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by AndyR
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Thoughts on Super Frog
Replies: 35
Views: 808

Re: Thoughts on Super Frog

Can't wait for this!!! I played the game numerous times from start to finish...it has everything you could ever want from a platformer with my fave levels being haunted castle and Egyptian. I don't understand the major comparisons with sonic. Super frog had a couple of fast sections (when you picked...
by AndyR
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New graphics card needed
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: New graphics card needed

Firmly, windows 7 is pretty mature now and the 64 bit version handles 32 bit program's great. I've never had a 32 bit program not work on my system (win 7 enterprise 64 bit, i5 2500k, 16 gig ram, 2 tb storage, bluray writer, 2 x GeForce gtx 560ti sli etc...yawn...). Apparently there are a few progra...
by AndyR
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ZX Spectrum Gamer issue 2 is out
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: ZX Spectrum Gamer issue 2 is out

Phwoar!!!!!
Ooooops, trouser accident alert

Go-on - admit it. You would, wouldn't you?

(I reckon Ted & Dusty had a bit of a 'thing' going on back in the day.)
by AndyR
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ZX Spectrum Gamer issue 2 is out
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: ZX Spectrum Gamer issue 2 is out

Alas - while I hoped upon hope of the possibility of seeing Ted Rogers in a dress, it was not to be :cry: It's early days, don't lose hope yet. Now you've gone a put my hopes up again...centre page spread and my life will be complete. Actually, thinking about it, Ted Rogers, Tony Hart and cake in t...
by AndyR
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ZX Spectrum Gamer issue 2 is out
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: ZX Spectrum Gamer issue 2 is out

You had me with 'More exciting than Ted Rogers in a dress'. Alas - while I hoped upon hope of the possibility of seeing Ted Rogers in a dress, it was not to be :cry: Still, my search for said Mr Rogers in a bustle dress, a ruffle sleeved dress or even (pause for breath) a black, hourglass Lilly Flui...
by AndyR
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Book...
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Book...

Thanks for the headsup Antiriad. Just ordered it on Amazon but it seems the book is skewed towards the American side of things whereas my plan is to keep it thoroughly British simply because it's what I know. Like I say though, I'll probably never finish it - give it a few weeks and I'll have moved ...
by AndyR
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Game Opening Sequences
Replies: 64
Views: 1907

Re: Best Game Opening Sequences

Recently I was given a copy of Homefront which surprised me in two ways. 1) It's actually not that bad a game. 2) The intro really touched me (emotionally) as there is a scene where a family are on the street and what appears to be the parents are shot in front of the child. It's the fact it was out...
by AndyR
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Book...
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Book...

I've started writing a book (totally not for sale but the plan is to make it available for free download) and as such purely a personal labour of love about my experiences with computers and computing devices. I doubt I'll ever finish it though...! I'm sure many people had the similar experiences to...
by AndyR
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?
Replies: 39
Views: 3322

Re: James Pond: Underwater Agent or Robocod?

I think Robocod really showed what the A500 was capable of and the Amiga version was certainly the best looking, smoothest and most colourful version out there.

Still not a patch on Superfrog though - best platformer ever!!!!!

:D
by AndyR
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: my eyes ! ( n64 )
Replies: 59
Views: 1584

Re: my eyes ! ( n64 )

The thing is, the older CRT TV's use a completely different display system and one of CRT's 'deficiences' was that they 'suffered' from something akin to persistence of vision. The phosphor used to create the image emitted light slightly longer than an LCD (for example) takes to switch state and the...
by AndyR
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Deluxe Paint vs Personal Paint
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Deluxe Paint vs Personal Paint

Dpaint all the way...except I did use Ppaint for both it's image effects and the fact it could save using different datatypes rather than just .iff The one feature I still miss from dpaint is being able to pick up a bit a bit of the screen as a brush and just paint everywhere with it. No faffing abo...
by AndyR
Mon May 30, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 90 feedback thread
Replies: 130
Views: 6874

Re: Issue 90 feedback thread

BEST COVER EVER!!! Honestly. Not only that - I took the mag into work and the cover attracted the attention of a few collegues and of course, we got talking about ye olde games and stuff. They didn't have a clue there was such a magazine available and are now going to buy / subscribe. So, lets start...
by AndyR
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite gaming magazines
Replies: 136
Views: 2417

Re: Favourite gaming magazines

Amstrad Action, Amiga Format, Amiga Power, CU Amiga, Retro gamer (of course) It's depressing walking into WH Smiths now...there used to be so many mags to choose taking up a whole wall and now it's reduced to just a couple of small shelves. There was nothing like the buzz of walking in there and see...
by AndyR
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: collecting xbox games
Replies: 69
Views: 1534

Re: collecting xbox games

xbox1 = emulation heaven :D
by AndyR
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ever bought a console for 1 game ?
Replies: 92
Views: 1877

Re: ever bought a console for 1 game ?

I bought a wii just to play Super Paper Mario. Never been so disappointed with a game in my life...loved the first two, hated this third offering. As for the wii. Well, I had the usual phase of playing wii sports...then it gathered dust until I got house of the dead...then gathered more dust until S...