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by sparkes
Wed May 17, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 100 poll
Replies: 41
Views: 3819

I hate top 100 lists however they are compiled. Please no more t100 in print for a couple of years :)
by sparkes
Wed May 17, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favoutire gaming mags of yesteryear.
Replies: 122
Views: 8364

First The Home Computer Course The Advanced Home Computer Course Then Your Spectrum Then Crash Your Sinclair Sinclair User (if I couldn't afford all three SU was the one to Miss) Followed by The One (for a year or so, I think Edge replaced it in my line up) Super Play (early crash and peak YS in qua...
by sparkes
Wed May 17, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Attack of the clones
Replies: 19
Views: 2714

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Ocean used to do a lot of ripping-off of arcade games in its early days: Mr Wimpy would be a good game if it wasn't for the extra level ;-) Ocean also did pretty much the first offical conversion as well Hunchback, which had a few clones including hunchy and punchy (to confuse matters I think one v...
by sparkes
Wed May 17, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is it a class thing?
Replies: 31
Views: 2831

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I didnt think it was legal to rent games until the early 90's? Im sure Sega and Ninty made a big deal out of this at the time, it is memory based however I remember my dad joined a club operating out of a knackered little shop in a run down part of a near by town to rent spectrum games on tape. The...
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Matthew Smith/Jonathan Cauldwell Developer Diary
Replies: 25
Views: 4751

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Only if you find a developer willing to commit to it. =-) Check the latest issue - there's one in there. i am but an impoverished IT bod... won't have any money for at least a few more days. =-( That's good it's from two impovorished IT bods (and mentions a third) who write remakes for fun ;) you'l...
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone had any good bargains lately like this.
Replies: 22
Views: 2773

I would really love it if the guy who picked up the 1200 bargain could send me a copy of workbench so I can get the 1200 I bought for a couple of quid from a charity shop working. I have put a hard drive in it ready for installation but alas my bargain came with no disks. It was boxed though. I also...
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: retro neon signs
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

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C4 wrote:Retro Gaming lasts longer than lust!
But it's still nice you get laid once in while :) if you love gaming more than sex evolution is saying thanks but no thanks to your genes.
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: At which issue did you \"join\" Retro Gamer?
Replies: 64
Views: 7074

Issue One but I resented the fact I had to pay for a cd full of stuff when only about 2% of it was useful to me as a linux user. cover mounted games are so 1980's (or at least pre broadband britain)
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Matthew Smith/Jonathan Cauldwell Developer Diary
Replies: 25
Views: 4751

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Most parents knew of Manic Miner?! :lol: Yeah, right! My old man was a Manic Miner fan and brought me Jet Set Willy as soon as it came out so he could play it when I was in bed. Perhaps your folks just weren't as cool as ours ;-) Matt was an enigma the young guy who made it big and then turned his ...
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was your Arcade Hi-Score name?
Replies: 45
Views: 5015

Just as my name here is a contraction of my real life name my initials where used in the arcade. I was STP
by sparkes
Tue May 09, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 3D Ant Attack Remake
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

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Uncle wrote:
Well I was actually thinking of doing a remake of this recently
Hey why not make the follow up Zombie Zombie? Nobody has done that yet!
Now everyone is going to remake zombie zombie that's one of my possibles for the retro remakes comp ;)