fantastic :D
by MattC
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Question issue 36
Replies: 111
Views: 12260

Re:

GetDexter wrote:
russgalleywood wrote:Anything on an Amstrad :wink:...

... you and me need to have a quiet chat....



:)
Should I bring my heavy beating stick? :mrgreen:
by MattC
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: cool things we got in cereal packets
Replies: 56
Views: 8192

Apparently, Marathon became Snickers 17 years ago (in 1990). Thanks Wikipedia for the info :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snickers

I know, I didn't realise it had been that long either. Now I do feel old.
by MattC
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Reader reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 3759

Re: Reader reviews

felgekarp wrote:
woody.cool wrote: :cry: You don't like Roland in Time ??? :cry:

Even the theme tune was inspired by my fav TV program 8)
No, I don't. Give me Cuthbert any day, Cuthbert could kick Rolands arse :D
Roland doesn't feel the need to resort to violence - he's above that sort of behaviour.
by MattC
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are collectors tossers?
Replies: 101
Views: 8901

Re:

Sega2006 wrote:I think he meant to say BMW drivers are tossers :wink:
As long as they don't do it when they're driving.
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Reader reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 3759

Re: Reader reviews

I agree with MattC on this one, me being a CPC fan (and a Roland fan) - but personally I'd review 'Roland In Time' and redress that as one of the greatest games of all time instead :D Yes! Get ready, people, the great Roland re-evaluation has started! Finally, the games will get the respect they de...
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Some real twats on eBay
Replies: 46
Views: 5086

Re:

Most sellers do wait until you've given them feedback. Its a bit annoying but I guess there is also so real ass hole buyers out there too which maybe why. alternatively it stinks a bit on not having any confidence in what they're selling........ I have to admit that I have in the past sold stuff an...
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game On - Game Over
Replies: 25
Views: 2341

Re:

There was, however, a fairly business like Japanese man permanently attached to the 'Gran Turismo' cabinet. It occurred to me, that I have seen pictures of GT setups like that one in numerous magazines such as Edge always with a suited Japanese man occupying the driving seat. I conclude that such c...
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Reader reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 3759

I'd write a review for 'Roland in the Caves' if only to redress the balance and give it the high score it deserves as one of the greatest games of all time.
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rose-tinted glasses - you chose the 100 worst retro games
Replies: 233
Views: 32009

I hate to question the numeracy skills of the members here, but we're actually on number 82 now.

Or did you all ignore my nomination for a reason?
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: cool things we got in cereal packets
Replies: 56
Views: 8192

I remember once Kellogs were giving away bits of philosopher in Bran Flakes. I got Aristotle's septum and Descarte's pelvis.
by MattC
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4632
Views: 125114

Re:

SirClive wrote:
felgekarp wrote:Aaaaccciiieeeedddd :oops: Does nobody do that any more?
Not since '88.
I like to think the human race has advanced a bit since then.