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by mrmessy
Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro Weather - Long Hot Summers
Replies: 19
Views: 3135

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Maybe with all this retro 70's hot weather going on, we might see the re-introduction to the pavements of the chalky white dog turds of old... That deserves a thread of it's own again. I'm not sure we got to the bottom (pun intended) of the origins of white dog poo in the old Retro Gamer forum (las...
by mrmessy
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro Weather - Long Hot Summers
Replies: 19
Views: 3135

Retro Weather - Long Hot Summers

This lovely long spell of hot weather we are having at the moment is exatly like ALL summers were like in the late 70's and early 80's!

Were summers really better in the days of 3 TV channels, or (as I suspect) is my memory deceiving me?
by mrmessy
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video Games on Saturday Morning TV
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re:

felgekarp wrote:Wasn't Starglider used on Get Mucky?
I think you are right. It sounds familliar. Wasn't that a section of 'Get Fresh' or something.
by mrmessy
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Hey Hey 16K
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re:

Opa-Opa wrote:Am I the only person who has never seen this before now then..?
Yes. (But it is great to see it again!)
by mrmessy
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video Games on Saturday Morning TV
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Video Games on Saturday Morning TV

I was thinking of when Starglider on the Atari ST was on a Saturday morning TV show the other day, but I cannot remember what the show was. I am pretty sure it was on the idiot channel (ITV). Anyone remember it? I recon that alone sold quite a few STs. It worked on me - I had a 'Summer Pack' in 1988...
by mrmessy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Very nice retro animation
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Great work! I'm hungry...
by mrmessy
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was your favored joystick on your 8 bit or 16 bit comp?
Replies: 37
Views: 4680

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Antiriad2097 wrote:Competition Pro 5000, preferably an old one with leaf switched fire buttons.
I agree. That is the type I had. Wasn't keen on the clicky micro switched fire buttons myself
by mrmessy
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was your favored joystick on your 8 bit or 16 bit comp?
Replies: 37
Views: 4680

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pottyboy wrote:I think Kempston were a small computer electronics company who did many add-ons for the home computers at the time. One of their add-ons was, of course, the kempston joystick adapter.
Thanks, you would think I would have known after 23 years of Speccy appreciation!
by mrmessy
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was your favored joystick on your 8 bit or 16 bit comp?
Replies: 37
Views: 4680

What was your favored joystick on your 8 bit or 16 bit comp?

Personally, after using, Quickshot 1, Quickshot 2, Quickshot 2 Turbo, Atari (rubber thing that came with my ST), Cheetah 125 (?) and something that was like a Competition Pro but with square yellow buttons...... .... my favorite was the Competition Pro . I used it mainly on my Amiga 500 as I recall....
by mrmessy
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 26
Replies: 84
Views: 9281

The path of my life was profoundly changed forever when my father bought my brother and I a 48K Spectrum in 1983. Simpler games seemed to generate far more excitement in those days, compared to the technically superior 16-bit games later on. So it's the 8-bits for me.
by mrmessy
Fri May 19, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How many hours a week do you play ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2334

It seems being married really does get in the way of gaming!

I only manage about 4 hrs a week on average.
by mrmessy
Wed May 17, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Come on Arsenal!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 5692

Re: Come on Arsenal!!!!

Submerge wrote:COME ON ARSENAL!!!!
Or as Stavros used to say:

" Up-a de Arse'! "
by mrmessy
Tue May 16, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello Everyone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re:

Demonblaze wrote:Is it Sensible Clay Pigeon Shooting?
I prefered Sensible World of Clay Pigeon Shooting myself.
by mrmessy
Tue May 16, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: eBay Spelling Errors
Replies: 3
Views: 388

I got a Thompson broadband modem for less than £3 (inc P&P) because it had been called a "moden"!

*rubs hands together and laughs like evil genius*
by mrmessy
Fri May 12, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betting on Eastenders / Friends
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Betting on Eastenders / Friends

Weekday evening? Bored? Forced to watch either of the two TV shows mentioned above? Yes? I sympathise. Why not spice the event up with a wager? Simply bet on the amount of times someone says "What's going on?" in Eastenders, or the amount of times someone says "Oh my God..." in Friends. That way you...