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by alcockell
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Rustler's Noodles
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Rustler's Noodles

I think Tesco still do them...
by alcockell
Tue May 13, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Computers in education experiences
Replies: 21
Views: 2398

Re: Computers in education experiences

When I started senior school in '82 (I think), we had about 6 or 7 PETs that we used almost all the time, and about 4 BBCs we used sometimes (including my main O-Level quiz program). There was what I think was a Research Machines 380Z, though I don't ever remember us using it. In College, they had ...
by alcockell
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: iPad Digital Mag version update
Replies: 57
Views: 3284

Re: iPad Digital Mag version update

Have you got plans for an Android port on the dev roadmap? Also - are you planning on integrating digital and print subs?
by alcockell
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 80s toys back in style!
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: 80s toys back in style!

Also, has anyone noticed how the games rolled out by king.com (Freemium Ripoff Saga [serial num]) all seem to have gameplay cribbed from Game and Watches?
by alcockell
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How Video Games Changed The World
Replies: 155
Views: 3190

Re: How Video Games Changed The World

The arcade in Southend that he keeps walking around is one of the only ones with retro stuff. Cant remember the name of the Helicopter game in front of the Pinball games (including 2 addams family machines) but its ace and would love to know if theres a home version. Worth popping in if you like Tr...
by alcockell
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How Video Games Changed The World
Replies: 155
Views: 3190

Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Watching on C4+1- just hit Manic Miner...
by alcockell
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is wreck it Ralph a success?
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Re: Is wreck it Ralph a success?

Streaming it from Blinkbox at the mo.. nice kangarooing in that "candy car"...
by alcockell
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is wreck it Ralph a success?
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Re: Is wreck it Ralph a success?

thingonaspring wrote:i did enjoy it. i even wondered if i'd missed out on some whole sugar rush (real) franchise somewhere. because i also wondered why the candy cane double stripes vanished when you touched them, in a racing game...?
Consider that Candy Crush (Saga) is released by King.com...
by alcockell
Thu May 09, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Funhouse and Knightmare
Replies: 32
Views: 3646

Re: Funhouse and Knightmare

Thanks for the reminder, totally forgot. I recorded a few of the funhouse episodes last time, unfortunatly they were the later series judging by pat sharps short hair... i love seeing the kids faces as they are told that they have won a tennis raquet set...imagine kids faces these days....is it wii...
by alcockell
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13215

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

Giggled a bit while reading the Back to the 80s article - especially the Commodore port of Lunar Lander called "Jupiter Lander". Yeah - you try landing a LEM on a gas giant...
:mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
by alcockell
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris documentary on BBC4 NOW (01/08/2012 20:00)
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Tetris documentary on BBC4 NOW (01/08/2012 20:00)

Hi all - Docco on the dev of tetris NOW on BBC4 if I can pull you away from the olympics..
by alcockell
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 'retro' films you think people should see...
Replies: 94
Views: 5851

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Channel 5 are good for retro films - Krull is currently airing, followed by Clash of the Titans (the 1981 RADA+Harryhausen one)

And GOD was Krull cheesy!
by alcockell
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The adventure game.. tv show
Replies: 26
Views: 2385

Re: The adventure game.. tv show

I think we can all agree Knightmare was better... cheese rolls belong in knapsacks :lol: I've got all of Knightmare on DVD and, while it was fantastic, that was the from late 80s onwards while Adventure Game was the tail end of the 70s so they are both very much of their time. But yeah, Knightmare ...
by alcockell
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Trog!
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Trog!

I remember sinking a shitload of money into this one in the Nottingham Poly students' union building when I was there in 1990-1993....

Power eggs were a tad more badass in this when compared to Pacman...