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by seanmcmanus
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo DS Browser
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Nintendo DS Browser

Anyone else got Nintendo DS Browser? I love it. If anyone's got recommendations for good sites to add to my portal, let me know. I've built a site especially for the Nintendo DS and I'll be linking to other sites that work well on it.

My NDS site is at:
www.sean.co.uk/nds/

Sean
by seanmcmanus
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do I need a DS Lite?
Replies: 32
Views: 3490

It's good if you're already interested in ambient music. But I agree that it won't do much for you if you're not.
by seanmcmanus
Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do I need a DS Lite?
Replies: 32
Views: 3490

Just got to step in and warn you not to buy anything from Tesco's £10 offer. They advertised loads of stuff in December at £10 and couldn't deliver on it. I got an email every three days with a new despatch date for about two months, before they emailed to tell me I'd cancelled the order, when I h...
by seanmcmanus
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Help make Retro Gamer better
Replies: 260
Views: 25687

I'd like to see more news coverage, including homebrew. There is loads going on in the retro scene. Even if there was 300 words on each of the major machines listed on the cover, with URLs for more info, that would be a massive improvement.
by seanmcmanus
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are retro games better value for money?
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

I think it's a time and money thing. When you're a kid, you had time to play games to death and limited money so you couldn't just keep buying new ones. Nowadays, you can afford more games and don't have time to play them as much as you used to. The games development has changed to reflect the marke...
by seanmcmanus
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Story idea: Berzerk
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Thanks for posting that MAME guide. I want to play it again now, and hear the speech reverberate from the cabinet!

Sean
by seanmcmanus
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Story idea: Berzerk
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Thanks, Craig.

I'll take another look at that issue.

How about a piece about Get Dexter, then? I think it was only ever on the CPC, but it really pushed the machine and brought great humour to the isometric adventure.

Sean
by seanmcmanus
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game On - Game Over
Replies: 25
Views: 2375

I went to the exhibition twice, once in October and once during a weekday the week before it closed. Some of the problems you cite are down to you going at the last minute. In October everything worked just fine, unlike just before closure. I agree though that if they're going to keep taking money t...
by seanmcmanus
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Story idea: Berzerk
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Story idea: Berzerk

Hello I went to the Game On exhibition for the second time just before it moved out of London and spent quite a bit of time with an arcade machine called Berzerk, which I had never seen before. It's a game where you move a robot through a crude flick screen maze (2D, seen from overhead), shooting at...
by seanmcmanus
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Favourite Retro Era
Replies: 42
Views: 4792

Definitely 8-bit and then arcade. I've got virtually no interest in 16bit. I'm pleased to see some 8bit content in the mag again - it was all getting a bit 16bit for me. It's not just about old games - it's about games making innovative use of primitive technology. The 16bits aren't that big a stret...
by seanmcmanus
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 32
Replies: 110
Views: 11805

Christmas 1984 was a stunner. My brother and I got an Amstrad CPC464. It was completely unexpected - we hadn't even imagined we might get a computer. I think everyone in our street went to bed with the chiming music from Roland on the Ropes going through their head. I'm sure our parents did. My Mum ...
by seanmcmanus
Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Allstars Volume 1
Replies: 32
Views: 2671

Is there a complete list of games on the Spectrum CD? Did I miss that? I went to the Retrotrader site but couldn't find it there either.
by seanmcmanus
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Happy subscriber. :)
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

I'm happy with the sub too. Don't think I would have kept buying the mag at full price, but at subs price it makes sense. And since the sub is short term, my exposure is limited to a maximum of £15 and an average of £7.50 if it goes tits up again.
by seanmcmanus
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lazy Jones (Commodore)
Replies: 14
Views: 1300

Oh, okay. I'll retract my request for a Lazy Jones copy then. Shame, since it was the only way I'd get to play it. I don't own a C64, and I don't know anyone else who does either. I don't really know my way around the C64 community either, since it's not my machine of choice. Perhaps I'll root aroun...
by seanmcmanus
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lazy Jones (Commodore)
Replies: 14
Views: 1300

Lazy Jones (Commodore)

Hello I was interested in the piece about Lazy Jones in the latest issue. I'm more of an Amstrad man than Commodore, but I'm intrigued enough by this write-up to seek guidance on how I can play this. Is there a good Commodore emulator you can recommend, and a place where I can get a snapshot of this...