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by TheAlex
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields

Did you have to do much research in terms of watching childrens' programmes? Were you made aware of a bug in the Amstrad CPCs Sooty and Sweep where the game froze every time you entered the bathroom? How did you get the handling so perfect on Postman Pat's van? I played that game recently and it sti...
by TheAlex
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 964

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

I buy the magazine for the content, the cover for me isn't that important. People seem to put far too much weight on it when in reality I can't imagine they actually spend that much time looking at it. You don't know how 'sad' I am. :wink: I can look at a screenshot of Yoshi's Island anytime, which...
by TheAlex
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 964

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

I'm surprised the subscriber covers are still going given how much the negative feedback outweighs the positive on this forum. I much prefer (and love) the newsstand cover again this month: https://twitter.com/RetroGamer_Mag/status/1107617369604739072 (though the first replier to that Tweet prefers ...
by TheAlex
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game series that got progressively better
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Game series that got progressively better

I'll exclude handhelds as I didn't own any. Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, then Terranigma Mario Bros & World to Mario 64 (6-game run). The Secret of Monkey Island up to The Curse of Monkey Island. F-Zero to F-Zero GX. Smash Bros, probably from the start to the Switch version (once I realised I did...
by TheAlex
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

A friend has all of the current consoles. I haven't been to his place since he had a Switch, but pre-Switch we spent most time playing on the Wii U, which implies it was best for pick up and play multiplayer. I played Mario Kart on the Switch recently and (aside from the absence of the battle mode) ...
by TheAlex
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game series that got progressively better
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Game series that got progressively better

I'll exclude handhelds as I didn't own any. Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, then Terranigma Mario Bros & World to Mario 64 (6-game run). The Secret of Monkey Island up to The Curse of Monkey Island. F-Zero to F-Zero GX. Smash Bros, probably from the start to the Switch version (once I realised I didn...
by TheAlex
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1547

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I loved my Amstrad CPC and friends did too. A lot of Amstrad versions were better than the Spectrum equivalents. How many games did you have for your Amstrad? I had about 50 original games and maybe 400 copies. I can't say that I felt missing out having an Amstrad. A good RGB monitor, a fair select...
by TheAlex
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 192
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: From the forum: 192

It's a tough choice between Daley Thompson's Decathlon on the Amstrad and Wetrix on the N64. I'll go for Wetrix as I enjoyed playing it as recently as last year. It's the second best take on the Tetris formula (behind Tetris Attack on the SNES). Creating lakes to prevent your water meter filling up ...
by TheAlex
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1547

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I loved my Amstrad CPC and friends did too. A lot of Amstrad versions were better than the Spectrum equivalents.
by TheAlex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 47
Views: 1607

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

I was surprised by the f words too - it's not something I expected and hit the wrong side of balance in my opinion. If I had kids I would've considered Retro Gamer a "safe read" too - not that kids are the target market obviously. It's not like it's watering the magazine down by not including a few ...
by TheAlex
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 189
Replies: 23
Views: 1063

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 189

It was a nice surprise to see a feature on Space Station Silicon Valley.
by TheAlex
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RE: Free Subscription Incentives
Replies: 41
Views: 1637

Re: RE: Free Subscription Incentives

Dave300 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Hi, apologies if this is the wrong place to ask but has anyone received their 8bitDo yet?
Mine arrived about 6-7 weeks after I subscribed.
by TheAlex
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 184
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 184

As a returning subscriber (I unsubscribed when it was upped from 6 issues a year, I think), this is an issue I wouldn't have bought, as none of the main features are games I'm interested in. Despite that, I did enjoy reading some of them, especially The Oregon Trail game (which I wasn't aware of). O...
by TheAlex
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriber Covers
Replies: 60
Views: 2018

Re: Subscriber Covers

I don't like being negative about a magazine I generally enjoy, but (now I'm actually a subscriber again) the Daytona subscriber cover is the worst so far. The regular news stand cover looks great.
by TheAlex
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RE: Free Subscription Incentives
Replies: 41
Views: 1637

Re: RE: Free Subscription Incentives

Hi, I have also been a subscriber for a long time and I have a rolling direct debit subscription where I don't have to keep renewing. Am I able to also get the controller and still keep this self renewing direct debit I have set up? Yes. I've just received this month's issue and there's a full page...