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by NorthWay
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 463
Views: 29033

Re: Tracking lateness

Some kindergarden kid glued a drawing to the front of #204 and put it in my mailbox today, a very timely 27 days since the previous.
by NorthWay
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Scramble
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Scramble

I always thought it was extremely similar to Cosmic Avenger (or rather, the other way around), which I really liked on the ColecoVision (rented one a few times).
by NorthWay
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Got a question for a ZX Spectrum legend?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Got a question for a ZX Spectrum legend?

What did he do during then 16-bit era then?
by NorthWay
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 463
Views: 29033

Re: Tracking lateness

#203 double-jumped into my mailbox yesterday (30th) - a very swift 21 days since the previous (and thereby cut the slack from last time).
by NorthWay
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 463
Views: 29033

Re: Tracking lateness

And that was #202 across the finish line today (9th), arriving on a Thursday as common, though 5 weeks and 1 day after the previous...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 201
Replies: 40
Views: 3204

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 201

Loki: I'm still reading the magazine, but the article described very clearly why it would either bomb or see another price entirely. With 192K combined, screenmodes eating more memory than the Amiga/ST and subsequently the pixel art doing too, I'd expect it to need at least twice the ram if not at l...
by NorthWay
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Did he do cabinet art too?
Did anyone ever think Q*Bert was not swearing? How did that pass the "family-friendly" bar?
by NorthWay
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 463
Views: 29033

Re: Tracking lateness

Doing its best Father Christmas impression, #201 slid down the mailbox and was found by me today - a quick 26 days since the previous.
by NorthWay
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga musicians/C64 musicians
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Amiga musicians/C64 musicians

The Amiga had a much stronger demoscene where the musicians were big names. Jesper Kyd. Romeo Knight. And so many others I'm forgetting. They got much more memory available for their music and typically sounded that much better. They also didn't have to make something that would need to work togethe...
by NorthWay
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Gauntlet
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Gauntlet

This is an _amazing_ game. In some ways it kinda follows the sandbox style of emergent gameplay; you just plonk down some generators or monsters and throw in a number of obstacles and then it goes on to live its own life. And I was never really happy with the home computer versions (of which I had C...
by NorthWay
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 200
Replies: 60
Views: 5418

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 200

1975: The game was called "Moria" was it not? (EDIT: And I got it wrong myself ironically enough)
1979 November: Atari "400 or 800, the former sports a membrane keyboard" fixed that for you
by NorthWay
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 463
Views: 29033

Re: Tracking lateness

I was able to congratulate #200 yesterday (the 7th) - a perfect 4 weeks since the previous issue. Still tucked in the bag though as my reading pile is pretty well stocked at the moment.
by NorthWay
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Barry Leitch
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Why can't anyone do Gauntlet 3D properly like on the PS2/Arcade? Would you be in on a new spin on it? (It was Barry who did the original IIRC?)
by NorthWay
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 199
Replies: 24
Views: 2201

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

I noticed one of the Gauntlet screenshots credited to the C= 64 seemed much more probable to be for the Atari on reason of the colours in the status field.
by NorthWay
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 463
Views: 29033

Re: Tracking lateness

#199 decided to share the good Word(s) with me yesterday (10th), a paltry 24 days since the previous (carving back some of the slack of a 4-week cycle).