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by gary_m_walton
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Retro Gamer On-Line index (searchable) suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Retro Gamer On-Line index (searchable) suggestion

Fantastic jdanddiet - I'll check it out!
by gary_m_walton
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Retro Gamer On-Line index (searchable) suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Retro Gamer On-Line index (searchable) suggestion

I think it would be a good idea to have an on-line index for retro gamer articles. For example, suppose I want to find all issues which featured Galaxian or perhaps Wonderboy. This index could be searched and the appropriate issues that refer to a particular game displayed. I often remember a game t...
by gary_m_walton
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1218

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

@Clockwork Hippo. That would be cool. The gameplay is most unusual. Defend the energy blocks at the bottom of the screen. You need these for bullets - but the aliens will try to steal them. When you get hit, you lose 4 blocks. So you need at least 5 to continue playing. There are no 'lives' as such....
by gary_m_walton
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1218

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

I would definitely include Alien Swarm on the 8-bit Atari. Truly one of the most under-rated Galaxian-style games ever.
The game play just gets better and more inventive as you progress. Easily an arcade game as-is and be nice a see a new PC version.
by gary_m_walton
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Paul Woakes tribute
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Paul Woakes tribute

I never realized Paul passed away 15th July 2017 - I thought it was only recently. I guess it shows what a very private person he was ....

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2878457
by gary_m_walton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?
Replies: 14
Views: 348

Re: What's your favourite Universal arcade game?

Actually Do Run Run was a *superb* game and, to me is the true spiritual successor to Mr Do. It's one of my favourite games (along with Mr Do of course!). There are plenty of gameplay options and it's simply fun to play. I found Mr Do's castle a little too hard, personally. However, don't dismiss Mr...
by gary_m_walton
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Paul Woakes tribute
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Paul Woakes tribute

I was very saddened to hear of the death of Paul Woakes. I probably knew Paul better than most so here's my little story. Most people first met Paul at the Atari B.U.G (Birmingham User Group) club in the early 80's which is where I first got to know him. He used to come to quite a lot of the meeting...
by gary_m_walton
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Atari 8-bit computers launch preview, Birmingham UK, 1980/1?
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Atari 8-bit computers launch preview, Birmingham UK, 1980/1?

Hi, Okay, so this really is a long shot! Before the launch of the Atari 8-bit computers in the UK, Atari did some demo's around the country to get interest going. Well, at least Birmingham but am assuming these went on elsewhere .... I went to the Birmingham one and came away very impressed and I bo...
by gary_m_walton
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Pit, Zilec
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: The Pit, Zilec

Hi,

Mayhem is correct. It has all of the official copyright notices etc.

There is an entry on http://www.lemon64.com

I disagree with some of the comments on that site that it was a 'crap' game. I really enjoyed it and used to play it at a local cafe. Each to their own, I guess.

Cheers
by gary_m_walton
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Pit, Zilec
Replies: 4
Views: 206

The Pit, Zilec

Hi, Going through some of my old Commodore 64 games and came across 'The Pit". I knew that I had seen an article in RG so I tracked it down (issue 85). It stated that there was no home conversion. This is not true. It was released by HesWare and converted by Bill Huberich and copyrighted 1983. I eve...
by gary_m_walton
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Forgotten games that never made it out of the arcade !
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Forgotten games that never made it out of the arcade !

In response to the previous thread, here are some games that just seemed to die a death. What prompted this was an arcade in Tottenham Court Rd, London, England - think it was Electrocoin?? In the early 80's this was a fantastic place to see prototype games. Presumably, a good response here would me...
by gary_m_walton
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Permanent list of retro games/Compilations
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

also, how about: PS2 1945 1 & 2 The arcade game Strikers 1945 Crazy Taxi Gradius III and IV Gunbird Special edition Gotleib Pinball hall of fame Psyvariar R-type final Silpheed - The lost planet Sonic mega collection plus Space Invaders Anniversary Steel Dragon EX Virtua Cop Elite Edition XII Stag P...
by gary_m_walton
Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Permanent list of retro games/Compilations
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

Permanent list of retro games/Compilations

Browsing through my local woolies yesterday, came across a game that I'd never heard of. Although, perhaps not strictly retro, it was of interest to me and maybe others. It was Castle Of Shikigami - a Taito shooter (they were out of stock, bummer ). It then struck me that perhaps there are other gam...
by gary_m_walton
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Better, more in-depth, Retro reviews please.
Replies: 19
Views: 3063

Thanks for all the replies, everyone. I agree with may of the comments. I personally don't believe that there are *that* many retro compilations coming out compared to say XBOX and PS2 games. After all, our hobby is quite niche, and that they therefore warranted a bit more space than the corner of t...
by gary_m_walton
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Better, more in-depth, Retro reviews please.
Replies: 19
Views: 3063

Better, more in-depth, Retro reviews please.

Firstly, great mag and I have taken a chance and subscribed. I did that shortly before you disappeared and therefore slightly wary second time around. However, I have faith in you! Down to business. Re-reading one of your recent issues, I came across the Tecmo review. This was confined to a portion ...