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by Boulder
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer 168
Replies: 68
Views: 2336

Re: Retro Gamer 168

Probably would have been a nice issue, but if approximately one third of the pages are unreadable unless you have a bright light and tilt your head or magazine to be able to read the mess, it's not worth trying. There were some places where the left page was a mess and the right page perfectly reada...
by Boulder
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Suddenly having problems receiving new issues! :(
Replies: 36
Views: 1512

Re: Suddenly having problems receiving new issues! :(

I'm waiting for #168, usually the magazine ends up in my mailbox about a week after it's out in the UK. Regular mail takes 4-5 days so I'd say that 3 weeks is already a long time.
by Boulder
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your go-to 16-bit game
Replies: 37
Views: 956

Re: Your go-to 16-bit game

Dungeon Master
Railroad Tycoon
Pirates!
by Boulder
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: The Missing Retro Gamer features
Replies: 441
Views: 29328

Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

What about a feature on the MechWarrior series? The last game is more than 15 years old now, the games should be retro enough and the series was overall very good. On my to-do list :D How about extending this to the whole BattleTech universe? I have fond memories of The Crescent Hawk's Inception ev...
by Boulder
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 160
Replies: 56
Views: 2105

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 160

The size of text and the colour combinations are troublesome. I'd rather have simpler layouts and larger text with more sympathetic colour choices too. It's a shame as it can get in the way of content sometimes. We do look into this, but we get so few complaints that it's unlikely to change. You'll...
by Boulder
Sat May 28, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that have made you cry
Replies: 30
Views: 610

Re: Games that have made you cry

At the end of Grim Fandango. Only time ever, and it surprised me. But then I realised wow.. the writing was amazing in this game, just superb. Great question! Grim Fandango was great. I never cried but felt quite emotional during Lola's death scene. Planescape: Torment was quite touching at times. ...
by Boulder
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quirky Commodore 64 games
Replies: 51
Views: 1243

Re: Quirky Commodore 64 games

"Psi-5 Trading Co" and "Empire!"

Have they ever featured in RG?
by Boulder
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wanted: Memories of Bubble Bus Software
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Wanted: Memories of Bubble Bus Software

I have fond memories of the game "Hustler". It was one of the first games (if not the first if you leave the two bundled cartridges out) we bought for our C64 back in 1983. Not a great game but I still remember playing it quite a lot.
by Boulder
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Fighting Fantasy
Replies: 286
Views: 24171

Re: Fighting Fantasy

I just picked it up at the local post office and checked the contents. Everything's intact and apart from the box itself, it looks almost new :D I've seen these cost 30-40 euros and they've sometimes not even been complete so this was a very lucky strike at that price.. I'll have to try and get the ...
by Boulder
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Fighting Fantasy
Replies: 286
Views: 24171

Re: Fighting Fantasy

I should also get my Christmas present to myself tomorrow, the tabletop version of Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Cost me 10 euros + p&p so it was a steal if it's in good condition with everything intact as promised. Can I come round to your house to play? :) Anytime, just bring lots of beer and cris...
by Boulder
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Fighting Fantasy
Replies: 286
Views: 24171

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Tin Man Games has provided the Humble Bundle links to the Kickstarter backers who pledged to get the older games as well. I have quickly tested Forest of Doom earlier and it felt nice, so maybe I'll give the games a go during the holidays. I should also get my Christmas present to myself tomorrow, t...
by Boulder
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Fighting Fantasy
Replies: 286
Views: 24171

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Backed immediately!

Too bad that I've missed many interesting Kickstarters. Is there some list of new projects available? It might be useful to take a look from time to time.
by Boulder
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 145
Replies: 49
Views: 2984

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 145

The Bruce Lee article was a nice one, I liked it, also The Bard's Tale one was good. I never knew that there were so many problems with the creation of the series. I do recall playing the first game on the C64 on a cassette..talk about a major pain in the butt there :x Did you notice that Andrew Bra...
by Boulder
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 143
Replies: 48
Views: 2350

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 143

I have to confess: I had never ever heard of Repton :oops: A small note regarding the Max Payne article: the real name of the writer is Sami Järvi (a rather direct translation to English is Sam Lake, though). In addition to writing the story, he lent his looks to the first Max Payne incarnation. He ...
by Boulder
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pirate games. Yarr!
Replies: 38
Views: 667

Re: Pirate games. Yarr!

By the way, which special skills did you choose in the beginning? I always chose skill at medicine to keep on playing as long as possible with the same character.