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by russgalleywood
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which 8-bit homecomputer was the best one?
Replies: 41
Views: 1073

Sord M5, nuff said ;)

BBC Master, if for nothing else then for the improved versions of Elite it could play.
by russgalleywood
Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Name the BBC game
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Hi Guys, it definitely sounds like Starship Command. Your ship changed each level if you reached a certain score I seem to remember. The second or third ship you got to use looked just like the Enterprise. Incidentally on a BBC theme, I stumbled across this interesting article on Elite and Braben/Be...
by russgalleywood
Wed May 14, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A truly modern Elite...?
Replies: 13
Views: 726

I was also put off slightly by the 1gig download! I will have a go at it when I find a moment though because I have never yet found a game that came close to Elite, X2 is good but just didn't quite do it for me. I think Privateer 2 probably came closest and Oolite is a pretty good enhancement of Eli...
by russgalleywood
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The C64 games have finally hit the VC!
Replies: 56
Views: 2346

Thanks, mind you, if it's not like the original as others seem to be saying then I'll think about it. To be honest the Xarcade is fantastic but to heavy and large for a quick game! I would highly recommend one though for Mame play, just doesn't feel quite right for Beeb games though :) none are as a...
by russgalleywood
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The C64 games have finally hit the VC!
Replies: 56
Views: 2346

plus having to play games with a pad Why not just use the Wii arcade stick? Or a Cube one? Or even a PS1/2 one via a PS to GC adapter? Lots of options for sticks on Wii. none are as authentic as a Competition Pro You're right there, best joystick made I think, Zipstick also good though! :D I have a...
by russgalleywood
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who remembers Special Reserve?
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Yeah, the 'pay up front' bit was a good thing for Special Reserve. I joined in the late 80's and some of the games would be a little as half price so I thought the initial payment to get such cheap games was good value. Unfortunately, when they opened the shops and started producing the 'glossy' loo...
by russgalleywood
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which has the most influence on YOU?
Replies: 34
Views: 1204

SirClive wrote:
russgalleywood wrote:Why is 'Yorkshire Tea' not up there?
:)
Because it is a poor imitation of good tea.
Hold me back someone, I'm gonna 'lump im' !!

:P
by russgalleywood
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which has the most influence on YOU?
Replies: 34
Views: 1204

Why is 'Yorkshire Tea' not up there?
:)
by russgalleywood
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rarest game you own?
Replies: 107
Views: 5416

One other thing I have that I'm not sure is rare. It's Myth by Rainbird, a later game in the Magnetic Scrolls series of text adventures. It may have been released properly but I got the Amiga version when I joined Special Reserve, a popular Essex game selling members club of the early 90's and it ju...
by russgalleywood
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So who else loves Might & Magic?
Replies: 13
Views: 380

I have just bought Heroes Of Might & Magic on the cheap so I can play when I can't access my proper PC and can only use the laptop. Heres hoping that I will find it a very interesting & engrossing game. I have been playing Heroes of Might & Magic through all it's incarnations for many years! In fac...
by russgalleywood
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rarest game you own?
Replies: 107
Views: 5416

I have the Amiga game Moonstone (no idea where I got it from and have never played it!). I believe it's quite rare but I doubt I'll ever get around to putting it on Ebay! I have a few of the old Speccy cartridges (Jetpac, Horace & the Spiders) Got a strange old 5.25 Amstrad CPC disk with Bruce Lee, ...
by russgalleywood
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most beautiful game you ever played?
Replies: 139
Views: 7560

Re: What's the most beautiful game you ever played?

I think for me at the moment it has to be Homeworld 2. / Ducks for cover from Nintendo fanboys! in I agree about Homeworld (original version though), an amazing cinematic experience, helped by the epic background music too. Oblivion is amazing to look at and having just got my Xbox360, the Bioshock...
by russgalleywood
Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback FOR ISSUE 47
Replies: 271
Views: 23799

Well done on the Elite article Guys! You could easily have chickened out of spending that many pages on it to avoid upsetting non-Elite fans but didn't, so good on you! Haven't read the rest of the mag much yet but even if all the other pages were just a tribute to the Mario Bros franchise of games ...
by russgalleywood
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 2008 Wish List! What would you like to see??
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Star Control 1 or 2, Puzzle Bobble and Bubble Bobble on Xbox Live!

Some better Wii games that aren't just cheap 'cash-ins' on existing franchises
;)
by russgalleywood
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11673
Views: 501678

Is it 'Super Synchronised Swimming Simulator'?

The young fellow in the foreground appears to be wearing a green bathing cap!
:)